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Combining remote and in-person learning led to chaos, study finds

A small study of teachers across nine states finds that the hybrid solution - allowing children to learn remotely along with their in-person classmates - is the worst way to teach because it’s exhausting for teachers to toggle between the two modes and all students appear to learn less.... Read more»

Ducey's budget would spend $14.25 billion next year

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey’s final budget calls for $14.25 billion in spending for the 2023 fiscal year that includes nearly $1.4 billion in new spending, the bulk of which will be spending on K-12 education, water infrastructure, beefing up the state’s rainy day fund and expanding I-10. ... Read more»

As Omicron surges, effort to vaccinate young children stalls

The national effort to vaccinate children against COVID-19 has stalled - two months after Pfizer’s vaccine was authorized for children ages 5 to 11 - even as the Omicron variant upends schooling for millions of children amid staffing shortages, shutdowns and heated partisan battles.... Read more»

Librarians decry GOP moves to ban books in schools

Free-speech organizations, including state and national library associations, describe the GOP’s push in at least 30 states to rid school libraries of books they denounce as inappropriate or even pornographic as the biggest such assault in decades. ... Read more»

Biden to unveil plan to blunt potential COVID surge this winter

Reimbursements for at-home rapid COVID-19 tests, tougher testing requirements for international travelers and more emergency response teams to aid states combating infection spikes are the latest steps to fight COVID-19 that President Joe Biden will be announcing Thursday.... Read more»