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UM tops public universities for Fulbrights

University of Michigan students and scholars have been offered 25 Fulbright scholarships for the 2021-22 academic year. The university is among the most productive institutions in the country. The grants, one of the US government’s most prestigious awards, were offered to fund the research of 18 students – the most among public universities – and […]

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Queensland school closures: Annastacia Palaszczuk announces 1,000 state schools will close due to Queensland floods

Nearly 1,000 schools in Queensland will close and people have been told to work from home as flooding continues. Nearly 1,000 schools in southeast Queensland will be closed from Monday and people will be asked to work from home as severe flooding shows no signs of abating. Prime Minister Annastacia Palaszczuk announced the closure of […]

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Restrictions on transgender athletes would extend to Iowa universities under Senate bill

A bill to ban transgender girls from playing women’s sports in Iowa’s K-12 schools and colleges has gone through a Senate committee, missing a Friday legislative deadline. Senate Study Bill 3148 would only allow biologically female students to participate in women’s sports at Iowa public and non-public schools, community colleges, or public universities. It’s a […]

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Almost one in 10 staff are absent from public schools in England, according to latest figures

Almost one in 10 staff are absent from public schools in England, according to the latest figures. The Department for Education (DfE) estimates that the proportion of staff absent for Covid-related reasons has fallen slightly from 4.5% on January 20 to 4.4% on February 3. Student absenteeism rates have plummeted, with 320,000 students out of […]

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Governor Mark Gordon Appoints Brian Schroeder as Superintendent of Public Schools | 307 Politics

Gov. Mark Gordon on Thursday named the principal of a private Christian school in Cody to serve as Wyoming’s next superintendent of public instruction. Brian Schroeder, who oversees Veritas Academy, will serve the remainder of the superintendent’s term, which ends in January 2023. He replaces Jillian Balow, who stepped down earlier this month to take […]

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Fund cricket in public schools to fight elitism | locust

The time warp of the cricketing establishment was clearly exposed in Barney Ronay’s article (Pop-eared county chairmen show why English cricket is in trouble, 25 January), but the origins of these attitudes are much deeper. Excellence in cricket requires more investment than most other sports; an essential element is a well-prepared pitch and a level […]

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Requests for Superintendent of Public Schools Keep Rolling In | 307 Politics

Eight new nominations for the position of superintendent of public schools have been submitted to the Republican State Central Committee, bringing the total number of nominees to 12. The position of state superintendent, an official usually elected by the people of Wyoming, is vacant because Jillian Balow, the former superintendent, resigned earlier this month to […]

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American universities are reworking their courses and their business models too

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is presenting an immersive VR experience called “The Enemy” through its Media Lab. It invites the visitor to discover firsthand, through 360-degree imagery, the testimony of soldiers on both sides of the conflicts. In Canada, the McGill Symphony Orchestra is virtually bringing together musicians for rehearsals and has completely […]

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Florida Unveils Online Tool to Weigh Universities Based on Salary and Student Debt | Florida Trend Education – Florida Trend

Florida unveils online tool to weigh colleges on salary and student debt The Florida Board of Governors launched an online tool this month to help students choose a major at one of the state’s 12 public universities. The tool, MyFloridaFuture, was mandated in last year’s legislative session by House Bill 1261, which also protected universities […]

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Candidates start applying to replace Superintendent of Public Schools | Wyoming News

Less than a week after the official resignation of Superintendent of Public Instruction Jillian Balow, the Republican State Central Committee is preparing to name three possible replacements. The central committee will meet on Saturday to vote on three candidates. Governor Mark Gordon will then choose one of the three to hold the post until January […]

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Private public schools most affected by Covid staff absences

New findings reveal that the most disadvantaged public schools were almost three times more likely than private schools to report that one in 10 or more of their staff were absent due to coronavirus. Data from the Sutton Trust survey app – Teacher Tapp – reveals that public schools are more heavily affected by Covid-related […]

