Etobicoke Catholic school closed to in-person learning due to COVID-19 outbreak – Toronto |

An Etobicoke Catholic school is temporarily closed to in-person learning and activities due to a COVID-19 outbreak. The Toronto Catholic District School Board (TCDSB) said on Twitter that as a result of direction from Toronto Public Health (TPH), Transfiguration of Our Lord Catholic School is being temporarily dismissed effective Friday. The school is located near … Read more

Harris County DA’s office is funding a program to provide trauma-informed care to sexual assault survivors at universities | Houston Public Media

FILE – In this Aug. 18, 2010, file photo, a victim of domestic violence, who calls herself, “Sierra” sits at a safe house in Nevada County, Calif. The Harris County District Attorney’s office has partnered with seven universities and the Texas Forensic Nurse Examiners to provide trauma-informed care to survivors of sexual assault at colleges … Read more

Dems renew push for gun-control bills after Oxford shooting

LANSING, Mich. — Democrats vowed Wednesday to push new gun-control legislation and to try to revive stalled bills in Michigan’s Republican-led Legislature following a mass shooting that left four high school students dead and others with serious injuries. But GOP leaders, who have long opposed such measures and have favored looser restrictions, did not immediately … Read more

Whataburger launches scholarship program

Texans’ beloved Whataburger is serving its communities in a new and generous way. On Wednesday, the Texas-based food chain announced the launch of the Whataburger Feeding Student Success Scholarship program, which is designed to financially help students planning to attend a college or university. Whataburger is committing $500,000 to its program, which will award $5,000 … Read more

NYC Schools Chancellor Meisha Porter Stepping Down

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — New York City Schools Chancellor Meisha Porter is stepping down, she announced Wednesday. She said she is leaving to become the founder and CEO of the Bronx Community Foundation, a nonprofit organization. READ MORE: SEE IT: Explosion Rocks Home, Sparks Fire Overnight In Cypress Hills; 6 People Hurt Porter took over … Read more

Elementary students thank crews fighting ‘Grindstone Fire’

PINNACLE, N.C. — Some elementary students are thanking firefighters battling the Pilot Mountain fire in a special way.  “I understand you spend a lot of time away from family and make a sacrifice on so many things. From Shoals Elementary, we appreciate you so much,” said Hunter Sink, a student at Shoals Elementary. That’s just … Read more

North Carolina court stops order to spend $1.7B on education

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina appeals court on Tuesday blocked enforcement of parts of a trial judge’s recent order that demanded $1.75 billion in state taxpayer funds be spent — without express legislative approval — to address public education inequities.   What You Need To Know The majority on a three-judge panel on Tuesday sided … Read more

Norma Foley branded ‘bad Debs committee’ in Dail over school facemasks rule

Norma Foley and the Government have been branded “a bad Debs committee” on the floor of the Dáil over its latest Covid schools strategy on facemasks. Labour education spokesman, Aodhán Ó Ríordáin, was fuming during Questions to the Minister for Education on Wednesday morning. The Dublin TD slammed Minister Foley and her ministerial colleagues for … Read more

Catawba County School Staff to receive two bonuses from COVID relief fund

CATAWBA COUNTY, N.C. — For 30 years, Teresa Church has served and prepared meals for students at Oxford Elementary School in Catawba County.    What You Need To Know Catawba County School Board approved a bonus program from federal COVID-19 relief monies for current full- and part-time employees and substitutes School nutrition staff are noncertified … Read more

‘Unplanned pregnancies unexpectedly surged during the first Covid lockdown’

Miriam Stoppard reports that difficulties in getting hold of contraceptives led to a boom in unplanned pregnancies during Coronavirus isolation Unplanned pregnancies shot up during lockdown Now here’s a surprising one. I’d have thought unplanned pregnancies would’ve fallen during lockdown with all that worry, anxiety and frustration. But I’d have been wrong. There were nearly … Read more