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Critics condemn Trump's rewrite of America's legacy of racism in DC speech

The president attacked a Pulitzer Prize-winning project on slavery in the US and announced his ‘patriotic education’ planDonald Trump on Thursday launched an extraordinary attack on American education at a history conference in Washington DC, downplaying America’s historic legacy of slavery and claiming children have been subjected to “decades of leftwing indoctrination”.Speaking at what was dubbed the White House Conference on American History, the president intensified efforts to appeal to his...
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'Quarantine dorms' and suspensions: US universities fight Covid surges

For students and faculty across the US, a life on campus is far from guaranteed as schools see coronavirus outbreaksWhen Caroline Rose moved into her dorm at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia, in August, there was none of the usual frantic flurry of meeting new resident assistants and greeting old friends in hallways.Roommates were told to move in on separate days, and everyone was told to wear masks, including in shared bathrooms. Students were given designated move-in times so...
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Teacher, 28, dies of Covid-19 as US schools prepare for return to classrooms

Demetria Bannister taught elementary school in South CarolinaNew York City to resume in-person classes in 11 daysA 28-year-old elementary school teacher in Columbia, South Carolina, died this week from complications due to Covid-19, authorities have said.Demetria “Demi” Bannister, who taught third grade at Windsor elementary school, died on Monday. Continue reading...
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Colorado school suspends Black boy for playing with toy gun during virtual class

Boy’s parents, Curtis Elliott Jr and Dani Elliott, say police visit to their home terrified them and put their 12-year-old in dangerA 12-year-old boy in Colorado Springs was suspended from school for five days for playing with a toy gun during a virtual art class – an infraction that resulted in Grand Mountain school sending a police officer to the pupil’s home.The boy’s parents, Curtis Elliott Jr and Dani Elliott, say the police visit terrified them and put their son Isaiah in danger. Continue ...
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Joe Biden tells Trump to 'get off Twitter' and focus on reopening schools – video

Joe Biden has described school closures as a ‘national emergency’ as he sought to put the coronavirus pandemic back at the heart of the US election campaign, after two weeks of Trump seeking to capitalise on sporadic scenes of violence in cities to push a ‘law and order’ theme Continue reading...
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This public US university has seen grades soar despite Covid. What's it doing right?

Most of Georgia State’s students come from low-income backgrounds hard-hit by the pandemic. The school could serve as a model for others nationwideIf anywhere was going to take a pummeling from the coronavirus, you’d think it would be a place like Georgia State University in downtown Atlanta.Georgia State is not a glamorous flagship university – that would be the University of Georgia in Athens, the spiritual home of the Bulldogs, REM and the B-52s. It’s more of a workhorse public institution, w...
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Yusef Salaam: 'Trump would have had me hanging from a tree in Central Park'

Wrongly jailed for gang rape – a case which inspired Trump to call for the death penalty – Salaam has poured his experiences into a novel about hope, justice and raceIf Donald Trump had got his way I wouldn’t be speaking to Yusef Salaam right now. “Had his ad taken full effect we would have been hanging from trees in Central Park,” Salaam says matter-of-factly. “People wanted our blood running in the streets.”You’ve probably seen the ad in question: it’s infamous. In 1989, a white investment ban...
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'I'm extremely nervous': US grapples with in-person or virtual classes

With the coronavirus ravaging many parts of the US, how and if schools should reopen has been a debate across the country that has largely not seen any resolution Between the hours of 9am and 2.15pm, Adriana Ruiz’s two-bedroom apartment in Cudahy, California, turns into a makeshift schoolhouse.She spreads her five children, who are aged 10 to 16, across two bedrooms and the living room, with two sharing the kitchen table. Continue reading...
Tags: Education, US, World news, US news, US education, Cudahy California, Coronavirus outbreak, Adriana Ruiz


Prominent Yale law professor suspended after sexual harassment inquiry

Jed Rubenfeld confirmed he had been suspended and faced further teaching restrictions following two-year investigationA prominent law professor at Yale Law School who once argued that modern views about sexual consent encouraged people to think of themselves as sexual assault victims has been suspended for two years following an investigation by the university that he sexually harassed students.Jed Rubenfeld, who is married to Amy Chua, a fellow Yale law professor and bestselling author of the p...
Tags: Education, World news, US news, Higher Education, Yale, US education, Sexual Harassment, Yale University, Amy Chua, Yale Law School, Jed Rubenfeld, Prominent Yale


'Unprecedented': Los Angeles schools to test all 600,000 students for Covid-19

Nation’s second-largest school district says it will provide regular Covid-19 testing and contact tracing for students, staff and familiesIn the most ambitious plan of its kind, Los Angeles Unified has announced plans to test its roughly 600,000 students and 75,000 employees as the nation’s second-largest school district prepares for the eventual return to in-person instruction.The superintendent of Los Angeles Unified, Austin Beutner, said in a statement the program will provide regular Covid t...
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Jared Kushner will 'absolutely' send his children to school despite Covid-19 risks

