What the New C.D.C. Guidelines Mean for You

The new recommendations put the onus on individuals to protect themselves. Here’s how to navigate them.

#centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #contact-tracing-public-health, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #education-k-12, #food-and-drug-administration, #masks, #quarantines, #tests-medical, #vaccination-and-immunization, #your-feed-science

C.D.C. Eases Covid Guidelines, Eliminating Quarantines

The new guidelines are intended to help prevent severe disease, the agency said.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #education-k-12, #masks, #quarantines, #united-states, #viruses, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science

Anxious New Yorkers Worry Whether Eric Adams Is the Man for the Moment

City residents are concerned about violent crime, housing costs, school budget cuts and homelessness. Some believe that the mayor has not met the challenge.

#adams-eric-l, #crime-and-criminals, #education-k-12, #homeless-persons, #mayors, #new-york-city, #politics-and-government, #polls-and-public-opinion

The Supreme Court’s Abortion Decision, Haunted by Brown v. Board of Education

The justices cited the landmark 1954 decision banning segregation in public schools 23 times, debating its meaning and methods.

#abortion, #brown-v-board-of-education-supreme-court-decision, #decisions-and-verdicts, #dobbs-v-jackson-womens-health-organization-supreme-court-decision, #education-k-12, #fourteenth-amendment-us-constitution, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #segregation-and-desegregation, #supreme-court-us, #united-states-politics-and-government

A Cyberattack Illuminates the Shaky State of Student Privacy

At a moment when education technology firms are stockpiling sensitive information on millions of school children, safeguards for student data have broken down.

#balderas-hector-h-jr, #childrens-online-privacy-protection-act, #computer-security, #computers-and-the-internet, #cyberattacks-and-hackers, #education-k-12, #education-department-nyc, #federal-trade-commission, #illuminate-education, #pearson-plc, #privacy

After Uvalde, a Kindergarten Teacher Trains to Carry a Gun In School

More school employees are carrying guns to defend against school shootings. In Ohio, a contentious new law requires no more than 24 hours of training.

#black-people, #columbia-university, #education-k-12, #firearms, #fraternal-order-of-police, #giffords-advocacy-group, #gun-control, #ohio, #school-shootings-and-armed-attacks, #teachers-and-school-employees, #uvalde-tex-shooting-may-24-2022

What’s Wrong With Having Competitive Kids?

Nothing, unless they’re obnoxious about it.

#education-k-12, #instagram-inc, #internal-sub-only-nl, #parenting

A Judge Halts New York City School Budget Cuts, For Now

Parents sued the city over plans to cut money to schools that have lost students, even as the mayor and City Council try to make a deal to restore funds.

#adams-eric-l, #budgets-and-budgeting, #city-council-nyc, #education-k-12, #education-department-nyc, #new-york-city, #teachers-and-school-employees

The Movement to End Homework Is Wrong

Doing away with it would change the purpose of school itself.

#children-and-childhood, #education, #education-k-12, #homework, #internal-sub-only-nl

Pope Francis Will Travel to Canada to Apologize to Indigenous Community

Pope Francis will travel to an Indigenous community in Canada to apologize for the church’s role in residential schools that tried to erase Indigenous culture, and where thousands of children died.

#apologies, #assembly-of-first-nations, #canada, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #children-and-childhood, #education-k-12, #francis, #indigenous-people, #kamloops-indian-residential-school-british-columbia, #priests, #reparations, #roman-catholic-church, #sex-crimes, #sinclair-murray-1951

In Argentina, a Battle Over Gender-Inclusive Language in Classrooms

The city of Buenos Aires banned gender-neutral language in schools, reigniting off a debate that is reverberating across the world.

#argentina, #buenos-aires-argentina, #education-k-12, #gender, #language-and-languages, #pew-research-center, #politics-and-government, #spanish-language, #transgender-and-transsexuals

Biden Administration Retreats on Threat to Withhold Arizona Relief Funds

Treasury disbursed $2.1 billion in pandemic aid after warning it could be withheld because the state had used aid money to undercut school mask mandates.

#american-rescue-plan-2021, #arizona, #ducey-doug-1964, #education-k-12, #masks, #taxation, #treasury-department, #united-states-economy

Ex-Goddess Works to Reform 700-Year Tradition. Her M.B.A. Helps.

As a child, Chanira Bajracharya was worshiped in Nepal, but still made time to study. She is now encouraging the girl goddesses who’ve followed her to do the same.

