Cottonwood High is moving online. Here’s a list of Utah schools that have had COVID-19 outbreaks.

Another high school in Salt Lake County will temporarily move online after a COVID-19 outbreak among students and staff.

Cottonwood High School in Murray reported having more than 15 positive cases Tuesday. In response, Granite School District announced it would follow recommendations from the Utah Department of Health to shut down for two weeks and shuffle students to remote learning.

That begins with classes Wednesday and goes through Oct. 28.

“At the end of the day, Granite District is committed to adhering to health department guidance,” said spokesman Ben Horsley. “We believe in the science behind that.”

So far, 15 schools in the county have hit the 15-person infection threshold since most reopened in August. Three have not shut their doors for the full two-week period that’s suggested. Those are Riverton High, Copper Hills High and Bingham High, all in Jordan School District, which instead closed for a day or

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Moving Average Crossover Alert: RISE Education Cayman

RISE Education Cayman Ltd REDU is looking like an interesting pick from a technical perspective, as the company is seeing favorable trends on the moving average crossover front. Recently, the 50 Day Moving Average for REDU broke out above the 200 Day Simple Moving Average, suggesting a short-term bullish trend.

This has already started to take place, as the stock has moved higher by 20.9% in the past four weeks. Plus, the company currently has a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy) suggesting that now could definitely be the time for this breakout candidate.

More bullishness may especially be the case when investors consider what has been happening for REDU on the earnings estimate revision front lately. No estimate has gone lower in the past two months, compared to 1 higher, while the consensus estimate has also moved higher too.

So, given this move in estimates, and the positive technical factors,

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Piute School District, Murray High School moving to online learning Monday

SALT LAKE CITY — Murray High School and Piute County School District schools both announced Sunday evening that students will move to online learning starting Monday for the next two weeks.

The news comes after the schools have reached the 15-case threshold for COVID-19. Murray High School plans on holding in-person classes on Monday, Oct. 19, and Piute schools plan on returning on Wednesday, Oct. 21.

“Over 60 Piute High School students were absent on Friday October 2nd for quarantines, isolations, and other illnesses,” read a statement from the district. “The high school has had difficulty finding enough substitutes to fill in for all the teachers and staff that have either been quarantined or requested leave for illness.”

Some Piute groups and one-on-one tutoring may still be provided in person at the school buildings. More specific instructions for digital learning will be provided by each individual school within the district.

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Oregon Department of Corrections weighs cutting ties with community colleges, moving education in-house

The Oregon Department of Corrections is weighing ending its connections to community colleges across the state and proposing to move its education program in-house because of a budget shortfall.

The DOC currently contracts with six community colleges in Oregon to provide high school diploma equivalency services to inmates across its 14 facilities.

Department of Corrections communications manager Jennifer Black told Oregon Public Broadcasting that DOC is proposing the contracts be phased out and the agency hire back those positions as part of the DOC permanent budget going forward.

She said nearly 1,000 inmates were enrolled in the Adult Basic Skill Development program as of Sept. 30.

“During the COVID-19 pandemic, contractors were unable to enter the institutions and ABS (Adult Basic Skills) programming could not be adapted and continued during operation modifications,” she said. “Converting contractor funding to DOC staff positions will allow the department to continue ABS programming during

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Wicomico County Public Schools moving to hybrid learning format


As the coronavirus pandemic continues into the fall, three Wicomico County teachers explain how they’re preparing for the upcoming virtual semester.

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Wicomico County Public Schools will transition to a hybrid learning format beginning Oct. 5.

Starting on that day, selected small group of students will be invited back for Special Education, the English Language Learner program, Career & Technical Education, secondary math tutoring and some Advanced Placement science labs, according to Wicomico Superintendent Donna Hanlin.

“After that, working by grade level, we will gradually bring back students who choose to return,” Hanlin said.

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Superintendent Donna Hanlin talks with students at the new West Salisbury Elementary on the first day of school, Sept. 4. (Photo: Staff photo by Jenna Miller)

On Oct. 19, Wicomico plans to begin allowing Prekindergarten students in the classroom in a limited capacity. Kindergarten students will follow a week later. All

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Sergeant Bluff-Luton middle, high schools moving to hybrid learning plan | Education

SERGEANT BLUFF — With novel coronavirus cases rising in Woodbury County, a switch in the method of learning at Sergeant Bluff-Luton School District will take place Thursday for the high school and middle school levels.

In a Monday letter to SB-L parents, district officials wrote, “Due to the positive cases of COVID-19 in the Middle School and High School and the large number of students that have had to quarantine due to possible exposure, the SB-L School Board voted to have the Middle School and High School implement our hybrid learning plan beginning Thursday Sept. 24 to Friday Oct. 9.”

The school board will meet on Oct. 6, to mull whether to continue the hybrid model or move back to face-to-face instruction.

The 15-percent mark was established by the Iowa Department of Education as the point at which school districts can ask to move entire school buildings from in-person to

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ASU ending in-person classes early, moving up final exams


Students walk across the bridge above University Drive the day before school opens on Aug. 19, 2020, at Arizona State University in Tempe. (Photo: Sean Logan/The Republic)

Arizona State University announced Friday that students will end in-person classes early this semester and switch to a fully remote learning model after Thanksgiving break.

Students received the email from ASU Provost Mark Searle at 4:20 p.m. The email also said that final exams will bump up a week and be held on the last day of class, now starting on Nov. 30 instead of Dec. 7. Also, graduation ceremonies will be held online only.

ASU announced Thursday that 1,580 students have tested positive for COVID-19 since Aug. 1 as have 30 staff and faculty members out of 57,629 tests given — a 2.8% positivity rate. Although ASU’s positivity rate has been rising, a positivity rate of 5% is considered a good 

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