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    By LEIGH GUIDRY, The Advertiser LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — Lafayette Parish School System employees are fielding calls from students about how to log in to virtual learning, change their passwords and other technical issue that come up as they cope with remote instruction during COVID-19. At least 30 teachers, librarians and technology staff serve as technical facilitators at the central office and schools across the district to answer the questions, with each school donating at least six hours a week, said Chief Administrative Officer Jennifer Gardner. This allows for four employees at one time to be on hand to answer families’ “requests for help” submitted online or by calling the Link & Learn technology help desk. During the first week...
    Several Florida teachers reported witnessing parents' alcohol consumption or drug use during students' remote classes. Universal Images Group/Getty Images In a Palm Beach County school board meeting earlier this week, elementary school teacher Edith Pride employed parents to behave appropriately during their children's remote school days, which are filmed and recorded.  In her three-minute speech, Pride asked parents to "have on proper clothing" and avoid "appearing with big joints" in the background of their children's videoconferences during the school day.  Several other Palm Beach County school teachers reported similar incidents of alcohol consumption, partial nudity, or drug use in the background of virtual lessons. Researchers have found that parents stressed out by new circumstances and remote learning amid...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Chicago Public School students are out of classrooms for now, and while we've heard of a lot of challenges with remote learning, not all of those challenges are the same.One family is now speaking out about how they are trying to navigate a return to learning for their child with special needs.Through an iPad, Antwuan Staton's teacher speaks to him in class. While the 13-year-old may look comfortable, learning from a screen has been extremely challenging for him and his parents.RELATED: CPS parents frustrated with remote learning 1 week into year, schools work to track down absent studentsEMBED More News Videos "I feel like I'm an overworked non-payed CPS employee at this point." Antwuan has cerebral palsy....
    FREEPORT, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — The coronavirus pandemic has hatched a bumper crop of “learning pods.” They’re groups of children educated or tutored outside of formal school, with privately hired teachers. CBS2’s Carolyn Gusoff has more on how they work. MORE: Remote Learning A Struggle For Many NYC School Kids, But It’s Even More Problematic For Homeless Students She’s proud of how her sons are navigating virtual learning, but, still, Noret Bazemore of Freeport worries about what’s falling through the cracks when she’s at work. “It’s really, really hard to juggle,” she said. “It’s kind of hard to stay focused,” sixth grader Derik Bazemore said. “Not a lot of things get explained fully,” Simon Bazemore added. Schools: The New Normal Parents...
    Some Florida parents have turned to booze and weed to get through remote learning with their kids. Boca Raton Elementary teacher Edith Pride said some parents can be seen walking around unclothed while drinking and smoking during remote learning classes. "We need to make sure parents don't get on the computer to help their children with joints in their hand and cigarettes in their mouth," Pride told Fox News. "Sometimes the joints are as big as cigars. You can't do that!" She said parents need to realize that there is a window into their homes during remote learning. HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT SUSPENDED REST OF SCHOOL YEAR AFTER PROTESTING REMOTE LEARNING "We've seen the parents in towels, we've seen them in underclothes,...
    SUNY Oswego is suspending in-person learning for two weeks as the number of COVID-19 cases on campus continues to grow. The move, announced Friday, Sept. 18, takes effect on Saturday, Sept. 19. "While we have not reached the infection rate thresholds of the 100 individuals or 5 percent of the total on-campus population specified by the New York State Department of Health in the 'Interim Guidance for Higher Education during the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency,' after consultation with SUNY Chancellor James Malatras, we have decided to stop face-to-face classes voluntarily," University President Deborah F. Stanley said in a statement. Stanley said the university is so close to the cap of 100 it "seems inevitable we will pass it" before Friday, Sept. 25. ...
    A high school in Passaic County has switched to remote learning after four COVID-19 cases were reported. Three students and one staff member of Pompton Lakes High School tested positive, Mayor Michael Serra said in a Faceook post. This brings the total number of cases in Pompton Lakes to 255, Serra said. "The student cases seem to be related to an outside of school event where all the children were together," the mayor said. "All individuals are isolating at home and, thankfully, all feeling fine." The students' exposure likely occurred over Labor Day Weekend, according to Superintendent Paul Amoroso. The district cancelled a football game and moved to all-remote learning from its hybrid plan. Contact tracing is under way.
    For Clarice Doctor, a single mom in New Jersey, asking her daughter to start her senior year through distance learning rather than her high school's in-person option was one of the hardest moments she's had as a parent. But for her family, it was the only option that felt safe. Doctor had many reasons. She shares a home with her parents, who are at high risk for the coronavirus. She's concerned about the virus's deadly impact on communities of color. She's noticed other families not taking it as seriously as her own.  But her biggest concern is one that began long before the outbreak of COVID-19: As a Black woman, she said, she doesn't trust the system to work for...
    Mayor Bill de Blasio on Friday said he’s “very confident” the city will stick to its new back-to-school schedule — following the last-minute decision the day before to once again delay in-person instruction. Hizzoner was grilled during an appearance on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” on whether he could guarantee to parents that students would be back in the classrooms by Oct. 1. “I need the health care situation to cooperate always,” de Blasio said. “But I want to tell you, based on everything I’ve seen, based on how well New Yorkers have worn those masks and done the social distancing and fought back the disease really in a heroic way, I feel very confident about that date.” An 11th-hour deal between...
    CHICAGO — Chicago families started the school year by logging onto online classes last week. All parents are struggling to navigate remote learning, childcare and work. For parents of children with special needs, those issues are magnified.  When school buildings were open, children with special needs were able to have a special education classroom assistant to help them stay on task in class. Students had critical sessions with a school psychologist, occupational therapist or speech-language pathologist. In the spring, those services vanished for some students for months, and some families didn’t regain them for the rest of the school year.  Chicago Public Schools has pledged this year will be better for students in special education. But it’s still unclear how the...
    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on September 17 that the city will delay the in-person opening of public schools. Amid growing concerns about the coronavirus pandemic and correlating staffing and safety concerns, the administration delayed the opening over a week. Schools were scheduled to begin on September 21. 3-K, Pre-K, and District 75 schools (serving special education students) will open September 21. Children in fully-remote programs will also begin that day. K-5 and K-8 schools are delayed until September 29 and high school and middle schools will open October 1. The system will add an additional 2,500 educators to help ensure safety in the system. The start has already been delayed and parents were given the choice...
    A Long Island high school has switched to remote learning after a student tested positive for COVID-19. As a result, Longwood High School is closed to all students and staff for Friday, Sept. 18. All other schools in the district, with the exception of Charles E. Walters Elementary School, are open Friday. Information about next week's schedule is expected to be released in the coming days. Check back to Daily Voice for updates.
