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MASSENA – The Food Research & Action Center, a national nonprofit organization working to eradicate poverty-related hunger and undernutrition in the United States, has joined other officials in calling for free meals for all students be extended to the 2022-23 school year. As it stands, school districts would no longer be able to serve free …

There is no school today in the Minneapolis School District, after months of negotiations that did not result in a collective agreement between Minneapolis public schools and educators’ unions. The issues for the union are higher wages, smaller class sizes and mental health support in the district. The Minneapolis Public School District responded that there …

SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — Earlier in the week, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced California would be lifting its mask mandate for K-12 schools across the state — effective March 12. California mask mandates lifted for schools, unvaccinated However, cities and counties are allowed to mandate masks for schools in their respective area, which will override the …

February 26 – A new police chief has taken over the St. Elmo Police Department. St. Elmo Police Chief Jeremy Scruggs now oversees a department consisting of two patrol officers and four part-time police officers. “We moved into town Feb. 6 and I started work Feb. 7,” Scruggs said. Scruggs, his 22-year-old wife Lacey and …

Like many school districts in the region and across the country, Hillsborough County is facing a shortage of bus drivers. Currently, the county is about 130 drivers short. District officials hope a pay rise will attract new drivers. School Superintendent Addison Davis announced at a press conference on Wednesday that he is asking the school …

HARRISBURG — With a single sentence slipped 15 pages into an otherwise dry budget report on the state Department of Education, an independent tax watchdog has embarked on a heated and deeply politicized debate about the links between funding schools and student performance. In a section of the report analyzing the relationship between …

RALEIGH, NC (WTVD) — Here’s the latest news and information about COVID-19 and COVID-19 vaccines. 4:50 p.m.The Johnston County School Board voted to make face coverings optional for students, staff and school visitors without stipulations. The policy change will take effect on February 21. The board voted Monday in a special session virtual meeting. Students …

Schools “We don’t have the luxury of being able to waste time.” Boston Public Schools Superintendent Brenda Cassellius (left) and Mayor Michelle Wu speak outside Brighton High School last week. Lane Turner / Globe Staff Departing Boston Schools superintendent: ‘Nothing is pushing me out’ Boston Public Schools Superintendent Brenda Cassellius to step down in June …

Many South Carolina K-12 virtual public school programs suffer from high failure rates. The problems have become so acute that Horry County School District, the third-largest school district in the state, announced at a January 25 board meeting that it was considering ending its virtual program after that about half of his students failed at …

WASHINGTON, February 7, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — ILO Group, a women-founded national education strategy and policy firm, today released new analysis on the COVID-19 pandemic that showed significant turnover among superintendents school districts, as well as a dramatic and growing gender gap in district leadership across the United States The new data focuses on the 500 …

After more than four hours of discussion, Novato Unified School District administrators agreed to $4 million in budget cuts, including at least 30 teacher layoffs. The layoffs and other cuts are seen as crucial to aligning with a drop in student enrollment, eliminating deficit spending and refining an organizational structure that hasn’t been streamlined in …

U.S. District Chief Judge D. Price Marshall Jr. announced Thursday that he is ending the appointment of Margie Powell as expert court judge in a Pulaski County federal school desegregation lawsuit, in from Tuesday. The announcement is the latest indicator that the 39-year-old lawsuit is coming to an end after hitting every aspect of the …

Related video: Governor Ducey’s refusal to subsidize school districts with mask mandates sparks controversy Two Phoenix-area school districts reportedly won’t receive a federal grant, after Gov. Doug Ducey’s office determined they weren’t in compliance with state law and therefore weren’t not eligible for cash. (Report dated October 15, 2021) PHOENIX – Arizona Governor Doug Ducey …

SYRACUSE — As officials at the Upstate New York Poison Control Center are encouraged to see distribution of in-home Covid-19 test kits to local school districts and free distribution across the country through the Postal Service of the United States, the Poison Control Center reminds all families to remember to use proper safety techniques when …

article DALLAS – Three other North Texas school districts are temporarily closing due to COVID-related staffing shortages. All schools in Grapevine-Colleyville ISD, Weatherford ISD and Lake Worth ISD are closed for the remainder of the week. Administrators said classes were halted because too many people were sick with COVID-19. In the Grapevine-Colleyville School District, more …

