Erin Richards, Yahoo

Erin Richards

Yahoo

Milwaukee, WI, United States

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Recent:
  • Yahoo
  • Burlington TimesNews
  • The Progress-Index
  • The News Leader
Past:
  • USA TODAY
  • Messenger Post Media
  • delawareonline
  • Statesman Journal
  • Herald-Journal
  • The Enterprise
  • Enquirer
  • The Columbus Dispatch
  • DelmarvaNow!
  • North Jersey News
  • and more…

Recent articles by Erin:

The pandemic changed American education overnight. Some changes are here to stay.

COVID-19 disrupted education. Some pandemic changes to schools could be permanent. → Read More

'Terrorism and hate crimes': School boards say death threats, unruly meetings require FBI

The unruly and violent conduct at school board meetings, plus death threats, has risen to a form of domestic terrorism, school boards said this week. → Read More

'Terrorism and hate crimes': School boards say death threats, unruly meetings require FBI

The unruly and violent conduct at school board meetings, plus death threats, has risen to a form of domestic terrorism, school boards said this week. → Read More

'Terrorism and hate crimes': School boards say death threats, unruly meetings require FBI

The unruly and violent conduct at school board meetings, plus death threats, has risen to a form of domestic terrorism, school boards said this week. → Read More

'It's limbo': Parents stuck between two COVID worlds as young kids remain unvaccinated

As the world returns to normal, fully vaccinated parents feel left behind with their young children who are unprotected against the coronavirus. → Read More

Transgender students protected at school by Title IX, Department of Education says

The ruling on discrimination comes amid a debate over whether transgender athletes can compete in sports that match their gender identities. → Read More

After a tough year, schools are axing virtual learning. Some families want to stay online.

Most schools are planning to reopen fully this fall. But even though many kids struggled online, some parents are asking for a virtual option. → Read More

'We're all in': Second-largest teachers union calls for reopening all schools in the fall

The 2nd-largest teachers union in the U.S. is calling for fully reopening schools this fall, lifting a key barrier to a traditional school schedule. → Read More

Day camps, paying teens to study: Summer school looks different. Will it help kids catch up?

Summer school often has low energy and mixed results. Districts are racing to use new federal money to design better academic and social enrichment. → Read More

A year after COVID shut schools, students and teachers share what shook them — and what strengthened them

We asked 30 students and teachers to tell how they learned, lived, played and stayed connected in a year of mostly shuttered schools. → Read More

Biden sends $10 billion to schools for COVID testing as part of largest K-12 federal funding push

States learn their share of the $122 billion in K-12 money in the new relief package, and Biden offers $10 billion more for COVID-19 screening. → Read More

Can schools require teachers to get the COVID-19 vaccine? Probably, but most aren't – yet.

Districts are unlikely to mandate COVID-19 vaccines for staff right now. The bigger problem is all the teachers who want the shots but can't get them. → Read More

Biden's education pick Miguel Cardona says 'reopen schools.' Here's where he stands on other issues

Teachers should be vaccinated, but schools can open safely if they aren't, says Miguel Cardona, who is likely to be the next education secretary. → Read More

Biden's education pick Miguel Cardona says 'reopen schools.' Here's where he stands on other issues

Teachers should be vaccinated, but schools can open safely if they aren't, says Miguel Cardona, who is likely to be the next education secretary. → Read More

A year into the pandemic, thousands of students still can't get reliable WiFi for school. The digital divide remains worse than ever.

With no end in sight for online school amid COVID-19 pandemic, thousands of students still lack high-speed internet. Some just recently got computers. → Read More

'Insanity': COVID-19 vaccines for teachers, a key to reopening schools, comes down to location

Teachers have wildy uneven access to the COVID-19 vaccine, and even experts can't agree whether vaccinations are enough to reopen all schools safely. → Read More

Your kid might not return to a classroom this year. Are teachers unions to blame?

President Biden's team must tackle the politics of school reopening: Research suggests it's safe, but teachers unions are wary and parents are complaining. → Read More

Back to (private) school? Trump executive order empowers families amid COVID-19 pandemic, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos says

Outgoing Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has long championed school choice, the overarching term for options beyond traditional public schools. → Read More

Students are falling behind in online school. Where's the COVID-19 'disaster plan' to catch them up?

Students are struggling, teachers are stressed, and more schools are online. But there's still no grand plan to improve online learning. → Read More

Schools want to end online classes for struggling kids. COVID cases may send everyone home

As COVID cases rise, schools are torn between bringing back struggling online students -- or sending everyone home to stem the spread. → Read More