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    Palm Beach County had 13 of its high school alumni on NFL opening-weekend rosters, an almost 30% reduction from last year’s number for the county. The opening-weekend players hailed from 10 schools (led by Palm Beach Central’s three) and could be found on 25 teams, with the Buffalo Bills and Green Bay Packers each boasting two such players. In 2021, Palm Beach County had 18 alumni on opening-day rosters. Here is the list, in alphabetical order by last name of the players, who were either on the 53-man roster, the practice squad or on an injured list. At the end, there is a listing of how many come from each school and are on each NFL team. Jon Bostic, Commanders, Palm Beach Central Jacoby Brissett, Browns, Dwyer Kaiir Elam, Bills, Benjamin Jonathan Garvin, Packers, Lake Worth Travis Homer, Seahawks, Oxbridge Academy Lamar Jackson, Ravens, Boynton Beach Fred Johnson, Buccaneers, Royal Palm Beach Greg Joseph, Vikings, American Heritage-Delray KC McDermott, Giants, Palm Beach Central Jimmy Moreland, Jets, Royal Palm Beach Pat O’Donnell, Packers, Palm Beach Central Devin Singletary, Bills, American Heritage-Delray...
    Miami-Dade County’s high schools saw the number of their alumni on NFL rosters to start the 2022 season fall precipitously from the same time last year. Where the county renowned for its football talent boasted 36 players in 2021 after Week 1, that number crashed to 23 this year, a 36.1% plummet. Further, the county directly to the north is starting to dominate Miami-Dade, with Broward having 55 opening-weekend players drawing an NFL paycheck. That total is a jaw-dropping 139.1% larger than the not-even-two-dozen players from Miami-Dade. The opening-weekend players from Miami-Dade hailed from 12 schools and could be found on 14 teams, with the Buffalo Bills leading the way with four players. Here is the list, in alphabetical order by last name of the players, who were either on the 53-man roster, the practice squad or on an injured list. At the end, there is a listing of how many come from each school and are on each NFL team. TuTu Atwell, Rams, Northwestern Dicaprio Bootle, Chiefs, Southridge* Bootle was signed by the Chiefs after opening weekend. Teddy Bridgewater,...
    White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said Thursday former President Trump shoulders the blame for learning loss during Covid-19 closures for 'mismanaging the pandemic.'  Earlier that day a sobering report from the federal government's National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) found math scores among third grade students dropped five points from 2020 to 2022 and reading scores dropped seven. Asked if Biden shared any blame for not pushing schools to open 'sooner,' Jean-Pierre replied: 'Let's get back to where we were not too long ago, when this president walked into this administration, how mismanaged the pandemic the response to the pandemic was.'  'In less than six months, our schools went from 46 percent being open to almost all of them,' she continued.  White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said Thursday former President Trump shoulders the blame for learning loss during Covid-19 closures for 'mismanaging the pandemic 'That was the work of Democrats, in spite of Republicans,' she said, blaming the GOP for voting against the American Rescue Plan which offered $130 billion for schools.  'Every Republican in Congress voted against that...
    Share this: ON THIS DAY IN 1874, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle reported, “Some idea of the amazing number of locusts out west is formed by the fact that on the line of the St. Joseph and Denver railroad, between Oxtail and Beetle, they covered the track two inches deep, and although the engineers put on a powerful head of steam and tried to drive through them, the train was nine hours going 11 miles. On the same road a train pulled out of Seneca on time, but encountering the locusts, was driven back and had to wait until the myriads of insects had crossed the line. As this was in Kansas, the grain crops there are threatened as well as in Minnesota and Iowa. Of the extent of the ravages no present conjecture can be formed, but in the regions occupied by homestead settlers the suffering is severe.” *** ON THIS DAY IN 1931, the Eagle reported, “Parochial schools in the Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn and Long Island will open a week late, on Sept. 21, Mons. Joseph V.S. McClancy,...
    Share this: ON THIS DAY IN 1931, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle reported, “Health Commissioner [Shirley] Wynne and school authorities will decide next week if the opening of schools Sept. 14 will be delayed a week or more. Dr. Wynne said: ‘The opening date is three weeks away and the number of cases [of polio] being reported is declining, but we are not in a position to say anything definitely. It will depend entirely upon whether the decline in the prevalence of the disease is enough in that length of time to ensure a degree of safety in opening the schools.’ Regardless of whether the schools are opened on time, Dr. Campbell, acting superintendent of schools, said pupils who do not come regularly the first few weeks will not be penalized, although their absence will be checked through the regular channels. Additional physicians will be added to Dr. Wynne’s staff so that he will be able to place one in every school building at the opening.” *** ON THIS DAY IN 1948, the Eagle reported, “All Brooklyn Democratic and Republican designees,...
