Education, Featured Under ICE rules and visa complications, a semester with no new international students awaits Raven Liu always thought that she had a chance, however slim it was, to travel from Beijing to the University of Southern California to attend her first semester in person, even during a pandemic. “It’s meaningless ... CONTINUE READING Education, Featured Parents want to know how children identify their gender, national survey finds How to teach gender identity in schools — if at all — remains a conversation among community members and district administrators across the country. In Pasco County, an organization called Protect Pasco Children claims parents’ ... CONTINUE READING World Map Education, Featured The 1619 Project curriculum taught in over 4,500 schools — Frederick County Public Schools has the option Imagine a high school classroom where the history teacher asks the students how societal structures continue to support the enslavement of Black people. Then the conversation continues to dissect the role of slaves in the ... CONTINUE READING Coronavirus, Education In-person learning matters, but local schools prioritize public safety The Saratoga Springs City School District in upstate New York has been working hard to reopen its schools since early May, with completely in-person learning as the ultimate goal, officials say. But Superintendent of Schools ... CONTINUE READING

Maryland senators push McConnell to vote on HBCU funding

Maryland’s four historically black colleges and universities could face layoffs, expired contracts and programming issues if the federal funding for HBCUs nationwide is not renewed for at least two years, the state’s two U.S. senators warned Wednesday at a news conference.

Illegal school buses passings require new traffic safety measures

WASHINGTON – Indiana Republican Rep. Jackie Walorski, the original sponsor of a bill to require more safety equipment on school buses, saw the technology in action Wednesday as part of National School Bus Safety Week. Walorski was joined by a fellow Indiana lawmaker...

Crushing Student Debt May Be Causing Private Practice Shortage

WASHINGTON— A 30-year-old recently married medical resident who is about to graduate as an orthodontist planned to move on to a career in private practice. Instead, she and her husband are moving in with her parents and she will work in a health care corporation. The...

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