#bajracharya-chanira, #buddhism, #children-and-childhood, #content-type-personal-profile, #education-k-12, #hinduism, #kathmandu-nepal, #nepal, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

Asian American Student Success Isn’t a Problem

White anxiety about student performance may be driving educational changes.

#asian-americans, #colleges-and-universities, #education, #education-k-12, #internal-sub-only-nl, #race-and-ethnicity

The Explosive Ambitions of Kate the Chemist

At the lecture halls of the University of Texas or on TV, Kate Biberdorf is working to catalyze more people into careers in science.

#biberdorf-kate, #chemistry, #content-type-personal-profile, #education-k-12, #hazardous-and-toxic-substances, #reality-television, #science-and-technology, #television, #university-of-texas-at-austin

Children Should Not Have to Suffer the State’s Injustice

When states are led by zealots, many of the people who live there are governed by laws they vehemently oppose.

#abortion, #discrimination, #education-k-12, #law-and-legislation, #southern-states-us, #tennessee, #transgender-and-transsexuals

What Croydon, a ‘Live Free or Die’ Town, Learned About Democracy

A cautionary tale from Croydon, N.H., where one man tried to foist a change so drastic it jolted a community out of political indifference.

#budgets-and-budgeting, #croydon-nh, #education-k-12, #free-state-project, #libertarianism-us-politics, #politics-and-government, #project-democracy, #states-us, #underwood-ian

What Motivates Mass Shooters to Do the Unthinkable?

The common answer is often wrong.

#education-k-12, #loneliness, #mass-shootings, #men-and-boys, #mental-health-and-disorders, #school-shootings-and-armed-attacks, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts

Christian Nationalists Are Excited About What Comes Next

The way the movement’s leaders see it, Dobbs is just a way station.

#abortion, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #dobbs-v-jackson-womens-health-organization-supreme-court-decision, #education-k-12, #law-and-legislation, #nationalism-theory-and-philosophy, #private-and-sectarian-schools, #religion-state-relations, #state-legislatures, #united-states-politics-and-government

The Anti-Abortion Movement Wants to Punish Women for Having Sex

In the America where I came of age, I was told my life was worth more than my ability to have babies. And my sexuality was nothing to be ashamed of.

#abortion, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #dobbs-v-jackson-womens-health-organization-supreme-court-decision, #education-k-12, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #republican-party, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #sex-education, #supreme-court-us, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

Supreme Court Sides With Coach Over Prayers on 50-Yard Line

Joseph Kennedy, a former high school football coach in Bremerton, Wash., had a constitutional right to pray on the field after his team’s games, the justices ruled.

#bremerton-wash, #coaches-and-managers, #education-k-12, #prayers-and-prayer-books, #religion-state-relations, #supreme-court-us

Once an ‘Easy Way Out’ for Equality, Women’s Soccer Is Now a U.S. Force

After Title IX passed in 1972, administrators found soccer to be a cheap way to comply. And participation rates soared in high schools, universities and at club levels for girls and women.

#athletics-and-sports, #colleges-and-universities, #discrimination, #education-k-12, #interscholastic-athletics, #national-collegiate-athletic-assn, #national-federation-of-state-high-school-assns, #ncaa-soccer-championships, #soccer, #title-ix-gender-discrimination-legislation, #women-and-girls, #womens-world-cup-soccer

Schools Are Spending Billions on High-Tech Defense for Mass Shootings

The market for weapon detectors and crisis alert badges in schools is booming. But there are questions about whether the new technology is effective.

#artificial-intelligence, #baton-rouge-la, #cobb-county-ga, #computers-and-the-internet, #education-k-12, #evolv-inc, #marietta-ga, #mass-shootings, #scanning-devices, #school-shootings-and-armed-attacks, #security-and-warning-systems

More Americans Are Dying of Drug Overdoses Than Ever Before

Why haven’t we solved the addiction crisis?

#addiction-psychology, #american-medical-assn, #anxiety-and-stress, #deaths-fatalities, #depression-mental, #drug-abuse-and-traffic, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #education-k-12, #harckham-peter-b, #law-and-legislation, #mental-health-and-disorders, #new-york-state, #office-of-alcoholism-and-substance-abuse-service-nys, #opioids-and-opiates, #research, #substance-abuse-and-mental-health-services-administration, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #therapy-and-rehabilitation, #united-states, #westchester-jewish-community-services, #youth

One Elite High School’s Struggle Over Admissions

A fierce debate about the criteria for enrolling students at Lowell, in California, has echoes of the soul-searching happening across the U.S. education system.

