schools re-opening

COVID-19

School yard: Officials welcome new 3-foot rule for COVID-safe students

Arizona school and health officials welcomed Friday’s announcement that COVID-safe social distancing for students can be reduced from 6 feet to 3, but they did not appear to be rushing to embrace the lower standard. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said it issued the new guidance after studies showed that COVID-19 “spread remains low in

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

Education

NH Governor Orders Classrooms Reopen Despite Objections From Teachers Unions

While teachers unions in Democratic enclaves like Chicago and Los Angeles continue to resist a return to classroom instruction, in New Hampshire, Republican Gov. Chris Sununu has had enough. On Friday, he signed an executive order requiring Granite State public schools to get back to class. “Starting March 8, all K-12 schools must provide the option of

Opinion

Opinion: Unfazed by Real Issues, Democrats Played Politics with Impeachment (Again)

Stop me if you’ve heard this before: Democrats played politics with the impeachment process. After peddling the hoax of “Russian collusion”—with no evidence to show for it—to impeach President Trump once, the anti-Trump #Resistance sought to convict the former president for his role in the Capitol riots, failing spectacularly. Emphasis on former. Newsflash to Democrats: After four years

Education

Dems attempt to push through school funding, wage increase

House Democrats on Tuesday muscled past Republicans on portions of President Joe Biden’s pandemic plan, including a proposed $130 billion in additional relief to help the nation’s schools reopen and a gradual increase of the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour. Democrats on the Education and Labor Committee say schools won’t be able to

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