Wealthy with federal government cash and previous tax hikes on the wealthy, Governor Kathy Hochul has proposed to increase funding for charter schools in the Big Apple by 4.7% and expand authority of Mayor Eric Adams to control New York’s public education system for the duration of his first term. The boost will increase charter …

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Attorney General Eric Schmitt will file lawsuits against several School districts who enforce mask mandates and quarantine orders, his office said. Republican Attorney General sent cease and desist letters to more than 50 schools in December, ordering them to stop Mandates COVID-19 which may have been canceled by a recent court …

Districts get creative with substitute teachers (WXOW) – A coronavirus powered by a fast-spreading Omicron variant and common winter illnesses are taxing many Coulee-area schools, leading to staffing shortages. School districts have had to get creative with managing current staff to fill as many vacancies as possible to keep schools safe and open to educate …

Vermont reporters are providing a summary of key takeaways on the coronavirus, the agreement between union officials and lawmakers on pension reform and more for Tuesday, January 11. Want the daily VPR news in podcast form? Get up and running in less than 15 minutes with Frequency every morning of the week. How about an …

The Hot Springs School District said Monday that the Main Street Visual & Performing Arts Magnet School will switch to AMI Virtual Days today and Wednesday, citing a “large number” of positive COVID-19 cases among students and members of the staff. The school building will be closed to students and all work will take place …

MOUNATIN GROVE, Mo. (KY3) – Dozens of school districts around the Ozarks closed schools Friday in winter weather, but some are going even further to make it official. The Mountain Grove School District got creative with its “no school” announcement Thursday night. Mountain Grove Superintendent Jim Dickey played the piano to the tune of Neil …

The Berkeley Unified School District, or BUSD, saw 62 teachers and 53 classified staff absent from school on Wednesday due to the isolation of COVID-19. The high number of absences is a trend that started Monday and continues today, according to BUSD spokeswoman Trish McDermott. She added that the school district had also processed 25 …

The labor shortage has hit the Jordan School District to start the new calendar year. Authorities say more than a dozen school bus drivers did not come to work on Monday, forcing many students to wait. District officials say they have faced a year-round shortage of school bus drivers, as have other school districts across …

The Education Department has launched a COVID-19 command center to improve communication between school districts and principals to minimize infections and prevent school closures, the mayor said Monday morning. Eric Adams and Chancellor of Schools David Banks. During an appearance in the Bronx, Adams said the command center would be in operation to combat the …

A winter storm containing heavy snowfall was expected to batter the District of Columbia, northern Virginia and central Maryland overnight, bringing at least 3-7 inches of snow to the area until Monday after -midday. The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning for the area from 1 a.m. to 4 p.m. EST Monday. Wind …

A handful of school districts in the region plan to switch to virtual learning when the school year resumes next week, as cases of the coronavirus, fueled by the highly transmissible variant of omicron, reach all-time highs for the pandemic. Districts consider postponing return of students to class – including Camden City School District and …

Over the past few weeks, the retired Austin, Texas school librarian, along with three other library professionals, has spearheaded a grassroots effort known as #FReadom. Their goal is to fight the tide of book-related challenges in the state and create a space for school librarians to help each other. “We wanted to state that we …

An award-winning superintendent of a suburban Seattle school district is competing with a longtime local district administrator for the leadership position of the San Diego Unified School District. In a few weeks, the public will meet with Susan Enfield and Lamont Jackson, the only finalists selected by the school board to replace former Superintendent Cindy …

HELENA – About $ 3.8 million in federal funds to expand after-school programs will be allocated this week, as planned, said Superintendent of Public Instruction Elsie Arntzen – although organizations seeking the money won’t have never submitted a formal request. “Our goal is not to turn anyone away,” she told MTN News in an interview …

CENTRAL COAST, Calif. (KION-TV) Parents and school districts are releasing statements of concern over a social media challenge violently threatening schools. The San Benito School District sent a letter to parents about a “disturbing message” circulating on the TikTok social media platform, a trend that includes a threat to school safety on Friday, December 17. …

Students of color face racial slurs and bullying inside and outside the classroom, and many of those fed up have walked out of the classroom, speaking out at council meetings administration and even sued school districts. Students at Tigard High School organized the walkout to protest a video posted to social media that appears to …

The mess over the $ 76 million in “risk pay” bonuses awarded by the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors to county employees for their work during the pandemic is remarkable. It is also a serious warning to all taxpayers. Who do we hold responsible for the huge sums of US bailout money available to …

