The Education Department on Monday opened civil rights investigations into five Republican-led states that have banned or limited mask requirements in schools, saying the policies could amount to discrimination against students with disabilities or health conditions. The department’s Office for Civil Rights announced the investigations in letters to education chiefs in Iowa, Oklahoma, South Carolina,
In late July, Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), said, “We’re going to try to open up schools, and we’re going to move through this political battlefield.” Since the beginning of the pandemic, powerful teacher unions like the AFT and National Educator Association have played politics, putting their interests first, while millions
Governor Doug Ducey today issued an Executive Order protecting access to Arizona’s public universities and community colleges for all students. Under the Executive Order, students cannot be mandated to take the COVID-19 vaccine or submit COVID-19 vaccination documents. Students also cannot be mandated to be tested or wear masks in order to participate in learning.
Large numbers of students are not returning to the classroom even as more schools reopen for full-time, in-person learning, according to a survey released Wednesday by the Biden administration. The findings reflect a nation that has been locked in debate over the safety of reopening schools during the coronavirus pandemic. Even as national COVID-19 rates
Arizona’s Gov. Doug Ducey has rejected the state’s top education official’s call for Ducey to order public schools to use only online instruction for the next two weeks unless they have waivers from health officials. Amid a coronavirus surge in the state, Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman said Saturday that schools need a two-week
The Chino Valley Unified School District (CVUSD) Governing Board followed the recommendation of Superintendent John Scholl and voted today to return to distance learning on all campuses beginning Monday December 7, 2020 until the end of the semester, December 17, 2020. This will result in eight school days of distance learning. The plan is to