State and National Education News
Recent news updates from a variety of sources here in Washington and around the country.
Highlights in the News from WFIS
Members of an international collaborative of more than 300 pediatric intensive care and infectious disease specialists formed to study coronavirus in children and make recommendations. 2% of confirmed U.S. coronavirus cases have been in children younger than 18. Overall, the study both reinforces the evidence that only a small percentage of children will be severely affected by the virus and confirms that some can become devastatingly ill.
Schools may face staffing shortages when they reopen as teachers at higher risk for severe illness weigh whether to return to the classroom.
While remote learning continues, summer is a question mark, and attention is already starting to turn to next fall.
Other news from around the country
- Hong Kong shuts schools as new virus cases increase10 hours ago
- Can colleges enforce rules designed to prevent coronavirus spread?Schools are asking students and staff to adopt new behaviors and practices on campus, but it's not clear what they can do if people don't comply. ... read more1 day ago
- Here’s how colleges are distributing CARES aid to studentsA new report finds "significant variation" in how much information schools provided about the money and how useful it was. ... read more1 day ago
- Standardized Testing and COVID-19: 4 Questions AnsweredThe pandemic disrupted standardized at state and national levels this spring. Here’s what education leaders need to know about continued disruptions and infection risks posed by testing. ... read more1 day ago
- Colleges adapt fall plans, recruiting tactics to ICE’s new guidanceSchools are offering spots and courses to international students who would have to leave the country if they could only take online courses this fall. ... read more1 day ago
- Louisiana governor, lawmakers oppose canceling school sports1 day ago
- UW’s Chris Petersen has no regrets — and he’s laser-focused on molding Seattle’s future business leadersFormer Husky football coach Chris Petersen has gotten a much-needed respite from the pressure and grind of coaching. Now, he's jumping into a leadership role with UW's business school. ... read more1 day ago
- Arne Duncan: Reopening Schools Is a Local Decision, Not the President’sThe Trump administration has completely failed to protect Americans and lead during the COVID-19 crisis, writes former U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. ... read more1 day ago
- Will COVID-19 prevention have positive long-term impact on classroom design?Students will be greeted by a variety of safety measures when they return to buildings — some of which can later be repurposed for more flexible spaces. ... read more1 day ago
- Trump threatens to withhold funds if schools don’t reopenCongress and state leaders counter that the president lacks the legal authority to withhold funding for federal education programs or force a reopening. ... read more1 day ago
- Vote set on controversy over new middle school name1 day ago
- Denver school board votes to remove cops from schools1 day ago
- Report: Cheyenne school staff insensitive before incident1 day ago
- School reopening plans become political flash point1 day ago
- Missouri schools opt for hybrid, every-other-day instruction1 day ago