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    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Starting today, the push to get the necessary technology to Pittsburgh Public School students will begin. Seniors at Pittsburgh Public Schools will be the first to start this computer exchange distribution program. With the school decided to make the first nine weeks of the school year online, these devices will be essential for learning. School is scheduled to begin on August 31 and it’s been a challenge for the district to get enough laptops and Chromebooks ready for the beginning of the year. Pittsburgh Public Schools has 23,000 students and because of the enormous demand, there is a backlog. Another issue is that last year’s technology has become outdated so laptops need...
    San Antonio – A recent survey of employees at Judson ISD shows educators want more time to prepare and ensure a smooth start to the school year. Students and staff are currently gearing up for the start of the school year on Aug. 18. In person or virtually, students still need vaccines to go back to school District Communications Director Steve Linscomb said glitches that worry district staff members include the delay in technology supplies needed to ensure a smooth start to online learning. “We need to have the devices in-house to be able to accommodate our one to one initiative,” Linscomb said. “We have actually more of these devices on the way because we’re obviously not the only school...
    Another round of distance learning next month would give St. Paul Public Schools time to prepare for the safe resumption of in-person classes later in the school year, district leaders said Wednesday. Superintendent Joe Gothard proposed that all students, from preschool through 12th grade, learn from home on iPads for at least the first six weeks of the school year. With input from the school board, Gothard would consider bringing some students back for in-person instruction as early as Oct. 19, after a four-day weekend tied to the teachers union’s annual conference. The next possible transition point would be Nov. 16, the start of the second academic quarter. “We would like to move to (in-person learning for all) as soon...
    SAN JOSE, Calif. (KGO) -- High school holds a special place in life. These teenage years are defined by back-to-school night, rallies and homecoming.But as COVID-19 infection rates continue to rise in the Bay Area, all these rites of passage in a high schooler's life are being put on hold or canceled altogether.That's the case for Ysabella Ruvalcaba who is getting ready for her freshman year at Mount Pleasant High School in San Jose.RELATED: Building a Better Bay Area: Back to School"I feel for her, she is not going to have that experience with her friends, with any clubs that she wanted to go into, that whole first year freshman high school experience," said Ysabella's mom, Yanel Ruvalcaba.Instead, Ysabella will...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- The start of the school year is just about here, and we've heard from so many on what should or shouldn't happen. At the end of last school year, middle and high school students in California got a huge dose of distance learning. Some of them excelled and others struggled. News of more distance learning to start the upcoming academic year has garnered mixed reactions among teens."When they said they were going to start the year at a distance what was your reaction?"That was the question we asked Jaysyn Dempsey from Castro Valley High School. She quickly responded, "That's stupid, but okay I guess."RELATED: Building a Better Bay Area: Back to SchoolDempsey will be a freshman...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Across the Bay Area, kids are soaking up their final days of summer. But with the new school year looming, so are the concerns about going back to school remotely.Paul Austin works with underprivileged kids in Marin City, where the median household income is roughly a third of that in all the surrounding areas. For months now, he's seen how the pandemic has put an even greater spotlight on the digital divide -- the disparity between families that have access to technology and wifi and those who don't.BUILDING A BETTER BAY AREA: Back to School"Internet access is a privilege," Austin said. "Everybody don't have it."Austin, who works at Bridge the Gap College Prep, said most of...
    HAVERFORD TOWNSHIP, Pa. (CBS) — The Haverford School District superintendent is recommending schools start the year virtually. Superintendent Dr. Maureen Reusche says virtual learning would continue through at least September. Depending on coronavirus data and recommendations from experts, schools would then move to a hybrid model if it is deemed safe. Under the proposal, students would attend school in-person on alternating days. Reusche says Haverford Township is one of three areas in Delaware County with the highest positive case counts over the last 30 days. A school board meeting is scheduled for Thursday at 7 p.m. Reusche will make her recommendations to the school board then.
    Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot visits with children affected by the teachers’ strike at the McCormick YMCA on October 17, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images) This week, Chicago Public Schools, the nation’s third-largest school system, has announced that the coming school year will be conducted entirely via remote learning for all students. Read More: Nurse brawls with Chicago subway passenger who blames health care workers for coronavirus According to a local NBC affiliate, Wednesday morning CPS CEO Janice Jackson and Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot made the announcement at a news conference, stating the district had made the decision in efforts to mitigate risk to both students and faculty in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. ...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Sumner Elementary School in Austin is one of the first schools in the state to reopen for the new year. Students at this public school have been in class for two weeks. Right now, based on the amount of COVID cases in Mower County, schools can have in-person elementary learning and hybrid for secondary. WCCO’s Marielle Mohs traveled about two hours south of the Twin Cities to see how this school is implementing safety changes — what’s working and what’s not. Recess is the only time during the school day these 1st through 4th graders get to be mask free. “At recess, they’re allowed to take it off and have a little bit of a break,” teacher,...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- A Brighton Park uniform store is feeling the shift to e-learning, caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.With thousands of students learning from home, fewer are buying back-to-school items, such as uniforms.Zemsky's uniform store is usually busy this time of year, but after the pandemic and now that some school districts in the area have initially shifted to remote learning, it's looking a lot different."Typically it's pretty crowded in the store, so it's a little hard for us to see," said Judy Greenberg, the store owner.Sam Greenberg agreed."We have multiple registers going. There are lines to the back of the store, lines out the front door. It's disconcerting to see it so quiet," he said.The Greenbergs are the third-generation...
    Santa Clara University will go online for the fall quarter, the Jesuit school announced Wednesday, joining a majority of Bay Area campuses that will be mostly virtual the rest of this year. “I am announcing today that we have made the difficult decision that courses will be primarily online for our undergraduates, with limited exceptions,” President Kevin O’Brien wrote in a message to the campus. “In addition, we will suspend plans to bring students back to on-campus housing, again with some exceptions.” The news marks a departure from the school’s previous plans to offer some in-person classes and allow about 2,200 students to live in on-campus housing. But in recent weeks, the coronavirus has continued to circulate in Santa Clara...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Across the Bay Area, kids are soaking up their final days of summer. But with the new school year looming, so are the concerns about going back to school remotely.Paul Austin works with underprivileged kids in Marin City, where the median household income is roughly a third of that in all the surrounding areas. For months now, he's seen how the pandemic has put an even greater spotlight on the digital divide -- the disparity between families that have access to technology and wifi and those who don't.BUILDING A BETTER BAY AREA: Back to School"Internet access is a privilege," Austin said. "Everybody don't have it."Austin, who works at Bridge the Gap College Prep, said most of...
    Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot has announced that classes in Chicago Public Schools will be fully remote next year, according to The New York Times. The decision will avoid a possible strike from the Chicago teachers union, which serves 361,000 students in more than 600 schools. Lightfoot has called the decision was based on "public health data and the invaluable feedback weve received from parents and families." The move comes as school districts around the country struggle with how to move forward with K through 12 learning during the coronavirus pandemic. Only five of the largest school districts in the United States will open their doors for some form of in-person learning. That includes the New York City public school system....
    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A lawsuit accuses an elite private school in Utah of mishandling a 2017 sexual assault allegation from a student with disabilities who endured bullying from classmates, including a reenactment of the rape during a school assembly. Administrators at Waterford School held a meeting with the rest of her class where they shared details of the off-campus allegations and would not help the 17-year-old girl enforce a protective order against her classmate, according to the lawsuit seeking $10 million in damages. “I don’t want anybody else who goes to Waterford to be hurt in the same way I was hurt,” Tabitha Bell, now 20, said in a interview Monday from her home in California....
    Officials announced Wednesday that Chicago Public Schools will start its school year with full remote instruction through at least the first quarter, as the nationwide debate continues over whether to reopen schools to in-person learning amid the coronavirus pandemic.[ READ: Teachers Union Considers Strikes Over School Reopenings ]The public school system – one of the largest in the country, serving more than 350,000 students across more than 600 schools – last month announced a hybrid model in which most students would have returned to classrooms two days a week, according to WGN-TV. Now, the school year will start virtually on Sept. 8, as officials consult with public health experts and consider whether to welcome students back in a hybrid fashion starting Nov....
    NEW YORK — For Michelle Lynn England, back-to-school shopping always meant heading to Target and the local mall with her two girls and dropping about $500 on each of them for trendy outfits. Not this year. The Charlotte, North Carolina, woman cut her spending on clothing in half for her 10-year-old and 14-year-old and instead spent more on masks and other supplies as a surge in coronavirus cases forced her school district to extend online learning through the fall. “The kids always looked forward to getting something new,” said England, who spent $500 in total this time around. “It didn’t make any sense to buy any extra clothes that won’t be worn.” As the pandemic drags into the new...
    SAN ANTONIO – A kindergarten teacher in the San Antonio Independent School District has died due to complications from the novel coronavirus, district officials said Wednesday. Melissa Martinez, who taught at Rogers Academy, passed away Wednesday morning, according to a spokesperson with SAISD. She had just completed her sixth year with the district. The district did not provide the date Martinez tested positive for COVID-19. She was last on campus during the first week of June, according to a statement from SAISD. Read the full statement from SAISD: We have learned that an SAISD kindergarten teacher, Melissa Martinez from Rogers Academy, has passed away. We understand this was a result of COVID-19. She completed her sixth year with the...
    NEW YORK — For Michelle Lynn England, back-to-school shopping always meant heading to Target and the local mall with her two girls and dropping about $500 on each of them for trendy outfits. Not this year. The Charlotte, North Carolina, woman cut her spending on clothing in half for her 10-year-old and 14-year-old and instead spent more on masks and other supplies as a surge in coronavirus cases forced her school district to extend online learning through the fall. “The kids always looked forward to getting something new,” said England, who spent $500 in total this time around. “It didn’t make any sense to buy any extra clothes that won’t be worn.” As the pandemic drags into the new school...
    Officials in Chicago revoked their decision to reopen schools partially and opted to remain fully online after a survey showed a significant portion of parents would not send their children to school. Chicago Public Schools CEO Janice Jackson said schools will remain closed for in-person instruction through the first quarter of the school year, which extends through Nov. 6. A survey of parents in the district obtained by the Associated Press revealed that 41% of elementary school parents planned to keep their children home from school if they reopened. Thirty-eight percent of high school parents reported the same. "It was evident that our families were not comfortable with the state of the pandemic and the national response,” she...
    A former Pennsylvania high school football standout fatally shot his older brother, prosecutors alleged this week. Michael Barbuto, an 18-year-old Beaver County man who played wide receiver and defensive back in his senior season last year at Central Valley High School, was charged Tuesday with criminal homicide in the July 15 shooting death of his 29-year-old brother, Vincent Barbuto, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. Hopewell Township police found Vincent Barbuto bloodied and unresponsive when they responded to his home and a coroner later pronounced him dead at the scene from multiple gunshot wounds, the newspaper reports. Barbuto was charged after several witnesses told investigators a Honda sedan was parked in front of his brother’s home when police suspect the shooting occurred,...
    A second grade classroom in Georgia has been shut down after a student tested positive to COVID-19 on the first day of the new school year.  The student - who attends Sixes Elementary School in Cherokee County - fell ill following the first day of classes on Monday, and was subsequently confirmed to have the coronavirus.  The diagnosis has forced the student's teacher and 20 classmates into quarantine for the next two weeks.  The teacher - who is symptom-free - will now conduct classes online, according to Cherokee County School District spokesperson Barbara Jacoby.  She further told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that the infected student was not displaying any symptoms whilst they were on school grounds.  11alive Privacy Policy The...
     A former math teacher from Texas has been charged with having sex with a 15-year-old male student at her school nearly two years ago. Hailey Pardy, 25, was arrested last week after being indicted by a grand jury on a felony count of improper relationship between educator and student. According to court documents cited by Austin American-Statesman, Pardy, then aged 23, had sex with the Bastrop High School student on December 1, 2018, less than a year after she was hired by the local school district.  Hailey Pardy (left and right) has been charged with a felony count of improper relationship between educator and student. She is accused of having sex with a 15-year-old student in 2018 RELATED...
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is visiting Dallas on Thursday to discuss how the state is responding to the upcoming flu season while also dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. Officials said the governor will be holding a roundtable at UT Southwestern Medical Center at 11:30 a.m. with Texas Department of State Health Services Commissioner Dr. John Hellerstedt, Texas Division of Emergency Management Chief Nim Kidd, UT System Executive Vice Chancellor of Health Affairs Dr. John Zerwas and UT Southwestern Medical Center President Dr. Daniel K. Podolsky. The meeting comes as the state approaches the fall, which coincides with the flu season. It also comes as the state continues to deal with the pandemic. As of Wednesday morning, there...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Chicago Public Schools and Mayor Lori Lightfoot have announced Wednesday that CPS will start the school year with all-remote learning.The decision comes weeks after CPS proposed a hybrid model for most students featuring two days a week in class and three days at home. The district had been gathering online feedback from parents."The decision to begin the 2020-2021 CPS school year remotely during the first quarter is rooted in public health data and the invaluable feedback we've received from parents and families," said Mayor Lightfoot. "As we build out this remote learning model and seek to establish a hybrid learning model in the second quarter, we will continue to support and collaborate with parents and school leaders...
