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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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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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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Canadian Police Reveal Decade-Long Investigation into Sexual Abuse Claims at Former Residential School

The Royal Canadian Mountain Police (RCMP) revealed on July 27 that they have been investigating sexual abuse allegations at a former residential school in Sagkeeng First Nation for the past decade. The RCMP in the Manitoba province said in a …

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U.S. Interior Department to Investigate Native American Boarding Schools

The United States Interior Department is launching an initiative to investigate the “troubled legacy” of Native American boarding schools that forced cultural assimilation for over 150 years. Interior Secretary Deb Haaland announced on June 22 that she has directed the …

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European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) Backs Mandatory Child COVID-19 Vaccinations

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) backed the rules of Czech banning children who haven’t been inoculated against COVID-19 from going to school. The judges backed the Czech legislation by 16 to 1. “The… measures could be regarded as …

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Private School Students in London Stage Walkout After ‘Rape Culture’ Claims

Students from a prestigious private school in London, England staged a walkout on March 25 following over 200 testimonies alleging “rape culture.” The local newspaper Hamstead & Highgate Express reported that students from years 11 to 13 at Highgate School …

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