    A school district in Connecticut has switched to remote learning for Friday, Sept. 18 after possible student exposure to COVID-19. The move affects all classes at Litchfield Public Schools. "It came to our attention that several of our students, across multiple schools, attended a non-school event last weekend and had prolonged exposure with a positive COVID-19 case," Litchfield Superintendent Chris Leone said. "We have worked with Torrington Area Health District (TAHD) and initiated the isolation, quarantine, and contact tracing process. "Due to the complex nature of this case, the ongoing contact tracing, and with an extreme amount of caution, the entire Litchfield Public Schools will be on Remote Learning for Friday, Sept.18.  "The decision to change the learning phase is not...
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    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- For the past six months, parents have been the ones learning that home schooling can be extremely tough, even with the easiest of children. But the key may be trying different approaches, until you find the one that can inspire and help even the most challenging of kids to want learn.Tunisia Offray gets her daughter Koree ready for her second week of second grade. While it starts without snags, technology glitches tangle things up."I don't know what we are supposed to be doing, but we are supposed to be doing something," said Offray.Koree is quiet and attentive when she starts her classes, but by mid-morning, the 7-year-old is like so many elementary students: distracted and disengaged.Tunisia's...
    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- For the past six months, parents have been the ones learning that home schooling can be extremely tough, even with the easiest of children. But the key may be trying different approaches, until you find the one that can inspire and help even the most challenging of kids to want learn.Tunisia Offray gets her daughter Koree ready for her second week of second grade. While it starts without snags, technology glitches tangle things up."I don't know what we are supposed to be doing, but we are supposed to be doing something," said Offray.Koree is quiet and attentive when she starts her classes, but by mid-morning, the 7-year-old is like so many elementary students: distracted and disengaged.Tunisia's...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — As in-person classes get pushed back, it’s putting pressure on those struggling to adjust to remote learning. For the thousands of children living in homeless shelters, internet service is unreliable and child care is often nonexistent. On Thursday, CBS2’s Ali Bauman talked to students and parents in that very predicament. MORE: New York City Schools Again Postpone Start Of In-Person Learning For Most Students At 16 years old, LJ is a high school senior on the honor roll who one day hopes to be a marine biologist. “I would hate for my GPA not to reflect my potential because of a situation like this,” LJ said. LJ lives in a homeless shelter in one room with her...
    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- For the past six months, parents have been the ones learning that home schooling can be extremely tough, even with the easiest of children. But the key may be trying different approaches, until you find the one that can inspire and help even the most challenging of kids to want learn.Tunisia Offray gets her daughter Koree ready for her second week of second grade. While it starts without snags, technology glitches tangle things up."I don't know what we are supposed to be doing, but we are supposed to be doing something," said Offray.Koree is quiet and attentive when she starts her classes, but by mid-morning, this seven year old is like so many elementary students: distracted...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Temple University students who were forced to go fully remote due to a coronavirus outbreak are now pushing back on the price of tuition. A group of undergrads put together a social media site and are demanding a discount. This semester, Temple University started with in-class learning. “I was extremely excited. I was like, ‘all right, we’re doing this,'” senior Lynn Darby said. Unfortunately, that lasted just two weeks and after an outbreak of COVID-19 on campus, all classes are now being taught online. “It’s been difficult to an extent,” Darby said. That’s because Darby says online learning requests require more concentration and more restraint. “Try to find out a system to hold yourself accountable with online...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Parents are angry about a new COVID-19 rule at a north suburban school district. CBS 2’s two’s Chris Tye reports from Northfield. The district is in enviable spot. Eighty-seven percent of students learn in the classroom. Thirteen percent are learning remotely. In an effort to keep those numbers right in place, the district is imposing stiff new rules aimed at discouraging families from traveling to COVID hot spots. A task force was formed inside the district to find ways to improve policies regarding COVID-19. On Wednesday, the superintendent told parents: “Three significant recommendations came from the task force…” Including “students that are required to quarantine for travel-related reasons (i.e., travel to high-risk area), will not be permitted...
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City Benjamin N. Cardozo High School, one of the largest public schools in Queens, is pleading with the Department of Education (DOE) to approve the hiring of 13 teachers to instruct 65 classes for the upcoming school year. Teachers of the Bayside high school, located at 57-00 223rd St., held a rally outside of the school on Thursday, Sept. 17, to call on the DOE to address their staffing needs before the start of the school year, which was set for Sept. 21 after it was delayed from Sept. 10. They were joined by State Senator John Liu and Councilman Barry Grodenchik....
    The hijacking of a Brooklyn school’s remote-learning class with porn and pictures of President Trump appears to be an inside job, Department of Education Chancellor Richard Carranza said Thursday. “There is no evidence at this point that it’s an external act,” Carranza said during Mayor Bill de Blasio’s daily press briefing. “It’s more of somebody internally within that school that decided to not play by the rules.” The sixth-grade class at IS 259 in Dyker Heights was having its first online sessions of the academic year on Wednesday when the virtual lesson was taken over. “5 minutes into my daughter’s Google meet with her first class, and several ‘students’ have hijacked the meeting, the first posting Trump pics, and...
    The hijacking of a Brooklyn school’s remote-learning class with porn and pictures of President Trump appears to be an inside job, Department of Education Chancellor Richard Carranza said Thursday. “There is no evidence at this point that it’s an external act,” Carranza said during Mayor Bill de Blasio’s daily press briefing. “It’s more of somebody internally within that school that decided to not play by the rules.” The sixth-grade class at IS 259 in Dyker Heights was having its first online sessions of the academic year on Wednesday when the virtual lesson was taken over. “5 minutes into my daughter’s Google meet with her first class, and several ‘students’ have hijacked the meeting, the first posting Trump pics, and then...
    Milwaukee schoolkids tuned in to a remote-learning class overheard a woman being shot to death, allegedly by her brother. While the students were attending the virtual class on Sept. 11, one pupil’s microphone picked up the sound of gunfire inside their home, prompting the teacher to call 911, ABC affiliate WISN-12 reported, citing the local medical examiner’s office. When cops arrived at the home on West Silver Spring Drive, they found Michelle Blackmon, 52, lying dead in the kitchen with two gunshot wounds to the head, the report said. Blackmon’s sister told responding officers that she heard the gunfire and saw their brother, Mario Stokes, leave the home. “I’m on my way to the police to turn myself in,” said...
    NEW YORK (AP) — New York City has again delayed the start of in-person learning for most of the more than 1 million students in its public school system. Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Thursday that most elementary school students would do remote-only learning until Sept. 29. Middle and high schools would stay remote through Oct. 1. The delay came just days before students across the nation’s largest school district were set to resume in-person instruction Monday. Now, only pre-kindergarten students and some other special education students will be going back into physical classrooms next week. De Blasio and union leaders said the city needed more time to prepare for students to return to school buildings. “We are doing this...
