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Read: NC High School Shooting Injures 1 Student

NC High School Shooting Injures 1 Student

The 15-year-old school shooting suspect, who is also a student, is facing four charges, including attempted a first-degree murder charge.

Read: Texas Supreme Court Allows Schools to Require Masks

Texas Supreme Court Allows Schools to Require Masks

The temporary restraining order overturns Gov. Abbott’s mask mandate ban, allowing school districts to implement the requirement to slow the spread of COVID.

Read: Here’s the Updated CDC Guidance for COVID-19 Prevention in K-12 Schools

Here’s the Updated CDC Guidance for COVID-19 Prevention in K-12 Schools

Per the CDC, fully vaccinated students and staff don’t need to wear masks inside campus buildings.

Read: Cal State, University of California Systems to Require COVID Vaccines for Students and Faculty

Cal State, University of California Systems to Require COVID Vaccines for Students and Faculty

CSU’s requirement will only take effect if the FDA fully approves one or more of the vaccines that received emergency authorization, but UC will mandate vaccination without full FDA approval.

Read: Survey: Most College Students Support Vaccine Mandate for a Return to Campus, but a Strong Partisan Divide Exists

Survey: Most College Students Support Vaccine Mandate for a Return to Campus, but a Strong Partisan Divide Exists

Of the more than 2,000 college students across the U.S. polled, 69% support colleges requiring students to be vaccinated if they want to attend in-person classes, while only 24% oppose it; the remaining 7% don’t know.

Read: Maintaining a Safe School in the Post-Pandemic World: An Interview with Raptor Technologies

Maintaining a Safe School in the Post-Pandemic World: An Interview with Raptor Technologies

Here’s how campuses can safely reopen post-COVID and why schools need mobile panic alarms.

Read: How Mass Notification Applications Have Evolved During the Pandemic

How Mass Notification Applications Have Evolved During the Pandemic

Mass notification systems went from being a tool used to communicate about an immediate threat on campus, to a primary tool for providing operational updates to people students and staff whether they were on campus or remote.

Read: NYC, LA Public Schools to Hold In-Person Classes This Fall

NYC, LA Public Schools to Hold In-Person Classes This Fall

New York students will not have distance learning options, but Los Angeles students will be able to attend remote classes if they wish.

Read: Study: Texas School Reopenings Last Fall May Have Led to Hundreds of COVID Deaths, Thousands of Cases

Study: Texas School Reopenings Last Fall May Have Led to Hundreds of COVID Deaths, Thousands of Cases

The study found that in Texas, about 90% of the school districts reopened last fall without any “staggered or phased-in attendance.”

Read: AFT President Endorses Full Return to In-Person Learning This Fall

AFT President Endorses Full Return to In-Person Learning This Fall

With vaccines widely available, the president of teacher’s union says it’s time for students to get back to school.

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