Stories tagged: "schools"


Residents of the Kenosha Unified School District, led by a local chapter of a right-wing activist group, recently voted to slash pay for school board members and require them to attend meetings in person to get paid. It is just one example of a district where school board members are being punished, threatened, or even recalled for enacting COVID-19 safeguards. (Screenshot via Kenosha Unified School District/Youtube)
‘My Family No Longer Feels Safe’: School Board Members Face Threats, Harassment Over COVID Safety Rules

One outgoing school board member says she hopes the current toxic political climate encourages more young people to speak up and get involved.

A COVID-19 outbreak forced Mondovi Middle & High School to close just four days into the new school year. With school having just started, hundreds of students and staff across Wisconsin have been forced to quarantine due to contracting or being exposed to COVID-19. (Photo via Mondovi School District)
Most Wisconsin School Districts Aren’t Requiring Masks. There Are Already Outbreaks.

With school barely back in session, hundreds of kids and staff are already COVID-positive or quarantined across Wisconsin.

(Photo by Suzanne Kreiter/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
‘Our Hopes Lie With All of You’: 500 Wisconsin Pediatricians Call on Schools to Require Masks

With the school year just around the corner and COVID-19 cases surging, medical experts say it’s key to require masks in schools.

Photo Courtesy Of Srikar Reddy
This Michigan Dad Saw His 13-Year-Old Son Battle COVID-19. He Vaccinated Him to Protect Other Kids, Too.

With school upon us, Michigan parents say they are cutting through misinformation to make science-based vaccine choices for their children.

Pediatric experts Dr. Janean Dilworth-Bart, left, and Dr. Sheryl Henderson answered UpNorthNews reader questions about children, schools, and the Delta variant. (Graphic by Jonathon Sadowski)
Pediatric Experts Answer Reader Questions About COVID-19

You asked us, so we asked the experts.

two children walking off a school bus
Arizona’s Governor Blocked Public Schools From Requiring Masks. Several Districts Are Requiring Them Anyway.

Just one week after Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey reaffirmed that masks cannot be required in public schools, at least seven Arizona school districts are moving forward with doing so regardless.

‘Our Children Have Zero Access’: Lack of Rural Broadband Hurts Virginia Students

MARTINSVILLE-More than 200,000 Virginia students lack broadband. President Joe Biden’s infrastructure proposal aims to solve this problem.