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- Opinion: To stop educational wokeness, force teachers to actually teach
- > Feb 25, 9:08 AM: There’s a reason there is little to no backlash against crackpot notions — such as racist equations — and it’s that parents are bone tired. Many parents are burned out from nearly a whole year of their kids being at
- Opinion: Both sides of the school reopening debate have it wrong
- > Feb 25, 9:03 AM: Both sides of the school reopening debate have it wrong. We shouldn’t be debating whether schools are safe to reopen. Instead, we should ask whether in-person schooling is essential. If it is — as many Americans, including
- Divides in parent opinion complicate school reopening push
- > Feb 19, 9:03 AM: The reticence of large numbers of parents who are skeptical of schools’ ability to keep their children safe complicates reopening plans for districts that also are weighing other factors including resistance of teachers unions and
- Opinion: Chicago schools wouldn’t have reopened without mayoral control.
Steep challenges lie ahead for schools as they try to make up for the lost learning time of the pandemic. That’s more reason than ever for cities with mayoral control to retain it and show other cities the way.
Feb 19, 8:55 AM:
- North Carolina Senate passes bill that would require school districts to provide in-person learning
- Feb 10, 6:06 AM: The bill passed Tuesday in a 29-15 vote and now heads to the House, but some representatives are hoping changes will be made.
- Getting Teachers the Covid-19 Vaccine Is a Hurdle to Reopening Schools
- Feb 9, 8:32 AM: A key to reopening school doors is getting teachers vaccinated against the coronavirus. That isn’t as straightforward as moving them to the front of the line for shots.
- Is America’s Educational System Becoming More Pluralistic?
- > Feb 8, 8:39 AM: President Joe Biden has made it clear that he wants to “reopen school doors as quickly as possible,” and that he’s willing to spend generously to make this happen. But he’s not going to get his wish. Even if Congress passes the
- Op-Ed: Kids are suffering. Follow the science and reopen schools now
- > Feb 8, 8:34 AM: It’s no secret that we’re in the midst of a public health crisis in California. But public school children — more than 6 million students — are suffering through a silent crisis at home and they desperately need our help before
- Editorial: Start reopening California schools. Now
- > Feb 5, 8:13 AM: The head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says schools can reopen safely even if teachers aren’t vaccinated. So does California Gov. Gavin Newsom. Southern California pediatricians are calling on Los Angeles-area
- CDC director says it’s not necessary for teachers to be vaccinated in order to reopen schools
- > Feb 4, 8:59 AM: While teachers unions and school systems clash over what is considered a safe return to in-person learning and President Joe Biden looks to reopen a majority of K-8 schools in 100 days, the head of the Centers for Disease Control
- Column: We need to reopen schools, but only when it’s safe
- > Feb 3, 8:16 AM: Los Angeles Unified schools have been working ever since March to make campuses safer — with better air filtration in classrooms and staff training on “the three S’s” — sanitation, screening and social distancing and the
- Opinion: Children Need to Be Back in School Tomorrow
- > Jan 29, 9:24 AM: The negative effects of no school are the flip side of the many wonderful things teachers achieve when they are in school. But now the educational system is powerfully influenced by organizations that don’t seem to believe in
- Commentary: Do Educators Actually Believe Schools Are Essential?
Americans believe that schools are essential institutions. That’s why public schools absorb half of local government spending, and why the nation spends $14,000 per year on each child in K–12 public schools.
Jan 29, 9:19 AM:
- Study of Rural Schools Suggests Class Can Continue Even Where Coronavirus Infection Rates Are High
- Jan 27, 9:26 AM: The first report to look exclusively at rural schools offers some evidence that in-person school is possible with community coronavirus transmission rates as high as 40%.
- Don’t Call It A Comeback: School Districts That Never Opened Are Having Trouble Now
- > Jan 27, 9:24 AM: The terrible and mounting toll of the pandemic has caused positions to harden on both sides of the reopening debate. For districts that pledged in the summer or fall to reopen when coronavirus numbers got better, there are many
- Biden Is Vowing to Reopen Schools Quickly. It Won’t Be Easy.
- > Jan 25, 9:03 AM: But with about half of American students still learning virtually as the pandemic nears its first anniversary, the president’s push is far from certain to succeed. His plan is rolling out just as local battles over reopening have,
- Surge of Student Suicides Pushes Las Vegas Schools to Reopen
- > Jan 25, 8:51 AM: Since schools shut their doors in March, an early-warning system that monitors students’ mental health episodes has sent more than 3,100 alerts to district officials, raising alarms about suicidal thoughts, possible self-harm or
- A Slice of What Education Looks Like in Pandemic America
- > Jan 22, 8:55 AM: For almost a year, public school districts across the country have grappled with the daunting challenge of educating children in the midst of a pandemic. The strategies they have used are as varied as the political viewpoints,
- Low Supply of Covid-19 Vaccine Could Delay Return to Full-Time In-Person Learning in NYC Schools
- Jan 22, 8:23 AM: Teachers union leader Michael Mulgrew says public schools in New York City could be forced to continue remote learning into fall
- MUSC pediatrician: ‘Kids need to be in school, and it’s safe’
- Jan 21, 8:12 AM: New research data by the Medical University of South Carolina shows there’s been no surge in COVID-19 cases in public schools in Charleston County following the return of in-person classes.
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