Cleveland Heights-University Heights City School District votes to strip healthcare benefits for striking teachers

The Board of Education for Cleveland Heights-University Heights City School District (CH-UH) has voted to strip healthcare benefits from striking teachers, counselors, nurses, and other school support professionals, the Cleveland Heights Teachers Union (CHTU) revealed in a release on Friday.

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Last week, the CHTU filed a notice to strike following months of negotiations between the union and school district on a new contract. The CHTU’s strike is set to begin on Wednesday, Dec. 2.

“This outrageous move by our Board of Education is a heavy-handed attempt to quash our collective action by taking away our health insurance during the peak of a global pandemic,” CHTU President Karen Rego said in a release. “We made the hard decision to plan for a strike to protect the quality health insurance that we have gained over the years by forgoing wage increases, and now the district is

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Written comments to state education department includes call to exempt school districts from Proposition 2-1/2

The Student Opportunity Act legislation approved nearly a year ago, intended to equitably distribute Chapter 70 state education aid, especially to districts most in need, is a hot issue.

Comments from numerous municipal state, and local school officials, released Wednesday morning by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, show concerns about losing thousands if not millions of dollars in Chapter 70 aid.

The comments also include advocacy for exempting municipalities from Proposition 2-1/2 -– as a means to ensure cities and towns have the money to fund their share of public education costs.

This state law says communities cannot raise taxes more than 2.5% annually unless voters approve the measure in a referendum vote.

One school superintendent says this should be raised to 4%.

Ludlow resident Elizabeth Zielinski is the school superintendent at Ralph C. Mahar Regional and School Union 73 districts. It comprises Orange, Wendell, Petersham and New

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Austin school leaders press for education spending as tight budget awaits lawmakers – News – Austin American-Statesman

When the coronavirus pandemic abruptly shuttered schools in March, Austin school leaders scrambled to transition learning online but it quickly became clear that thousands of students without access to the internet and a home computer were being left behind.

District leaders dipped into reserves to spend millions of dollars upgrading technology and getting students WiFi access, laptops and other learning devices. Staff prepared and delivered meals to district families to ensure children remained fed while campuses were closed, and the district purchased masks, gloves, face shields and gallons of hand sanitizer for employees.

The scene played out in school systems across Texas.

As the unexpected costs piled up, the boost in public education funding approved by the Legislature last year proved to be a lifeline. But, as lawmakers prepare to write a new two-year budget amid cost-cutting pressures, school district officials in Austin worry that the hard-fought funding gains will

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Sun Prairie’s Brady Stevens commits to Upper Iowa University for football, baseball | High School Football

Sun Prairie senior Brady Stevens announced on Twitter he has committed to Upper Iowa University and plans to play football and baseball.

The 6-foot-3, 180-pound Stevens was a second-team all-conference selection as a quarterback in the Big Eight Conference in 2019.


He was an honorable-mention choice as a

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Top NJ Public University The College of New Jersey Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Nationally Leading Health School

11/23/2020, Ewing Township // KISSPR //

EWING, NJ November 23, 2020- At the 50th Anniversary Gala of the School of Nursing, Health, and Exercise Science at The College of New Jersey held Friday, November 13, 2020, participants celebrated the extraordinary achievements earning the school deserved recognition as one of the most successful health programs in the nation.

Addressing administrators, staff, faculty, students and alumni attending online, TCNJ President Kathryn A. Foster praised the school’s nationally relevant accomplishments, saying “This School has been at the forefront of the pandemic.” TCNJ Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Jeffrey Osborn stressed the “spectacular student outcomes -100 percent pass rate on National Council Licensure Exam and graduate nursing certification, and 95 percent on PRAXIS for the health and exercise science teaching exam.”

School Dean Carole Kenner, along with Master of Ceremonies and Dean of the School of the Arts and Communication Maurice Hall,

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Men’s college basketball: Where former Oregon high school stars will play at the Division 1 level in 2020-21

The 2019-20 men’s college basketball season screeched to a disappointing halt with no NCAA Tournament because of the coronavirus.

Division 1 teams return to the hardcourt this week in hopes of a more complete 2020-21 season, complete with a bubble finish.

From Seattle in the Northwest to Jackson, Mississippi, in the Southeast, and from Las Cruces, New Mexico, in the Southwest to Burlington, Vermont, in the Northeast, we found 33 Oregon high school graduates who will be playing Division 1 men’s college basketball this winter.

Below are the Division 1 locals. If you know of any local men playing Division 1 basketball not on this list, email Mike Swanson at [email protected]

Immanuel Allen, Lakeridge

Abilene Christian

6-4 sophomore guard

Isaiah Amato, Central Catholic

Eastern Washington

6-5 freshman guard

Alexis Angeles, Tualatin

Portland State

6-2 junior guard

Nolan Bertain, West Linn

Texas A&M-Corpus Christi

6-4 senior guard

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Connecticut launches program to bring college students into classrooms to help school staffing shortages and teacher diversity

As Connecticut schools struggle to remain open through staffing shortages caused by COVID-19, state and school officials announced Friday an initiative to bring college students majoring in education into elementary school classrooms.


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The NextGen Educators program was created through a partnership between the state Department of Education and Central Connecticut State University. It places students who are studying to become educators in public school classrooms, where they will support experienced teachers two to three days a week. Under supervision, the college students may lead small group instruction, develop lesson plans or assist with new technology for online learning. The program also focuses on increasing teacher diversity.

Unlike student teachers, NextGen Educators will not earn school credits for their work, but they are expected to be paid a similar rate to substitute teachers, about $100 per day. Shauna Tucker, the education department’s chief talent officer, noted the initiative is

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Berea school board backs effort to fix Ohio’s education funding formula

BEREA, Ohio — The Berea Board of Education at its Nov. 16 meeting passed a resolution endorsing the Fair School Funding Plan and urging state lawmakers to pass legislation aimed at fixing Ohio’s unconstitutional funding formula for education.

District Treasurer/CFO Jill Rowe presented the district’s five-year financial forecast to the board and indicated lawmakers are attempting to get the new funding law passed by Dec. 15.

“It’s very exciting news,” Rowe said. “In our current funding model, we’re compared (financially) to state averages and other school districts. This new model funds us locally and keeps the money here for our kids.”

The district currently receives $6,020 in state funding per student. If a child living in Berea, Brook Park, or Middleburg Heights attends a non-public school, however, Rowe said the per-student allocation is taken directly from the district’s bank account and given to the private/charter/community school.

The new state

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American Public University System Renames its School of Business in Honor of President Emeritus Dr. Wallace E. Boston

Dr. Boston led APUS as President and CEO during a period of accelerated growth – in both student enrollment and revenue. APUS has 86,300 active students (as of Sept. 30, 2020), roughly ten times the size of the student body at the start of his 15-year tenure. Dr. Boston, now president emeritus at APUS, previously served as APUS president up until his retirement in August 2020 and had also served as CEO of APEI through September 2019.  

“Dr. Boston has an unwavering commitment to student success and has not only built our university into a premier online higher education provider, he has helped define the future of online education,” said APUS Board of Trustees Chairman Alfred M. Gray, the 29th Commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps. “Our School of Business is building on this strong foundation, and it provides a relevant, accessible and inclusive learning environment for

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CT education official: COVID school closures a local decision

While the nation’s largest public school system is shutting down as New York City’s seven-day COVID-19 positivity rate has surpassed 3 percent, there are

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