NJ Gov. Phil Murphy signed a bill into law that overhauls health care benefits for teachers in New Jersey — a plan that proponents say will lower premium costs for educators and could save teachers, school districts, and the state an estimated $1 billion a year.
“I’m calling on the Michigan High School Athletic Association to consider postponing fall sports that have the impossibility of social distancing as a part of them, considering moving those to the spring and running some of the more individualized sports like track and field or tennis or golf to the fall,” Gov. Whitmer said.
The Los Angeles Board of Education approved an immediate 35% cut to its school police force, a reduction of $25 million, in response to weeks of protests by student activists and community groups who had called for the elimination of the department.
The federal report, authored by DOE’s Office of Special Education Programs, found that the state agency consistently failed to supervise local school districts and establish adequate processes for addressing complaints.
The online school set up by the government to support pupils in lockdown is preparing to record 10,000 lessons in July, as the government splashes out £4.3m on providing an online learning “backup” during the new academic year.
A high-tension hearing is expected soon as the Texas State Board of Education begins considering changes to its statewide policy for health education, including teaching middle schoolers about contraception.
Stand with Parkland — The National Association of Families for Safe Schools, founded by families of the students and educators murdered at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, believes it is a mistake to remove law enforcement from school campuses.