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    Utah schools suspend test to stay, can move to online learning

    In the face of the omicron surge sapping some Utah schools’ ability to staff classrooms and provide support services, Utah Gov. Spencer Cox, legislative leaders and the state superintendent have issued a letter that gives schools flexibility for the next two weeks on in-person attendance. Growing numbers of Utah schools have reached “test to stay,” thresholds where they must conduct schoolwide testing per state code, allowing those who test negative to remain in in-person learning and send home students who have positive results for quarantine or until they can produce a negative COVID-19 test. Some schools are also experiencing high rates of student absenteeism, teacher absences and staff shortages among…

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    St. Patrick School In Brighton Going Online

    January 17, 2022 By Jon King / jking@whmi.com Another Livingston County school is reverting to online learning amid surging cases of COVID-19. In an email to parents sent on Saturday night, St. Patrick Catholic School in Brighton announced that students will be learning from home next week due to the continued increase in cases. “We thank our families for your flexibility as we continue to maneuver through these times when the number of positive cases is running at its highest levels,” stated the email. “We hope that by keeping our students home for a week will slow the spread of Covid in our building and allow for more students to…

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    Anderson school districts move to online class for Tuesday school

    Pickens County and all of Anderson County’s school districts have cancelled in-person classes for Tuesday and all have gone to an eLearning day. Pickens County cited icy roads and District Three said it was due to unsafe travel conditions. For each announcement, visit: District Five made the decision early Monday after determining that the most favorable conditions during the day would likely still result in side roads being difficult for buses and parents on Tuesday morning, said district spokesman Kyle Newton. He said the main roads would likely be good in most places on Tuesday morning but there are plenty of shady and smaller roads that district officials believe would remain poor…

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    Austin ISD is offering online school help

    AUSTIN (KXAN) — On Thursday afternoon, Sarah Christian got a text from her daughter at Akins High School. “She said, ‘I’m the only kid in my class right now. And I said, ‘What do you mean where is everybody?’ And she was like, ‘I guess they’re all out from COVID,’” Christian recalled. AISD ups sub pay, eases requirements to help cover classes as COVID-19 surges “My reaction was like, ‘Whaaaaat’ and then a lot of exclamation points, I think, to the message, because it just seems so shocking,” she said. In Thursday night’s family newsletter, the Austin Independent School District reported 780 COVID-19 cases among students just this week. The…

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    North Carolina vs. South Carolina: Live stream, watch online, Duke’s Mayo Bowl prediction, pick, odds, spread

    On Thursday afternoon, North Carolina and South Carolina we will fire up an old ACC-SEC border war when the two teams clash in Charlotte, North Carolina. for the Duke’s Mayo Bowl. The Tar Heels and Gamecocks have squared off three times since 2013, and the last two meetings, in 2015 and 2017, were in Bank of America Stadium as part of the Duke’s Mayo Classic kickoff event. Previously, the two programs did not play in football from 1992 to 2007 North Carolina arrives at this game after a season that fell short of the preseason top-10 expectations, alternating wins and losses through much of a 6-6 effort that included a…

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    15 Misconceptions About Online College Courses

    You want to get your degree but just can’t see yourself maintaining a rigid schedule where you have to be on campus at specific times each week. Taking college courses online may seem like a good alternative path, but you’re not sure. You don’t know how online classes work, and you don’t want to feel like you’re on your own as you learn.  Here are 15 misconceptions about earning a college degree online that may be on your mind and why you shouldn’t let them deter you from advancing your education.  Misconception #1: I’ll be learning by myself Even though you’re not sitting in a lecture hall, or sitting face-to-face…

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    Amid rise in COVID cases, UM to start spring term online

    The University of Miami Coral Gables campus. UM announced Thursday night that it will start the 2022 spring semester remotely due to a rise in COVID cases in Florida. Howard Cohen hcohen@miamiherald.com Amid rapidly surging COVID cases in South Florida, the University of Miami announced Wednesday evening it will start the spring semester with remote-only classes for the first two weeks. Classes will start on Tuesday, Jan. 18, as scheduled, but students will not be attending courses in classrooms at either the Coral Gables or Marine campuses, according to an email sent at 7:10 p.m. from UM President Julio Frenk. Students and employees at the medical campus will follow guidance…

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