    Singer and rapper Pitbull will be opening his first public charter school in Arizona this August. Armando Christian Perez, whose stage name is Pitbull, has opened 13 other Sports Leadership and Management schools in Florida, Georgia, and Colorado. The first of his STEM and sports-based curriculum schools was in Miami in 2012. The Tempe, Arizona, school will open for kindergartners through the fifth grade. After its first year, it will open another grade each year through 12th grade. The school is already fully staffed and nearly fully enrolled, according to founding principal Shannon Beem. The performer has assisted in opening schools in several states. Amy Harris/Amy Harris/Invision/AP HOW TO REPAIR THE EDUCATIONAL WRECKAGE FROM COVID-19 Beem previously assisted in opening SLAM's Nevada school, which, along with its sister schools, educates some 7,000 students. The majority of students are Hispanic and or from low-income households. SLAM reports a 100% graduation rate, whereas the nationwide graduation rate is 86%, with Hispanic children graduating at an 82% rate. Low-income students graduate at a rate as low as...
    (CBS4) – Despite students and parents pushing for the approval of three new charter schools in Denver Public Schools, the board voted to deny the proposals of all three charters on Thursday. The decision came during an evening meeting, after many community members pleaded with the district to consider approving the applications of the schools. The charters in question were the STEM School Denver, which is a project-based school, the BLM 5280 Freedom School, which centers black students and curriculum, and the Radical Arts Academy of Denver, which would prioritize the arts. And these are charter schools that some feel are very much needed for DPS kids. “Black, indigenous, and students of color in Denver deserve a school that affirms and uplifts their identity,” said Branta Lockett, the executive director of the Freedom school. RAAD was hoping to take a project-based approach to the arts with their school. “What we’re providing with Radical Arts Academy is a completely unique model that we definitely haven’t seen in the district or really anywhere else,” said Mario Yuzo Nieto, the chief...
    Snow-coated roads around the region early Monday, with ice making a mess of Interstate 95 for hours and causing multiple schools systems to open late or close Monday. Northbound Interstate 95 in Fredericksburg, Virginia, was closed for about two hours after multiple crashes. The Virginia Department of Transportation said it was treating roads for spot icing and asked motorists to avoid unnecessary travel. Multiple school systems are either opening late or closed due to the weather. Schools in Culpeper, Fauquier and Madison counties in Virginia are opening two hours late. In Maryland: Calvert, Charles and St. Mary’s county schools are opening two hours late. Fredericksburg City Public Schools, Spotsylvania County Public Schools and Stafford County Public Schools in Virginia are closed, with FCPS and SCPS students learning remotely. Initially, Fredericksburg and Stafford were to open late. In Maryland: Carroll County Public Schools are closed. Listen to WTOP online and on the radio at 103.5 FM or 107.7 FM. Current traffic conditions Weather forecast Closings and Delays Sign up for WTOP alerts
    The Bangladeshi Education Ministry extended an existing closure of its public and private schools this week through February 20 citing concerns about the spread of coronavirus, “raising eyebrows” among some observers as the decision coincided with the federal government’s easing of gathering restrictions for non-essential business events, such as trade fairs thronged by thousands of people, the Associated Press (AP) reported Thursday. “We’ve decided to keep schools and other educational institutions closed until February 20,” Bangladeshi Education Minister Dipu Moni told reporters on February 2. Bangladesh’s federal government announced the country’s latest coronavirus school closure on January 21, initially saying it would last through February 6. The prolonged school shutdown affects both schools and colleges across Bangladesh. It was announced just four months after Bangladesh ended an 18-month-long pandemic school closure, which was one of the longest in the world. Bangladesh’s latest in-person learning suspension has “upset” many teachers, students, and others in Bangladesh, according to the AP, as it was imposed at the same time the federal government began allowing non-essential business fairs to resume. “Thousands of visitors have...
    CAMDEN, N.J. (CBS) —  After a nor’easter rolled through the Philadelphia region over the weekend, communities in South Jersey are still dealing with the aftermath of the storm. Below, is a list of schools closed or having delayed openings on Monday, Jan. 31. due to inclement weather. Camden County Camden Public Schools: Closed. Eastern Camden County Regional Schools: Opening 1 and 1/2 hours late. Vorhees Township Public Schools: Opening 1 and 1/2 hours late. READ MORE: Philadelphia Police Searching For Suspect After 2 Children Got Abducted During Strawberry Mansion Car TheftBurlington County Pemberton Township Schools: Opening two hours late. Rancocas Valley Regional High School: Opening two hours late. READ MORE: Local Ukrainian Groups Rally For Peace At Philadelphia's Art MuseumCape May County Cape May County Technical High School: Opening two hours late. Ocean City School District: Opening two hours late. Atlantic County Atlantic Christian School: Full virtual day. Buena Regional School District: Closed. Hamilton Township School District: Closed. Ventnor School District: Closed. MORE NEWS: Dozens Gather At Philadelphia's City Hall To Confront...
