• Online School

    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 [email protected] 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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    Heyworth school district returns to online learning after spike in COVID-19 cases

    HEYWORTH (Heart of Illinois ABC) — Heyworth students are learning online this week because of a COVID-19 outbreak in the school district. Superintendent Lisa Taylor said 17 students and four staff members tested positive for COVID-19 in the last week. She said she’s not sure if it’s spreading in the schools or in the community. “We had to consult with the health department late yesterday and decided it’s the right time for an adaptive pause when you see a quick increase,” Taylor said. “It gives you some time to do a few things: Disinfect, deep clean, contact trace,” she added. Taylor said while most parents have been understanding about the…

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    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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  • Education

    ILA | Students “School” Antigun Education Officials on Civil Rights, Receive Large Settlements in Court Cases

    Last September we reported on the saga of Ka’Mauri Harrison, a Louisiana elementary school student who was suspended for having a BB gun that happened to come into view while the fourth grader was participating in online schooling in his own home. That case prompted considerable backlash, but the Jefferson Parish School Board refused to relent and even suspended another student, sixth-grader Tomie Brown, for similarly innocent and non-threatening conduct involving a BB gun in the home. Fortunately, the students’ families were not willing to take these injustices lying down, and when the punishments were not rescinded during the school board’s disciplinary proceedings, the families sued in federal court. The suits specifically…

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  • Home Schooling

    Homeschooling sees a resurgence as COVID-19 cases rise

    LEE COUNTY The changing pandemic is causing a homeschooling surge. Many parents are opting out of sending their kids to in-person classes this school year, as COVID-19 cases rise and schools return to full-capacity learning. Stability and safety are two very important things to parents when it comes to the kids’ experience. That’s why we are seeing an increase in homeschooling nationwide. The classroom is changing. “I was not a fan,” Cesali Garcia said. “Just too much time of them on the computer hours and hours.” Mothers such as Cesali Garcia and Rachel Gagnon switched to homeschooling. “The pandemic forced me to take that leap,” Garcia said. “I was…

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    Riverside Middle School transitions to online learning after positive COVID cases identified

    The Garfield Re-2 School District and Riverside Middle School announced Sunday night that the sixth-eighth-grade school in New Castle will move to 100{c25493dcd731343503a084f08c3848bd69f9f2f05db01633325a3fd40d9cc7a1} online learning effective Monday due to confirmed COVID-19 cases among students or staff. Riverside will remain in quarantine status through Thursday, and is to resume in-person instruction on Monday, Feb. 8, according to a news release. “This weekend, Garfield Re-2 was informed by the Garfield County Department of Public Health of individual(s) that are confirmed to have COVID-19, or who have COVID-19 like symptoms or illness (at Riverside),” the school district release stated. “We do not believe there is transmission within the school. The three current quarantines…

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