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    The Michigan State Senate passed a School Aid Funding supplemental appropriations bill. The entire $4.38 billion sum approved by the Senate on Tuesday afternoon is derived from federal funding, which includes $700 million of COVID-19 relief money approved last year during the administration of Donald Trump and another $3.66 billion from the American Rescue Plan signed by President Joe Biden...
    Three of four Long Island school districts had budgets passed in a re-vote after seeing their initial spending plans rejected by voters earlier this year. Earlier story - School Budgets Pass In All But Four Long Island Districts Last month, voters approved 116 school budgets on Long Island, with only Bridgehampton, Northport-East Northport, Three Village, and Wantagh failing to gain...
    The Long War Journal (LWJ) reported on Monday that during the six weeks that have elapsed since U.S. troops officially began withdrawing from Afghanistan, the Taliban has “seized control of 32 additional districts, their reach spanning nearly half of the country’s 34 provinces.”  The Taliban now controls 106 districts in total, compared to only 94 for the government in Kabul....
    Two special elections were held in Georgia on June 15 to replace resigned state representatives in Districts 34 and 156. Voting concluded today, June 16. The winners will advance to a runoff on July 13. House District 34 covers parts of Kennesaw and Marietta in Cobb County. Republican Devan Seabaugh...
    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan Senate voted unanimously Tuesday to allocate nearly $4.4 billion in federal COVID-19 aid to K-12 schools after Republican lawmakers and Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s administration reached an agreement. The supplemental budget bill — one of two to advance in the Legislature — would account for all but about $362 million in unallotted school funding from U.S....
    A bill that would delay certain municipal elections this year is on its way to North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper. The COVID-19 pandemic and natural disasters have delayed the release of the U.S. Census Bureau data used to determine local population counts, officials said. That data was scheduled to be published in spring, but it will not be delivered to...
    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...
    (CNN)US Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona says there "is much work to be done" to continue the progress being made on school reopenings nationwide. He notes the biggest challenges include aging school buildings and ventilation, adequate transportation, and ensuring overall equity and access to education, according to a memo Cardona sent President Biden's Chief of Staff Ron Klain on Friday...
                        Virginia Democrats have been voting for months, but Tuesday is the final day of voting in the Democratic primaries for governor, attorney general, and lieutenant governor. The races have highlighted a contrast between progressive and establishment wings of the party, with battles over identity, past scandals, and private...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- New York Governor Andrew Cuomo attempted to clear up confusion regarding in-school mask mandates for students and staff, after a reversal from the state department of health sparked confusion and outrage.Facemasks will no longer be mandated for outdoor activities, Cuomo said, but local districts may make the decision to still require them.After saying Friday that an...
    With a Heat Advisory issued by the National Weather Service in effect, some Western Mass school districts have announced early dismissals on Monday, June 7. Heat index values in the upper 90s are expected Monday afternoon. The heat advisory is in effect until 8 p.m. Monday. Chicopee Public Schools All schools will be closing early for both in-person and remote...
    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 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...
                      by Vivian Jones  Tennessee’s highest court heard arguments on a disputed school choice program. Tennessee’s Education Savings Accounts (ESA) pilot program, approved by the state Legislature in 2019, would provide state-funded scholarships of about $7,100 to low-income students in Nashville and Memphis – home to the state’s two lowest-performing school...
    NEW YORK (CBSNew York ) – New York state is no longer requiring mask use in schools. The Cuomo administration says local districts should decide whether face coverings are necessary, although continued mask use is strongly encouraged for students and staff who are not fully vaccinated. New York City’s public schools will continue its mandatory mask policy. COVID VACCINE ...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A Broadway favorite is coming back to the Theater District. The Broadway Flea Market and Grand Auction announced it’s returning Sunday, Oct. 3, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Theater fans will be able to take home one-of-a-kind showbiz memorabilia and bid on exclusive items like props and costumes. Organizers say it will be the first...
    In turn, Latvijas Pasts will continue to deliver products in accordance with the currently valid address code areas – no changes are planned for them. With administrative-territorial reform, Latvijas Basts calls on all users of the postal service – natural and legal persons – to look into the proper registration of addresses if their respective districts change their name during...
    By Zaidee Stavely and Betty Marquez Rosales | EdSource The pandemic slowed down many California school districts’ expansion of bilingual education programs, putting some new programs on hold, including in Newark. But now, several school districts are resuming their plans and enrolling students in new bilingual immersion classes in the fall. The state has a goal of enrolling half of...