DANBURY – After about two weeks of immunizing children ages 5 to 11 against COVID-19, local health providers are seeing success in school-based vaccination efforts. As of Thursday, 13% of children aged five to 11 in Connecticut received their first dose of the COVID vaccine, according to Governor Ned Lamont’s office. This is an increase …

SPARTANBURG COUNTY, SC (WSPA) – Kindergarten to Grade 8 students in Spartanburg School District 1 will be able to roll up their sleeves to stay healthy. School officials said that by the end of the week 64 students in 7 of their schools will have received the flu shot. The nurse practitioner said she was …

AUSTIN (KXAN) – Over the past nine months, around 100 first-graders at IDEA Rundberg in north Austin have got their hands dirty. That’s because the school launched its first student farm in central Texas earlier this year. Those behind the program said the goal was to teach students about sustainability while giving them access to …

EUGENE, Ore. – Local law enforcement, school districts and more are seeking funding through measures during the November election. Ballots must be dropped off at an official drop-off point before 8:00 p.m. this evening to be counted. The Western Lane Ambulance District is seeking to impose a five-year option fee for services. The first direct …

By BOB CHRISTIE, Associated Press PHOENIX (AP) – The Arizona Supreme Court will hear arguments on Tuesday in an appeal of a court ruling that found new laws prohibiting schools from requiring masks and a range of other measures were unconstitutional. Republican Attorney General Mark Brnovich wants the court to overturn this decision and allow …

Credit: (Edwin J. Torres / NJ Governor’s Office; AP Photo / Frank Franklin II, Pool)Gov. Phil Murphy, a leftist Democrat and Republican challenger Jack Ciattarelli When Phil Murphy was elected governor four years ago, it was seen as a sea change in the state’s leadership and oversight of New Jersey public schools. His predecessor, Governor …

LIBERTY CENTER – A new School Resources Officer (SRO) was introduced to the local Liberty Center school board at its regular meeting on Monday. The board also heard presentations from high school principal Greg Radwan, athletic director Kaleb Pohlman and director of student services Katie Jimenez. In addition, Superintendent Richie Peters provided an update on …

Join host Dominick Bonny this week as he reflects on some of the worst behaviors we’ve seen from candidates running for the Wenatchee School Board this election season. Next, we’ll head to East Wenatchee to meet Salvador Tovar, owner of Tacos Chavas, and take a look at this new family business located in the old …

Standardized test results have dropped significantly in Virginia for the first time since the start of the pandemic. As the first term comes to an end, school districts scramble to help struggling students catch up. Test results tell teachers what they already know: Students should be in the classroom. In the 2020-2021 school year, the …

As they planned to close eight schools next fall, leaders of St. Paul’s public schools blamed charter school competition and low birth rates for a seven-year downward trend in enrollment. In a report to the school board on Tuesday, they identified another hurdle: class size limits negotiated by the teachers’ union that have been in …

(The Center Square) – A North Carolina judge is considering injunctions, fines and other penalties if the General Assembly does not comply with the court-ordered plan to fund the state’s schools. Superior Court Judge David Lee held a hearing Monday in Leandro v. the state of North Carolina. He is currently calling on the legislature …

In 2012, the Milwaukee Public School (MPS) suspension rate for black students was 85% of the district’s total suspensions. Today, little has changed according to a report presented to a school board committee on Oct. 5. This is despite a January 2018 agreement with the Office of Civil Rights of the United States Department of …

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – Hillsborough County School District leaders issue a stern warning about the problems social media is causing on school campuses. Superintendent Addison Davis says that at the moment the challenges on TikTok are their biggest concern. He tells 8 On Your Side, “These challenges are causing damage to our facilities, potential damage …

Supporters of a Natomas Unified School District teacher filmed in an undercover video discussing antifa called on the district to allow the teacher to return to his post at a press conference Wednesday at the Sacramento office of the civil rights lawyer Mark Merin. Natomas Unified has announced plans to fire Inderkum High School teacher …

About three in 10 San Diego Unified students were at risk of not meeting state reading standards last fall as schools were closed and students were learning on computers, according to the results of the upcoming district tests. to be published. In the spring, that number rose to around 35%, according to the scores. This …

Columbus, Ohio-Children’s Advocacy Group School Health Center A valuable investment for the children of Ohio. Tracy Najera’s executive director, Children’s Defense Fund-Ohio, said being able to meet medical needs at school gives children and families a “medical home” for primary care and other services. She said a child’s physical and mental health is the foundation …

