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Biden rolls out his plan to reopen schools

CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Even as cases of coronavirus rise, restoring in-person education is a top priority for the Biden administration. On his first full day in office, President Joe Biden used his executive powers to direct the Departments of Education and Health and Human Services to......

This proud United Federation of Teachers member says it’s time to reopen all schools full-time

J. Bryan McGeever I’m a proud union member, and I want to teach At first, it looked to be an interesting footnote to a ­long career as a New York City public-school teacher. Due to a shortage of teachers created by health accommodations, I was “redeployed” from my regular school......

Whitmer unveils $5.6B recovery plan targeted at schools, businesses

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Detroit News – For more and to sign up click here Lansing — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer unveiled Tuesday a wide-ranging, $5.6 billion COVID recovery plan that features $2 billion for schools, $225 million for economic development programs, and an extension of unemployment benefits. The Democratic governor announcedthe proposal during a press conference, setting up a......

West Virginia teachers union seeks to halt school reopening plan

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here A West Virginia teachers’ union is planning to take legal action to halt Gov. Jim Justice’s plan to reopen all elementary and middle schools for in-person schooling five days a week. According to the West Virginia American Federation of......

Malawi to close schools, make bars shut early to curb pandemic

Malawi’s President Lazarus Chakwera is sworn in in Lilongwe, Malawi, July 6, 2020. REUTERS/Eldson Chagara/File Photo BLANTYRE (Reuters) – Malawi’s schools are to shut for at least 15 days, and all bars must close at 8 p.m., under new coronavirus restrictions announced by President Lazarus Chakwera in a television address......

Schools open, businesses closed as Portugal enters new lockdown

LISBON (Reuters) – Portugal began the first day of a new lockdown on Friday with businesses closed and most people confined to their homes, although parents were able to take their children to school. Schools will remain open this time around, but some parents were nervous about the decision, which......

Former Cleveland Schools Occupational Therapist Charged in Connection to Capitol Riot

Thursday, January 14, 2021 Former Cleveland Schools Occupational Therapist Charged in Connection to Capitol Riot Posted By Vince Grzegorek vgrzegorek@clevescene.com> on Thu, Jan 14, 2021 at 12:25 PM click to enlarge Christine Priola, the former CMSD employee who was captured on tape by a Getty photographer on the floor of......

What we know about the spread of Covid among children — and whether shutting schools reduces the risk

CNBC – For more and to sign up click here An unused classroom at Karl Marx secondary school in Saxony-Anhalt, Gardelegen, in Germany. Due to the still comparatively tense Covid-19 situation, stricter rules apply in Saxony-Anhalt as well as nationwide. Schools are to remain in emergency operation until at least......

Meagre lockdown food parcels for English school children provoke outcry

LONDON (Reuters) – Shared images of meagre food packages supplied to children by schools during England’s COVID-19 lockdown prompted an outcry on Tuesday and led the government to warn private suppliers to raise their standards. FILE PHOTO: Food parcels for families that received free school meal vouchers during previous lockdowns......

With educators getting COVID-19 vaccine, it’s time to open schools

Robby Soave Vaccinations for teachers, which began on Monday, mean there’s no argument left for closing down schools. Many elementary classrooms reopened full time in December, and they should stay that way. The rest of the education system must follow suit: no more lame excuses. The case for continuing to......

Joe Biden is set to pull America’s schools far to the left

Max Eden Education reformers breathed a sigh of relief when it became clear that President-elect Joe Biden wouldn’t tap a teachers-union leader as his secretary of education, contrary to the post-election rumor mill. Instead, Biden nominated Connecticut Education Commissioner Miguel Cardona. Compared to teachers-union leaders, Cardona appears moderate. But Biden’s......

Parents Worry About Academic Achievement and Mental Health in Pandemic-Era Schools

 GRAY, Tenn. – Jan. 5, 2021 – — As schools nationwide continue to struggle with service delivery amid the resurgence of the virus spread, parents are left wondering about the long-term effects on their children’s academic achievement and mental health. Not-for-profit research-based NWEA (formerly known as the Northwest Evaluation Association)......

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