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Mask guidance divides parents heading into new school year

Parents and policymakers across the nation have been plunged anew into a debate over whether face coverings should be optional or a mandate when schools reopen.

Los Angeles Times - US News - 52 minutes ago

Florida governor signs order letting parents decide if kids wear masks in schools -- The executive order bars school districts from forcing students to mask up, despite new guidance from the CDC, and as COVID-19​ cases climb in the state like never before. -- Jul 31

The executive order bars school districts from forcing students to mask up, despite new guidance from the CDC, and as COVID-19​ cases climb in the state like never before.

CBS News - Health - 3 hours ago

Songwriter Roy Loi focuses on his Thai eatery after closing music school

Entertainment News -SINGAPORE - Singer-songwriter Roy Loi had to close his music school Imagine Music last June due to the pandemic.. Read more at

The Straits Times - Entertainment - 5 hours ago

Business education needs to ignite entrepreneurship for poverty reduction -- By Opinion -- Jul 31, 2021

Globally the perennial battle to alleviate poverty is an enduring one and in this respect South Africa is no exception, says the writer.

Independent Online - Opinion - 7 hours ago

Parents should decide on masking kids in school says Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis

The Florida governor issued an executive order Friday prohibiting school mask mandates under Florida's "Parents' Bill of Rights". DeSantis joined Fox News host Dan Bongino Saturday on "Unfiltered" declaring that "the parents should be the ones to decide".

Fox News - Top Stories - 12 hours ago

NYC fights family of disabled Bronx student over pandemic school 'age-out' policy

The pandemic upended Maria Torres' carefully-orchestrated plans to transition out of school and into a specialized adult program in summer 2020.

New York Daily News - Top Stories - 15 hours ago

Grassroots organization pushes for reform by training parents to run for school board

The COVID-19 pandemic’s shuttering of classrooms in March 2020 triggered a sea change in the nationwide debate over the direction of public schools.

Washington Examiner - Politics - 1 day ago

Doctor Warns Sending Children to School Unmasked Will Lead to Further Delta Variant Spread

"This is a different virus than we were dealing with last fall," Dr. Eddie Stenehjem said in a Facebook Live.

Newsweek - US News - 21 hours ago

LISTEN: The Latest Lesson From "Planet Money" Summer School

NPR One is ready when you want to listen. Catch up on news, or discover a new podcast picked just for you. Share what you like and skip what you don't.

NPR - Top Stories - 23 hours ago

Florida's back-to-school sales-tax holiday starts today, record spending expected

The back-to-school sales tax holiday runs Saturday through Aug. 9.

Orlando Sentinel - Politics - 1 day ago

Florida Governor Blocks School Mask Mandates in Executive Order

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis on Friday issued an executive order to block mask mandates in schools. The governor ...

Epoch Times - Top Stories - 1 day ago

River Valley High School tragedy: Having the courage to help, and to ask for help when needed

Politics News -It was important for Education Minister Chan Chun Sing to say that asking for help is a sign of strength, not weakness.. Read more at

The Straits Times - Opinion - 1 day ago

Florida governor blocks school mask mandates, says parents can choose

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis issued an executive order on Friday blocking mask mandates in the state's schools, saying parents had the right to ...

Channel NewsAsia - World - 1 day ago

New film revisits mysterious death of Black high school athlete in rural Georgia

The mysterious death of a Black high school wrestler in 2013 is the subject of “Finding Kendrick Johnson” — a new documentary out Friday.

NBC News - Top Stories - 1 day ago

NCAA wants 'wholesale transformation' of college sports

The NCAA says it wants to reimagine how to more effectively manage the needs of its more...

Houston Chronicle - Entertainment - 1 day ago

Israel's anti-vaxxer education minister

Opinion: Yifat Shasha-Biton is entitled to hold whatever views she likes on the coronavirus vaccine, but she is not entitled to abuse her power to try to force a fringe agenda on the two million students in her care and in clear contradiction of the experts and government she represents

YNET News - Top Stories - 1 day ago

Everything You Need to Outfit Your College Dorm, According to RAs

The mini-fridges, desk lamps, shower sandals, and other necessities — including some for college during COVID — that 17 RAs recommend.

New York Magazine - Top Stories - 1 day ago

DeSantis signs order allowing parents to ignore COVID-19 school mask mandates

Gov. Ron DeSantis signed an executive order Friday to give parents the right to ignore any COVID-19 school mask mandates such as the one in Broward County.

