Follow AAE on:

Subscribe to RSS Feed:

Weekly News Round-Up for March 13th
posted by: Tamia | March 13, 2020, 08:36 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 closes schools across the globe.


‘When Can We Go to School?’ Nearly 300 Million Children Are Missing Class - According to the United Nations, the global scale and speed of the educational disruption due to the Coronavirus is “unparalleled.” The educational disruption is affecting nearly 300 million students globally, including K-12 and higher education students. Students across the globe are being affected, some for just a few days and others for weeks. Many school districts have extended spring break vacations and announced plans to move classes online.

Bill would limit screen time for public school kids - Minnesota lawmakers are deciding on new legislation that would limit screen time for public school students. The bill is composed of two parts: the first part would restrict all personal devices in publicly funded preschools and Kindergartens, and the second part would start a public service announcement campaign on the negative effects of screen time.


Ohio lawmakers move to ban for-profit charter school operators - Ohio is made up of 178 charter schools that contract with a for-profit operator that would  all have to switch to a nonprofit or close if a bipartisan bill introduced this week becomes law. The bill would ban for-profit charter school operators as of July 1, 2023. The financial records of all charter school operators open to the public immediately if the proposal passes.


Happening Elsewhere:

Canceled school trip could cost some Cherry Creek parents thousands

Tens of thousands of students out of school as St. Paul educators strike after failed negotiations

Clemson College of Education wants to lower in-state tuition to curb the teacher shortage

Coronavirus: 4 state high school basketball games canceled in New York

'She got her wish': Louisiana high school helps terminally ill mom see son graduate

NJ school report cards: How does your school measure up?

Coronavirus Takes Toll on K-12 and Higher Education

Does closing schools slow the spread of coronavirus? Past outbreaks provide clues

Coronavirus is closing more schools. What happens to students who depend on school lunches?

Coronavirus School Closures Expose Digital Haves and Have-Nots

Should the taxpayer continue to fund free school meals?

How COVID-19 could disrupt clinical rotations for med school students

Charities preparing to feed children if schools shut over coronavirus

Interactive: As schools turn to remote learning amid COVID-19 outbreak, students face digital divide

‘Probably the Best News for Federal Accountability Policy, Ever’: New Study Shows No Child Left Behind’s Tough Oversight Led to Big Boost in High School Graduation Rates

FDA Bans School Electric Shock Devices

Coronavirus: Student punished for selling hand sanitizer 'squirts'

Comments (0)Add Comment

Submit a comment
 (not published)
smaller | bigger

security code
Write the displayed characters