Here's how a free before- and after-school program at Decatur Public Schools, funded by COVID relief money, is helping families amid widespread childcare staffing shortages.
The program started with teaching parenting skills to adults while high school students minded their toddlers. Focus then shifted toward helping students develop the skills to become teachers, daycare providers, social workers or nurses.
The largest union in Illinois has filed a motion to join the fight against a Madison County lawsuit over COVID-19 safety mitigations.
A Texas teacher resigned after the father of a Black student complained that his son was asked to stand on a desk to illustrate a human auction during a lesson about the trans-Atlantic slave trade.
NEW YORK (AP) — The nation's largest school district can immediately impose a vaccine mandate on its teachers and other workers, after all, a federal appeals panel decided Monday, leading lawyers for teachers to say they'll ask the U.S. Supreme Court to intervene.
New York City schools have been temporarily blocked from enforcing a vaccine mandate for its teachers and other workers by a federal appeals judge just days before it was to take effect.
A Macon County grand jury has declined to indict a teacher accused of aggravated battery of a student at South Shores Elementary School.
Nauvoo-Colusa School District teachers who’ve refused vaccines have convinced the school board to exempt them from the weekly mandatory testing opt-out.
A 39-year-old schoolteacher from Homewood who had been hospitalized the last several weeks with complications stemming from COVID-19 has died.
A former East St. Louis preschool teacher who made children stand naked in a closet as a form of punishment for misbehavior in 2019 has been sentenced.
District leaders also heard a snapshot of COVID-19 cases in Decatur schools.
People who remember 9/11 remember every detail of that day, even 20 years later.
It is imperative for the public, parents and policymakers to recognize that this rosy view of the pandemic’s outcome is a form of denial that threatens to compound the harm already visited on vulnerable young people during the last 18 months.
Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Friday extended by two weeks the deadline for health care workers, education employees and college students statewide to either get vaccinated against the coronavirus or submit to regular testing.
Lunch shaming happens when students are singled out and stigmatized during lunch. A student who has no money in a school lunch account may be given a cold sandwich instead of a hot meal. The intent is to pressure the student's parents into paying any meal-related debt.
In a small town where sports are sacred, Anna-Jonesboro Community High School wants to use nearly half of its $1.9 million in federal COVID-19 relief dollars to install artificial turf on the football field and to resurface the track.
CHICAGO — Illinois health care workers and educators from kindergarten through college will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or submit to weekly testing, Gov. J.B. Pritzker said Thursday in announcing new safety protocols that also include a fresh statewide mandate for masks to be worn indoors.
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