In Their Own Words: Why Experts Say Elementary Schools Should Open

With proper safety measures, doctors and scientists said in a survey, the benefits outweigh the risks.

#children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #education-k-12, #heating-ventilation-and-cooling-hvac, #shutdowns-institutional, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Trump 2.0 Looks an Awful Lot Like Trump 2020

Are we really going to do this again?

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #conservatism-us-politics, #coronavirus-reopenings, #democratic-party, #education-k-12, #republican-party, #romney-mitt, #third-party-politics-us, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wages-and-salaries

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As School Closures Near First Anniversary, a Diverse Parent Movement Demands Action

Frustrated with remote learning, parents in the Philadelphia area are running for office, suing, relocating and retreating to private school.

#bucks-county-pa, #coronavirus-reopenings, #e-learning, #education-k-12, #norristown-pa, #parenting, #philadelphia-pa, #private-and-sectarian-schools, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #teachers-and-school-employees

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He Won a Varsity Letter at 16. He Finally Got It When He Was 79.

Tom Ammiano, a well-known gay leader in San Francisco, believed his effeminate mannerisms led his New Jersey high school to deny him his letter.

#education-k-12, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #san-francisco-calif

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Meisha Porter, Longtime N.Y.C. Educator, to Take Over Country’s Largest School System

Ms. Porter, a New York City native, will be the first Black woman to run the city’s sprawling school system.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #carranza-richard-a, #education-k-12, #meisha-porter, #new-york-city

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How to Help a Teen Out of a Homework Hole

The more students fall behind in the pandemic, the less likely they are to feel that they can catch up.

#anxiety-and-stress, #content-type-service, #e-learning, #education-k-12, #homework, #parenting, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #teenagers-and-adolescence

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Richard Carranza Will Resign as Leader of N.Y.C. School System

His departure, planned for mid-March, comes after repeated clashes with Mayor Bill de Blasio over desegregating the city’s schools.

#carranza-richard-a, #de-blasio-bill, #education-k-12, #gifted-students, #new-york-city, #segregation-and-desegregation

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Odessa

A struggling school system. An oil bust. A marching band determined to keep playing through a pandemic. This is the story of one Texas high school in crisis — and trying to reopen its doors.

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Why Common Colds Might Spike When Kids Return to School

Hong Kong schools reported a surge in colds when students resumed in-person learning. Here’s what it means for kids in the U.S., and what parents can do to prepare.

#colds, #coronavirus-reopenings, #education-k-12, #immune-system, #parenting, #shutdowns-institutional, #viruses

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Navigating My Son’s A.D.H.D. Made Me Realize I Had It, Too

Experts say some symptoms, especially in women, are mistaken for other conditions such as mood disorders or depression.

#anxiety-and-stress, #attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder, #children-and-childhood, #education-k-12, #parenting

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School Closures Have Failed America’s Children

As many as three million children have gotten no education for nearly a year.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #democratic-party, #dropouts, #education-k-12, #income-inequality, #republican-party, #shutdowns-institutional, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Family of Georgia Teen Who Died After Basketball Drills Sues School Officials

Imani Bell, 16, collapsed while running up stadium steps in “extreme heat,” according to a complaint filed on Wednesday.

#basketball, #bell-imani-d-2019, #clayton-county-ga, #deaths-fatalities, #education-k-12, #elite-scholars-academy-jonesboro-ga, #georgia, #suits-and-litigation-civil

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To Build Loyalty to China, Hong Kong Rewrites History

Through new lesson plans and expensive publishing projects, the government hopes to teach future generations a curated lesson about Hong Kong’s past.

#communist-party-of-china, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #education-k-12, #history-academic-subject, #hong-kong, #hong-kong-protests-2019, #politics-and-government

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San Francisco Pauses School Renamings to Focus on Returning Students to Classrooms

A plan to rename schools that honored people like Washington, Lincoln and Jefferson was put on hold after criticism of the plan and, particularly, its timing amid the pandemic.

#coronavirus-reopenings, #education-k-12, #feinstein-dianne, #jefferson-thomas, #lincoln-abraham, #lincoln-abraham-high-school, #lopez-gabriela, #names-organizational, #san-francisco-calif, #slavery-historical, #washington-george-1732-99

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A.I. Is Everywhere and Evolving

Many of us already live with artificial intelligence now, but researchers say interactions with the technology will become increasingly personalized.

#artificial-intelligence, #education-k-12, #elderly, #privacy, #research

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Can We Stop Fighting About Charter Schools?

The real question for Democrats is how to get every student a good education.

#cardona-miguel-a-1975, #charter-schools, #democratic-party, #education-k-12

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Oakley School Board Resigns After Mocking Parents on Livestream

Unaware their conversation was public, district trustees in Oakley, Calif., suggested that parents eager for schools to reopen merely wanted “their babysitters back.”

#coronavirus-reopenings, #education-k-12, #oakland-calif, #parenting

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Biden Says He’s Pro-Science. Why Is His Schools Plan Based on Fear?

