Two months ago, Ashish Jha, the dean of Brown University’s School of Public Health, was something of a school reopening skeptic. In places with relatively high COVID rates, like Florida and Texas, K-12 school buildings should stay shuttered to protect the health of teachers, students, and their communities, he argued. Now, his view is changing.
About 2,000 fewer students are enrolled in Shelby County Schools than last year, representing about 2% of the Memphis district’s students. The enrollment decline is the first since 2017 after years of modest increases. Shelby County Schools is the only district in the county that has not yet brought any students back into the classroom.
Life as an adjunct instructor means constant uncertainty, explained Alex Wolf-Root. Adjuncts such as Wolf-Root, a philosophy instructor at the University of Colorado Boulder, are part-time workers who must contend with low pay and little job security. Many hold doctorates and perform research for free in the hopes they will someday land full-time employment at
With three Detroit school board incumbents facing off against nearly a dozen challengers in the Nov. 3 election, political observers and community leaders say any change in the board’s makeup has the potential to thwart the school district’s reform efforts. In many ways, the election could come down to a referendum on the success of
More than 60% of Denver school principals don’t think elementary schools should have fully reopened this week while COVID-19 cases are rising, according to a principals union survey. Initial results from a separate survey conducted by the Denver teachers union show 79% of respondents believe it is unsafe for elementary schools to be open for
Early childhood education providers from Philadelphia and around the region warned Thursday that many are in danger of going out of business unless the state changes how they are subsidized. As part of an online “speakout” on Zoom, 81 child care providers said they had lost a collective $1.4 million in state funding last month,
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — An educator at a Lexington elementary school has been named the 2021 Kentucky Teacher of the Year. The Kentucky Department of Education announced Thursday that Donnie Piercey, a fifth grade teacher at Stonewall Elementary, won the award, the Lexington Herald-Leader reported. He also was named Kentucky’s elementary school teacher of the
Colorado’s pediatricians and educators are urging Gov. Jared Polis to take stronger action to slow the spread of the coronavirus in order to preserve the possibility of students attending school in person. “As community spread increases, in-person school will be less and less feasible if concerted efforts are not made to prioritize classrooms across our
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A new study from the University of Wisconsin-Madison suggests that the state’s high school sports have not caused an increase in COVID-19 infections among athletes. The UW School of Medicine and Public Health released the study Thursday. Researchers led by Dr. Andrew Watson surveyed 207 schools that restarted fall sports in
The coronavirus pandemic has reshuffled class sizes across New York City, with some schools reporting tiny numbers of students coming into reopened school buildings, as rosters ballooned for other children learning online. In the Bronx, for instance, ninth grade student Ashanty Peralta returned to her school building for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic