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Schools weigh plans for rapid COVID-19 tests

Posted October 29, 2020 at 6:00amWhite House officials hoped that sending states rapid COVID-19 tests would encourage their use in reopening schools, and while that’s one way states are using the shipments, they say they need more resources and better data about how to best deploy testing.Health officials in some states say they are beginning…

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Hundreds Of Schools Are Still Using Native Americans As Team Mascots 

In the summer of 2020, public tolerance for companies advertising with racist images was at an all-time low. Brands including Aunt Jemima, Mrs. Butterworth’s and Uncle Ben’s all announced plans to change their product imagery and in some cases even their names in reaction to widespread public protests against anti-Black racism. The world of sports…

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Too cool for NYC schools — DOE exec who left for Georgia poaches staffer

October 10, 2020 | 7:05pm | Updated October 10, 2020 | 7:06pm Another Department of Education exec is jumping ship — and this one was poached by an official who also ditched NYC schools, The Post has learned. Melissa Harris was promoted in May by Chancellor Richard Carranza’s first deputy Cheryl Watson-Harris to be her…

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Schools allege overreach by New Mexico education secretary

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A coalition of school districts is challenging the authority of Democratic Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s education secretary to drastically limit in-person instruction, dictate COVID-19 testing procedures and ensure employment for school staff whether they return to work or not. A lawsuit filed Tuesday in state court asked a state judge…

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NYC to Shut Businesses, Schools in Parts of Brooklyn, Queens

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As more schools offer in-person options, what happens to the students who stay virtual?

INDIANAPOLIS — When Hamilton Southeastern Schools went from all virtual instruction to offering a hybrid schedule for students, Jessica Savage knew she had to keep her two sons at home.Her second-grader, who is in special education classes, has multiple health concerns and she’s unsure how COVID-19 could affect him. Plus, she said virtual learning was going…

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‘Right here is great astonishing’: With schools space to start on Monday, Mayor de Blasio DELAYS in-person training AGAIN

With schools set to open on Monday, NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio changed things up, delaying in-person education — AGAIN — and instead going with a phased-in plan:BREAKING: NYC schools will NOT physically reopen for all students on Monday. The city is doing a phased-in reopening instead, by grade levels, throughout the next few weeks.…

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Faculties are shopping for up surveillance technology to struggle COVID-19

Fayette County Public Schools, a 24-school district in Georgia, reopened its classroom doors last month. As at many schools around the country, officials in Fayette have concerns about safely bringing students back to school amid a pandemic — and they’re turning to surveillance technology for help. The school district recently made a deal to purchase…

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Closing schools for Covid-19 hurts students’ financial future

As schools worldwide have sent students home to protect against the spread of Covid-19, the impacts of the time spent out of the classroom have begun to come into focus. During the first half of 2020, many students have fallen behind academically as they’ve relied on remote learning, which will make it harder for many…

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LA County schools won’t reopen until ‘after the election,” health director says

Los Angeles County Public Health Director Dr. Barbara Ferrer was recorded saying the country’s largest county would not reopen its schools until “after the election.”“We don’t realistically anticipate that we would be moving to either tier 2 or to reopening K-12 schools at least until after the election, in early November,” Ferrer said in a…