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    PATERSON, N.J. (CBSNewYork) – Some students in the Paterson, New Jersey school district are returning to in-person instruction Tuesday. Those heading back to class include special education students in grades Pre-K to 12, along with newcomer students at Public School 15, and the new Roberto Clemente school. It’s part of a phased-in reopening that currently covers less than 10% of...
    Some parents of Black Los Angeles school students opted to keep their children in distance learning after schools reopened in April because they wanted to shield them from inequitable and sometimes harsh treatment on campus, according to a report from a local advocacy group. Among Black parents surveyed, 82% cited COVID-19 as one factor for keeping their children home...
    LEXINGTON (CBS) – The Lexington High School girls softball team didn’t want to miss an after-school practice, even with temperatures in the 90’s. “We’re going to be indoors today just hitting in the batting cages, so we’ll do what we can without sitting in the sun,” said one of the coaches Marissa Gable. She spent the first half of the...
    WORCESTER (CBS) – With temperatures expected to continue soaring across Massachusetts early this week, some schools in Massachusetts are opting to release students early. Worcester Public Schools announced Sunday that due to temperatures expected to be in the mid-90s and COVID protocol that does not allow the use of water fountains, students will be released three hours...
    WORCESTER (CBS) – With temperatures expected to continue soaring across New England early this week, some schools in Massachusetts are opting to release students early. Read: Heat Advisory In Effect Amid Scorching Temperatures Across New England Here’s what we know so far: Worcester Public Schools announced Sunday that due to temperatures expected to be in the mid-90s...
    PRINCETON, New Jersey -- Would you eat a cicada?Some high school students in Princeton, New Jersey are using the Brood X cicada emergence to spread the word about the benefits of eating insects.The members of Princeton High School insect-eating club say the red-eyed bugs are packed with protein and eating them can be a way to combat climate change."If we...
    NEW YORK CITY (WABC) -- Students ages 12 and up will be able to get COVID vaccines at some New York City public schools starting Friday.Mobile pop-up vaccine sites will debut at four schools in the Bronx.It's part of Mayor Bill de Blasio's "Vaccine for All" initiative "Youth Vax Week.""New York City is outpacing the nation in vaccinating our youngest...
    Some students in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, D.C., were eager to sign a fake petition calling to "unrecognize" Memorial Day because it glorifies "American imperialism." The fake petition, written by the conservative news site and higher-education watchdog Campus Reform, called to end the annual federal holiday that honors men and women who have dedicated their career to serving in...
    Montana Attorney General Austin Knudsen (R) deemed “critical race theory” and “anti-racism” programs taught in schools “discriminatory,” saying they violate federal and state law. In an opinion issued Thursday, Knudsen said the use of critical race theory “discriminates on the basis of race, color, or national origin.” He held that certain instances — like using race when administering academic...
    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Outraged parents rallied outside the Los Angeles Unified headquarters Sunday, pushing for inclusion in negotiations for this fall's school reopening.Demonstrators said LAUSD, the country's second largest school district, should follow COVID-19 guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as well as the L.A. County Health Department -- instead of the teachers' union.United Teachers Los...
                      by Tyler Arnold  Some Virginia universities have eased their mask mandates for those who have been fully vaccinated to follow more closely with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines. Universities that officially made mask changes for vaccinated people include the University of Virginia, Virginia Tech, Virginia Commonwealth University and Old...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – Parents and students from around the southland gathered at Los Angeles Unified School District headquarters downtown on Sunday, claiming they are being left out of the conversation and decision making process in the district’s fall reopening. “We’re here to say enough is enough,” Kristina Irwin, a parent of an LAUSD child, told Hermela Aregawi. “Open up...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Due to the pandemic, New York City public schools changed parts of their high school admission process. The Department of Education says some of those changes have had a positive impact. READ MORE: Students Work With Nonprofit Group To Grow And Maintain Hydroponic Farms To Fight Food Insecurity In New York City According to the DOE,...
    Some Virginia universities have eased their mask mandates for those who have been fully vaccinated to follow more closely with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines. Universities that officially made mask changes for vaccinated people include the University of Virginia, Virginia Tech, Virginia Commonwealth University and Old Dominion University. “Based on the advice of University medical experts,...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – A proposed 23-month pilot program that would make Metro buses and trains free for students, starting in August, and for low-income riders starting January, was advanced by the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority Committee Thursday. Despite concerns by some members of the Metro Executive Management Committee about the financial viability of the pilot program, the...
