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    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — For districts across the state, a new type of school year is getting underway. Thousands of students will be taking part in summer school to get caught up after a challenging year. READ MORE: Brother Remembers Deona Knajdek, Woman Struck And Killed In Uptown, As Wonderful Person But some districts are struggling to find enough teachers to...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Over several days beginning one year ago Saturday, Chicago saw unrest unlike anything we had seen in decades. Just days after the anniversary of the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin, Chicago remembered the anniversary of the looting and unrest from which the city continues to recover. READ MORE: Chain-Reaction Crash Sends Car...
    A minor league baseball stadium. A negative coronavirus test and absolutely no slow dancing. Those are just a few of the unusual requirements for a high school prom happening in Manchester, New Hampshire, later this month, one of many school districts across the country struggling to navigate holding the formal dance in the second year of the pandemic. Students only...
    CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, Calif. (KGO) -- By Thursday, young teenagers will join the ranks of those rolling up their sleeves to get the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine in Contra Costa County.The Pfizer vaccine is the only one currently authorized for people under the age of 18."We are seeing a slight uptick in cases, especially among the young," said...
    DENVER (CBS4)– Some public school districts in Colorado want to end student quarantines when it comes to coronavirus cases. A dozen superintendents requested the move. (credit: CBS) The school districts include Adams 12, Aurora, Cherry Creek, Douglas County, Jeffco Public Schools, Littleton and Westminster. They say data shows a low rate of transmission in schools. They also say...
    QUINCY (CBS) – The senior prom is a right of passage and a high school tradition. COVID-19 took it away from most students last year. But this year, some Massachusetts school districts say they have found a safe solution to save the dance. In Quincy, they’re going to have a prom. It’ll be at Merrymount Park with a massive tent....
    NORTH TEXAS (CBSDFW.COM) – After a challenging school year, area districts are navigating their way back to normal, but some are asking what normal should now look like. “We’re coming off what’s been a rough year for everyone,” said Clint Bond, Fort Worth ISD’s Communications Director. READ MORE: Texas COVID-19 Hospitalizations At Lowest Level Since Last June The district on...
    CNN medical analyst Dr. Jonathan Reiner speculated on Sunday that some House Republican lawmakers are avoiding publicly disclosing that they got vaccinated because of politics surrounding the covid-19 vaccines. Reiner spoke with Brian Stelter on Reliable Sources about media coverage of vaccines, and right-wing media in particular, especially on the heels of former President Donald Trump saying last week he...
    DENVER (CBS4) – Denver Public Schools was among many school districts canceling in-person learning and instead adjusting to remote learning on Tuesday because of the recent blizzard. Conditions remain treacherous across Colorado. Jeffco Public Schools is also all remote on March 16. Other districts not on spring break are instead calling a snow day include Boulder Valley, Adams 12 and...
    During a CNN special on Friday, Education Secretary Miguel Cardona said that he thinks school officials that aren’t offering in-person classes three or four days a week are still “following the science,” and refused to say that there are districts that are re-opening too slowly. Host Jake Tapper asked, “Given the science, do you think that there are some school districts...
    Sign up here to get our daily updates on coronavirus in Minnesota delivered straight to your inbox each afternoon. And go here to see all of MinnPost’s COVID-19 coverage. When Gov. Tim Walz announced in mid-February that all middle and high school students could return to classrooms, he said he expected every school to offer “some form” of in-person education...
    WARSAW (Reuters) - Poland will resume some logging in the ancient Bialowieza forest this year, according to documents signed on Tuesday by a government minister, in a move one environmental group called a "spit in the face". Increased logging in the forest, a UNESCO World Heritage site that straddles the border with Belarus, proved a major flashpoint between Poland and...
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Amid a statewide talk of extra school funding and a push to re-open schools, some Sacramento-area districts may be battling budget cuts. That includes preparing the pink slips for teachers and school staff, and some say the pandemic is to blame. READ MORE: This Is A Liberty Issue: Group Representing Placer County Restaurant Owners Threatens To Sue...
    UNIONDALE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — The number of COVID-19 cases across New York State continues to drop, but Long Island has the dubious distinction of ranking number one in new positives. Vaccination sites popped up in Nassau and Suffolk counties on Friday. Some are for teachers and school staff only. READ MORE: New Jersey Health Officials Bring States First Doses Of...
    (CBS4) – Poisonous “forever chemicals” have been found at levels higher than what some states say are safe in more than a dozen Colorado water districts. This, after massive statewide testing for the pollutants was conducted during the pandemic. The technical term for forever chemicals is PFAS, which stands for perfluoroalkyl substances, and they’re referred to as “forever chemicals,” because one...
