- Education Schools Get the Brunt of Latest COVID Wave in South CarolinaIn the past few weeks, South Carolina has set records for COVID-19 hospitalizations and new cases have approached peak levels of last winter.Education More States Are Requiring Schools to Teach Native American History and CultureAdvocates say their efforts have gained some momentum with the nation’s reckoning over racial injustice since the killing of George Floyd.Education Judge's Temporary Order Allows Iowa Schools to Mandate MasksA federal judge ordered the state to immediately halt enforcement of a law that prevents school boards from ordering masks to be worn.Education Hurricane Ida Deals New Blow to Louisiana Schools Struggling to ReopenThe opening of the school year offered teachers a chance to fully assess the pandemic's effects, only to have students forced out again.Education Massachusetts National Guard to Help With Busing Students to School250 guard personnel will be available to serve as drivers of school transport vans, as districts nationwide struggle to hire enough drivers.Education FDA: ‘Very, Very Hopeful’ COVID Shots Will Be Ready for Younger Kids This YearDr. Peter Marks said he is hopeful that COVID-19 vaccinations for 5- to 11-year-olds will be underway by year’s end. Maybe sooner.Education Florida Ban on School Mask Mandates Back in Force for Now, Court RulesAn appeals court ruled that a Florida judge should not have lifted an automatic stay that halted enforcement of the on-again, off-again ban.Education 250K La. Students Still Unable to Return to School Due to Hurricane IdaAcross New Orleans and southeastern Louisiana, families are still waiting to hear when their children can return to school, as districts assessed hurricane damage.Education Judge Rules Florida Can't Enforce Ban on School Mask Mandates; Appeals ContinueA Florida judge said the overwhelming evidence shows that wearing masks does provide protection for children in crowded school settings.Education Interest in Anti-Mask School Vouchers Outpaces Funds in ArizonaGov. Doug Ducey's program to give private school vouchers to parents who object to campus mask requirements has seen applications surge.Education Florida School Mask Debate Headed for Court Battle After Governor's AppealRepublican Gov. Ron DeSantis has appealed a judge's ruling that a blanket ban on mask mandates exceeds the state government's authority.Education Tea Party 2.0? Conservatives Get Organized in School BattlesA loose network of conservative groups is quietly lending firepower to local activists engaged in culture war fights in schools nationwide.