Remote school is leaving children sad and angry

Sophia Sanchez, age 9 and stuck in perpetual Zoom school, is crying a lot lately.

Her mother and sister rush in and ask what went wrong. Did the Internet go out again? Is her computer plugged in? Is the math too confusing? Sophia can’t really answer. She’s too upset, wondering whether she’ll ever learn new things again, fearing she’ll fail the fourth grade and, more than anything, missing her friends. She hasn’t seen a single

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College students decide between family, safety, school protocols this Thanksgiving

Samantha Moore, a student at Missouri Western State University, is doing Thanksgiving a little differently this year.

After having tested positive for Covid-19 this month, Moore, 21, has decided to skip the usual family-filled festivities she’d grown up enjoying this time of year.

“We normally spend Thanksgiving with my mom’s side of the family,” Moore said of her Thanksgivings home in Bellevue, Nebraska. “Then the Saturday after, we go to my dad’s parents and we

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School districts saw unprecedented drop in enrollment during pandemic

Going back to school this year has been a lesson in patience. Since the surge of COVID cases this fall, many cities, including New York, Detroit and Philadelphia, have suspended or postponed their plans to hold in-person classes.

The delays and ever changing schedules have been frustrating to parents and students but also worrisome to educators who told us at the start of the school year, hundreds of thousands of students did not enroll. They’re

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College students decide between family, safety, and school protocols this Thanksgiving

Samantha Moore, a student at Missouri Western State University, is doing Thanksgiving a little different this year.

After testing positive for Covid-19 earlier this month, the 21-year-old has decided to skip the usual family-filled festivities she’d grown up enjoying this time of year.

“We normally spend Thanksgiving with my mom’s side of the family,” Samantha said of her Thanksgivings home in Bellevue, Nebraska. “Then the Saturday after we go to my dad’s parents and we

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A season on the road: Triad football players go to great lengths | HSXtra | Greensboro High School Sports

Jacob Fletcher and L.J. Whisnant

East Forsyth’s Jacob Fletcher (left) and L.J. Whisnant played football this fall for Jireh Prep while living out of a hotel room in Charlotte. “It was kind of weird at first,” Whisnant said. “We didn’t know too many people and everybody was kind of quiet at the beginning. It was this silence like, we know what we have to do, but as time went on we talked to more people. They started coming out more,

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10 baths, gym and a stadium: Meyers High School listed for $4.28 million

WILKES-BARRE — As promised, Wilkes-Barre Area School District’s Meyers High School Building is listed for sale, at an asking price of $4.38 million. You get a lot for that: about 250,000 square feet on 7.58 acres with a stadium, auditorium, gym and 10 bathrooms.

The online listing with City Brokers Real Estate dubs the building a “Development opportunity,” and suggests “this property would make for an ideal conversion to a mixed use, multi-family opportunity.”


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Meyers High School property up for sale at $4.38 million | Business

The Meyers High School property is up for sale at $4.38 million, according to online real estate listings.

The property includes the 250,000 sq. ft. school building with an auditorium and gymnasium and Wilkes-Barre Memorial Stadium, which contains a track and football field. The Wilkes-Barre Area School Board voted 6-2 Oct. 26 to list the property for sale with broker Gregory Barrouk of City Brokers LLC.

The district plans to close Meyers in South Wilkes-Barre

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These kids, teachers are making school work during COVID. Here’s how.

Teacher David Finkle works with students in his classroom October 16 at DeLand High School in Florida.
Teacher David Finkle works with students in his classroom October 16 at DeLand High School in Florida.

Michelle Thompson can imagine her kindergarten students gathered around the tables that used to fill her classroom, building tiny houses from popsicle sticks, pieces of straw and toy cubes. She can almost hear their cheers when her wolf puppet fails to huff, puff and blow their structure down.

But since her Broome County, New York, school district transitioned

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Parents worry that Duval’s virtual school option will disappear

December will mark the expiration of the Florida Department of Education’s executive order that allowed for school districts to offer virtual-learning models.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — When Jessica Dawson and her family moved to Jacksonville this summer — in the middle of a pandemic — her daughter was forced to make adjustments. 

A social butterfly who can’t socialize, Ava, 12, is enrolled at Lakeshore Middle School but taking her classes virtually through the school district’s online

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Harlem School of the Arts Completes $9.5 Million Dollar Building Transformation

Dorothy Maynor made the arts accessible to the young people in Harlem and Herb Alpert gave them a space worthy of the art they create.