Orlando Sentinel - US News - 1 day ago

Southwest suburban school districts put special ed students at top of priority list

A.E.R.O. Special Education Cooperative has committed to building a $50 million school on the site of the former Queen of Peace High School in Burbank.

Chicago Sun-Times - Opinion - 1 day ago

DeSantis' Order Will Give Parents Right to Ignore School Mask Mandates as Delta Surges

"Floridians have been, are, and will remain free to choose what's best for themselves and their families," DeSantis said.

Newsweek - Health - 2 days ago

Privacy concerns set to grow with the digitalisation of education

The digitalisation of education accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic looks set to continue as students return to school, but the safeguarding concerns it has raised also remain.

Euractiv - Top Stories - 2 days ago

Yes, kids can safely return to school — even with COVID's delta variant...

San Francisco schools are safe places for our children to learn, socialize and play when...

San Francisco Chronicle - Opinion - 2 days ago

Thomas Theophilus 'TJ' Jenkins, former City College art teacher and musician, dies

Thomas Theophilus “TJ” Jenkins, a retired Baltimore City College art teacher and musician who performed in Fells Point, died of a massive heart attack July 8. He was 69 and was living in LaVale near Cumberland.

The Baltimore Sun - Entertainment - 2 days ago

Chicago gets elected school board — Pritzker signs bill opposed by Lightfoot, looks 'forward to ongoing conversations' with her

The legislation, which the governor signed into law without the fanfare that has accompanied other bill signings, would create a 21-seat board in January 2025, initially split between 11 mayoral appointees — including the board president — and 10 elected members.

Chicago Sun-Times - Politics - 2 days ago

US school masks debate erupts anew weeks before classes resume

US school masks debate erupts anew weeks before classes resume

Peninsula Qatar - US News - 2 days ago

Cause of death still being sought for Green Beret who died at dive school

Staff Sgt. Micah Walker died during a water treading event, an official told Army Times.

Army Times - Top Stories - 2 days ago

Jagmeet Singh meets with Indigenous leaders at site of former residential school in Kamloops

The NDP Leader said Prime Minister Justin Trudeau must make good on his six-year-old pledge to fulfill all 94 calls to action from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission

The Globe and Mail - Politics - 2 days ago

Indigenous peoples must lead the effort to recover residential school children -- Tanya Talaga

After more than a century of government policies put in place to assimilate and destroy us, the federal government cannot be put in charge of the recovery process

The Globe and Mail - Opinion - 2 days ago

Howard police investigating vandalism at Harriet Tubman Building, the county's former Black high school

The Howard County Police Department is investigating after it said the Harriet Tubman Building in Columbia was broken into and vandalized Monday or Tuesday. The building formerly served as Harriet Tubman High School, the only school in the county for Black students for nearly two decades until its doors closed in 1965.

The Baltimore Sun - Business - 2 days ago

Why has CPS awarded a new contract to a failed school cleaning service?

Chicago Public Schools has led the state in implementing policies to protect children with asthma. To re-engage with a private company that has put the health of these children at risk makes no sense.

Chicago Sun-Times - Opinion - 3 days ago

Poor village school teacher Pedro Castillo becomes Peru's president

Pedro Castillo was born to peasants in the tiny village of Puna in the historic Cajamarca region, where he worked as a teacher for 24 years

International The News - World - 3 days ago

Just 1 in 15 state school pupils to get summer catch-up help

Labour blasts government for ‘staggering lack of ambition’

Independent UK - Politics - 3 days ago

Washington man in yellow dress steals school bus, rams front-end loader into estranged wife's home: deputies

A Washington state man wearing a yellow dress was arrested after he stole a school bus and later drove a front-end loader construction vehicle through the home he shared with his estranged wife, authorities said.

Fox News - Weird - 3 days ago

Iran to begin vaccination of school teachers tomorrow

TEHRAN, Jul. 28 (MNA) – The Spokesman for the National Task Force for Fighting Coronavirus of Iran said Wednesday the vaccinating school teachers will start Thursday, which marks the Eid Al-Ghadir.

Mehr News Agency - Technology - 4 days ago

VR Education revenue 'continuing to accelerate' amid demand for virtual events

Waterford-based VR Education says revenue from its ‘Engage’ platform is “continuing to accelerate.” - Business - 4 days ago

Good, True, Beautiful: Great Literature for Middle-School Students

Some readers may be homeschooling their children this year. Others may have enrolled them in private, public, or ...

