Thursday, September 23

Schools

cobb county georgia, Economy, Education, Georgia, labor shortage, Pay rise, Schools, Teachers, Wages

A school district in Georgia has raised substitute teacher pay from $89 to $189 a day as schools struggle to find staff

A school district in Georgia more than doubled pay for substitute teachers, reports say. They're now earning $189 a day. Teachers have been leaving the profession because of burnout and fears of catching the coronavirus. LoadingSomething is loading. A school district in metro Atlanta has hiked substitute teachers' pay from $89 a day to $189 a day.C...
BI Commentary, Commentary Freelancer, coronavirus, COVID-19, Education, OpiniĆ³n, Politics, Schools, Science, vaccine mandate, Vaccines

As a teacher, I’m not willing to let anti-science scaremongers hurt my students or my colleagues. It’s time for vaccine mandates in every school.

The COVID-19 vaccines work against the Delta virus. We're starting to see businesses and organizations require these vaccines for their employees. This should also be applied in school, where maintaining a safe environment for students is a priority. Matt Walton is an educator in West Virginia. This is an opinion column. The thoughts expressed are those of the author. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
coronavirus, masks, original reporting, Politics, school board meeting, Schools, Tennessee

A Tennessee father who was threatened and swarmed by anti-maskers at an explosive school board meeting said he’s still traumatized

A pro-mask father in Tennessee was harassed and threatened after a heated school board meeting this week. Michael Miller told Insider he was concerned for his safety as a large crowd of anti-maskers swarmed his car. "As I pulled away, my thought was to get out of there and make sure no one was following me," he said. LoadingSomething is loading. A father of two young childre...
DeSantis, Florida, mask mandate, Politics, Ron DeSantis, Schools

SHOWDOWN: Florida school officials are in a standoff with Gov. Ron DeSantis over mask requirements as back-to-school season approaches

A growing number of Florida school officials and educators are defying the governor's ban on mask mandates in schools. The battle comes as most Floridian children will soon head back to classrooms. Gov. Ron DeSantis threatened to withhold paychecks from school officials who flout the executive order. LoadingSomething is loading. Just days before most Floridian kids head back...
covid, masks, Schools

NIH director says school mask rules for kids under 12 is the’best thing’ to reduce spread of COVID-19

NIH Director Dr. Francis Collins said "masks are the best thing we've got right now" to help curb COVID-19 cases in schools. Collins told "Fox News Sunday" that masks can help "ensure that things don't get worse." The CDC recommended that everyone should wear face masks indoors regardless of vaccination status. LoadingSomething is loading. Dr....