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Arkansas school systems, colleges and universities walk a tightrope across covid-19 cases

School districts across the state are adjusting school calendars to deal with the growing number of covid-19 cases and quarantines. Universities and colleges, facing challenges similar to covid, evaluate in-person courses against online sessions and make a series of decisions. In Pulaski County, the three school districts closed to on-site education since last week are […]

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Tri-State Schools Need Substitute Teachers, Bus Drivers

WEST CHESTER, Ohio – As local school districts put winter vacation further in the mirror, many still face a critical shortage of substitute teachers and bus drivers – leaving classrooms and routes empty every day. In the local school district of Lakota, Superintendent Matt Miller said 30 to 35 teaching positions were filled, but 71 […]

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Why some schools in the tri-state say they won’t go remote

COVID-19 cases continue to rise across the region, leading to a shortage of staff at schools returning from winter vacation. Despite this, many schools are avoiding distance learning and are moving forward with similar COVID measures in place since last semester. Ludlow Independent Schools began performing daily tests for students last semester with the help […]

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Louisiana School Districts “Have Enough Expertise” In COVID Response, Says Public School Chief | Education

How public schools handle the latest wave of coronavirus cases will depend on local school officials in 69 districts rather than any diktat from the Department of Education. “I think local decision-making here really matters,” said state superintendent of education Cade Brumley. “And I think you will see nuanced approaches based on the demands of […]

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Louisiana school districts ‘have enough expertise’ in COVID response, says head of public schools | News

BATON ROUGE, La. — How public schools handle the latest wave of coronavirus cases will depend on local school officials in 69 districts rather than any dictate from the Department of Education. Cade Brumley (AP file photo) “I think local decision-making here is really important,” said state Education Superintendent Cade Brumley. “And I think you’ll […]

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Superintendent of Public Schools Distributes COVID Home Tests in Castro Valley

Superintendent of Public Schools Distributes COVID Home Tests in Castro Valley Public Schools Superintendent Tony Thurmond was in Castro Valley on Friday morning distributing free home-based COVID-19 antigen rapid test kits to families. The driving event took place at Canyon Middle School where Thurmond held a press conference. CASTRO VALLEY, CA – With many students […]

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Public schools increasingly embrace a two-week semester for “teacher mental well-being”

A survey by the newspaper found that 31 of the 102 multi-academy trusts that run high schools have two-week vacations in October, along with 30 of the country’s 149 local authorities. This includes three – Kent, Peterborough and Bromley – who first introduce the fortnightly break in 2022. Schools are allowed to set their own […]

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Tri-state schools to move away in 2022 amid Omicron outbreak

Schools in the tri-state area are scrambling to figure out how to safely open after Christmas break amid an Omicron wave – and some are already planning to go virtual in early January. The Paterson, New Jersey School District announced on Wednesday that learning will be fully virtual for students and staff from Jan.4 to […]

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Threats, violence and shootings afflict schools in Washington State

Capital High School was placed in receivership on Tuesday after a “…third-party report that a student from outside the Olympia area was going to bring a weapon onto campus today.” According to the school, this individual was not on campus and authorities are investigating. Capital High School is currently on lockdown (students are moving through […]

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How state schools fought back in the great youth rugby arms race

A quiet revolution is underway in the heart of English rugby. The independent schools’ hegemony in age group play may be well established, but the signs of social change within the sport are there if you look closely. Of the original 34-man squad that Eddie Jones named for the recent Autumn Internationals, 41% were educated […]

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Eton College: 15 state schools receive college offers from Russell Group over Berkshire School

More than a dozen state schools are getting more offers from top UK universities than Eton – new figures show. Information obtained by the Daily Telegraph newspapers suggests that 15 state schools are receiving more college internship offers from the Russell Group than the prestigious Eton College. The Telegraph submitted a freedom of information request […]

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State and schools share plans to vaccinate young children against COVID-19 – WCCO

