Education

  • Mich. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer addresses the state during a speech in Lansing, Mich. on March 2, 2021.
    Gov. Gretchen Whitmer addresses the state during a speech last month in Lansing, Mich.
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    Education Michigan Gov. Urges Halt of High School Classes, Youth Sports
    Gov. Gretchen Whitmer strongly urged a two-week suspension of in-person high school classes in response to new coronavirus outbreaks.
    The Associated Press, April 9, 2021
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    Image of Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds getting a vaccine.
    Governor Kim Reynolds gets the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine during a news conference in Johnston, Iowa.
    Zach Boyden-Holmes/The Des Moines Register via AP; File
    Education Iowa City Quarantines Students, Staff Amid COVID-19 Variant Concerns
    The Iowa City school district said that 127 students and five staff members tested positive for the coronavirus or are presumed positive.
    The Associated Press, April 8, 2021
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    Image of Ebele Azikiwe and Rume Joy Azikiwe-Oyeyemi.
    Ebele Azikiwe, 12, poses for a photo with her mother, Rume Joy Azikiwe-Oyeyemi, in Cherry Hill, N.J., Ebele testified in October at state Assembly hearing, lending her support to legislation requiring New Jersey's school districts to add diversity to curriculums. Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy signed the bill into law.
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    Education Students Lead U.S. Push for Fuller Black History Education
    Educators say there has been increased demand from students for more in-depth lessons on Black history—and lawmakers are responding.
    The Associated Press, April 8, 2021
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    Students wait to enter Wyandotte County High School in Kansas City, Kan., on the first day of in-person learning on March 31, 2021. The district was one of the last in the state to return to the classroom after going virtual during the COVID-19 pandemic.
    Students wait to enter Wyandotte County High School in Kansas City, Kan., on the first day of in-person learning. The district was one of the last in the state to return to the classroom after going virtual due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
    Charlie Riedel/AP
    Education Survey: Even as Schools Reopen, Many Students Learn Remotely
    A survey released by the Biden administration found large numbers of students are not returning to the classroom even as schools reopen.
    The Associated Press, April 7, 2021
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    Broward County Public Schools Superintendent Robert W. Runcie speaks along with Dillard High School principal, Cassandra Robinson, right, and Rosalind Osgood at a news conference at Dillard High School on Monday, March 16, 2020, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
    Broward County Public Schools Superintendent Robert W. Runcie speaks along with Dillard High School principal, Cassandra Robinson, right, and Rosalind Osgood at a news conference outside Dillard High School on March 16, 2020, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
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    Education Large Florida School District Hit by Ransomware Attack
    The computer system of one of the nation's largest school districts was hacked by a criminal gang.
    The Associated Press, April 2, 2021
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    FILE - In this Feb. 27, 2021 file photo, South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Orlando, Fla. Noem initially appeared eager to deliver what looked like an easy win for social conservatives. South Dakota's GOP-led legislature passed a bill banning transgender women and girls participating in women's sports leagues, and the Republican governor declared herself “excited to sign” the bill. But Noem’s enthusiasm faded surprisingly fast and she came up with a “partial veto" to exclude collegiate athletics. (AP Photo/John Raoux, file)
    Education How a Fight Over Transgender Athletes Descended Into Confusion, Political Finger-Pointing
    South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem issued executive orders to bar transgender girls from girls' sports leagues.
    The Associated Press, April 1, 2021
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    Kejuan Turner, 8, eats a burger from a free bagged lunch provided by the Jefferson County School District on the back of his mother's truck with his brother, Kendrell, 9, outside their home in Fayette, Miss., on March 22, 2021. The children receive the meals while at daycare and eat them when they get home in the afternoon.
    Kejuan Turner, 8, eats a burger from a free bagged lunch provided by the Jefferson County School District on the back of his mother's truck with his brother, Kendrell, 9, outside their home in Fayette, Miss., on March 22, 2021. The children receive the meals while at daycare and eat them when they get home in the afternoon.
    Leah Willingham/AP
    Education Where Every Kid Needs Lunch, School Fights to Feed Them All
    In places like Jefferson County, Miss., the pandemic has complicated efforts to feed children in need.
    The Associated Press, April 1, 2021
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    Education Briefly Stated: March 31, 2021
    Here's a look at some recent Education Week articles you may have missed.
