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    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – United Teachers Los Angeles overwhelmingly voted Thursday in favor of an agreement with the Los Angeles Unified School District on safety protocols for the physical return of students and teachers in the 2021-2022 school year. The agreement will keep in place many of the COVID-19 protocols that, according to a UTLA press release, have kept students, teachers...
    (CNN)Two college students who were forcibly removed from their car and tased by police during a civil rights protest in Atlanta last summer filed a federal lawsuit against the city Thursday, according to their attorneys.Taniyah Pilgrim and Messiah Young were in their vehicle in downtown Atlanta on May 30, 2020, when they were caught in traffic during the protests sparked...
                      by Eric Lendrum  On Wednesday, Joe Biden’s Department of Education declared that it would be reversing a popular policy from the presidency of Donald Trump that protected student athletes from interference by so-called “transgender” students, and instead said that the transgenders themselves will receive special protection, according to USA Today. Announcing...
    Two teachers at Barrington High School in Rhode Island encouraged their students to testify against a state bill that would prohibit teaching Critical Race Theory (CRT), and one of them offered extra credit for doing so. House Bill 6070 would prohibit teaching “divisive concepts” that would make “any individual feel discomfort, guilty, anguish or any distress on account of their...
    More On: sexual abuse Lawsuit bashes Pornhub for profiting off illegal activity, unconsented sex Ex-student claims NJ private school monks abused him more than 150 times New Jersey teacher who raped students reportedly faces three new accusers Lawsuit portrays a culture of rape, sodomy and sexual harassment at the NYPD An exclusive California private school has been plagued by...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A beloved event at the National Aquarium returned this year but instead of the annual “grade a event” organizers transformed it into an all-out school shell-abration. ‘It feels amazing to be here because I haven’t been here in such a long, long time,” said Erin Goodwin, 7th grader at Francis Scott Key. READ MORE: Maryland Department Of...
    More On: department of education De Blasio ‘praying’ mom wasn’t really told to pull ‘smart’ kid from struggling school ‘It’s frightening’: Troubled NYC school told mom to pull her smart son out Black parents’ righteous fury at NYC public school failure ‘Something is wrong here’: Parents rip into DOE, say NYC has failed black students Every single child in...
    EAST ROCKAWAY, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — Long Island school workers were honored Thursday for saving the lives of dozens of students. On June 3, a suspended drunk driver crashed through a fence and then drove onto the field at Rhame Elementary School in East Rockaway. READ MORE: Residents Of Upper West Side High-Rise Step Up To Help Doorman Who Lost Everything...
    A Loudoun County, Va., middle schooler whose family asked that he not be exposed to transgender-themed lessons that go against their faith was placed in a small room adjacent to the dean’s office during that class the next day rather than an alternate lesson, according to the parents. "[The boy’s mother] wasn't happy about the fact that he was put...
    The U.S. Education Department said Wednesday it's erasing student debt for thousands of borrowers who attended a for-profit college chain that made exaggerated claims about its graduates' success in finding jobs. The Biden administration said it is approving 18,000 loan forgiveness claims from former students of ITT Technical Institute, a chain that closed in 2016 after being dealt a series...
    The head of an elite New York City all-girls' school has apologized after a class was shown an episode of a comedy show, which one mother complained demonized white women.  Bodie Brizendine, head of Spence School on the Upper East Side, sent out an e-mail to parents on Wednesday apologizing for showing Ziwe Fumudoh's satirical show. On Tuesday a Cuban-American...
    OAKLAND (BCN) – Oakland’s Mills College may reverse a decision earlier this year and confer degrees once again if it merges with another university, college officials announced Thursday in a letter to the community. “I am excited to share that today, Mills will begin formal discussions to combine with Northeastern University,” Mills College President Elizabeth Hillman wrote in the letter....
    (CNN)The whiplash this week is dizzying, as the LGBTQ community processes two critical government moves on back-to-back days. On Wednesday, the Department of Education issued guidance that instructs jurisdictions to interpret Title IX protections as covering discrimination against transgender children in schools. Thursday, the US Supreme Court handed down a narrowly drawn decision siding with a religiously affiliated adoption and...
    The Department of Justice (DOJ) on Thursday filed court documents saying recently passed laws in Arkansas and West Virginia restricting transgender rights are unconstitutional. The legal briefs, shared on Twitter by The Huffington Post, argue that the state laws violate the Equal Protection Clause of the Constitution’s 14th Amendment. DOJ filed two statements of interest today regarding the rights of transgender youths:...
    PITTSBURGH, PA (KDKA) – Schools out for the summer, but Pittsburgh Public Schools’ summer program is pumping the brakes. “The first half day is supposed to be all about academics, learning social and emotional learning skills, and literacy and mathematics. And the second half of the day is enrichment,” said PPS Chief Academic Officer Minika Jenkins. READ MORE: Fire Tears...