    New York Yankees: Gerrit Cole, a 14 year dream realized, through the eyes of a Yankee scout By: William Parlee August 5, 2020 PrevPreviousNew York Yankees activate Luis Cessa ahead of Wednesday’s doubleheader ShareTweet0 SharesThis is a story about New York Yankees scout Dave Keith and new Yankee pitching ace Gerrit Cole.  If found the information from Keith to be fascinating.  I took this article in its entirety from The Athletic and they and Lindsey Adler should be credited for its content. Gerrit Cole, a Yankees scout, and a dream realized, 14 years later By Lindsey Adler Aug 3, 2020 17 Yankees scout Dave Keith was covering a scout ball tournament in...
    The Pac-12 is planning a mammoth loan program that would provide an escape hatch for cash-strapped athletic departments in the event the football season is canceled because of coronavirus, according to internal documents and conference sources. Football accounts for the majority of each department’s revenue, generating in excess of $50 million dollars in ticket sales and media rights alone. The loan program would be large enough to cover that loss for each school, if needed: According to a series of emails obtained by the Hotline through public records requests, the loan would provide a maximum of $83 million for each university at a rate of 3.75 percent over 10 years. Each athletic department could decide whether it wanted to participate...
    (CNN)Chicago Public Schools, the nation's third-largest school system, will start the coming school year with fully remote learning for all students due to the coronavirus pandemic, the district announced Wednesday.The decision could avoid a possible strike from the Chicago Teachers Union. The district will implement remote learning through the first quarter, which ends November 9, and then will evaluate if it is safe to open in a hybrid learning model."As a district, we value parent feedback and we cannot overlook that a large percentage of parents have indicated they do not feel comfortable sending their students to school under a hybrid model for the start of the school year," said CPS CEO Janice K. Jackson in a statement. Schools find...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Facing a slow but steady rise in new COVID-19 cases in Chicago, and the possibility of a strike vote by the Chicago Teachers Union next week, Chicago Public Schools officials ditched plans to have some students in classrooms to start the school year, and announced a fully remote learning plan for the fall. CPS Chief Executive Officer and Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced Tuesday morning all students would be learning remotely for at least the first quarter of the 2020-21 school year. A decision on whether students will return to class in the second quarter will be made later this year. “In a perfect world, students would be in class more not less, but unfortunately that is not...
    (Reuters) - The 350,000 students who attend Chicago Public Schools, the third largest district in the U.S., will start the school year by taking all of their classes remotely amid the COVID-19 pandemic, school officials said on Wednesday. The decision to go to all-remote learning came after the city saw an uptick in virus cases in recent weeks that made public health officials concerned about the implications of in-person learning, Chicago Public Schools said in a statement. (Reporting by Brendan O'Brien in Chicago; Editing by Chris Reese) Copyright 2020 Thomson Reuters.
    Chicago public school officials announced Wednesday that the district will use a remote learning plan for the fall quarter amid the coronavirus pandemic. The decision comes when Chicago Public Schools (CPS) officials and Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) officials debated a hybrid approach that would have allowed students to receive two days of in-person classes per week. Earlier Tuesday versions emerged that the CTU House of Delegates was planning a strike vote next week if CPS adopted the hybrid learning plan, which will no longer be necessary. Parents originally had until Friday to decide whether to allow their children to attend classes in person for two days a week starting in September. Teachers had rejected the idea, calling for...
    The University of Connecticut announced Wednesday morning that it has put its 2020-2021 football season on hold as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. UConn is the first school in the FBS to cancel its season, a decision that the student-athletes were seemingly for. FORMER UCONN BASKETBALL STAR STANLEY ROBINSON FOUND DEAD AT 32 "After receiving guidance from state and public health officials and consulting with football student-athletes, we've decided that we will not compete on the gridiron this season," director of athletics David Benedict said in a statement on the school’s website. "The safety challenges created by COVID-19 place our football student-athletes at an unacceptable level of risk." He continued: “Ultimately, the student-athletes would rather preserve their year of...
    A Texas teacher is charged with having sex with a 15-year-old male student — just months after she started working at a high school, court records show. Hailey Pardy, a 25-year-old former math teacher at Bastrop High School, was arrested Thursday by Round Rock police following her indictment by a grand jury for allegedly having an improper relationship with a student, a second-degree felony, the Austin American-Statesman reports. Pardy, then 23, had sex with the teen student on Dec. 1, 2018, police said. Administrators at the public school then got an anonymous tip some nine months later — in August 2019 — about the alleged sexual relationship between the pair and Hardy was put on paid administrative leave the same...
    How US Postal Service changes could complicate mail-in voting How to Thaw Ground Beef So It Defrosts in Time for Dinner The Most Important Thing Parents of Kids in Special Ed Need to Remember This School Year This article is part of Open Book, a Slate series about the new school year. © Provided by Slate Photo illustration by Slate. Photos by iStock/Getty Images Plus and Comstock/Getty Images Plus. Last spring, I watched parents of my special education preschool students struggle through quarantine, as they attempted to keep their families afloat, their children occupied, and their sanity intact. My heart went out to them. We spoke regularly, and during my educational consults, the most consistent refrain I heard, tinged...
    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A teacher from central Florida is the state’s new Teacher of the Year. Gov. Ron DeSantis and Commissioner of Education Richard Corcoran named Krista Stanley as the 2021 Florida Department of Education Teacher of the Year on Tuesday. Stanley is a sixth grade teacher at Yearling Middle School in Okeechobee County. “Krista embodies what every teacher should strive to be, a teacher who is devoted to guiding every student to mastery of content," Yearling Middle School Principal David Krakoff said in a statement. Stanley will receive a $20,000 check and an $8,000 scholarship to present to a student of her choice. Four other finalists will each receive $15,000: Kristin Wilson from Florida State University School in...
    Authorities say they are ready to receive more than 50,000 students who use school transportation in this county on their buses, and this year there are major changes to the protocol to prevent the spread of coronavirus. Nearly 1,100 buses belonging to the school district will be disinfected at least four times a day, every time a route is made. The driver will be in charge of applying the disinfecting liquid in the aisle, handrails, seat, back, each space of the unit. When it comes to safety, children and drivers should wear masks. masks will be mandatory, but there are other accessories that are suggested by the district: gloves for drivers will be optional, we will have them if...
