(WASHINGTON) -- Days after the Biden administration reimbursed two Florida school districts whose board members lost their salaries for mandating masks for students, the state's top education official is trying to strip the districts of the money. In a series of memoranda, Florida Commissioner of... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- With schools back in session again, many parents around the country on edge -- dreading the news of a positive coronavirus case in their children's classes. Coronavirus outbreaks have led to hundreds temporary school closures across the country, with tens of thousands... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- Angela McCray left her job as a pharmacist to homeschool her three children as pandemic lockdowns closed public schools in Monroe, North Carolina. So when public schools in the region announced reopening plans, she was excited to return her daughter for... Read More.
(BOSTON) -- As school districts across the U.S. are facing bus driver shortages, one state is tapping the National Guard to help. Starting Tuesday, Sept. 14, nearly 100 members of the Massachusetts National Guard will begin training sessions to serve as school bus drivers and... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- The United States is facing a COVID-19 surge this summer as the more contagious delta variant spreads. More than 650,000 Americans have died from COVID-19 while over 4.5 million people have died from the disease worldwide, according to real-time data compiled by... Read More.
(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) -- Two Tennessee school districts have announced temporarily closures due to COVID-19 cases. Sumner County School District announced Wednesday that students will be taking classes from Sept. 7 to 10 to "help mitigate the community spread of COVID-19 among students and staff." The district... Read More.
(TALLAHASSEE, Fla.) -- The Florida Board of Education suggested Tuesday it could remove local school officials who broke state rules and required masks for students, the latest in a weekslong battle between Gov. Ron DeSantis and school leaders who say they are desperate to... Read More.
(HOUSTON) -- The largest school district in Texas is among those poised to defy the governor's ban on school mask mandates as students prepare to head back to school this month amid a surge in COVID-19 cases. The Houston Independent School District board is set... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- At the start of the school year, it's not uncommon for school districts to be short bus drivers. Before the pandemic, Savannah-Chatham County Public School System in Georgia had been down 10% from what it needed, which is manageable, Paul Abbott,... Read More.
(TALLAHASSEE, Fla.) -- Florida's education commissioner told the leaders of three school districts this week that he is investigating them for "non-compliance" after they defied state rules by refusing to let parents opt out of mask requirements for their children. In letters sent to the... Read More.
(TALLAHASSEE, Fla.) — Risking financial consequences from the state of Florida, the superintendent of Leon County Schools refused Monday to allow parents to opt their children out of the district-wide mask mandate. The decision directly defies an emergency rule issued Friday by the Florida Department... Read More.