Break day for teachers floated

NORTH LITTLE ROCK — School District officials are exploring ways to give teachers a break during the week because the coronavirus pandemic workload is creating additional work for educators.

The North Little Rock Reopening School Task Force on Tuesday discussed creating a proposal for a online-only full or half-day on Fridays beginning Oct. 20 to give teachers and students time to catch up with work without the stress of new lessons.

Interim Superintendent Keith McGee told task force members the online learning day would be asynchronous classes, meaning online courses would be done without a set schedule.

“We don’t need new content on Fridays. We don’t need assessment tests on Fridays,” he said. “This day is meant to free up teachers and help them get caught up. Students are overwhelmed as well. This day will help them get caught up. They could even work on some of the essential standards

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SUNY Geneseo to join all other SUNY schools, switch to online learning after Thanksgiving break

GENESEO — The State University of New York at Geneseo is planning to move all courses online later this semester, joining the ranks of every other SUNY school. 

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All other SUNY campuses had already decided to go online after Thanksgiving, said SUNY spokeswoman Holly Liapis. Geneseo had not made a final decision until Friday.

In an email to students and staff, Geneseo President Denise Battles said all classes would be delivered online following the Thanksgiving break, beginning Wednesday, Nov. 25. 



a pole that has a sign on the side of a road: A sign points the way to SUNY Geneseo.


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A sign points the way to SUNY Geneseo.

Residence halls will still be available to the students who need to stay on campus after the Thanksgiving recess and through the winter break between semesters, she said. 

Students returning to on-campus housing after the break will likely be required to quarantine and

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