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Now that the final hurdle has been cleared to begin vaccinating children ages 5 to 11 against COVID-19, state and school officials are rolling out their plans. Governor Tim Walz says he wants to make it as easy as possible to vaccinate young children against the virus. “We combine security, speed and […]

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How the Funding Gap Between Public and Private Schools Widened Significantly

Students at Winchester College. Photograph by Christopher Pillitz/Getty Images. Cuts in education spending since 2010 have dramatically widened the funding gap between public and private schools, according to a report by the Institute for Tax Studies found. The per-pupil funding shift quickly diverged after the last Labor government left in 2010 and was replaced by […]

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The spending gap between private and public schools has more than doubled

J According to one analysis, the gap between private tuition and public school spending per student has more than doubled over the past decade. Private school tuition has risen more than 20% after inflation since 2009-2010, while basic public school spending per student has fallen 9% in real terms, according to the Institute for Fiscal […]

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The spending gap between private and public schools DOUBLE

The great divide between classes: Spending gap between private and public schools DOUBLE as they spend £6,500 more per pupil, study finds Students in private schools spent almost twice as much on them as in the public sector The Institute for Fiscal Studies found that the gap has doubled over the past decade Study finds […]

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How Washington State Schools Are Using a Historic Amount of Federal Aid to Operate During the Pandemic

Over the past year, schools in Washington State have received a historic amount of federal funding to meet the expenses of educating children in the event of a pandemic. Already, some – about 13% of the roughly $2.6 billion – has gone to schools. In Seattle, 104 new school employees walk the halls, monitor quarantine […]

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The pressure to comply with Leandro’s mandate for state schools is growing

Photo: Adobe Stock Showdown with resistant General Assembly looms as governor’s commission urges implementation of court-approved plan Bursting with cash, the state of North Carolina owes its children ‘nothing less’ than a fully-funded pension Leandro Complete turnaround plan, the Governor’s Commission on Access to a Strong Basic Education unanimously agreed on Tuesday. The committee made […]

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Public schools reopen amid virus and staff uncertainty

Public primary and secondary schools reopened to students on Wednesday morning, dismissing fears of COVID-19 but facing uncertainty over the deployment of teachers. Road traffic congestion, which had built up in recent days with the reopening of religious and private schools, peaked on Wednesday, with red mini-buses zipping around cars which, on several roads, could […]

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Public Schools Chief Hoffman Blames Governor Ducey for Preventable COVID Outbreaks | CBS 5 investigation

PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) – Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman believes Gov. Doug Ducey’s stance on masks has created preventable outbreaks in public schools across the state. “I do — 100%,” was Kathy Hoffman’s response, when asked if the governor’s anti-mask mandate policies had caused outbreaks that shouldn’t have happened. Last week, AZFamily political […]

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Victorian public schools banned from pressuring parents to fund most learning

Schools were made aware of the policy last week and said it would take effect from the start of 2022, regardless of any budget plans made by schools or communications they sent to families this year. “The department will closely monitor the financial impact of the clarified and strengthened policy on all schools and will […]

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Public schools and colleges in England will receive wearable carbon dioxide monitors from next month

Public schools and colleges across England will receive wearable carbon dioxide monitors from next month as part of a £25million government scheme to help combat the spread of Covid Schools to measure airflow via carbon monoxide monitors in coronavirus fight The majority of the 300,000 monitors will be available during the fall semester They will […]

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Public schools chief urges vaccination mandate for teachers

The head of Washington’s public schools on Thursday (August 12) urged Gov. Jay Inslee to require all public school employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or risk losing their jobs. In one letterSuperintendent of Public Instruction Chris Reykdal has “strongly” encouraged the governor to require all public school teachers and staff to provide proof that […]

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Latin to be Taught in More Public Schools to Eliminate ‘Elitist’ Perception | UK News

