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    STORRS, Conn. (AP) — Nurses around the U.S. are getting burned out by the COVID-19 crisis and quitting, yet applications to nursing schools are rising, driven by what educators say are young people who see the global emergency as an opportunity and a challenge. Among them is University of Connecticut sophomore Brianna Monte, a 19-year-old from Mahopac, New York, who...
    School nurses are in short supply in D.C. schools. Not every school has one. Meanwhile, those that do have a nurse cannot monitor or screen kids for COVID-19 symptoms. There’s no question the shortage of health care workers is affecting the District’s schools, Council member Charles Allen told WTOP. “We have a lot of schools in D.C. that don’t have...
    (CNN) — As she held up her cell phone to take back-to-school selfies with the new school resource officers last week, the excitement of the first day swept through Liz Pray just as it had in previous years. But Pray, a school nurse, was nervous, too. “I don’t know what the school year is going to bring,” she said. With...
    (CNN)As she held up her cell phone to take back-to-school selfies with the new school resource officers last week, the excitement of the first day swept through Liz Pray just as it had in previous years. But Pray, a school nurse, was nervous, too."I don't know what the school year is going to bring," she said.Liz Pray, a school nurse,...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- The controversy between the Chicago Teachers Union and Chicago Public Schools continues.According to the CTU, the school district went back on its word and has denied requests by nursing mothers to work remotely."It makes me feel undervalued. It makes me feel unseen as a mother, a wife, as a daughter and female teacher," said teacher Danielle Cain.RELATED:...
    The Georgia Department of Education is providing more than $5 million in state reserve funds from the CARES Act to help Georgia school districts expand nursing services. The funds – a total of $5,829,574 – will be provided to every school district and GNETS facility in the state, and can be used...
    More On: Coronavirus in NY When it comes to nursing homes, Andrew Cuomo is no Nelson Rockefeller ‘We have to make the changes’: Cuomo proposes his own nursing-home reform package Top NYS legislators push back against Gov. Cuomo over nursing home data Feds’ probe of Cuomo’s nursing-home scandal needs to be interference-free The Department of Education must begin administering...
    By The Associated Press Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ Feb. 17 The Dallas Morning News on widespread power outages in Texas brought on by recent winter weather: With more than 4 million residents suffering hours without power in the midst of a historic cold snap and pandemic, Texans deserve to know what went wrong...
    President Donald Trump is expected to announce Thursday that his administration has struck a deal with Abbott Laboratories in order to secure 150 million rapid coronavirus tests, Politico reports. The 150 million rapid coronavirus tests will cost American taxpayers a total of $750 million — $5 per test — and will be deployed into nursing homes and other high-risk communities,...
    by Phyllis Sharps, Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing and Lucine Francis, Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing The first U.S. schools have reopened with in-person classes, and they are already setting off alarm bells about how quickly the coronavirus can spread. Georgia’s Cherokee County School District, north of Atlanta, had over 100 confirmed COVID-19 cases by the end of...
    NEWARK, New Jersey (WABC) -- In an abrupt change, students in Newark public schools will attend classes remotely for the first marking period, which ends on November 17, the Newark Board of Education announced on Monday."The health and safety of students and staff have been our first priority, and will remain so," Superintendent Roger Leon wrote.New Jersey continues to recover...
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A recently released color-coding system for West Virginia public schools to stay open during the coronavirus pandemic is being tweaked to focus more on community spread, Gov. Jim Justice said Monday. The model will still use four colors to classify the status of each county’s school system based on the seven-day average of new daily cases...
    New York City parents are raising alarms about the school nursing shortage as students prepare to return to classrooms in the fall — and the Department of Education still has no plan on how to fill the 400-nurse gap. Nurses, parents and educators have complained for years that inadequate pay and increased medical needs of students are driving nurses away...
    Louisiana is better positioned to safely hold in-person classes in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic now than it was in March or April, Vice President Mike Pence said Tuesday. Though coronavirus infections again are rising statewide, not reopening schools is too risky for students to be considered, federal officials said. “The people of Louisiana know how to...
    Republican Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul made his case for opening both the economy and public schools during a Tuesday afternoon appearance on Fox News’ “Your World with Neil Cavuto.” As coronavirus cases spike across the country, the question of how much to pull back on reopenings in certain states and whether or not to have in-person learning in public schools...
    "The View" co-host Sunny Hostin praised New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's response to the coronavirus, saying he was "just right on" in the early stages of the pandemic. "I think people in New York took it very seriously," she said, "because we were the epicenter." Hostin's comments came amid widespread criticism of Cuomo's requirement that New York nursing homes accept patients...
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