Alabama schools given the green light for on-campus summer school programs in June

Krista Johnson, May 21, 2020 |  Gov. Kay Ivey holds press conference for Coronavirus update Alabama students in grades 7-12 can go back into the classroom for summer school programs, starting June 1, following the governor’s latest move toward lessened restrictions related to containing the spread of COVID-19, Gov. Kay Ivey announced Thursday amendments to her…

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…

Back-to-school plans include big changes for K-12 students, educators

by Leandra Bernstein Monday, May 18th 2020 WASHINGTON (Sinclair Broadcast Group) — At the start of this week, 48 states will have started loosening coronavirus lockdown restrictions. In the coming weeks, governors, school administrators and parents will have to figure out a crucial step towards reopening, namely, how to return K-12 students to their classrooms safely amid the pandemic. Pressure has…