Jingle Bell Leap 5K raises money for 2 bilingual schools :: WRAL.com

Jingle Bell Leap 5K raises money for 2 bilingual schools :: WRAL.com

By Adam Owens, WRAL anchor/reporter120 people ran through Durham Saturday morning. They ran, so that other young kids can get ahead. “I am a teacher, so I know the importance of getting kids prepped and ready for school,” said runner Kendra Lampron The 5K in Durham, The Jingle Bell Leap, raised money for a special … Read more

Public money should go to public schools ⋆ Michigan Advance

Public money should go to public schools ⋆ Michigan Advance

For decades, the DeVos family and their ilk have crusaded to undermine public schools and funnel money into private schools, and unfortunately, they’re back at it again.  This latest push to defund public schools began in the Legislature, where Republican lawmakers passed bills that would create tax credits for “scholarship funds” that could be used … Read more

Elite schools must quit Koch money – Lowell Sun

Elite schools must quit Koch money – Lowell Sun

Many universities, such as Harvard earlier this year, have earned accolades for divesting their endowments from fossil fuels and promising to fight climate change. While Duke University has yet to divest, the school’s president, Vincent Price, was recently prompted by activist pressure to acknowledge Duke’s responsibility to address climate change. “We’re going to work to … Read more

La. schools offer money to students, staff for COVID testing

La. schools offer money to students, staff for COVID testing

BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) – Amid the emergence of the omicron COVID variant, some Baton Rouge area public schools are paying students and staff to receive regular tests.The cash incentive is in collaboration with a program funded by the Louisiana Department of Health. The program pays students and staff $25 for taking an initial COVID … Read more

Small schools see windfall from COVID relief money :: WRAL.com

Small schools see windfall from COVID relief money :: WRAL.com

By Cullen Browder, WRAL anchor/reporterCoronavirus relief packages passed by Congress flowed into North Carolina in three phases: the CARES Act in March of 2020, the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act in December of 2020 and the American Recovery Plan in March of 2021. WRAL Investigates looked into the $2.5 billion that went to … Read more

With Aid Money, US Schools Place Attention on Mental Health

With Aid Money, US Schools Place Attention on Mental Health

Schools in the United States are using a large increase in federal money to help students’ mental health needs. School systems, or districts, are given plenty of freedom on how to spend the federal money. But mental health problems among students had become clear. Districts have observed a rise in behavioral issues, signs of stress … Read more

Money Talks: What do schools earn from participating in March Madness?

Money Talks: What do schools earn from participating in March Madness?

Although March is a few months away, the tip-off of the college basketball season has me excited again for one of the greatest postseason tournaments in sports.  Unlike its restrictive football counterpart, March Madness includes a wide array of teams in each conference. Nowhere else would I get to see teams like Oral Roberts and … Read more

With US Aid Money, Schools Put Bigger Focus on Mental Health

With US Aid Money, Schools Put Bigger Focus on Mental Health

CHICAGO —  In Kansas City, Kansas, educators are opening an after-school mental health clinic staffed with school counselors and social workers. Schools in Paterson, New Jersey, have set up social emotional learning teams to identify students dealing with crises. Chicago is staffing up “care teams” with the mission of helping struggling students on its 500-plus … Read more

Radford elementary schools raising money for book vending machines

Radford elementary schools raising money for book vending machines

RADFORD, Va. – Two Radford elementary schools are trying to promote literacy and make school fun again, but they need your help raising $15,000 to make it happen.Belle Heth Elementary School and McHarg Elementary School are raising the money to buy two book vending machines and the books to go with them.During the fundraiser, kids … Read more