Latin will be taught in more state schools as part of a new government program aimed at ending “elitist” perceptions of the subject. Classicist Mary Beard has welcomed the move, which will see £4million in funding for the Latin Excellence Program (LEP) ahead of a review in 2026. Prime Minister Boris Johnson is known to […]

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Latin will be taught in public schools to make the language less “elitist”

Latin will be taught in public schools to make the language less “elitist” A £4million Latin Excellence program will see the language offered to 40 schools Staff will be trained and resourced to teach youth ages 11-16 Gavin Williamson said: “We know that Latin has a reputation for being an elitist subject” He added: ‘But […]

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Board of Regents approves tuition hike for public schools

Students at state universities will pay more this year. The Iowa board of directors adjourned its meeting Wednesday afternoon. Tuition will increase for students at the University of Iowa, Iowa State University, and University of Northern Iowa. Iowa and Iowa State will rise nearly $300. UNI Panthers will see a $115 hike. The Board of […]

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Mask Policies for Tri-State Schools

CINCINNATI (WXIX) — School districts and universities in the three states are rolling out their plans on whether or not they will require students and staff to wear masks when they return to class. The Ohio Department of Health recommends wearing a mask for unvaccinated people. Cincinnati Public Schools – The Cincinnati Public Schools School […]

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Idaho Lottery Brings Record Profits to State and Schools

Governor Brad Little, Sherri Ybarra and lottery officials joined a crowd at a school in Nampa on Wednesday to present oversized checks to mark payment. NAMPA, Idaho- Editor’s note: This article has been originally published by the Idaho Press. The Idaho Lottery announced a record annual dividend to the state of $72.5 million on Wednesday, […]

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With high school and associate degrees under her belt, TEC at Bryant senior Julia Farley is ready to take education to a new level: become a teacher herself

Julia Farley describes having a normal childhood until her sophomore year at The Enrichment Cooperative in Bryant, when things got a little awry. What went sideways was his spine. Doctors found she had spinal scoliosis, an S- or C-shaped curvature of the spine. “I had just had a growth spurt,” Farley said. She was scheduled […]

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Mohammed Choudhury named superintendent of New Maryland State Schools – CBS Baltimore

ANNAPOLIS (WJZ) — Maryland has appointed a new public school superintendent, Mohammed Choudhury. BREAKING: Maryland State Board of Education announces @moh_choudhury as the top candidate to replace Dr. Karen Salmon, who will retire on June 30. Mohammed Choudhury is Associate Superintendent of Strategy, Talent and Innovation for the San Antonio Independent School District. — Paul […]

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Tom Horne announces candidacy for Superintendent of Public Schools

Former public schools chief Tom Horne is jostling for his old post, rekindling themes of “ethnic chauvinism” and academic rigor that were hallmarks of his previous terms. “When I was superintendent of public instruction, my focus was on academic achievement,” Horne said at a press conference Thursday announcing his candidacy. “I was a crusader against […]

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Critical Race Theory: Tennessee Legislature Bans CRT in Public Schools

(Wavebreakmedia/Getty Images) The Tennessee General Assembly on Wednesday passed a law banning the teaching of critical race theory in public schools. the the law forbids public schools to teach that the United States is a fundamentally racist nation, that a person is inherently privileged or oppressed because of their race, or that an entire race […]

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Two-year colleges oppose D’Youville’s proposal to award associate’s degrees | Education

Support from some educators D’Youville has support for his proposal from Buffalo Public Schools officials and other educators, including the former dean of a similar program run by Houghton College in Buffalo for refugee and immigrant students. Gregory A. Lodinsky, principal of Leonardo da Vinci High School, a Buffalo public school located on the D’Youville […]

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Drake University will offer two-year associate degrees at a new college

A new college at Drake University will offer two-year associate degrees in multiple disciplines in an effort to expand access to higher education in central Iowa. John Dee Bright College will aim to welcome “a diverse range of students who often have not seen Drake as their potential college,” Drake President Marty Martin said Tuesday. […]