Stories tagged: "public education"


A finished clean room with stacked chairs in the science room at the Mildred Avenue K-8 School building in Boston's Mattapan, which were being cleaned for the reopening of school on July 9, 2020. Photo by David L. Ryan/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
Here’s the Mess Betsy DeVos Left for Incoming Education Secretary Miguel Cardona

Former Education Secretary Betsy DeVos left the department’s funding for low-income schools, protections for students with disabilities, and rights for survivors under Title IX in shambles.

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Here’s How Biden Aims to Have Most K-8 Schools Reopen Within His First 100 Days

A national strategy on reopening schools for in-person instruction and a call for more funding? Teachers and parents say yes, please.

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‘The Gap Widens’: Black and Latino Parents on the Challenges of Pandemic Learning

“Every single day is a battle," said one California mom.

A medical professional heads to the parking lot  at BoJangles Arena  in Charlotte to administer the Covid-19 vaccine to a patient in their vehicle. Photo by Grant Baldwin for Courier Newsroom.
A Meaningful Milestone: Teachers in at Least One NC County Get Vaccinated

Revised state guidelines moved NC teachers up in priority for the COVID-19 vaccine, with vaccinations already happening in at least one Eastern North Carolina school district.

In this Oct. 15, 2020, file photo, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos speaks at the Phoenix International Academy in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)
DeVos Bids Congress Farewell in a Letter Urging Them to ‘Reject Misguided Calls’ to Make College Free

In a letter sent Monday, DeVos asked members of Congress to protect Trump administration education policies, which Biden has pledged to eliminate.

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Heroes of 2020: In a Year of Crisis, Teachers Made It Work

How two teachers built relationships with their students and adapted their curriculums to meet the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic.

Superintendent Matt Malone (R) leans over to get a better look at how fourth grade teacher Amber Moukhtarian is teaching her students via Zoom at Mary L. Fonseca Elementary School in Fall River, MA on Nov. 23, 2020. Fall River schools were in-person for several months before going full remote in December due to increasing rates of coronavirus infections. (Photo by Jessica Rinaldi/The Boston Globe via Getty Images; Graphic by Rebecca Russ/COURIER)
Teachers Are Essential Workers. Should They Be Next for Vaccines?

“I think teachers are tired of not being heard or consulted,” said Whitney Sandoval, a Kansas-based certified orientation and mobility specialist who teaches children with visual impairments.