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Joe Biden omits Dr Seuss from Read Across America Day proclamation amid concerns over racist undertones

Joe Biden pictured in the Roosevelt Room of the White House on 1 March (Getty Images)

Joe Biden pictured in the Roosevelt Room of the White House on 1 March (Getty Images)

US president Joe Biden did not mention whimsical children’s author Dr Seuss in his Read Across America Day proclamation.

The event, founded by the National Education Association in 1998 to promote reading among youngsters, takes place on the birthday of the author, real name Theodor Seuss Geisel.

Both Barack Obama and Donald Trump made reference to Seuss in their yearly speeches, but Biden neglected to mention the Green Eggs and Ham author.

Though the White House has not confirmed the reason for the apparent

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Education Department Addresses Special Ed Concerns Related To COVID-19

The U.S. Department of Education is continuing to issue guidance related to serving students with disabilities during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Mark Van Scyoc/Shutterstock)

With two new guidance documents, federal education officials are clarifying issues facing both young children with disabilities and those transitioning to adulthood amid the pandemic.

The U.S. Department of Education issued question-and-answer documents in recent weeks aimed at two very different groups — infants and toddlers with disabilities who are just starting their educational journey, as well as transition-age students and adults receiving services through vocational rehabilitation.

The guidance comes in response to questions the Education Department

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Upper Darby Education Association voice concerns over hybrid learning

The Upper Darby Education Association put out a letter on Facebook voicing their concerns over the district’s reopening plans. 

“I think our teachers have a right to be afraid. There’s so much uncertainty out there and ever-changing information,” Superintendent Dr. Dan McGarry said.

The Superintendent of Schools in the Upper Darby School District says they have a solid plan to bring students back safely next month with hybrid instruction, while also reducing the student population. 

“While there are 1,600 students at Beverly

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East Brunswick Teachers Raise Concerns With Board Of Education

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ- At the East Brunswick Board of Education meeting held Aug. 20, teachers expressed their reservations about coming back to school buildings this coming fall. The platform was open to the public after a two-hour long closed session.

Superintendent of Schools Victor Valeski had told My Central Jersey that the school district was ready with an all-remote and hybrid plan.

Lauren Broderson, a teacher for 20 years felt the ventilation system does not fulfill safety requirements to prevent the spread of COVID-19, creating an unsafe environment. “Unfortunately, I don’t feel it’s safe to return to classroom,” said Broderick.

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Growing concerns over special education students falling behind

With more schools set to open next Monday, some districts are scrambling to hire school nurses. Less than 40% of schools employed a full-time nurse before the coronavirus pandemic. There are also growing concerns for the seven million children who receive special education services.

Remote learning has been a tremendous challenge for 6-year-old Calvin Latham.

“This spring a lot of kids with disabilities didn’t soar in that environment,” said Toby Latham, Calvin’s father.

The rising first-grader from Virginia has a brain malformation, making him one of seven million children in the U.S. receiving special education services.

“He needs hand-over-hand

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