Collin’s Recent Stories
Health Jul 09Vaccinated teachers and students can forgo masks inside schools, CDC says
The changes come amid a national vaccination campaign in which children as young as 12 are eligible to get shots, as well as a general decline in COVID-19 hospitalizations and deaths.
Education Jun 16Biden admin extends Title IX protections to transgender students
In a policy directive, the department said discrimination based on a student's sexual orientation or gender identity will be treated as a violation of federal sex discrimination law.
Education May 13Chief of teachers union is ‘all in’ on full fall reopening
The president of the American Federation of Teachers called Thursday for a full return to in-person learning in the fall, saying the union is "all in" on bringing students back to the classroom.
Education May 06Remote learning still widespread even after Biden hits goal
The Education Department has released survey data finding that 54% of public schools below high school offered full-time classroom learning in March. But most students were still learning at least partly away from school.
Education Mar 16Schools weigh whether to seat students closer together
New evidence that it may be safe for schools to seat students three feet apart could offer a way to return more of the nation’s children to classrooms with limited space.
Politics Mar 08WATCH: Biden delivers remarks ahead of signing gender equity orders
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.
Politics Mar 01WATCH: Senate confirms Cardona as Biden’s education secretary
He takes charge of the Education Department amid mounting tension between Americans who believe students can safely return to the classroom now, and others who say the risks are still too great.
Politics Feb 16Biden extends pandemic help for homeowners, renters wait
President Joe Biden is extending a ban on housing foreclosures to June 30, but the actions don’t address a federal moratorium through March 31 on evictions.
Education Feb 12CDC says strong evidence in-person schooling can be done safely
Its roadmap for reopening schools emphasizes mask wearing and social distancing and other actions, saying vaccination of teachers is important but not a prerequisite for reopening.
Politics Feb 11WATCH: White House says it will defer to CDC on reopening schools
Press secretary Jen Psaki made the comment on Thursday amid criticism that President Joe Biden has not acted aggressively enough on reopening schools.