Universities across the country are wrestling with the decision of whether or not to hold in-person classes in the fall. Is bringing students back worth the risk of an on-campus outbreak?
Most schools in the country are closed for the rest of the school year. What steps need to be taken for them to be ready to welcome students back in the fall?
With schools and testing sites closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, testing companies are scrambling to make alternative arrangements for administering exams such as the SAT and the ACT.
Liberty University president Jerry Falwell Jr.’s decision to reopen the school this week was met with wide-ranging reactions. While many critics feel Falwell is endangering the lives of students and faculty, others think it was the right decision.
Newly crowned Miss USA Cheslie Kryst had a quick answer when asked if she would have competed in the pageant under President Trump’s ownership: “I’m not sure.”
About 2 million aspiring college students take the SAT every year, and soon their results will include more than whether they correctly answered the test questions. The College Board, which runs the SAT, announced it will start giving a new metric to colleges that provides context for a student's educational and socioeconomic background. The number — widely being referred to as an "adversity score" — will consider factors about a student's neighborhood and school, such as average income level, crime rate and education level.
In what a federal prosecutor called “the largest college admissions scam ever prosecuted by the Department of Justice,” dozens of people were charged in a bribery scheme to cheat on SAT and ACT entrance exams and buy admission to elite schools for the children of wealthy parents. Through payments disguised as donations, parents involved in the cheating scandal paid between $250,000 and $400,000 per student to its “mastermind,” William Singer, who then laundered the money through his college counseling service to bribe college officials and coaches.
At a House hearing, Democrats argued for more money to fix crumbling schools while Republicans said more charter schools are needed to give students choices.
An ad produced by a political action committee supporting Bill Nelson claims the Florida governor cut funding to education while giving tax breaks to the rich.
There are about 20,000 ob-gyns in the U.S., but nearly half of U.S. counties lack an ob-gyns, according to the American College of Nurse- Midwives. The American Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecologists (ACOG) projects the U.S. could face a shortage of up to 8,000 ob-gyns by 2020 and 22,000 by 2050.
The U.S. Department of Education apologized Sunday for a tweet that misspelled the name of W.E.B. Du Bois while quoting the late writer, historian and civil rights activist.
A Catholic bishop in Indiana denounced the Andrean High School students who waved a picture of Donald Trump and shouted “Build a wall!” at their opponents from a largely Hispanic school in nearby Hammond, Feb. 26, 2016. Barbie Garayua Tudryn first noticed that the presidential election was having an unusual effect on the students at Frank Porter Graham Elementary back in September. Tudryn, who has been the guidance counselor at the English-Spanish bilingual school in Chapel Hill, N.C., since 2008, usually kicks off each school year with a lesson on diversity.
A high school that’s been under fire for showing an affirmative-action video that some parents found racially divisive has apologized this week, pulling the video from its curriculum.
Love them or hate them, the Common Core State Standards are being swiftly implemented into schools and programs throughout the country, and although its ultimate goal is to prepare students for college and their careers, it all starts early. Kindergarten early.
When a school makes wearing a specific item of clothing off limits, it’s usually the students who stage a protest to have the rule changed.
A spat between parents that just made its way through the court system is making Dance Moms–fighting look like kindergarten this week.
In a recent study published by the American Psychological Association, research showed both positive and negative results of high parental expectations on kids’ academic performance. The lead author of the study, Kou Murayama, said that “although parental aspiration can improve children’s academic performance, excessive parental aspiration can be poisonous.” Yes, poisonous.
Hopping aboard the growing national trend to criminalize parents of truant kids is at least one middle school, which charged two moms and one dad with felonies on Tuesday after authorities had deemed their adolescents’ lack of attendance to be excessive.
The mother of an incoming kindergartner in Connecticut has persuaded officials to revise their school forms after speaking out about a question that she says got too personal. The inquiry: “Type of birth: Vaginal__ Cesarean__.”
The mother of an 18-year-old girl is speaking out this week after her daughter was kicked out of her high school prom on Friday for supposedly violating the school dress code. Connie Briceno went prom dress shopping with her daughter, Mireya, and did so with the Muskegon High School dress code in mind, she says. “The guidelines specifically said backless dresses are acceptable,” the Michigan mom tells Yahoo Parenting.
Parents of kindergarten students pulled their kids out of class recently to protest the cancellation of an annual Christmas tradition: a school trip to see Santa.
“To fire him carries a political risk that Trump is apparently unwilling to take — for now.”
“Trump could simply ignore him rather than work with him.”
“While Trump may have turned against Fauci, he is unlikely to go away.”
“The only federal official who stands between us and repeated waves of COVID will continue to be downsized by Trump.”
“Even if you put aside the political firestorm it would cause, Trump could not just oust Fauci from his position by tweet.”