    Democrats and teachers unions, staunch allies for decades, suddenly find themselves at odds over the politics of COVID-19 and schools. Exhibit A of this fracturing political relationship has been the city of Chicago, where the Chicago Teachers Union, a chapter of the American Federation of Teachers, has engaged in a standoff with City Hall over the opening of schools. NEW SEMESTER BRINGS SCHOOL CLOSINGS AND ANGRY TEACHERS UNIONS The union has claimed that the city’s COVID-19 protocols are insufficient to protect students, teachers, and staff and, earlier this week, approved a “remote work action” that Democratic Mayor Lori Lightfoot labeled an illegal strike. She responded by locking teachers out of online classrooms and filing an unfair labor practices complaint. But while the Chicago standoff might be the most high-profile example of the fraying relationship between the Democratic Party and its longtime ally, there are others. Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, also a Democrat, signed legislation late last year that greatly expanded the eligibility of substitute teachers amid staffing shortages. The move passed the GOP-controlled state...
    Center for Vaccine Development director Dr. Peter Hotez said Friday on CNN’s “The Lead” that public schools should delay opening for a couple weeks because of the highly infectious Omicron variant of COVID. Guest anchor Kaitlan Collins said, “What’s coming up after the new year holiday is that a lot of students are going back to class after being home for the holiday break. Earlier this week, you said that trying to open schools at this point, it’s hard to see how things can go well. So why not? why can’t they go well given what state we are in the pandemic?” Hotez said, “Well, you know, for instance, with K through 12 you’re going to have a lot of teachers who are exposed who have the virus who may have to stay at home, bus drivers, all of the cafeteria workers and, of course, the students as well. So that’s going to be very disruptive. I think it’s noble to try, but the reality is, with this highly transmissible variant, you’re almost better off just saying, let’s delay the opening...
    SOME schools have announced they will be closed today (Monday, November 29) after snow blanketed parts of the UK at the weekend. Weather warnings for ice are in force around the country, with drivers urged to take extra care when heading out. 2Sledgers enjoy the snowy conditions in Brun Valley Forest Park in Burnley, north-west EnglandCredit: AFP Which schools are closed today because of the snow? A number of schools across the country will be closed on Monday (November 29, 2021) due to the severe weather conditions at the weekend. The issue has affected schools in Derbyshire, Lancashire, the Midlands and other parts of the country due to dangerous and icy roads. In Lancashire, Holly Grove Primary School (Burnley), Reedley Primary School (Burnley), Thorneyholme R C Primary School (Clitheroe) and Trawden Forest Primary School in Colne announced they would close today. Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School (Asbourne), Highfields School (Starkholmes and Lumsdale sites), Flagg Nursery School, Eyam CE Primary School and Anthony Gell School (Matlock) in Derbyshire will also remain closed today. Eccleshall's Walton Hall Academy, St Joseph's Catholic Primary School in Rugeley and...
    NEW YORK CITY (WABC) -- Classes are set to resume in NYC public schools on Monday, and all systems are go for a safe reopening, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Wednesday.Citing "almost non-existent" COVID positivity rates recorded in city schools by the end of last year, the mayor said the same precautions are in place across the system for the state of classes this year."We took every conceivable health and safety measure from around the world and used them all, creating the gold standard," de Blasio said. "Using masks, the ventilation, the cleaning - you name it. And it worked."The mayor also cited the fact the 65% of 12-17 year olds in the city have now received at least one dose of coronavirus vaccine.And the city is now requiring all adults who work in the school system be vaccinated.That requirement, however, remains a point of contention, because there is no "test out" option. And there are limited exemptions for people with religious and health issues.The issue between the city and the teachers union is how those who refuse to get...
    (CNN) — Back-to-school after the Labor Day weekend could mean fresh spread of coronavirus unless schools take strong action to keep the virus in check, doctors and education experts are warning. August saw an explosion of Covid-19 cases when some schools resumed in-person classes without mask measures in place and tens of thousands of students and staff were forced into quarantine. Some classrooms even returned to online learning temporarily. READ MORE: Bus Driver Shot Early Tuesday Morning While Traveling On B-W Parkway, Police Say It could happen again. Virus is still circulating at unabated levels in most communities across the country, with the Delta variant causing more than 98% of all infections nationwide. Therefore, the risk of Covid-19 outbreaks occurring again within schools this week appears to be the same — unless mitigation measures are in place, Dr. Tina Tan, a professor of pediatrics at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine and a former board member for the Infectious Diseases Society of America, told CNN. “One thing we saw earlier in the month of August is that there were many...
    (CNN)Back-to-school after the Labor Day weekend could mean fresh spread of coronavirus unless schools take strong action to keep the virus in check, doctors and education experts are warning.August saw an explosion of Covid-19 cases when some schools resumed in-person classes without mask measures in place and tens of thousands of students and staff were forced into quarantine. Some classrooms even returned to online learning temporarily.It could happen again. A Texas school district closed all its schools after two teachers died from Covid-19Virus is still circulating at unabated levels in most communities across the country, with the Delta variant causing more than 98% of all infections nationwide. Therefore, the risk of Covid-19 outbreaks occurring again within schools this week appears to be the same -- unless mitigation measures are in place, Dr. Tina Tan, a professor of pediatrics at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine and a former board member for the Infectious Diseases Society of America, told CNN."One thing we saw earlier in the month of August is that there were many schools that opened but didn't have mask...
