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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 […]

Universities

School systems, colleges and universities in Arkansas are walking a tightrope through covid-19 cases

School districts across the state are adjusting school calendars to deal with rising numbers of covid-19 cases and quarantines. Universities and colleges, facing similar covid challenges, are evaluating in-person classes versus online sessions and making a series of decisions. In Pulaski County, the three school districts that have been closed to on-site instruction since last […]

Universities

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 […]

Universities

State school districts and universities develop strategy to curb rapid spread of covid-19

Arkansas school systems continue to grapple with widespread illness and quarantines of covid-19 among employees and students, with several schools and entire districts turning to the use of distance learning for one or more of the next few days. State universities, as they enter their spring semesters, are also monitoring covid-19 numbers and reviewing strategies […]

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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 […]

Associate degrees

Socorro ISD’s first colleges celebrate students who received diplomas associated with stolen ceremonies

More than 140 students from Socorro’s ISD early high school programs celebrated their milestone achievement in earning an associate degree while still in high school with special ceremonies throughout the month of December. Mission Early College High School, Rams Early College at Montwood High School, Socorro Early College at Socorro High School and Trailblazers Early […]

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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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Delays in COVID home testing kits ‘unfortunate’, says public schools chief – Daily News

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond holds a press conference at Washington Preparatory High School in Los Angeles to announce a plan to address COVID learning loss and to help children cope with pandemic trauma on Wednesday, January 5, 2022. (Photo by Axel Koester, collaborating photographer) State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond holds […]

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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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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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This TikTok challenge is costing schools in the Upstate thousands

Upstate schools are closing restrooms and tightening campus security in response to the latest “challenge” that surfaced on TikTok. A viral wave of videos has warned of possible violence in schools across the country. The rumored threat prompted police to increase their presence on school campuses on Friday. School officials say they have already faced […]

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Several schools in the three states are threatened within a week

READING, Ohio – Several schools across the tri-state have stepped up security this week after students were reportedly threatened with violence. Schools in the town of Fairfield said on Tuesday they would have tightened security until December 10 after police received reports of a social media post threatening the Fairfield Freshman School. The next day, […]

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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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In Washington State schools, some jobs are harder to fill than others

It’s clear that many schools in Washington State need help. In Seattle, dozens of bus lines have been suspended indefinitely due to the lack of enough drivers. To control the coronavirus, paraeducators and teachers are taking on new lunch safety duties. An apparent lack of substitute teachers in the state’s largest school districts has forced […]

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WB zone threat came from out of state, schools will reopen Monday

WILKES-BARRE — The threat that prompted the Wilkes-Barre Area School District to close all schools Friday and move to online learning came from out of state, it was announced Friday after- noon Superintendent Brian Costello. Schools will reopen on Monday. The district received reports of a threat around 11:39 p.m. Thursday, and around 6 a.m. […]

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Over $100 million in COVID-19 funds going to public schools

MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) – Schools in Wisconsin will get a nine-figure cash injection as the Evers administration has indicated it will direct federal COVID-19 stimulus funds to help them recover from the pandemic. “Our children and our schools have faced unprecedented challenges during the coronavirus pandemic – from distance learning to reduced class sizes, to […]

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No grades, but Ohio releases public school report cards

COLUMBUS (WCMH) – The Ohio Department of Education released the 2020-2021 report cards, but noted that once again no district received an overall grade due to pandemic challenges. . An ODE release says the 2020-2021 report cards provide information on graduation rates, readiness-to-success indicators, and demographic and enrollment data, along with other operational details on […]

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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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Rosa Parks and Six Other Public Schools Named National Blue Ribbon Winners

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona on Tuesday recognized 325 schools as Blue Ribbon National Schools for 2021, including Rosa Parks Elementary in Lexington and six other Kentucky schools. Recognition is based on a school’s overall academic performance or progress in closing achievement gaps between subgroups of students. Cardona made the […]

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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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Several schools in the three states are bringing back the mask | Indiana

Several students in southern Indiana are no longer able to go without a mask. Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb issued an executive order on September 1 encouraging the use of masks in schools. The order states that schools and daycares with mask requirements will no longer have to quarantine students, teachers or staff who are close […]

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Learning modules, micro-schools plan to withdraw children from public schools

A group of parents who oppose the school mask mandate are working to create a coalition of home-schooling options that would essentially operate as a series of one-room schools. Photo by Meg Bouldon/Unsplash A group in Delawares upset by the state’s school mask mandate is working to create alternative education methods for students. The group […]

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With Thurmond Public Schools Chief at hand, Valle Lindo students return to school in person – Daily News

Robin Cuevas, right, walks her six-year-old son, Angel Cuevas, to school on the first day of school during a visit by State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond to Dean L Middle School Shively at South El Monte on Wednesday, August 18. 2021. (Photo by Libby Cline-Birmingham, Contributing Photographer) Ms. Dao Liu’s 6th grade class […]

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‘Much more legal and political wrangling ahead’: State, schools and parents react to latest mask and mandate battle

At this time, Metro Health is able to order the wearing of masks in schools in the San Antonio area. It could end as early as next week. SAN ANTONIO — State officials aren’t backing down from a brew mask mandate game. Gov. Greg Abbott and Attorney General Ken Paxton call local leaders’ efforts to […]

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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, […]

Associate degrees

Davenport North Graduate Students with Diploma and Two Associate Degrees | local education

Hagen Walker graduated from Davenport North High School with his diploma and two associate degrees from Eastern Iowa Community College. Hagen Walker graduated from Davenport North High School with his diploma and two associate degrees from Eastern Iowa Community College. The new Davenport Community Schools logo. Hagen Walker graduated from Davenport North High School with […]

Associate degrees

Students earn associate degrees from Killeen ISD

KILLEEN, Texas – In 2015, the Killeen Independent School District and Central Texas College partnered to open the first Early College High School in the Killeen, Fort Hood area. Students of Early College High School have the option to leave high school with associate’s degrees and attend college debt-free. Almost 400 students have received their […]

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Superintendent of Public Schools visits Garden Grove students in class – Orange County Register

With all 550 Eisenhower Elementary School students back on campus full-time, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond decided to visit the school on Thursday, May 27. Eisenhower is the first campus in the Garden Grove Unified School District to return 100% of its students to classrooms five days a week. The district has gradually […]

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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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La Serna, Pioneer High Schools Recognized Among Top Public Schools – Whittier Daily News

Pioneer and La Serna High Schools, which serve the west and east ends of the Whittier Union High School District, respectively, have been recognized as 2021 California Distinguished Schools by the California Department of Education. This is the fifth time that La Serna has been recognized and the first time for Pioneer. However, in 1983, […]

Associate degrees

Students Graduate From High School With Associate Degrees Through Early College Academy | Local News

Washington High School will join East Central College’s Early College Academy if the public school district’s budget permits, after Board of Education approval Feb. 24. After earning 60 credits at ECC, participating students would receive their Associate of Arts degree at the same time as they graduate from high school, said Megen Strubberg, director of […]

Associate degrees

Five Ash Fork seniors graduate from high school | Williams-Grand Canyon News

ASH FORK, Arizona – As high school students in Arizona struggled to transition their final term of high school to online learning, five Ash Fork High School seniors successfully transitioned to online learning to earn associate degrees at Yavapai College. Seniors Evelyn Acosta, Marco Ayala, Brooke Dziubla, Alex Keele, and Christopher Vazquez served as part […]