    NEW YORK (AP) — New York City has again delayed the start of in-person learning for most of the more than 1 million students in its public school system. Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Thursday that most elementary school students would do remote-only learning until Sept. 29. Middle and high schools would stay remote through Oct. 1. The delay came just days before students across the nation's largest school district were set to resume in-person instruction Monday. Now, only pre-kindergarten students and some other special education students will be going back into physical classrooms next week. De Blasio and union leaders said the city needed more time to prepare for students to return to school buildings. “We are doing this...
    New York City will not be reopening K-12 classrooms on Sept. 21 but will instead delay K-5 and K-8 schools until Sept. 29 and middle and high schools to Oct. 1 due to coronavirus risks, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Thursday. Until then, students will continue with remote learning, which began Wednesday. "Obviously, remote learning has begun already. ... We are doing this to make sure that all the standards we've set can be achieved," de Blasio said during a news conference. "We have to have social distancing throughout schools, cleaning constantly, face coverings on students and adults alike." NYC MAYOR'S OFFICE, INCLUDING DE BLASIO, TO BE FURLOUGHED FOR A WEEK AMID BUDGET CRISIS This is not New York City's first delay....
    New York City public schools will not open for in-person classes as planned on Monday. Mayor Bill De Blasio announced Thursday that classrooms will only open on September 21 for pre-k and special education students. The plan had been for all students to return next week. The new scheme has elementary school students returning on September 29. Middle schools and high schools are now scheduled to open October 1. De Blasio has been under immense pressure from unions and elected officials to delay the reopening of schools. Most of the students in NYC public schools will only attend class two or three days a week. The other days they will complete assignments and watch online instructional videos that school officials...
    I think both faculty and students can agree that this Covid-induced learning environment isn't ideal. I would even go so far as to say that it absolutely sucks. But here we are. We are just going to have to deal with whatever situation we are in. I would suspect that just about all students are in one of three instructional modes: Completely face to face classes with some type of social distancing limitations. Completely online (or some people like to call it remote) learning. Some type of hybrid model that includes both in-person and remote learning. At my Southeastern Louisiana University where I teach physics classes, we are mostly in the hybrid mode. I have a "lecture"...
    An already chaotic start to the school year took another twist hours before classes began Wednesday when the city Department of Education announced that kids signed up for blended learning aren’t guaranteed real-time virtual learning. After previously assuring parents that all of the city’s 1.1 million public school students would receive at least some live online instruction when the academic year began, the DOE backed off that promise late Tuesday in an internal guidance memo. Now, the 58 percent of kids whose parents signed up for a blended learning schedule — alternating in-person classes with online courses — won’t be guaranteed that those virtual sessions take place in real time. That is, they may find themselves watching pre-recorded videos of...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — There have been ongoing concerns about students and teachers returning to New York City classrooms. But some parents say schools aren’t even ready for remote learning. A Brooklyn mom told CBS2’s Jessica Layton exclusively on Wednesday she kept her daughter home from school to keep her safe, only to be faced with a whole different danger. MORE: As The New Year Begins, New York City’s Widespread Teacher Shortage Weighing Heavily On The Minds Of Many There was disappointment and disgust from a mom in Bay Ridge, after her 10-year-old daughter’s first day of remote learning was hijacked in the most sickening way. “I was angry. I was furious. I felt attacked for my child. I felt like...
    DENVER (CBS4) – Denver Public Schools announced updates on Wednesday to its plan for students to return to in-person learning. The plan calls for all DPS students interested in returning to school to be back in some capacity by the beginning of the second quarter. (credit: CBS) “We want to make sure we’re focusing on how we can support everybody with the opportunities that work best for their learning styles and learning needs, and minimize potential disruptions from exposure to COVID-19,” said DPS Superintendent Susana Cordova. “Typically we see higher attendance in elementary than we do in middle and high school. That’s true in person and in this environment.” Younger grades of elementary students will be the first to return...
    A Brooklyn mom says her sixth-grade kid had the first day of school interrupted by apparent hackers who bombarded an online class with various images — including porn. The Department of Education says they are probing the disturbing allegations. “5 minutes into my daughter’s Google meet with her first class, and several ‘students’ have hijacked the meeting,” mom Devon Morales wrote on Twitter, along with a screenshot of the offending video. She said that whoever disrupted the class first put up images of President Trump: “And then someone streamed PORN!!” “I’m INFURIATED,” she continued. “My daughter and all the other students present were sexually assaulted today.” A DOE spokeswoman confirmed that the agency will investigate the apparent breach of...
    MAHWAH, N.J. (CBSNewYork) – Remote learning is tough in a regular school but it presents a unique challenge to vocational schools. As CBS2’s Steve Overmyer reports, vocational teachers at Lincoln Tech have found creative ways to adapt their lessons, and quickly. “It actually works out really well now. They’re in smaller groups. Same training, but in smaller groups, and enjoying it. We used to have 20 kids in a group doing practical, now we have 10 or seven on two shifts a day,” said auto instructor Bill DeVries. The school cleans every surface twice a day to accommodate the extra classes. And students are more focused because nearly 90% have job offers before they graduate. CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC Tri-State Coronavirus...
    CAMDEN, N.J. (CBS) — Camden County gave an update on the new normal in education Wednesday, and concerns about COVID-19 are top of mind. The start of the fall semester at Camden County College means the campus is usually bustling with students. Like most colleges, the pandemic has changed everything. “On any given day, maybe 20% of our student population is on campus, which allows us to more easily social distance, it allows us to keep class sizes down,” Camden County College President Don Borden said. Borden says they’re complying with CDC guidelines, and they are in frequent communication with state health officials in case cases rise. “We’ve had cases, but we have not had many,” he said. “When we’ve...
    A Brooklyn mom says her sixth-grade kid had the first day of school interrupted by apparent hackers who bombarded an online class with various images — including porn. The Department of Education says they are probing the disturbing allegations. “5 minutes into my daughter’s Google meet with her first class, and several ‘students’ have hijacked the meeting,” mom Devon Morales wrote on Twitter, along with a screenshot of the offending video. She said that whoever disrupted the class first put up images of President Trump: “And then someone streamed PORN!!” “I’m INFURIATED,” she continued. “My daughter and all the other students present were sexually assaulted today.” A DOE spokeswoman confirmed that the agency will investigate the apparent breach of security...
    New York City’s new school year began online Wednesday — and some fed-up parents are already giving the remote-learning system an ‘F.’ Families faced a slew of problems including trouble logging in, uncommunicative teachers and, now, the fear that their kids might not even get to take their online classes in real time. “I understand that it’s the first day but it seems like they had a lot of time to figure this out,” said one Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn mom who was unable to connect either of her two elementary-school children to their classes Wednesday morning. The mom, who declined to be identified by name, said that she spent over an hour just trying to get in touch with the two...