    BARRINGTON, Ill. (CBS) — Upset parents protested in Barrington Tuesday night over the district’s plan to start the school year with remote learning. “I think this is child abuse, frankly,” said Marie Sweeney. “These are American rights, land of the free, and to be educated.” School board members explained at a meeting Tuesday why they made an about-face. The district had initially announced a hybrid approach with both in-person classes and remote learning. But amid the coronavirus pandemic, the board ultimately decided e-learning would be the safer option. Parents say they are now left scrambling for child care and worried about the quality of their children’s education.
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- We've heard from officials, health experts, and parents about the upcoming school year but what about the kids? Many of them finished last year doing distance learning and will start at a distance in the coming weeks. We asked parents to send in videos where their kids give their own opinions about the coming school year. Let's just say the little ones didn't hold back.Building a Better Bay Area: Back to School"Hi everyone my name is Mila Kumar!""My name is Nolan!""My name is Gaby!"These California youngsters along with many others are about to give you their thoughts on the upcoming school year. For all of them it will start with distanced learning -- something that many...
    CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Public Schools is expected to announce Wednesday that it will start the school year with all-remote learning in response to coronavirus concerns, according to published reports. The Chicago Sun-Times and Chicago Tribune, citing unnamed sources, said the announcement will be made ahead of a deadline Friday when parents were to decide on whether they wanted to start the year learning from home or a hybrid plan of remote and classroom learning. The newspapers earlier Tuesday reported that the Chicago Teachers Union may convene its House of Delegates next week to consider a plan of action that could lead to a strike if the public schools do not institute an all-remote learning plan for the...
    CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Public Schools is expected to announce Wednesday that it will start the school year with all-remote learning in response to coronavirus concerns, according to published reports. The Chicago Sun-Times and Chicago Tribune, citing unnamed sources, said the announcement will be made ahead of a deadline Friday when parents were to decide on whether they wanted to start the year learning from home or a hybrid plan of remote and classroom learning. The newspapers earlier Tuesday reported that the Chicago Teachers Union may convene its House of Delegates next week to consider a plan of action that could lead to a strike if the public schools do not institute an all-remote learning plan for the start of...
    NATOMAS (CBS13) — Mental health impacts remain a symptom of the COVID-19 pandemic, months after it began. This crisis mixed with distance learning has its own effects on students when they’re not in the classroom. “Staying at home, it’s too much for him,” said Sumiti Mehta, a mother of two enrolled in the Natomas Unified district. She’s noticed a change in her son’s attitude at home since distance learning began, “I could see the kind of things that would make him angry, just stuck in the home with just four people around.” She attributes it to more time in the house rather than the classroom, and it’s a feeling felt by students and families across the greater-Sacramento area. The Natomas...
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    If the city’s children are to get an education this year — in whatever form — Mayor de Blasio and Chancellor Richard Carranza better start getting their ducks in order. Fast. With just a few weeks left before the start of the new school year, teachers are vowing to strike, principals are threatening to retire, custodians are whining, schoolbus drivers need to be hired and routes ironed out. Oh, and there’s a nursing shortage, too. On top of all this, Gov. Cuomo is yet again looking to stir trouble and make the job harder. Isn’t life in the city — with COVID, a crime wave, a homeless crisis, protests — tough enough already? Start with the teachers’ union, and groups...
    CHICAGO — Facing fierce opposition from teachers for a quick return to in-person schooling, the Chicago Public Schools plans to announce it will start the school year with an all-remote learning schedule, according to multiple reports. CPS had announced an opt-in, hybrid model for the coming school year to help mitigate the risks of students, teachers and other employees catching coronavirus. Amid rising coronavirus cases in Chicago, teachers pushed back against the proposal. The Chicago Teachers Union reportedly planned to convene a meeting of it delegates next week to consider a strike vote. Chicago Department of Public Health Commissioner Dr. Allison Arwady on Tuesday said she supported a return to in-class learning if it could be done safely. But by Tuesday...
    For Michelle Lynn England, back-to-school shopping always meant heading to Target and the local mall with her two girls and dropping about $500 on each of them for trendy outfits. Not this year. CLICK HERE FOR COMPLETE CORONAVIRUS COVERAGE The Charlotte, North Carolina, woman cut her spending on clothing in half for her 10-year-old and 14-year-old and instead spent more on masks and other supplies as a surge in coronavirus cases forced her school district to extend online learning through the fall. “The kids always looked forward to getting something new,” said England, who spent $500 in total this time around. “It didn’t make any sense to buy any extra clothes that won’t be worn.” As the pandemic drags into...
    BOULDER, Colo. (CBS4) – The Boulder Valley School District says all students will start the new school year remotely. The first day of school is Aug. 26 for that district. (credit: CBS) In July, Superintendent Dr. Rob Anderson said the district anticipates reopening in Phase 3, which includes a mix of in-person and online learning. During a special school board meeting on Tuesday, district officials discussed the new plan which calls for online learning through Sept. 22. A task force made up of teachers, school leadership and parents will report to the school board on Sept. 22 to discuss what the next step will be. The district also addressed child care concerns. They will have low cost or free child care...
    A 7-year-old Texas boy is on the mend after spending more than three weeks in the hospital battling COVID-19. Nykiera Petry-Shelton A 7-year-old in Port Arthur, Texas, spent 12 days on a ventilator in a medically induced coma as a result of complications from COVID-19.  His mom, Nykiera Petry-Shelton, told Insider she didn't know how her son contracted the virus but said she was "so scared" when doctors had to intubated him due to heart and lung failure. Petry-Shelton said she disagrees with the push to send kids back for in-person classes, arguing measures to keep kids safe aren't practical.   "I know it's going to be hard to keep kids inside, but I mean you have to —...
    INGLEWOOD, Calif. (KABC) -- School may be going virtual for many, but students still need real school supplies and that's why an Inglewood-based nonprofit made some adjustments to their annual back-to-school giveaway event."I love doing this," Elijah Gomez said. "Love, love this. I just like helping people in general becauseit kind of makes me feel like a superhero."12-year-old Elijah Gomez passed out back to school supplies, food and drinks on a Saturday afternoon to people in the Inglewood community. The event was the 4th Annual Back-to-School Giveaway hosted by Inglewood-based nonprofit Giving Youth Opportunities, or GYO."This event and community giving is important to help the families in need and also to support our youth in the community," Alesha Briggs CEO...
