Tag: Education

That Georgia Teen Who Outed Her Mask-Less Classmates Just Got Her Suspension Revoked

One of two Georgia high schoolers who were punished for posting photos and video of a crowded school corridor with little to no regard for social distancing or masks will not face suspension after all. Hannah Watters, 15, was initially suspended from North Paulding High earlier this week for posting the now-viral photo on Twitter. […]

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I’m a Teacher in New York. I’m Doing My Job by Fighting an Unsafe Reopening.

I think even before this crisis, every public school teacher in America already had to reckon with the idea of boundaries: What am I willing to do beyond my job description to educate our students? And every single teacher I know has constantly gone above and beyond the call of duty, whether that’s grading late […]

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Roc Nation Partners With New York’s Long Island University to Launch School of Music, Sports and Entertainment

Photo: Erik Voake (Getty Images) Prospective students at Brooklyn’s Long Island University (LIU) will have the chance to learn from some of the best in business, music, sports and more, thanks to the college’s new partnership with Roc Nation. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Jay-Z-owned entertainment company is working with LIU for a new […]

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Why Are Child Care Programs Open When Schools Are Not?

Although school buildings in Philadelphia will remain closed this fall, St. Mary’s Nursery School, a secular child care center founded in 1964, will remain open. St. Mary’s, which serves children ages 18 months to 12 years, typifies an odd juxtaposition: As more public schools are moving to remote learning, child care programs and after-school providers […]

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The New Aristocracy Discovers “Microschools”

With the coronavirus threatening the safety of schools that ordinarily would reopen this fall, parents across the country have been organizing “pods” or microschools similar to the one Calacanis proposes, The New York Times reports. The model is not new but has gained traction in recent months. But because they are expensive and ultimately self-selecting […]

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Black Girl Detained Since May for Missed Homework Is Finally Being Released to Her Mom

iStock / Getty Images Plus The 15-year-old Black girl who was being kept at a juvenile facility in Oakland County, Michigan, for failing to do her class assignments, has finally been granted her release. A three-judge appellate panel with the Michigan Court of Appeals determined Friday that the teen, who is known only by the […]

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The Problem of the Not-Quite-One Percent

“We aren’t wealthy people with a very big Hamptons home, but it’s beautiful to us,” the owner of a rather large house in Southampton recently told The New York Times in an article on Manhattan residents decamping to second homes. That quote, roundly savaged on social media, has since vanished from the online version of […]

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The Growing Fight Against the School Death Trap

“It is our responsibility to exercise our power as workers to force our leaders to do what they have refused: End this pandemic.” “It is our responsibility to exercise our power as workers to force our leaders to do what they have refused: End this pandemic,” Refuse to Return’s sample resolution reads. “Our demands are […]

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Spelman College Launches Scholarship Fund To Honor John Lewis’ Legacy

The late John Lewis relentlessly and fearlessly fought for justice and equality and Spelman College will honor the legacy of the civil rights leader by empowering the next generation of changemakers. According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the historically Black college recently unveiled plans to launch a scholarship fund in his honor. The scholarship fund—which will […]

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GOP Sen. Tom Cotton Wants to Ban the 1619 Project From Being Taught in Schools

Photo: Andrew Harnik-Pool (Getty Images) Y’all, I’m pretty sure Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) is a white supremacist. For legal purposes, I’m not outright saying he is. All I’m suggesting is that the dude who wrote a whole op-ed calling for military intervention to stomp out protests against systemic racism, compared the protesters to Confederate traitors […]

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Superstar Rapper T.I. Teaches His Secrets Of Success

The three-time Grammy winner has a new gig at a historically Black Atlanta college imparting one of life’s key lessons: Be purposeful. Clifford Joseph Harris Jr., better known as “T.I.” or “TIP,” has never been one to shy away from promoting Black culture. The 39-year-old three-time Grammy Award-winning rapper and actor has spent his 20-plus-year […]

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Riiid raises $41.8 million to expand its AI test prep apps

