Arizona State University announced on Friday that COVID-19 has again forced the graduation ceremony to be held online and further changes to upcoming classes.
The in-person, traditional fall commencement ceremony and special interest convocations scheduled for the week of Dec. 14 will now be virtual, the announcement said.
Northern Arizona University made the same announcement on Wednesday.
Both universities said additional details about the now-virtual ceremonies will be released in the coming weeks.
All three state universities also canceled the spring in-person graduation events earlier this year.
Additionally, Session C classes will now end Dec. 4., and courses in the spring semester will continue to be offered both in-person and online, according to Executive Vice President and University Provost Mark Searle in the announcement.
In addition, all classes after the Nov. 26 and 27 Thanksgiving break will be held remotely only, according to the email. The final exam week
When the new school year started, the four Solorio siblings — a kindergartner, sixth-grader, eighth-grader and high school sophomore — sat in a circle in their family’s cramped RV, parked on El Camino Real across the street from the Palo Alto school district’s office, and tried to focus on online school.
But with four computers sharing one hot spot, all of which were provided to the family by the district, the internet connection often slowed or disconnected, and they were unable to finish classes. Their mother, Noemi Solorio, doesn’t speak much English but would do her best to make sure her kids were focused and engaged, especially her youngest one, who’s never attended school before.
When buses drive by on El Camino Real, the RV shakes. Without electricity, charged computer and cellphone batteries are precious commodities. The family parks in one place as long as they can before a police
Teachers who were trained to educate in bustling classrooms are now being forced to adapt to virtual learning on the fly.
A kindergarten teacher shared on TikTok how she is keeping her class of kindergarteners interested during video calls. Mackenzie posted a video highlighting her incorporation of visual cues into teaching on her TikTok account kenziiewenz.
“My facial expressions trying to keep kindergarteners engaged in online learning,” she wrote in the video caption.
In the clip, Mackenzie is teaching her class of 5-year-olds about the number four.
“The number four,” Mackenzie announces, cheerfully holding up four fingers with one hand.
“I see Brandon is holding up two and two. That will also make four,” she says with double peace signs.
“I see four and zero,” she puts up four fingers with one hand and uses her fist to make a “0.”
Mackenzie then asks the students what kind of pictures
“Margie went into the schoolroom . . . and the mechanical teacher was on and waiting for her,” the passage reads. “The screen was lit up, and it said: ‘Today’s arithmetic lesson is on the addition of proper fractions. Please insert yesterday’s homework in the proper slot.’ Margie did so with a sigh.”
These days, Bradley — who teaches middle school in Fairfax County Public Schools — feels a lot like the “mechanical teacher.” He spends every morning huddled in a spare room in his Northern Virginia home staring at his computer screen. The monitor is filled with small rectangles: Each one depicts an anonymous, identical silhouette.
These, Bradley explained, are his students. Most keep their cameras off.
“Sometimes,” he said, “you feel as if you’re speaking to thin air. Or to no one at all.”
One week into remote schooling, students, parents and teachers throughout Northern Virginia — where
Tabitha Day is glad her daughter, Emily, 13, will be going to school on Monday.
“Her actually going to school and getting any services at this point would be successful because she’s had nothing,” the Cedar Rapids mom said about her daughter, who is non-verbal and has a form of epilepsy that causes severe seizures.
In the past, school has been a place for Emily to interact with children of different abilities, work with a physical therapist and use equipment she doesn’t have at home, such as an adaptive swing. But since COVID-19 closed schools last spring, Emily hasn’t had any of these services, her mother said.
“I know she has to have some deficits in her communicating,” Day said. “The social part is really important to her. She needs to have those connections with people — her peers and other people besides myself.”
Day filed a federal lawsuit against
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ACROSS AMERICA — Here’s something we know for certain: The coronavirus pandemic has made this fall’s return to school anything but ordinary.
Virtual learning is now the default in most states.
Parents and guardians became teachers overnight, and many had to adapt quickly to ensure their child succeeds this school year. Not all kids have parents in their lives, though. And many parents are unable to stay home.
This is where grandparents like Mercedes Bristol come in. Supervising virtual learning is necessary, yet many grandparents are faced with technology barriers, confusing class schedules and unfamiliar subjects.
Simply put, some grandparents feel perpetually “lost,” according to the 66-year-old grandmother from San Antonio.
“I can’t tell you how many times I’ve sat there lost right alongside the children,” Bristol said. “Once, a teacher wanted us to show our kids how to upload homework into Google Docs.
“What if grandparents don’t know how
The University of California’s top doctor had a sobering message for the system’s leaders this week: School won’t go back to normal for at least another year.
Dr. Carrie Byington, the executive vice president and head of UC Health, delivered the message to the University of California’s Board of Regents during its two-day virtual teleconference this week. Speaking on Wednesday, Byington told the regents that in the US, herd immunity wouldn’t be expected until July 2022 — meaning that the safeguards will have to continue.
“I believe that we will still be undergoing these modifications, accommodations, for the virus for at least another year,” she said. “I am still planning on a year of disruption, with hope that between September (2021) and