I cover education for The Buffalo News, where I have been a reporter since 1993.
The Hardy family is dealing with a new set of struggles as the children have returned to the classroom and try to catch up after a year of remote learning.
A grand jury on Thursday indicted eight students from Bowling Green State University, outside Toledo, including Jarrett Prizel of Olean, according to the Wood County Prosecutor’s Office.
Marc Bruno, a teacher at Riverside Academy, is challenging Rumore for president of the city’s powerful teachers union, which boasts some 3,600 active members.
"I’m comfortable as a parent and a physician leader that going to school is a safe activity as long as we’re following those risk-reduction strategies," Dr. Stephen Turkovich says.
The fight to bring back all students five days a week amid the Covid-19 pandemic carried on Friday inside a downtown courtroom.
"Gale Burstein has saved countless lives in this community," the Erie County executive said.
After a year of heeding the advice of health officials over how to handle Covid-19 in schools, some parents and school officials are increasingly pushing back against that advice.
Tensions have been quietly brewing within the local medical community over returning students to the classroom full-time.
Among students in grades nine through 12, 56% have accepted an invitation to return to the classroom amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
It looks like elementary school students have the best chance of returning to the classroom five days a week before the school year ends.