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Getting back to school

Education | Large facilities will require significant changes, but it will be business as usual for most small schools
by Laura Edghill
Posted 5/27/20, 05:38 pm

Sunshine Bible Academy and Dakota Christian School are calmly planning a “pretty normal” start to the school year in August.

“Honestly, especially since we’re in such a rural area, I don’t know that we will be terribly affected,” Dakota Christian School CEO Jeremy Boer said. The private Christian school in Corsica, S.D., switched to distance learning in the middle of March due to the coronavirus pandemic. It plans to resume on-site classes in August.

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Pushing for due process on campus

Education | Updated rules about sexual assault in schools receive a mixed response
by Laura Edghill
Posted 5/20/20, 07:29 pm

New Title IX regulations released on May 6 by the U.S. Department of Education could strengthen due process rights for those accused of sexual harassment and violence on campus while also shoring up support for victims. But some victims’ advocates said the requirement to have live disciplinary hearings could keep traumatized victims from coming forward.

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Seniors mark socially distanced graduations

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 5/15/20, 12:02 pm

The coronavirus has canceled traditional graduation ceremonies for high school and college seniors across the country, but that hasn’t stopped students and their families from celebrating. Notables such as former President Barack Obama are pitching in for a televised prime-time commencement special for 2020’s high school seniors on Saturday night. NBA star LeBron James, Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai, singer Ben Platt, and others are participating in the show, which will air at 8 p.m. EDT on ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC, and more than 20 other channels and streaming networks.

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