School safety

A view of Manchester Metropolitan University's Birley campus where hundreds of students have been told to self-isolate after over 100 of them tested positive for coronavirus, in Manchester, England, Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020. (Peter Byrne/PA via AP)
September 27, 2020 - 1:02 pm
LONDON (AP) — As authorities sought to contain COVID-19 outbreaks at British universities Sunday, some students complained they were being “imprisoned” in their dormitories and politicians debated whether young people should be allowed to go home for Christmas. Students at universities in Glasgow,...
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New York City Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza wears a mask during a news conference at the Mosaic Pre-K Center on the first day of school, Monday, Sept. 21, 2020, in New York. The city public schools delayed reopening for two weeks. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
September 25, 2020 - 8:16 pm
NEW YORK — New York City’s health commissioner has issued an order reiterating that private schools in some neighborhoods have to follow pandemic safety protocols. The directive comes amid concerns about an uptick in coronavirus cases in certain Brooklyn and Queens neighborhoods with large Orthodox...
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September 25, 2020 - 11:32 am
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The Cape Elizabeth School Department has agreed to remove any record of discipline against a student who posted a note about sexual assault in a bathroom last year, ending an almost yearlong lawsuit. Aela Mansmann, 16, sued the district when her high school suspended her for...
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FILE - In this Sept. 7, 2020, file photo, Des Moines Public School students and supporters march from Roosevelt High School to the Governor's Mansion at Terrace Hill to protest the cancellation of fall and winter extracurriculars, in Des Moines, Iowa. All in-person activities were suspended this month as the district's classroom instruction remains virtual. (Olivia Sun/The Des Moines Register via AP, File)
September 20, 2020 - 10:28 am
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Students in Iowa’s largest school system are facing the possibility that this most unusual school year could stretch into next summer, and the district could be hit with crippling bills because of a dispute with the governor over the safety of returning to classrooms during...
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September 09, 2020 - 5:34 pm
The Trump administration is moving forward with a policy that expands protections for religious groups on college campuses and threatens to cut federal education funding to colleges that violate free speech rules. The rule was issued by the Education Department Wednesday, less than two months...
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September 09, 2020 - 11:21 am
BOSTON (AP) — Black and Latino defendants in Massachusetts are more likely than white defendants to be locked up for drug and weapons offenses and get longer sentences than white people sent to prison for similar crimes, researchers at Harvard Law School said in a report released Wednesday. In a...
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FILE — This Jan. 17, 1966, file photo, shows part of the wreckage of the USAF B52 that crashed in Palomares, Spain, after a mid-air collision with a KC 135 aerial tanker during refueling. A federal appeals court heard arguments Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020, but did not issue a ruling, on whether there were flaws in data used by U.S. officials to deny benefits to veterans who say they became ill from radiation exposure while responding to a 1966 accident involving American hydrogen bombs in Spain. Yale Law School students are representing veterans in a class-action lawsuit. (AP Photo, File)
September 02, 2020 - 3:05 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs used flawed radiation data to deny disability benefits to veterans who responded to a 1966 plane accident involving U.S. hydrogen bombs in Spain, Yale Law School students told a federal appeals court Wednesday. The students are...
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The face on a replica of the Statue of Liberty covers with a protective face mask against the coronavirus Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020, in Seattle. The 1/18th scale replica on Seattle's Alki Beach was erected in 1952 and recast in 2006. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
August 26, 2020 - 6:06 pm
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. — A New York state university suspended 43 students Wednesday after a party on Lake Champlain, the latest school to clamp down on students for ignoring coronavirus restrictions. Officials at SUNY Plattsburgh said the students violated campus health and safety policies when they...
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Students gathering on the Syracuse University campus on Wednesday Aug. 19, 2020, in Syracuse, NY. Syracuse University has issued suspensions to 23 students in the wake of the large on-campus gathering that administrators say could force them to shut down campus. College officials announced the disciplinary action late Thursday, Aug. 21, 2020. (Walter Freeman via AP)
August 21, 2020 - 6:16 pm
Syracuse University has suspended 23 students following a large on-campus gathering, the latest example of college crackdowns on the kind of socializing that can spread the coronavirus and sink plans for in-person learning this semester. Syracuse officials announced the disciplinary action late...
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On the left, teacher Jeffrey Phillipe bags school textbooks and an iPad, Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020, in Miami's Little Haiti neighborhood. Faculty and staffers handed out iPads, text books, and other items to parents and guardians as Cathedral of St. Mary School distributed school supplies. (Carl Juste/Miami Herald via AP)
August 20, 2020 - 1:02 am
As schools across the U.S. decide whether to reopen this fall, many are left wondering how to know if it's safe. Public health experts say virus rates in the community should be low, but there's little agreement on a specific threshold or even a measurement. The federal government has largely left...
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