Epoch Times - Top Stories - 4 days ago

L.A.'s church architecture goes way beyond your school mission project

If L.A.’s architecture is a hodgepodge of styles, its churches are great examples: A-frame, Mission, modern — it's all here.

Los Angeles Times - Top Stories - 5 days ago

Wearing a mask is the right thing for all students when school begins this fall

Until our country can reach herd immunity, we need to do everything we can to protect the unvaccinated, which includes children under 12.

Chicago Sun-Times - Opinion - 5 days ago

The pandemic pushed her to the limit. But this teacher carries on. -- Teaching has become a love-stress relationship for Leslie Stevenson, made only more difficult by the pandemic. Can she find a way to do what she feels called to do without burning out? Episode 5 of our podcast "Stronger."

Teaching has become a love-stress relationship for Leslie Stevenson, made only more difficult by the pandemic. Can she find a way to do what she feels called to do without burning out? Episode 5 of our podcast “Stronger.”

Christian Science Monitor - Business - 9 days ago

Malawi Begins Classes in World's First 3D-Printed School

Adifu Maulana quit school in 2014 to escape punishment she often received for arriving late. She had to walk 7 kilometers to attend classes held under a tree because of Malawi’s shortage of classrooms. But thanks to what is being called the world’s first 3D-printed school, constructed by joint-venture group 14Trees, Maulana has resumed learning. The Swiss-British group says the fast construction of computer-built schools could help alleviate a shortage of classrooms in countries like Malawi.

Voice of America - Technology - 9 days ago

Jacqueline Jones named dean at Morgan State University's School of Global Journalism & Communication

Veteran journalist and educator Jacqueline Jones is named dean of Morgan State University's School of Global Journalism and Communication.

The Baltimore Sun - Opinion - 9 days ago

Health minister: Rapid testing necessary to open school year under virus

Horowitz says outline drawn up by his ministry for education system will focus heavily on testing rather than restrictions, stresses importance of keeping Ben-Gurion Airport open and under supervision

YNET News - Science - 10 days ago

Aldi to donate over one million meals during school summer holidays

More than 700,000 will go to causes supporting children

Independent UK - Business - 10 days ago

First Person -- Teen sums up lessons learned after 'unconventional' school year -- Ayesha Badiola

We’re officially into summer! I cross my fingers for normalcy next school year, wondering what it’ll look like. But the past one? Wow, that went by quickly.

CBC News - Opinion - 13 days ago

Some Baltimore-area school districts are not planning to require masks this fall, leaving choice to parents

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advises students who are not vaccinated to wear masks in school, but some Baltimore-area districts say they plan to leave the choice to parents.

The Baltimore Sun - Health - 13 days ago

'Audible' sensitively, powerfully takes viewers into life and death at Maryland School for the Deaf | COMMENTARY

“Audible” starts out looking like it is going to be a sports film about the football team at the Maryland School for the Deaf. But it turns out to be so much more.

The Baltimore Sun - Entertainment - 16 days ago

Opinion: It's time to teach San Diego students about an uncelebrated local school desegregation case

The contributions of Latinos in the U.S have been ignored for far too long. Consider the case of Robert Alvarez vs. Board of Trustees of the Lemon Grove School District.

The San Diego Union-Tribune - Top Stories - 17 days ago

Coronavirus outbreaks at summer camps could be a preview of school-year problems

A string of COVID-19 outbreaks tied to U.S. summer camps in recent weeks has some people fearing it could be a preview of the upcoming school year.

Los Angeles Times - Health - 19 days ago

Belize, Louisiana cousins meet at Officer Candidate School

CAMP BEAUREGARD, La. (AP) — The Louisiana National Guard's Officer Candidate School...

SF Gate - Weird - 28 days ago

Speaker Welch on At the Virtual Table: Deal not quite done on first elected Chicago school board

Watch the conversation with Illinois House Speaker Chris Welch and Edward-Isaac Dovere, author of the new book, "Battle for the Soul: Inside the Democrats’ Campaign to Defeat Trump"

Chicago Sun-Times - Top Stories - 1 month ago

As Demand for Cybersecurity Experts Skyrockets, Clark College Launches New Degree Program

One thing the Covid pandemic has taught us is how much of our activities can be conducted online: Buying groceries, attending meetings, even watching the latest blockbuster movie. Unfortunately, all t

The Columbian - Top Stories - 1 month ago