    (CNN)Cases of Covid-19 among children have steadily increased since the beginning of July, according to a report from the American Academy of Pediatrics. And an expert says this rise is just the warmup act."This is happening before school starts. Schools are opening now," said Dr. Peter Hotez, dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. "So, Houston Independent school district opens August 23, that's going to be a huge accelerant. This is just the beginning, unfortunately," he told CNN's Jake Tapper.More than 121,000 child Covid-19 cases were reported last week, which the AAP called "a continuing substantial increase." Thousands of Mississippi students are quarantining just as the school year gets underwayHealth experts had hoped to get a critical threshold of the population vaccinated against Covid-19 in time to get spread under control for the new school year, but only 50.9% of the population is fully vaccinated and cases are once gain on the rise. And with the more transmissible Delta variant accounting now for nearly 99% of cases in the US, the situation is...
    More On: Coronavirus CDC director reports 43% surge in COVID cases Incentives, not bullying, are the way to get vax-hesitant to take the jabs Worker shortage stymies vaccine mandates at nursing homes Ibiza seeks detectives to crash parties as COVID-19 surges Education Secretary Miguel Cardona on Thursday said that a fight over masking children could derail plans to reopen schools in the fall amid a new surge of COVID-19 cases. Cardona said that orders in states that ban COVID-19 masks could get “in the way” and threaten the return to classrooms. “You know what I’m worried about? The adult actions getting in the way of schools safely reopening,” Cardona said at a White House press briefing. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, both Republicans, banned schools from requiring masks. But some county school districts have mandated masks anyhow. Cardona said that his message to DeSantis and Abbott is, “don’t be the reason why schools are interrupted, our kids have suffered enough. Let’s do what we know works.” Teachers unions in the spring resisted reopening schools —...
    The surge of covid infections threatens to derail plans to start schools in person—which could leave the economy with an even more severe worker shortage. Ever since inflation started to ramp up this spring and businesses began complaining loudly of worker schortages, Fed policy makers and many economists have assumed that September would bring a one-two punch of relief: enhanced unemployment benefits would expire and reopened schools would free parents up to return to work. The second part now looks increasingly at risk. Education Week reported Wednesday: From the perches where experts monitor how well schools are prepared to manage the coronavirus, the picture grows darker daily. It’s a stunning turnabout from only weeks ago, when low virus numbers fueled faith that children and teachers could return to their classrooms. And reports of kids getting infected are spreading. Notice the phrase “school-aged children. School-aged children in Louisiana now make up the third largest number of new COVID infections in the state: "This delta variant changes the game … children are more ill, they require higher levels of care and sadly I...
    Missouri Gov. Mike Parson told "America’s Newsroom" on Thursday that American children must be in school in the fall, reacting to American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten seeming to hedge on whether or not U.S. schools would reopen  TEXAS PARENTS PUSH BACK ON SCHOOL DISTRICT FOR SPENDING $2M ON 'EQUITY CONSULTANTS' AS ACADEMICS LAG MIKE PARSON: There is nothing to talk about [with] ‘trying’ to get kids in school; They need to be in school. That’s the best place these kids can be. And it’s the safest place for them to be, in a school setting with the support that they need around them. We need to be talking about we are going to school and not ‘trying’ to go to school and that’s what we are going to do in this state. WATCH FULL VIDEO BELOW: Video This article was written by Fox News staff.
    Pharrell Williams is paying it forward to students from low-income families by pledging to open a group of small nonprofit private schools in his home state of Virginia. The "Happy" singer and 13-time Grammy-winner revealed his master plan in a press release in which he called out the current state of affairs regarding the school system, according to The Virginian-Pilot. "If the system is fixed and unfair, then it needs to be broken," Williams, 48, said in the release. "We don’t want lockstep learning where so many kids fall behind; we want bespoke learning designed for each child, where the things that make a child different are the same things that will make a child rise up and take flight." The Yellowhab group of schools – its name derived from the combination of Williams’ Yellow foundation and "hab" after the Mars habitat in the film, "The Martian" – will be tuition-free for at least the first year and the costs of attendance will be covered by philanthropic support, presumably via grants and donations. PHARRELL WILLIAMS REVEALS COUSIN WAS KILLED IN...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- The COVID-19 pandemic is having a major impact across the world and also in cities across Northern California. The latest number of confirmed cases in the U.S. can be found at the CDC's 2019 Novel Coronavirus in the U.S. page. (The CDC updates the webpage on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.)Join anchor Kristen Sze for ABC7's daily interactive newscast about the novel coronavirus outbreak in the Bay Area and other hot topics. You can check here to stream the show Monday-Friday at 3 p.m. GET HELP: Resources and information about COVID-19 CA REOPENING TIERS: Map shows which counties can, can't reopen under Newsom's new 4-tier system LATEST LOCAL CASES: Updated number of COVID-19 cases, deaths in San Francisco Bay Area Here are the latest developments on the respiratory illness in the U.S.: May 18, 20217:15 a.m.Vaccine clinics opening at Contra Costa Co. schoolsVaccine clinics will begin opening at Contra Costa County schools today. It's an effort to increase vaccinations among students now that eligibility has expanded. Antioch Middle School and Concord High School will host...
