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- Schools Reopen But Obstacles Remain as COVID-19 Surges
- Sep 17, 8:40 AM: Protests, staff shortages and coronavirus testing greet students and teachers as they head back to classrooms as the pandemic rages.
- Gov. Stitt announces first-ever audit of Oklahoma State Department of Education
- > Sep 17, 8:32 AM: Governor Kevin Stitt announced Thursday he has submitted a request to the Oklahoma Auditor and Inspector’s Office for the first full audit of the Oklahoma State Department of Education (OSDE) following evidence of misuse of funds
- Editorial: Schools must meet students mental health needs
- Sep 17, 8:28 AM: As they return to the classroom, youths urgently need access to mental health providers and counselors.
- Will the Bus Driver Ever Come? Or the Substitute Teacher or Cafeteria Worker?
- Sep 16, 9:43 AM: Just weeks into the new year, schools are struggling to fill jobs. Low pay, few benefits and erratic schedules are keeping workers away.
- Some unvaccinated kids kept out of the classroom
- > Sep 15, 9:47 AM: They are caught between the need to avoid COVID and the equivalent need to get back in the classroom. But for now, some Massachusetts kids are missing school because they are at high risk of developing severe illness from a virus
- Chicago Parents Say CPS’ Contact Tracing Is Lagging Way Behind
- Sep 15, 9:25 AM: “I just don’t feel like it’s a safe environment,” said one Chicago parent whose son was exposed to a COVID case in the first week of school.
- Ida deals new blow to Louisiana schools struggling to reopen
- > Sep 14, 9:57 AM: After a year and a half of pandemic disruptions that drove children from schools and pulled down test scores, at least 169,000 Louisiana children are out of class again, their studies derailed by the storm. The hurricane followed a
- Just weeks in, Washington-area families confront the reality of this school year: Quarantines
- > Sep 13, 10:40 AM: Families are already left scrambling for child care. Schools are searching for substitute teachers and others to fill in for those quarantined. And even after an entire school year of virtual learning, districts have been left
- Delta variant stress tests back-to-school plans
- Sep 13, 10:27 AM: A Washington Post survey of the 20 largest school districts found that few are offering robust coronavirus testing amid vague guidelines and a surge of cases that few anticipated.
- Supt. Hoffman ‘extremely frustrated’ over Gov. Ducey’s school vouchers program
- Sep 9, 2:04 PM: Arizona’s top public schools official is concerned over a new private school vouchers program the governor created for parents who oppose school COVID-19 restrictions.
- More than one-third of Louisiana students remain out of school after Hurricane Ida
- > Sep 8, 3:11 PM: About 250,000 Louisiana students remain out of school nine days after Hurricane Ida barrelled across the southeastern part of the state and left the entire city of New Orleans without power, State Superintendent Cade Brumley said
- The Looming Crisis of Kids and COVID
- Sep 8, 2:14 PM: The next two weeks are going to be critical,’ one stakeholder says of the rising coronavirus cases recorded among children returning to schools.
- Opinion: John Barros has a vision for Madison Park school
- > Aug 17, 4:51 PM: If the city’s only vocational high school is going to have a chance at tackling its seeming intractability and become the gem it should be, Madison Park must be independent of the Boston Public Schools. It’s a reorganization that
- Opinion: Is L.A. County serious about educating homeless kids? Tuesday’s LACOE vote will tell
- Aug 17, 4:26 PM: But what some people don’t know or forget is that the crisis goes beyond public health, economics and housing — it’s a public education crisis too.
- Mass. leaders hope this school year will be back to normal — with no remote learning. Is that
- Aug 17, 4:14 PM: Massachusetts state leaders want this school year to be as normal as possible: all children in school buildings every day, optional masking policies left up to local communities, and absolutely no remote learning.
- Across Texas, frantic parents search for options to keep kids safe in school
- Aug 13, 11:59 AM: For the second straight year, schools must worry about keeping their staff and their children safe and ensure that they’re providing the best possible education during a pandemic that has killed more than 50,000 Texans.
- Parents support school mask mandates more than required vaccines, a study finds.
- > Aug 11, 4:48 PM: American parents of school-age children are more supportive of school mask requirements than mandatory coronavirus vaccines, according to a new survey. It found that nearly two-thirds of those parents want schools to insist on
- More than 4,000 Mississippi K-12 students quarantined due to COVID exposure from Aug. 2-6
- Aug 11, 9:35 AM: The flood of positive cases is forcing schools to move to virtual learning again, including six public schools in Lamar County on Tuesday, which had the largest number of infected students the week of from Aug. 2-6.
- DC region parents question why teachers are not being required to vaccinate or regularly tested
- Aug 10, 3:37 PM: With rising concerns surrounding the delta variant and as many kids begin going back to school, should schools in the DMV require their teachers to either be vaccinated or regularly tested?
- Hopes and fears as schools open their doors for new year
- Aug 10, 3:26 PM: With a mix of optimism and trepidation, teachers and students began returning to classrooms in large numbers Monday, as the nation opens a third-straight school year upended by the pandemic.
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