Donald Trump’s son-in-law and White House adviser does not believe coronavirus poses serious risk to younger studentsWhite House adviser and son-in-law of the president Jared Kushner has said he will “absolutely” send his children back to school when classes reopen, despite widespread concerns that in-person learning puts children, faculty and their families at risk from Covid-19.The Trump administration has pushed for schools across the country to reopen, despite the concerns. One public school...
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Calls for nationwide sickout as Arizona district cancels reopening

Arizona public school district forced to abandon plans after more than 100 teachers and staff members called in sickAn Arizona public school district was forced to cancel its plans to reopen on Monday after more than 100 teachers and other staff members called in sick.“We have received an overwhelming response from staff indicating that they do not feel safe returning to classrooms with students,” Gregory Wyman, district superintendent, said in a statement on Friday. Continue reading...
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Calls for nationwide sickout as Arizona school district cancels reopening

Arizona public school district forced to abandon plans after more than 100 teachers and staff members called in sickAn Arizona public school district was forced to cancel its plans to reopen on Monday after more than 100 teachers and other staff members called in sick.“We have received an overwhelming response from staff indicating that they do not feel safe returning to classrooms with students,” Gregory Wyman, district superintendent, said in a statement on Friday. Continue reading...
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US coronavirus death toll set to reach 200,000 by Labor Day, CDC forecast says

Rate of new deaths could rise in California and Colorado over the coming four weeks and decline in Arizona, CDC saysThe US death toll from the coronavirus pandemic is set to reach 200,000 by Labor Day as children across the country prepare to return to school, according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) forecast.The rate of new deaths could rise in California and Colorado over the coming four weeks and decline in Arizona, the CDC said. More than 160,000 people have died from ...
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‘It meant everything': scenes from a remarkable graduation day

The socially-distanced ceremony was an unprecedented event for the Mississippi high school graduates – and a moving celebration of their hard-earned achievementsAs an early summer sun beat down over a brick school building, red sequins on an outdoor stage rippled in the gentle breeze and Dr James Henderson took a minute to adjust his robe and facemask in the reflection of a car mirror.Henderson, superintendent of Holmes County Consolidated school district in the Mississippi delta, approached the...
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Tom Cotton calls slavery 'necessary evil' in attack on New York Times' 1619 Project

Republican gives interview to Arkansas Democrat-GazetteSenator wants to ‘save’ US history from New York TimesThe Arkansas Republican senator Tom Cotton has called the enslavement of millions of African people “the necessary evil upon which the union was built”. Related: Trump aims barb at Reagan Foundation in fundraising coin kerfuffle Continue reading...
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Young Americans make the Grand Tour of Europe – archive, 23 July 1955

23 July 1955 Each year, thousands of American students visit Europe in the long vacation. A lecturer appointed to prepare them in the ways of the continent’s natives writesBetween fifteen thousand and twenty thousand American students are now making the Grand Tour of Europe at a cost of about a thousand dollars a head. The American business or professional man, having put his children most probably into a “broadening” leisurely course in the liberal arts, sustains or completes it by providing th...
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'Reckless, callous, cruel': teachers' chief denounces Trump plan to reopen schools

‘Angry’ AFT president Randi Weingarten tells Guardian proposal from Trump and Betsy DeVos could result in teaching exodusPlans put forward by Donald Trump and his education secretary to reopen America’s schools in the fall are “reckless” and could result in many teachers leaving the profession, the president of one of the country’s biggest teaching unions has warned. Related: Betsy DeVos insists all US children should be in school this fall Continue reading...
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Los Angeles and San Diego schools to remain online-only in autumn

California’s two biggest school districts note ‘public health imperative’ amid surge in coronavirus casesCalifornia’s two largest school districts, Los Angeles and San Diego, announced on Monday that classes will remain online-only throughout the fall, pointing to a surge in coronavirus cases that could affect teachers as well as students.“There’s a public health imperative to keep schools from becoming a petri dish,” said Austin Beutner, the school superintendent in Los Angeles, whose county is...
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Florida wrestles with impossible question: when can schools reopen safely?