A spate of racist incidents hitting area schools in recent weeks has placed Kansas City in “a time of crisis,” black leaders, students and their parents said at an emergency town hall on Saturday. The meeting, organized by the Kansas City Defender, the Kansas City Black Panthers Revolutionary Party and the Black Futures Coalition, was …

The bidding war for bus drivers is on as New Jersey school districts grapple with shortages blamed on the coronavirus pandemic. In Essex County, the District of South Orange / Maplewood is offering new hires $ 35 per hour, $ 1,000 signing bonuses and $ 500 for successful referrals. That’s a higher rate than any …

Featured sound system is an independent, non-partisan newsroom powered by The Philadelphia Inquirer in partnership with PennLive / The Patriot-News, TribLIVE / Pittsburgh Tribune-Review and WITF Public Media. Sign up for our free newsletters. HARRISBURG – Even after COVID-19 cases increased in children and district leaders worked to contain outbreaks among students, schools in Pennsylvania …

Left to Right: Sheriff William Honsal, Superintendent Chris Hartley, Director of Emergency Services Ryan Derby. Photos: HCOE. ### Humboldt County Office of Education Press Release: Humboldt County school sites will no longer be in the dark during local power outages thanks to a state grant and coordination between the Humboldt County Office of Education (HCOE) …

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) – A school district in Wisconsin has built a new football field. In Iowa, a high school weight room is being renovated. Another in Kentucky replaces two outdoor tracks – all funded by billions of dollars from federal congressional pandemic relief sent to schools this year. The money is part of …

(The Center Square) – Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has said that a US Department of Justice (DOJ) investigation into a “worrying spike” in threats against school boards nationwide is designed to intimidate ” worried parents ”. “Attorney General Garland is arming the DOJ by using the FBI to prosecute concerned parents and silence them through …

PULASKI COUNTY, Virginia (WFXR) – Public schools in Pulaski County are making big changes due to the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic. The school district plans to turn to virtual learning every Friday in October. “We looked at the October schedule and found that Fridays were going to continue to be problematic with the number …

The Macomb Intermediate School District had the most school-related COVID-19 cases in Macomb County last week, according to data provided to the state of Michigan. Schools in Macomb County reported 12 cases of school-related COVID-19 in the state of Michigan last week, up from 25 cases the week of September 20. But according to a …

HALLOWELL – Regional School Unit 2 will receive just over $ 3 million under the US Rescue Plan (ARP), also known as the Postgraduate Elementary School Emergency Assistance Fund and secondary (ESSER). The total amount that RSU 2 will get is $ 3,088,400. The US bailout requires districts to set aside 20% – or $ …

Last week in Toms River, 900 school staff and students were quarantined after the district was affected by 250 confirmed cases of Covid. The district started the year without a mask warrant until September 20, saying it was too hot. Take this as a warning – this effort to keep kids in school could collapse, …

School administrators have faced hostility from some parents and residents after the Pennsylvania mask order for schools took effect last month. This week, the Pennsylvania Principals Association released an investigation indicating the intense backlash they are experiencing from parents who oppose the statewide mask order. The survey found that 44% of principals who responded said …

(The Center Square) – Illinois’ playbook for the 2021-2022 school year was a throwback to in-person learning, with a limited number of students who would need distance learning. This has changed. “With the directive to go back to in-person learning, everyone has prepared for it,” Thomas Bertrand, executive director of the Illinois Association of School …

In summary The possibility of offering transitional kindergarten to all 4-year-olds will fill a critical gap in equity in access to preschool education. By Steven Kellner, Special for CalMatters Steven Kellner is a former school principal who now works for California educational partners, a non-profit organization. One Tuesday evening in May, third-grade teacher Clara Yanez …

FORT PIERCE, Fla – Two Florida lawmakers are calling for change following a fatal hit and run crash in Fort Pierce that claimed the life of a 10-year-old girl. Yaceny Berenice Rodriguez-Gonzalez was beaten and killed on September 23 at Skylark Drive and Oleander Avenue as she crossed the street to get to her school …

A low teacher retention rate at Orange is just one of the realities of the challenges of rural education, according to Superintendent Elizabeth Zielinski. Among K-6 schools in Orange, there was a teacher retention rate of 72.1%, meaning that 31 of the 43 teachers stayed from year to year. This is a decrease from the …

