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    Readers’ Forum: How online school has affected cheating

    With the age of digital technology, and as more schools are switching to online classes, the new era of online school is affecting how students study and prepare for tests. Due to the lack of in-person classes and supervision, many students turn to cheating. Just think, all those students who would sit in class wanting to cheat but were scared of getting caught now have the opportunity. Even at universities that have an Honor Code, such as BYU, there has been an increase in students cheating. Many fellow students and peers have expressed to me how easy it is to cheat on Learning Suite tests because there isn’t anything to…

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    Cheating in Online School? Some Students and Parents Say It’s OK

    With high-school students across the country fresh off exams, many teachers will be eyeing their test answers carefully. Remote school has made certain kinds of cheating easier than ever, leading students who may never have considered cheating before the pandemic to google answers, text friends or peek at their notes. The difficult situations students face this year raise a question: Is it ever OK to cheat? Should the normal rules apply in a year that has been anything but normal? “I know a lot of kids who will FaceTime during tests and take them together, or kids who have a Google tab open during tests,” said Lucie Flagg, a high-school…

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    More students got F’s in first term of school year

    To be sure, many adults are having a hard time staying focused on their work amid the health and political chaos of 2020, so why would anybody expect young people to be any better? And is it fair to give kids regular A-F grades when nothing has been regular about the way they are living and learning since March, and won’t be for some time? Last spring, when the coronavirus pandemic began and schools across the United States closed and reverted to remote learning — literally overnight — many districts decided to halt giving A-F grades and institute some form of a pass-fail system. School and district officials said then…

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    One family fights for special education

    This story was produced by the Teacher Project, an education reporting fellowship at Columbia Journalism School. NUTLEY, N.J. — Ever since Carlos Tejada was diagnosed with autism at 13 months old, his parents have struggled to find him the right services. It was not for lack of trying. His mother, Adelaida Checo, attended more than a dozen meetings to discuss his special education plan at the Jersey City elementary school the boy started at age 3. There was just one problem: Checo, who speaks limited English, couldn’t understand most of what was said. “I don’t remember one word” from those meetings, she recalls. Her husband, Henry Tejada, spoke fluent English but…

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    Summit High School students get creative with online production of fall play

    A Main Street scene from Summit High School’s 2020 production of “One Stoplight Town.”Screenshot from Paul Koslovsky It almost feels cliche to say it, but this year’s fall play at Summit High School had to be put on a little differently amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The production of “One Stoplight Town” does not feature a live stage performance in front of an audience. Instead, it was recorded by some of the school’s video production students and debuted on the high school’s website at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 18. Caroline Hesford, the play’s producer and a music and drama teacher at Summit High School, is used to working around the…

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    Wine School of Philadelphia moves into 2021 offering diverse list of online instruction

    Remote education has been a challenge at all levels this year because of the pandemic, forcing alternate routes of instruction. The Wine School of Philadelphia has been celebrating the changes it had to make to overcome the obstacles of moving online, saying in a recent press release that it succeeded in teaching its sommelier certification course remotely this fall, prompting it to recently unveil its online school. “These new online classes reflect those values and deliver our award-wining content directly into your living room, Alana Zerbe, the school’s director of education, said in a press release. “In the coming months, we will be releasing online sommelier certification courses as well.…

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    Rising Case Numbers Causes District to Close Los Alamitos High School; Students Continue OnlineVoice of OC

    By Hosam Elattar | December 15, 2020 Los Alamitos High School will be shifting back to online learning for a month after a recent surge in Coronavirus cases in the state. Editor’s Note: As Orange County’s only nonprofit & nonpartisan newsroom, Voice of OC brings you the best, most comprehensive local Coronavirus news absolutely free. No ads, no paywalls. We need your help. Please, make a tax-deductible donation today to support your local news. The district Superintendent Andrew Pulver announced on Monday that the high school would transition back to distance learning on Wednesday until Jan. 16.  Middle and elementary schools in the district will remain open. “The numbers of COVID-19…

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