    SAN ANTONIO – Edgewood Independent School District board members voted to extend remote-only learning until October 9. The district had planned to be online-only for the first four weeks of school but decided to extend to eight weeks. EISD is the first San Antonio-area school district to announce an extension of remote-only learning past the initial four weeks. The latest guidance from the Texas Education Agency says school districts can extend to remote-only learning to eight weeks if approved by the school board. However, any family without internet access or devices for distance learning is entitled to receive on-campus instruction during the transition period. During Tuesday’s board meeting, board members also approved the purchase of Apple iPads, Dell laptops and...
    LONG BEACH (CBSLA) — The Long Beach Unified School District is set to hold a closed-door meeting Wednesday to discuss plans for the upcoming school year. Last month, Long Beach Unified announced it will begin the new school year with online courses following the announcements of other districts. There is still concern over distance learning and safety measures at schools, but for now, classes will continue to be online through at least October 1. The school year starts on Sept. 1 for Long Beach Unified. The board members will meet Wednesday to discuss their plans for the upcoming school year.
    SAN ANTONIO – Family Services teamed up with the Alamo Quarry Market, the Ancira Auto Group and United Healthcare to fill thousands of backpacks with back-to-school supplies for needy families. Copyright 2020 by KSAT - All rights reserved.
    WILKINSBURG (KDKA) — One man is in the hospital and another is detained after a shooting outside of an elementary school in Wilkinsburg this afternoon. Police were called to Kelly Primary School just before 12:15 p.m. for reports of shots fired. According to Allegheny County Police, officers found a 26-year-old man who had been shot. He was rushed to a nearby hospital and is listed in critical condition. Police detained a 29-year-old man at the scene. Multiple evidence markers littered the ground in front of the school on Kelly Avenue. (Photo Credit: KDKA Photojournalist Ian Smith) Wilkinsburg and Allegheny County police are investigating. Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call the Allegheny County Police Tip Line at...
    Atlanta Public Schools announced it would postpone the first day of school to Aug. 24, two weeks later than scheduled, and would require students to wear face masks when they are in school buildings amid the coronavirus pandemic. Public schools in Atlanta were initially expected to begin in early August, but the school board this week voted to push back that date in order to give teachers and families enough time to prepare for remote and virtual learning. NEW JERSEY TO REQUIRE STUDENTS TO WEAR MASKS IN SCHOOL  The district announced last month that students would begin the 2020-2021 school year with virtual instruction only for at least the first nine weeks of the school year, but noted that some students are...
    CHICAGO (CBS)– Teachers from three southwest suburbs say until there’s a COVID-19 vaccine, it is not safe for students to return to school. They are pushing for students to stay home and do all learning online. “We have to take protective measures and the only way to do that is to start school remotely,” Michelle Etchason, District 230 Teachers Union president, said. The group organized a car caravan through Orland Park, Palos Hills and Tinley Park and circled in front of the administration building.
    Cronenworth, Paddack help Padres beat Dodgers 5-4 10 Silly Signs to Brighten Your Day 6 ways to save on back-to-school shopping The pandemic may be changing the way Americans shop for back to school, and the costs of social distancing appear to be taking their toll. © FotoAndalucia/Shutterstock A father and daughter go back-to-school shopping. Households with kids in grades K-12 are expected to spend $789.49 per family for the 2020-2021 school year, according to the National Retail Federation (NRF). That’s up just more than $90 from the $697 families spent on average last year. Conversely, families of college students are expected to spend an average of $1,059.20 this year, compared to $976.78 last year. Load Error...
    By ANNE D'INNOCENZIO, AP Retail Writer NEW YORK (AP) — For Michelle Lynn England, back-to-school shopping always meant heading to Target and the local mall with her two girls and dropping about $500 on each of them for trendy outfits. Not this year. The Charlotte, North Carolina resident has slashed her spending on clothing in half for her 10-year-old and 14-year-old and instead upped her spending on masks and supplies as a surge in coronavirus cases has forced her local school district to extend online learning through the fall. “The kids always looked forward to getting something new,” said England, who spent $500 in total this time around. “It didn’t make any sense to buy any extra clothes that won’t...
    NEW YORK (AP) — For Michelle Lynn England, back-to-school shopping always meant heading to Target and the local mall with her two girls and dropping about $500 on each of them for trendy outfits. Not this year. The Charlotte, North Carolina resident has slashed her spending on clothing in half for her 10-year-old and 14-year-old and instead upped her spending on masks and supplies as a surge in coronavirus cases has forced her local school district to extend online learning through the fall. “The kids always looked forward to getting something new,” said England, who spent $500 in total this time around. “It didn’t make any sense to buy any extra clothes that won’t be worn.” At...
    SAN ANTONIO – A San Antonio teacher said she recently executed her will and appointed power of attorney ahead of the upcoming academic year due to concerns about the coronavirus pandemic. The teacher, who works at Northside Independent School District and has nearly 20 years of experience, spoke with KSAT Saturday. She spoke under the condition of anonymity due to repercussion concerns because the “district’s image is highly controlled” and employees are encouraged not to speak to the media. KSAT has confirmed her employment with NISD. For the purposed of this article, we have assigned her the fictitious name of “Beth” to help protect her identity. Beth, who describes herself as an optimistic person, told KSAT that she has had...
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A group of public school teachers, parents and students participated in a motor march in Virginia calling for a virtual start to the school year. Demonstrators convened at a middle school in Richmond on Monday before driving down to the Capitol as part of the march, The Richmond-Times Dispatch reported. People across the state attended the event, which was organized by Virginia Educators United for the National Day of Resistance. Some school districts in Virginia have decided to start the school year virtually while others are allowing parents to choose from online or face-to-face learning. Aside from a virtual start to the school year, the group is also calling for other things, including “necessary funding” to...
    COMPTON (CBSLA) — Family, friends and loved ones are mourning the loss of 14-year-old Semaj Miller, who was shot and killed in South Los Angeles on July 29. Police are still searching for the suspected shooter and have not yet determined a motive behind Miller’s death. Standing at 6’6″ and with the skills and attitude to match, Miller had been desired by basketball teams all across the state and was a standout at the youth basketball program, L.A. City Wildcats. “I’ve had to bury several of my L.A. City Wildcat kids over the years but this a little bit more personal. He was the youngest kid I’ve ever had to get involved to make sure he’s laid to rest properly,”...
    The University of Pennsylvania is alleged to have received $3 million from a company owned by a businessman with links to the Chinese Communist Party. The prestigious Ivy League school, which is based in Philadelphia claims that the cash came from a Chinese citizen named Xin Zhou who was a 'large client' of UPenn's business school. Zhou runs a company called E-House and participated in a University of Pennsylvania Wharton Business School event in Shanghai last year.  However the Washington Free Beacon claims the money actually came from an alleged shell company, the Nice Famous Corp., which is connected to Shanghai real estate developer Xu Xeuqing. Xeuqing, who has no connection to the university whatsoever is in turn, alleged to have links with...
    DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. (WLS) -- The debate over returning to school has led to death threats from some people in one suburban district, according to Community District 99's superintendent in Downers Grove.That school board held a meeting Monday night to hear from all sides of the issue.Desperation to return to the classroom has pushed students and parents to rally the public's support for some kind of in-person learning for the upcoming school year."I at least want to be able to get tutored if I need help and if we're going in one day I'm fine with that," said senior Chloe Sheppard."I think at school, if they respect their teachers and wash their hands and wear their masks and teachers are...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — People in Delano are sharing their opinions on what to do with the upcoming school year. Many families recognize that whatever decision is made, something important will be sacrificed. Keri Saxowsky wants her daughter, Fayte, to start eighth grade at Delano High School, despite the risks. “I want everybody to remain safe too, and I know that may not be a possibility if everybody goes back to school,” Saxowsky said. In Wright County, where Delano’s schools are located, COVID-19 case numbers align with a state recommendation of hybrid learning for middle and high school and in-person learning for elementary students. “I would like to drill down to the data a little bit more before we make a...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A few thousand parents are pushing back against a decision handed down to schools by the Archdiocese of Miami. In a little more than two weeks, students will begin the school year online. However, the news was not what many parents wanted to hear, especially since they are still paying full tuition. On Friday, the Archdiocese sent out a letter. It reads, in part: “The decision to begin the 2020-2021 school year with only livestreamed classes or online instruction for grades K-12 was arrived after considerable consultation with the Florida Department of Education, the Florida Catholic Conference, local health officials, and feedback solicited from parents themselves.” Jackie Suarez, the mother of a first and fourth grade student,...
    SAN ANTONIO – As children prepare to return to the classroom, one thing is for sure -- schools will look much different than they did before the pandemic. Desks will be six feet apart, students will be required to wear masks and some schools are getting rid of breakfast in the cafeteria and turning to a more grab-and-go style -- all changes for which students will need time to adjust. Dr. Donna Roybal, a child and adolescent psychiatrist with UT Health San Antonio, says it’s important that parents prepare their children in all age groups for the new changes. What will a typical school day be like when kids go back to class in person? “And it’s also important to...
    They get an A+ for creativity. Teachers brought along visual aids, including handmade coffins and a guillotine, while protesting Mayor Bill de Blasio’s schools reopening plan in Lower Manhattan on Monday afternoon. About 200 protesters — many of them educators, parents and students — marched from the United Federation of Teachers Headquarters to the NYC Department of Education offices near Foley Square. “We demand safe schools,” they chanted. The crafty group lugged a DIY yellow guillotine, with “DOE” painted on the blade and “US” written where the head would go. They also carried at least two boxes designed to look like coffins, with black cloth draped over them, and three handmade body bags. “Children cannot focus on schoolwork if...
    BUCKS COUNTY, Pa. (CBS) — Vocabulary may be the first lesson of this new school year. Remote and hybrid — these are terms not previously used when talking back to school.  It’s not only a confusing time for parents and families but for kids as well. According to child psychologists, these new words could play a big role not only in how kids learn, but how they feel. For teachers, it will be a trying return. For parents, this upcoming school year will serve as a challenge, if not a logistical nightmare. But for kids? “This is all new! For them it’s like oh OK, this is how we do it,” said psychologist Dr. Robert J. Jann Sr. Dr. Jann...
    ELK GROVE (CBS13) — Some of the 63,000 students in the Elk Grove Unified School District went back to school Monday. One family was trying to keep traditions alive Monday morning amidst what is shaping up to be an untraditional school year. It’s the picture that’s a snapshot of what’s to come. “We didn’t want to miss it,” said Yvette Jackson. Each year Jackson and her twin girls take a picture in front of their classroom on the first day of school. “We are ready we are excited, Hein is a good school,” she said. This year it was even more important to make that connection in a world that’s become somewhat disconnected given social distancing and a stay-at-home order....
    ELK GROVE (CBS13) — It’s back to school for two of the Sacramento area’s biggest districts: Stockton and Elk Grove Unified. Parents say it’s a far cry from a “normal” start to the year. “I honestly don’t know how you can expect to teach a child and work at the same time,” said one Elk Grove parent. For Angella Kelough, her biggest concern is about her youngest son who has an IEP (Individualized Education Program). She says he needs to be monitored this year to see if he needs extra help. “I’m just concerned that he might get behind,” she said. READ ALSO: Learning Curve: Stepping Up For Special Needs, How Districts Hope To Do Better Jeanette Nolton Horne says she...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- The Chicago Teachers Union held a car caravan rally Monday as they continued their call for remote learning only this fall.As of now, Chicago Public Schools will be opening for modified in-person learning next month. But the city's teachers' union wants that plan scrapped for an all-remote model.RELATED: CPS, mayor release hybrid learning framework for possible Chicago school reopenings in fallEMBED More News Videos Depending on your age and grade, the plan involves in-person instruction, remote learning, or both. Teachers will join activists from New York to Los Angeles Monday to demand adequate classroom safety measures as schools all over the country debate reopening.In Chicago, CTU will form a car caravan and head for City Hall before...
    A TEACHER has been arrested for allegedly having sex with the same 13-year-old female student he engaged in sexual activity with multiple times late last year.  William Gardner, 28, who taught at Barren County Middle School in Kentucky, was arrested last Wednesday after the underage girl told police she had sex with him again, local news station K105 reported. 3William Gardner is being held at Barren County Detention Center on a $150,000 cash bondCredit: ChrisMurphyMedia 3William Gardner allegedly picked the underage girl up and took her to Horse Cave Hotel Credit: ChrisMurphyMedia Gardner allegedly picked the girl up and took her to Horse Cave Hotel where they participated in sexual acts.  Officers checked surveillance video from the hotel and reportedly saw...
