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Governor Newsom vetoes high school ethnic studies bill

A bid to make a one-semester ethnic studies course a high school graduation requirement was vetoed late Wednesday by Gov. Gavin Newsom, who cited the ongoing controversy over the appropriate curriculum in his message on the legislation. “I value the role ethnic studies plays in helping students think critically about our history and understand the […]

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UK coronavirus LIVE: London ‘could see curfews’ to curb Covid spread as testing ‘chaos’ sparks school closure fears

World update: Study hints antibody drug may cut Covid-19 hospitalisations  (AP) A drug company says that partial results from a study testing an antibody drug hint that it may help mild to moderately ill coronavirus patients from needing to be hospitalised. This is a goal no current coronavirus medicine has been able to meet. Eli […]

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COVID-19 exposure reported at Brampton secondary school

Peel Public Health is investigating after a report of COVID-19 exposure at Louise Arbour Secondary School in Brampton. An individual who was at the school on Sept. 10 tested positive for COVID-19, as stated in a letter sent to parents on Sunday. “I know this is hard to hear at the start of the school […]

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Coronavirus UK: Adviser sceptical on 1 June school reopening

Boris Johnson’s plans to reopen schools were in chaos last night after the Department for Education’s top scientist admitted they had ‘not done any modelling’ on virus transmission in classes. Osama Rahman also admitted that the decision to reopen has been taken by the Cabinet not the department, adding the current advice is a ‘draft’ […]

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Coronavirus: NI pupils sent home after school trips to Italy

Image copyright Science Photo Library Image caption Coronavirus has now spread to 27 other countries including the UK Pupils from three Northern Ireland schools who were recently on school trips to Italy have been sent home from class due to coronavirus concerns. Groups of students from Limavady Grammar School, Banbridge Academy and Cambridge House Grammar […]

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Rep. Rashida Tlaib’s talk will happen, perhaps even at Poway school

The abrupt withdrawal of a permit allowing Rep. Rashida Tlaib to speak at a San Diego County high school, reportedly to allow staff time to clean the facility before the holiday break, will not block the Democratic congresswoman’s visit, organizers say. The Poway Unified School District first approved the event Wednesday, then did an about-face […]

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L.A. County and Planned Parenthood to open 50 high school sexual health and well-being centers

A high school senior decided recently that she wants to become sexually active with her boyfriend. But she is not yet comfortable talking to her mom about birth control and would be unable to get to a doctor’s appointment on her own. Instead, she walked over to the new well-being center at school during a […]

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English school children are climbing the international league tables as rest of the UK lags behind

English school children are climbing the international league tables while the rest of the UK is lagging behind, according to a major global study. Teenagers in England scored higher than their peers from Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland in the latest Programme for International Student Assessment (Pisa) league table. The Pisa tests, which are administered […]

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Ontario High school teachers and the province to resume talks this weekend as threat of one-day strike looms

Talks resume this weekend between the province and the union representing public high school teachers in a bid to avert a day-long strike next Wednesday. The Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF) says its 60,000 members — including teachers, speech-language pathologists, social workers and office staff — will walk off the job Dec. 4 if […]

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School bus driver arrested after video allegedly shows drinking on the job

AURORA, ILL. — A 44-year-old bus driver in suburban Chicago has been arrested after authorities say she drank beer while taking more than 30 elementary students to school. Michelle Passley of North Aurora was charged Monday with misdemeanor endangering the life and health of a child. Aurora police say bus video appears to show the […]

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