Education

Ingraham: Defund Schools That Don’t Reopen At Once

“I’ve got plenty of ideas. You could save taxpayers $246 billion by canceling unemployment benefits that even the CBO is warning could result in more joblessness. How about this? No funds for schools that do not reopen immediately. Period. My sincerest apologies, President Biden, that we didn’t have time to go through the entire bill but those Ingraham Angle cuts …

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CDC Issues New Guidelines On Reopening Schools

The Wall Street Journal reports: Federal health and education officials urged the nation’s elementary and secondary schools on Friday to reopen safely as soon as possible, saying they can operate by strictly adhering to safety precautions to reduce the risk of Covid-19 transmission in classrooms and in their communities. In new guidelines for schools, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control …

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Biden To Tap Miguel Cardona As Education Secretary

The New York Times reports: President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. is expected to nominate Miguel A. Cardona, Connecticut’s education commissioner, to serve as his education secretary, tapping a Latino to be the nation’s highest education policymaker, according to two officials familiar with his plans. Dr. Cardona, if confirmed by the Senate, would be tasked with bringing the elementary, secondary and …

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DeVos To Career Staffers: “Be The Resistance” To Biden

Politico reports: Education Secretary Betsy DeVos urged career employees at the Education Department on Tuesday to “be the resistance” when the Biden administration comes into power next month. During a department-wide virtual meeting to discuss the shift to the new administration, DeVos acknowledged that most of the agency’s thousands of career employees “will be here through the coming transition and …

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De Blasio: No More Snow Days For NYC Students

The New York Daily News reports: In what could prove to be the most controversial statement of his tenure, Mayor de Blasio declared Tuesday that snow days for New York City school kids are a thing of the past. Students taking in-person classes can blame that cold, cold new reality on remote learning, which has become necessary and almost universal …

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De Blasio Sorry For Lack Of Plan To Reopen Schools

Gothamist reports: As parents wait to hear from the city and state over when public schools will reopen amid a surge in COVID-19 cases, Mayor Bill de Blasio issued a mea culpa at a news conference on Wednesday, admitting he should have crafted a reopening redux plan before shutting down the entire school system last week. De Blasio said he …

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NYC Schools To Re-Close As City Hits Positivity Marker

The New York Times reports: New York City’s entire public school system will shutter on Thursday, Chancellor Richard A. Carranza wrote in an email to school principals, in a worrisome signal that a second wave of the coronavirus has arrived. Schools have been open for in-person instruction for just under eight weeks. The shutdown — which was prompted by the …

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De Blasio Warns NYC Schools On Verge Of Closing

AM New York reports: New York City parents should prepare for school closures due to a citywide spike in COVID-19 cases as early as Monday, Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Friday. For weeks, the number of new cases of the virus has been steadily increasing across the five boroughs pushing the city’s overall positivity rate closer to the de …

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School Attended By Barrett Kids Reports COVID Cases

The New York Times reports: A school attended by some of the children of Amy Coney Barrett, the Supreme Court nominee who brought her family to a Rose Garden celebration at the White House on Sept. 26, notified parents on Thursday that one teacher and two high school students had tested positive for the coronavirus. The outbreak at Trinity School, …

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Cuomo To Close Schools In New York City Hot Spots

CNBC reports: New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday ordered schools in certain New York City neighborhoods closed within a day in an attempt to halt flare-ups of the coronavirus. The governor took the action a day after the city’s mayor, Bill de Blasio, asked the state for permission to reinstate restrictions schools and businesses in nine ZIP codes in …

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NY Student Gets One-Year Suspension For Trespassing After Defying Orders To Say Home For Remote Lessons

The New York Daily News reports: A Long Island student has been suspended for a year after repeatedly defying his school’s remote learning schedule, insisting that classes should always be held in person — even during a pandemic. Maverick Stow, a senior at William Floyd High School in Mastic Beach, will not be allowed on school grounds for any “school-sponsored …

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Teacher Strike Threat Delays Opening Of NYC Schools

The New York Daily News reports: The scheduled start of in-person learning at city schools has been pushed back, from Sept. 10 to Sept. 21, Mayor de Blasio said Tuesday. Sept. 10-15 “will be devoted to preparation” by school staff, he said at a press conference. Sept. 16-18 will provide a “transitional period” for the school year in which online …

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FL Claims COVID Numbers In Schools Are “Confidential”

Jacksonville’s NBC News affiliate reports: After the first full week of classes in Duval County, school officials say they are still counting how many teachers and students test positive for the novel coronavirus. But, the district said, it can’t share those numbers. The Duval County Health Department told Duval County Public Schools (DCPS) officials Tuesday they needed to get permission …

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Lori Loughlin Gets Two Months In Admissions Scandal

Yahoo News reports: On Friday, Lori Loughlin was sentenced to two months in prison after pleading guilty earlier this year to federal charges connected to the college admissions cheating scandal. U.S. District Judge Nathaniel Gorton accepted Loughlin’s plea agreement. The 56-year-old “Full House” star will have to pay a $150,000 fine and complete 100 hours of community service. She will …

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MISSISSIPPI: Thousands Of Students And Teachers Told To Quarantine As Hundreds Test Positive For COVID-19

The Mississippi Free Press reports: Even as public schools across Mississippi reported hundreds of new COVID-19 cases among students and teachers, dozens more schools opened up today. In Hinds County, Gov. Tate Reeves arrived for his press conference today and immediately launched into a discussion of the latest news. After the governor was done with his initial remarks, around 10 …

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DOJ: Yale Discriminated Against Whites And Asians

CBNC reports: Yale University’s undergraduate admissions process “illegally discriminates” against White and Asian students, the Department of Justice said Thursday. A two-year investigation into the Ivy League school found that “race is the determinative factor in hundreds of admissions decisions each year,” in violation of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the DOJ said in a press …

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97,000 Kids Tested COVID+ In Last Two Weeks Of July

The Washington Post reports: More than 97,000 U.S. children tested positive for the coronavirus in the last two weeks of July, more than a quarter of the total number of children diagnosed nationwide since March, according to data from the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Children’s Hospital Association. The report cited data from 49 states, New York City, Washington, …

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Nine COVID Cases Reported At Georgia School After Photos Showing Crowded Hallways Went Viral [VIDEO]

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports: The Paulding County high school that became infamous for hallways crowded with unmasked students reported a half-dozen students and three staffers in the school with COVID-19, the school district told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Saturday. “At this time, we know there were six students and three staff members who were in school for at least some time …

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Cuomo: All New York State Schools Can Open In Fall

ABC New York reports: Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that schools in New York state can reopen in the fall. He said that every school district in every region is reauthorized to reopen. He added that they will continue to monitor the infection rate leading up to the first day of school. “It is just great news,” Cuomo said. “We are …

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Indiana Student Tests Positive On First Day Of Class

The New York Times reports: One of the first school districts in the country to reopen its doors during the coronavirus pandemic did not even make it a day before being forced to grapple with the issue facing every system actively trying to get students into classrooms: What happens when someone comes to school infected? Just hours into the first …

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