Education, Featured Harris’ election represents firsts for many, continued service for others WASHINGTON – As a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. – the first Greek-letter organization for Black women – vice president-elect Kamala Harris’ win last month shed new light on the National Panhellenic ... CONTINUE READING Education, Social Justice A generation of scholars potentially at risk WASHINGTON – With a return to in-person instruction not in sight soon for D.C. public schools, there are concerns surrounding the effects remote education on students in low-income neighborhoods due to lack of resources and ... CONTINUE READING Education As pandemic magnifies inequities for English learners, educators try not to leave them behind WASHINGTON -- Educators nationwide who have been forced to teach online because of the pandemic are finding new ways to connect with students learning English for the first time, a group that’s particularly difficult to ... CONTINUE READING Education Multiple data breaches of school systems put thousands of students at risk, GAO finds As schools and school districts increasingly rely on complex information technology systems for teaching and operations, they are collecting more student data electronically. A recent government report says thousands of students’ personal information has been ... CONTINUE READING
The Final Question – The Vice Presidential Debate

The Final Question – The Vice Presidential Debate

WASHINGTON - The final question at the vice presidential debate came from someone who can’t vote, Utah 8th grader Brecklynn Brown. It was a surprise to Brown when moderator Susan Page ended the debate with Brown’s question: “When I watch the news all I see is arguing...

The Final Question – The Vice Presidential Debate

WASHINGTON - The final question at the vice presidential debate came from someone who can’t vote, Utah 8th grader Brecklynn Brown. It was a surprise to Brown when moderator Susan Page ended the debate with Brown’s question: “When I watch the news all I see is arguing...

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District gears up to help students cope with COVID-19

District gears up to help students cope with COVID-19

The City School District of Albany relies on grants, partnerships and parents’ personal health care to maintain their school-based health centers in three of their middle schools — but Superintendent Kaweeda Adams anticipates an increase in demand while their K-12 students cope with stress and trauma during COVID-19.

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Does the CARES Act Present a Funding Threat to Higher Education?

? For-profit colleges accounted for 71 of the 100 schools that received the most emergency grant funding per student from the CARES Act, as shown by an analysis of Education Department data by students at the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University....

Parents want to know how children identify their gender, national survey finds

The Heritage Foundation conducted a nationwide survey asking parents and school board members about teaching gender identity in schools. Of the school board members surveyed, 80 percent said they do not think schools should teach kindergarteners to “challenge gender stereotypes” or be provided with sexual activity instruction, including sexual orientation and gender identity. Similarly, two-thirds of the parents surveyed agreed.

Sex education at Albany area schools remains an ongoing conversation

Young people engage in risky sexual behavior whenever they have free time, according to Children’s Aid Society’s director of family planning and pregnancy prevention programs Pascale Saintonge Austin. Learn more about how Albany schools are teaching sex education during the pandemic.

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