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City Less than a week before in-person classes are scheduled to start, the number of families choosing to keep their children out of school buildings continues to rise.  According to Department of Education data released this week, 42% of New York City’s over 1 million public school students will not be returning to school buildings this year and are instead opting for fully remote learning. Out of those students requesting to opt-out of the city’s blended learning model, where students take classes online and in the classroom, 25 % identify as Asian, 21% as Black, 38% as Hispanic, 11% as white and...
    At every pediatrician appointment for the last several years, I’ve been asked about how much “screen time” my kids are getting. I’m reminded by the doctor that the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends children younger than two avoid digital media other than video chatting. And for children ages 2 to 5, the limit is supposed to be one hour of high-quality children’s programming per day. It wasn’t just pediatricians sounding the alarm on the dangers of screen time. Every child expert for the last decade has warned about the dangers of too much: in young kids its impact on brain development, fine and gross motor skills; and for everyone its linkage to obesity and short attention spans. A growing...
    The 17-year-old Long Island high school student who protested a lack of in-person learning due to the COVID-19 outbreak will now not be permitted to step foot on campus at all this year. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the William Floyd School District on the south shore implemented a hybrid learning model for its 8,800 students, with some attending classes in person on certain days and learning remotely on others. Senior Maverick Stow, in protest of the district’s decision, repeatedly trespassed on campus on days he was not scheduled to be in the classroom, leading to his arrest last week and a full year suspension this week. The suspension lasts through June 30, 2021. Original story - COVID-19: Long...
    An already chaotic start to the school year took another twist hours before classes began Wednesday when the city Department of Education announced that kids signed up for blended learning aren’t guaranteed real-time virtual learning. After previously assuring parents that all of the city’s 1.1 million public school students would receive at least some live online instruction when the academic year began, the DOE backed off that promise late Tuesday in an internal guidance memo. Now, the 58 percent of kids whose parents signed up for a blended learning schedule — alternating in-person classes with online courses — won’t be guaranteed that those virtual sessions take place in real time. That is, they may find themselves watching pre-recorded videos of...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — New York City public schools begin remote learning Wednesday, as teachers continue to voice concerns about in-person instruction. Students are scheduled to return to classrooms next week, but 42% have opted to stay online. Sari Rosenburg is among a handful of teachers abruptly sent home from the High School for Environmental Studies in Hells Kitchen this week after a possible COVID-19 exposure from a colleague with symptoms. “I want to think I don’t have COVID, but I won’t know until I get that test back,” Rosenburg said. “There’s going to be some sacrifices made, but the one sacrifice I don’t think people should be making is their health.” With only a few days left until in-person classes...
    ARAPAHOE COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4)– After several seniors at Cherry Creek High School tested positive for coronavirus, the school district has had to issue a quarantine for those who may have been exposed and reverted to remote learning for an entire cohort. (credit: CBS) The students were last in school on Wednesday, Sept. 9. The positive cases are directly linked to students attending off-campus parties over the past two weekends. As a result, 14 staff members and 146 “Cohort A” students must quarantine through Wednesday, Sept. 23. That means those students are also not allowed to participate in sports or activities. The remaining 1,585 students in Cohort A must move to remote learning through Sept. 23. Those students are not quarantined...
    The Long Island high schooler protesting his district’s hybrid learning model by repeatedly going to school on his mandated remote learning days was hit with a one-year suspension on Tuesday. Maverick Stow, 17, a senior at William Floyd High School, was notified of the decision in a letter from the district’s superintendent following a Monday disciplinary hearing. The decision left Stow “upset,” according to his lawyer, Christopher Ross. “For three days of wrongdoing, it doesn’t seem like the punishment fits the crime.” “The school lacks an appreciation for the way he’s looking at it. He’s fighting to be in school,” Ross said. The saga began last Tuesday when Stow, scheduled to learn remotely, showed up to class anyway, which...
    FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – Keller ISD announced Tuesday it is transitioning Fossil Ridge High School to remote learning for 14 days due to a high number of employees out because they had contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19. Remote learning is set to begin on Monday, September 21. The school district sent the following letter to parents and students: Fossil Ridge High School Families, Due to the high number of employees we currently have at home as a result of being identified as close contacts to a positive COVID-19 case, Keller ISD is transitioning all Fossil Ridge High School employees and students to remote learning for 14 days. While we have a small number of confirmed positive student...
    The Long Island high schooler protesting his district’s hybrid learning model by repeatedly going to school on his mandated remote learning days was hit with a one-year suspension on Tuesday. Maverick Stow, 17, a senior at William Floyd High School, was notified of the decision in a letter from the district’s superintendent following a Monday disciplinary hearing. The decision left Stow “upset,” according to his lawyer, Christopher Ross. “For three days of wrongdoing, it doesn’t seem like the punishment fits the crime.” “The school lacks an appreciation for the way he’s looking at it. He’s fighting to be in school,” Ross said. The saga began last Tuesday when Stow, scheduled to learn remotely, showed up to class anyway, which landed...
    WILMINGTON, Calif. (KABC) -- Weeks into the fall semester, all Los Angeles Unified School district schools continue with remote learning schedules. But the LAUSD says it has successfully completed the trial phase of its big COVID-19 testing program. This could mean schools could be one step closer to reopening for on-campus learning.Melissa Lopez is a fourth-grade teacher. She got her first COVID test at Harry Bridges Span School in Wilmington.When will LAUSD reopen? Superintendent offers latest updateEMBED More News Videos On Eyewitness Newsmakers, Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent Austin Beutner talked about the latest plans and timeline for reopening local schools. "I'm happy. I want to see my students back in the classroom," said Lopez. "It's serious but I...
    A Long Island student who was arrested last week for trying to attend in-person classes during remote learning was suspended Tuesday. William Floyd High School said 17-year-old Maverick Stow, a senior at the school, is suspended through next June and will not be allowed on the grounds for anything, including the prom and graduation. He'll still be able to learn remotely. "This determination was made by an impartial hearing officer at a superintendent’s hearing attended by Mr. Stow’s legal counsel, as well as attorneys representing the district," the school district said in a statement Monday. "The written determination of the hearing officer was made after an exhaustive hearing at which numerous witnesses testified to Mr. Stow’s repeated insubordination and disruption despite being...
    A pair of schools in the area were forced to temporarily send students home due to positive COVID-19 cases. On Monday, Sept. 14, classes at the Jettie S. Tisdale School in Bridgeport were canceled and students transitioned to remote learning when a staff member reported a positive COVID-19 test. Schools Superintendent Michael Testani later announced that a student at Park City Magnet School in Bridgeport had tested positive for the virus, forcing students to miss in-person classes. Following the positive tests, the district began cleaning and sanitizing the buildings, while contact tracing began. The staffer, student, and anyone they may have come into contact with have been instructed to quarantine for the state-mandated 14 days before taking another COVID-19...
