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    Mayor de Blasio’s experiment with virtual learning during the COVID-19 pandemic scored some poor grades from Democratic voters in a poll commissioned by The Post. A broad plurality of respondents — 44.8 percent — said their family’s experiences left them “not satisfied,” while just 15.8 percent said they were “extremely satisfied,” according to the survey conducted...
    DENVER (CBS4)– Colorado unveiled the latest group of students to win a $50,000 scholarship for getting the COVID-19 vaccine. All vaccinated children ages 12-17 are eligible to win. This week’s winner included the youngest yet: 13-year-old Levi. READ MORE: Juneteenth Flag Now Flying At State Capitol (credit: CBS) “It means a lot for me to...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- A community on Chicago's North Side is mourning a leader and fighter who lost her battle with COVID-19.Maria Elena Sifuentes was a champion for education equity and affordable housing in Chicago. She contracted the virus and died last week, before she could get her second shot.Illinois COVID Update: IL reports 102 cases,...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Juneteenth, Freedom Day, now a national holiday, had people gathering, storytelling and singing Friday. The voices of members of the Congressional Black Caucus were triumphant after Thursday’s signing by President Joe Biden. READ MORE: Snapshot NY: Six-Time Olympic Fencer Peter Westbrook Helps Make A Lily-White Sport More Inclusive Now, we...
    More On: public schools State Sen. Leroy Comrie: NYC DOE is letting parents’ morale plummet ‘It’s frightening’: Troubled NYC school told mom to pull her smart son out Florida students required to observe daily moment of silence under new law ‘Something is wrong here’: Parents rip into DOE, say NYC has failed black students ...
    DONALD Trump has slammed Joe Biden's administration for "brainwashing" kids as he called for a "pro-American education" and a ban on critical race theory. In an op-ed published on Friday, the former president called for parents to take action as he accused Biden of "indoctrinating America’s schoolchildren with some of the most toxic and...
    Virginia parents are continuing to take a stand against critical race theory being taught in their children’s schools.   Fox News’ enterprise reporter Lawrence Jones traveled to Leesburg, Virginia to have "Breakfast with Friends" at the Leesburg Diner and discuss the issue with passionate Loudoun County parents. "It's starting to concern me...one of the reasons...
    As the controversy over critical race theory in public schools heats up, activists on both sides of the debate have spent massive amounts of time and money on a topic that takes aim at white privilege in America. It's the latest front in the culture war over how students should be taught U.S. history. Its...
                      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...
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    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...
    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...
    President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris emphasized the importance of teaching black history before Biden signed the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act into law, a bill declaring June 19 a federal holiday to mark the end of slavery in the United States. "Great nations don’t ignore their most painful moments. They embrace them....
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    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...
    A veteran charter school teacher blasted pandemic-era online learning in a New York Times opinion piece that calls for a return to classrooms to renew America’s "collective commitment to true public education." Washington, D.C.-based fourth-grade teacher Lelac Almagor penned the piece, "I Taught Online School This Year. It Was a Disgrace," which contradicts narratives pushed...
    TRENTON, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — Looking for the best state to live in? Look no farther than our very own New Jersey. WalletHub released its 2021’s Best States to Live In list on Tuesday, and the Garden State took home top honors. READ MORE: Reopening New York: US Open To Allow Full Fan Capacity At 2021...
    Congress is considering a bill attempting to protect freedom of expression on college campuses. Rep. Greg Murphy, a North Carolina Republican, the ranking member of the House’s Higher Education and Workforce Innovation subcommittee, introduced the Campus Free Speech Restoration Act of 2021 on Thursday. “Every individual should be free to profess, and to...
    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...
    DENVER (CBS4) – Two new laws could help transform early childhood education in Colorado. They make what may be the state’s single biggest investment ever in childcare while also making changes to improve transparency and safety. “Today is a big darn deal,” Executive Director of Human Services Michelle Barnes said as Gov. Jared Polis signed...
    The Republican Party’s fight against the teaching of Critical Race Theory (CRT) in schools is akin to neo-Nazis in Germany seeking to revise history and put an end to Holocaust education, according to Jason Stanley, a professor of philosophy at Yale University. Appearing on MSNBC’s The Mehdi Hasan Show on Tuesday night, the professor blasted...
    Justin Chester, assistant principal and athletic director; Terri Bell Hulsey; Chandler Sheffield; Joe Bettinger, guidance counselor; Marion Hulsey; and Julie Blackmar, principal. / Photo: Bulloch Schools A Portal Middle High School (PMHS) graduate, Chandler Sheffield is the inaugural recipient of the $2,500 Hulsey Scholarship, established...
    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...
    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...
    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...
    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...
    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...
    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...
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    Education Secretary Miguel Cardona is facing questions from top House Republicans on what progress, if any, President Joe Biden’s Democrat administration has made in combatting Chinese Communist Party influence in America’s educational institutions. A letter sent Wednesday from Reps. Jim Banks (R-IN) and Virginia Foxx (R-NC) to Cardona presses the top Biden aide on details...
    The Biden administration has announced that Title IX protections will be expanded to cover transgender students in schools that accept federal funding. On Wednesday, the Biden Department of Education said that the protections in the 1972 civil rights rule that prohibits sex-based discrimination in schools will now also cover transgender people. The rules change is...