    Harvard University researchers are voicing opposition to a privacy tool used by the U.S. Census Bureau that obscures information used to draw out congressional districts, arguing that it makes it extremely difficult to make sure districts have equal populations.  In a paper released last week and reported by The Associated Press on Wednesday, the researchers argued that the privacy method adds...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – A survey is hoping to help school districts across Pennsylvania, including those in Allegheny and Westmoreland County. READ MORE: State Police Forensic Unit Called To Scene In East Liberty The survey from the Pennsylvania Association of Intermediate Units and Penn State Extension hopes to learn more about internet availability. Once the...
    BEDFORD, N.H. (CBS) – Parents in two New Hampshire school districts are suing over mask mandates. The nearly identical lawsuits were filed against the Bedford School District and the Hollis-Brookline School District. READ MORE: Hopkinton Is Safest City In America With Zero Reported Violent Crimes, Study Says Both claim masks don’t impact the spread of COVID-19 and that children are...
    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...
    PORTSMOUTH — There will be a trio of Southeast District boys tennis players that’ll be continuing their season at the Division II State Boys Tennis Tournament. Waverly junior Penn Morrison — the Southern Ohio Conference’s singles tournament champion — added to his resume by winning the 2021 Division II District Championship at Shawnee State University’s William Daehler Tennis Center. Morrison...
    BOSTON (CBS) – The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education released guidance for the fall school year Thursday night. As a result, districts will no longer be able to offer remote learning as a standard learning model. For the 2021-22 school year, all districts will be required to be in-person five days a week. All DESE health and safety...
    BOSTON (CBS) – The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education released guidance for the fall school year Thursday night. As a result, districts will no longer be able to offer remote learning as a standard learning model. For the 2021-22 school year, all districts will be required to be in-person five days a week. All DESE health and safety...
    Wisconsin’s state superintendent says schools across the state need more money than ever before. Superintendent of Public Instruction Jill Underly on Wednesday reacted to comments from Republicans at the state Capitol that there may not be any new money in the state for public schools. “Our schools are changed forever,” Underly said. “While the federal government has made...
    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Thursday proposed using a budget surplus to finally eliminate a funding gap among K-12 districts, 27 years after Michigan overhauled the financing of public education. Under the Democratic governor’s revised proposal, all districts and charter schools would receive $8,692 in base per-student aid from the state. That is $581, or 7%, more...
    Americans increasingly view President Joe Biden as more far-left on policy now he is actually in office, with polling demonstrating a 10 percent surge since late 2019. Forty-six percent of Americans now view Biden as “too liberal” as of May. In December 2019, before Biden took office, only 36 percent said Biden was too liberal. 10% more Americans view Biden as more...
                        One in five Tennessee public school students from across six districts were chronically absent last year during the pandemic. Vanderbilt University’s Tennessee Education Research Alliance (TERA) discovered this during a study of around 150,000 students across about 250 schools. They also discovered that the majority of chronic absenteeism cases occurred...
    President Joe Biden’s $4 trillion spending plan is unpopular with swing, Democrat districts. The poll, reported by the Hill from HarrisX for No Labels, is based on 5,008 registered voters in the ten following districts: Carolyn Bourdeaux (D-GA) Jared Golden (D-MI) Dean Phillips (D-MN) Chris Pappas (D-NH) Josh Gottheimer (D-NJ) Steven Horsford (D-NV) Thomas Suozzi (D-NY) Kurt Schrader...
    Voters in some of the most competitive congressional districts are largely split on – if not outright opposed to – Democrats’ $4 trillion economic plan that includes sweeping investments in infrastructure and social programs, according to a new poll from the centrist group No Labels. The poll, which surveyed voters across 10 swing districts represented by Democrats who are expected...
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Many local parents of school-age children say their kids have fallen behind due to distance learning. Faced with this gap, school districts are quickly ramping up their summer school programs, scrambling to find teachers — many who are pandemic weary —  to keep the lessons going. Administrators are trying to keep the teachers around for the summer...
    Colorado’s Supreme Court ruled on Monday that local school districts may recover the millions of dollars in lost revenue they suffered because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The ruling is a direct response to House Bill 21-1164, which would correct guidance from the state education department to reduce property tax mill levies that support public schools. It also corrects this guidance...
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Republicans in Pennsylvania’s state Senate began advancing legislation Monday to prohibit governments and school districts from requiring a COVID-19 vaccination for any sort of access. The Republican-penned bill passed the Senate Health and Human Services Committee along party lines, 6-4, with Democrats opposing it. READ MORE: Mayor Bill Peduto Says He Was Caught In Political Headwinds...
