Texas Governor Greg Abbott Signs Bill Restricting Transgender Student Athletes in School Sports into Law

Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed a bill on Oct. 25 that restricts transgender student athletes in the state from playing on public school sports teams that align with their gender identities. Under House Bill 25, student athletes, who compete in …

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U.S. Justice Department to Address Violence Against School Officials, Teachers

The United States Justice Department on Oct. 4 has begun addressing a “disturbing trend” of violent threats against public school officials and teachers across the country. U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland has directed the Federal Bureau of Investigation and U.S. …

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Online Private Tutors Banned in China

China announced on Wednesday, September 8, that private tutors who conducted online classes in houses, hotels, or coffee shops, are banned to make sure that tutoring for profit is completely stopped.  Reuters reported that Chinese authorities prohibited payment-based tutoring in …

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Schools Across Europe and Central Asia Must Stay Open, UNICEF and WHO Say

The World Health Organization (WHO) and Unicef on Monday have demanded in a press release that schools across Europe and Central Asia must remain open and be made safer. “The pandemic has caused the most catastrophic disruption to education in …

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U.S. Department of Education to Erase Student Loan Debt for Borrowers with Severe Disabilities

The United States Department of Education announced on Aug. 19 that it will automatically erase student loans debt for over 323,000 borrowers with severe abilities. The move will cancel over $5.8 billion of student loans debt for Americans identified as …

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California Becomes First State to Mandate COVID-19 Vaccines or Regular Testing for Teachers

California will require teachers and other school staff to either get vaccinated against COVID-19 or undergo regular testing, Governor Gavin Newsom announced on Aug. 11. “To give parents confidence that their children are safe as schools return to full, in-person …

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