    The Department of Education (DOE) will forgive $500 million in loans for 18,000 student attendees of ITT Technical Institute (ITT), it was announced Wednesday. From 2005 to 2016, ITT repeatedly “misled” its students about their expected earnings, potential jobs post-graduation, and their ability to transfer credits, the DOE’s press release said. Students had reported that...
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    House Republicans requested information Wednesday regarding the Department of Education’s plans to investigate potential undisclosed contracts between American universities and the Chinese government. Republican Reps. Jim Banks and Virginia Foxx sent a letter Wednesday to Education Secretary Miguel Cardona asking how the department plans to enforce Section 117 of the Higher Education Act (HEA), which requires...
    Washington (CNN)The Department of Education is canceling $500 million in student loan debt for 18,000 former ITT Tech students defrauded by the now defunct for-profit college, another step the Biden administration is taking to address a backlog of more than 100,000 forgiveness claims left over from the Trump administration. ITT Tech, which shut down in...
    TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) — Florida is among 21 states that have not submitted plans to the U.S. Department of Education detailing how they intend to use the latest round of federal stimulus funds earmarked for schools. The department on Monday released a list of plans submitted by 29 states and the District of Columbia. READ MORE:...
    A New Jersey school board is expected to hold a special meeting at the end of June to discuss their decision to remove holiday names from their calendar, Fox News reported. The special meeting will be held on June 21 to consider a resolution on the Randolph Township Board of Education’s decision to rename all...
    A Vermont school district voted Tuesday to adopt an “equity policy” that will begin “anti-racist” and LGBTQ education in pre-kindergarten, WCAX reported. The Essex Westford School Board reportedly voted 8-1 for the policy, which says the U.S. “would not have evolved as it has without the genocide of the indigenous people,” nor would it have its...
    The Education Department announced Wednesday it's wiping out $500 million in student loan debt for some 18,000 borrowers who attended ITT Technical Institute.  Officials added two new categories of claims for borrowers defrauded by their schools, the first time new claim categories were approved under the program to help defrauded students since January 2017. It...
    Officials in a Massachusetts public school system are reportedly urging students and staff to issue complaints against one another for telling politically incorrect jokes and other "incidents of bias," according to equity protocol documents. Wellesley Public Schools maintains a policy on "Responding to Incidents of Bias or Discrimination" that outlines ways for students and parents...
    The Education Department said Wednesday that discrimination against transgender students is prohibited under Title IX. Education Secretary Miguel CardonaMiguel CardonaLocal leaders build pressure on Biden to cancel student loans COVID relief vital to successful reopening of schools Judge ruling upholds Connecticut school mask mandate MORE told The New York Times in an interview published ahead of the announcement that...
    (CNN)The Education Department on Wednesday issued guidance that Title IX prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, a reversal of the Trump administration's stance that gay and transgender students are not protected by the law."The Supreme Court has upheld the right for LGBTQ+ people to live and work without fear of harassment, exclusion,...
    Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam held a ceremonial bill signing on legislation that provides financial assistance for higher education to students who are in the country illegally. House Bill 2123/Senate Bill 1387 will allow students who are in the state illegally to access education benefits equal to residents of the commonwealth, including in-state tuition and financial...
    Rhodes College will be charging unvaccinated students who are returning to campus an additional fee, but they will not be required to get the COVID-19 vaccine. The college’s website describes the $1,500 bill, which must be paid each semester, as a “Health & Safety fee to cover the costs of mandatory testing,” and it says...
    NEW YORK CITY (WABC) -- MacKenzie Scott, the billionaire philanthropist known for her impromptu multi-billion dollar donations to charities and racial equity issues, announced Tuesday that she has given $2.7 billion to 286 organizations -- including tens of millions to the New York area.At least eight organizations in the Tri-State are receiving money from the...
    Reps. Jim Banks, R-Ind., and Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., pressed Education Secretary Miguel Cardona for answers about his department's plans to investigate China's financial foothold in the U.S. university system. "The American public deserves to know that their money is not being compromised by Communist China and other adversarial nations," the Republicans wrote in the letter...
    Republican Indiana Rep. Jim Banks and Education and Labor Committee Ranking Member Rep. Virginia Foxx sent a Wednesday letter to Department of Education (DOE) Secretary Miguel Cardona asking him to show progress fighting Chinese influence on U.S. university campuses. The Daily Caller first obtained the letter, in which the two lawmakers tell Cardona that more...
    MANHATTAN, New York City (WABC) -- Charges against the white woman who called the cops on a Black birdwatcher in Central Park were dismissed Tuesday after she completed a restorative justice program.The program reported to the Manhattan District Attorney's Office that Amy Cooper attended five sessions.The program was a "moving experience," the program reported to...
    A Westchester school district has appointed a veteran educator to take over at the head of its lone elementary school as its newest principal. Following a lengthy search, the Bronxville Board of Education and Superintendent Roy Montesano announced that longtime Hudson Valley educator Joseph Mercora has been named as the elementary school principal. Most...
    The Department of Education is erasing the debts of students who were defrauded at a for-profit college. The agency said in a statement that it had approved $500 million in loan cancellation for 18,000 borrowers who were defrauded by ITT Technical Institute. ITT is accused of misleading students on their likely employment prospects post-graduation and the...