    Fires in northern California inch toward containment, one southern Oregon fire now 100% contained A year after LGBTQ spat, Chick-fil-A no longer seeking San Antonio airport location Smart Kids Desk and Chair Sets for Remote Learning © Courtesy of Guidecraft Store/Amazon. Click here to read the full article. If you or your kids don’t have desks at home, chances are you’re on the hunt for them right now. Whether you’re working from home or your kids are learning at home, everyone needs a desk to be productive and feel like they have a designated space to get things done. However, you probably don’t want to get your child an adult one, so you should have your eyes peeled...
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City Another New York City public school will be temporarily shut down to COVID-19 — just a day before remote learning is scheduled to begin. P.S. 139 in Ditmas Park, Brooklyn, will be closed for 24 hours starting on Sept. 16 while the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and the city’s Test and Trace Corp investigate two potentially unrelated cases of the virus. On Tuesday, the school’s principal called the city’s “Situation Room” to report a potentially COVID-19 positive staffer. Department of Education officials confirmed the case and are preparing to notify the school community in writing.  A staffer self-reported testing...
    MASTIC BEACH, Long Island (WABC) -- The high school student on Long Island who was suspended and then arrested for insisting on in-person learning has now been suspended for the rest of the school year.Maverick Stow, 17, received a letter from the superintendent of William Floyd Union Free School District that he has been suspended through June 30, 2021 for insubordination.The suspension includes all senior extra-curricular event like prom and graduation.Stow was initially suspended last Tuesday for trying to attend school on what was his remote learning day.Watch Tuesday's report on Stow's suspensionEMBED More News Videos Kristin Thorne reports on the the student's suspension. He was then issued a criminal trespass notice when he did the same thing Wednesday.When he...
    JAKARTA/BOGOR, Indonesia – When the coronavirus pandemic forced Indonesian schools to shut, it exposed how millions of households in the Southeast Asian country still had no access to the internet or even a device like a mobile phone to do remote learning. So students and volunteers have come up with creative ways to get around the problem. For the last two months, Dimas Anwar Putra, 15, and a friend have been collecting plastic trash in their Jakarta neighborhood in exchange for wifi access. With no internet access at home, the two students need to collect one kg (2.2 lb) of mostly plastic waste to trade for access to the internet so they can do online learning for around three hours...
    Sally could bring historic flooding to Gulf Coast McDonalds is giving away free chicken nuggets — heres how to get some with the chains Spicesurance The Latest Offering of Exclusive Vacation Resorts? Virtual Schooling Initiatives for Kids In pre-COVID-19 times, diverse wellness offerings and breathtaking vistas were big draws to exclusive, far-flung resorts for many seeking some R&R. As we turn the corner on fall 2020, many of these luxury accommodations are starting to offer a new service that's more in line with the times: virtual learning options for school-aged children. Resorts with remote schooling are now cropping up to simulate a socially distant classroom environment that allows parents to schedule a (semi-) normal workday—or work-from-holiday day—during these pandemic...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- There is a glimpse of hope in treating and possibly preventing COVID-19.Scientists with the University of Pittsburgh say they have identified a small piece of an antibody that neutralizes the coronavirus that causes COVID-19.They used the molecule to create a drug they believe can treat and even stop the virus from spreading.Researchers say the drug has been tested on mice and hamsters.EMBED More News Videos They used the molecule to create a drug they believe can treat and even stop the virus from spreading. What to know about coronavirus:Back to school informationHow coronavirus changed the New York regionDo you have coronavirus symptoms?What's Open, What's Closed in the Tri-State areaHere are more of today's headlines:Some CT schools...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Demand for childcare is skyrocketing across the city as working parents struggle with remote schooling.  Some parents have been sending their kids to childcare sites where they can take their classes online under an adult’s supervision; masked and socially distanced. To see how it works, CBS 2 Morning Insider Tim McNicholas took a tour of one such facility that’s opening on Tuesday. Temperature checks, hand sanitizer, daily deep cleaning; those are just a few of the tools needed to create the supervised e-learning center. Addie Goodman leads the Jewish Community Center of Chicago, the nonprofit behind the J at School program. “I can’t find my Zoom link, or I suddenly can’t hear them; all the troubleshooting parents would...
    The rise of home schooling has seen a spike in hacking attempts against educational institutions, said third-party security researchers Check Point. Its latest paper claims that the USA has seen the biggest increase, with academic sector attacks rising 30 percent from 468 per week to 608 per week. Europe and Asia have both seen a 24 percent and 21 percent increase, respectively, in the number of hacking attacks.  Check Point says that the tactic of choice is DDoS attacks for both the US and Europe, while Asia has a preference for Remote Code Execution and Information Disclosure. It’s likely that the combination of schools not having a particular focus on security, and a lack of resources, will exacerbate these issues....
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Nearly one week after classes began for the year, some parents of Chicago Public School students said they are frustrated with remote learning.The school district has begun to to track down students who are not signing in to their remote sessions.With a list in hand, Daley Academy's Principal, Assistant Principal and a school security guard made home visits Monday to look for students who have yet to show up for school remotely."The first week of school was really rough, the biggest issue was getting student on computers and online," said Kamilah Hampton, Richard J. Daley Academy Principal.Attendance at the Back of the Yards Chicago Public School on the first day was only 55%, but through outreach efforts...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Nearly one week after classes began for the year, some parents of Chicago Public School students said they are frustrated with remote learning.The school district has begun to to track down students who are not signing in to their remote sessions.With a list in hand, Daley Academy's Principal, Assistant Principal and a school security guard made home visits Monday to look for students who have yet to show up for school remotely."The first week of school was really rough, the biggest issue was getting student on computers and online," said Kamilah Hampton, Richard J. Daley Academy Principal.Attendance at the Back of the Yards Chicago Public School on the first day was only 55%, but through outreach efforts...
    Nearly a dozen students from a Morris County high school contracted coronavirus at a Labor Day party, prompting the district to go all-remote after days of flip-flopping between online and classroom learning, district officials said. Chatham High School had planned on opening last Tuesday for hybrid learning, but went remote Thursday and Friday after one student tested positive for the virus.  The plan was to reopen for hybrid learning the following Monday, but after the 12 students testes positive for the virus, remote learning  for Chatham high schoolers kicked in once again -- this time for two weeks, Superintendent Michael LaSusa said Friday in a letter to parents. Most of the students reported head and body aches following the non-school...