LOS ANGELES (PRWEB) November 11, 2020

The $9.5 million dollar renovation of the Harlem School of the Arts (HSA), underwritten by legendary musician/philanthropist Herb Alpert and the Herb Alpert Foundation, has been completed, according to a statement from HSA

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Win Money for School in Live Interactive Webinar on Successfully Fundraising with GooseChase Digital Scavenger Hunts | News

WARWICK, R.I., Nov. 11, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — SquadLocker, a leading provider of online tools and services for teams and organizations to manage custom apparel and equipment purchasing, is a supporter of the live webinar, “Turn Your School Fundraising from Mission Impossible to Mission Possible,” on Tuesday, November 17, 2020. Hosted by SquadLocker strategic partner, K-12 Clothing, the interactive webinar details how to plan and execute a successful digital scavenger hunt school fundraiser with

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Blue Valley parents urge district to reject gating criteria in schools | School Authority

OVERLAND PARK, KS (KCTV) – Just like hospitals, Schools are coping with growing numbers of students and teachers with COVID-19. They are rapidly approaching or exceeding guidelines they set for when to close classrooms.

But returning to virtual learning is a step many parents strongly oppose.

At Monday night’s Blue Valley School Board meeting, many angry families packed the room to express the struggles of online and hybrid learning. They’re part of a growing movement

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I Sent an Attractive Lookalike to My High School Reunion

Nobody really liked high school. Even the plastics and 17ft hair-gelled jocks it’s purpose-built for don’t make it out of your average teen comedy without a few tears.

The impression it leaves is so significant, it stays with us for the rest of our lives. No matter how much weight you lose, how far you move away or how many zeroes you add to your bank balance, you’re still the same chubby kid, in the

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Gavin Newsom, Under Fire for California Thanksgiving Rules, Stirs Fresh Outrage Over Private School Kids

California Gov. Gavin Newsom is facing new criticism online following his Thanksgiving rules—this time regarding his own children’s in-person education.

Critics lashed out at the Democratic governor on Twitter after he revealed on Friday that he was sending his four kids—ages 4 to 11—back to in-person learning under a “phased-in approach” at a private school in Sacramento County, while public schools in the state are still waiting to reopen.

“They’re phasing back into school and

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Sacramento school stops Halloween event due to COVID, religion

California Middle School’s annual Cal-O-Ween event brings families together to celebrate the spooky season. But it was suddenly canceled this year, and then briefly scheduled again, sparking frustration among some parents and students who were preparing for the event.

School leaders now say there isn’t enough time to put on a quality event at the Land Park school.

The event, which was scheduled for Oct. 30 — after classes ended — was planned with social

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WV now showing county-by-county school spending online | Education

You can now see online how your county school system spent money over the past few fiscal years, thanks to a new tool.

Then click on the county you’re interested in and you’ll be taken to a page where you can see expense and revenue data from fiscal year 2016-17 to last fiscal year. Each fiscal year goes from July 1 to June 30, so each contains one school year.

You’ll first be met by

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Rock Island-Milan School District set to begin blended learning option for families

ROCK ISLAND, Ill. (KWQC) – The Rock Island-Milan School District will now allow families to choose between a 100% online or blended learning model as the school begins its second quarter on October 19.

Although one Rock Island parent is keeping her kids online for a surprising reason.

“We decided that probably we should leave that room in the classrooms for some of the kids who maybe need to be there more, if we were

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What Homeless Students Have to Deal With to Go to School During COVID

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Most nights, people fight and scream outside the small room where Elizabeth Maldonado and her four children sleep—or try to, at least—at a homeless shelter in Chicago’s Englewood neighborhood. Maldonado’s 15-year-old daughter, in particular, fears that if she closes her eyes, someone will burst through the door.

It’s no wonder, then, that her kids—ages 17, 15, 12, and 9—often don’t log on

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Prince George country 2020 school board candidates

Schools in Prince George’s remain in an all-virtual-learning mode through at least late January, with students getting their lessons online. State officials have been pushing for a return to school buildings, but the county — hit hard by the novel coronavirus — does not appear headed in that direction.

The Nov. 3 ballot will list five races but just three are contested. Incumbents David Murray and Raaheela Ahmed are running unopposed for seats on the

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Rockford Freshman Center, High School to close for 2 weeks due to COVID-19

Over the past two weeks, 416 RPS students grades 9-12 have quarantined and 17 have been placed in isolation due to testing positive for COVID-19.

ROCKFORD, Mich. — Rockford Freshman Center and Rockford High school will be closed for the next 14 days, Superintendent Michael Shibler announced Saturday.

In an email sent to Rockford Public Schools (RPS) stakeholders, Shibler said that over the past two weeks 416 RPS students grades 9 through 12 have quarantined

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