Riiid, a Seoul, South Korea-based startup developing AI test prep solutions, today closed a $41.8 million pre-series D financing round, bringing its total venture capital raised to date to $70.2 million. CEO YJ Jang says the funding will be used to advance Riiid’s technology that offers personalized study solutions based on big data analysis, and […]

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Introducing: Nice White Parents

Listen and subscribe to “Nice White Parents” from your mobile device: Via Apple Podcasts | Via Spotify | Via Google “Nice White Parents” is a new podcast from Serial Productions, brought to you by The New York Times, about the 60-year relationship between white parents and the public school down the block. We know that […]

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Here’s What It Would Take to Reopen Schools Safely

So, what is the science? Here’s the part that has led some people to suggest reopening schools is worth the risk: In the United States, less than 2 percent of recorded Covid-19 cases have been confirmed among children. Researchers in China found that susceptibility to the virus seemed to increase with age, meaning kids may […]

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Reopening Schools Is Way Harder Than It Should Be

Of all the American institutions the pandemic has shut down, none face pressure to reopen quite like schools do. Pediatricians exhort schools to open their doors wherever possible or risk developmental harm to kids. Working parents, particularly mothers, are in crisis, worried about having to leave the work force altogether in the absence of a […]

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California Blocks Most Schools From Reopening With Strict New Guidelines

TOPLINE California Governor Gavin Newsom issued strict school reopening guidelines on Friday that would prevent the majority of schools in the state from holding in-person classes, a move that comes as school reopenings become political and contentious as President Donald Trump pushes for districts to ditch online-only learning in the fall. California Gov. Gavin Newsom […]

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White House Drops Plan To Deport International Students Attending Online-Only Classes

TOPLINE The White House is rolling back rules that would have required foreign university students to leave the country if their classes were remote only, government lawyers announced during a hearing at a Boston federal court over a lawsuit brought by major US universities. Harvard (pictured) and MIT initially sued DHS and ICE to allow […]

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In Defense of Free Stuff During (and After) the Pandemic

There’s nothing the American government hates more than handouts, at least those that are intended for anyone who isn’t already rich. In the 1960s, Lyndon Johnson stressed that the War on Poverty was meant to be a “hand up, not a handout”; in 2012, Mitt Romney famously derided the “47 percent” of Americans living off […]

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Dr. Michael Drake Appointed University Of California System President

Black educators are breaking racial barriers in academic leadership. According to People, Dr. Michael Drake has been appointed as the president of the University of California System, making him the first Black person to serve at the helm in its 150-year history. The University of California system has named Dr. Michael Drake to replace Janet […]

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Rihanna, Jack Dorsey Address Digital Divide In Barbados

Songstress and mogul Rihanna is the queen of philanthropy. After leading several initiatives for COVID-19 relief and to combat racial injustice, she’s now on a mission to address the digital divide. According to Harper’s Bazaar, she recently donated iPads to students in need in Barbados. The donation was a collaborative effort between her nonprofit organization […]

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How to Reopen Schools: What Science and Other Countries Teach Us

As school districts across the United States consider whether and how to restart in-person classes, their challenge is complicated by a pair of fundamental uncertainties: No nation has tried to send children back to school with the virus raging at levels like America’s, and the scientific research about transmission in classrooms is limited. The World […]

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White House advisory council’s AI guidance conflicts with Trump’s talent pool sabotage

Take the latest VB Survey to share how your company is implementing AI today. Earlier this week, the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) released a report outlining what it believes must happen for the U.S. to advance “industries of the future.” Several of the committee’s suggestions touched on how the field […]

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Purposeful Parenting the Infant or Toddler

While purposeful parenting is focused on optimizing opportunities for stimulation and growth for the child, it should not be confused with an idea of attaining parental perfection. Simply just initiating an attempt at purposeful parenting is a wonderful way to impact the growth of the child positively. It does not mean that you have to […]

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Trump’s Reopening Agenda Is Upending International Students’ Futures

The move—announced with no forewarning and reversing a prior decision that schools had already come to rely on as ICE’s standard approach while the pandemic continues—seemed designed to throw a wrench into students’ and schools’ planning for next semester in a way that will force them to adhere to the administration’s broader reopening agenda. Several […]

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