What Research Says About the CDC's New 3-Foot Quarantine Rule
The CDC now suggests that only children who were within 3 feet, not 6 feet, of an infected student should quarantine, provided they were masked in a classroom. Does the science support this change? (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - October 15, 2021 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Council and school staff deserve increased pay offer, say unions
Unions representing council and school support staff have ​today (Friday) urged employers to return to pay talks with an improved offer as they prepare for industrial action over “inadequate” pay proposals. Months of disruption to local government services could lie ahead​, but the unions say councils have it within their gift to prevent community services being badly affected if they give workers the proper pay rise they deserve. UNISON, Unite and GMB – between them representing 1.4m council and school staff ​in England, Wales and Northern Ireland – have written to ​the local gove...
Source: UNISON Health care news - October 15, 2021 Category: UK Health Authors: Anthony Barnes Tags: News Press release NJC pay 2021 Source Type: news

Inclusive Education to Break the Cycles of Poverty
Street Library in Mayotte, July 2016. Credit: François Phliponeau/ATD Fourth World - Centre Joseph Wresinski By Olivier De Schutter and Donald LeeNEW YORK, Oct 15 2021 (IPS) In September 2021, children in the northern hemisphere returned to school after the summer break. For some, the end of the holidays signaled a return to normalcy and to the joys of learning after facing months of school closures due to the Covid-19 pandemic. For the majority of children in the Global South, however, the return to reality looked grimmer. Digital divide leaving billions behind Many children have been unable to pursue their educat...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Olivier De Schutter and Donald Lee Tags: COVID-19 Development & Aid Economy & Trade Education Financial Crisis Global Headlines Humanitarian Emergencies Inequity Labour Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

With Help From a Beer Maker, There ’s a New Front Opening in the Battle Over School Masks
Shannon Jensen was diligent about making sure her sons wore masks to school when classes resumed in September. Other parents in Waukesha, Wis., weren’t. And three weeks after school opened, Jensen’s eldest son, who was seated next to an unmasked classmate who had COVID-19 symptoms, fell ill with the virus. Soon, another of her boys had tested positive, according to a lawsuit that marks a new twist in the ongoing battle over what schools should be doing to protect children from the coronavirus. While parents across the country have filed lawsuits against states and school districts to protest mask mandates, Jens...
Source: TIME: Health - October 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Katie Reilly Tags: Uncategorized Education nationpod News Source Type: news

Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson refuses to back down, says LGBTQ filth doesn't belong in schools
(Natural News) In a laudable display of unrelenting fortitude and conviction, North Carolina Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson is standing firm in defense of “controversial” statements he recently made concerning how public school children should not be learning about homosexuality, transgenderism and other such “filth” in the classroom. For those who missed it, Robinson appeared at... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Toronto-area teacher says he faced suspension without pay for wearing N95 mask in class
Three Toronto-area teachers who've chosen to buy and wear N95-style masks in the classroom say they've been threatened with disciplinary action because only board-issued but less-protective blue surgical masks are allowed.  (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - October 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

Wisconsin parents file lawsuits against school districts over their children's Covid-19 infections
Ongoing conflict between parents and schools over virus mitigation for children in the classroom has gone to court in Wisconsin, where... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

When Girls Have Access to Technologies, A True Digital Revolution Will Be In Sight
2.2 billion young people below the age of 25 don't have internet connections at home, and girls are more likely to lack access. Young girls in Guinea. Credit: Karl Grobl/EDCBy Margaret Butler, Julia Fan, and Amy WestNEW YORK, Oct 11 2021 (IPS) This year’s International Day of the Girl theme, Digital Generation, Our Generation, celebrates the potential of digital technologies while calling for the inclusion of all girls in accessing technology. The digital revolution will not be realized if girls without access to digital solutions are left behind. For years, advocates of technology for development have been repeatin...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Margaret Butler - Julia Fan - and Amy West Tags: COVID-19 Development & Aid Education Gender Global Headlines Health Human Rights TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Education unions call for additional safety measures in schools
Five education unions have written to the Secretary of State for Education, Nadhim Zahawi, asking him to urgently reconsider the reintroduction of additional safety measures in schools, given the rising rates of Covid infection and absence among school students. The five unions – GMB, NASUWT, NEU, UNISON and UNITE – will also be writing to all local authorities and directors of public health asking them to consider measures in their local areas. The unions have pointed to measures now being readopted in several local authority areas in response to rising cases, including social distancing measures, reintroducti...
Source: UNISON Health care news - October 9, 2021 Category: UK Health Authors: Anthony Barnes Tags: News Press release coronavirus schools Source Type: news

