Kerala becomes ‘fully digital’ in public education space

Kerala has declared itself to be the first fully digital State in the country in the field of public education, with the completion of the ‘hi-tech classroom and hi-tech lab’ projects in government-owned schools. About 41 lakh students are expected to benefit.

Making this declaration, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said on Monday that the public education protection campaign in the State is the best example of the participatory development plan that it has to offer to the world.

Making a big difference

“The world view is that the government is withdrawing from the public sector. It is at such a juncture that the Government of Kerala has intervened and made a big difference in the field of public education. This aligns the future of the State with that of the world,” Vijayan said.

This path-breaking initiative has elevated general education in the State to global standards. “Great changes have taken

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Gadsden teacher’s COVID-19 death prompts district to go fully online

Miranda Cyr, Las Cruces Sun-News
Published 3:49 p.m. MT Oct. 9, 2020 | Updated 3:51 p.m. MT Oct. 9, 2020

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Since the coronavirus pandemic started, the United States has recorded more than 7.6 million cases of COVID-19 and 213,000 deaths.

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LAS CRUCES – Gadsden Independent School District’s Board of Trustees unanimously decided to keep all students online for the remainder of the fall semester during Thursday’s board meeting after noting a recent increase in positive COVID-19 cases in the district.

The decision also came days after the death of Leo Lugo, a special education teacher at Chaparral High, who had been infected by the disease.

GISD Superintendent Travis Dempsey presented an update on COVID-19 in the district, revealing that there are 44 employees currently self-quarantining, there have been 22 positive cases since July 1, and there have been three employees hospitalized due to symptoms.

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Outdoor learning program spares N.W.T. college students from fully online semester

Trena Weyallon moved from Behchoko to Yellowknife this fall to take the two-year early learning and child care diploma program at Aurora College. 

School is now in its third week and she’s only met half her class and one of her instructors. 

“It’s quite different doing it online,” she said. 

The COVID-19 pandemic has driven nearly all college programming online, with at least one exception. Early learning and child care program students in Yellowknife are enrolled in a mentorship program with Bushkids, a land-based learning program that organizes outdoor play for school-aged children every Tuesday and holds outdoor planning sessions on Thursdays. 

“This is kinda like our classroom and not our classroom,” said Weyallon at the Bushkids site, near the Arctic Indigenous Wellness Foundation’s healing camp. “I like it out here.”

And while it may be anything but a normal school year, Weyallon is happy to be learning. 

“I’ve been

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Oshkosh schools to go fully online for 2 weeks after increasing COVID cases

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OSHKOSH – All students in the Oshkosh Area School District will move to fully online classes for at least two weeks starting Thursday after an increase in COVID-19 cases, the district announced Tuesday morning.

District officials made the move with advice from the Winnebago County Health Department after seeing the number of positive cases and exposures increase across the city and district.

The district expects to remain fully online for at least two weeks, according to the announcement. Officials will re-evaluate Oct. 8 whether the district will return to in-person learning, which will depend on a recommendation from the Winnebago County Health Department. The earliest students would return to school would be Oct. 12.

North and West high schools were set to move fully online starting Wednesday after “extensive community spread of COVID-19 in OASD boundaries” and the increasing number of students and staff under quarantine. West officials announced

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