    By DAVID EGGERT, Associated Press LANSING, Mich. (AP) — More than 80% of Michigan school districts planned to offer some form of in-person instruction in February, which represented a more than 20 percentage point increase over the previous month amid a decline in the coronavirus' spread. Michigan State University's Education Policy Innovation Collaborative said it was the largest monthly increase...
    Some students in Los Angeles County, including the Newhall School District, are returning to the classroom Monday for the first time in months.Transitional kindergarten and kindergarten students are returning to Newhall Elementary School in the Santa Clarita Valley, with first and second graders heading back to campus on Wednesday. On March 3, third through sixth graders will be allowed back...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Some Maryland school systems are back in the building as of this week. Frederick County and Queen Anne’s County students are in the classroom Tuesday as the school systems begin hybrid in-person learning. RELATED: Maryland House Bill Aims To Legalize Cannabis, Expunge Convictions “It was an awesome day. It was so good to have kids back in...
    Some schools that closed their doors during the COVID-19 pandemic should offer parents a tax refund, economist and commentator Stephen Moore said Tuesday. In an opinion piece posted by Fox News, Moore derided the Biden administration plan to give stimulus money to schools that have been shuttered since last March. “The people who deserve a break are the tens of...
    With coronavirus outbreaks still widespread in Santa Clara County, Los Gatos elementary schools plan to open their doors to students Monday for the first time since the pandemic slammed them shut in March, a move that seemed remarkable to parents who had gathered to protest the ongoing classroom closures just three weeks ago. It is a sign at least some...
    (CNN)After nearly a year in the Covid-19 pandemic, some officials are pushing for a return to in-person instruction for K-12 students.In Chicago, Mayor Lori Lightfoot said late Friday night that Chicago Public Schools are reopening for in-person learning, even though an agreement has not been reached with the Chicago Teachers Union. "We still plan to welcome our pre-K and special...
    HARRISBURG (KDKA) – A proposed Constitutional amendment to change the way Pennsylvania elects state judges may be on the spring ballot if some Republican lawmakers get their way. But the measure is controversial with not every Republican supporting the idea. Right now every Pennsylvanian gets to vote for 31 appellate court judges statewide, including all seven state Supreme Court justices....
    Some school districts will not livestream President-elect Joe Bidens inauguration in an attempt to shield students from potential violence. KRLD reported some Texas independent school districts were worried about "potential unforeseen disruption" because of threats from extremist groups. The Plano ISD said it will not show Wednesdays swearing in ceremony in the name of "protecting" its young adults and in...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Teachers in 23 Florida school districts have not seen pay increases promised by the Legislature when it approved spending $500 million last year to raise educator salaries. The state has approved salary-distribution plans for 44 districts, clearing the way for teachers to get pay increases. But that leaves about a third of the state’s 67 districts unable...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Federal Reserve survey of U.S. business conditions has found modest economic gains at the start of the year, although some parts of the country saw slowdowns stemming from a renewed surge of COVID-19 cases. The Fed report released Wednesday said that the bulk of the Fed’s 12 regions reported modest gains in economic activity in recent...
    The new year brings a ray of hope for California parents like Kate Gude, who has watched with mounting worry as her four kids suffer social isolation and reduced instruction time from online learning. The first COVID-19 vaccines were given to health care workers a month ago, teachers whose safety fears have blunted reopening efforts are next in line, and...
    (CBSDFW.COM) – Some school districts in North Texas have decided to delay openings or close Monday due to the winter weather that moved through the area on Sunday. Many of the western and southern counties of North Texas saw heavy amounts of snow, which happened for the first time in five years. As much as eight inches was reported in...
    PALO ALTO, Calif. -- Gov. Gavin Newsom revealed a new plan Wednesday to reopen California schools for in-person instruction as early as February.While some are praising the news, others say this will make it harder for some districts to open.RELATED: Gov. Newsom announces new plan to reopen schools for in-person learning as early as FebruaryThe plan includes $2 billion in...
    PALO ALTO, Calif. (KGO) -- Governor Gavin Newsom revealed a new plan Wednesday to reopen California schools for in-person instruction as early as February.While some are praising the news, others say this will make it harder for some districts to open.RELATED: Gov. Newsom announces new plan to reopen schools for in-person learning as early as FebruaryThe plan includes $2 billion...
              Northern Virginia received a range of less than an inch up to eight inches of snow, according to WUSA9. As a result, Loudoun County and Prince William County declared snow days. But Arlington Public Schools and Fairfax County said classes would still be held online. That means that for some students, snow...
    Many school districts in the United States have opted to only offer remote learning during the coronavirus pandemic, but some school districts are fighting to remain open. Data collected globally indicates that school openings did not cause a surge in coronavirus cases, but schools in major cities such as Chicago, Philadelphia, Boston and San Diego have not reopened —...
    MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Pa. (CBS) — Students were allowed to resume a hybrid learning model in Montgomery County Monday morning after two weeks of virtual learning, but some school districts have delayed their return. The Perkiomen Valley and Springford School Districts will remain virtual due to a surge in cases among their communities. In Pottsgrove, the return to class was delayed...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – More schools are making the move to remote learning as the level of community transmission continues to rise. According to the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s recommendations, all but one county in the state should be using full-time remote learning. As coronavirus case numbers continue to rise, parents are concerned that students are not getting an education....
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic is forcing some school districts in Arkansas to adjust their operations and consider possibly switching to virtual instruction. Bryant Public Schools is seeing an increase in the number of positive cases and close contacts at its junior high and high school, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported. Devin Sherrill, Bryant’s director of communications, said...
    CHICAGO — Chicago Public Schools will reopen school buildings for pre-kindergarten students and some children with disabilities starting Jan. 11, with a return date a week earlier for teachers, Chalkbeat has learned.  Principals were briefed by webinar Tuesday afternoon.  Officials have not said how a climbing COVID-19 positivity rate — Chicago’s rolling seven-day rate neared 16% on Tuesday — or...
    (CNN)On a call with her colleagues Thursday -- less than 48 hours after House Democrats failed to gain the seats that their leaders and political prognosticators predicted they would -- Virginia Rep. Abigail Spanberger (D) stopped being polite, and started being real."If we are classifying Tuesday as a success from a congressional standpoint, we will get [expletive] torn apart in...
    Emmanuel Macron has today warned some French districts are 'terrorist breeding grounds' where 'small girls wear full veil and are raised to hate our values'.     The head of state painted a picture of lawless suburbs in which abused infants are kept away from children of the opposite sex in an open letter defending his stance against Islamic extremists. Macron also...
    Town hall that doubles as an Election Day polling site ordered to remove Black Lives Matter flags 4 Bakery Chains Quietly Vanishing This Year Battle for the House: Some House Democrats fall while the party fails to flip some key suburban districts House Democrats went into election night feeling good about expanding their majority, but haven't had the...
    (CNN)House Democrats went into election night feeling good about expanding their majority, but haven't had the big night they hoped for so far, with at least two Democrats in seats President Donald Trump won in 2016 losing and several top-targeted Republicans holding onto their seats, according to CNN projections early Wednesday morning. Republicans ousted Democratic Rep. Kendra Horn, whose upset...
    CHICAGO — Following a summer of protests against police brutality and waves of looting that rocked the city, Chicago aldermen offered up contrasting visions for the future role of the Chicago Police during a marathon budget hearing Thursday. Proclaiming “police officers are not our enemies,” Mayor Lori Lightfoot rejected calls to “defund the police” in her $12.8 billion pandemic budget,...
    How each of the NBA dynasties ended 10 Things That Happen to Your Body When You Quit Coffee Fed Highlights Uncertainty Amid Uneven Recovery as Some Struggle (Bloomberg) -- The U.S. economy continued to grow across the country as it recovered from the coronavirus pandemic but the picture was uneven, according to a new report from the Federal Reserve....
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — As some school districts prepare to go back to class as soon as next month, others are choosing to wait until January. “I want my kids out of the house!” Sherry White, a mother of students in the Twin Rivers Unified School District said Tuesday. She’s ready for her kids to safely start school in-person, once again....
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Amid a steep rise on COVID-19 cases, the Highland Park School District in Lake County emailed parents Tuesday saying it is switching to all remote learning. That change takes effect on Wednesday. It comes after a recommendation from the Lake County Health Department. A similar recommendation has been issued by the DuPage County Health Department, leading to...
    HIGHLAND PARK, TEXAS (CBSDFW.COM) – It’s been around two months since the unusual new school year began, and opinions are coming in hot. Some North Texas parents say, whether school is in-person or virtual, the students are losing. “The fear is worse than this pandemic,” said Highland Park mom Amanda Nobles. She hasn’t liked what she’s seen and heard from...
    Some school districts in Illinois that began the year with only remote learning are slowly opening classrooms for in-person learning. Unit 5 in Normal will begin classes on Oct. 19. School officials have alerted parents that students and their siblings will be sent home if they show just one symptom, such as a fever, cough or sore throat. Those...
    CHICAGO — At Chavez Elementary on Chicago’s South Side, third-grade teacher Ashley McCall and her colleagues fill out a spreadsheet after each live video class: which students logged on, which showed up late and what might have kept students from attending.  Then come the phone calls and text messages to families.  Chicago is taking a harder line on tracking student attendance...
    SANTA ANA, Calif. (KABC) -- Some schools in Orange County reopened for in-person instruction Tuesday as the region continues to see downward trending COVID-19 numbers.Though the county's schools are now eligible to reopen, not all of them will do so right away.It is up to individual school districts to decide and many are offering "hybrid models" of some in-person instruction...
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