    SOUTH SHORE — Two area high schools saw first-day attendance rates above 98 percent, according to Chicago Public Schools data, and school officials hope to encourage continued attendance this fall by keeping students engaged. At King College Preparatory High School in Kenwood, 99.8 percent of the 466 enrolled students attended their first day of virtual classes. At South Shore International College Preparatory High School, 98.3 percent of 578 enrolled students were present. King students have so far maintained high attendance rates, finishing out the first week with a 96.3 percent attendance rate, according to principal Brian Kelly. RELATED: For Some Chicago High School Students, Remote Learning Brings A New School Struggle: Motivation Faculty members weren’t surprised at the success, given...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- A number of schools across Connecticut have closed their buildings or sections of them as COVID-19 cases begin popping up among staff and students.Students at East Hartford, Westbrook and West Haven high schools have all announced they will switch to remote learning until Thursday after students tested positive for the coronavirus in those buildings.Killingly High School and Bridgeport's Tisdale School were closed for at least Monday after positive tests there. It was not clear when those schools will reopen to in-person learning.The Dag Hammarskjold Middle School in Wallingford said it will be closed until Wednesday at the earliest while the local health department conducts contact tracing on a member of the school community who received a...
    DOVER, Mass. (AP) — A second Massachusetts high school is delaying the beginning of in-person learning after students held a house party amid the coroanvirus pandemic. Andrew W. Keough, superintendent of Dover-Sherborn Public Schools, said in an email to parents Monday that school would begin remotely for all high school students as a result of the party held Friday night, WFXT-TV reported. Police responded to the party that had up to 150 people who weren't wearing marks or social distancing and were “drinking in excess,” he said. “In choosing to flout the rules set down by society in the pandemic, they have now put us all at risk,” Keough said. Emergency board of health meetings were held this weekend in...
    SOUTH CHICAGO — Darius Stanley and his friend Trinity Colon loved high school. For the two student athletes, the hallways of George Washington High School in South Chicago sometimes felt like their own personal version of “High School Musical,” the energetic film series. “I love my school. It’s like a giant community,” said Darius, 16, a volleyball player and member of the student council. “Always fun while still learning.”  Then the color drained out of the picture, as the coronavirus pandemic abruptly forced school closures during the spring and an all-remote start to the new school year this fall.   Without the excitement of seeing friends in person after the summer or the anticipation of sitting in a new teacher’s classroom, both...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — With thousands of students learning online, most now have at least a week of learning from home behind them, and parents are learning what works and what doesn’t. Based on concerns being heard by teachers and family counselors, there are some universal issues. The number one issue has been connectivity, an while it’s getting better, it’s still an issue. There is little a parent can do about that. However, Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist Dr. Gary Swanson at Allegheny Health Network says you can help your child be comfortable, starting with where they are learning. Dr. Swanson says parents can’t be passive. He also says you might want to keep an eye on children’s online test scores, which...
    Police ramping up patrols of off-campus parties McDonalds Travis Scott campaign is a brilliant marketing ploy that creates massive buzz — without adding a single menu item Heres How To Support Your Child Emotionally and Academically Through Remote Learning Melissa Bunch's 7-year-old son Luka starts remote school at 8:30 a.m. every morning. He has a series of Google Meets throughout the day until about 2 p.m. One day, after his last Google Meet, teachers were working with him one-on-one on a phonics assessment, and he broke down. "I've never seen him cry like that," Bunch tells Woman's Day . "Just crying as he's trying to spell words." Remote learning has been emotionally and academically challenging for Luka and Bunch's...
    NEW JERSEY (WABC) -- A school district and an elementary school in New Jersey are switching to all-remote learning after positive COVID-19 test results.All students attending Griebling Elementary School in Howell will be remote for the next three days as county health officials work on contact tracing.It is not clear if the positive case is a student or a staff member.And Frankford Township School District is switching to remote learning for two days after a student tested positive.WATCH: Eyewitness to a PandemicEMBED More News Videos It overwhelmed the health care industry, it put millions out of work, it drowned social services in an ocean of need and threatened the food supply Americans had long since taken for granted. At the...
    SUDBURY (CBS) – The Sudbury Board of Health announced on Saturday that Sudbury-Lincoln High School must start with remote learning for at least 14 days after police broke up a large, student party the night before. “I was very disappointed to share that I learned this morning that there was a crowded indoor and outdoor party Friday evening that involved alcohol and complete lack of safety precautions to protect against the spread of COVID,” wrote Bella Wong, the Superintendent of the Lincoln-Sudbury Regional School District and principal of Lincoln-Sudbury High School, in a statement on Saturday. According to Wong, police were called to the party and around 15 students ran into the woods. She said police collected names from 32 other...
    The Fairfax County public school system is continuing to troubleshoot a ransomware attack discovered Friday. An update sent Saturday afternoon to the school community said the school system is “working diligently to protect the information of our staff, students and their families.” The update also said that the ransomware intrusion did not disrupt the school system’s distance learning program. Lucy Caldwell, a spokesperson for Fairfax County Public Schools, told WTOP that she expected no disruptions to remote learning caused by the ransomware in the days or weeks ahead. One advocacy group for Fairfax teachers has expressed concern over the breach. “We were shocked to learn that the FCPS system has been hacked,” said Tina Williams, president of the Fairfax County...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Lemont High School in southwest suburban Lemont has made the decision to switch from all remote learning to some in-person learning. Tyler Yates is a football player at Lemont High School. It has been pretty tough for him and his teammates not being able to play because of the coronavirus. He started his senior year two weeks ago doing remote learning from home. “It’s a little bit of a difference than going in person,” he said. “It’s more of a challenge, of course. You have a lot more distractions at home.” But Thursday Yates and his family received an email from the superintendent saying his district and Lemont Bromberek School District 113A plan to begin in-person learning. “I...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Lincoln-Way Community High School District 210 in southwest suburban Lemont has made the decision to switch from all remote learning to some in-person learning. Tyler Yates is a football player at Lemont High School. It has been pretty tough for him and his teammates not being able to play because of the coronavirus. He started his senior year two weeks ago doing remote learning from home. “It’s a little bit of a difference than going in person,” he said. “It’s more of a challenge, of course. You have a lot more distractions at home.” But Thursday Yates and his family received an email from the superintendent saying his district and Lemont Bromberek School District 113A plan to begin...
    PATERSON, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — The new normal of virtual learning has unexpectedly included obscenities and even pornography for some students in New Jersey. Nearly half of Paterson‘s schools have spotted intruders in their virtual classrooms. Paterson’s school district took months to prepare for remote-only learning, and just days into the new year, there were problems. “There was some cursing that went on, some verbal threats and some pornography,” Paterson Public Schools Superintendent Eileen Shafer said. Shafer says kids were sharing links to their Google classrooms with students who didn’t belong in those classes. COMPLETE COVERAGE: Schools: The New Normal Chris Lewis is the head of technology in the district. “As of right now, working with Google to get their...
