CDC lays out guidelines for reopening schools

by Danielle Waugh May 21st 2020 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released new guidelines for schools to safely re-open amid the coronavirus pandemic. The 60 page CDC document discusses recommendations for schools starting on page 45. Some of the guidelines include: Face coverings for all staff members — with coverings encouraged for students Cleaning…

Alabama’s public schools could reopen in June

By Bryan Henry|  May 4, 2020 MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) – State educators are beginning to map out plans not only for summer school and school activities but also the start of the 2020-21 school year. There are two key dates Alabama State Superintendent Dr. Eric Mackey is looking at: June 8 and July 6. Cleanliness will…

Teaching remotely: Long days for teachers as they work to connect with students

Janelle Retka, May 20, 2020 Teaching in Washington state has moved online, at least for the duration of the school year, as campuses remain closed to prevent the spread of COVID-19. That leaves educators looking for creative ways to connect with 55,000 K-12 students in Yakima County and guide them through coursework.ADVERTISING Several weeks into…

Wisconsin Policy Forum study: School shutdowns, distance learning could make student achievement gaps worse

Samantha West, May 19, 2020 MADISON – Before the coronavirus pandemic upended education, more than 82,000 children across Wisconsin — disproportionately low-income students of color — lacked internet access at home, according to a Wisconsin Policy Forum analysis of the state’s digital divide. Now, as the vast majority of Wisconsin schools rely on virtual learning as the…

How some California charter schools support students during distance learning

MAY 18, 2020 SYDNEY JOHNSON Each morning, Yolanda Anguiano receives a text message asking if her two kids, who attend Rocketship Fuerza Community Prep in San Jose, have what they need to stay safe and continue learning while their school is closed during the coronavirus pandemic. For schools like Fuerza, shifting to online classrooms was…

The kids aren’t all right

Bryan Walsh May 9, 2020 A young boy in Thailand. Photo: Chaiwat Subprasom/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Image Experts fear children will be suffering from the psychological effects of the pandemic for decades — even down to the level of their genes. Why it matters: Children are not exempt from the stress associated with the pandemic and…