Covid England: Have cases finally peaked in children?
Infections exploded among children in England in the wake of classrooms reopening at the start of September - with up to one in 20 secondary school pupils infected at any time. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Millions of children head back to schools in England unmasked and unvaccinated
Last month, children headed back to school in the England with no requirements for masks in classrooms and with most unvaccinated, but it does not appear to have led to a surge in cases. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

With Masks On or Off, Schools Try to Find the New Normal
Despite some turmoil, the vast majority of students have been in classrooms full-time and mostly uninterrupted this fall. Now, educators... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mom, This Is Not A Drill, I Love You ’: Parents Share Texts From Kids During Timberview High School Shooting
Students hid in classrooms, hallways and closets after a lockdown command came over the intercom. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kyrsten Sinema berated by activists in bathroom at Arizona State University
Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) was followed into the bathroom by a group of immigration activists who mocked her in her classroom while she... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sinema confronted by immigration activists in a bathroom
Senator Kyrsten Sinema was confronted by immigration activists who followed the senator from the classroom to the bathroom where she... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

S Carolina court upholds mask ban; trumped by federal ruling
South Carolina's Supreme Court has ruled lawmakers can try to prevent local school districts from requiring masks in classrooms (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Juul Is No Longer U.S. Teenagers ’ Preferred E-Cigarette. Puff Bar Seems to Have Taken Over
Disposable e-cigarettes like Puff Bar are now far more popular among teenagers than the pod-based products from once-dominant brand Juul, according to new data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Each year, the CDC and FDA survey thousands of U.S. middle and high school students about their use of tobacco products, including e-cigarettes—which were meant to give adult smokers a less-dangerous alternative to cigarettes, but have in recent years become popular among underage users. The 2021 edition was conducted entirely during the pandemic, meaning som...
Source: TIME: Health - September 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Minute: What to do if your child has a bellyache
Kids are back in the classroom, and a common back-to-school sickness is viral gastroenteritis, or stomach flu. It's an intestinal infection marked by watery diarrhea, abdominal cramps, nausea or vomiting, and sometimes fever. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute https://youtu.be/jwxQ2L4ZVXE Journalists: Broadcast-quality video (0:58) is in the downloads at the end of this post. Please "Courtesy: Mayo Clinic News Network." Read the script. If your child is showing symptoms of a stomach bug, such as vomiting… (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - September 30, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Young Migrant Workers Bear Brunt of COVID-19 Pandemic
Research consultants Nandinchimeg Magsar (Mongolia), Sangeet Kayastha (Nepal), Anna Marie Alhambra (Philippines) and Dr Vazirov Jamshed (Tajikistan) briefed a webinar organised by APDA on the impact of COVID-19 on the youth. By Cecilia RussellJohannesburg, Sep 29 2021 (IPS) Most families in the Republic of Tajikistan were affected when economic migrants were caught up in the COVID-19 pandemic abroad, Dr Vazirov Jamshed, research consultant for Asian Forum of Parliamentarians on Population and Development (AFPPD), told a webinar on the impact of the pandemic on youth. In a predominantly agriculturally driven economy, he s...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 29, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Cecilia Russell Tags: Asia-Pacific COVID-19 Development & Aid Health Humanitarian Emergencies Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations #AsiaPacific #Parliamentarians Youth Source Type: news

Study of classrooms in Berlin finds just TWO students and one teacher tested positive last winter 
A new study of classrooms in Berlin found six cases of COVID-19 were detected in March 2021, of which two were among students, one among teachers and three among household members. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tanzania: President Pledges to Build 15,000 Classrooms, Calls for Covid Vaccine Awareness Campaign
[Daily News] President Samia Suluhu Hassan has pledged to build 15,000 classrooms countrywide in efforts to ensure that more children are going to school. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 28, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: President Pledges to Build 15,000 Classrooms, Calls for Covid Vaccine Campaign
[Daily News] President Samia Suluhu Hassan has pledged to build 15,000 classrooms countrywide in efforts to ensure that more children are going to school. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 28, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

