DeVos Demands Public Schools Share Pandemic Aid With Private Institutions

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos says she will force public school superintendents to share coronavirus rescue funds with private schools, some of which are facing ruin. By Erica L. Green May 27, 2020 WASHINGTON — Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, defiant amid criticism that she is using the coronavirus to pursue a long-sought agenda, said she would force public…

Latest News on Coronavirus and Higher Education

By  IHE Staff May 27, 2020 Purdue Board Approves Fall Reopening Plans May 26, 5:46 p.m. Purdue University’s Board of Trustees on Tuesday approved the adoption of a fall academic calendar featuring in-person instruction from Aug. 24 to Nov. 24, without customary university holidays or fall breaks and with the remainder of the semester to be completed remotely. At…

Cincinnati Public considering year-round school, one school visit a week, other ideas

Cincinnati Public School leaders are considering dramatic changes to education, such as year-round school, one visit to school per student per week or staggered scheduling to reduce the number of students in school at once. The coronavirus, which led to a statewide closure of schools in March, will continue to affect education in the fall, said Superintendent Laura…

Can Vermont schools meet strict new CDC rules to reopen?

? By Olivia Lyons | May 21, 2020   RUTLAND, Vt. (WCAX) There are new federal guidelines for schools to follow when they reopen. Our Olivia Lyons is digging into the list and what it means for Vermont schools. School will look a lot different if and when it starts in the fall. Take a look at this list of…

Alabama schools given the green light for on-campus summer school programs in June

Krista Johnson, May 21, 2020 |  Gov. Kay Ivey holds press conference for Coronavirus update Alabama students in grades 7-12 can go back into the classroom for summer school programs, starting June 1, following the governor’s latest move toward lessened restrictions related to containing the spread of COVID-19, Gov. Kay Ivey announced Thursday amendments to her…

CDC lays out guidelines for reopening schools

by Danielle Waugh May 21st 2020 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released new guidelines for schools to safely re-open amid the coronavirus pandemic. The 60 page CDC document discusses recommendations for schools starting on page 45. Some of the guidelines include: Face coverings for all staff members — with coverings encouraged for students Cleaning…

Back-to-school plans include big changes for K-12 students, educators

by Leandra Bernstein Monday, May 18th 2020 WASHINGTON (Sinclair Broadcast Group) — At the start of this week, 48 states will have started loosening coronavirus lockdown restrictions. In the coming weeks, governors, school administrators and parents will have to figure out a crucial step towards reopening, namely, how to return K-12 students to their classrooms safely amid the pandemic. Pressure has…