Over 900 in Georgia district quarantine as high school shut

“We anticipated positive tests among students and staff could occur, which is why we put a system into place to quickly contact trace, mandate quarantines, notify parents and report cases and quarantines to the entire community,” a spokeswoman for the district, Barbara Jacoby, said in an email. “We are not hesitating to quarantine students and […]

‘I was labelled a monster’: How high school football player was WRONGLY convicted of molesting a four-year-old boy and faced life in prison – until lawyer saved his life with new evidence

‘I was labeled a monster, and you would see one out of every two people I interacted with on a daily basis talk terrible about me,’ said Kelley, who played high school football in Leander 25 miles north of Austin and was going to jail for a least 25 years after he was found guilty

All students passed with first class at this government high school

The teachers, meanwhile, expressed hope that the students would go on to attain good positions in society and serve the poor. “We celebrated the day by sharing sweets. The students spent some time removing weeds from the garden on the school premises. We were all moved by their gesture,” the headmaster said.

Girl, 17, kills herself by stepping in front of a train two months after her high school football star friend’s identical suicide

‘He was one of the leaders of the team,’ Dave Brousseau, a Deerfield Beach alumnus still active with the program, told the South Florida Sun Sentinel. ‘He was one of the guys who, when they were getting ready pre-game, he was always getting them fired up.’ 

“It was so special”: Colorado high schools host creative graduations during the pandemic

Still others have postponed ceremonies originally set for May until July or August in the hopes that the coronavirus pandemic will be less of a public health threat by then. And some schools are opting for the safest route by holding virtual ceremonies.

Sunday Conversation: Rising senior discusses return to school, future of American youth

This is true for both sides. If you are voting this year, I simply want you to ask yourself: what do I stand for? Do I stand for the use of tear gas towards peaceful protestors exercising their constitutional rights? Do I stand for the uplifting of the minorities, my fellow Americans, to create racial […]

What do the kids say? K-12 students sound off on school

Anxious parents around the country are looking to schools that have already opened for signs of how it might go. One, North Paulding High School in suburban Atlanta, rescinded a five-day suspension for a student who shared photos and video of crowded hallways and few students in masks after doors opened this month.

Pennsylvania Republicans Aim New Bills At Shutdowns Of Schools And Athletics

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Republican state lawmakers in Pennsylvania say they want to give parents more power to let their children repeat a year of schooling if they feel their child didn’t get the education they needed or missed out on a year of athletics amid shutdowns during the pandemic.

Some Teachers Balk as San Jose Schools Prepare to Reopen Classrooms Wednesday

“The big thing for us was that we were never given a choice,” Disario said. “It wasn’t a ‘Hey, do you want to work from home?’ There were a lot of people I know who were rejected. The choice would’ve been made easier if, back in March, we had started planning for what this was […]

More than 140 Catholic schools have been forced to close due to the coronavirus pandemic and hundreds more could follow as church leaders and families beg for federal aid

The Baijnath family, from left, Avani, 6, Sudjendra, Nisha, 5, and Deviyan, leave St Francis Xavier School in Newark, on Thursday after meeting with dozens of other concerned parents and students to discuss the school’s permanent closure. ‘They’re taking so much away from these kids,’ Sudjendra Baijnath said. ‘They really enjoyed the teachers here’