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Hyper Education

by Wade Rathke Pearl River   The President says, open the schools. Actually, he doesn’t have any power over opening the schools, so it’s more bully-boy posturing and threatening backed up by Betsey DeVos prattling along…

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Lawmakers demand Trump rescind plan to force international students out of US

“ICE’s arbitrary new policy is irrational and xenophobic, and risks the health of students, faculty, and staff.” Even though NAU students will be affected by the ICE move US Rep. O’Halleran did not sign the letter….

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Teachers say rush to reopen schools without Covid-19 safety plan shows Trump and DeVos ‘Do not care about students’

“America must listen to the health experts on when to reopen schools and to educators on how to return to in-person instruction.” by Jake Johnson, staff writer Wednesday, July 8 A coalition representing millions of American…

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Rathke: Confusing Support and Autonomy for Welfare Recipients

Greenville       Some months ago I was reading about the demise of a significant social service and advocacy organization. A former executive director, David Tobis, who had also written a book about the organization and was one…

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Teachers Union says CDC flowchart on school reopening shows Trump disregard for student safety

“The reality of reopening school buildings and college campuses is that any missteps could cost lives… Once again, this administration has politics trumping science.” by Jon Queally, staff writer Monday, May 18 The largest education union…

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Posted in Coronavirus Education Education funding News The Conversation Vouchers

Giving private schools federal emergency funds slated for low-income students will shortchange at-risk kids

Low-income Seattle students began to pick up bagged lunches in March after their school closed. Karen Ducey/Getty Images   by   Derek W. Black, University of South Carolina Public schools have faced three distinct challenges since…

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5 ways parents can support their college-age children who’ve been forced to return home due to COVID-19

Matthew J. Mayhew, The Ohio State University Editor’s Note: With many college students forced to return home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, tensions and arguments are bound to flare up. Here, Matthew Mayhew, an education researcher…

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AZ schools to remain closed thru end of school year. School’s out for summer, sort of

Mayors call on Gov to issue order closing non-essential businesses March 30 11:00 AM MST Flagstaff This morning Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey (R) said that schools will not reopen this year. Arizona students will have to…

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Posted in Coronavirus Digital Divide Education The Conversation

The digital divide leaves millions at a disadvantage during the coronavirus pandemic

Unsurprisingly, the internet is playing a critical role in getting the word out to be careful and to help flatten the COVID-19 curve.  Slow or unreliable internet access is a reality for millions of Americans. ben…

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Why colleges should think twice before punishing student protesters

Jerusha Osberg Conner, Villanova University For much of the 2019-2020 academic year, Syracuse University has been besieged by student protests over how the school handled of a series of racist incidents on campus. In the latest…

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Posted in Analysis Children Education funding Politics Poverty Race for the White House 2020 The Conversation

Democratic candidates seek a big and unprecedented K-12 funding boost

David S. Knight, University of Washington Democratic presidential candidates are proposing new approaches to the federal government’s role in public education. Former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders want to triple the US$15 billion…

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Arizona education funding may be sent out of state

If a few Arizona senators have their way we could be sending our education tax dollars out of state. Senate Bill 1224 would be the only voucher program that designates money for out of state schools…

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Unique ‘Mary Farfisa’ Episode, A River In Space, touches on old age, Alzheimer’s

  By Jim Cheff, The Meteor ‘Mary Farfisa’ is a series of radio plays for children, created by writer/artist Jim Cheff. It ran for two years on Radio Sunnyside in Flagstaff. It now can be found…

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Screen time: Conclusions about the effects of digital media are often incomplete, irrelevant or wrong

Humans are barraged by digital media 24/7. Is it a problem? Bruce Rolff/Shutterstock.com Byron Reeves, Stanford University; Nilam Ram, Pennsylvania State University, and Thomas N. Robinson, Stanford University There’s a lot of talk about digital media….

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Education town hall sheds light on public school funding issues

Flagstaff     The struggle to provide adequate funding for public schools in Arizona has been going on for years. The recession in the early 2000’s created a perfect storm for forces that would undermine funding for…

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