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Opinion

Opinion – A Teacher’s Perspective: What Education Sec. Miguel Cardona Should Focus on First

Fulfilling Pres. Joe Biden’s pledge to reopen schools will be the biggest challenge and test for Miguel Cardona, the new education secretary. Tensions between educators, parents, and local officials are escalating across the United States as schools attempt to resume in-person classes. Cities including San Francisco, Chicago, Minneapolis, and Philadelphia are braced for protests, strikes,

Education

Ducey back-to-school order leaves educators shocked, scrambling, upset

Educators across the state  last week were calling Gov. Doug Ducey’s surprise back-to-school order disruptive, challenging and frustrating, a last-minute complication to reopening plans that many schools already had in the works. School officials, from the state level on down, said they were given little notice before Ducey’s announcement on Wednesday and are now scrambling

Social Media

Right-wing friendly Parler announces re-launch

The right-wing friendly social network Parler, which was forced offline following the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol by supporters of then-President Donald Trump, says it is re-launching. The Twitter alternative has been struggling to return online since Amazon stripped it of web-hosting service on Jan. 11 over its unwillingness to remove posts inciting

Education

When is it safe to open schools? States have varying answers

As schools across the U.S. decide whether to reopen this fall, many are left wondering how to know if it’s safe. Public health experts say virus rates in the community should be low, but there’s little agreement on a specific threshold or even a measurement. The federal government has largely left it to state and

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