Alberta Minister of Education not counting on school mask mandate despite early, numerous student absences | Globalnews.ca – Global News | Team Cansler

Alberta’s Secretary of Education reiterated her government’s line that despite early and high student absences, Albertans should not expect mask requirements in schools. “We have made it very clear that we do not anticipate a masking mandate,” Adriana LaGrange told an independent news conference on Wednesday, adding that students and staff can make the “personal … Read more

Edmonton Public Schools seek advice from Chief Medical Officer of Health as illness escalates – Global News | Team Cansler

The Edmonton Public School Board will be reaching out to Alberta’s Chief Medical Officer of Health (CMOH) for advice on how to deal with an increase in disease in its schools. During a Tuesday morning board meeting, the trustees voted to write a letter to the CMOH requesting thresholds to determine when additional health protocols, … Read more

Edmonton Public Schools tells province to bring back mask mandates during disease outbreaks – Edmonton | Globalnews.ca – Global News | Team Cansler

The Edmonton Public School Board will be reaching out to Alberta’s Chief Medical Officer of Health (CMOH) for advice on how to deal with an increase in disease in its schools. During a Tuesday morning board meeting, the trustees voted to write a letter to the CMOH requesting thresholds to determine when additional health protocols, … Read more

Alberta Schools See Significant Increase in Respiratory Illness-Related Absence – The Globe and Mail | Team Cansler

A wave of respiratory infections is sweeping through the Alberta student body with a frequency not normally seen this early in the year. Some schools report that more than one in five children is ill, and school boards are struggling to find substitute teachers. At least two dozen schools have surpassed the 20 percent absentee … Read more

Before finalizing your open registration options, check out these tips – GOBankingRates | Team Cansler

PeopleImages / iStock.com The final months of the year aren’t just for turkey and mistletoe — they’re also when Americans participate in open enrollment for health insurance. Regardless of what type of plan you’ve signed up for, it’s important to review your choices carefully to ensure you’re making the right ones. Discover: 4 changes you … Read more

Immigrant success began with a dream of an education – Columbia Gorge News | Team Cansler

Alicia Ramirez WHITE SALMON – As a kid growing up in Mexico, one of Alicia Ramirez’s dreams was just graduating from high school. Today, she works for The Next Door, serves on the Washington Gorge Action Programs (WAGAP) board of directors, and celebrates that her oldest son recently graduated with honors and is the first … Read more

Report Finds Pandemic’s Deep Impact on Education in Virginia – The Associated Press – en Español | Team Cansler

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia’s teaching workforce is smaller, unhappier and less qualified than it was before the COVID-19 pandemic, Virginia’s bipartisan legislative watchdog said Monday in a report calling for the state to increase funding to address the address the problem. Staffers at the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission (JLARC) told lawmakers this … Read more

Massive setbacks in learning show far-reaching burden on children from COVID – US News & World Report | Team Cansler

By BIANCA VAZQUEZ TONESS and SHARON LURYE, AP Education Writers The COVID-19 pandemic has destroyed the well-being of poor children, not only by closing their schools, but also by taking away their parents’ jobs, making their families and teachers ill, and adding chaos and fear to their daily lives. The extent of the disruption to … Read more

2022 Election Guide: Nebraska State Board of Education District 8 – Omaha World-Herald | Team Cansler

One of the most hotly contested races in all of Nebraska this fall includes seats on the Nebraska State Board of Education. The board of eight has a total of four positions up for grabs this year, and all four have raced. This includes the location in Omaha, District 8, where incumbent Deborah Neary is … Read more

Canadian Education Workers Call for Zero COVID as Deadly Eighth Wave Gains Momentum – WSWS | Team Cansler

The following article, submitted to the World Socialist Web Site by two education workers, warns of the devastating impact Canada’s eighth wave of COVID-19 is already having in schools. Aviva is a Toronto-based teacher and Laurent is an educational assistant in the Montreal area. Faced with the catastrophic and murderous pandemic response of the governments … Read more