#admissions-standards, #asian-americans, #audio-neutral-informative, #california, #education-k-12, #lowell-high-school-san-francisco-calif, #san-francisco-calif, #tests-and-examinations

Fifty Years On, Title IX’s Legacy Includes its Durability

From 1972 to 1973, the United States considered three landmark changes to protect women’s rights. Fifty years later, only one is likely to remain.

#colleges-and-universities, #discrimination, #education-k-12, #education-department-us, #equal-rights-amendment, #interscholastic-athletics, #law-and-legislation, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #title-ix-gender-discrimination-legislation, #united-states-politics-and-government, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights, #womens-sports-foundation

The Real Enforcers of Title IX: Angry Parents

Girls are supposed to have equal access in schools. In practice, districts aren’t forced to change unless someone speaks up.

#athletics-and-sports, #discrimination, #education-k-12, #interscholastic-athletics, #national-federation-of-state-high-school-assns, #parenting, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #title-ix-gender-discrimination-legislation, #women-and-girls

Supreme Court Rejects Maine’s Ban on Aid to Religious Schools

The decision was the latest in a series of rulings forbidding the exclusion of religious institutions from government programs.

#discrimination, #education-k-12, #freedom-of-religion, #maine, #montana, #private-and-sectarian-schools, #supreme-court-us, #tuition

Rebuilding Elementary School Band Class After the Pandemic

Young violists and sax players in Brooklyn get reacquainted with their instruments, and with one another: “You have to play in harmony.”

#brooklyn-nyc, #budgets-and-budgeting, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #education-k-12, #education-department-nyc, #music, #ukuleles

N.Y.C. Tried to Fix High School Admissions. Some Parents Are Furious.

In an attempt to democratize schools, the city is focusing less on grades, attendance and test scores. Instead, it relies heavily on a lottery.

#admissions-standards, #education-k-12, #education-department-nyc, #new-york-city

This Company Knows How to Increase Students’ Test Scores

NewGlobe Schools uses some of the world’s most successful educational techniques.

#bridge-international-academies, #education, #education-k-12, #internal-sub-only-nl, #kenya, #tests-and-examinations

Ohio Makes It Easier for Teachers to Carry Guns at School

A new law requires educators and other school staff members who want to carry a weapon to undergo no more than 24 hours of training — compared with more than 700 hours previously.

#dewine-mike, #education-k-12, #gun-control, #law-and-legislation, #ohio, #school-shootings-and-armed-attacks, #teachers-and-school-employees

‘I Ache for Change’: Students on School Shootings After Uvalde

Students told us what it’s like to go to school during a time of frequent shootings, and what America should be doing about it.

#education-k-12, #gun-control, #school-shootings-and-armed-attacks, #uvalde-tex-shooting-may-24-2022

Stonewall Jackson’s Name Fell Fast, and a Fury Quickly Followed

Removing the names of Confederate generals from schools in Shenandoah County, Va., was a response to racial justice protests. The community has been fighting about it ever since.

#education-k-12, #jackson-stonewall, #names-organizational, #school-boards, #shenandoah-county-va, #virginia

After Uvalde, Teachers Wonder ‘What More?’

Teachers were already grappling with adrift students and political fights. After the mass shooting in a Texas elementary school, many wondered how much more they had left to give.

#anxiety-and-stress, #berkeley-high-school-berkeley-calif, #education-k-12, #grief-emotion, #school-discipline-students, #school-shootings-and-armed-attacks, #teachers-and-school-employees, #uvalde-tex-shooting-may-24-2022

San Francisco Schools Are Retiring ‘Chief.’ That’s Not as Frivolous as It Seems.

But are the sentiments of the few more important than those of the many?

#cherokee-indians, #education-k-12, #football, #interior-department, #internal-sub-only-nl, #native-americans, #san-francisco-chronicle, #washington-commanders, #washington-redskins

Students, We Want to Hear What You Have to Say About School Shootings

Opinion wants to know what you are thinking and feeling in the aftermath of school shootings.

#education-k-12, #internal-open-access, #mental-health-and-disorders, #school-shootings-and-armed-attacks

We Need to Stay Heartbroken About School Shootings

After the massacre in Texas, the children’s author Kate DiCamillo captured the depth of our grief.

