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    Agora Cyber Charter School Class of 2021 To Be Celebrated with Online Graduation Ceremony

    KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–In a year where every school in America was affected by the pandemic, Agora Cyber Charter School (ACCS), an online public school serving students in kindergarten through 12th grade throughout Pennsylvania since 2005, will celebrate the Class of 2021 with a virtual commencement ceremony on Tuesday, June 8 beginning at 4:00 PM EDT. “Over the past year, we saw many families exercise their right to choose the school option they felt was best for their children and their family,” said Dr. Richard Jensen, Chief Executive Officer at ACCS. “Many families have enrolled due to concerns about the adjustment to online learning during the pandemic. As the…

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    Graduation Trip A Blast For Online School Girls

    After a year of connecting with their classmates online, the 8th grade girls of the Nigri International Shluchim Online School joined together for an incredible graduation trip. After a year of connecting with their classmates online, the 8th grade girls of the Nigri International Shluchim Online School joined together for an incredible graduation trip. The students who live on Shlichus all around the world, had a blast enjoying trips, inspiration and treasured time with their classmates. “Thank you for giving the girls an amazing time,” wrote parent, Mrs. Maryashi Sternberg. “We appreciate all the time, energy, organization, planning, and more that you put in to make the trip so special…

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    NY education officials propose removing Regents exams from graduation requirements

    New York high school students may not need Regents exams this year to earn a diploma, state education officials announced Tuesday. State officials plan to vote next month on a proposal to unlink New York’s century-old high school exit exams from graduation requirements. The change would apply to students taking tests this year, and officials anticipate the proposal will look similar to last year, when Regents were canceled and students were required to pass only the related course. The decision comes a day after the U.S. Department of Education announced that students must still take standardized tests this school year in order to gauge the impact of the coronavirus pandemic…

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    Universities Are Not Preparing Educated Women for the Sexism That Greets Them After Graduation

    In the storm surrounding highly educated women, I was reminded of my own career trajectory and that of my female colleagues, and the ways by which our professional experiences have been blighted by sexism and sexists. Dr. Jill Biden at the National Education Association Representative Assembly in Houston on July 5, 2019. (Adam Schultz / Biden for President) When writer Joe Epstein mocked Dr. Jill Biden’s educational credentials last month, the backlash was swift and predictable. The Internet unearthed his intellectual history and reputation as a problematic lecturer; his former employer, Northwestern University, even scrubbed their website clean of their affiliation, citing his views as unmerited and misogynistic. I followed…

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    State education official criticizes new graduation requirements

    Peter Hancock Capitol News Illinois Published 3:58 pm CST, Saturday, January 23, 2021 State education official criticizes new graduation requirements SPRINGFIELD — New high school graduation requirements that were part of an omnibus education bill passed during the lame duck session are drawing criticism from some members of the Illinois State Board of Education. Those new requirements were included in House Bill 2170, Amendment 3, which was introduced by Sen. Kimberly Lightford, D-Maywood. They include the addition of two years of foreign language classes and two years of laboratory science instead of just science courses. “And so, the message this sends to me is that somebody has decided that two years…

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