In addition to targeting Juul and other well-known e-cigarette manufacturers, the latest lawsuit by the Peoria, Ill. district and others is aimed at the giant retail pharmacy chain.
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About 18 percent of all teachers and 27 percent of all principals are 55 years old or older, putting them at higher risk for COVID-19.
Maryland's announcement Wednesday that school buildings won't reopen this academic year marked a a sobering milestone in the disruption to American education caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
Dougherty County, a largely black school district in an region heavily affected by coronavirus, is no longer subject to desegregation orders first imposed in 1963.
Teacher Appreciation Week this year falls at a time when nearly all teachers in the country are working remotely. But principals are going all out to show teachers that they recognize and appreciate their efforts amid the coronavirus school closures.
Superintendent Joseph Meloche, of the Cherry Hill Public Schools in New Jersey, convenes regular conversations with high school seniors to help him figure out how to handle the end-of-year rituals that have been upended by the coronavirus pandemic.
Hourly workers make up more than a quarter of districts' budgets and some superintendents are deciding they can no longer afford to pay them to not work.
To keep workers on the job, some districts are offering time-and-a-half or double pay for employees who prepare and distribute schools meals to families.
To make up for lost opportunities for college admissions testing during the coronavirus crisis, the board plans to offer the test more often in the fall, including some test administrations during the school day.