Biden order could change how colleges handle sex misconduct
Biden also signed a second executive order formally establishing the White House Gender Policy Council, which his transition team had announced before he took office. Any effort to rewrite DeVos’ rules would have to go through a federal rulemaking process that can take years to complete. AdRepublicans slammed Biden’s move and defended DeVos’ rules. The scope of cases that colleges must address is also likely to be expanded again under the Biden administration, he said. Biden is starting the process even as DeVos' policy faces ongoing legal challenges.
In NYC and LA, returning pupils face battery of virus tests
The city's plans to send kids back into classrooms rely on an ambitious plan to do random virus testing of pupils and staff throughout the school year. The New York and Los Angeles systems are respectively the nation's largest and 2nd-largest school districts. New York City elementary school students began returning to school buildings Tuesday after starting the year remote. Middle and high school students started going back Thursday. Boston Public Schools will offer random virus testing to 5% of teachers weekly, under an agreement with the teachers union.
Trump pushes state, local leaders to reopen schools in fall
(AP Photo/Alex Brandon)President Donald Trump launched an all-out effort pressing state and local officials to reopen schools this fall, arguing that some are keeping schools closed not because of the risks from the coronavirus pandemic but for political reasons. They think its going to be good for them politically, so they keep the schools closed," Trump said Tuesday at a White House discussion on school plans for the fall. We want to reopen the schools, Trump said. At the White House event, Trump repeated his claim that Democrats want to keep schools closed for political reasons and not health reasons. Students' mental and emotional health along with their parents' was repeatedly raised in the argument to reopen schools.
Obama grabs burgers with Education Secretary Duncan
Obama grabs burgers with Education Secretary Duncan Joined by Education Secretary Arne Duncan, President Obama made his second unplanned off-campus excursion this week with a trip to local burger joint FireFlies Restaurant in Alexandria, Va.cbsnews.com
Edward Waters College receives $1.2 million grant
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Edward Waters College in Jacksonville is among 97 historically black colleges and universities that are receiving grants from the U.S. Department of Education. While EWC will receive $1,297,176, Florida A&M University will receive $6.6 million, Bethune-Cookman University will receive $2.9 million and Albany State College was awarded $3.7 million. In addition, funds may be used for the purchase, rental, or lease of scientific or laboratory equipment and the development of academic instruction in disciplines in which African-Americans are underrepresented. "HBCUs have made enduring, even staggering contributions to American life despite the steep financial challenges many have faced," U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said in a release. "The grants will help these important institutions continue to provide their students with the quality education they need to compete in the global economy."