The administration’s guidance for sending kids back to the classroom is far too restrictive.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #education-k-12, #parenting, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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Japanese Student Forced to Dye Her Hair Black Wins, and Loses, in Court

In a split ruling, a court in Osaka ordered the school to pay some damages for emotional distress, but it said the rule that students’ hair must be black did not violate regulations.

#dyes-and-dyestuffs, #education, #education-k-12, #hair, #japan, #osaka-japan

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A College Program for Disadvantaged Teens Could Shake Up Elite Admissions

An education program is immersing underprivileged students in Ivy League classes, and the students’ success has raised questions about how elite university gatekeepers determine college prospects.

#admissions-standards, #arizona-state-university, #colleges-and-universities, #columbia-university, #cornell-university, #cornfeld-leslie, #education-k-12, #education-secondary, #ivy-league, #national-education-equity-lab, #new-elisa, #tests-and-examinations, #yale-university

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Oregon Is Vaccinating Teachers. It Might Not Be Enough to Reopen Schools.

Oregon is a case study in how Pacific Coast cities are lagging the country in resuming in-person teaching.

#anxiety-and-stress, #brown-kate-1960, #california, #coronavirus-reopenings, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #disease-rates, #education-k-12, #oregon, #organized-labor, #shutdowns-institutional, #teachers-and-school-employees, #vaccination-and-immunization, #washington-state, #western-states-us, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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Los Angeles School District Eliminates One-Third of Its Police Officers

The school board also decided to ban the pepper-spraying of students and divert $25 million to programs for students of color.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #education-k-12, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #los-angeles-calif, #los-angeles-unified-school-district, #police, #police-reform

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Lessons From Virtual Kindergarten

The characteristics of a rhombus. The limits of parental authority. Gratitude.

#children-and-childhood, #computers-and-the-internet, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #education-k-12

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The Influence of a Perfect Teacher

Perhaps because I had a teacher who made reading aloud into ceremony, ritual and compelling drama, I grew up to find my cause in pediatricians’ promoting reading aloud at checkups.

#books-and-literature, #children-and-childhood, #education-k-12, #libraries-and-librarians, #reading-and-writing-skills-education, #teachers-and-school-employees

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Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot on What She Learned From Battling the Teachers’ Union

In an interview, Ms. Lightfoot talked about how she hoped to rebuild trust in the system and eventually reopen high schools.

#chicago-ill, #chicago-teachers-union, #coronavirus-reopenings, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #education-k-12, #lightfoot-lori, #mayors, #organized-labor, #teachers-and-school-employees

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Child’s Play Across the Israeli-Palestinian Divide

Through years of terror and of calm, a small museum program has brought 10-year-olds from both sides together.

#children-and-childhood, #discrimination, #education-k-12, #jerusalem-israel, #palestinians

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New York Was the 1st Big School District to Reopen. Here’s What Happened.

Elementary schools have been open for months. As the city prepares to reopen middle schools, problems remain, but there is also cause for optimism.

#chicago-ill, #children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-reopenings, #education-k-12, #elementary-school, #new-york-city, #parenting, #teachers-and-school-employees

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Schools Must Reopen to All Children This Fall. Here’s How.

The new C.D.C. guidance for bringing children back to class is a good first step, but it’ll take more to safely teach every student in person, every day.

#coronavirus-reopenings, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #education-k-12

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CDC Draws Up a Blueprint for Reopening Schools

Amid an acrid national controversy, the agency proposed detailed criteria for returning students to classrooms.

#centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #education-k-12, #organized-labor, #teachers-and-school-employees, #united-states, #vaccination-and-immunization, #ventilation, #workplace-hazards-and-violations, #your-feed-science

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Republicans Seize on Shuttered Schools as a Political Rallying Cry

As President Biden struggles to keep his pledge to reopen schools in 100 days, Republicans in Congress are hammering at the issue as a way to win back alienated women and suburban voters.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #blunt-roy-d, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #democratic-party, #education-k-12, #republican-party, #teachers-and-school-employees, #united-states-politics-and-government

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What You Need to Know About the CDC’s New School Guidelines

The federal government’s new guidance for reopening classrooms does not require teachers to be vaccinated first.

#centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #education-k-12, #teachers-and-school-employees, #vaccination-and-immunization

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We Asked 175 Pediatric Disease Experts if It Was Safe Enough to Open School

In many places, the debates over reopening are fraught. But in a survey, experts broadly agreed that elementary schools didn’t need vaccines to open safely.

#children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #education-k-12, #masks, #shutdowns-institutional

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Biden Trims Ambitions on School Reopening Pledge

As the White House struggles to flesh out President Biden’s promise to reopen schools within 100 days, aides have found themselves steadily lowering expectations.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #colleges-and-universities, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #education-k-12, #law-and-legislation, #stimulus-economic, #teachers-and-school-employees, #united-states-politics-and-government

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California Is Making Liberals Squirm

If progressivism can’t work there, why should the country believe it can work anywhere else?

