Colleges seek cover from lawsuits over coronavirus spread

Colleges seek cover from lawsuits over coronavirus spread

College presidents have been considering steps to safely reopen campuses for the fall, including mandatory coronavirus testing, robust contact-tracing efforts and class-size reductions. Whether those measures would shield institutions from a lawsuit remains unclear. Legal experts say students or employees at a college who were sickened by the virus would likely still sue their institution. […]
Districts seek distance ed ELL improvement ahead of fall

Districts seek distance ed ELL improvement ahead of fall

Dive Brief: Many of the nation’s 5 million English language learners lost English instruction time when schools shifted to remote learning. In preparation for fall, some districts are considering hybrid approaches that combine online education with limited in-person...
School meal programs seek relief, plan for uncertain summer

School meal programs seek relief, plan for uncertain summer

UPDATE: May 12, 2020: The Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions Act, introduced Tuesday in the U.S. House of Representatives, includes $3 billion to support school nutrition programs. It also include a 15% increase in the maximum Supplemental...
Stakeholders seek peaceful resolution of impasse

Stakeholders seek peaceful resolution of impasse

Some stakeholders in the education sector on Wednesday called for an amicable resolution of the impasse between the Federal Government and members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) that had resulted in a national strike by university teachers. The...