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Biden proposes doubling Title I, sending even more money to high-poverty schools

Biden proposes doubling Title I, sending even more money to high-poverty schools

/ finance-funding, legislation
Kalyn Belsha and Sarah Darville, Chalkbeat | The Biden administration proposed more than doubling funding for the Title I program in a budget plan Friday — a move that would send billions to high-poverty schools. Chalkbeat: Biden proposes doubling Title ...
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Biden pitches big boosts in education and health spending in budget request

Biden pitches big boosts in education and health spending in budget request

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Laura Olson, Ohio Capital Journal | WASHINGTON — The Biden administration released a key portion of its budget proposal for the upcoming fiscal year Friday, calling for increasing money for schools, public health programs, cancer research and other discretionary programs ...
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How social media turns online arguments between teens into real-world violence

How social media turns online arguments between teens into real-world violence

/ tech
Caitlin Elsaesser, University of Connecticut | The deadly insurrection at the U.S. Capitol in January exposed the power of social media to influence real-world behavior and incite violence. But many adolescents, who spend more time on social media than all ...
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Ohio State Professor: Schools In Disadvantaged Areas Help Reduce Inequality

Ohio State Professor: Schools In Disadvantaged Areas Help Reduce Inequality

/ equity
Debbie Holmes, WOSU | Some students from the most disadvantaged families may remain behind academically from those who are well-off, but a new book finds that schools in lower-income areas are doing their part to improve results. WOSU: Ohio State ...
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CDC, AFT surveys suggest most educators now vaccinated

CDC, AFT surveys suggest most educators now vaccinated

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Naaz Modan, K-12 Dive | A majority of educators, school staff and childcare workers have received at least one shot of the available COVID-19 vaccines, according to surveys from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American Federation ...
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As Trans Bans Spread, Experts Weigh How to Balance Fairness and Inclusion in High School Sports

/ equity, sports
Kevin Mahnken, The 74 | As legislation moves through statehouses around the country, students are facing an increasingly divided picture of athletic eligibility. ‘It’s So Hard’: As Trans Bans Spread, Experts Weigh How to Balance Fairness and Inclusion in High ...
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US Ed Dept to initiate Title IX review, propose new rules

US Ed Dept to initiate Title IX review, propose new rules

Naaz Modan, K-12 Dive | The U.S. Department of Education announced Tuesday it plans to launch a comprehensive review of Title IX regulations, including amendments issued under the Trump administration, carrying out a March 8 executive order from President Joe ...
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Are youth sports an engine of B.1.1.7 outbreaks?

Are youth sports an engine of B.1.1.7 outbreaks?

/ coronavirus, sports
Ariana Eunjung Cha, The Washington Post | The changing demographics of covid-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, are prompting a radical shift in testing strategies to prioritize asymptomatic children and teens. The Washington Post: Are youth sports an ...
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Covid Advisor Warns ‘Game-Changing’ Variant Infects Kids ‘Very Readily’ And Could Spur New Lockdowns

Covid Advisor Warns ‘Game-Changing’ Variant Infects Kids ‘Very Readily’ And Could Spur New Lockdowns

/ coronavirus
Jonathan Ponciano, Forbes | Dr. Michael Osterholm, a member of the White House coronavirus advisory board, said on Sunday that the U.S. will face "major challenges" in battling the pandemic before summertime, warning the U.K. coronavirus strain infects children more ...
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School plotters often are bullied, suffer from depression

School plotters often are bullied, suffer from depression

/ school safety
Colleen Long, AP News | Students who were making plans to attack schools showed the same types of troubled histories as those who carried them out. They were badly bullied, often suffered from depression with stress at home and exhibited ...
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Slim research evidence for summer school

Slim research evidence for summer school

/ curriculum
Jill Barshay, The Hechinger Report | Summer school may seem like a common sense way to help children make up for the months of lost school time during the COVID-19 pandemic. There’s just one problem. Research studies done before the ...
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'I felt like I wasn't a proper adult': How the pandemic job market left young people stuck

‘I felt like I wasn’t a proper adult’: How the pandemic job market left young people stuck

Ellen Hine, Cincinnati Enquirer | For a lot of young people, the concepts of adulthood and having a job are tangled up in one another. A real job means that they're self-sufficient, that they're responsible for taking care of themselves and ...
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Child Care in Crisis: Can Biden’s Plan Save It?

Child Care in Crisis: Can Biden’s Plan Save It?

/ early-learning
Alisha Haridasani Gupta, The New York Times | Child-care centers improvised during the pandemic, scrambling to stay open with razor-thin budgets and little government guidance. How long will the short-term solutions last? In suburban Ohio, a decades-old child-care center that ...
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2020 was a record year for K-12 cybersecurity incidents

2020 was a record year for K-12 cybersecurity incidents

/ cybersecurity, tech
Roger Riddell, K-12 Dive | A report from the K-12 Cybersecurity Resource Center finds 2020 was a "record-breaking" year for cyberattacks against U.S. schools, with 408 publicized incidents marking an 18% increase over 2019. K-12 Dive: 2020 was a record ...
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Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine found safe and 100% effective in 12- to 15-year-olds, company says

Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine found safe and 100% effective in 12- to 15-year-olds, company says

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CBS News | Pfizer announced Wednesday that its COVID-19 vaccine is safe and strongly protective in kids as young as 12, a step toward possibly beginning shots in that age group before they head back to school in the fall ...
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After A Year Without Mass School Shootings, Experts Sound the Alarm About a ‘Return to Normal’

After A Year Without Mass School Shootings, Experts Sound the Alarm About a ‘Return to Normal’

/ school safety
Mark Keierleber, The 74 | As the pandemic spread across the country, students were swept from their classrooms and isolated in their homes, raising concern that the instability could result in devastating emotional health implications and widespread learning loss. But ...
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The Lost Year: What the Pandemic Cost Teenagers

The Lost Year: What the Pandemic Cost Teenagers

/ health/wellness
Alec MacGillis, ProPublica | Everything looks the same on either side of the Texas-New Mexico border in the great oil patch of the Permian Basin. There are the pump jacks scattered across the plains, nodding up and down with metronomic ...
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Some states were still hoping to cancel testing. The Biden administration just said no.

Some states were still hoping to cancel testing. The Biden administration just said no.

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Matt Barnum, Chalkbeat | States holding out hope that they can cancel standardized testing this year got more bad news Friday, as the Biden administration formally denied requests to do so from two states. Read "Biden admin says no to ...
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COVID-19 Lockdowns Have Been Hard On Youth Locked Up

/ juvenile-justice
Anya Kamenetz, NPR | For this story NPR visited young people and their advocates in Louisiana and spoke to advocates for court-involved youth around the country. They say the pandemic put the whole system in limbo, with some complex and ...
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As Pandemic Upends Teaching, Fewer Students Want to Pursue It

/ Higher Ed, HR
Emma Goldberg, The New York Times via Yahoo News | Few professions have been more upended by the pandemic than teaching, as school districts have vacillated between in-person, remote and hybrid models of learning, leaving teachers concerned for their health ...
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