• Online School

    COVID Outbreak at Burrillville High School Forces Shift to Online Learning

    Wednesday, November 03, 2021   View Larger + PHOTO: File In a letter to staff and parents, Burrillville School Department officials announced a move to distance learning due to a major COVID outbreak. “Since last Friday, we have been alerted that several students and staff members from BHS have tested positive for COVID 19. These individuals are currently in quarantine and/or isolation. Due to federal health privacy laws, information regarding the staff member’s/student’s identity cannot be released. In addition to those testing positive for Covid 19, a large number of students have been identified as close contacts and must quarantine and/or be tested for Covid 19,” stated the letter signed…

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    Heyworth schools partially back in person Thursday after online pause from COVID spike

    WGLT is community powered. It’s the Fall Fund Drive and your financial support at WGLT.org is the power we rely on to keep your favorite NPR programs on the air and your newsroom local. Join the community that powers WGLT with a contribution. The superintendent of Heyworth Schools said Tuesday the district will move ahead with plans to bring back junior and senior high school students to in-person classes on Thursday. Lisa Taylor moved courses online Monday, amid a spike of coronavirus cases in staff and elementary students that close to tripled the number of cases so far this school year. She said the decision to restore in-person instruction in…

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    Centner Academy: Florida education agency to investigate Miami private school over Covid vaccine policy

    Centner Academy has asked parents to keep their children home for 30 days if their child has received a Covid-19 vaccine dose, according to a letter sent to parents and obtained by CNN affiliate WSVN. The letter cites false and disproved claims about the impact of the inoculation. The school had previously made unsubstantiated claims about adverse reactions non-vaccinated people could have by “interacting with people who have been vaccinated” that have not been identified in or supported by research by the Centers for Disease Control, Food and Drug Administration, National Institutes of Health or World Health Organization. All four agencies, backed by extensive research, have confirmed that vaccines are…

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    Tri-Cities online school enrollment surges with COVID rates

    Pasco, WA While enrollment at Tri-City schools are slowly returning to normal, online schools are seeing a surge of new students choosing to learn remotely. Along with the rise in the COVID delta variant in the Tri-Cities, enrollment in online courses more than doubled in the space of a month. And overall enrollment in Tri-Cities schools — both online and in person — is slowly rebounding after hundreds of students disappeared from the rolls of public schools last year. Leaders of Pasco’s new virtual school, Pasco Innovative Experiences in e-Learning or PIXeL, were surprised by the rush for their program this year. They initially had 80 students in the new…

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    As Covid Surges, Filipino Students Begin Second Year Online

    Some countries, like Britain, have taken an aggressive approach to keeping schools open, including from late spring into early summer, when the Delta variant surged. While many elementary school students and their teachers did not wear masks, the British government focused instead on other safety measures, such as rapid testing and widespread quarantining. Where schools have been closed for a long time, such as the Philippines, education experts have expressed concerns that the pandemic has created a “lost generation” of students, buffeted by the limits of remote learning and by overstretched parents struggling to serve as surrogate physics and literature teachers. Maritess Talic, 46, a mother of two, said she…

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    COVID pandemic: Homeschooling families took lessons on the road

    Chelsea Forsythe was a teacher early in her career, ran a preschool out of her home and earned a master’s degree in education. The idea of homeschooling long percolated in the back of her mind, a backup plan in case of emergency. That emergency came last fall as her kids returned to school. When the physical building reopened after the COVID-19 shutdown, the kids encountered drama about masks, drama about outbreaks, drama about how to safely do just about anything. “Being a kid was pressure enough,” Chelsea says. “And to have to add that on top of it I was like, nope.” Thus began the Forsythes’ foray into homeschooling. 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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