Broward county, the nation’s sixth-largest school district, is trying to work out a reopening plan – but no one is quite sure how, and when, it will happenBroward county, Florida, is America’s sixth largest school district, where more than 10,000 teachers are tasked with educating more than 270,000 students. Now, it is also a Covid-19 hotbed. Related: Disney World set to reopen at weekend despite coronavirus surge in Florida Continue reading...
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Rowling, Rushdie and Atwood warn against ‘intolerance’ in open letter

Harper’s letter asserts way to ‘defeat bad ideas is by exposure, argument, and persuasion’, but critics accuse authors of censorious mentalityJK Rowling, Salman Rushdie and Margaret Atwood are among the signatories to a controversial open letter warning that the spread of “censoriousness” is leading to “an intolerance of opposing views” and “a vogue for public shaming and ostracism”.Rowling, whose beliefs on transgender rights have recently seen scores of Harry Potter fans distance themselves fr...
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Princeton to remove Woodrow Wilson's name from school over racist history

University president cites ‘thorough, deliberative’ process to reach decision amid nationwide movementIvy league Princeton University has announced it will remove president Woodrow Wilson’s name from the institution’s School of Public and International Affairs due to his history of racism.In a statement released Saturday, the university president, Christopher Eisgruber, said the decision came after a “thorough, deliberative process” five years after a group of student activists occupied his offi...
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Oakland moves to bar police from schools as bigger cities reject change

Movement to get officers out of schools sees progress even as Chicago and Los Angeles school boards vote to keep them in placeA growing movement to get police officers out of US schools saw a major victory this week when Oakland’s school board voted to eliminate the school district’s dedicated police department.But in Chicago and Los Angeles, despite protests by youth activists, support from teachers’ unions, and an outpouring of public support, school boards voted to keep police in public schoo...
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California weighs overturning 24-year ban on affirmative action

Bill comes amid fresh discussion about whether institutions should consider race in admissions and hiring A proposal to repeal California’s 24-year-old ban on affirmative action heads to the state senate on Wednesday, a move that could put the issue before voters come November.The bill would remove rules in California’s constitution, passed in 1996, which bar universities and government agencies from giving preferential treatment on the basis of race or sex. Continue reading...
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Clemson to strip name of John C Calhoun, champion of slavery, from honors college

College will also drop tribute to ‘Pitchfork’ Ben TillmanSouth Carolina trustees cite protests over killing of George FloydClemson University trustees voted on Friday to rename its honors college, stripping the name of former vice-president John C Calhoun, a leading defender of slavery in the years before the American civil war. Related: 'He just doesn't get it': has Trump been left behind by America's awakening on racism? Continue reading...
Tags: Protest, Race, America, World news, US news, US politics, Clemson, US education, South Carolina, US universities, Trump, John C Calhoun, George Floyd, Ben TillmanSouth Carolina, George FloydClemson University


Surgisphere: mass audit of papers linked to firm behind hydroxychloroquine Lancet study scandal

Questions continue for Surgisphere and CEO Sapan Desai as universities deny knowledge of links to firm behind Lancet’s now-disputed blockbuster study Dozens of scientific papers co-authored by the chief executive of the US tech company behind the Lancet hydroxychloroquine study scandal are now being audited, including one that a scientific integrity expert claims contains images that appear to have been digitally manipulated.The audit follows a Guardian investigation that found the company, Surg...
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College bribery scandal: Lori Loughlin and husband plead guilty in court

Couple hope to spend two and five months in prisonJudge says he has not decided whether he will accept plea dealsFull House star Lori Loughlin and her fashion designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli, pleaded guilty on Friday to paying $500,000 to get their two daughters into the University of Southern California as part of a college admissions bribery scheme, but a judge has not decided whether he will accept their plea deals with prosecutors. Related: Coronavirus US live: Trump demands churches, ...
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Americans with lower incomes more worried about coronavirus, study finds

People who made less than $50,000 per year were 10 percentage points more concerned about threat posed by infectious diseaseAmericans with lower incomes and less education were more like to say the spread of infectious disease was a major threat to the US, according to a Pew Research Center survey released Monday.Nearly all US adults said the spread of infectious disease is a threat to the country, but people who made less than $50,000 per year were 10 percentage points more concerned about the ...
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Alabama bill may lift yoga ban in public schools but prohibit 'namaste' greeting

Lawmakers move to lift decades-old ban, but the bill would continue to prohibit chanting, mantras and the greetingAlabama could takes steps to lift a decades-old ban on yoga in public schools this week, but would keep a ban on the greeting “namaste” in place.A bill brought by Representative Jeremy Gray, a Democratic legislator from Opelika, is on the proposed debate agenda Tuesday in the Alabama House of Representatives. If the bill passes with a two-thirds majority, it will then go to the Senat...
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US bans shock ‘treatment’ on children with special needs at Boston area school

FDA ban brings an end to decades-long battle against use of ‘aversive therapy’ at the Judge Rotenberg Center in MassachusettsThe US government has banned an electric shock machine that is used to zap children and young adults with special needs in a school outside Boston – the only institution in the world known to practice the controversial punishment “treatment”.The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has taken the extremely rare move of imposing a total ban on the production and use of the ...
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