• Online School

    Heyworth schools make temporary move online amid COVID-19 outbreak and staff shortage

    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. Heyworth Community Unit School District 4 has pivoted to remote learning because of a coronavirus outbreak. Superintendent Lisa Taylor informed parents of the 934 students in the district on Monday that students will learn online for the rest of the week. As of Friday, Heyworth had 47 students excluded and eight students who had tested positive or probable for COVID-19. Taylor said Monday evening the numbers have…

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  • Education

    Special education teacher shortage impacting 48 states

    Special education teacher shortage impacting 48 states The U.S. Center for Education Statistics says 14 percent of all public school students received some kind of special education services during the 2019-20 school year. But schools around the country aren’t finding enough special education teachers to hire. Raleigh, N.C. – Fourteen percent of all public school students received some kind of special education services during the 2019-20 school year, the U.S. Center for Education Statistics reported. But schools nationwide can’t find enough special education teachers to fill the vacancies. Every state except New Hampshire and New Mexico expect shortages in special education teachers for the 2021-2022 school year, according to a…

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  • Jobs

    Akron area employers, workers, recruiters explain labor shortage

    Roger Dixon considered a $16-an-hour job last week at a food snack factory in Akron. “It was enough for me to come down and see what’s going on,” Dixon said while reviewing his job offer Wednesday at Great Work! Employment Services on East Market Street in Akron. The 33-year-old machinist said the regional staffing agency always finds him good-paying jobs. But he’s never earned $16 an hour in his life. He made $12.50 an hour a year ago at a window and door factory in Cuyahoga Falls. When the pandemic hit, his employer required masks then made work voluntary. News:Employers making jobs ‘as enticing as possible,’ but ‘Help Wanted’ pleas going…

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  • Online School

    Gas shortage causing Triangle school systems return to online learning :: WRAL.com

    By Leslie Moreno, WRAL multimedia journalist Raleigh, N.C. — Four school systems in central North Carolina will move to remote learning on Friday due to the gas shortage across the state. Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools, Durham Public Schools, Franklin County Schools, the Wake County Public School System and Vance County will offer only virtual learning Friday. School leaders in Franklin and Durham counties said while the school systems have enough gas in buses, teachers and parents are having trouble getting to school and work. Many of the teachers drive 45 minutes to get to work in both counties, according to Franklin County teacher Rachel Taulbee which isn’t possible right now.…

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