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California Cancels School

California Cancels School

    By Larry Sand Declaring that there will be no in-person instruction this fall, Governor Gavin Newsom puts teachers’ union interests over those of children and families. On July 8, the California Teachers Association (CTA), the most powerful public-sector union in the Golden State, issued a statement asserting that, due to coronavirus concerns, state schools […]

Back to School? ‘No Thanks’ Say Millions of New Homeschooling Parents

Back to School? ‘No Thanks’ Say Millions of New Homeschooling Parents

  BY KERRY MCDONALD Next month marks the beginning of the 2020/2021 academic year in several US states, and pressure is mounting to reopen schools even as the COVID-19 pandemic persists. Florida, for example, is now considered the nation’s No. 1 hot spot for the virus; yet on July 6, the state’s education commissioner issued an executive […]

School Surprises 7-Year-Old With a Photo of Her Life-Saving Service Dog in the Yearbook

School Surprises 7-Year-Old With a Photo of Her Life-Saving Service Dog in the Yearbook

BY LOUISE BEVAN A Kentucky elementary school surprised a 7-year-old student and her mom by including a portrait of the student’s service dog, Ariel, beside her young owner in the kindergarten yearbook. (Courtesy of Heather DeVore Lange) St. Patrick Catholic School in Louisville, Kentucky, student Hadley Jo Lange suffers from epilepsy, a neurological disorder that causes seizures. Hadley Jo’s service […]

Pediatricians Call for Children to Be ‘Physically Present’ in Schools This Fall

Pediatricians Call for Children to Be ‘Physically Present’ in Schools This Fall

BY VENUS UPADHAYAYA The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has called for all children to attend schools in-person this fall, arguing that it is essential for their development and well being. “The AAP strongly advocates that all policy considerations for the coming school year should start with a goal of having students physically present in school,” the AAP said in […]

Newsom: Schools MUST Make Students Fearful to Attend

Newsom: Schools MUST Make Students Fearful to Attend

  . By Stephen Frank,  California Political News and Views Tell a seven year old they can go back to school.  BUT, they must wear a mask, can not touch or hug a fellow students, they need to keep their distance from others—telling them they could DIE if they are too close to others.  Then […]

The CDC’s Guidelines for Back-to-School Under COVID Sound Traumatizing

The CDC’s Guidelines for Back-to-School Under COVID Sound Traumatizing

BY KERRY MCDONALD When schools reopen in the US amidst the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, they will be even more restrictive than they already were. Schools have long controlled students’ movements and imposed constraints on where they can go, when, and with whom. With virus concerns, those controls will increase in quantity and intensity. NPR recently proclaimed that “disruption from the pandemic […]

Ventura County Office of Education Statement on Potential Early Reopening of School Campuses

Ventura County Office of Education Statement on Potential Early Reopening of School Campuses

The California Department of Education today announced it is studying options for reopening school campuses after Governor Newsom suggested they could open as early as July or August. Many questions remain about the safety, fiscal and labor implications of reopening campuses before the traditional start of the next school year. For now, there has been […]

Retail, manufacturing will be among first to reopen when California alters stay-at-home order

Retail, manufacturing will be among first to reopen when California alters stay-at-home order

BY SOPHIA BOLLAG Retail establishments, manufacturers, offices that can’t operate remotely and public spaces will be in the first wave of workplaces to reopen in California, but the state isn’t yet ready to make that move, Gov. Gavin Newsom said Tuesday. “We believe we are weeks, not months away from making meaningful modifications,” Newsom said, […]

California School Choice Townhall features five speakers

California School Choice Townhall features five speakers

By Michael Hernandez  GLENDALE—The California School Choice Townhall on Saturday, Jan. 25th at USC Verdugo Hills Hospital featured five speakers celebrating National School Choice Week (last week of January) raising awareness of the different K-12 education options available to children and families.  A program on Saturday, Feb. 1 at the same place will again focus […]

Commentary | The faux nonprofit prophets

Commentary | The faux nonprofit prophets

.. . . By Larry Sand . Among the many vapid rallying cries in the 2019 presidential follies is the one that stresses the importance of eliminating for-profit charter schools. In October, Elizabeth Warren released her education plan that proposed eliminating them, and using the IRS to investigate existing schools that may “actually serve for-profit interests.” […]

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