These Schools Use Weekly Testing to Keep Kids in Class These Schools Use Weekly Testing to Keep Kids in Class
COVID outbreaks have shuttered classrooms across the US, affecting tens of thousands of students. To avoid the same fate, some school districts are tapping federal dollars to set up testing programs.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - September 27, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Bullying in the clinical setting: lived experiences of nursing students in the Central Region of Ghana - Amoo SA, Menlah A, Garti I, Appiah EO.
INTRODUCTION: Nursing students are confronted with bullies in the classroom and during clinical placement. Acquisition of the necessary psychomotor skills intended during clinical placements may be impeded when workplace bullies intimidate students. This s... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 27, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Investigating physical violence against classroom and other school personnel using Ohio workers' compensation data: 2001-2012 - Streit JMK, Naber SJ, Pavisic IC, Howald NR.
This study uses workers' compensation data to explore the extent, severity, and context of violence-related injuries sustained by classroom (teachers and aides) and other personnel (e.g., administrators, education support specialists, security, custodial a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 24, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

UCLA Broad Stem Cell Research Center receives $5 million CIRM grant for research training program
TheEli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research at UCLAhas been awarded $5 million by the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine, the state ’s stem cell agency, to train young scientists and physicians to become leaders in the stem cell and regenerative medicine field.The five-year grant will enable the center to expand its Stem Cell Training Program, which was established in 2006 and funded by CIRM until 2015, when the agency changed its funding priorities. Since then, the program has been sustained by philanthropy. With the passage of Proposition 14 last fall, however, CIRM ha...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - September 23, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

LA County study finds 0.5% of pupils and 0.7% of staff have tested positive since classrooms opened
A total of 7,995 Los Angeles County students out of 1.5 million, or 0.5%, and 1,193 staff out of 157,000, or 0.7%, have tested positive for COVID-19 between August 15 and September 13. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

COVID-19 Creates Dire US Shortage of Teachers, School Staff COVID-19 Creates Dire US Shortage of Teachers, School Staff
Now that schools have welcomed students back to classrooms, they face a new challenge: a shortage of teachers and staff the likes of which some districts say they have never seen.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - September 22, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

COVID-19 creates dire US shortage of teachers, school staff
Schools have welcomed students back to classrooms but face a new challenge: a shortage of teachers and staff the likes of which some districts say they have never seen (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Women Leaders Hailed for COVID-19 Response
The Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina, Prime Minister of Barbados Mia Mottley and Prime Minister of New Zealand Jacinda Ardern. Credit: Pictures in montage ©United NationsBy Alison KentishDOMINICA, Sep 22 2021 (IPS) On September 20, Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina accepted an award from the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network for her country’s ‘striking’ progress towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. That progress includes an adult literacy rate that jumped from 21 percent in 1981 to 75 percent in 2019 and a spike in access to electricity from ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Alison Kentish Tags: COVID-19 Development & Aid Featured Gender Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Women in Politics #WomenInPolitics Source Type: news

More schools use 'test-to-stay' protocols to keep students in classrooms after a case is detected
Some school districts are now utilizing frequent COVID-19 tests to allow kids to keep attending in-person class when they have contact with an infected student, in a strategy called 'test to stay' (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Social work education that addresses trafficking for sexual exploitation: an intersectional, anti-oppressive practice framework - Gerassi L, Nichols A.
Practice, policy, and research focused on trafficking for sexual exploitation and commercial sex involvement occur in the United States within a white, heteronormative social environment that must be addressed pedagogically in the classroom. Social work ed... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 21, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

New Testing Protocols In Schools May Minimize Student Quarantines
A new Covid-19 testing protocol may keep more students in the classroom if exposed to Covid-19 while at school. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - September 20, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Nina Shapiro, Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Source Type: news

New York City to Conduct Weekly COVID-19 Tests in Schools New York City to Conduct Weekly COVID-19 Tests in Schools
The change comes after the first full week of school during which nearly 900 classrooms were fully or partially closed in the city's 1876 schools because of reports of positive COVID-19 cases.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - September 20, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

The Latest: NYC to conduct weekly COVID-19 tests in schools
New York City will begin conducting weekly, random COVID-19 tests of unvaccinated students in the nation’s largest school district in an attempt to more quickly spot outbreaks in classrooms (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Changing the classroom climate to lower the threshold for child abuse and neglect self-disclosure: a non-randomized cluster controlled trial - Hoefnagels C, Onrust S, van Rooijen M, Jonkman H, van Spanje-Hennes A, Breeman LD.
This study examined wheth... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 20, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

