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Florida education commissioner wants schools to end mask mandate for next school year

Florida’s Education Commissioner sent a letter to school districts asking them to make face masks voluntary next school year.  

In the letter, Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran wrote, “The data shows us that districts’ face covering policies do not impact the spread of the virus.” 

The letter goes on to say that masks are a personal decision in the classroom and that they serve no good remaining in

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Republicans argue school accountability waivers overstep Education secretary authority

Congressional Republicans argued Thursday that Education Secretary Miguel CardonaMiguel CardonaStudents of color more likely to be learning virtually during pandemic: survey The Hill’s Morning Report – Biden leans heavily into gun control Overnight Health Care: AstraZeneca may have included outdated data on vaccine trial, officials say | Pelosi says drug pricing measure under discussion for infrastructure package | Biden administration extends special ObamaCare enrollment until August MORE’s plans for states to request waivers for certain school accountability requirements during the pandemic appear to overstep his limitations. 

In a letter sent to Cardona’s office, House Education and Labor Committee

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CPS Chief Education Officer LaTanya McDade to exit after end of school year

Chicago Public Schools on Wednesday announced LaTanya McDade’s plans to resign as chief education officer at the end of this academic year after she was tapped to be the next superintendent of Virginia’s second largest school district.

In an email to the CPS community, the district’s CEO Janice Jackson said the district will begin its search for McDade’s successor in the coming months. McDade will be stepping down from her current position at the end of this school year “to ensure a smooth transition,” Jackson said.

McDade, who’s been with the district for more than 20 years, was a longtime

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Expanded testing part of Biden administration school plans

WASHINGTON — Pushing forward with its plan to reopen schools this spring, the Biden administration is expanding coronavirus testing for teachers, staff and students and convening a summit for educators to share “best practices” for returning kids to the classroom.

“The time is now, and schools must act immediately to get students safely back into school buildings,” Education Secretary Miguel Cardona said Wednesday.

President Joe Biden, who was inaugurated on Jan. 20, has pledged to have most elementary and middle schools open to instruction by the end of his first 100 days in office. The administration has been promoting the

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It’s back to school for Jill Biden and new education chief

MERIDEN, Conn. (AP) — Jill Biden, the teacher in the White House, along with new Education Secretary Miguel Cardona went back to school Wednesday in a public push to show districts that have yet to transition back to in-person learning that it can be done safely during the pandemic.

“Teachers want to be back,” the first lady said after she and Cardona spent about an hour visiting classrooms and other areas at Benjamin Franklin Elementary School in Meriden, Connecticut. “We want to be back. I’m a teacher. I am teaching virtually.”

Biden is a veteran community college English professor who

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