Monday, Sep 26, 2022

US schools


‘It’s chaos’ as schools in US confront omicron

January 04, 2022 8:03 pm

After Covid-19 cases spike unrelentingly districts like Newark, New Jersey, Atlanta, Milwaukee and Cleveland moved temporarily to remote learning for more than 450,000 children.

Biden vows to reopen most schools after 1st 100 days on job

December 09, 2020 3:05 pm

Biden's comments won praise from the nation's two major teachers unions. Much of what he's proposed aligns with an approach previously offered by the American Federation of Teachers, which has called for a national mask mandate, wider virus testing and funding to make buildings safer.

US sees 'malign influence' in China-backed school program

October 10, 2020 12:01 pm

In letters to universities and state education officials, the State Department and Education Department said the program at Confucius Institute gives China a foothold on U.S. soil and poses a threat to free speech.

COVID-19 cases rising among US children as schools reopen

September 30, 2020 10:04 am

About two times more teens were infected than younger children, the CDC report said. Most infected children have mild cases; hospitalisations and death rates are much lower than in adults.

Zoom glitches, briefly grinding US schools to a halt

August 25, 2020 1:20 pm

The timing was less than ideal, since many schools across the U.S. were just starting online instruction after a summer surge in the coronavirus pandemic.

Trump team eyes school funds boost in next virus aid bill

July 14, 2020 5:41 pm

Trump and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos want schools up and running in fall, part of a broader effort by the administration to continue reopening the economy despite record-breaking numbers of new COVID cases in several states.

In US, paediatricians recommend that children return to schools

July 02, 2020 3:05 pm

The policies should include standard protocols of handwashing, disinfecting, use of outdoor space when possible, and the formation of small student groups, also known as 'cohorting', the AAP stated.

Obama administration pushes for improvement of schools for native Americans

October 18, 2014 11:26 pm

Federally owned schools for Native Americans on reservations are marked by remoteness and extreme poverty.

Asia likes Indian business schools

April 19, 2011 3:15 am

The Asian Geographic Trend report by the Graduate Management Admission Council finds that although Indian business school applicants still send the highest number of applications to American universities,this number is steadily dwindling.

Swine flu scare: US schools shut down

May 04, 2009 12:53 am

More than 400 schools around the United States have shut their doors,dismissing nearly a quarter of a million students...