AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The state’s top teachers group is criticizing state guidelines for starting the school year amid the coronavirus pandemic. The Texas State Teachers Association says the guidelines pronounced Friday by Gov. Greg Abbott, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and the state’s other Republican leaders would unfairly punish public school districts that choose to stick with online instruction exclusively for safety’s sake. The guidelines limit districts to four weeks of exclusively online instruction unless they gets a waiver from the Texas Education Agency. Health officials are relegated to a purely advisory role.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas Department of Health is reporting the number of coronavirus cases increased by 549 in the state while the number of deaths due to COVID-19, the illness caused by […]
WACO, Texas (AP) — Baylor is the third Big 12 team forced to postpone its scheduled season opener because of the coronavirus. Louisiana Tech was supposed to play in Waco, Texas, on Saturday, but the […]
By COLLIN BINKLEY, the Associated Press President Donald Trump is threatening to withhold federal money if schools don’t reopen in the fall. And he says the guidelines his own federal health officials have created for […]