A New Covid Testing Model Aims to Spare Students From Quarantine
More school districts are embracing “test-to-stay” protocols that allow uninfected close contacts to remain in the classroom. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Emily Anthes Tags: your-feed-science Education (K-12) Shutdowns (Institutional) Quarantines Vaccination and Immunization Children and Childhood your-feed-health Source Type: news

School safety starts in the classroom - Hawkes TE.
This paper combines reflection on my experiences as a public school principal with an analysis of two papers about safety in schools: "School Safety and Violence: Research and Clinical Understandings, Trends and Improvement Strategies" by Jonathan Cohen an... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 18, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Britain's Covid cases fall for seventh day in-a-row
England is still yet to suffer a Scotland-style spike in infections, which experts feared would be sparked once children returned to classrooms after the summer holidays. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kenya: Learning Derailed As Hunger Keeps Children From Schools
[Nation] The ongoing drought has hit schools hard, with hundreds of thousands of learners staying away from classrooms due to hunger. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 14, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Watch Live as the Inspiration4 Crew Launches to Space for the First All-Civilian Orbital Mission
Are you ready to go to space? Join TIME and Netflix as we bring you the launch of Inspiration4—the first-ever all-civilian orbital mission—live. The Inspiration4 crew, including mission commander Jared Issacman, mission pilot and geoscience professor Dr. Sian Proctor, payload specialist and Lockheed Martin aerospace engineer Chris Sembroski, and medical officer and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital physician assistant Hayley Arceneaux, has been training for the mission for months. The team has spent hours upon hours in simulators and classrooms, and now they’re ready for the real deal, launchin...
Source: TIME: Science - September 13, 2021 Category: Science Authors: TIME Staff Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

New York City schools reopen with vaccine mandates, no remote option
Classroom doors swing open for about a million New York City public school students on Monday in the nation's largest experiment of... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

SARS-CoV-2 transmission model suggests primary school infection could be greater this autumn than in 2020
The SARS-CoV-2 epidemic has already had a major impact on children's education, with schools having been required to implement infection control measures that have led to long periods of absence and classroom closures. With the new school year underway, risk modelling specialists at the University of Bristol have developed a new epidemiological model for SARS-CoV-2 transmission that forecasts primary school infection outbreaks could be more frequent and possibly substantially larger this autumn than in 2020, due to the more transmissive and infectious Delta variant and projected increase in community infection. (Source: Un...
Source: University of Bristol news - September 13, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Science, Faculty of Health Sciences, Population Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Veterinary School, Faculty of Science, School of Earth Sciences, Faculty of Science, School of Ma Source Type: news

School starts for 1 million NYC kids amid new vaccine rules
Classroom doors are swinging open for about a million New York City public school students in the nation’s largest experiment of in-person learning during the coronavirus pandemic (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Taliban: Women can study in gender-segregated universities
Women in Afghanistan can continue to study in universities, including at post-graduate levels, but classrooms will be gender-segregated... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Taliban minister says women can study in gender-segregated university classrooms
The Taliban’s new minister of higher education said women in Afghanistan will be allowed to study in gender-segregated university classrooms. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Taliban say girls, women may study in no-men classrooms
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Women in Afghanistan can continue to study in universities, including at post-graduate levels, but classrooms... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ECW Interviews Dubai Cares Ceo H.E. Dr. Tariq Al Gurg
Discussions at the Summit will span three key themes namely: Youth, Skills and the Future of Work, Innovation in Education and Education Training. For the first time at a global educational conference, climate change and sustainability will take center stage with a high-level panel dedicated only to this topic, and a number of side events looking at education through this lens. Amongst other things, we will explore new ways of working in the areas of future skills, alternative pathways to secondary and tertiary education, and the opportunities that more holistic locally rooted learning ecosystems can bring. Through a serie...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 10, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: External Source Tags: Aid COVID-19 Education Education Cannot Wait. Future of Education is here Humanitarian Emergencies Education Cannot Wait (ECW) Source Type: news

Los Angeles schools mandate vaccines for 630,000 students
The Los Angeles Unified School District has ordered that students age 12 and older must be vaccinated before they can return to classrooms next year (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Los Angeles public schools approve vaccine mandate for students 12 and older
"Our goal is to keep kids and teachers as safe as possible and in the classroom," board of education member Nick Melvoin said. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news