    BOSTON — Cash-strapped Roman Catholic schools have been praying for a miracle following a recent wave of closures – and now they might have found one. With many public schools staying online for the start of the school year, administrators have said more families fed up with remote learning are turning to Catholic and other private schools offering in-person classes. Tom Carroll, the superintendent of schools for the Boston Archdiocese, said they've enrolled more than 3,800 new students since mid-July – 1,000 just in the past three weeks. "We're open for business, so send your child to us and we'd be happy to educate them in person," Carroll said. "We felt that we felt very deeply that the kids were hurting because they were not in school."...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- More than 85% of CPS students attended the first day of remote learning for the 2020-21 school year, according to Chicago Public Schools officials.Those numbers have risen every day this week, reaching 90% as of Thursday, officials added.EMBED More News Videos Chicago Public School officials say nearly 85% of students attended the first day of school amid remote learning. CPS said those numbers reflect "the result of months of hard work" to engage and encourage CPS families to take the steps needed to prepare for the return of virtual school.RELATED: COVID-19 spring attendance data reveals challenges of remote learning, lessons for fallThe first-day number is 10% lower than the first day of school attendance the previous three...
    Remote education for kids at home versus in-person teaching at school isn't just inconvenient for many parents, it could cost them their jobs if they can't nail down affordable childcare.  Research from hedge fund Brevan Howard found that more than 4 million U.S. workers who can't do their jobs from home could end up having to leave the workforce this fall, the Wall Street Journal recently reported. The firm calculated that 5.3 million parents have jobs that require their physical presence and children under the age of 14, too young to be left at home on their own. Researchers also estimated that 81% of children will be educated remotely this fall, based on the 100 largest school districts' reopening plans, according...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- As many public schools start the year with remote learning some families are rethinking their time at home and traveling.Could this be a reality for your family?Cindy Richards, the editor for Traveling Mom says remote learning does not have to mean at home. She joined ABC7 Chicago to give us some tips on how you can take remote learning on the road this school year.Kids learning remotely and parents working remotely offers the opportunity to learn and earn from anywhere.RELATED: Chicago quarantine: Indiana not added to COVID-19 travel order; California, Puerto Rico removedRichards said some resorts are actually catering to school-aged families for longer-term stays. She said you'll want to make sure you have good...
    A Long Island high school student told "Your World" Thursday he will continue to show up for in-person classes despite being arrested and suspended for his earlier attempts. "This issue is not over until I get to go to school five days a week," William Floyd High School senior Maverick Stow told host Neil Cavuto. Stow had received a five-day suspension Tuesday after he went to the school on a scheduled remote learning day. Under the school's hybrid structure, two groups of students alternate between attending school in-person and taking remote classes. NEW YORK HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT ARRESTED FOR ATTENDING IN-PERSON CLASSES ON REMOTE LEARNING DAY The student returned to the school in Mastic Beach on Wednesday, despite the suspension and left without incident after the police...
    GREELEY, Colo. (CBS4) – Hundreds of students in Greeley are resorting to remote learning amid concerns of coronavirus spreading within the school. A spokesperson for Greeley-Evans School District confirmed students at Billie Martinez and Madison Elementary Schools were sent home for at least two weeks after dozens of students called in sick on the same day. (credit: CBS) A total of 20% of students at Billie Martinez, and 30% at Madison, called out sick in one day. The district requires all students to stay home if at least 20% of students call out in one day. “Sometimes we are quarantining without a positive test because parents are refusing to have their students tested,” said Theresa Myers, Chief of Communications for...
    A high school senior in New York was arrested after repeatedly showing up at his school in person on days when he was assigned to remote learning, Fox News reported. Maverick Stow, 17, was suspended from school for five days after showing up for class Tuesday when he was supposed to be attending class virtually. The next day, Stow showed up again, and police were called to the scene. They advised him not to come back, and he reportedly left without incident. On Thursday, Stow showed up again, wearing a neon green shirt and with some local media attention, and was arrested for trespassing and taken to the 7th Precinct in Shirley. ...
    Long Island police arrested a 17-year-old high school student on Thursday after he showed up to class for the third day in a row in protest of remote learning. Maverick Stow, a senior at William Floyd High School in Long Island, N.Y., attempted to attend class for the third day in a row in defiance of the school district’s hybrid learning plan and his five-day suspension issued after he first attended class in protest on Tuesday. School administrators called the police on Stow on his third day of protest. Officers arrested the teen and later charged him with third-degree criminal trespass, according to Newsday. After Stow’s arrest, the school district threatened to close the hybrid remote/in-class learning schedule and switch...
    A New York high school student was arrested on school grounds Thursday after being suspended Tuesday for attending in-person classes on his scheduled remote learning day. Maverick Stow, 17, is protesting the coronavirus regulations in place at William Floyd High School in Mastic, N.Y. The teen was being held at the 7th Precinct in Shirley, N.Y., on Thursday morning, his mother Nora Stow told Fox News. NEW YORK HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT SUSPENDED FOR GOING TO IN-PERSON CLASSES ON REMOTE LEARNING DAY The school district said on Thursday the high school will be "virtual for the foreseeable future" for all 3,000 students if Maverick returns to school again. "Mr. Stow continues to display irresponsible and selfish behavior with today's latest publicity stunt," the school district said in a statement. "He arrived wearing...
    Just two days into the academic year, students at Chatham High School have been rolled back to remote-only classes after a student who attended a weekend gathering tested positive for COVID-19. Chatham Superintendent Dr. Michael LaSusa sent an email to parents Wednesday night stating that the high school’s students will begin fully remote classes as of Thursday, NJ.com reports. “This case may be linked to a non-school event that took place over the holiday weekend and about which we communicated with our local public health officials yesterday and earlier today,” said LaSusa. The Chatham School District — which comprises both the borough and township — opened for hybrid learning Tuesday. Elementary and middle school students, meanwhile, have begun and will...
    A high school senior on Long Island has been arrested and suspended as he continues his protests against remote learning during the COVID-19 pandemic. The William Floyd School District, located on the south shore of Long Island in Brookhaven, is implementing a hybrid learning model that has its 8,800 students attending class in person on specific days. When the plan was implemented, the district announced that “students who refuse to adhere to their scheduled in-person days and/or flagrantly disregard directives to leave school grounds and cause a disruptive environment for other students, will face disciplinary actions.” This week, 17-year-old Maverick Stow, a senior at the high school, protested the hybrid learning option by attending classes during his non-scheduled in-person instructional...