    PITTSBURGH, PA (KDKA) – Schools out for the summer, but Pittsburgh Public Schools’ summer program is pumping the brakes. “The first half day is supposed to be all about academics, learning social and emotional learning skills, and literacy and mathematics. And the second half of the day is enrichment,” said PPS Chief Academic Officer Minika Jenkins. READ MORE: Fire Tears...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – There is a bittersweet celebration taking place as people remember a Stearns County school. In May, Holy Cross School, in the town of Marty, had its last day ever. The Diocese of St. Cloud made the decision to close the 117-year-old school. But teachers and parents say the closure came out of nowhere. “We were blindsided. Yes. No...
    As Daily Kos continues to cover, Republicans are wasting no time in trying to distract from failures related to the novel coronavirus pandemic (or in general). Among other attempts to cause hysteria, Republican state lawmakers across the country are pushing anti-trans bills that hit a number of areas, including health care, athletics, and forms of identification, like birth certificates. While...
    New York City will mark the anniversary of Juneteenth by investing millions of dollars in scholarships and educational opportunities for black and low-income students. Mayor Bill de Blasio unveiled the Juneteenth Economic Justice Plan on Thursday, which in part addresses the racial disparities in education. The city plan will include universal scholarship accounts for kindergarten students, as well as...
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Putting on a play is challenging, but even during a pandemic the show must go on. Students at Cedar Hill High School in Dallas county performed “The Wiz.” They took home best costume design from Dallas Summer Musicals – beating out seven other DFW area schools. READ MORE: Do You Have The Right Amount Of Homeowners Insurance?...
    The bodies of ten Native American children have been exhumed in Cumberland County, according to the US Army. The children attended the Carlisle Indian Industrial School from 1880 to 1910. The students died between 1880 and 1910. The remains are being returned to their closest living family members, as per their request of the US Army. The children began being...
    More On: education School district asks students, staff to report ‘microaggressions’ Black parents’ righteous fury at NYC public school failure Parents seeing through educrats’ lies about critical race theory can ‘fight the power’ and win ‘Even North Korea is not this nuts’: Defector slams ‘woke’ Columbia The city will grant $100 “baby bonds” to every public school kindergartner beginning...
    OJAI, Calif. (AP) — An elite private high school in Southern California has disclosed allegations of sexual misconduct involving students, faculty and staff that extend back for decades and were improperly handled. The Thacher School on Wednesday released a 90-page report by a law firm hired last August to investigate allegations made in an alumni social media campaign, the Los...
        Approximately 45 students from the Youth Success Academy (YSA) lined up outside of Georgia Northwestern Technical College’s (GNTC) Floyd County Campus on Monday, June 14, and Walker County Campus on Tuesday, June 15, to receive their GED® diplomas.   The students walked the blue carpet to receive their...
    DENVER (CBS4) – Denver police are enlisting the help of automotive repair students to try and lower the theft of catalytic converters. “I didn’t know it was a big problem until one of the instructor’s brought it up to me,” said Blake Sheldon, a student at Lincoln Tech. (credit: CBS) On Saturday, Denver police are hoping to engrave 300 cars. It...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Mayor Bill de Blasio on Thursday announced New York City will launch a Juneteenth economic justice plan. It calls for universal baby bonds to create a scholarship account for every child in a public school. The program would start next year with kindergarten students. READ MORE: Rescue Underway After Glider Lands In Water Off Long Beach...
    Campus Reform correspondent Dietwin Smoli told "Fox & Friends" on Thursday that his school, Rhodes College, should not charge a $1,500 fee for unvaccinated students returning to campus. "That's something that is definitely going to impact the community and Rhodes is not the only school doing that," Smoli said.  Smoli said that he got vaccinated because he has "vulnerable" family...
    One of California's most prestigious private boarding schools, The Thacher School, has released an explosive report documenting four decades of alleged sexual misconduct by teachers and staff, including the rape of a 16-year-old student. The detailed 91-page report was compiled by an outside law firm following a months-long investigation, and posted on the school's official website on Wednesday. The Thacher...
    I am writing to inform MinnPost readers about how Minnesota’s PSEO program has benefited me and how it can help high-schoolers across the state. I am a full-time PSEO student who will be a senior in the fall. PSEO stands for Post Secondary Enrollment Options and it allows 10th, 11th, and 12th graders to take college classes for high school...
    The Department of Education confirmed that Title IX prohibits discrimination on the basis of gender identity and sexual orientation, amid an onslaught of anti-trans legislation at the state level. Civil rights advocates and education experts are celebrating the Biden administration's announcement on Wednesday that it will be taking action against...
    The Department of Education announced Wednesday that transgender students are now protected under Title IX. The federal civil rights law, passed in 1972, protects people from discrimination based on sex, and now, gender identity and sexual orientation, in any educational setting that receives federal aid.  "The Supreme Court has upheld the right for LGBTQ+ people to live and work without fear...
                      by Virginia Allen  California teacher Brenda Lebsack says she began seeing “red flags” in her school district when she decided to become more involved with her union, the California Teachers Association. After she began attending the union’s conferences in 2015, Lebsack says, she was alarmed to see that many of...