#books-and-literature, #children-and-childhood, #dicamillo-kate, #education-k-12, #teachers-and-school-employees, #uvalde-tex-shooting-may-24-2022, #writing-and-writers

Outcry Over High School Clinic Exposes Deep Divisions on Mental Health

American teenagers are reporting severe levels of anxiety and depression. But when Connecticut moved to expand mental health services in schools, it ran into fierce opposition in one town.

#anxiety-and-stress, #connecticut, #depression-mental, #education-k-12, #killingly-conn, #mental-health-and-disorders, #school-boards, #state-legislatures, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #your-feed-healthcare

Don’t Referee Every Schoolyard Conflict. Help Kids Learn to Solve Them on Their Own.

When parents interfere too much, children miss out on building an essential life skill.

#bullies, #children-and-childhood, #education-k-12, #hershovitz-scott, #internal-sub-only-nl, #lord-of-the-flies-book, #parenting, #playgrounds, #teenagers-and-adolescence

Adams, Hailed on the National Stage, Finds Frustration Closer to Home

Mayor Eric Adams faced a bumpy first round in pushing his agenda in Albany, particularly when it came to his education goals.

#adams-eric-l, #democratic-party, #education-k-12, #mayors, #new-york-city, #new-york-state, #politics-and-government, #state-legislatures

Class Sizes Set to Shrink in New York City Schools, but at What Cost?

A bill approved by state lawmakers to shrink New York City class sizes would cost millions, and its passage reignited a longstanding debate about whether the move would help students as intended.

#adams-eric-l, #banks-david-c-1962, #education-k-12, #education-department-nyc, #liu-john-c, #mayors, #new-york-city, #organized-labor, #state-legislatures, #teachers-and-school-employees, #united-federation-of-teachers

Portraits of Grief From Uvalde

The lives touched by the killing of 21 people at an elementary school in a close-knit community.

#audio-negative-sad, #audio-negative-tragedy, #education-k-12, #robb-elementary-school-uvalde-tex, #sacred-heart-catholic-church-uvalde-tex, #school-shootings-and-armed-attacks, #uvalde-tex, #uvalde-tex-shooting-may-24-2022

Why the Police Took 78 Minutes to Stop the Uvalde Gunman

In the days since the shooting, questions have abounded about the response from law enforcement officers.

#audio-negative-tragedy, #education-k-12, #robb-elementary-school-uvalde-tex, #uvalde-tex, #uvalde-tex-shooting-may-24-2022

From Gun Laws to Abortion, 5 Issues for N.Y. Legislators as Session Ends

A move to raise the minimum age to buy AR-15-style weapons is among several hot-button issues still to be resolved in Albany before the session ends.

#abortion, #affordable-housing, #alternative-and-renewable-energy, #democratic-party, #education-k-12, #gun-control, #hochul-kathleen-c, #law-and-legislation, #new-york-state, #politics-and-government, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #state-legislatures

America’s Teachers Offer Answers to the Education Crisis

“Our system had fault lines way before the pandemic.”

#anxiety-and-stress, #children-and-childhood, #education-k-12, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #teachers-and-school-employees

For Russian-Speaking Ukrainians, Language Clubs Offer Way to Defy Invaders

Many Ukraine citizens speak Russian as their first language. Volunteer organizations are helping them improve their Ukrainian and abandon “the occupiers’ language.”

#education-k-12, #language-and-languages, #lviv-ukraine, #politics-and-government, #russia, #russian-language, #ukraine, #war-and-armed-conflicts

Summer Camp for All

It’s hard to imagine a more ideal escape for young people living through an extraordinary time of grief, loneliness and upheaval.

#american-camp-assn, #bank-street-college, #black-people, #children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #education-k-12, #federal-aid-us, #hispanic-americans, #income-inequality, #medicine-and-health, #mental-health-and-disorders, #minorities, #new-york-city, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #philanthropy, #poverty, #psychology-and-psychologists, #summer-season, #youth

This ‘Cats’ Adaptation Has the Kids Singing

J.J. Pearce High School in Texas staged one of the country’s first school productions of “Cats: Young Actors Edition,” a new one-hour version of the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical.

#cats-play, #cats-young-actors-edition-play, #concord-theatricals, #education-k-12, #jj-pearce-high-school-richardson-tex, #lloyd-webber-andrew, #texas, #theater

Accused of Cheating by an Algorithm, and a Professor She Had Never Met

An unsettling glimpse at the digitization of education.

#artificial-intelligence, #broward-college, #cheating, #colleges-and-universities, #e-learning, #education-k-12, #florida, #honorlock-inc, #tests-and-examinations