For parents, teachers and administrators taking a toilet break and/or any kind of well-deserved respite from dealing with the NEXTGEN . . . We share info on the education trends . . .
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Classroom Legislation Examined
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A breakdown by the federal government of state anti-bullying laws shows how Missouri and Kansas stack up nationally. After students at Lee's Summit High School walked out after a bullying incident, KSHB 41 decided to look into anti-bullying laws on both sides of the border.
Free Money For Scholars & Families . . .
The Missouri Department of Social Services has reopened the Summer Pandemic-EBT application until Oct. 10th providing a short window for eligible families to apply for and receive the $375 per student, summer benefit retroactively.
Crying Foul . . .
RAYTOWN, MO (KCTV) -- The Raytown C-2 School District has confirmed that it is looking into an allegation of misconduct after students and parents with the volleyball team raised concerns. The district sent the following statement to KCTV5 News of Thursday: "The Raytown C-2 School District takes all allegations of misconduct very seriously and holds our coaches and staff to high professional and ethical standards.
Schools Crackdown On Social Media . . .
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - In a letter to parents Wednesday, a Blue Springs School District middle school principal said an investigation is ongoing into a private social media conversation among students.
Health Threats For Students Abound . . .
Children's Mercy Hospital sees more MIS-C patients now than ever before; Physicians discuss vaccines
On Oct. 26 the FDA will review data on Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5-11. Physicians at Children's Mercy Hospital say they are anxious and excited.Children's Mercy Hospital is seeing more children with COVID-19 come through its doors in the last few months than it did for the first several months of the pandemic.
Life Lesson: More masks . . .
OLATHE, Kan. - Members of Olathe's Board of Education voted Thursday night to keep its masking policy in place. At least for now. The district enacted it's universal mask policy in August. It's requires everyone to wear a mask indoors unless a student or staff member has a medical waiver.
COVID Mask Lesson Plan For Today . . .
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Health officials are frustrated that many school boards remain reluctant to adopt mask mandates, even though most COVID-19 outbreaks in Kansas schools are occurring in districts without such requirements. The state has 68 active school clusters, down from 79 a week ago, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment announced Wednesday.
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