    A plan to reimagine math instruction for 6 million California students has become ensnared in equity and fairness issues — with critics saying proposed guidelines will hold back gifted students and supporters saying it will, over time, give all kindergartners through 12th-graders a better chance to excel. The proposed new guidelines aim to accelerate achievement while making mathematical understanding more...
    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...
    President Joe Biden’s administration plans to give undocumented and international students access to some of the emergency stimulus funds being given to colleges. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona spoke of the plan to reporters Monday and explained that “the pandemic didn’t discriminate on students,” The New York Times (NYT) reported. The Biden administration confirmed the news Tuesday in a move that...
    In this article PFEVIDEO2:4502:45Director of NIH says vaccinating children a way to get back to normalThe News with Shepard SmithNow that Pfizer's Covid vaccine has been approved for children ages 12 to 15, more schools may be able to reopen fully in person this fall. Yet the question remains whether schools will require students to get vaccinated. "It's always better...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — What was said in Tina Demary’s son’s Elk River High School classroom made him uncomfortable enough to bring it up to her when he got home. “He felt like they were inappropriate or made him feel like bad for being a white person,” Tina Demary said. READ MORE: Unbelievable Furniture Demand Causing Extreme Delivery Delays The comments...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — What was said in Tina Demary’s son’s Elk River High School classroom made him uncomfortable enough to bring it up to her when he got home. “He felt like they were inappropriate or made him feel like bad for being a white person,” Tina Demary said. READ MORE: Unbelievable Furniture Demand Causing Extreme Delivery Delays The comments...
    Dartmouth Medical School has accused 17 students of cheating while taking tests online. Seven of the cases have already been dismissed after the school admitted the students might not have cheated at all. In the past year, many students have had to take exams remotely, as in-person classes have been canceled due to rules implemented in response to the Chinese...
    CHICAGO -- Before schools shuttered during the pandemic, Ayaana Johnson worried every time she dropped her daughters off at school.Johnson, a Black woman, says racism is rampant in her predominantly white Georgia town. At her daughters' school, a student once used racial slurs and told another child he doesn't play with "brown people." She says teachers are quick to punish...
    After more than a year of fretting over her 13-year son with a rare liver disease, Heather Ousley broke into tears when she learned that he and millions of other youngsters could soon be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine. "This day is the best day in the history of days!!! I love this day!!!" she texted, joining other parents and...
    'Now that they're home, we feel safer,' one parent said. Before schools shuttered during the pandemic, Ayana Johnson worried every time she dropped her daughters off at school. Johnson, a Black woman, says racism is rampant in her predominantly white Georgia town. At her daughters' school, a student once used...
    Loading the player... Before schools shuttered during the pandemic, Ayaana Johnson worried every time she dropped her daughters off at school. Johnson, a Black woman, says racism is rampant in her predominantly white Georgia town. At her daughters’ school, a student once used racial slurs and told another child he doesn’t play with “brown people.” She says teachers are...
    President Joe Biden and First Lady Dr. Jill Biden visited some 5th-graders with very dark minds if their classroom projects are any indication. On Monday, the First Couple paid a visit to Yorktown Elementary School in Yorktown, Virginia as part of the administration’s “Getting America Back on Track Tour,” in this case to tout the benefits of President Biden’s infrastructure...
    HACIENDA HEIGHTS (CBSLA) — Parents of students at Wedgeworth Elementary School in Hacienda Heights say the conditions of the campus are unacceptable and that some school board members have made anti-Asian statements. Parents say the school, which consists of only portable trailers, is severely underfunded compared to other schools in the district. READ MORE: Migrant Children Set To Arrive At...
    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...
    OAKLAND, Calif. (KGO) -- To watch the entire series MACK: A pandemic school story, check out our ABC7 Bay Area streaming apps on Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV and Android TV.Eight months after she signed on to her first class as a high school student, Clarissa Blincoe was finally able to attend classes in person at McClymonds High School...
