State education officials approve school districts’ plans to eventually resume in-person classes

Maryland education officials have approved plans for all 24 school systems to eventually resume in-person classes, as expectations build at the state level to bring at least some students back to school buildings this fall.

Maryland schools superintendent Karen Salmon told the state board of education Tuesday that all school systems had submitted revised plans to adhere to the criteria for operating during the pandemic. Baltimore City was the only system that submitted a plan that did not need revisions.

With Gov. Larry Hogan’s announcement that the state is entering the third and final stage of his administration’s plan for relaxing restrictions that were put in place to slow the spread of the coronavirus, Salmon said it is safe for all schools to reopen.

“Everyone is able to open, and almost all school systems” are beginning to, she said. “We are going to start to see an increase in

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Kansas Education officials discuss health, education and COVID-19

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) – State education leaders discussed the connection between health and education for the Shawnee County Health Rankings meeting.



a person standing in front of a building: Kansas Education officials, including USD 501 Superintendent Dr. Tiffany Anderson, met to discuss Health Rankings and Education for the state.


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Kansas Education officials, including USD 501 Superintendent Dr. Tiffany Anderson, met to discuss Health Rankings and Education for the state.

USD 501 Superintendent Dr. Tiffany Anderson, Kansas Commissioner of Education Randy Watson, alongside Lieutenant Governor Lynn Rogers discussed where the state of education is in the face of a pandemic.

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Along with how health care for parents and families are impacting the students.

“The challenge for school districts will be how do we bring students back to school, fully back to school, in our largest school districts and keep them safe,” said Watson. “By the time we get enough vaccines to spread throughout Kansas, we’ll probably going to be well into the spring if not through the rest of the school year.”

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Franklin Regional officials examine attendance policies in light of new education model

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Franklin Regional officials are taking a deeper look at how excused absences will be recorded amid the coronavirus pandemic, after receiving several comments and questions from parents during the first weeks of school.

The district is asking parents to keep children home if they exhibit any of the 13 general symptoms associated with covid-19.

“However, if a parent elects to keep their child home, and the child logs in to their classes throughout the day, they are still counted as absent, even though they are participating in their classes,” parent Christy Manzewitsch wrote in an email included in the public comments from Monday’s school board meeting.

Parent Theresa Gutierrez opted to keep her son home due to an allergy flare-up, “because I did not want him in a

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Health officials worldwide receive death threats for COVID-19 response

  • Health officials across the globe are facing death threats for their coronavirus responses. 
  • Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top-infectious disease expert, said he received death threats last month. 
  • Officials in Australia, Sweden, and Germany also reported threats, The Washington Post reported.
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Around the world, health officials are facing death threats as they attempt to advise their respective population on ways to reduced or contain the spread of the coronavirus. 

Last month, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top-infectious disease expert, said he received death threats because of the “political tone” of the virus.

Fauci has advised for social distancing measures, expanded testing, and contact tracing, among other efforts to quell the spread of the coronavirus in the US. His advice has sometimes gone against statements made by President Donald Trump.

In Australia, Queensland’s chief health officer, Jeannette Young also faced threats, The Australian reported. 

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