• Exchange Student

    Exchange Student Program To Resume

    By NICK YAMASHITA The Progress Exchange students quickly become family members. Pictured here are international “sisters” Sophie Kvist of Denmark and Logandale resident McKinley Bledsoe of Kvist’s host family showing their colors. PHOTO COURTESY OF TARA LEAVITT. Exchange Students will be returning to Moapa Valley again in the coming school year, after the COVID-19 pandemic shuttered the program last year. The only thing that will slow it down now may be a shortage of local host families. “It is exciting that we get to have foreign exchange students again,” stated local Education First (EF) High School Exchange program Coordinator Brooke Redd. “However, we need places for them to stay.” The…

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  • Education

    Graduate School of Education Plans to Reopen Campus in Fall, Resume Doctoral Admissions, Dean Says | News

    The Harvard Graduate School of Education is “prioritizing” reopening its campus in the fall and plans to resume accepting applications to its doctoral program, HGSE Dean Bridget Terry Long said in an interview Monday. Long said HGSE is dedicated to holding in-person instruction in the fall, though the school has not yet set an official date for the campus reopening. “What you will probably see is a balance of some of our courses online, some of our courses face-to-face,” Long said. “What that relative balance looks like is going to depend a lot on if there are restrictions on issues of public health.” “I can’t make guarantees — again, based…

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  • Jobs

    Workers with coronavirus ailments struggle to resume jobs

    Emergency room nurse Louise McLellan recalls her life prior to contracting COVID-19 in March: She liked to kayak with her husband and make her signature cookie – the peanut butter explosion – to bring to work the next day. Ten months later, McLellan, 53, still hasn’t fully recovered. She struggles to bake, and kayaking is out of the question because of lingering lung problems that leave her out of breath. That made it difficult to perform her job when she tried returning to work in June. “I lasted two hours,” she recalls. The physical demands of an emergency room nurse were too taxing to given her long-haul symptoms, she says. And when she asked to switch…

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  • Online School

    Peoria students to resume in-person and online classes on Tuesday

    After 13 schools were closed on Monday, student’s at Peoria Districts Schools will resume virtual and in-person learning on Tuesday. PEORIA, Ariz. — Students will be back in the classroom at Peoria District Schools on Tuesday, after more than 600 certified staff called in sick on Monday. The sick-out forced the district to cancel online and in-person classes for thousands of students at 13 of its public schools. Teachers and staff organized the move after they say the district did not follow the proper protocols when deciding whether or not it’s safe for in-person learning. “We have nothing,” said Trina Berg, President of the Peoria Education Association. “We have no…

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  • Online School

    Watch: Boise School District to resume in-person learning Jan. 19

    The school board voted in November to move students back to an all-remote learning environment through Jan. 15, 2021 due to rising coronavirus infections. BOISE, Idaho — Members of the Boise School District Board of Trustees met to discuss updates to the district’s reopening plan at 6 p.m. on Monday night. During the meeting, the board voted to resume the hybrid learning model on Jan. 19. Additionally, the board voted to sign an order from Gov. Little that would allow two people per athlete at sporting events, to include cheerleaders and dancers. The order has not been adopted at this time, but was signed during the meeting. The school board…

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