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Reports Of Cheating At Colleges Soar During The Pandemic

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| Many universities have seen increases in academic misconduct. And while cutting corners took on different forms during the pandemic, the jury is still out on whether cheating actually went up.

A Vaccine For Children Is Not Likely To Be Approved Until The End Of Year


The director of the National Institutes of Health, Dr. Francis Collins, says that after vaccine companies submit their trial data, the FDA will have to review it, which could take time.


New York City, The Country's Largest School System, Mandates Teacher Vaccinations


About 148,000 school employees, and contractors who work in schools, will have to have at least a first dose by Sept. 27. At least 63% of all school employees already have been vaccinated.

High School Is Accused Of Censorship As Officials Rip Out Yearbook Pages On The News


Administrators tore out a two-page timeline depicting recent events, including the police killing of George Floyd, the COVID-19 pandemic, and the Jan. 6 insurrection. They cited "community backlash."

A California School District Mandates Vaccines For Eligible Students


Local teachers' unions were in strong support of a vaccine mandate for students, a district spokesman told NPR.

Education Department Will Erase $5.8 Billion In Loans For Borrowers With Disabilities


Education Secretary Miguel Cardona announced that over 323,000 borrowers who have significant and permanent disabilities will qualify for the relief from student loan debt.

Polls: Parents Support School Mask Mandates But Oppose Student Vaccine Requirements


Recent surveys by the Kaiser Family Foundation and the RAND Corporation give some insight into how parents are trying to navigate sending their children back to school as the pandemic continues.

Teachers In Washington State Must Get Fully Vaccinated — Or They Could Be Fired


The mandate, effective Oct. 18, applies to all K-12 teachers and staff in the state. The news comes as states around the country grapple with rising cases and the return of in-person schooling.

In Florida, Texas And Arizona, Defiant School Leaders Are Sticking With Mask Mandates


A legal tug of war is playing out in Texas, while Florida districts that enforce mask mandates could risk a state investigation and lost funding. Here's where the school masking battles stand.