    March 31, 2021
    8 min read
    FILE - In this Dec. 4, 2013, file photo, a school bus drives past a sign reading Welcome to Sandy Hook, in Newtown, Conn., where 26 people were killed by a gunman inside Sandy Hook Elementary School. Students who were planning to attack schools showed the same types of troubled histories as those who carried them out - they were badly bullied, often suffered from depression with stress at home, and their behavior worried others, according to a U.S. Secret Service study released March 30, 2021.(AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)
    Education Potentially Violent Students Often Share Common Characteristics, Secret Service Says
    Students who were making plans to attack schools showed the same types of troubled histories as those who carried them out.
    The Associated Press, March 30, 2021
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    A memorial dedicated to former student Ava Lerario is posted in a hallway at Panther Valley Elementary School on March 11, 2021, in Nesquehoning, Pa. On May 26, 2020, former student, 9-year-old Ava Lerario; her mother, Ashley Belson, and Ava's father, Marc Lerario, were found fatally shot inside their home.
    A memorial dedicated to former student Ava Lerario is posted in a hallway at Panther Valley Elementary School on March 11, 2021, in Nesquehoning, Pa. On May 26, 2020, former student, 9-year-old Ava Lerario; her mother, Ashley Belson, and Ava's father, Marc Lerario, were found fatally shot inside their home.
    Matt Slocum/AP
    Education Reports of Child Abuse From School Sources Fell Sharply During the Pandemic
    At-risk children can be invisible to the system without the attention of an in-person school environment, a new analysis finds.
    The Associated Press, March 29, 2021
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    Heather Lockhart and her daughter, Cora, 7, maneuver through political signs outside Arlington Heights Village Hall in Arlington Heights, Ill. on March 25, 2021, where Lockhart was heading for early voting.
    Heather Lockhart and her daughter, Cora, 7, maneuver through political signs outside Arlington Heights Village Hall in Arlington Heights, Ill. on March 25, 2021, where Lockhart was heading for early voting.
    Stacey Wescott/Chicago Tribune via TNS
    Education Debate Over Reopenings Has Become a Campaign Issue in School Board Races
    Frustration over pandemic-related school closings and remote learning has left an imprint on school board contests throughout the suburbs.
    Karen Ann Cullotta and Rafael Guerrero, Chicago Tribune, March 29, 2021
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    Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear addresses the media at a news conference at the Kentucky State Capitol in Frankfort, Ky on Sept. 23, 2020.
    Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear addresses the media at a news conference at the Kentucky State Capitol in Frankfort last year.
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    Education Kentucky Governor Vetoes Controversial School Choice, Pension Bills
    Gov. Andy Beshear vetoed a school choice bill that he said would “greatly harm” public education in Kentucky.
    Valarie Honeycutt Spears & Jack Brammer, Lexington Herald-Leader, March 25, 2021
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    New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy tours a cafeteria with First Lady Jill Biden at the Samuel Smith Elementary School in Burlington.
    New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy tours a cafeteria at the Samuel Smith Elementary School in Burlington, N.J. with First Lady Jill Biden on Monday, March 15, 2021.
    Anna Moneymaker/The New York Times via AP
    Education N.J. Governor: There Should Be No Remote Learning Option in the Fall
    There should be no option for remote learning, and all students should be back in person when the new school year starts in September.
    The Associated Press, March 24, 2021
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    Education Briefly Stated: March 24, 2021
    Here's a look at some recent Education Week articles you may have missed.
    March 24, 2021
    8 min read
    St. Joseph Middle School eighth grader Carter Turner, along with his parents, Chad and Misty Turner, wave at the camera livestreaming before the final eighth grade boys basketball game of the season against Prairieview-Ogden Junior High on March 4, 2021 in St. Joseph, Ill.
    St. Joseph Middle School eighth grader Carter Turner, along with his parents, Chad and Misty Turner, wave at the camera livestreaming before the final eighth grade boys basketball game of the season against Prairieview-Ogden Junior High in St. Joseph, Ill. earlier this month.
    Stacey Wescott/Chicago Tribune via TNS
    Education Once a Novelty, High School Sports Livestreaming Becoming a Staple
    Streams of high school sports events are gaining in popularity as the COVID-19 pandemic has limited in-person attendance.
    Larry Mahoney, Bangor Daily News (Maine), March 22, 2021
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