- Education Michigan Gov. Urges Halt of High School Classes, Youth SportsGov. Gretchen Whitmer strongly urged a two-week suspension of in-person high school classes in response to new coronavirus outbreaks.Education Iowa City Quarantines Students, Staff Amid COVID-19 Variant ConcernsThe Iowa City school district said that 127 students and five staff members tested positive for the coronavirus or are presumed positive.Education Students Lead U.S. Push for Fuller Black History EducationEducators say there has been increased demand from students for more in-depth lessons on Black history—and lawmakers are responding.Education Survey: Even as Schools Reopen, Many Students Learn RemotelyA survey released by the Biden administration found large numbers of students are not returning to the classroom even as schools reopen.Education Large Florida School District Hit by Ransomware AttackThe computer system of one of the nation's largest school districts was hacked by a criminal gang.Education How a Fight Over Transgender Athletes Descended Into Confusion, Political Finger-PointingSouth Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem issued executive orders to bar transgender girls from girls' sports leagues.Education Where Every Kid Needs Lunch, School Fights to Feed Them AllIn places like Jefferson County, Miss., the pandemic has complicated efforts to feed children in need.Education Potentially Violent Students Often Share Common Characteristics, Secret Service SaysStudents who were making plans to attack schools showed the same types of troubled histories as those who carried them out.Education Reports of Child Abuse From School Sources Fell Sharply During the PandemicAt-risk children can be invisible to the system without the attention of an in-person school environment, a new analysis finds.Education Debate Over Reopenings Has Become a Campaign Issue in School Board RacesFrustration over pandemic-related school closings and remote learning has left an imprint on school board contests throughout the suburbs.Education Kentucky Governor Vetoes Controversial School Choice, Pension BillsGov. Andy Beshear vetoed a school choice bill that he said would “greatly harm” public education in Kentucky.Education N.J. Governor: There Should Be No Remote Learning Option in the FallThere should be no option for remote learning, and all students should be back in person when the new school year starts in September.Education Once a Novelty, High School Sports Livestreaming Becoming a StapleStreams of high school sports events are gaining in popularity as the COVID-19 pandemic has limited in-person attendance.