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State pushing 16 school districts in low-risk COVID-19 areas to return to in-person learning
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Sep 22, 6:29 AM: Massachusetts education officials are pushing schools to bring back students in low-risk COVID-19 communities.
Efforts falter to require schools to provide in-person options
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Sep 15, 7:55 AM: An effort to require Virginia school districts provide in-person classes to students with poor internet access during the COVID-19 pandemic is most likely dead.
Gov. McMaster concerned large amount of SC school districts not providing 5-day in-class option
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Sep 11, 7:19 AM: "If a parent wants to send their children back to school, or if they want to keep the child at home, they should have the choice,” McMaster said."They shouldn’t have to choose between their child or their job."
D.C.’s state superintendent for education, Hanseul Kang, to step down
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Sep 9, 7:24 AM: The District’s longest-serving education appointee announced Tuesday that she would step down from her position, creating a high-profile vacancy in the middle of a pandemic that has entirely changed the way educational services are >
Opinion: Time To Address Or End The Achievement School District In Tennessee
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Sep 9, 7:15 AM: In the ASD, we created false and misleading hope for truly the most vulnerable of children. These children will not discover the promise of the future without quality education.
Hawaii DOE’s Distance Learning Tool ‘Very, Very Questionable’
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Sep 1, 6:57 AM: A distance learning program used by tens of thousands of Hawaii public school students for instruction this year received poor reviews from the state’s education curriculum specialists before the program was rubber-stamped for use >
Raimondo says most Rhode Island schools can reopen for full in-person instruction in September
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Sep 1, 6:43 AM: The decision Monday from Governor Gina Raimondo follows months of planning and a delayed start to the school year, and is already getting pushback.
Parents can be fined for truancy
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Aug 31, 8:15 AM: As the new school year begins for local schools the Mississippi Department of Education reminds parents there are laws governing school attendance and they can be enforced on the parents of children not enrolled in school.
Opinion: Right before start of school year, Hogan pits parents against teachers
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Aug 31, 5:33 AM: On Thursday, Gov. Larry Hogan announced that he expects all public schools in Maryland to reopen with an in-person component. It was not an order, though, because he lacks that authority.
Hogan pushes schools toward in-person classes
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Aug 28, 7:28 AM: Just four days before the school year begins in many parts of Maryland, Gov. Larry Hogan (R) announced the state’s 24 school systems are “fully authorized to begin safely reopening” for in-person classes, based on improving health >
Why New Jersey’s Plan for In-Person Schooling Is Falling Apart
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Aug 28, 6:58 AM: Growing numbers of districts are going online only, citing teacher shortages, ventilation issues and delayed guidance from the state on the virus.
State Supreme Court orders Newsom to respond to O.C. Board of Education petition to reopen schools
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Aug 28, 6:32 AM: The Orange County Board of Education’s legal battle to reopen school campuses for in-person learning gained steam this week when the state Supreme Court ordered Gov. Gavin Newsom to defend his executive authority to keep students >
California Supreme Court to weigh in on Orange County Board of Education lawsuit over distance learn
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Aug 27, 7:11 AM: The California Supreme Court has taken the rare step of quickly taking up two lawsuits – one of them filed on behalf of the Orange County Board of Education – to reopen schools for in-class learning.
Florida teachers opposed to returning to classroom win lawsuit with Gov. DeSantis
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Aug 25, 8:06 AM: A Florida judge said the state "prioritized reopening schools statewide in August over safety and the advice of health experts."
California schools ordered to close in-person instruction after counties were put on watch list, cre
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Aug 21, 5:28 AM: Some small schools in Northern California, which had already opened for in-person instruction, were plunged into confusion this week when their county was placed on the state’s Covid-19 monitoring list.
Push Stalls for Law Making New Jersey Schools Remote-Only
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Aug 19, 6:04 AM: When a bill was first posted earlier this month to start all public schools remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic, several legislative leaders lined up in support — and flexed their muscle to show that it wasn’t just the governor >
Ducey wants kids back in classrooms, but leaves choice up to school leaders
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Aug 14, 5:50 AM: Gov. Doug Ducey on Thursday defended Arizona school districts that plan to reopen for in-person learning next week, despite not meeting benchmarks recommended by his administration.
Time to make the call: N.J. schools should go all-virtual | Editorial
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Aug 13, 7:17 AM: Gov. Phil Murphy is beginning to face reality, by giving districts the option to do remote learning only this fall. But he is still leaving a state of confusion as the first day of school arrives, by failing to take the final step >
Some Ky. public, private schools defy governor on reopening. Could state take more action?
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Aug 13, 6:54 AM: Plans for reopening schools in Kentucky amid the coronavirus pandemic continued to upend the state Wednesday as some public and private schools said they would not follow Gov. Andy Beshear’s recommendation to postpone in-person >
Raimondo expected to postpone Aug. 31 start of school
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Aug 12, 7:44 AM: The state’s two teachers unions have sent a scathing letter to Gov. Gina Raimondo and state education Commissioner Angelica Infante-Green demanding a return to remote learning for the foreseeable future.

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