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Sep. 16—All Regional School Unit 16 students are now required to wear masks to limit the spread of COVID-19 within the district's three schools. The school board agreed Monday to add a mask mandate at Bruce Whittier Middle School and Poland Regional High School to match one that had already been in effect at elementary schools in Minot, Poland and Mechanic Falls. The change, which started ...

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Standing in an elementary school classroom in Oakland, Gov. Gavin Newsom paused when asked if he felt vindicated after voters saved his political career the night before and handed him a landslide victory in the recall election. "I feel enlivened. I feel more energized and I feel a deep sense of responsibility because people are counting on us and they need us. They need ...

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Sep. 16—QUEENSBURY — Twenty-year veteran Queensbury Elementary School teacher Joe Traina has been suspended for not submitting to weekly COVID testing. Traina, who is unvaccinated, posted a message on Facebook on Wednesday saying he believes he needs to take a stand. "As you know, the state, the powers that be, are asking the district to force everyone to show COVID vaccination, essentially, ...

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Sep. 16—ELKVILLE — On Wednesday, Woodsy Owl, the loveable mascot of the National Forest Service and Smokey Bear's best friend, celebrated his 50th birthday with students at Elverado Primary School. Linda Hauser of Shawnee National Forest joined Woodsy to help the students learn about good forest manners and how to be safe in the forest. "Shawnee National Forest is a big place. We take care of ...

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Sep. 16—GALESBURG — Galesburg District 205 is moving ahead with the sale of Nielson Elementary School. The board of education on Monday set a minimum bid of $826,740 in a sealed bid auction for the property. Superintendent John Asplund said a Realtor assessed the value of the building at around $550,000. After a discussion at the regular board meeting Monday, board members ultimately agreed to ...

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Oregon’s second-largest high school is temporarily suspending in-person classes due to community spread of COVID-19 requiring large numbers of students to quarantine at home, school officials said. Reynolds High School will not have class for the remainder of the week and revert to distance learning from Sept. 20-24, according to an announcement on the school’s website. In-person classes will ...

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A Gladstone elementary school is suspending in-person classes until Sept. 26 due to a COVID-19 case among staff, school officials said. Students at John Wetten Elementary were asked to quarantine at home in an email from Superintendent Bob Stewart to parents. A vaccinated staff member tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday, said Leslie Robinette, a spokesperson for the district. The staff ...

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Sep. 16—As a show of solidarity, seven statewide educational organizations recently released a joint statement supporting equity-related work in school districts despite a wave of criticism that school boards have faced in recent months. The organizations are the Minnesota Association of School Administrators, Minnesota School Boards Association, Association of Metropolitan School Districts, ...

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Sep. 15—Clark-Shawnee Local School District is holding an online auction for the loose furnishings from inside their three former elementary schools. The auction includes furnishing from inside Possum, Reid and Rockway Elementary Schools that include furniture, playground equipment, modular classrooms, equipment and more. The auction, which opened today, is being held on ...

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Sep. 15—Manchester Memorial high school and three nearby schools went into "secure campus" mode early Wednesday morning, following reports of a suspicious person in the area. Southside Middle School, Jewett Elementary School and Manchester School of Technology, as well as Memorial, were all impacted, according to school spokesman Andrew Toland. Manchester police said the schools took the ...