York Early College Academy Student Allegedly Brings Guns to School – NBC New York

A 15-year-old boy was allegedly caught with two loaded guns at his Queens school Wednesday, police say. Charges are pending against the boy, whose name has not been released because of his age. According to the NYPD, the boy was found with the guns at York Early College Academy, which apparently shares space with public … Read more

COVID-19 Cases Rise While Few School Mask Mandates Return

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — US COVID-19 cases are up, leading a smattering of school districts, particularly in the Northeast, to bring back mask mandates and recommendations for the first time since the omicron winter surge ended and as the country approaches 1 million deaths in the pandemic. The return of masking in schools is not … Read more

Hillsborough County To Allocate $20 Million To Improve Sidewalks – CBS Tampa

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. (CW44 News At 10) – Hillsborough County Commission approved to allocate $20 million to improve sidewalks through out the county on Wednesday. “It’s important to address even the tiniest cracks because we aren’t always watching where we walk so it’s easy to trip, it’s easy for gravel to get caught in and … Read more

School returns for ACT students but public, Catholic and independent systems opt for different COVID-19 rules

Canberra students return to school this week but under differing COVID-19 rules that depend on where they are enrolled. Key points: ACT public schools have retained stricter COVID-19 restrictions than required under health orders Students who are household contacts must not attend classes, and high school students must still wear masks indoors Catholic and independent … Read more

Hillsborough County Schools Adds Property Tax Increase To August Ballot – CBS Tampa

TAMPA, Fla. (CW44 News At 10) – Residents in Hillsborough County could soon be paying more for their property taxes. This comes after the Hillsborough County School District added a referendum to the August primary ballot that will ask voters to increase their property taxes so teachers can receive higher salaries. READMORE: Hillsborough Commission Add … Read more

Homeschooling In California Sees Boom; Looming Kids’ COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate May Be Driving Increase – CBS San Francisco

FAIRFIELD (KPIX 5) – California is seeing a boom in homeschooling. State numbers show it’s more than doubled since before the pandemic. A controversial factor is possibly driving the increase. Nicole Nowling plans to pull her four children out of the Fairfield Suisun Unified School District if California enforces a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for kids. … Read more

Ottawa school board sets an example of putting health of kids and teachers first

Every now and then, governments would do well to conduct remedial sessions on durable home truths. In Ontario, a couple of these abiding axioms have come to mind as a modest uprising occurs at school boards across the province against the Ford’s government’s decision to lift COVID-19 mask mandates. A first such rule of thumb … Read more

Bronx School Stabbing at PS 69 Injures Safety Agent – ​​NBC New York

An intruder who tried to attack a teacher at a public elementary school in the Bronx ended up slashing a “heroic” on-duty school safety agent who intervened and thwarted the attack, Mayor Eric Adams said Thursday. One suspect is in custody. The agent was taken to a hospital after the slashing at PS 69, Journey … Read more

Albertans rally against province’s proposed K-6 curriculum

People gathered across Alberta, including in Edmonton and Calgary, on Saturday to rally against the province’s controversial proposed K-6 curriculum. The grassroots movement was started by parents and organizations concerned that the curriculum does not meet educational best practices. Carla Peck is one of the organizers of the Ditch the Draft Protest in Edmonton and … Read more

Governor DeSantis Signs “Don’t Say Gay” Bill – CBS Tampa

TAMPA, Fla. (CW44 News At 10) – On Monday, Governor Ron DeSantis signed the highly controversial ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill into law. The law would make it illegal for a school district to encourage classroom discussion about sexual orientation or gender identity in primary grade levels. READMORE: Polk County Organization Gives Prom Dresses To Students … Read more