Tag: reopening

D308 Parents Organize Car Rally To Demand Reopening Of Schools

OSWEGO, IL — Before the Oswego School District 308 Board of Education votes on the reopening plans Monday evening, a group of parents, teachers and students from the district will participate in a rally, demanding that children be sent back to in-person learning.

Organized by the Facebook group called Rally to Open SD308 for All Students, this event will see cars decorated with signs, asking the district to reconsider its prior decision and send students back to school earlier. The rally will begin at 6 p.m. Monday, giving participants enough time to go back home and watch the board of

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Where Biden’s Education Secretary Stands on Issues Like Reopening Schools, Student Debt

President-elect Joe Biden has picked Connecticut education commissioner Miguel Cardona to lead the Department of Education in his administration—a high-profile post that will be tasked with significant policies on K-12 and higher education if he wins Senate confirmation.

Some of the top education issues facing the incoming administration will include skyrocketing student debt, reopening schools that have been closed for months because of the coronavirus pandemic, addressing Title IX sexual assault cases and mending relationships with influential teachers unions.

Here’s where Cardona stands on those issues and what Biden has said.

Reopening Schools During Pandemic

Cardona has been an advocate

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Gavin Williamson warns of ‘enormous battle’ over January schools reopening

 (AFP via Getty Images)
(AFP via Getty Images)

The education secretary Gavin Williamson has warned there could be an “enormous battle” in government to keep secondary schools open in January.

Officials from the Department for Education and No 10 are expected to meet on Sunday in light of a warning from scientists that closures may be necessary to slow the spread of the new coronavirus variant.

Mr Williamson is said to have privately expressed concern that fellow government ministers more in favour of restrictions will press for closures, according to The Sunday Telegraph.

The government announced plans last week for a staggered return

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Biden to pick Miguel Cardona, proponent of reopening schools, as education secretary

WASHINGTON – President-elect Joe Biden said Tuesday he plans to nominate Miguel Cardona, the education commissioner of Connecticut, as secretary of the Department of Education, choosing a major proponent of reopening schools during the coronavirus pandemic.

If confirmed by the Senate, Cardona, 45, would lead Biden’s push to reopen the majority of public schools in the first 100 days of his administration. Biden’s pick would add another Latino to his increasingly diverse Cabinet.

The selection marks a rapid rise for Cardona, who has served as Connecticut’s education chief for 16 months after working as a public school educator for

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Only six in ten pupils are getting full education despite schools reopening, report finds

 Keir Starmer, the Labour leader has called for a so-called "circuit breaker" during the half-term break
Keir Starmer, the Labour leader has called for a so-called “circuit breaker” during the half-term break

Only six in ten pupils are getting a full education despite schools going back, a London School of Economics study has found as researchers warn of “permanent scarring” to the Covid generation.

During late September and early October, just 59 per cent of pupils benefitted from “full schooling”, a new report by the LSE’s Centre for Economic Performance has found.  

This compared to around four in ten (38 per cent) who had full schooling – defined as spending at least five hours on work

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