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Apr 29 2020 - 09:40 AM
Daily News from Around the World: 4/29/20

The Gottesman Libraries Services Team invites the TC community and friends to share some headlines in today’s education news from U.S. states in the South. The headlines were selected from the Front Pages posted daily on

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THE BIRMINGHAM NEWS Published in Birmingham, Ala.

Will there be a high school football season in 2020? ‘We are hopeful’

With four months before the scheduled start date of the 2020 high school football season this fall, Gov. Kay Ivey was asked about the potential for high school football on Tuesday. "We are hopeful, but I can’t speak to specifics on that issue yet,” she said. All athletic facilities remain closed for now. “Safer at Home,” Ivey’s new order lasting May 1 - 15, is the first phase in a multi-phased re-opening of the state.

HERALD JOURNAL Published in Spartanburg, S.C.

Spartanburg nursing students ‘sad’ to lose hospital experience before graduation

University of South Carolina at Upstate nursing students learn first-hand of the stresses, the unpredictability, and the long hours that accompany the medical profession through the 124 hours they spend accompanying a nurse. Clinical experience in their final semester is all that stands between nursing students and graduation. This year, the South Carolina Board of Nursing relaxed this education standard. “I didn’t want to expose students to the virus,” Shirleatha Lee, the dean of USC Upstate’s Mary Black School of Nursing, said in a phone interview. “Hospitals also have to protect their personal protective equipment. We knew this was out of our control.” If the state board hadn’t changed the requirements, senior nursing students across the state would be unable to get a diploma in May.

Wanted: 50,000 Nurses - Life Magazine January 5, 1942 by @nursingpins. Credit Courtesy Creative Commons and flickr.

GREENWOOD COMMONWEALTH Published in Greenwood, Miss.

Pillow closed for classes for rest of school year

As the state of Mississippi prepares to reopen slowly under a new executive order by Gov. Tate Reeves, private school students at the Pillow Academy will continue to take their classes through May 15th via distance learning. On May 18th, textbooks and other borrowed school devices should be returned, and lockers should be cleaned out.

THE TENNESSEAN Published in Nashville, Tenn.

USA TODAY: Back to classes?

President Donald Trump reportedly told governors in a call Monday that they should "seriously consider" reopening public schools before the end of the academic term. 

GRIFFIN DAILY NEWS Published in Griffin, Ga

GSCS sets end-of-school year schedule

The Griffin-Spalding County School System (GSCS) has published finalized end-of-school year plans for all students. The school year’s remote Continuous Learning Plan that began March 18 will end on Friday, May 8 for seniors and Friday, May 15 for students in grades Pre-K through 11. The last day of school was originally planned for Friday, May 22. 

Dave's Guns and Guy Stuff, Griffin, GA by josephleenovak. Credit Courtesy Creative Commons and flickr.


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