    DALLAS – FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – With Texas business and schools back open, not as many people are opening their homes to new pets. The number of shelter animals staying in foster homes has dropped back down to pre-pandemic levels. READ MORE: San Antonio Airport Gunman Killed Himself, Autopsy Shows It’s leading to low capacity in shelters again, and not putting as many animals into a program credited with improving adoptability. When the shutdown started in March 2020, interest in fostering animals surged. With work and school all happening from home, people had more time to devote to a part-time or permanent new pet. Dallas Animal Services had 205 dogs staying with foster families in March 2020. In March 2021 it dropped back down to 35. Fort Worth Animal Care and Control estimated as many as 600 dogs and cats were in foster homes at the height of the shutdown. Now it’s closer to 150. “We saw the increase for a few months after we put out a plea for fosters,” said Jessica Brown, the superintendent in Fort Worth. The...
    DALLAS – FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – With Texas business and schools back open, not as many people are opening their homes to new pets. The number of shelter animals staying in foster homes has dropped back down to pre-pandemic levels. READ MORE: San Antonio Airport Gunman Killed Himself, Autopsy Shows It’s leading to low capacity in shelters again, and not putting as many animals into a program credited with improving adoptability. When the shutdown started in March 2020, interest in fostering animals surged. With work and school all happening from home, people had more time to devote to a part-time or permanent new pet. Dallas Animal Services had 205 dogs staying with foster families in March 2020. In March 2021 it dropped back down to 35. Fort Worth Animal Care and Control estimated as many as 600 dogs and cats were in foster homes at the height of the shutdown. Now it’s closer to 150. “We saw the increase for a few months after we put out a plea for fosters,” said Jessica Brown, the superintendent in Fort Worth. The...
    NEW JERSEY (WABC) -- While the COVID-19 vaccine is the best way to beat the pandemic, many want to know if a business or school can require you to get vaccinated.The road back goes down an essential path as universities have jumped to the forefront, requiring students get immunized before classes start in the fall.The trend started at Rutgers University but is being implemented at more institutions of higher learning."We did it early because we wanted to give students an opportunity to make the best decision for themselves," said Antonio Calcado.All 71,000 Rutgers students attending all three campuses will be immunized. The school is also a vaccine point of distribution, so that will help.Businesses are also pushing the vaccines for all employees."As far as as I am concerned, you're either part of the problem or you're part of the solution," restaurant owner Paul Vagianos said.Vagianos owns It's Greek To Me in Ridgewood where his staff of 20 put fear aside to keep everyone safe."I explained to them where I am on this that my children have been vaccinated and they...
    Despite the current surge in cases amongst youth, Dr. Rochelle Walensky, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), predicts that all schools nationwide will be fully in person and no longer remote by September 2021. "We should anticipate, come September 2021, that schools should be full-fledged in person and all of our children back in the classroom," Walensky told ABC News in an interview Wednesday. Walensky added that this can be anticipated regardless of whether or not children are vaccinated. "We can vaccinate teachers, we can test, there's so much we can do," she said. In regards to when she expects children to become eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine, Walensky said that with recent studies indicating that the Pfizer vaccine is safe and effective for children between the ages of 12 to 15, she believes children can get vaccinated as early as May. Her anticipation that schools will open nationwide by this fall comes at a time of concern that children are spreading coronavirus at a rapid rate, and a White House briefing in which Walensky urged caution amid...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- Mayor Bill de Blasio announced NYC Public Schools' replacement plan for the two-case rule.It's a multi-part plan that takes into account the number of cases and where the spread of COVID happened.One confirmed case in a classroom means that classroom goes virtual.Two or three cases in a week at a school means that there will be increased testing. It will double to 40%.The threshold for 10-day school closures includes:- 4 or more cases in a week- In different classrooms- Traced to known exposure in schoolMore than 65,000 DOE employees have now been vaccinated in NYC.United Federation of Teachers President Michael Mulgrew said in a statement in part, "This change will mean that while many classrooms will continue to close, the number of overall schools closed will decline, a repeated request of both teachers and parents."While this is a step forward, the most important fact in the public school opening debate is that the overwhelming majority -- some seven hundred thousand public school families - continue to opt for remote instruction."If we are going to have anything...
