NORTHEAST OREGON — The COVID-19 pandemic has forced Union and Wallowa counties’ school districts and their students to travel a rugged and harmful path the past 13 months. Funds from the American Rescue Plan Act, the latest COVID-19 relief package from the federal government, however, will help put them on […]

All public schools must start offering in-person learning five days a week as of Monday, April 19, Gov. Chris Sununu has announced. Administrators are being given 2 1/2 weeks’ notice of the change so they can make the necessary adjustments, the governor said. “We want to get kids back into […]

ROYAL CITY — Royal School District officials are planning to drop the hybrid schedule — part-time on campus and part-time online — April 12, in favor of full-time, in-person instruction, when classes resume after spring vacation. School board members approved a resolution authorizing the change at a special meeting Friday. […]

In January, Virginia teachers were moved into a high-priority group for vaccines. One would think that demanding and accepting this high prioritization would make these school systems sensitive to the responsibility it comes with. Alas, it did not. They want to write off the remaining three months of school, just […]

With many Tucson school districts returning to some form of in-person learning in the coming weeks, the popular city-run KIDCO program is gearing up to resume its usual after-school program at its school-based sites.  Registration for the after school KIDCO program starts at 8 a.m. on Friday, March 12 online […]

BOSTON (SHNS) – Three hundred and forty-nine days since they were last in classrooms, some of Boston’s youngest students went back to school on Monday. The state’s largest school district welcomed back students in pre-kindergarten through grade three whose families had opted in for in-person learning, joining the high-priority students […]

Frustrated parents are calling on the Jersey City Public Schools to reopen, but the local teachers union wants staff members vaccinated before in-person learning resumes. Dozens of parents and students called into the Board of Education’s virtual meeting on Thursday, urging the district to reopen schools as soon as possible […]

Suspension levels for Black students are drastically higher than for their white counterparts. Some are hoping to halt suspensions for K-5 students. Brian Gordon  |  USA Today Network Only a few miles separate the Rachel Freeman School of Engineering from Wrightsville Beach Elementary, yet these two New Hanover County elementary schools […]

Many parents, including those in politically crucial suburbs, crave the normalcy that will come with the reopening of classrooms, which have been closed for nearly a year in much of the country. But few groups did more to push Biden’s candidacy than teachers unions, which have resisted returning to school […]

School districts can avoid having to make-up snow days be allowing students to go online ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. — Some area school districts had a snow day on Wednesday while others were in-session. In other school districts, students stayed home and went to school online. COVID-19 has forced school […]

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Havencroft Elementary art teacher Anna Huelskamp brainstormed with a student for an art project focused on Candy Land. Courtesy photo Last fall, Havencroft Elementary art teacher Anna Huelskamp brainstormed with her fifth-graders about an art project she wanted to do with neon and black lights. “One of the kids came […]

CLOSE Students at Beverly Elementary during in-person learning. The Birmingham Public Schools board of education voted Tuesday to send students back to school five days a week beginning March 15. (Photo: Courtesy of Birmingham Public Schools) Birmingham students are expected to return to the classroom in just more than a month […]

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Legislature will convene Monday with Republicans holding large majorities and promising an agenda that could include tax cuts and changes to voting, gun and school attendance laws. Republicans, who in November expanded their majority in the House and maintained their edge in the […]