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Will schools mandate COVID-19 vaccine or face liability?

July 10, 2020

Via: Education Dive

As coronavirus vaccine candidates enter trials, with some of the earliest predictions landing availability sometime early next year, leaders are raising alarms around the possibility of parents and children who may seek exemptions from the requirement. “My fear is that […]


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How New York City, Oakland and Indianapolis Are Planning to Reopen Schools

July 2, 2020

Via: Ed Surge

Call it “blended,” “hybrid” or “split.” Students, families and teachers are gearing up for a new school year that will feature a mixture of at-home and in-class education. That was the message from the heads of school districts in New […]


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Will colleges in the new coronavirus epicenters change their fall plans?

July 1, 2020

Via: Education Dive

College leaders in several states are staring down one of the worst possible outcomes of the summer: Coronavirus cases are surging just as they’re preparing to welcome students back to campus. The crisis is particularly acute in Arizona, Florida and […]


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How educators, librarians are connecting students with books to prevent COVID-19 summer literacy slide

July 1, 2020

Via: Education Dive

After a socially distanced spring of online learning, school and county librarians are making an effort to put real books in the hands of students for a screen-free summer in an effort to stave off an anticipated “COVID slide” in […]


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Supreme Court: Public money can be used for religious education

June 30, 2020

Via: Education Dive

The opinion is likely welcome news for the president, coming less than a week after the court ruled June 18 that his administration’s effort to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program was mishandled, leaving the policy in place […]


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States move toward waiving standardized tests for 2020-21

June 29, 2020

Via: Education Dive

As schools plan for the fall, state education departments and lawmakers are gearing up to suspend another round of federal and state standardized tests, saying instruction should take priority for the 2020-21 school year. On June 18, Georgia became one […]


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President Speaks: The pandemic shouldn’t stop colleges filling key leadership positions

June 26, 2020

Via: Education Dive

Although we’re in various stages of coronavirus lockdown, not all leadership searches have ground to a halt. Certainly, pausing a search during this pandemic is a valid approach, but other institutions have chosen to move forward decisively to recruit the […]


Educational Stages, News, Secondary Education

As states cut budgets, racial funding gaps between districts could widen

June 23, 2020

Via: Education Dive

In a House Education and Labor Committee hearing Monday, lawmakers predicted the ongoing coronavirus pandemic could widen racial funding gaps between wealthy and low-income public school districts. Reports cited by committee members suggest public schools already have a $23 billion […]


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Uncertain educational environment requires shift in PD

June 22, 2020

Via: Education Dive

Delivering pertinent professional development opportunities was already a difficult task for administrators during normal times. The current uncertainty presents further challenges. Teachers will need to continue to develop their online teaching skills, for example, but only around 4% of PD […]


Educational Stages, Higher Education, News

Supreme Court’s DACA decision protects thousands of educators, students

June 18, 2020

Via: Education Dive

The question in the case was not whether DACA can be eliminated, but whether the Trump administration acted properly in its attempt to do so. The majority opinion, which was joined by Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen Breyer and Elena […]