Stories tagged: "public education"


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A Majority of School Bus Drivers Are Over 55. Here’s How One District Is Protecting Them.

Bus riding during the pandemic has been a source of concern for parents nationwide, and school bus drivers—like teachers and other school staff—are putting their own health at risk to perform their jobs.

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Schools That Reopened Last Week Are Already Shutting Down Over COVID-19

School districts are facing coronavirus outbreaks as they begin to reopen without the federal funding necessary to do so safely.

FILE - In this Friday, July 10, 2020, file photo, rows of school buses are parked at their terminal, in Zelienople, Pa. Reopening schools during the coronavirus pandemic means putting children on school buses, and districts are working on plans to limit the risk. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)
No One Knows How to Best Protect the 26 Million Kids Who Take the Bus to School

School transportation plans are “just one of the many ways we’re seeing inequities playing out in this pandemic.”

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Nearly 1 Million Jobs Will Be Lost if Congress Doesn’t Approve More Money for Schools, Report Says

The report says an additional $116.5 billion is needed "for personal protective equipment, health staffing, cleaning support and resources to address students' needs."

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This Is Why Your Child’s Crumbling School Building Hasn’t Been Repaired

The majority of U.S. public school districts need to make significant building repairs to their schools, but lack the funding to do so, a new study reports.

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How the Coronavirus Crisis Has Upended the Lives of Teachers, Parents, and Students

The coronavirus pandemic has led to the closure of at least 124,000 public and private K-12 schools, affecting more than 55 million students. Hundreds of colleges have also closed.

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96% of Pennsylvania teachers are white. This program could help fix that.

State education leaders have unveiled a new initiative to help attract and retain educators of color.