From Durham, North Carolina, to Tokyo to San Francisco to Berlin, thousands of people took to the streets to protest George Floyd’s death, police brutality and racism.
The number of cops in schools has exploded in the last two decades. Now, some districts are starting to take a second look.
After a previous HuffPost report, the state has issued guidance saying such practices are illegal, violating the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and state Department of Education regulations.
Big city districts have warned that they may have to cut as many as 275,000 staff members combined as tax revenue plummets due to economic shutdowns.
Disability rights advocates were concerned that U.S. Secretary of Education was going to attempt to gut the law.
Special education groups are taking issue with waivers from schools — but the districts say they're necessary in this unprecedented time.
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is preparing recommendations on whether schools should be freed from some disability law requirements amid the pandemic.
Schools are keeping kids fed, losing millions of dollars in the process. They fear they will have to make deep cuts next year, when the country is still reeling.
With widespread school closures, children have been left to grieve in isolation, sometimes experiencing the tragedy of death for the first time.
HuffPost found that the evangelical college led by Jerry Falwell Jr. gave little to no information to students in the early weeks of March, flouting CDC guidelines.
Some school districts have tried to reach out since closing, but thousands of families have not responded, leaving leaders to wonder if they’re hungry or safe.
“He’ll always put his name and face before his students and their general well-being," said an alum, who studied medicine.
Advocates of disabled students are calling the legislation "shameful" and saying it is exploiting a crisis to potentially roll back necessary protections.
The National Education Association said all schools should close immediately for at least two weeks, as the American Federation of Teachers said schools should plan for "inevitable" shutdown.
The education secretary's brother, Erik Prince, reportedly recruited an ex-spy to infiltrate a Michigan teachers union.
Some members of the New York City United Federation of Teachers say the union’s endorsement process is undemocratic. Its leaders disagree.