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Maryland state school board expected to vote on new mandate regulation that would let some students go maskless

Maryland’s state school board is expected to vote Tuesday morning on a new mask mandate that would allow students to go without masks if 80 percent of staff and students are vaccinated or COVID-19 transmission rates are at low or moderate rates. The new regulation is likely to appease some vocal opponents of the mandate who view it as an assault on their rights, while other parents will worry ...
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Northeast Queens officials urge DOE to suspend removal of geographic priorities for high school admissions

Sign up for our PoliticsNY newsletter for the latest coverage and to stay informed about the 2021 elections in your district and across NYC. Northeast Queens officials on Friday, Dec. 3, called on the city’s Department of Education to suspend the removal of geographic priorities during the high school admission process, which the agency is now “reevaluating” before announcing a final decision.
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Marietta Daily Journal

Floyd County school board approves social media policy for staff

The Floyd County Board of Education met Monday to approve a social media policy detailing how staff are allowed to use their social media pages and interact with students electronically. Officials say the proposed policy is not meant to restrict any employee’s First Amendment rights, but to set guidelines for...
FLOYD COUNTY, GA
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Committee Investigating School Suspensions Unlikely to Call for Ban

The committee created by the legislature to study the impact of school suspensions on Connecticut’s youngest children will likely recommend providing more resources and training to teachers to de-escalate problems before removing young children from school. That’s according to Fran Rabinowitz, executive director of the Connecticut Association of Public School...
Inland Valley Daily Bulletin

Loophole allows school districts to shield what they pay teachers, administrators

Every year, the state controller publishes thousands of public employees’ salaries, from nearly every city, county and special district, on its transparency-focused “Government Compensation in California” website. Here’s what you won’t find: about two-thirds of the Golden State’s school systems. Unlike other public agencies in the state, California’s schools can...
LOS ANGELES COUNTY, CA
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Data shows teacher pay divide between city, county school systems

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. — New data from the Tennessee comptroller’s office highlights stark differences in teacher pay across our region. The updated dashboard shows the average pay for teachers and principals at school systems across the state. One of the most striking revelations is a huge pay gap of as...
JOHNSON CITY, TN

Yes, there are high-poverty public schools that operate at a high level in Alabama. Here’s how high flyers succeed.

AL.com’s Education Lab team is supported by individual donors and grants. This story was supported by the Education Writers Association. Learn more and donate today. Principal Becky Williams describes the “Sweet Water Way” at the rural K-12 school in Marengo County – a high-performing, high-poverty school – as simple: “An effective teacher, bell to bell.”
ALABAMA STATE
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Third-graders at 5 Carteret County schools get big surprise thanks to Bikes for Kids Foundation

BEAUFORT — Third-graders from five Carteret County public schools got a big surprise Monday — brand new bikes. The early Christmas gifts went to 242 students during a ceremony at Beaufort Elementary School, thanks to Bikes for Kids Foundation, which, through a partnership with school systems and local sponsors, provides bicycles as part of a character building program.
CARTERET COUNTY, NC
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School Board Reviewing Bonuses for All District Employees

Moore County Schools administrators have proposed a plan to pay bonuses to teachers and staff in recognition of their efforts throughout the pandemic. Using COVID-19 relief funds, many public school systems throughout North Carolina have already paid out or committed to bonuses. Those vary by district, ranging from $1,000 to $5,000, but are generally being paid to school employees across the board as a “retention and recruitment” measure in a competitive environment for hiring school staff.
MOORE COUNTY, NC
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Jackson man charged with murder one

One man dead, two wounded in fatal shooting in gym lobby of basketball game. A shooting at a Humboldt basketball game has left one dead and two others wounded. The altercation took place last Tuesday night during the Vikings vs North Side Indians game at Humboldt Jr./Sr. High School. Humboldt...
HUMBOLDT, TN
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