    When the number of coronavirus cases began to rise in the San Francisco area in early July, mother of one Lian Chikako Chang started a Facebook group to support local families and teachers who were suddenly facing the prospect of schools not opening in person as planned in mid-August. The "Pandemic Pods" group, which aims to help with childcare and schooling needs, grew to more than 30,000 members within three weeks, as areas across the US were hit by Covid-19 spikes and more schools decided to stay shut. "Families were left scrabbling for solutions," says Ms Chang. "Most parents have to work, and most jobs are not compatible with homeschooling". And it's not just Facebook parents are turning...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — It’s a new part of the college curriculum. COVID-19 testing at the University of Illinois. CBS 2’s Jim Williams reports it’s not just before the fall semester begins. It’s supposed to be an exciting time for Sydney White. The 18-year-old is leaving home.. set to begin her freshman year at the University of Illinois-Champaign/Urbana. But hanging over this new chapter of her life is COVID-19. Jill is her mom. “She has a roommate. She’s excited to move in and meet friends. But, you know, she said, I’m gonna have to wear a mask all the time she realizes social functions will be limited,” Jill White said. “Yeah, living in a dorm, obviously, she’s going to be...
    KEENE, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – For the first time since March, Monday night is a school night for hundreds of students in Johnson County. School districts in Keene and Godley plan to open Tuesday, with students both on campus, and learning virtually. In Keene, more than 70% of the student body was expected to return in person. Monday, the district was still working on installing touchless water fountains, and waiting on a delayed shipment of face gaiters but otherwise ready, according to superintendent Dr. Ricky Stephens. “We want to be an example for others that are coming behind us,” he said. “We want to be able to say here’s what we did right. We want to be honest and say here’s what...
    In preparation for the upcoming school year Trion Elementary School’s principal, Tim Gillespie has released the following information: Dear Parents/Guardians: Trion Elementary School is so excited to welcome students back into our building on August 6. We have been working tirelessly to ensure a safe, productive environment for our students, relying on guidance from the CDC and the Georgia Department of Public Health. Please be patient with us as we navigate returning to school during this pandemic. The safety of our students and staff is our utmost priority, and we will have to be flexible this year. Guidelines will undoubtedly change as the year progresses, but everything we...
    SAN JOSE, Calif. (KGO) -- San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo is investing in education throughout his city. On Monday, Mayor Sam Liccardo announced that the city will provide 11,000 high-end hotspots with unlimited 4G LTE data plans to unconnected and under-connected students and residents through a new public-private partnership with AT&T.Building a Better Bay Area: Back to SchoolThe new partnership also accounts for outdoor Wi-Fi at libraries, community centers, and parks. Officials say it will provide residents in the area with stable internet connection whether the library and community centers are open or not."In these challenging times, we are prioritizing getting 8,000 students rapidly connected to the internet -- which will enable them to successfully participate in online learning this...
    Nearly 300 employees with Georgia’s largest school district have tested positive for COVID-19 or been exposed to the virus. The Gwinnett County School District will not return to in-person classes and will instead reopen with online learning for the school year starting August 12. However, while students can stay at home teachers are still required to come to school for their remote teaching.  Teachers began to return to their schools for in-person planning on Wednesday and on Thursday the school district reported 260 employees tested positive for the virus or had contact with a positive case, removing a major chunk of the school force just days before the start of the semester.  'As of last Thursday, we had approximately 260...
    MINFORD — Minford Local School District is preparing for students to return to school. Minford Local School District has released their plans for restarting school this August while trying to follow all guidelines required by Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and the Ohio Health Department. “The plan for returning to school has been developed through consultation with the Scioto County Health Department, guidance from state and federal agencies, and in collaboration with staff members, administration, the Minford Board of Education, and parent responses to posted online surveys throughout the summer,” Minford Local School District stated. “The four levels included in the plan below are aligned directly to Ohio’s Public Health Advisory System that can be found at coronavirus.Ohio.gov.”. To provide the...
    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Commissioners in an Alabama county voted Monday to include on the November ballot a property tax increase that would add funding for the public school system, according to officials. Voters in Montgomery County, which includes the state's capital, will have the chance to vote on the tax referendum on the Nov. 3 presidential election ballot. If approved, the number of mills levied on property in the county would increase by 12, with the average homeowner seeing about a $12 monthly rise in property taxes, news outlets reported Monday. The measure would generate an additional $33 million per year for Montgomery County Public Schools, according to officials. School Board President Clare Weil said the funding would go...
    New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy on Monday said face coverings would be required for students “at all times” while inside a school building, regardless of social distancing, as the state begins rolling out plans for the 2020 school year amid the coronavirus pandemic. “Face coverings will be required for all students at all times while inside a school building, regardless of social distancing, unless doing so would inhibit the individual’s health,” Murphy tweeted Monday. MURPHY TO GIVE NEW JERSEY PARENTS CHOICE ON REMOTE-LEARNING AMID COVID-19 Murphy added that the new order would also include “several exceptions to this standard including an exception for certain students with disabilities.” Murphy noted that the New Jersey Department of Education is also sharing a...
    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma's reported coronavirus cases rose by 377 on Monday, and the state added another death due to the illness caused by the virus, the Oklahoma State Department of Health said. Oklahoma has confirmed 38,602 cases of COVID-19 and 551 deaths since the pandemic began. The death reported Monday was a man in Pottawatomie County who was 65 years old or older, the agency said. The true number of coronavirus cases in Oklahoma is likely higher because many people have not been tested, and studies suggest people can be infected and not feel sick. For most people, the coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough that clear up in two to three weeks....
    Mayor Bill de Blasio dug in Monday and defended his school reopening plan after critics — including Andrew Gov. Cuomo — blasted it as little more than an outline that left gaping questions about the new academic year unanswered. State officials required all districts to submit a report detailing their approach to reviving school systems in September amid the coronavirus crisis. But the city’s 32-page submission drew poor marks for a lack of specificity and comparatively meager length. One Cuomo official noted that Yonkers – which has a total of 27,000 kids – produced a roughly 80-page report. Both the city teachers and principals unions argued that the plan fell well short on safety assurances and logistical precision. “This...
    An elementary school in Middle Tennessee is ripped apart in a newly released video of a tornado that tore through the area earlier this year as a severe weather outbreak that left dozens dead. Wilson County Public Schools on Friday released the video on Facebook of the "very powerful" EF-3 twister that tore from Nashville to Smith County as violent weather struck the region back in early March. "It captures the very powerful nature, gives you a front-row seat of the devastation that this storm caused," Wilson County Schools Public Information Officer Bart Barker said in a narration of the video. JUNE 2020 WAS 'TORNADO DROUGHT,' FEWEST NUMBER OF US TWISTERS IN NEARLY 70 YEARS, FORECASTERS SAY In the footage released, the tornado can be...
