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Oklahoma’s State Board of Education begs local school leaders to mandate masks

Board talks about issues in 10-hour meeting board addressing masking, Epic 

  • Robby Korth

Oklahoma’s State Board of Education again passed a motion further encouraging but not requiring school districts to mandate masks in their classrooms.

Citing an explosion of cases of COVID-19 in recent weeks, board members passed the resolution

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State Education Leaders Increase Pressure To Resume In-Person Learning

The Baker administration is increasing pressure on public schools to resume in-person learning. In a Friday event to announce a new formula for calculating local COVID-19 risk, Massachusetts education leaders doubled down on their messages urging school districts to open their doors to as many students as possible.

“The time to get kids back to school is now,” said Education Commissioner Jeff Riley. “It’s become increasingly clear that this virus is going to be with us for a while.”

The system presented adds new variables for community size and positive test rate to its calculation formula. That resulted in a

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Missouri education leaders update lawmakers on COVID-19 response plans, efforts

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Students, teachers, and families have felt the effect of the pandemic whether it be from remote learning, sending students back to the classroom, or a hybrid of the two.

Missouri education leaders told lawmakers in Jefferson City Thursday it’s been a struggle and it’s going to take time to see the impact COVID-19 has had on students.

“Our kids are not being taught to the same degree, they are not engaging the content like they were,” State Rep. Doug Richey (R- Excelsior Springs) said. “Teachers are frustrated because the kids aren’t logging in.”

It’s been months

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