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Judge: Gov. Lee's mask opt-out can endanger disabled kids

Sep. 17, 2021 18:25 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A federal judge has indefinitely blocked Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee from allowing parents to opt out of school mask requirements in Shelby County, saying Friday that evidence shows Lee's order prevents children with health problems from safely going to school during the...

SC's 2nd largest school district to start enforcing masks

Sep. 17, 2021 11:06 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Starting Monday, every student in South Carolina's second largest school district will have to wear a mask inside schools or have to go to online learning. Charleston County schools passed a mask rule in August, but waited until this week to put...

Pandemic tie to vision issues seen in Chinese kids' study

Sep. 16, 2021 13:26 PM EDT

Research suggests vision problems increased among Chinese schoolchildren during pandemic restrictions and online learning, and eye specialists think the same may have happened in U.S. kids. A report published Thursday in JAMA Ophthalmology is the latest to show the...

Largest colleges push student vaccines with mandates, prizes

Sep. 15, 2021 13:19 PM EDT

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — As a new semester begins amid a resurgence of the coronavirus, 26 of the 50 largest public university campuses in the U.S. are not mandating that students be vaccinated, according to an analysis by The Associated Press. Approaches on enforcement...

COVID-19 shuts in-person classes in 2 West Virginia counties

Sep. 14, 2021 18:24 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The new school year had barely started in West Virginia when two counties were forced to move courses online temporarily due to a surge in coronavirus cases. Preston County Schools announced it was shutting down in-person learning effective...

Nevada's pandemic relief spending plan for schools approved

Sep. 13, 2021 20:21 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Education on Monday approved a plan submitted by the state of Nevada to spend more than $1 billion in pandemic aid earmarked for K-12 schools. The approved $1.1 billion plan outlines Nevada's strategy to reopen all schools...

Faculty push not moving Georgia colleges on masks, vaccines

Sep. 10, 2021 14:57 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Protests from faculty members are still rising in Georgia's public universities, although leaders of Georgia's university system are not backing down from their position that schools can't require masks or vaccines. Acting Chancellor Teresa MacCartney...

Editorial Roundup: Wisconsin

Sep. 08, 2021 07:17 AM EDT

Racine Journal Times. September 5, 2021. Editorial: Police departments must hire carefully When it comes to public safety and policing, it’s especially important that all candidates are vetted as thoroughly as possible. Because...

'Do your part' to keep kids in school, Oregon officials say

Sep. 07, 2021 19:36 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — As students return to Oregon classrooms for another school year, health officials warn the threat of having to shut down schools and go back to distance learning is “real if we don’t all do our part” and slow the spread of COVID-19. Gov....

Editorial Roundup: Iowa

Sep. 06, 2021 10:04 AM EDT

Dubuque Telegraph Herald. Sept. 3, 2021. Editorial: Brain health services in Dubuque schools a wise use of relief aid It’s entirely fitting that Dubuque Community Schools officials have determined that brain health issues among students will be a...