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #education-k-12, #income-inequality, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #san-francisco-calif, #shutdowns-institutional, #united-states-politics-and-government

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How We Decided to Send Our Daughter Back to School

I thought I would have until our first grader went off to college before I would feel such anxiety.

#baltimore-md, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #education-k-12, #parenting

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What Will It Take to Reopen Schools?

The Biden administration is determined to restart in-person learning quickly. But there are some major hurdles.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-reopenings, #education-k-12, #organized-labor, #shutdowns-institutional, #teachers-and-school-employees, #united-states

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What Can We Learn From Where the Schools Stayed Open?

As districts across the country wrestle with when to return to in-person instruction, the story of Providence, R.I., offers a lesson in what it takes to do so.

#coronavirus-reopenings, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #education-k-12, #quarantines, #raimondo-gina-m, #rhode-island, #teachers-and-school-employees

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‘She Just Lost It’: Chicago School Fight Leaves Families in Limbo

If approved Tuesday by educators, a deal between the city and its teachers’ union could send a first wave of students back to classrooms this week — for the second time.

#chicago-ill, #chicago-teachers-union, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #education-k-12

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New York City Takes Another Step Toward Fully Reopening

Tens of thousands of middle school students will be able to return to classrooms later this month for at least part of the week.

#adda-indian-canteen-queens-ny-restaurant, #carranza-richard-a, #coronavirus-reopenings, #de-blasio-bill, #education-k-12, #education-department-nyc, #indian-food-cuisine, #indian-americans, #lower-east-side-manhattan-ny, #new-york-city, #pandya-chintan

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A Utah School Made Black History Month Optional. Then It Reversed Itself.

The Maria Montessori Academy, a charter school in North Ogden, allowed parents to opt their students out. But after an outcry and discussions with the parents, it changed course.

#black-people, #charter-schools, #education-k-12, #history-academic-subject, #montessori-schools, #north-ogden-utah, #parenting, #utah

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N.Y.C. to Reopen Middle Schools, but Most Students Will Still Learn From Home

The decision will put about 62,000 more students back in classrooms, meaning that a quarter of the city’s 1 million public school students will be learning in person by March.

#coronavirus-reopenings, #de-blasio-bill, #education-k-12, #new-york-city, #teachers-and-school-employees, #united-federation-of-teachers, #vaccination-and-immunization

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The Union Leader Who Says She Can Get Teachers Back in Schools

In cities and suburbs where schools remain closed, teachers unions are often saying: not yet. Can Randi Weingarten change that?

#american-federation-of-teachers, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-reopenings, #education-k-12, #organized-labor, #teachers-and-school-employees, #weingarten-randi

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Chicago Teachers Tentatively Agree to Return to Classrooms

If approved, the deal would avert a strike and allow some students to receive in-person instruction starting this week.

#chicago-ill, #chicago-teachers-union, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #e-learning, #education-k-12, #education-pre-school, #lightfoot-lori, #teachers-and-school-employees

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Summer School Is a Hot Idea Right Now. Could It Work?

Numerous obstacles make extending the school year a tough proposition, but the Biden administration wants to put billions behind it as a way of offsetting pandemic-era learning losses.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #education-k-12, #northam-ralph-s, #summer-school, #virginia

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Hong Kong Cartoon Aims to Teach Children About National Security

The government unveiled an animated video about the national security law as part of a broader curriculum overhaul for schools.

#china, #education-k-12, #hong-kong, #hong-kong-protests-2019

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Students Punished for ‘Vulgar’ Social Media Posts Are Fighting Back

A lawsuit against the University of Tennessee questions when schools can discipline students because of their online speech.

#civil-rights-and-liberties, #colleges-and-universities, #diei-kimberly, #education-k-12, #first-amendment-us-constitution, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #indecency-obscenity-and-profanity, #social-media, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #university-of-tennessee

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How Society Has Turned Its Back on Mothers

This isn’t just about burnout, it’s about betrayal.

#anxiety-and-stress, #children-and-childhood, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #education-k-12, #mental-health-and-disorders, #parenting, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #women-and-girls, #work-life-balance

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Places and Policies That Aim to Help Working Parents

How some employers and governments are supporting working parents.

#child-care, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #education-k-12, #employee-fringe-benefits, #paid-time-off, #parenting, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #sabbaticals-and-career-breaks, #tutors-and-tutoring, #work-life-balance

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I’m a Disabled Parent. It Took a Pandemic to Let Me Join the P.T.A.

My chronic illness made it hard to volunteer at my kids’ school. Now I can serve on the executive board of the P.T.A. without leaving my bed.

#chronic-fatigue-syndrome, #computers-and-the-internet, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #education-k-12, #parent-teacher-associations, #parenting, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #volunteers-and-community-service

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A Letter to My Liberal Friends

If you want to know what worries conservatives, look at California.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #boudin-chesa, #california, #education-k-12, #infrastructure-public-works, #presidential-election-of-2020, #relocation-of-business, #taxation

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