    BOSTON (CBS) – Massachusetts Education Commissioner Jeffrey Riley said that while high school students will only be returning for in-person learning for a short time before summer, it is critical for them to get back into the classroom after a full year away. Riley announced Tuesday that all schools will be required to bring high school students back for in-person...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- Governor Ned Lamont announced that beginning Tuesday, more than 50 providers of COVID-19 vaccines in Connecticut will no longer require an appointment prior to providing individuals with vaccinations. Connecticut residents will be able walk-up to the clinic and receive a vaccination on-the-spot.The no-appointment, walk-up clinics are part of a continuing series of efforts aimed at making...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Minnesota health officials recently updated their guidance on youth sports so that masks are no longer required while practicing or competing outdoors. But some parents, student athletes and coaches say inconsistency looms over the protocols and they want some flexibility. Carson Deichman, a senior swimmer at Mankato West High School recalled a time when he was exposed to...
    Some of the most exclusive, expensive private schools in the country are embracing “antiracism” education. Although numerous public schools have been exposed as hotbeds for Critical Race Theory (CRT) and “antiracism” efforts, private schools are also teaching students and teachers that they are either victims or perpetrators of systemic racism. (RELATED: The New Left’s Institutionalized Racialism Is ‘Everywhere.’ In Medicine,...
    VIDEO1:2201:22Pandemic hammers higher educationThe Exchange The coronavirus crisis has had a devastating impact on many families' finances. And some students were forced to sacrifice college as a result.   One quarter of last year's high-school graduates delayed their college plans, according to a survey from Junior Achievement and Citizens, largely because their parents or guardians were less able to provide...
    Derry Township School District classes were held online for Kindergarten through fifth grade students after school bus went up in flames Wednesday morning. The fire started from a spark in the vehicle’s electrical system while parked at the district's transportation facility off Clearwater Road in Hershey around 6:30 a.m., fire officials said. The bus was seriously damaged and no one...
    Derry Township School District classes were held online for Kindergarten through fifth grade students after school bus went up in flames Wednesday morning. The fire started from a spark in the vehicle’s electrical system while parked at the district's transportation facility off Clearwater Road in Hershey around 6:30 a.m., fire officials said. The bus was seriously damaged and no one...
    LOS ANGELES (CNS) -- For the first time in more than a year, some Los Angeles Unified schools reopened for in-person classes Tuesday, starting with the youngest students, who will be followed over the coming days by other grades.Safety standards and mandatory COVID-19 testing of students were in place, but many parents still opted to keep their kids learning from...
    DENVER (CBS4) – Nationally 1 in 5 COVID-19 cases during the last week of March were young people younger than 18. The work to get as many who are eligible in Colorado for a shot is now underway. “So this was just an attempt to help out our kid, and help out the staff too, because I think there’s still...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- San Francisco Unified School District welcomed back preschool through 3rd grade students at 22 of the city's 64 elementary schools Monday for the first day of in person learning since the city shutdown in March 2020."I feel wonderful. This has been like a dream come true," said Maelene Lintz as she stood in line for her...
    Across the state, from San Diego to the northern border, enrollments at many community colleges have plummeted during the pandemic, threatening the future of some campuses, the system’s Board of Governors has learned. Systemwide, more than 260,000 fewer students enrolled in fall 2020 compared with fall 2019, a 16.8% drop. Enrollment in California’s community college system, the largest in the...
    The Burbank mother knew her high school senior would have a tough time competing for a freshman seat at a University of California campus in a year of record-shattering applications — more than 200,000 students were vying for about 46,000 spots. Still, she thought her daughter — with a 4.3 GPA, eight AP and honors courses and a host of...
    Bay City News Service SAN FRANCISCO — San Francisco Unified School District announced Saturday that multiple early education, elementary and county school sites will reopen Monday for in-person learning. Superintendent Vincent Matthews said 11 early education preschool sites, 22 elementary schools and three county schools will open their doors. All 107 schools in the district are expected to reopen by...
    The University of Kentucky have left 500,000 high school seniors in a state of confusion after sending them acceptance letters into a 'selective' college  program that only takes 35 to 40 students a year - even though many had never even heard of the school. Seniors were sent the March 15 acceptance letter to the  College of Health Science program...