• Education

    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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  • Exchange Student

    Chinese exchange student stranded in U.S. a year ago, now back as Calvary Christian School student

    COLUMBUS, Ga. (WRBL) — Wednesday was the first day back in class for one Columbus private school. And WRBL News 3 found a familiar face on the Calvary Christian School campus. Abraham Li was a Chinese exchange student we first met in January of 2020, where he and a group of his classmates were stuck in the U.S. because of the coronavirus. Travel had been halted to China and their two week trip to America turned into two months, much of it spent here in Columbus. On March 13th. as the COVID crisis was beginning to hit the U.S. hard, I interviewed Li. It was the day before they were…

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  • Online School

    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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  • Exchange Student

    Foreign exchange students allowed back in some Cleveland schools for 2021-2022 school year

    According to a volunteer with the AFS Intercultural Program, schools have to agree allow foreign exchange students to attend. CLEVELAND — Students returning to the classroom has reopened doors for foreign exchange students to come and experience northeast Ohio, and coming to America has also presented unique opportunities that stretch beyond the classroom for some students. In a crowd of people watching Lakewood high school’s band practice Tuesday evening was a new classmate and friend, who heard the play for the first time.  “I’m from Egypt,” foreign exchange student Shahd Abouelmadd said. Abouelmadd has been in Cleveland for one week, and is days away from starting tenth grade at Lakewood…

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  • Jobs

    I’m a UX Designer Making $300,000 a Year Working 3 Jobs

    Jasmine Wilson, 28, is a UX designer from Battle Creek, Michigan, who lives in a van. She works for three companies, all in Austin, Texas. Here’s how she got started and how she manages her time, as told to Lauryn Haas. See more stories on Insider’s business page. I went to Arizona State University and have two degrees — one in digital-culture arts and one in graphic information technology. I did everything from robotics to some web development and art installation. Throughout college, I was known as a graphic designer and did a lot of work for organizations around campus. But I realized right after I graduated that wasn’t what…

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  • Online School

    I taught online school this year. It was a disgrace.

    Our prepandemic public school system was imperfect, surely, clumsy and test-crazed and plagued with inequities. But it was also a little miraculous: a place where children from different backgrounds could stow their backpacks in adjacent cubbies, sit in a circle and learn in community. At the diverse Washington, D.C., public charter school where I teach, and which my 6-year-old attends, the whole point was that our families chose to do it together — knowing that it meant we would be grappling with our differences and biases well before our children could tie their own shoes. Then Covid hit, and overnight these school communities fragmented and segregated. The wealthiest parents snapped…

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  • Online School

    At least 11 new online schools set to serve students next year

    Update: This story originally listed the Jefferson County School District’s online school alongside others set to continue their programs into next school year. A district employee said Thursday that will not happen.   At least 11 Idaho school districts are set to either start up or continue their fledgling online schools next school year, according to numbers from the State Department of Education. Online learning programs popped up in public schools this school year in efforts to educate kids remotely amid a pandemic. In January, a handful of districts signaled plans to let their online programs live on, post pandemic. The latest SDE numbers show which districts have taken steps to…

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