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Biden officially begins transition

It took a little longer than usual, but as enough states certify their votes, the results of the election become clear, and Joe Biden gets to work.

New NASA, ESA satellite to continue ocean study

NASA & the European Space Agency launched a new satellite into space on a SpaceX rocket to continue a 30-year study of the oceans.

Trump claims equal protection violation in PA votes

A US district court judged has dismissed a lawsuit in Pa. filed by the Trump campaign claiming a violation of 14th-Amendment rights.

NSF decommissions a huge radio telescope

The large, iconic Arecibo scope can't be fixed safely. A big set of ears on the cosmos now hears only silence.

Inclusion a theme for National Book Award

The winner this year in Young People's Literature tells the story of a black boy and his deceased brother, a gay friend, and the Louisiana bayou.

Arts

Alton Sr. H.S. orchestra plays Bach

An orchestra concert at Alton Sr HS in IL featured Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No. 3. The video ended just a tad short of the end.

Noguchi sculpture added to Rose Garden

The First Lady announced the first sculpture by an Asian American artist in the White House collection. It's in the Rose Garden.

Black marching band costumes were insensitive

A bad costume choice (similar to blackface) results in the public censuring of a Western Pennsylvania school district.

Liberty High Drama posts a children’s masterpiece

High school musical productions are virtual these days. They still delight hundreds but require a little more technical skill in a new medium.

Athletics

College recruiting changes & cuts to athletics

High school athletes are facing additional challenges because of the pandemic, including recruiting changes and dropped programs.

National Signing Day for high school athletes

National Signing Day is the 1st day student-athletes can commit to attend a university or college. It's usually a big party.

Biden officially begins transition

It took a little longer than usual, but as enough states certify their votes, the results of the election become clear, and Joe Biden gets to work.

Trump claims equal protection violation in PA votes

A US district court judged has dismissed a lawsuit in Pa. filed by the Trump campaign claiming a violation of 14th-Amendment rights.

New NASA, ESA satellite to continue ocean study

NASA & the European Space Agency launched a new satellite into space on a SpaceX rocket to continue a 30-year study of the oceans.

Alton Sr. H.S. orchestra plays Bach

An orchestra concert at Alton Sr HS in IL featured Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No. 3. The video ended just a tad short of the end.

Recent Stories

Noguchi sculpture added to Rose Garden

The First Lady announced the first sculpture by an Asian American artist in the White House collection. It's in the Rose Garden.

Obituary: Mike Padron; teacher of the most delicate

The loss of a much-loved teacher at an alternative school in Rockford, IL, can affect students' sense of a meaningful future.

Hope that Biden will not advance privatization

Will Joe Biden's education secretary make a dent in the universal privatization efforts now under way among public schools in the U.S.?

On World Children’s Day, the world fails children

Not to pressure schools back to in-person learning, but there's no doubt e-learning is ineffective and kids are suffering socially and emotionally.

Student Reports

Biden officially begins transition

It took a little longer than usual, but as enough states certify their votes, the results of the election become clear, and Joe Biden gets to work.

Alton Sr. H.S. orchestra plays Bach

An orchestra concert at Alton Sr HS in IL featured Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No. 3. The video ended just a tad short of the end.

Students vote on the voting system

Maybe it's time to think about eliminating the role the Electoral College plays in our democracy, some N.C. students think.

College recruiting changes & cuts to athletics

High school athletes are facing additional challenges because of the pandemic, including recruiting changes and dropped programs.

Reopening dilemma persists in the U.S.

We’re in the middle of a pandemic, but we all know it’s best for learning for students to be in schools with their friends and teachers.

Volleyball teams continue to dig for a cure

Girls' volleyball teams, whether in clubs or in high schools, have a common cause in October: doing what they can to cure breast cancer.

An everlasting in-person / e-learning debate

Students will do whatever school administrators tell them to do with regard to e-learning, but all approaches have risks that require balance.

Outbreak at a Utah school with in-person learning

The worst fear of many teachers and parents is that resuming in-person learning will lead to a Covid-19 outbreak among students and staff.

E-learning fails our students & teachers

Some Md. students, teachers, & parents are exasperated with e-learning and are throwing in the towel. When will this bad experiment end?

Chicago students petition for e-learning changes

Studies about e-learning's poor quality of "learning" are on the books. Now students are starting to make their voices heard.

Marching band still meaningful in the days of Covid

Some seniors get to have a semblance of a marching band season, even during the pandemic. One drum major from Arkansas told us what that means.

Maryland & Illinois

Obituary: Mike Padron; teacher of the most delicate

The loss of a much-loved teacher at an alternative school in Rockford, IL, can affect students' sense of a meaningful future.

U.S. can’t divert CARES funds from public schools

A federal judge in Calif. has ruled that US Education Sec. Betsy DeVos can't divert funds from the CARES Act to private schools.

SD 200 takes an ‘adaptive pause’ on reopening

With new Covid-19 records, we wonder whether school reopening for in-person instruction has been put on an indefinite hold.

Amid Covid spike, Md. schools rethink reopening

Not so fast, schools say to planned returns to in-person learning across Md., given a spike in Covid-19 cases in the state.

IL announces Teacher of the Year

Justin Johnson, a band teacher at Niles West High School in Skokie, has been named the 2020-21 Illinois Teacher of the Year.