                        Rhodes College officials in Memphis have notified students that they must vaccinate themselves against COVID-19 — or else pay a per semester mandatory testing fee of $1,500. This, according to a letter that Vice President for Student Life Meghan Harte Weyant recently distributed to students about the upcoming...
    The Thacher School, among California’s most elite private schools, acknowledged Wednesday decades of allegations of student sexual misconduct, harassment and “boundary crossing” by faculty members at the $64,700-a-year Ojai boarding academy. In an extraordinary public disclosure, the allegations at the exclusive school were compiled in a report posted on its website. In it, attorneys hired by Thacher laid out episodes...
    New York Times reporter Astead Wesley was slammed by critics for suggesting that teachers will refrain from explaining the importance of Juneteenth "out of fear" of critical race theory opponents.  On Wednesday, Congress overwhelmingly passed a bill making Juneteenth a federal holiday in a 415-14 vote in the House one day after the bill passed in the Senate. Juneteenth, or...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX 5) – With very few California high school students being enrolled in computer science, this week’s Jefferson Award winner heads a nonprofit aimed at bringing those numbers up and bridging the digital divide. According to the Computer Science for California coalition, only three percent of California high school students are enrolled in the field. READ MORE: No...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Thousands of former students of a closed for-profit college will have their student debt wiped out by the U.S. Department of Education.ITT Technical Institute closed its doors suddenly in 2016, leaving 40,000 students nationwide with huge bills and no degrees, certifications or transcripts.The US Department of Education is erasing the debt, saying the chain exaggerated claims about...
    TRENTON, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — Gov. Phil Murphy on Wednesday signed a bill that will extend eligibility for special education students. The move comes after more than a year of learning was lost because of the pandemic. READ MORE: New Jersey Cracking Down On Businesses Offering Free Marijuana Gifts Now, certain New Jersey students who exceed the age of eligibility, which...
    Its one of the primary principles defended in the Bill of Rights – but many believe campus free speech is under attack by wokeism and left-wing cancel culture. A conservative University of Virginia student was "berated" after questioning a subjective "strike" system that the student government there imposed to discourage professors from "offensive" speech. Conservative activists were punched in the...
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    The United States Education Department will erase more than $500 million in debt for 18,000 students who attended the for-profit college ITT Technical Institute, the department announced Wednesday. President Joe Biden's administration approved the effort to forgive loans for students who attended ITT before the chain closed in 2016 after the institute was dealt sanctions by former President Barack Obama's...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Former students at the now defunct ITT Technical Institute won’t have to pay back any more students loans. Their debt is being wiped out. READ MORE: Despite Months Of Promises, No Legal Resolution In Sight For Anjanette Young, City Of Chicago CBS 2 was there in 2016 when ITT Tech abruptly closed its schools in Arlington Heights...
    PARK SLOPE, Brooklyn (WABC) -- Students at a school in Brooklyn are anxious to play the game of chess after receiving the chess sets Wednesday.Boxes and boxes of chess sets were delivered to PS 10 in Park Slope."I love the analytical thinking," fifth grader Mahima Palegja said. "It gives me patience strategic strategies, I love all of that."Palegja is on...
    New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy signed a bill Wednesday that will give an extra year of special education services to students with disabilities who have experienced learning loss due to the coronavirus pandemic.  The new law will affect students who would otherwise turn 21 and age out of the state's educational system over the next three years.  "We recognize the...
    DURHAM, N.H. (CBS) – People around Durham and students at the University of New Hampshire are upset following a report of racism in the college town. “I think people are acting up. They are acting out of ignorance. They don’t know; they’re not educated about what’s going on,” said Mario Rotunna. READ MORE: VIDEO: State Police Looking For Tractor-Trailer That...
    Former New Jersey high school teacher Nicole Dufault, 40, faces three lawsuits accusing her of sexually abusing three students after grooming them with gifts and favors A disgraced former high school teacher from New Jersey who previously admitted to sexually assaulting a half-dozen students has now been accused by three more teenagers of raping them after lavishing gifts on...
    Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey issued an executive order Tuesday banning colleges from requiring the COVID-19 vaccine or masks in order to go to class.  Public universities will also not be able to mandate COVID-19 tests. The order came after Arizona State University said unvaccinated students would be selected for COVID testing and would be required to wear face masks on...
    A teacher in Illinois is defending critical race theory as a valuable tool for addressing racism. A TikTok video showed teacher Caleb Wells, whose username is "tiktoksmellyboi" and "emo teacher," responding to a question about why it was racist to oppose critical race theory in the classroom. "When you don't want to teach about how these systems were designed to...