Lawyers representing the plaintiffs in a lawsuit against the state government school mask warrants filed on Friday to allow the PENNCREST school district, as well as two other school districts, to join the lawsuit. The law firm of Dillon, McCandless, King, Coulter and Graham LLP has filed a petition in Commonwealth Court to allow the …

SAN ANTONIO – On a recent Thursday, Ciara Brown, a junior at Fox Tech High School in San Antonio, walked over to a small white table, pulled down her face mask, and took a test that is still far from standard in American schools: a cotton swab on the nose. “The tests are super easy,” …

LISBON – Despite students coming from across the county, including some school districts battling COVID-19 numbers, the Columbiana County Career and Technical Center has had higher numbers, but not what they consider as alarming so far. “We are just happy to be able to be at school” Superintendent Chuck Adkins said Tuesday, “And we just …

TROY, Ill. (AP) – A group of parents are suing a southwestern Illinois school district over its mask mandate, asking a judge to allow their children to attend school without a mask. A lawyer filed the lawsuit on behalf of three parents who have nine children enrolled in Triad Community Unit School District 2, which …

The Steamboat Springs School Board will continue to hold meetings in a virtual format for the foreseeable future as a plan to move meetings to Steamboat Springs Middle School will take time to adjust. The district is pursuing a move to the college to allow for a larger audience that was already difficult to fit …

“Devious Licks,” the online challenge where students steal or vandalize school property and post about it on TikTok, has surfaced in local school districts. “There was damage in high school and even in college. I don’t know to what extent, but I know we have suffered damage, ”said Lindsay Valenti, spokesperson for the Shenendehowa School …

The Clarendon School District 4 board of directors passed a resolution on Monday evening urging the state general assembly to repeal the state budget provision that bans mask mandates in schools. In a 6: 1 vote, with MP John Hardy voting against the motion, school board members agreed to sign a resolution imploring the General …

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt has called on the Moberly School District to end a policy prohibiting student tutors from recording meetings where their children’s education and disability plans are discussed. “The right to record such meetings rests with the parents, and they can exercise it as they see fit, regardless of any restrictions or …

In many school districts, substitute teachers are scarce. As COVID-19 infections increase in some areas, school administrators juggle sick days and absences made necessary by quarantines. Districts are in desperate need of replacements to fill staff shortages. These jobs can be hard to sell right now. Substitute teaching is hard work at all times – …

A social media challenge has caused hundreds of dollars in damage to several Green Country school districts. The Tik Tok trend is called “sneaky licks” — where kids steal and vandalize for likes and reposts. The trend is occurring more in schools and Oklahoma schools are no exception. “It sounds like something a lot of …

According to the revised table, Sands is now in charge of five separate segments of school district operations – each with its own chief administrator. These directors include the Business Manager, Safety and Security Supervisor, Transportation Supervisor, CTO, and Facilities Manager. As for Gogoj, he oversees all school principals and directors of disciplinary departments, the …

Education, Press Release As part of his plan to improve the quality of charter schools and hold them accountable to students, parents and taxpayers, Governor Tom Wolf announced proposed new regulations to increase the transparency and accountability of schools in charter. “We have a responsibility to all students, parents and taxpayers to fix our broken …

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) – School districts in the area are looking for additional support staff this school year. Some people are calling for help on social media and they are all asking for one thing: surrogates. The City of Reynoldsburg School District is just one of many local schools seeking help. “Just different different abilities …

Citing success, Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall urges city council to vote to continue a K-12 mask term in Salt Lake City on Monday. (Laura Seitz, Deseret News) SALT LAKE CITY – Just over three weeks after issuing a mask warrant for K-12 schools, Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall attributed the action to …

Jennifer marx It’s been a great week for back-to-school information in the Edmonds School District. We received an Edmonds School District news email, numerous virtual school information presentations and on Friday a message from the Superintendent. If you missed your school’s virtual reunion, many are posted on YouTube.com/EdmondsSD. I checked the district site and there …

Students eat breakfast and color in a grade two class before school starts at Klatt Elementary School in Anchorage on Tuesday, August 17, 2021. (Emily Mesner / ADN) The Anchorage School District is reversing previous policy and will now release information on COVID-19 cases for individual schools in response to community demands for transparency as …

An unvaccinated elementary school teacher infected with the highly contagious Delta variant spread the virus to half of the students in a classroom, causing an epidemic that ultimately infected 26 people, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention . The unusually detailed study, which comes as school districts across …