• Education

    Spring term delays: New wave of coronavirus uncertainty slams higher education

    These are but a few examples among many of the profound and continuing havoc that the coronavirus crisis has wreaked in higher education. The intensification of the pandemic in recent weeks, with viral infections and covid-19 hospitalizations surging nationwide, has unleashed a new wave of uncertainty. “It still seems like 2020 to me,” University of Arizona President Robert C. Robbins said. “We are still in this fight. But we feel confident that we’ve learned a lot.” The semester began Wednesday at the public university in Tucson with all classes online except for “essential in-person” teaching, much of that in laboratories. Robbins is promoting a January viral “testing blitz” to help…

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  • Online School

    Livermore Schools, Parents Can Report Coronavirus Concerns Online

    LIVERMORE, CA — State officials launched a new online hub Thursday as a one-stop shop for helpful information regarding safe in-person instruction. Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District staff and parents can also report school-specific safety concerns surrounding the coronavirus to the State Safe Schools Team via the site and telephone hotline (1-833-422-4255). The Safe Schools for All Hub also includes updated guidance for safely reopening and includes additional resources to implement school-centered COVID-19 testing. Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District administrators can also request technical assistance on developing and implementing safety plans from the State Safe Schools Team via the online web hub. “Learning is non-negotiable, and getting our…

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    San Ramon Schools, Parents Can Report Coronavirus Concerns Online

    SAN RAMON, CA — State officials launched a new online hub Thursday as a one-stop shop for helpful information regarding safe in-person instruction. San Ramon Valley Unified School District staff and parents can also report school-specific safety concerns surrounding the coronavirus to the State Safe Schools Team via the site and telephone hotline (1-833-422-4255). The Safe Schools for All Hub also includes updated guidance for safely reopening and includes additional resources to implement school-centered COVID-19 testing. San Ramon Valley Unified School District administrators can also request technical assistance on developing and implementing safety plans from the State Safe Schools Team via the online web hub. “Learning is non-negotiable, and getting…

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  • Science

    Could delaying a second vaccine dose lead to new coronavirus strains?

    Spiking COVID-19 cases, slow vaccine rollout and the emergence of more transmissible coronavirus variants in some countries have sparked debate among scientists over the best way to protect people with recently authorized vaccines.  One idea involves delaying when people receive the second of two required vaccine doses, so that more people can receive the doses that are currently available.  That’s happening in the United Kingdom, where researchers have raised concerns about a new coronavirus variant that appears to be more contagious than other versions. Officials there are opting to extend the time between each vaccine dose from three or four weeks to up to three months (SN: 12/22/20).  In the…

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  • Home Schooling

    Coronavirus homeschooling: Teacher sent ‘vile’ video of incest and sexual references by mistake

    A teacher has sent a ‘vile’ video featuring incest and sexual references to nine-year-olds studying at home. Pupils aged between nine and 11 at Ings Primary School in east Hull were sent the inappropriate parody video after the teacher uploaded the wrong clip to Google Classroom. The teacher had meant to sent a clip of the former childrens’ poet laureate Michael Rosen performing The Car Trip – an innocent poem about siblings fighting in the back of a car during a journey with their mother. But a parody version, called The Horrible Car Trip, sexualised the poem and dubbed clips of Mr Rosen together to make it seem like he…

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    How Kate Middleton is homeschooling Prince George and Princess Charlotte amid coronavirus lockdown

    January 06, 2021 – 08:32 GMT Sharnaz Shahid Kate Middleton and Prince William are among the parents who are homeschooling their children amid the UK’s third coronavirus lockdown… The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have once again found themselves among thousands of other parents across the nation, who are educating their children at home amid the UK’s third lockdown. On Monday, Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced that all schools – except for the children of key workers and vulnerable children – will remain closed from 5 January until at least February half-term amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. This has meant that Prince George and Princess Charlotte‘s return…

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  • Education

    LA Schools Chief: Kids Must Get Coronavirus Vaccine to Return | Education News

    Once a coronavirus vaccine is widely available for children, immunization will be required for students in Los Angeles to attend classes, the district’s superintendent said. “The short answer is yes,” Austin Beutner, head of the country’s second-biggest school system, said Monday in answering a question about whether a vaccination will be necessary to come back to campus. “No different than students being vaccinated for measles and mumps or tested for tuberculosis before they come on campus. That’s the best way we know to keep all on the campus safe.” “Families will always have the option for a child to stay in online learning and, therefore, not be on campus,” Beutner…

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