School Systems

Health officials call for these actions as new variant of COVID emerges

“We are monitoring our positivity rates; we are monitoring our hospitalizations, ”said Mannepalli. “We’re monitoring what’s going on very closely and not just here in Hall County, but in hospitals in the Metro Atlanta area. … I really hope we can really increase our vaccination rates and keep up with …

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Schools move to secure buildings | Local News

Entrance to school buildings in the city of Tullahoma will soon be more secure, following a vote by the Tullahoma school board. Over the past two months, the school board has approved measures to ensure safer access to school buildings. In October, the board approved 25% matching funding for a …

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Council finds COVID has worsened food insecurity in Maryland, recommends improvements

As grocery stores and restaurants closed during the COVID-19 pandemic, the number of food insecure Marylanders nearly doubled to more than one million. This content has been republished with permission from OMCT Information Partners at Maryland Matters. Sign up for the free Maryland Matters email subscription today. As grocery stores …

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School Matters: Giving Thanks in Uncertain Times | Education

Several years ago I was hunting audads in Texas along the Rio Grande River. It was a rugged desert area but it was a beautiful place. We camped in an extremely isolated area where there were no houses or people for miles on our side of the river. Each day …

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The morale problem of the school system | Editorials

The coronavirus pandemic has been very hard on many people, but – apart from healthcare workers – teachers have faced some of the biggest challenges. Whether teaching their students remotely or remaining masked throughout the school day, our educators have been forced to remain flexible and adapt to new ways …

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Analysis: How Schools Can Close Disturbing Racial Gaps in Advanced Courses

register here for the daily 74’s newsletter. Donate here to support independent journalism of the 74. Amid back-to-school debates over vaccinations, mask requirements, and the right goal for learning history, the worrying lack of opportunities for many high school students to take the advanced classes they need to be successful …

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Illinois educators excluded from test of change

A plan to change the state of Illinois assessment was criticized Tuesday by principals, testing experts, educators and students who said the process had not been transparent. Illinois will spend about $ 42 million this school year on multiple tests to assess reading, math, and science skills – and for …

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Keeping kids in school is a huge relief for parents

The plight of parents during the COVID-19 era has trumped other issues this year as schools reopened and Zoom classrooms with kitchen counters largely became an unhappy memory. But it was not all easy. Vaccinations for children under 12 recently gained federal approval, so this cohort has for the most …

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