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Fauci: Time to talk about reopening schools

“The goal is to have kids back in the classroom,” DeWine said.

School districts nationwide are making plans for the fall, creating contingencies for in-person learning, virtual learning at home and a hybrid of the two, with the last option the most likely for the majority of districts. Last month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued detailed guidelines on how schools can safely reopen.

In his interview, Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said: “Children can get infected, so, yes, so you’ve got to be careful. You got to be careful for

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How We Talk About the Achievement Gap Could Worsen Public Racial Biases Against Black Students – Inside School Research

Quick quiz: What share of black students graduate high school?

By the most recent count, 4 out of 5 black students graduate in four years with a regular diploma, according to federal figures. But after watching coverage of test scores focused on racial achievement gaps between black and white students, people tend to think black students’ graduation rates are much lower. The way the education media and policymakers frame education debates can have longer-term effects on how the public thinks about black students and the kinds of policies it will support to improve their learning.

“‘Achievement gap’ is a

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A boy’s telling answers on worksheet about police

Police work very hard to help keep us safe. They drive in police cars and solve problems that they see while driving. Other police cars ride on motorcycles, bicycles or even horses! They solve crimes and help with emergencies. They make sure people are driving safely. They make sure people are following the law. Their jobs are very important. The next time you see a police officer, make sure you thank them for keeping us safe!

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‘Teaching for Black Lives’ — a handbook for educators to fight racism

Black students’ minds and bodies are under attack.

Fifteen-year-old Black student Coby Burren was in geography class at Pearland High School near Houston in the fall of 2015. As he read the assigned page of his textbook, he noticed something that deeply disturbed him: A map of the United States with a caption that said the Atlantic slave trade brought “millions of workers from Africa to the southern United States to work on agricultural plantations.” Coby took a picture of his textbook and texted it to his mother, adding, “We was real hard workers wasn’t we,” along with a sarcastic

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Testing giants ACT and College Board struggle amid covid-19 pandemic

Both organizations, which are nonprofits essentially run like businesses, have had to cancel in-person administrations of their signature admissions tests during the pandemic. Facing the loss of millions of dollars in revenue, both promised online versions this fall if necessary. Meanwhile, students trying to register for future SAT and ACT tests ran into trouble online in recent days.

In Iowa City, ACT, Inc., chief executive Marten Roorda, who aggressively lobbied against the UC decision, is suddenly out of his job. The organization posted a news release on its website announcing Roorda’s departure without saying why he was leaving and introducing

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Growth Mindset in a Pandemic: Teachers Talk About Building Resilience in Students – Inside School Research

Students who believe they can learn and grow from challenges may be better able to weather this spring’s health concerns and academic disruptions, but encouraging students to build that kind of growth mindset in the middle of the pandemic can be a heavy lift for even the most committed teachers.

For a teacher who prides himself on building connections to students, Jose Clemente, a math teacher at Westbury High School in Houston, found the first few weeks of lockdown a scramble just to find students and convince them to tackle new technology and deal with disconnection from classmates—on top of

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School district fires wrestling coach over media post about George Floyd

The four officers have been fired but there have been calls around the country that they be arrested. D.C. Police Chief Peter Newsham on Thursday called officers’ actions were “nothing short of murder.”

Douglas Boyles, spokesman for the Bethel School District, said that officials had investigated social media posts by coach Dave Hollenbeck, which showed Hollenbeck lying on the ground with another person’s knee on his neck.

One of the posts (see below) said:

“Not dead yet I’m doing this for Are police officers the media is a race baiting machine and I’m tired of it I’m going to speak

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University of Minnesota limits ties to Minneapolis police

“Our hearts are broken after watching the appalling video capturing the actions of Minneapolis Police Department (MPD) officers against George Floyd leading to his tragic death,” Gabel wrote. “As a community, we are outraged and grief-stricken. I do not have the words to fully express my pain and anger and I know that many in our community share those feelings, but also fear for their own safety. This will not stand.”

Four Minneapolis police officers were fired after a video became public showing a white police officer with his knee on Floyd’s neck outside a market where police responded to

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