    Mayor Bill de Blasio dug in Monday and defended his school reopening plan after critics — including Andrew Gov. Cuomo — blasted it as little more than an outline that left gaping questions about the new academic year unanswered. State officials required all districts to submit a report detailing their approach to reviving school systems in September amid the coronavirus crisis. But the city’s 32-page submission drew poor marks for a lack of specificity and comparatively meager length. One Cuomo official noted that Yonkers – which has a total of 27,000 kids – produced a roughly 80-page report. Both the city teachers and principals unions argued that the plan fell well short on safety assurances and logistical precision. “This plan...
    DALLAS, TEXAS - Putting your child on the bus for the first day of school is always a leap of faith for a parent. Now, on top of the normal worries about teachers and lessons and adjusting to new routines, there's COVID-19. Rachel Adamus was feeling those emotions at sunrise Monday as she got 7-year-old Paul ready for his first day of second grade and 5-year-old Neva ready for the start of kindergarten. With a new school year beginning this week in some states, Adamus is struggling to balance her fears with her belief that her children need to go to school for the sake of their education. The death toll in the U.S. from the coronavirus has reached about...
    By JEFF AMY and DENISE LAVOIE DALLAS, Ga. (AP) — Putting your child on the bus for the first day of school is always a leap of faith for a parent. Now, on top of the usual worries about youngsters adjusting to new teachers and classmates, there’s COVID-19. Rachel Adamus was feeling those emotions at sunrise Monday as she got 7-year-old Paul ready for his first day of second grade and 5-year-old Neva ready for the start of kindergarten. With a new school year beginning this week in some states, Adamus is struggling to balance her fears with her belief that her children need the socialization and instruction that school provides. The death toll in the U.S. from the coronavirus...
    ELK GROVE (CBS13) — It’s back to school for several districts in the area on Monday, including one of the largest districts in the state. But it will be far from a normal start to the year. The Elk Grove Unified School District was the first in the Sacramento area to close down over concerns about the coronavirus pandemic when a student at one campus tested positive. Now it will be among the first to begin distance learning to at least start the 2020 school year. One mom wanted to keep one tradition alive by at least stopping by Arlene Hein Elementary with her daughter, who began second grade on Monday. She says there are still many questions remaining. “She...
    FORT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) – In just about two weeks, Broward County Public Schools will start the new school year and it will look very different from years past. Due to the pandemic, students will start the year eLearning, taking classes online. During his State of the District Address on Monday, Broward Superintendent Robert Runcie said there were several areas that are being addressed including food insecurity and the digital divide. “Sixty-five percent of the children attending Broward County Public Schools qualify for free or reduced meals. For many children, our public schools are the only reliable place for them to receive two nutritious meals, breakfast and lunch each day,” he said. Runcie said when they closed campuses in...
    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Distance learning will begin for more than 30 million Mexican school children Aug. 24, but a return to classrooms will remain an uncertain goal, the country’s education secretary said Monday. Secretary Esteban Moctezuma Barragán and leaders of the country’s largest television networks presented in broad strokes a plan to put educational instruction on television. Moctezuma Barragán said that risks continue being too high. Officials fear children could become coronavirus carriers, infecting relatives at home. Students will not return to classrooms until the government’s version of a stoplight to evaluate the pandemic’s risk is safely at green. In remote indigenous communities, instruction will be carried on government radio. Some 140 million free textbooks will be distributed. Copyright...
    SAN ANTONIO – The coronavirus pandemic has been causing concern for parents, educators and students since schools were closed in March and some are still wondering how to safely move forward in the upcoming academic school year. KSAT viewers have been sharing their thoughts about the impending school year and while some people aren’t ready for students to head back to classrooms, others think the time is right. Some of the viewer responses sent to KSAT have been listed below and if you have an opinion you’d like to share - you still have a chance to weigh in. Fill out the prompt under the responses and you might see your opinion published in our next Classroom Confessional. Find other...
    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Distance learning will begin for more than 30 million Mexican school children Aug. 24, but a return to classrooms will remain an uncertain goal, the country’s education secretary said Monday. Secretary Esteban Moctezuma Barragán and leaders of the country’s largest television networks presented in broad strokes a plan to put educational instruction on television. Moctezuma Barragán said that risks continue being too high. Officials fear children could become coronavirus carriers, infecting relatives at home. Students will not return to classrooms until the government’s version of a stoplight to evaluate the pandemic’s risk is safely at green. In remote indigenous communities, instruction will be carried on government radio. Some 140 million free textbooks will be distributed. Copyright...
    Oakland student Jessica Ramos spent a lot of time on her phone after COVID-19 shuttered Skyline High School in March. But she wasn’t just tweeting or texting friends. She was reading her AP Language thesis over the phone, one line at a time, to her English teacher. Without an internet connection at home, it was the only way she could get his feedback before she sent in her final paper. “He would just send me little quick corrections through text and that was pretty much it,” she said. This was the reality of remote learning for Ramos and thousands more students across the Bay Area who lacked the means to continue classes online. Nonprofits and fundraisers have tried their best...
    SAN ANTONIO – This upcoming school year will be an unpredictable one and the normal stresses teachers go through may be even worse. In fact, last school year, a report revealed that many teachers were being pushed to a breaking point. The report, by Education Support, revealed that stress is at the highest levels ever for teachers. “Nearly three-quarters of teachers and 84% of school leaders now describe themselves as ‘stressed,’ and more than a third of education professionals have experienced a mental health issue in the past academic year,” the Guardian wrote. With the uncertainty of how the school year will play out because of COVID-19, the stress being put on teachers could get even worse. Dr. Harry Croft,...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- The Chicago Teachers Union is planning to rally outside City Hall to demand remote learning only this fall.As of now, Chicago Public Schools will be opening for modified in-person learning next month. But the city's teachers' union wants that plan scrapped for an all-remote model.RELATED: CPS, mayor release hybrid learning framework for possible Chicago school reopenings in fallEMBED More News Videos Depending on your age and grade, the plan involves in-person instruction, remote learning, or both. Teachers will join activists from New York to Los Angeles Monday to demand adequate classroom safety measures as schools all over the country debate reopening.In Chicago, CTU will form a car caravan and head for City Hall before noon.City teachers argue...
    By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. BLACK WOMEN MOBILIZE, SEIZE POLITICAL SPOTLIGHT They have long been the Democratic Party’s most reliable and loyal voters, but for generations that allegiance didn’t translate to their own political rise. 2. PREPARING FOR BACK TO SCHOOL AMID PANDEMIC Parents in some states are getting their first look at a new school year as the coronavirus continues to cause upheaval in school systems around the country. 3. HEARING COULD OFFER NEW DETAILS IN CHILDREN'S DEATHS Prosecutors plan to begin sketching out their evidence against a couple at the center of a bizarre case of two missing children whose bodies...