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Weekly News Round-Up for March 6th
posted by: Tamia | March 06, 2020, 09:10 PM   

Each week, AAE brings its members a round-up of what’s happening in education. From big, eye-catching headlines to the stories most papers overlook, we find the news our members really want to see. This week: Coronavirus is addressed.

Florida lawmakers rally behind 6-year-old arrested at school - A 6-year-old girl was zip-tied and arrested last fall at a Florida elementary school. Florida lawmakers backed the girl, Kaia Rolle, on Wednesday after passing a measure requiring law enforcement authorities to put procedures in place for arresting children under age 10. Rolle’s arrest video went viral after her family made footage from the officer’s body camera public.

How U.S. schools are preparing for the coronavirus - Many schools across the country have made announcements that they are in heavy communication with local health departments in regards to the novel Coronavirus. Many school and government officials are urging students and the general public to keep their hands clean and refrain from touching their face. Closings are being held at schools across the country where students and/or staff have tested positive for the virus.

Reebok and Allen Iverson covering college application fees for rising seniors at Bethel High in Hampton, Iverson’s alma mater - Former NBA superstar Allen Iverson has partnered with Reebok to cover college application fees at a Virginia high school. Rising seniors at Bethel High School, Iverson’s alma mater, in Hampton, Virginia, were told at an assembly on Wednesday that all college application fees will be waived. “What’s up y’all, I got Reebok to cover your college application fees so the sky’s the limit,” said Iverson in a video. “Don’t let nothing stop your dreams.”

Happening Elsewhere:

Virginia elementary school earns state’s first pollinator-smart solar certification

Showdown brewing over Utah’s school grading law

High school student near Seattle builds website to serve as a leading place for coronavirus information

Arkansas police officer prays for students at school’s flagpole everyday

Coronavirus not stopping First Four, high school state tournaments — for now

Math scores stink in America. Other countries teach it differently - and see higher achievement.

Denying children school choice endangers their safety

Airport-Style Body Scanners Enter U.S. Schools

Army of rubber ducks used in school prank

The Alva School steps up to help teacher’s husband get a kidney

Some schools are closing because of coronavirus —here’s what the Department of Education is saying

A private high school imposes a limit on how many colleges its students can apply to -- nine -- and says it works.

A high school student created a fake 2020 candidate. Twitter verified it

School policy forbids kids from saying 'no' when asked to dance

‘He keeps me safe’: 5-year-old dresses as school security officer for ‘Dress As Your Favorite Person Day’

Syracuse elementary school celebrates joy of reading for "Read Across America Day"

Millions of children across the world aren't going to school. It's not just their education that could suffer

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