Why Some Parents Don’t Want Schools to Go Back to ‘Normal’ in the Fall

Greg ToppoThu, May 13, 2021, Gavin Newsom Get essential education news and commentary delivered straight to your inbox. Sign up here for The 74’s daily newsletter. As more Americans receive Covid-19 vaccines and schools move to reopen widely, leaders are doing their best to make sure everyone gets the memo: School is happening in-person this fall. California Gov….

Enrollment down and COVID-19 cases up in East Grand Forks Public Schools

District enrollment is at its lowest point since 2017 and COVID-19 cases are continuing to rise, particularly among students. Written By: Hannah Shirley | 7:10 pm, May 10, 2021 East Grand Forks Senior High School. File photo The latest enrollment numbers for the East Grand Forks Public School District are “bleak,” according to Superintendent Mike Kolness. The district’s…

Survey: Half Of Teachers Say They’ll Leave The Field Because Of COVID

By Bill Zeeble Published May 6, 2021 A survey from the nonprofit publication Education Week shows more than half of the nation’s teachers are thinking of dropping out in the next two years. That’s a jump of 20% compared to before the pandemic. The national survey of 1,000 teachers found 54% said they are ‘somewhat or very likely’ to…

Biden hits schools goal even as many students learn remotely

By Associated Press| May 6, 2021 at 4:36 AM CDT – Updated May 6 at 4:36 AM (AP) – President Joe Biden has met his goal of having most elementary and middle schools open for full, in-person learning in his first 100 days, according to new survey data, but the share of students choosing to return has…

Arizona Bill hits teachers who ignore differing views

Howard Fischer May 6, 2021  Howard Fischer PHOENIX — Republican lawmakers voted Wednesday to punish teachers who don’t present both sides of controversial science or events. Some lawmakers say the effort could force teachers to seek out and present contrary views on everything from climate change, slavery, the 9-11 terrorist attacks, the Holocaust — and…

Alabama teachers getting 2% raise: Here’s how much districts pay now

By Trisha Powell Crain | Teacher pay in Alabama is going up this fall — 2% across the board, and more for middle or high school math or science educators. Gov. Kay Ivey first proposed the main raise in her state of the state address, and lawmakers made it final last week. The increase comes as teachers finish what…

White House defends CDC outreach to teachers union

BY BRETT SAMUELS – 05/04/21 02:03 PM EDT  © Getty Images The White House on Tuesday downplayed criticism from conservatives that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) sought input from a top teachers union in developing its school reopening guidelines. “It’s actually longstanding best practice for the CDC to engage with organizations, groups that are going…

NYC public schools nix ‘snow days’ for remote learning

BY MYCHAEL SCHNELL – 05/04/21 © Getty Images The New York City Department of Education (DOE) is nixing “snow days” in public schools going forward, instead opting for remote learning on days when school buildings are closed because of bad weather. The department announced the change in its 2021-2022 school calendar, which was released Tuesday. “The DOE will…