    COVID infections plummeted in March despite the re-opening of schools and easing of lockdown, a major study has revealed. The React survey, by Imperial College London, found just 1-in-500 had the virus in England last month - a 60 per cent fall over February. ???? Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates... 3Covid infections plummeted in March despite the re-opening of schools and easing of lockdownCredit: Getty Among older people, many of whom have had the vaccine, the infection rate was just one-in-1,000. There were also fewer deaths per case of Covid, showing Britain’s mass-vaccination programme is working to prevent serious disease. Out of more than 140,000 people surveyed by Imperial in March, just 227 tested positive for coronavirus - 0.2 per cent. That compares with 689 in February. The study is Britain’s biggest infection rate survey and is used by the Government. Researchers found the R rate - the number of people each Covid sufferer goes on to infect - was steady at 1.0 during March. However, there were big drops in certain areas, particularly London and...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- On the final day of Women's History Month, Eyewitness News is celebrating the woman now in charge of New York City schools.While Meisha Ross Porter may not have been gunning for the city's highest education post, taking the job wasn't out of character."But who but a woman takes on such a task, in such a moment right? Like that's what we do, we jump up when we are most needed we step in when we're most needed," Porter said.She stepped into the role of chancellor when her predecessor suddenly stepped out.And instead of a nationwide search, the mayor chose quickly and chose from within, making Porter the city's first Black female schools chancellor.She's a chancellor who rose through the system and even attended its schools.ALSO READ | Who is Meisha Porter? Meet NYC's new schools chancellorEMBED More News Videos The Department of Education announced Bronx Executive Superintendent Meisha Porter will take over for Richard Carranza starting on March 15. "I was an average student, I think it speaks to really seeing the potential of all of...
    On Wednesday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “All In,” Education Secretary Miguel Cardona said that it’s too early to say that all children will be in class in the fall and coronavirus numbers in the community “will dictate how we move to re-open schools.” Cardona also stated that if mitigation strategies are followed, “we should have students in school next year. We should have them in school in the spring.” Host Chris Hayes asked, “Your anticipation for the fall, I saw an announcement that Gov. Phil Murphy (D) of New Jersey just announced, I think, that he will not allow any remote education in the fall. I know there are parents who are still hesitant and worried. We don’t know the trajectory of vaccines. It seems to me that getting all kids in class makes sense. Do you have a position? Does the department have a position on that?” Cardona responded, “You know, it’s premature to tell. One thing that I know as a former commissioner of education, COVID-19 numbers will dictate how we move to re-open schools. So, it’s not just...
    On "The Faulkner Focus," former White House press secretary and Arkansas Republican gubernatorial candidate Sarah Sanders slammed the Biden administration for opening the border while some schools, businesses and churches remain closed.  DHS CHIEF SAYS BORDER NUMBERS ON TRACK TO BE HIGHEST IN 20 YEARS, CONCEDES SITUATION IS 'DIFFICULT' SARAH SANDERS: "The facts are clear. When President Trump instituted the Remain in Mexico policy and put up a border wall it was effective and it worked. President Biden’s administration has actually caused a humanitarian and national crisis at our border by opening them up at a time when Democrats are fighting to keep our schools, our businesses, and our churches closed they’re completely opening our border. It’s a total disgrace. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP The bottom line is when you open the borders and you invite people to come here illegally, they do and that’s exactly what we’re seeing happen on our southern border and people are flooding in. We do not have the ability or the capacity to handle it and it has created...
    During a CNN special on Friday, Education Secretary Miguel Cardona said that he thinks school officials that aren’t offering in-person classes three or four days a week are still “following the science,” and refused to say that there are districts that are re-opening too slowly. Host Jake Tapper asked, “Given the science, do you think that there are some school districts that are moving too slowly?” Cardona responded, “I do think that, throughout our country, we have districts where they don’t have the resources to implement some of the mitigation strategies that other districts have. And in some places, there might be fear, or there might be some concerns about whether or not the schools are safe enough. But I can tell you, in Connecticut, over 90% of the students have an opportunity for in-person learning to build that sense of community. So, it’s a balance, making sure that we’re moving the needle in the right direction to get students in school every day. But we have to do so, making sure that we’re adhering to those mitigation strategies that have...
    Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon (R-WY) announced in a press release he will remove the statewide mask requirement March 16 to authorize bars, restaurants, theaters, and gyms to resume normal operations. Gordon’s announcement removing the mask mandate and allowing businesses to open comes after Wyoming has seen a decline in coronavirus cases and hospitalizations. Gordon wanted to thank everyone for their commitment. In his statement, he wrote: “I thank the people of Wyoming for their commitment to keeping one another safe throughout this pandemic,” Governor Gordon said. “It is through their efforts that we have kept our schools and businesses operating and our economy moving forward. I ask all Wyoming citizens to continue to take personal responsibility for their actions and stay diligent as we look ahead to the warmer months and to the safe resumption of our traditional spring and summer activities.” “I thank the people of Wyoming for their commitment to keeping one another safe throughout this pandemic,” Governor Gordon said. “It is through their efforts that we have kept our schools and businesses operating and our economy moving forward....
    THE PM hailed tomorrow’s re-opening of England’s schools as the result of a national effort to defeat Covid. Boris Johnson said the return of millions of pupils to the classroom was made possible only by collective efforts to cut infections. ???? Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates... 5Boris Johnson said the return of pupils to the classroom was made possible only by collective efforts to cut infectionsCredit: Getty Images - Getty It marks step one of his plan to unlock the country after a year of restrictions to tackle the pandemic. He declared: “The reopening of schools marks a truly national effort to beat this virus. "It is because of the determination of every person in this country that we can start moving closer to a sense of normality — and it is right that getting our young people back into the classroom is a first step.” Education Secretary Gavin Williamson said it was important for all children to be back for their mental health and well-being. LONG HAUL TO CATCH UP Secondary schools and...
