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- DeVos appears to be under investigation for violating Hatch Act
- > Sep 22, 7:15 AM: A watchdog group has filed a complaint alleging that Education Secretary Betsy DeVos violated the Hatch Act when she criticized Democrat Joe Biden on TV, and the Office of Special Counsel appears to be investigating the
- Chaos, fear and doubt: Two weeks in, Detroit parents question tough choices about school
- > Sep 21, 5:40 AM: With the Covid-19 pandemic still spreading around the country, parents everywhere have had to make impossible choices this school year, weighing the health of their families against significant consequences for children who lose
- Parents and Teachers Favor Slow Return to In-Person Learning
- > Sep 17, 8:54 AM: A NEW POLL SHOWS THAT parents and teachers are both equally cautious about returning to in-person learning, citing overwhelming concern for student and staff safety as their main reason for favoring a slow, phased in
- Stuck in online school, an 8-year-old started an in-person reading program
- > Sep 11, 8:47 AM: Without in-person school because of the novel coronavirus outbreak, Johara sought to teach and engage children while being safe. The 8-year-old’s solution was a small reading program that would occur twice per week in her front
- Opinion: Cannibalizing private life
- > Sep 4, 7:49 AM: Teachers unions across the country are fighting to keep public schools closed in the name of safety, and many teachers’ fears are genuine and understandable. Yet while they are advocating for building closures, private businesses,
- Opinion: Parents and teachers, stand shoulder to shoulder: A united front to open schools safely
- > Sep 2, 7:30 AM: The truth is that our schools don’t just need more time to re-open safely; they need more money, and plenty of it. In a city with vast reserves of untaxed wealth, our K-12 educational system has crumbling buildings, overcrowded
- Parents Join Forces to Rethink ‘Back to School’
- > Aug 31, 8:19 AM: As we embark on a new school year amidst many of the same challenges, parents are looking for any and all support to help them navigate their children’s education and mitigate the concern that remote learning and the rise of
- Big City Schools Are Less Likely to Reopen for In-Person Instruction
- Aug 28, 8:01 AM: Students in rural areas are likely to return to a classroom, but big cities and high poverty communities are likely to be virtual.
- Reopening Schools Quickly Could Lead to Remote Learning for All of 2020-21
- > Aug 26, 7:54 AM: THE POLITICS OF reopening schools – specifically reopening them in-person as quickly as possible – will all but ensure that 50 million children enrolled in the country's public school system will be back to remote learning for the
- Big firms offer stressed parents new perks such as subsidized tutoring
- > Aug 21, 7:06 AM: A program initiated by discussions between Accenture and Bright Horizons, the child care center operator, and being adopted by Microsoft, Bank of America and Accenture, will offer employees of these corporate giants access to
- ‘Ready to be back’: Almost 80 percent of W.Va. children opt for in-person school
- Aug 20, 5:20 AM: With K-12 schools planning to open on Sept. 8, almost 80 percent of students have chosen to return to classrooms rather than online learning.
- Jeanne Allen: The Latest In The School Reopening Saga
- > Aug 17, 5:07 AM: The push to reopen school reached a new level this week as mayors and governors on both sides of the aisle, as well as the president, began to push for physical school reopenings in the absence of “proof” that they cannot open
- How Trump’s Push to Reopen Schools Backfired
- > Aug 13, 8:08 AM: In June, with the coronavirus crisis appearing to hit a lull in the United States, teachers and parents around the country finally began feeling optimistic about reopening schools in the fall. Going back into the classroom seemed
- ‘It has become very messy.’ How N.J.’s push to reopen schools devolved into chaos.
- > Aug 12, 7:46 AM: Nobody said reopening 584 school districts for 1.4 million students would be easy. But New Jersey’s push to require every school offer at least some in-person instruction has devolved into a chaotic spectacle that underscores the
- DeVos publicly absent as critical decisions are made on public school reopenings
- > Aug 11, 8:16 AM: As public schools grapple with the challenge of reopening during a pandemic, public education advocates are criticizing Education Secretary Betsy DeVos for working remotely from Michigan, where she owns a sprawling waterfront
- Editorial: The wrong way to reopen schools
- > Aug 10, 8:09 AM: Some areas of the United States with low infection rates — of all things, New York City is now one of them — may be ready to move ahead. If they follow incrementally and carefully in the footsteps of Uruguay and Denmark, American
- Editorial: The new school year is starting, ready or not. Much of California is not
- > Aug 5, 8:01 AM: Most California schools are a week or two away from the start of the school year, which will be conducted online for at least 80% of them. Yet many are still trying to hammer out agreements with their teachers unions about what the
- Reopening schools during pandemic doesn’t mean one set of plans in Greeley area
- > Aug 5, 7:47 AM: While traditional public schools in Greeley, Evans and Windsor follow a certain set of plans for reopening during the COVID-19 pandemic, other area schools can modify protocol ranging from minor to drastic changes as students and
- What Could School Be Like in the Fall? Summer School in Detroit Offers a Preview
- Aug 3, 7:46 AM: Detroit’s foray into in-person summer school offers a glimpse of what students and parents may face when more schools reopen in the fall as the pandemic continues.
- Does the Covid pandemic spell the end of public schools?
- Jul 31, 8:22 AM: COVID-19 has become a threat to public schooling as parents begin to seek alternative schooling for the fall if public schools remain closed.
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