Washington Post: Fairfax County Public Schools will require a coronavirus vaccine for high school student-athletes

Washington Post: Fairfax County Public Schools will require a coronavirus vaccine for high school student-athletes. “Fairfax County Public Schools will require students who play winter and spring high school sports this academic year to get a coronavirus vaccine, officials announced Monday — marking one of the first such student vaccine mandates nationwide. The rule will go into effect Nov. 8, school officials wrote in a message to principals Monday. Starting that date, any student who wishes to participate in a Virginia High School League winter or spring sport during the 2021-2022 academic year must provide proof of vaccination.”

PsyPost: High school students who attended school remotely during the pandemic report worse social, emotional, and academic well-being

PsyPost: High school students who attended school remotely during the pandemic report worse social, emotional, and academic well-being. “A recent study published in Educational Researcher sheds light on how students were impacted by the transition to remote schooling during the COVID-19 crisis. A survey of high school students revealed that those who attended school remotely during the pandemic fared worse emotionally, academically, and socially than those who attended in person.”

Washington Post: High-schooler and her mother hacked school records to steal homecoming queen election, police say

Washington Post: High-schooler and her mother hacked school records to steal homecoming queen election, police say. “In a sparkling silver dress, the homecoming queen at J.M. Tate High School in Cantonment, Fla., stood on the football field on a brisk evening in late October to accept her crown. But among the students, whispers already had begun spreading about her victory. The homecoming queen had bragged for years about abusing the access her mother had to student records as an assistant principal in the same school system, witnesses later told investigators.”

COVID Reality: Entire High School Band Rehearsing Together in Individual Tents (Core77)

Core77: COVID Reality: Entire High School Band Rehearsing Together in Individual Tents. “Between the earlier threat of school shootings and now COVID, the current generation of students have really caught some lousy breaks. The images in this Tweet below are probably a good solution–having a roomful of students blowing their hearts out amidst an infection that’s spread via airborne transmission isn’t viable without protection–but it’s kind of heartbreaking to see.” The poor tuba player is getting squished.

Daily Beast: There’s No End in Sight to ‘Mind Boggling’ Homecoming Dances

Daily Beast: There’s No End in Sight to ‘Mind Boggling’ Homecoming Dances. “In any other time, a lighthearted photo of teens pretending to lick one another’s faces would not warrant national headlines. But the Nov. 7 Facebook post—in which three glittering teenage girls wear crowns, smiles, and red roses between pubescent boys blowing them kisses—is emblematic of a catastrophic divide between Americans in the middle of a pandemic.”

The Chattanoogan: NFHS Offers Free Online COVID-19 Informational Courses For Coaches And Administrators

The Chattanoogan: NFHS Offers Free Online COVID-19 Informational Courses For Coaches And Administrators. “The COVID 19 pandemic presents a myriad of challenges to high school athletic and activity programs. To help address some of those challenges, the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) has developed a new free online course ‘COVID-19 for Coaches and Administrators.’ The course includes information from the ‘Guidance for Opening Up High School Athletics and Activities’ document that was released by the NFHS in May for its 51 member state high school associations to consider in restarting high school athletics and other activity programs across the nation.”

WATCH: In This Age of Social Distancing, Class of 2020 Graduations Go Virtual, Mobile and Robotic (The 74)

The 74: WATCH: In This Age of Social Distancing, Class of 2020 Graduations Go Virtual, Mobile and Robotic. “For the roughly 3.7 million seniors in the Class of 2020 spread across more than 24,000 high schools in the United States, graduation ceremonies this spring won’t resemble anything near traditional. What they will look like, though, will run the gamut from drive-in movie-style celebrations to livestreamed commencement exercises to pre-recorded snippets pieced together and viewed online. And they will all come with the same goal: honoring students and creating memories.”

CNET: YouTube’s virtual graduation will include Barack and Michelle Obama, BTS, Lady Gaga

CNET: YouTube’s virtual graduation will include Barack and Michelle Obama, BTS, Lady Gaga. “Not to be outdone by John Krasinski’s star-studded virtual graduation, YouTube is holding one of its own on June 6, for people whose celebrations have been stopped by the coronavirus pandemic. ‘Dear Class of 2020’ plans to feature Barack and Michelle Obama, BTS and Lady Gaga, along with Google CEO Sundar Pichai and activist Malala Yousafzai.”

CBS News: Have you shared your old senior photo on Facebook? Hackers may be using your post against you.

CBS News: Have you shared your old senior photo on Facebook? Hackers may be using your post against you.. “A seemingly innocent new Facebook trend has been increasingly popping up on news feeds — people sharing their old high school senior photos in support of the class of 2020. But those nostalgic posts could make users more susceptible to hackers trying to break into their online accounts, among other security issues.”

High Schools to TikTok: We’re Catching Feelings (New York Times)

New York Times: High Schools to TikTok: We’re Catching Feelings. “On the wall of a classroom that is home to the West Orange High School TikTok club, large loopy words are scrawled across a whiteboard: ‘Wanna be TikTok famous? Join TikTok club.’ It’s working. “There’s a lot of TikTok-famous kids at our school,” said Amanda DiCastro, who is 14 and a freshman. “Probably 20 people have gotten famous off random things.””

DigitalNC: Over one hundred more issues of the Greensboro High School newspaper are online now

DigitalNC: Over one hundred more issues of the Greensboro High School newspaper are online now. “Thanks to our partners at the Greensboro History Museum, DigitalNC is proud to announce more digitized issues of Greensboro High School’s (now Grimsley High School) student newspaper, High Life. This addition covers 1921 to 1939, which precedes the issues that had already been available from 1940 to 1978.”

CNET: Twitter makes students dumb, study finds

CNET: Twitter makes students dumb, study finds. “Using Twitter to teach literature is producing lower test scores, a study has found, especially for usually high-performing students. Performance on a standardized test score was reduced by between 25% and 40% of a standard deviation, the paper (PDF) published this month said.” I admit I’m pretty surprised by this.