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
The department “recognizes the curriculum does contain content that reviewers found acceptable and aligned to standards, and will be working with schools that use Acellus to identify and leverage such content, as appropriate,” the letter said.
Acellus representatives didn’t return phone messages from The Associated Press Monday and Tuesday.
Schools across the nation use Acellus, according to the Missouri-based company.
Parental complaints have prompted schools in other states to drop the program.
“During the summer months, in an effort to respond quickly, Acellus was offered to families reluctant to physically send their child to school when the school year opened,” Kishimoto’s letter said.
Complaints included misspelling and mispronunciation of Queen Liliʻuokalani — the last monarch to rule the Hawaiian Kingdom — and racist depictions of Black Americans and Islamophobic stereotypes. Some have also complained the program lacks rigor.
School officials are working on a transition plan, Kishimoto’s letter said: “It
Madison Area Technical College expects to follow the same playbook it used this fall for the spring semester: most classes delivered online and students and employees completing a health survey before they can enter campus buildings.
Officials at MATC, also known as Madison College, plan to keep roughly the same ratio of classes, with 70% of them delivered online, 5% taught in-person and 25% operating in a hybrid format, where some elements of the class take place face-to-face and others are delivered online.
Student registration for the spring semester began Monday.
“We want to offer as much certainty to students and faculty as the uncertainty continues to exist,” Provost Turina Bakken said in an interview. “We
DE PERE – One district is reopening, the other will remain closed at least until Nov. 6.
Leaders of the West De Pere and De Pere Unified school districts on Tuesday announced dramatically different plans of educating their students as coronavirus cases continue to spike in Brown County.
Benjamin Villarruel, superintendent of the Unified School District of De Pere, said in a Tuesday letter to families that the decision to keep the district’s schools closed was made with input from the De Pere Heath Department and local health care leaders.
As of Tuesday, the district’s COVID-19 dashboard showed it has 14 active cases among students and staff, while 66 have recovered. Sixteen staff members are currently under quarantine.
The school district closed its school buildings and moved all learning online at the end of September, less than a month into the school year, after nearly 900 students were absent.
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DEARBORN, Mich. – The Dearborn Schools Board of Education voted Monday to extend online learning in the district for another month.
The district started school on Aug. 31 with plans to be online until at least Oct. 1 amid the coronavirus pandemic. Back in September that was extended to Oct. 12, then extended again on Monday (Oct. 12) for at least another month.
The next Board meeting is now scheduled for Oct. 26. At that meeting they plan to “reevaluate conditions and agreed to continue and expand the in-school learning labs that launched districtwide last week,” reads a statement from the district.
When Dearborn Public Schools leaders first announced the plan for starting the school year virtually amid the coronavirus pandemic they said middle school and high school students should expect to spend five to eight hours a week on each class, totaling 30 or more hours each week. Elementary
(TNS) — Alex Yan and Arvin Ding, seniors at Irvine’s Portola High School in California, have held free weekly in-person tutoring sessions for elementary and middle school students since they started their organization Math at the Library in 2017.
When COVID-19 hit, their team of high schoolers quickly transitioned to online tutoring and later banded together with two other student volunteer organizations — Girls Empowering Girls, founded by Annette Yuan, a junior at Irvine High School, which offers one-on-one English conversation practice with language learners, and Code Champion, a coding class Ding started with his sophomore sister Cindy Ding — to form the nonprofit StudySmart Youth Services.
While the teens previously served their local community, now they tutor students from Seattle to Toronto.
The Irvine youths are part of a growing number of advantaged high school and college students across the country who have stepped up during campus shutdowns and
A questionnaire was sent to parents on Friday, offering two options. The first is a hybrid model, where a student would spend part of their class time in person and the other half at home.
The second is the online model, which students would continue distance learning from home full time.
Each of the 34 elementary schools will have specific return plans that fit their campus needs.
For those who choose to return, students will go through screenings before coming onto campus and have their temperature checked.
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During Monday’s parent forum, at least two health officials with children in the district said they would send their children back to school.
“One of the most
By Cliff Peale, director of executive communications
Norm Krumpe in the home studio he shares with Jane Keiser (image courtesy Krumpe).
Across all of Miami University’s campuses, faculty are changing the way they teach.
- In the nursing labs at Miami Regionals, Tina Andrews-Parks used help from the E-campus unit on the Hamilton and Middletown campuses to familiarize herself with SpeedGrader, where she can tabulate and analyze the responses to each question in seconds for her online class. “I won’t go backwards to paper testing,” she said.
- In information systems and analytics, Bob Leonard uses software that enables students to analyze larger data sets in his online courses. “It’s going to be great bringing newly developed tools back to the classroom, because students will have that (online) scaffolding in addition to their professor as a resource,” he said.
- In political science, Monica Schneider has recruited speakers to address her Campaigns and