    SCHOOLS will finally unlock their doors from Monday with a host of measures in place to help protect teachers and kids. As staff and pupils adapt, classrooms are likely to look a little different, with everything from perplex screens to sanitising stations. ???? Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates... 2 DESK SEPARATORS Gone are the days of copying a pal's work or sliding them a note, with kids now strictly made to sit 1m apart. Perplex screens are likely to shield pupils from the front of the class while desks will probably be separated with large screens at the side. All pupils will be expected to face the front of the class, while teachers are encouraged to limit their movement in the room. FACE MASKS Secondary school pupils and teachers are now asked to wear face coverings in classrooms and areas where it is not possible to socially distance. Official guidance from the Department for Education states that "no pupil should be denied education on the grounds that they are not wearing a...
    CBS San Francisco Staff Report SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — With the demand for COVID-19 vaccination growing, the information you need to know is coming fast and furious. Here’s a roundup of the COVID stories we’ve published over the last 24 hours. READ MORE: Lake County Luxury Hotel, Housing Project Raises Concerns Over Wildfire Risk Study: Reports Of Mass Exodus From California in 2020 Are False BERKELEY — A nonpartisan think tank’s new study found that a reported “mass exodus” from California in 2020 did not happen. Most moves during 2020 happened within the state, the California Policy Lab said Thursday. Departures from the state were consistent with historical patterns but the biggest statewide change was fewer people moving into California, the lab said in a press release. The researchers used a dataset of quarterly credit bureau information called the University of California Consumer Credit Panel to analyze where people from each county moved after the coronavirus pandemic struck a year ago. “While a mass exodus from California clearly didn’t happen in 2020, the pandemic did change some historical...
    The media needs to start asking tough questions to President Biden the same way they did with former President Trump, Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel said on Friday, reacting to the commander-in-chief facing growing criticism for not holding a formal press conference in the six weeks since taking office. "As a mother with kids in virtual school with 2.4 million women who've lost their jobs. Joe Biden, why are you more concerned about opening our borders than you are about opening our schools and getting our kids back, being educated? Why are you more beholden to the unions?" McDaniel told "The Faulkner Focus." McDaniel said such "tough questions" have not yet been addressed and Biden is behaving the same way he did during the campaign trail. Furthermore, she said the commander in chief ran a campaign "in the basement the whole time." "And now he's doing the same thing in the White House. Even when Democrats were on a conference call with him and he said, how about I take your questions? They cut down the feed," McDaniel said.  WHITE HOUSE CUTS VIRTUAL EVENT...
    MILITANT teachers are hatching a last-minute strike plot to disrupt the full re-opening of schools, we can reveal. Hard-line union activist Martin Powell-Davies is backing industrial action ballots on the eve of all kids returning to class. ⚠️ Read our UK schools reopening live blog for the latest news & updates   3Militant teachers are plotting a last-minute strike to block the full re-opening of schoolsCredit: PA:Press Association In a rallying call, he says school chiefs will be “failing in their responsibilities” on health and safety grounds by opening their doors if Covid cases don’t drop dramatically. The executive body of the 450,000-strong National Education Union has been called on to back his plans. Powell-Davies, who is campaigning to be deputy general secretary, believes there should be a phased transition to a full re-opening. He is demanding class sizes of just 50 per cent and that school openings are triggered only once there are falling local infection rates. He said: “If those decisions are not met then employers will be failing in their duties. They will be creating a serious...
    SAN DIEGO — A San Diego County School District has condemned the behavior of a board member who likened efforts to reopen schools to white supremacist ideology, white privilege, and slavery, prompting a backlash from the community. The remarks made Tuesday by Charda Bell-Fontenot, vice president of the La Mesa-Spring Valley Board of Education, were captured on video and posted on Facebook, where it received more than 15,000 views. Bell-Fontenot, who is black, directed her comments toward her colleagues, who are white and Hispanic, in a testy exchange during a virtual board meeting. Ultimately the board voted 4-1 vote in favor of reopening schools on April 19. “We can't just say that kids can go back in the classroom, and there's no vaccinated teachers willing to do that,” Bell-Fontenot said. “How are we forcing people — that seems like a very white supremacist ideology to force people to comply with ...You are thinking about one type of family when you are speaking right now. Privilege. Check it, you guys!” NEWSOM EMBARKS ON COVID VACCINE ROADSHOW Superintendent David...
    San Francisco school board president Gabriela López issued a statement Sunday The San Francisco school board has said it is putting the renaming of 44 schools on hold after coming under fire for prioritizing the issue over reopenings and using Wikipedia as a reference point to determine which names were racist. In a statement president Gabriela López acknowledged discussions on re-branding the institutions named after figures such as Abraham Lincoln and George Washington had been 'distracting' and 'mistakes have been made'. The board first came under fire last month when it emerged committee members allegedly used references from Wikipedia and other non-scholarly sources to determine which personalities were racist and problematic. López, 30, said Sunday: 'We’re canceling renaming committee meetings for the time being. We will be revising our plans to run a more deliberative process moving forward, which includes engaging historians at nearby universities to help.' Parents and residents had become concerned when it emerged that historians had not been consulted by the renaming committee.  Instead, several citations used in the debate have now been proven to be factually incorrect, including...
