This Public School news page includes news headlines, summaries, and article citations about public schools from diverse, English-language news sources around the world.
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- Tennessee Redirects Teen Vaccine Outreach to Parents
Two weeks ago, a campaign to encourage public school
students to get vaccinated was halted when Republican elected officials complained that parents should make the decisions.
New York Times. Saturday, 24 Jul 2021.
- Washington, DC, public schools to require face masks this fall
Public school students in Washington, D.C., will resume in-person lessons in the fall, but the city will require face masks to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 when they do.
Fox News. Friday, 23 Jul 2021.
- Chicago Public Schools to require masks, enforce 3-foot social distancing
Chicago Public Schools
announced Thursday that masks will be worn by everyone when schools return to in-person learning on August 30.
ABC News. Friday, 23 Jul 2021.
- Football coach fired for praying on field to take appeal to Supreme Court: 'Stand up for your faith'
Joe Kennedy, who was fired in 2015 after he refused to stop saying prayers on the field while acting as a public school
coach, said on Wednesday that he plans to take his case to the Supreme Court after he lost his latest court appeal.
Fox News. Wednesday, 21 Jul 2021.
- California launches largest free school lunch program in US
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — When classrooms in California reopen for the fall term, all 6.2 million public school
students will have the option to eat school meals for free, regardless of their family’s income. ...
Washington Times. Monday, 19 Jul 2021.
- Boston Overhauls Admissions to Exclusive Exam Schools
A new policy will increase representation of Black and Latino students in the prestigious public schools, which serve as a gateway to elite colleges.
New York Times. Friday, 16 Jul 2021.
- Six British teenage girls from top public school are trapped in Greek quarantine hotel
The girls - 17 and 18 - must isolate at a hotel in Zante for a fortnight after one of them tested positive for Covid on Saturday as they prepared to fly home from a week partying after the end of their A-levels.
Daily Mail. Thursday, 15 Jul 2021.
- CPS principal charged in overtime fraud scheme allegedly netting $200K
Federal prosecutors said a Chicago Public Schools
principal has been indicted by a grand jury on fraud charges in an overtime pay scheme.
ABC News. Thursday, 15 Jul 2021.
- Mayor de Blasio says mask mandate will be in place in NYC public schools despite latest CDC guidance
Mayor Bill de Blasio said New York public school
students will be required to continue wearing masks upon returning to classrooms in the fall despite the latest CDC guidelines.
Daily Mail. Tuesday, 13 Jul 2021.
- New Supreme Court Case Could Eliminate Legal Barriers To School Choice Nationwide
After the pandemic revealed deep flaws with public schooling over the past year, the need for educational choice has never been so critical.
Forbes. Friday, 2 Jul 2021.
- Teacher says new Tennessee law on teaching about racism is "an assault on the craft of teaching"
A growing number of states are introducing legislation to limit how public school
teachers can teach about issues of race and sexism in the classroom. ...
CBS News. Friday, 25 Jun 2021.
- Supreme Court sides with cheerleader in free speech dispute over Snapchat post
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 8-1 on Wednesday that a Pennsylvania public school
wrongfully suspended a student from her cheerleading activities after she used profanity in a Snapchat post. ...
CBS News. Thursday, 24 Jun 2021.
- Florida schools approve DeSantis-backed rule barring critical race theory from classrooms
Gov. Ron DeSantis on Thursday put his stamp on the debate over critical race theory by getting the Florida State Board of Education to pass a rule barring it from being taught in public schools. ...
Washington Times. Thursday, 10 Jun 2021.
- Brazil passes bill to fund connectivity for students and teachers
Mobile internet provision set to benefit over 18 million pupils and 1.5 million teachers in public schools
ZDNet. Wednesday, 2 Jun 2021.
- Why A Billionaire Telecom Executive Gave $1,000 In Cash To Quincy College Grads
Rob Hale surprised graduates from the two-year public school
with cash gifts.
Forbes. Friday, 28 May 2021.
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