Month: September 2020

Principals Union Asks Mayor De Blasio To Step Down From Education Role

Just days before schools reopen, a union of New York City school administrators is calling for Mayor Bill De Blasio to give up his power over the city’s Department of Education. 

The Council of School Supervisors and Administrators — which represents principals and assistant principals —declared a unanimous vote of “No Confidence” for De Blasio and Chancellor Richard Carranza. The bargaining unit for about 1,600 school administrators is calling on the state to lead the city schools for the rest of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Just last week, New York schools opened with only a small number of children going back

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Labour calls for government to delay university term as thousands of students caught up in lockdowns

A 'Help' message is displayed at locked down student accommodation in Manchester (REUTERS)
A ‘Help’ message is displayed at locked down student accommodation in Manchester (REUTERS)

The government has been urged to stop students arriving at universities amid fears teenagers across the UK will be “locked in their rooms”  as coronavirus outbreaks force thousands to self-isolate.

Labour said education secretary Gavin Williamson must consider delaying the start of the autumn term until mass on-campus Covid-19 testing or remote learning options were available.

The call came after thousands of students in Glasgow, Manchester and Edinburgh were ordered to self-isolate following outbreaks linked to freshers’ week, with some accusing their university of “false imprisonment”.

Manchester

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Doris Hohensee, Nashua State Representative Candidate

Doris Hohensee

Age (as of Election Day)

66

Position Sought

State Representative

Party Affiliation

Republican

Family

Paul and I have been married for 41 years; we have six children and ten grandchildren

Does anyone in your family work in politics or government?

No

Education

B.A., College of Mt. St. Vincent in Riverdale, N.Y.

Occupation

Software engineer – 4 years; raising six children – 30 years; education activist – 30 years; chair NH Families for Education – 10 years.

Previous or Current Elected or Appointed Office

Nashua Board of Education – 4 years

Campaign website

https://www.facebook.com/Nashu…

Why are you seeking elective

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Eton joins call for ‘unfair and stressful’ GCSEs to be scrapped

WINDSOR, UNITED KINGDOM - JUNE 2007: An Eton College pupil walks thorough School Yard with Luptons Tower in the background at Eton College, the iconic English private school, Eton College. Eton College was founded in 1440 by King Henry VI. The College originally had 70 King's Scholars or 'Collegers' who lived in the College and were educated free, and a small number of 'Oppidans' who lived in the town of Eton and paid for their education. Eton has a very long list of distinguished former pupils, including eighteen former British Prime Ministers. - Christopher Furlong/Getty Images
WINDSOR, UNITED KINGDOM – JUNE 2007: An Eton College pupil walks thorough School Yard with Luptons Tower in the background at Eton College, the iconic English private school, Eton College. Eton College was founded in 1440 by King Henry VI. The College originally had 70 King’s Scholars or ‘Collegers’ who lived in the College and were educated free, and a small number of ‘Oppidans’ who lived in the town of Eton and paid for their education. Eton has a very long list of distinguished former pupils, including eighteen former British Prime Ministers. – Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

Eton College and St

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State education commissioner tells Miami schools to open by Oct. 5 or prove exceptions

Florida Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran wrote a letter to Miami-Dade County Public Schools calling for schools to be fully open by Oct. 5 or ask for exemptions on a school-by-school basis.

The School Board on Friday morning received Corcoran’s three-page letter, which was addressed to Superintendent Alberto Carvalho and board Chair Perla Tabares Hantman. He begins the letter by expressing “grave concerns” about the board’s recent vote for a delayed start to a soft and conditional opening of schools Oct. 14 with all schools opening for those who wish to return to the schoolhouse on Oct. 21.

Corcoran said Tuesday’s

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