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Columbus colleges and universities end indoor requirement

As K-12 school districts and local government officials began rolling back their indoor masking mandates, so did colleges and universities in Greater Columbus. Fewer COVID-19 cases after this winter’s omicron surge, high vaccination rates among students, and the removal of mask mandates in the cities where they are are just some of the variables prompting […]

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Russians in British universities ‘alone and guilty’ as they fear for the future | The universities

Since her country invaded Ukraine, Lydia, a 21-year-old Russian student at a university in London, has tried not to talk too much on campus. She fears that if her comrades hear her accent, they will blame her for a war she vehemently opposes. Like many Russian students who have left the country to study here, […]

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Our Take: Don’t Let NIMBYs Limit California’s Top Universities

NIMBYism should not be used to destroy the public institutions that are the lifeblood of California’s economy. Sadly, that’s what’s happening at Berkeley, where a court order freezing enrollment at the University of California’s flagship campus can lead to massive reductions in incoming student admissions and result in more than $50 million in tuition lost. […]

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State schools chief says it’s time to scrap statewide mask mandate in schools – KIRO 7 News Seattle

OLYMPIA, Wash. — Chris Reykdal, Washington State Superintendent of Public Instruction, said it’s time to scrap the statewide mask mandate for students and return the taking of decision to local health officials. Rekdal said high immunity levels and the ability to perform rapid antigen tests were part of what led to his recommendation. “As part […]

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Allegations of sexual misconduct were investigated at the universities of Abertay and Dundee

Dundee and Abertay universities have investigated a total of twenty-five allegations of sexual misconduct over the past five years. The figures were part of national statistics which showed nearly 400 sexual misconduct charges had been made at Scottish universities since the 2016/17 academic year. The highest number was made at the University of Edinburgh where […]

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Universities pledge to end use of nondisclosure agreements

Victims of sexual harassment at universities should no longer be silenced by non-disclosure agreements (NDAs), in a new commitment backed by government, universities and activists. Today, six university vice-chancellors invited to attend the launch signed a pledge promising not to use NDAs to address complaints of sexual misconduct, bullying and other forms of harassment – […]

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Massachusetts launches weekly at-home testing for public school students and staff

Students, teachers and staff at Massachusetts schools will have access to weekly rapid COVID tests under a new program announced today by the Baker administration designed to keep in-person learning going. The program will replace Baker’s Test and Stay program, although districts can choose whether or not to participate in either program. “This new testing […]

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No, Scottish universities have not severed ties with Stonewall, despite ‘misleading’ reports

Students and campaigners have expressed disappointment and frustration at the way two major newspapers covered the news that four Scottish universities were not applying for the Stonewall Workplace Equality Index this year. Stonewall’s Equality at Work Index is a ranking of the best employers for LGBT+ inclusion in the UK. Each year, many organizations – […]

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Canadian students want clearer communication and more certainty from universities

For international student Abigia Debebe, who moved to Calgary from Ethiopia in August 2021, studying in a new country has been a “dark” experience. She was originally supposed to take in-person classes, but some of her classes were later moved online, which meant a semester of solitary lectures watched from her dorm. In late December, […]

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Universities Take Precautions As Students Return to Classroom During Omicron Wave | St. Louis News Headlines

ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) – Due to a spike in COVID-19 cases caused by the highly contagious variant of omicron, colleges and universities in the region are taking additional measures to protect students when they return to the campus for the start of the spring semester. Karen Hoshino is an international student at the University of […]

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With distance students, universities should put COVID-19 testing capacity to good use

Even doctors and nurses caring for patients with COVID-19 find it difficult to get tested, increasing their likelihood of inadvertently spreading COVID-19 to their patients or their own families. Although some hospitals are expanding their testing capacity – for example, by covering the cost of rapid antigen tests purchased by their employees – healthcare workers […]

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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 […]

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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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Colorado universities impose COVID-19 booster shots amid omicron outbreak

Colorado public universities are stepping up protection against pandemics by requiring COVID-19 booster vaccinations for students and staff before resuming in-person learning this month. Campus administrators at the University of Colorado at Boulder, Colorado State University at Fort Collins and Western Colorado University at Gunnison said on Tuesday they made the decisions in response to […]

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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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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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Arizona Universities Implement Security Protocols As Students Return To Campus | Coronavirus in Arizona

PHOENIX (3TV / CBS 5) – In Arizona, thousands of students will be returning to campus this week after winter break. Some teachers are worried about what the spring semester will look like. As COVID cases increase, universities are implementing new protocols in hopes of curbing the spread of the virus. University of Arizona professor […]

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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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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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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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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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Student arrested for mask violation sues state and schools | News

CASPER — A Laramie High School student who was arrested for trespassing after refusing to comply with the school’s mask mandate is suing the governor, public health officials and six local school districts in a bid to overturn the orders executive and public health related to COVID-19. Grace Smith and her father, Andy, are joined […]

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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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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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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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WV Department of Education Launches “I Got Vaxxed” Contest for Public Schools

CHARLESTON, WV (WBOY) – The West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE) has announced its latest initiative to encourage students, teachers and staff to get vaccinated. The “I Got Vaxxed” contest is designed to encourage vaccinations among eligible school-aged students and school staff. Across the state, a high school, middle school, and elementary school will win […]