KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — U.S. educators are doing everything they can to track down high school students who stopped showing up to classes and to help them get the credits needed to graduate, amid an anticipated surge in the country's dropout rate during the coronavirus pandemic.
CHICAGO (AP) — Before schools shuttered during the pandemic, Ayaana Johnson worried every time she dropped her daughters off at school.
MANOR, Texas (AP) — The school bell rings, and about a dozen masked first-graders turn to the monitor and wave hello to their classmates — each a tiny Zoom square representing the other half of the class. The teacher — standing behind a plexiglass wall — shares her screen, grabs a pointer, juggles a laptop, projector, marker and board and embarks on another act of her one-woman show.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — COVID-19 case rates are rising across Minnesota, and they're affecting younger Minnesotans, especially middle and high school students.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California public schools have experienced a sharp decline in enrollment this year as the pandemic forced millions into online school, according to data made public Thursday.
BOSTON (AP) — A Chinese American mother in the Boston suburbs is sending her sons to in-person classes this month, even after one of them was taunted with a racist “slanted-eyes” gesture at school, just days after the killings of women of Asian descent at massage businesses in Atlanta.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The former dean of Temple University's business school has been charged with falsifying data to boost the school's rankings, draw more students and vastly increase the school's revenue.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Gov. Gavin Newsom says nearly half of Californians eligible for vaccination have received at least one shot against the coronavirus.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Frustrated parents in San Francisco have coined a new phrase for their latest classroom reality: “Zoom in a Room." In Los Angeles, students can start going back to school in person, but more than half say they will stick with distance learning.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The South Carolina House on Wednesday passed a proposal to require all schools in the state to offer in-person classes five days a week starting the last week in April and continue to offer them next school year no matter what happens with the COVID-19 pandemic.
In the not-so-distant past, there was a place where parents could drop off their kids for six-plus hours a day. Teachers and administration kept them safe, and taught them things. It was wonderful.
The Monroe School District announced Thursday a plan to pivot to online learning for all schools in the district due to a rise in recent COVID-19 cases.
The county will convene a mental health workgroup in partnership with school districts and Public Health Madison and Dane County to address what Parisi called the “acute needs” students are experiencing now due to COVID by utilizing existing resources and potentially dollars from the CARES Act to expand mental health services.
Even though distance learning largely takes place on a computer, it’s nice for kids to get some practice staying organized on paper. To keep track of homework assignments, due dates and even online classes, consider buying a small paper planner for your student. A pack of fine-tip colorful pens can also be a nice bonus.
The drop in enrollment could mean a decrease in state funding, which could lead to teacher salary and hiring freezes, as well as put a halt on facility update projects.
Gov. Tony Evers directed that a portion of the roughly $2 billion awarded to Wisconsin through the CARES Act will be awarded to projects passed over for the last round of state broadband expansion grants.
The Sun Prairie School District announced plans to continue virtual learning for grades 3-12 through the second quarter of the school year to align with Public Health Madison and Dane County recommendations as COVID-19 cases surge across the state.
Two girls used a Taco Bell's WiFi to access coursework. Their school district responded by giving the family a hotspot so they could do so from home.
From enhancing distance learning to cleaning school buildings, local school districts are beginning to consider how to spend their share of the $310 million allocated this week in federal stimulus money for New Jersey education in response to COVID-19.
Jamie Heit has spent precious little time obsessing over the daily coronavirus tally. She’s worried, for sure. But she’s got her hands full playing substitute teacher and traffic cop in one of the countless households dealing with pandemic-induced cabin fever.
Schools across the country have been sharing resources as they grapple with how to continue learning when buildings are closed during the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.
Laptops and wireless hotspots are being handed out, and directions are being sent to students and families as some Dane County schools make the switch this week to an online, remote learning model.
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