“I am hopeful about the reopening of Los Angeles schools, but we cannot simply pick up where we left off. Reopening alone does not address the recovery needed,” Ana Ponce, the executive director of the organization, wrote in the introduction to the report.
Georgia will not grade schools and districts using state test results for the second year in a row, the state Department of Education announced, saying federal officials had waived the requirement for the state accountability system.
Now, in the wake of back-to-back mass shootings this month in Colorado and Georgia as communities reopen, school safety experts said the carnage should serve as a wake-up call for educators, warning about the potential for violent outbursts as students repopulate classrooms.
A Gilbert Public Schools spokesperson confirmed the reduction impacts 152 certified staff members who have already been notified. Certified staff includes positions like teachers, administrators, school counselors and nurses.
During his first news conference, President Biden said that his administration is on track to keep a promise he made to the nation’s parents and caregivers: to reopen the majority of elementary and middle schools for full-time, in-person learning within his first 100 days in office.
The governor has said he’s “fully expecting” schools across New Jersey to return for in-person learning “safely and responsibly” when the next school year starts in September. And if that’s the case, virtual learning is out.