Arkansas school shooting: Student reportedly shot on first day of in-person learning

A student was reportedly shot at an Arkansas middle school early Monday. The incident at the Watson Chapel Junior High School in Pine Bluff came on the first day district schools were returning to full-day instruction after months of coronavirus restrictions, KARK-TV reported. The wounded student was taken to Arkansas Children’s Hospital by helicopter, according to KATV-TV.  Another youngster was in police custody, the outlet said.  “There … Continue reading Arkansas school shooting: Student reportedly shot on first day of in-person learning

Edgenuity’s software wasn’t meant for a pandemic. That didn’t stop some school districts.

Interviews with eight parents in five states showed how Edgenuity software was pressed into duty by some school districts as an all-in-one approach to remote learning. When Nevada high schooler Simone Gardella scored a zero on a short writing assignment early last fall, she thought the grade was inaccurate. But she couldn’t find out what she might have done wrong. No human teacher had read … Continue reading Edgenuity’s software wasn’t meant for a pandemic. That didn’t stop some school districts.

Say What Now? Drunk New York School Bus Driver Took Students to Pick Up McDonald’s

There’s not much that’s surprising in 2020, but this is awful close. An Upstate New York school bus driver has been arrested after driving drunk with students onboard and stopping at a McDonald’s restaurant for breakfast. via: Complex The New York Post reports that Lashonda Griffin was arrested at the Gates Chili School District’s bus depot on Friday in Rochester, New York. She passed out after dropping … Continue reading Say What Now? Drunk New York School Bus Driver Took Students to Pick Up McDonald’s

Arizona school district cancels classes after teachers call out sick over coronavirus concerns

A school district in Arizona has canceled its plans to reopen Monday after several teachers called out sick, leading to “insufficient staffing levels.” “We have received an overwhelming response from staff indicating that they do not feel safe returning to classrooms with students,” Gregory Wyman, the superintendent of the J.O. Combs Unified School District, said in a letter to families posted online Friday. “In response, we have … Continue reading Arizona school district cancels classes after teachers call out sick over coronavirus concerns

New Orleans student who kneeled on teen’s neck is disciplined by school

A New Orleans student was disciplined over a photo that showed him kneeling on the neck of another teenager, according to local media outlets. Holy Cross School, a boys’ K-12 college-preparatory school, addressed the incident in a statement Monday on social media. “It has come to our attention that a photo with caption was posted earlier on social media pages of an individual in our school … Continue reading New Orleans student who kneeled on teen’s neck is disciplined by school

2nd-grade student tests positive for the coronavirus after 1st day of school

A second-grade student in Georgia tested positive for the coronavirus after attending the first day of school, leading the district to ask 20 other students and a teacher to self-quarantine for two weeks. Parents were notified of the diagnosis on Tuesday, the Cherokee County School District said in a statement. The child, a student at Sixes Elementary School in Canton, about 44 miles north of Atlanta, did … Continue reading 2nd-grade student tests positive for the coronavirus after 1st day of school