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The silver linings of online school

Online learning can be frustrating for students, teachers and parents, but some methods are working. The big picture: Just as companies are using this era…

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Cuomo says all New York schools can reopen for in-person learning

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Friday that all school districts across the state can choose to reopen for in-person learning because it has so…

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Georgia classroom shuts down one day after reopening as student contracts coronavirus

An elementary school student in Georgia contracted COVID-19 this week after attending class on the first day of school.Sixes Elementary i… Source: https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/510696-georgia-classroom-shuts-down-one-day-after-reopening-as-student Droolin’ Dog…

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UConn cancels upcoming football season over coronavirus concerns

The Huskies became the first team in the top-ranked Football Bowl Subdivision to call it quits for the 2020 season. Source: https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/uconn-cancels-upcoming-football-season-over-coronavirus-concerns-n1235866 Droolin’ Dog sniffed…

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DeSantis touts the return of in-person classes as schools say they’ll go online

TALLAHASSEE — Florida’s largest school district will begin the fall semester with remote classes, joining others that are keeping campuses closed even as Gov. Ron…

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Majority of teachers say they are worried about coronavirus exposure on the job: poll

The majority of K-12 teachers in the U.S. are either very or moderately concerned about being exposed to COVID-19 if they return to in-person instruction…

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New York lawmakers agree to pause use of facial recognition in schools

New York lawmakers have passed a moratorium that would ban the use of facial recognition in schools until 2022. Their decision comes a month after…

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Dave Grohl gives searing takedown of Trump administration's stance on reopening schools: 'Teachers want to teach, not die'

‘I wouldn’t trust the US secretary of percussion to tell me how to play ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ if they had never sat behind a…

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GOP discusses tying K-12 funding to in-person classes

Senate Republicans are proposing tying half of K-12 funds in the next coronavirus package to schools holding in-person classes.Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), who has been…

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Surgeon General: We need to lower transmission rate of coronavirus to reopen schools

Surgeon General Jerome Adams said Tuesday that transmission rates are the most important factor in deciding whether or not to reopen schools.”The biggest determinant of…

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The religious right is fueling a dangerous schism in home schooling

Parents have rights, but I believe children have rights, too — to an environment free from exploitation and to a meaningful education. Source: https://www.nbcnews.com/think/opinion/coronavirus-home-schooling-highlights-religious-right-s-education-system-influence-ncna1233824 Droolin’…

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Here’s your state’s plan for reopening schools

Governors and state education departments across the country are grappling with whether to hold in-person classes this fall as coronavirus cases spike.The decision-making process quickly…

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Texas exempts religious private schools from reopening guidelines

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton (R) said Friday that private schools are exempt from having to follow local health restrictions regarding school reopenings. Source: https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/507952-texas-exempts-religious-private-schools-from-reopening-guidelines…

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Colleges Prepare to Test Thousands of Students for Covid-19

As campuses reopen, the logistics of preventing an outbreak are posing thorny questions: Who to test? How often? And will students buy in? Source: https://www.wired.com/story/colleges-prepare-to-test-thousands-of-students-for-covid-19/…

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Trump appoints far right radio host Sebastian Gorka to education board

Conservative broadcaster previously worked as an adviser to US president in 2017 Source: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/sebastian-gorka-doanld-trump-education-board-salem-radio-network-a9619346.html Droolin’ Dog sniffed out this story and shared it with you….

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Education board in California’s Orange County votes to reopen schools without requiring masks

The county Board of Education in Orange County, Calif., on Monday voted to approve school reopening recommendations that do not require masks for students or…

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Channel Your Inner Mozart: The Best Music Theory Apps, Services, and Lessons

Having an understanding of music theory means you have the tools needed to compose your own music and better understand and appreciate music in general….

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Trump disavows his own administration’s guidance for reopening schools

President Donald Trump on Wednesday publicly disavowed his own administration’s guidance for reopening schools amid the coronavirus pandemic, arguing the federal recommendations were too burdensome…

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In 5-4 decision, Supreme Court rules states cannot ban public funding for religious schools

The ruling was written by Chief Justice John Roberts, who sided with the conservative justices. Source: https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/supreme-court/5-4-decision-supreme-court-rules-states-cannot-ban-public-n1231389 Droolin’ Dog sniffed out this story and shared…

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We have failed to support disadvantaged learners during coronavirus, and now millions of children's futures are at risk

We must act now, as global efforts towards inclusion in education have fallen by the wayside in the last few months Source: https://www.independent.co.uk/voices/education-global-poverty-inequality-coronavirus-gender-disability-a9588226.html Droolin’ Dog…

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COVID-19 Is Amplifying Racial Inequities, Educators Say

Baltimore Teachers Union President Diamonté Brown discusses a recent lawsuit over unpaid instructional days, global protests against racism, the movement to defund the police, and…

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