    On Friday’s “PBS NewsHour,” New York Times columnist David Brooks stated that President Joe Biden has had a “professional organization” and hasn’t had many mistakes other than “one little error” on “when schools are going to re-open.” Brooks said, “He’s amazingly done very well at holding the Democratic Party together, which was not natural. I think he’s done that extremely skillfully, his approval rating. There really have been not so many errors, one little error about how — when schools are going to re-open. But, pretty much else, it’s a professional organization, just as it was a professional campaign.” Follow Ian Hanchett on Twitter @IanHanchett
    HAYWARD (KPIX 5) — California will set aside 10% of first vaccine doses for staffers in education in childcare beginning next month to help return children to in-class learning, Gov. Gavin Newsom said Friday at a mobile vaccination clinic in Hayward. The move comes a day after California’s legislative leaders announced a $6.5 billion proposal aimed at reopening schools later this spring, a timeline that Newsom said is not fast enough for California’s six million K-12 students and that he would veto. “My fear about what was put out yesterday is that it’s actually going to slow down our ability to re-open schools safely,” said Newsom. “That’s my concern. We will continue, we are continuing dialogue with the legislature, but the proposal that was put back actually sets back the cause of safely re-opening schools,” Newsom said. The statewide discussion over re-opening is happening as the California Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) and the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) opened the county’s first mobile vaccine clinic at the Alameda County Office of Education in Hayward. Alameda County Schools...
    On Wednesday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “The ReidOut,” Senior Adviser and Chief Spokesperson to Vice President Kamala Harris Symone Sanders stated that both Harris and President Joe Biden think that teachers should be a priority to receive the coronavirus vaccine, and “they also agree with the CDC guidance, that that is not a requirement for schools to get open.” After watching clips of Harris from an interview earlier in the day, where she refused to say that teachers can return to school even if they haven’t been vaccinated, Sanders said, “For folks out there listening at home, it is up to the states to decide who exactly is getting the vaccine and how people are prioritized. The president and vice president have been clear. They believe that teachers should be prioritized in states to get the vaccines, just like frontline workers, and they also agree with the CDC guidance, that that is not a requirement for schools to get open.” Follow Ian Hanchett on Twitter @IanHanchett
    Vaccinating teachers is not a requirement for reopening schools to in-person classes five days a week, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki confirmed Wednesday. Psaki’s statement comes after weeks of confusion over President Joe Biden’s plan to reopen “most” of America’s schools within his first 100 days in office. The confusion appears to be ongoing as well, with Vice President Kamala Harris declining three times Wednesday morning to say that it is safe for teachers to return to schools without vaccinations. (RELATED: Parents’ Lawyers Warn Teachers’ Union That Legal Action Will Follow If They Participate In Another ‘Union-Organized Sick-Out’) Reporters asked Psaki whether it was possible to open schools five days a week without teacher vaccinations at Wednesday’s press briefing. “Neither the president nor the vice president believe it is a requirement,” Psaki replied. “The CDC guidelines included a range of mitigation steps, including vaccinations, as recommendations, but the mitigation steps also included steps like social distancing, the need for smaller class sizes, the need for sanitations.” “Now, at the same time, the president and the vice president both believe...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – The Los Angeles Unified School District Wednesday is opening its first school-based COVID-19 vaccination site. The site will be located at the Roybal Learning Center in the 1200 block of West Colton Avenue in downtown L.A. RELATED: LA County Teachers, Food Workers, Police Likely Eligible For COVID Vaccine March 1 A nurse administers the COVID-19 vaccine at Kedren Community Health Center in South Los Angeles on Feb. 16, 2021. (Getty Images) According to the district, only teachers and employees who are ages 65 and older will be eligible to receive the vaccine, per L.A. County’s current vaccine eligibility requirements. It’s unclear exactly how many doses the Roybal Learning Center has on hand. On Tuesday, L.A. County Public Health Director Dr. Barbara Ferrer indicated that all teachers in L.A. County will likely be allowed to receive the vaccine beginning on March 1, allowing with food workers and law enforcement personnel. The county also announced this week that the COVID-19 case rate had lowered to a threshold which allows for all elementary schools countywide to reopen campuses immediately....
    During a town hall on CNN on Tuesday, President Joe Biden said that his administration saying that re-opening the majority of schools in the first 100 days could mean those schools are only open one day a week was “not true. It was a mistake in the communication.” Host Anderson Cooper asked, “Well, let me ask you — your administration had set a goal to open the majority of schools in your first 100 days. You’re now saying that means those schools may only be open for at least one day a week –.” Biden then cut in to respond, “No, that’s not true. That’s what was reported. That’s not true. It was a mistake in the communication. But what I’m talking about is I said opening the majority of schools in K through 8th grade. Because they’re the easiest to open, the most needed to be open in terms of the impact on children and families having to stay home.” Follow Ian Hanchett on Twitter @IanHanchett