    A New York student was suspended from his high school for five days on Tuesday after showing up to campus on a day he was supposed to attend classes remotely. Maverick Stow, 17, is a senior at William Floyd High School in Long Island. Stow said that he attended class on Tuesday because he believes that he should be in school five days a week as was policy before states began locking down over the coronavirus, according to WABC. Stow said he showed up to the school and had his temperature checked by staff before walking to his first class. Administrators called Stow to the principal’s office after his teacher noticed he was not on the roster to attend class...
    Last month, a recently-reopened school district near Atlanta, Ga. told more than 1,000 students and staffers they had to quarantine after a coronavirus outbreak. Earlier this month, approximately 450 students and employees in a central Florida school system needed to isolate after positive COVID-19 cases. Almost 2,000 miles away, around 100 teenagers and staff in a Denver-area school had to do the same because of cases in their school. Rocky school reopenings are already upending educators’ plans this fall — and they’re likely doing the same thing to the work schedules of many parents who, if they aren’t already working from home, may suddenly need to be there with their quarantined student. The good news is there’s a...
    MADISON, Wis. (CBS) — The University of Wisconsin-Madison is switching to remote learning for at least two weeks and quarantining two residence halls amid a spike in COVID-19 cases on campus. In a letter to the campus community, UW-Madison noted that it had taken extraordinary measures to prioritize health and safety on campus while facilitating some sort of in-person activity for the fall. The university also partnered with public health experts to develop a method of testing, isolating, and managing the virus. When positive coronavirus tests began to rise, UW-Madison took additional action. The university said on Monday, it restricted undergraduates to essential activities only, and worked with public health authorities to support the quarantine of students in many fraternity...
    School from your home computer means no commute for students. Distance learning is creating a new misery for kids – no snow days. The Early College of Arvada 7th grader Alonso Betancur-Garcia couldn’t take advantage of crazy Colorado weather this week. “I would wake up late, eat breakfast, got back to sleep, watch TV,” he said. “With remote learning you’re going to have to be doing it on your computer if you do get a snow day,” Betancur-Garcia added. CLICK HERE FOR FULL CORONAVIRUS COVERAGE VideoThe new normal created by coronavirus means even bad weather keeps the education system on track. “Tomorrow we are expecting snow and icy roads so we figure it’s probably better just to work from home,...
    A Long Island high school senior was suspended for attending in-person classes at the school even though he was supposed to be remote as a part of the hybrid learning schedule. Maverick Stow, 17, a senior at William Floyd High School, showed up to class on Tuesday morning because he believes he should be in school five days a week. The school divided up groups of students to attend in-person and remote classes on different days in an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19. A teacher noticed he was not on the roster to attend in-person classes that day and he was called to the principal’s office. Long Island William Floyd High School senior Maverick Stow, 17, was...
    A New York high school student was suspended Tuesday after attending in-person classes on his scheduled remote learning day. Despite his suspension, 17-year-old senior Maverick Stow, returned to William Floyd High School in Mastic Beach, Long Island, again on Wednesday, prompting a police response, district spokesman James Montalto said in a statement. NY ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL SEEN AT ROCHESTER PROTESTS SHOUTING 'F--- THE POLICE!' PLACED ON LEAVE “Maverick showed up to school again this morning despite his suspension and continued to display insubordinate behavior – even at one point squaring up to a district official and stating that the district would have to ‘forcibly remove’ him from school grounds,” Montalto said. The statement said that the police became involved in the matter...
    No scheduled snack breaks and technology problems are only some of what's wrong with remote learning, according to a group of Morris County teachers who took to social media to voice their complaints. In a social media post and six-page letter to the district (which had been deleted as of Wednesday morning), teachers from 14 local schools shared their newfound difficulties anonymously via the Parsippany-Troy Hills Education Association, NJ.com reports. Lack of built-in snack breaks for younger students Substitute teachers’ lack of hybrid education experience adds to teachers’ workloads Teachers can’t be certain whether remote students are actually online Air conditioners haven’t been installed in Parsippany High School classrooms, contributing to lack of air flow Auxiliary noise and laptop...
    MASTIC BEACH, New York -- A high school senior from Long Island was suspended from school on Tuesday for attending in-person classes when he was supposed to be a remote learner.William Floyd High School senior Maverick Stow, 17, said he showed up to school because he believes he should be in school five days a week.Stow said staff took his temperature and he reported to his first period classroom. He said the teacher noticed he was not on the roster and called administrators. They asked him to go to the principal's office.RELATED: HISD's leader gives ABC13 inside look at 1st day of classesStow said administrators asked him to leave school grounds to which he replied, "'Well, no, I think I...
    (CNN)For the dozens of school districts forced to kick off the new academic year with online learning, the remote classrooms have come with their own set of challenges. Schools across the country have reported system outages, cyberattacks and other issues that prompted some districts to postpone the first day of class. The Covid-19 pandemic drove many US education leaders to opt for virtual learning, hoping it could help curb an already rampant spread of the virus. These kids are getting left behind when schools go onlineAcross the country, more than 6.3 million people have been infected with the coronavirus, and while many parts of the US saw their cases plateau over the past month, experts warn that the fall and...
    ARVADA, Colo. (CBS4) – Colorado’s summer snowstorm means school closures for some in the Denver metro area. Denver Public Schools says mechanical issues with their heating system will keep six of their schools closed to even the small number of staff and students coming in. The potential for an icy commute lead The Early College of Arvada to notify their students and staff to stay home as well. Traditionally it would be considered a snow day, something students, like 7th grader Alonso Betancur-Garcia, looked forward to. “I would wake up late, eat breakfast, got back to sleep, watch TV,“ he said. But, even he sees those days as being a thing of the past. “With remote learning you’re going to have...
    WHEATON, Ill. (CBS) — Protesters came out in the hundreds in the western suburbs Tuesday night, all calling for changes in how students are learning this school year. As CBS 2’s Jermont Terry reported, some teachers even joined the push in Wheaton to end remote learning. A lot of people have made adjustments or complained about the obstacles associated with e-learning. But the crowd that gathered on Tuesday night insisted it is downright counterproductive to the learning process. The energetic parents and students – coming from various school districts – made their message about remote learning clear. “School is not only something we want to return, but school is something we need to come back,” one student said. Hundreds gathered...
    A Long Island high school senior is reportedly facing a five-day suspension after he ignored protocol by showing up to class Tuesday when he was scheduled to learn remotely. “I was going to school like students should be going to school,” Maverick Stow, 17-year-old student at William Floyd High School explained to WABC of why he attended in-person classes on the first day of school. “I think that a five-day suspension is out of line,” Stow, who has the support of parents, told the outlet. Stow said trouble first arose when his first-period teacher noticed he wasn’t on Tuesday’s in-person roster. The teacher sent Stow to the principal’s office and he was asked to report home. “‘Well, no, I...