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Republicans in Pennsylvania’s state Senate began advancing legislation Monday to prohibit governments and school districts from requiring a COVID-19 vaccination for any sort of access. The Republican-penned bill passed the Senate Health and Human Services Committee along party lines, 6-4, with Democrats opposing it. READ MORE: Philadelphia Ranks 12th On Orkins Top 50 Mosquito Cities List...
    Democratic state Reps. Jennifer Pawlik and Alma Hernandez Daily Kos Elections is out with new data from Arizona breaking down the 2020 presidential results for each district in the state legislature. Republicans maintained the narrowest possible majorities in both chambers last year even as Joe Biden became the first Democrat to take the state's electoral votes in the 21st century....
    A proposal by Texas Republicans to change how Election Day polling places are distributed would reduce the amount of polling options for areas with a higher percentage of voters of color, according to an analysis conducted by the Texas Tribune. The bill would create a new formula for how polling places are set and would mostly affect Democratic counties with populations over...
    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Democratic legislators have released proposed maps for the state’s 118 House and 59 Senate districts that they said “ensure the broad racial and geographic diversity of Illinois is reflected in the General Assembly,” but that Republicans called partisan. “Redistricting is about making sure all voices are heard, and that’s exactly what this map accomplishes,” state Sen....
    Former Illinois Supreme Court Justice Thomas Kilbride (D), whose defeat in a 2020 retention election prompted a race next year that could determine which party holds a majority on the court. Five years ago, the Illinois Supreme Court ruled 4-3 along party lines to block a Republican-backed effort to place a redistricting initiative on the ballot that would have, counterintuitively, undermined the...
    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WLS) -- Illinois State Democrats have released their newest proposed legislative map for both the House and Senate.Our news partner the Daily Herald reports the Redistricting Committee released the maps Friday night, ahead of four final public hearings on the matter.RELATED: Illinois loses 1 seat in Congress after 2020 census, will have 17 instead of 18 in House...
    As Illinois Democrats forge ahead with remapping legislative districts without official Census data, the Illinois Civil Justice League is warning that Supreme Court districts may be getting a makeover as well. The ICJL warned that a Democratic majority in the General Assembly might use redistricting as a means to retain a majority on the Supreme Court. James Brunner,...
    MORAGA — Word that the Moraga-Orinda Fire District might consolidate with the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District got plenty of pushback from residents — so much so that the idea was quickly shelved. “I for one think it’s a dead issue,” John Jex, a director on the Moraga-Orinda district board, said during its Wednesday meeting, when consolidation was on...
    School budgets were largely passed - many by wide margins - on Long Island, though several districts may have to revise their spending plans or be forced to adopt contingency budgets. In total, voters approved 116 school budgets on Long Island on Tuesday, May 18, leaving just four districts - Bridgehampton, Northport-East Northport Three Village, Wantagh - that did not...
    (CNN)It's beyond debate that the current version of the Republican Party amounts to a cult of personality built around former President Donald Trump. The Trumpiest voices dominate, and the party leadership, from Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell to House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, have acquiesced to the whims of the 45th President.But, on Wednesday night, there was a glimmer --...
    Across much of the United States, throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, we kept our kids home from school to keep them safe and healthy. Now that vaccines have made it safer for students to return to class, we need to reassess how they get to school and ensure that’s safe, too. California Gov. Gavin Newsom is doing his part by proposing...
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – More and more Sacramento area school districts are signing on to help vaccinate younger teens, in an effort to boost numbers on the way to herd immunity. Noah Negrete checked getting his COVID vaccine off his agenda on Wednesday. With his eyes closed, it looked to be tougher than a test. Many in the room, just like...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — The Illinois State Board of Education on Wednesday unanimously approved a resolution supporting a requirement for in-person classes starting next fall, with limited exceptions allowing remote or hybrid learning. Board spokeswoman Jackie Matthews said the resolution itself does not change state policy regarding in-person or remote learning. She said State Superintendent Carmen Ayala is expected to issue...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff MONROEVILLE (KDKA) – Teachers in the Gateway School District could be going on strike as soon as next week. According to the teachers’ union, they have said they will strike on Monday if there is not a deal in place by then. The potential strike would affect teachers, counselors, and nurses.
    FRISCO, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – While educators and parents agree most students need to learn in school, Frisco ISD administrators and parents want to offer a fully virtual curriculum for students this fall. House Bill 1468 would provide school districts that offer the virtual course-load full funding. READ MORE: New WHO Study Shows Long Work Hours Can Lead To Increased Risk...