PA. GOVERNOR VETOES school sports spectator bill

AND WHAT’S NEXT? BRIAN SCHOOLS ARE CAUGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF THIS TUG-OF-WAR IN HARRISBURG. MOST ARE FOLLOWING THE CURRENT GUIDELINES THAT ARE IN EFFECT, BUT THAT COULD CHANGE IF THE LEGISLATURE OVERRID THE GOVERNOR’S PLAN VETO. I’M ALWAYS AMAZED AT POLITICIANS THINKING THAT THEY CA SOMEHOW WAVE A MAGIC WAND AND SUSPEND SORT OF REALITY GOVERNOR. TOM WOLF SAYS THE THREAT FROM CORONAVIRUS IS STILL HERE AND LARGE GATHERINGS INCLUDING THOSE AT SPORTING EVENTS POSE A HEALTH RISK, SO HE WANTS TO KEEP ATTENDANCE LIMITS AT 254 OUTDOOR. 725 FOR INSIDE EVENT VERY UNFORTUNATE THAT THE GOVERNOR DOESN’T TRUST OUR SCHOOL DISTRICTS ACROSS PENNSYLVANIA TO MAKE DECISIONS. AND WHAT’S THE BEST INTEREST FOR THEIR COMMUNITY AND THE STATE HOUSE AND SENATE OVERWHELMINGLY PASSED A SPECTATORS BILL GIVING SCHOOL DISTRICTS THE AUTHORITY TO DETERMINE ATTENDANCE THEY CAN NOW VOTE TO OVERRIDE THE VETO THE PEOPLE STICK TO THEIR COMMITMENT TO … Read More

Florida teacher’s union calls for governor to maintain funding in schools and transparency

President Andrew Spar with the Florida Education Association said Florida school districts are struggling to keep classrooms staffed with teachers adding the pandemic is to blame.

“Create that stability, guarantee no cuts, zero cuts for the education budget. Keep the money that was promised for the 20-21 school year in place,” Spar said.

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Through a letter, Spar called for Governor Ron DeSantis to maintain education funding as it was designed in the 2020-2021 General Appropriations Act.

On Friday Parents from several school districts along with Orange County Public school board member, Angie Gallo, were present during a virtual press conference held by the FEA.

Gallo explained how OCPS is being transparent about COVID-19 cases in schools by launching a new dashboard online for parents and

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SC governor, education leaders announce ‘intermediate solution’ for virtual learning in rural areas

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) – On Wednesday, state leaders unveiled a new education initiative called datacasting that will bring instructional content to students living in areas with limited or no broadband internet access.



a screen shot of a computer monitor sitting on top of a table: Datacasting technology supports the delivery of instructional content to students living in areas with limited or no broadband access.


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Datacasting technology supports the delivery of instructional content to students living in areas with limited or no broadband access.

Datacasting technology supports the delivery of instructional content to students living in areas with limited or no broadband access. SCETV said they plan to serve approximately 5,000 students across 34 school districts in the state.

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Governor Henry McMaster and State Superintendent Molly Spearman

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Governor won’t say whether he would get COVID-19 vaccination

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Governor floats plan for schools turning to virtual education to receive 100% of state funding | Government and Politics

Jennifer McCormick, the Republican state superintendent of public instruction, said the Indiana Department of Education still is reviewing the governor’s proposal “for its potential financial benefits and consequences.”

“This delay is just that — a delay,” McCormick said. “Hoosier schools deserve a solution to secure 100% funding as districts are bargaining, budgeting and preparing for the next 18 months.”

State Sen. Eddie Melton, D-Gary, the top Democrat on the Senate Education Committee, said he does not consider the governor’s potential solution to be a victory for Hoosier schools.

“All this ‘solution’ does is kick the can down the road. The governor has still failed to give any assurance that public school funding will not see any cuts for the 2020-21 school year due to the pandemic,” Melton said.

“Schools are looking for definitive actions and solutions in a time of uncertainty. Pushing back the September (student) count until December is

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Governor Won’t Say Whether He Would Get COVID-19 Vaccination | Tennessee News

By TRAVIS LOLLER, Associated Press

Nashville, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee on Thursday would not say whether he would be vaccinated against COVID-19 when a vaccine becomes available. His comments came during a news conference at which he also announced that the Education Department will provide information on COVID-19 cases in public schools.

Public health departments are being told to prepare to distribute COVID-19 vaccines as early as Nov. 1. and Lee said the state is working to develop a distribution plan.

But the Republican also called a decision to vaccinate a personal choice and said he would do what he would want all Tennesseans to do. “I’ll determine if I believe it is safe and effective and talk to my doctor,” Lee said.

Tennessee Health Commissioner Lisa Piercey said at the news conference that the Nov. 1 date should be taken as a loose timeframe for when

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Governor backs delay to possible Indiana school funding cuts

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana’s public schools would be assured of full state funding for the rest of this year under a plan announced by the governor Wednesday to sidestep a warning from a top fellow Republican that schools could face a 15% cut if they didn’t hold in-person classes.

Republican Gov. Eric Holcomb said he and GOP legislative leaders would ask the State Board of Education to delay an updated count of student enrollment until at least December — a step that will put off any changes in the state money going to school districts.


Holcomb said that would give assurances to school officials that decisions to hold only online classes to stem the spread of coronavirus infections would not deal a blow to their finances.

“Ideally, we want them in a classroom, but we want them in

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Governor Backs Delay to Possible Indiana School Funding Cuts | Indiana News

By TOM DAVIES, Associated Press

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana’s public schools would be assured of full state funding for the rest of this year under a plan announced by the governor Wednesday to sidestep a warning from a top fellow Republican that schools could face a 15% cut if they didn’t hold in-person classes.

Republican Gov. Eric Holcomb said he and GOP legislative leaders would ask the State Board of Education to delay an updated count of student enrollment until at least December — a step that will put off any changes in the state money going to school districts.

Holcomb said that would give assurances to school officials that decisions to hold only online classes to stem the spread of coronavirus infections would not deal a blow to their finances.

“Ideally, we want them in a classroom, but we want them in a safe classroom,” Holcomb said. “If that’s

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