• Online School

    LAUSD online school deadline is Friday. How to sign up

    The Los Angeles Unified School District is preparing to fully reopen campuses for in-person classes on Aug. 16. For parents who do not want to send their child back to campus, an online option is available through the district’s independent study program. Students will be automatically enrolled for in-person class at their school unless they register for independent study by Friday, Aug. 6. Online schooling in LAUSD this school year will be different from the remote learning that began when campuses shut down in March 2020 amid the COVID-19 pandemic. What’s offered for 2020-21 is an online, independent study program run by the district and called the City of Angels…

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  • Education

    AG said drafting order to bypass education minister on vaccines in schools

    Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit is preparing an order that will enable the health minister to bypass the education minister and instruct that COVID-19 vaccinations be administered in schools, even during study hours, according to a report on Tuesday. Education Minister Yifat Shasha-Biton has clashed with other government officials over the administration of the shots in schools to children over 12 years old. She is insisting that immunizations not be given during school hours, a position that would hobble an effective vaccination program in the education system. Israel has regularly performed other vaccine drives within schools. Public health laws empower the health minister to provide health services inside schools, something Horowitz…

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  • Jobs

    37% of the K-12 workforce is considering a job change: Survey

    A new survey from MissionSquare Research Institute reveals the amount of strain COVID-19 has put on the education system — 37% of the K-12 workforce says that the pandemic has them considering changing jobs. “The teachers are not okay, that’s for sure,” Rivka Liss-Levinson, senior research manager at MissionSquare, told Yahoo Finance. She says that many U.S. teachers are at their breaking point.  Key findings from the survey show how much impact working through the COVID-19 pandemic has on teachers compared to their non-teaching counterparts in government jobs. The K-12 workforce is more likely than other government workers to feel stressed (52% vs. 35%), burnt out (52% vs. 34%), and…

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  • Science

    Reimagining safe drinking water on the basis of twenty-first-century science

    1. Muir, D. C. G. & Howard, P. H. Are there other persistent organic pollutants? A challenge for environmental chemists. Environ. Sci. Technol. 40, 7157–7166 (2006). CAS  Article  Google Scholar  2. Wang, Z., Walker, G. W., Muir, D. C. G. & Nagatani-Yoshida, K. Toward a global understanding of chemical pollution: a first comprehensive analysis of national and regional chemical inventories. Environ. Sci. Technol. 54, 2575–2584 (2020). CAS  Article  Google Scholar  3. Schwarzenbach, R. P. et al. The challenge of micropollutants in aquatic systems. Science 313, 1072–1077 (2006). CAS  Article  Google Scholar  4. National Academy of Sciences Science and Decisions: Advancing Risk Assessment (National Academies, 2009); https://doi.org/10.17226/12209 5. Paustenbach, D. J.,…

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  • Home Schooling

    Indications emerge that some parents who tested out homeschooling earlier in the pandemic are planning to stick with it

    Although the pandemic disrupted family life across the U.S. since taking hold in spring 2020, some parents are grateful for one consequence: They’re now opting to homeschool their children, even as schools plan to resume in-person classes. The specific reasons vary widely. Some families who spoke with the Associated Press have children with special educational needs; others seek a faith-based curriculum or say their local schools are flawed. The common denominator: They tried homeschooling on what they thought was a temporary basis and found it beneficial to their children. Read more: United, Google ask employees to get vaccinated before returning to work “That’s one of the silver linings of the pandemic…

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  • Exchange Student

    Chinese exchange student stranded in U.S. a year ago, now back as Calvary Christian School student

    COLUMBUS, Ga. (WRBL) — Wednesday was the first day back in class for one Columbus private school. And WRBL News 3 found a familiar face on the Calvary Christian School campus. Abraham Li was a Chinese exchange student we first met in January of 2020, where he and a group of his classmates were stuck in the U.S. because of the coronavirus. Travel had been halted to China and their two week trip to America turned into two months, much of it spent here in Columbus. On March 13th. as the COVID crisis was beginning to hit the U.S. hard, I interviewed Li. It was the day before they were…

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  • Online School

    COVID cases are rising again as Iowa schools start the new school year

    A new school year is set to start just as COVID-19 cases are once again on the rise, sending school leaders and parents scrambling to add familiar safety precautions so many hoped would be unnecessary this fall.  Hamstrung by the state that prohibits schools from imposing masks rules, educators have few options to mitigate the risks of the new highly contagious delta variant that has gripped most of the nation all over again.  While severe COVID cases among children are still rare, children remain a large bloc unvaccinated and highly susceptible to the new delta strain, national experts worry. To provide parents with some comfort, many schools are encouraging students to wear…

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