Lansing Catholic High School tweaking online learning option

an empty parking lot in front of a building: Lansing Catholic High School is making changes to online learning.

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Lansing Catholic High School is making changes to online learning.

LANSING, Mich. (WILX) – Lansing Catholic High School is now requiring students who wish to continue online learning to explain why. Administrators say this is to make sure students aren’t taking advantage of the system.

“As long as you have some reason you need to be online, that option will be there for you,” said Dominic Iocco, Lansing Catholic High School President.

Starting this week, Lansing Catholic students wishing to learn from home need to explain why they’re not taking classes in-person.

Iocco said some students used it as an excuse to travel out of state.

“When you get a large number online, and they are using it just so they can spend time in Arizona for example and then complaining they have to be on a Zoom call at 8:30 in the morning

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Pinellas County parents can request learning option change for Q2

If they don’t want to make a change, no action is necessary.

PINELLAS COUNTY, Fla. — If you’re a parent in Pinellas County, you can request to change your child’s learning option for the second quarter of the school year.

The coronavirus pandemic has led many families to choose online instruction this year. But, they’re not necessarily tied to that selection.

The new quarter begins Oct. 27 for Pinellas County Schools, and parents who believe their students would be better suited in a different learning format now have a choice.

Using an online form, parents or guardians can request to switch their children from remote learning to traditional face-to-face instruction. Alternatively, they can request to remove their children from traditional instruction and have them learn online instead.

The school district said all requests would be reviewed based on available seats and teaching staff.

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Online education could be most efficient option in Covid, but it lacks vitality of classroom

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The newspapers on my bedside table carry headlines applauding the bravery of a teenage girl who fought thieves trying to steal her mobile phone because her parents couldn’t afford to buy another one for her online classes.

Beside me, my seven-year-old brother struggles to connect to audio on yet another class on Zoom.

I face neither of these problems. I don’t suffer under the crippling yoke of poverty that has rendered education inaccessible to so many during this pandemic, nor do I suffer from technological ineptitude. I, like most of my classmates, have settled into an almost comfortable routine of attending lectures online, just like we would have in school. 

For the privileged urban teenager, online education isn’t difficult to access. Every morning, we simply switch on our laptops, connect to the Wi-Fi and log in to a lecture. And then we sit in

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Some Warwick special needs students still not offered in-person option

WARWICK, R.I. (WPRI) — Like many parents of special needs students, Sarah Salisbury said the spring season of remote learning didn’t go so well for her daughter Kaitlyn, who has autism.

“She just started to regress almost immediately” when school buildings closed in March, Salisbury said. “She started going backward.”

She was hopeful that Kaitlyn, who receives special services through an individualized education plan (IEP) in Warwick, would be able to go to 1st grade in person at Norwood Elementary School this fall.

Despite urging from state leaders to reopen, Warwick school leaders determined it was not yet safe and the district would do remote learning. But in late August the district sent an email to parents that career and technical students, pre-K and special needs students would be able to return in person using a hybrid model at three school buildings deemed safe: Drum Rock Early Childhood Center, Warwick

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