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School voucher push taps frustration over distance learning

ATLANTA (AP) — With her children struggling in many classes last spring, Kelli Rivera became so frustrated with how her suburban Atlanta district was handling the coronavirus pandemic that she withdrew them to home-school them. They’re back in public school and mostly attending class in person. For now. Rivera is thinking of enrolling her younger … Read more

Meat-free school meals spark furor in France

LE PECQ, France (AP) — By taking meat off the menu at school canteens, the ecologist mayor of one of France’s most famously gastronomic cities has kicked up a storm of protest and debate as the country increasingly questions the environmental costs of its meaty dietary habits. Children in Lyon who were regularly offered such … Read more

Young children return to school in Germany

The Daily Beast Russia’s TikTok Generation Is Putin’s Achilles’ Heel Ludovic Marin/AFP via GettyOn Feb. 3, an influx of young Russians flooded my Instagram inbox and followers list. Yulia Navalnaya, the wife of imprisoned Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, had just reposted my recent Instagram story: a photo of Navalny in court, holding up his … Read more

Nigeria gunmen raid Kagara school and abduct boys

Criminal gangs often carry out kidnappings for ransom in Nigeria Gunmen have raided a boarding school in north-central Nigeria, abducting an unknown number of students, staff and their families, officials say. About 600 boys were asleep in their dormitories when the school in Kagara town in Niger state was raided, the principal Danasabe Ubaidu told … Read more

Nicola Sturgeon confirms ‘phased and gradual’ return to school from Monday

Nicola Sturgeon also had some bad news for those hoping to get away this Easter – and in the summer – PA The “phased and gradual return to school” will go ahead in Scotland as planned from Monday, Nicola Sturgeon has confirmed. Children aged four to seven and secondary pupils who need to carry out … Read more

Listener Questions On School Reopenings Answered : NPR

Some schools are choosing to be remote-only this fall, while others have already reopened. NPR looks at the science and education issues facing families, states and educators as classes resume. STACEY VANEK SMITH, HOST: What will school look like this year? What should it look like? This week, Chicago decided to have school online only. … Read more

Teachers, Parents To Protest School Reopenings Without Adequate Funding : NPR

More school districts are reopening with in-person classes or under a hybrid model this week. But are schools reopening safely? What does the science say? RACHEL MARTIN, HOST: Happy August because this month means it’s back to school in many school districts across the country. But there is so much anxiety out there among parents, … Read more