Almost half of the biggest school districts are open for in-person learning for many students and more are planning to reopen, according to a Washington Post survey.
This month, “alumnx” at the University of Vermont wrote an open letter to the administration asking it to make adjustments to “help the university move closer to engaging in a more inclusive campus.” Some of their requests include divesting from the Burlington Police department and removing figures and building names that “reinforce white supremacy.”
The Boston Public Schools said Wednesday that students will be learning online tomorrow because of a COVID-19 case increase, according to a statement from the city. The transition is a reaction to the week’s reported infection rate increase to 5.7% from last week’s 4.5%, according to a city statement.
The protest at Middlebury College came within two weeks of 22 students being removed from the campus for violating COVID-19 guidelines and of the school moving into Phase 2 of its reopening, which limited gatherings to groups of 10 or fewer, “indoors or outdoors.”
Joe Biden continues to ignore the increasingly obvious fact that it is virulent Big Labor opposition to reopening, and not any genuine public-health considerations, that is keeping many public school districts across America shuttered this fall.
Several professors at leading American universities took to social media after the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, comparing Republicans to the Confederacy and the Nazis.
In June the Mill River Unified Union School District Board voted in favor of flying the Black Lives Matter flag over its campuses, but now an Asian-American parent wants schools to fly a flag to celebrate Asian lives, and the board is saying no way.
“We are starting to get an evidence-based picture of how school reopenings and remote learning are going (those photos of hallways don’t count), and the evidence is pointing in one direction. Schools do not, in fact, appear to be major spreaders of COVID-19.”
Vermont-based researchers received a generous $3.2 million National Science Foundation grant to study what is being termed Earth’s critical zone, a region where water, air, soil, rock, and life converge.
A student at Saint Anselm College received a failing grade on an assignment about the biblical account of Creation because he repeated the Book of Genesis’ “gendered language.”
A RealClear Opinion Research poll of 2,020 registered voters in August saw a 10-point increase in support of school choice policies since its last poll in April, from 67 percent to 77 percent.