Rockford high school switches to online learning as positive coronavirus cases climb

ROCKFORD, MI – Rockford High School and the Rockford Freshman Center will switch to online-only learning for the next two weeks after at least 17 students have tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

In the past few weeks, 416 students in grades 9-12 have been placed in self-quarantine after coming into close contact with positive cases, Rockford Superintendent Michael Shibler wrote in an Oct. 10 post to the district website.

Shibler said health officials from the Kent County Health Department called him Saturday urging the superintendent to close the high school and freshman center buildings for 14 days as a result of increasing coronavirus cases.

High school students will use the same remote instructional model they had used when the district conducted online-only learning for the first two weeks of school.

The two buildings will remain closed to students until Friday, Oct. 23, Shibler said. Teachers will have access to

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Total of 106 students, 57 staffers test positive for COVID in Massachusetts schools over the last week, education officials report

Massachusetts school districts have reported 106 new coronavirus cases over the last week among students who are learning in-person or through hybrid instruction, according to the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

Additionally, DESE reports 57 new COVID-19 cases among district staff members. The new cases reflect reporting between Oct. 1 through Oct. 7 across school districts, charter schools, collaboratives and approved special education schools.

The data includes positive cases for students in hybrid or in-person learning models, excluding students in districts that are learning only remotely. Staff cases include employees who have been in a district building within the seven days before the report of the positive case.

Notably, there were eight new cases among students in Haverhill schools, five among students in Hudson schools and Burlington schools and four among students in Hingham schools. Every other district saw three or fewer new cases, with the vast majority

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Ottawa County special education school closes after staff member tests positive for coronavirus

ALLENDALE, MI – The Ottawa Area Center, a public school serving students with cognitive impairments, is closed to in-person instruction for one week after a staff member tested positive for the coronavirus.



a person in a blue blanket: Registered Nurse Hailey Allen changes gloves while testing patients for coronavirus (COVID-19) at the Mercy Health Saint Mary's drive-through testing center in Grand Rapids on Tuesday, April 28, 2020. Patients must have a doctor's order to receive a test. Mercy Health also offers a testing site in Muskegon.


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Registered Nurse Hailey Allen changes gloves while testing patients for coronavirus (COVID-19) at the Mercy Health Saint Mary’s drive-through testing center in Grand Rapids on Tuesday, April 28, 2020. Patients must have a doctor’s order to receive a test. Mercy Health also offers a testing site in Muskegon.

About 50 students and staff have been placed in quarantine following the positive test result, according to a news release issued by the Ottawa Area Intermediate School District (OAISD) on Wednesday, Oct. 7.

The suspension of in-person instruction is effective Thursday, Oct. 7 through Friday, Oct. 16, district officials said. The school will use remote learning during the facility’s closure.

The school,

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Creating A Positive Sum Education System Could Stop Students From Running A Rat Race To Nowhere

With mental health challenges on the rise for students—and Covid-19 exacerbating the situation—many have pointed a finger at how students throughout the country compete against each other for a variety of honors, including most prominently chasing admission to prestigious colleges.

It’s not new to note that this competition is often for extrinsic reasons—out of a desire to be the best for its own sake, not for the intrinsic value of the experience students will get to enjoy—and creates an endless cycle of competition for its own

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Manitou Springs schools to shift to online learning through Oct. 19 due to positive COVID-19 cases | Colorado Springs News

Manitou Springs schools will move to online learning Thursday after three people associated with the high school were diagnosed with COVID-19.

Superintendent Elizabeth Domangue announced the new infections in a letter sent to families, a district representative said Wednesday.

The district also has “multiple” others with coronavirus symptoms, Domangue stated, adding that the plan is for students to return to in-person learning on Oct. 19.

“The Manitou Springs School District community is interconnected both in and out of school, so this decision is rooted in a community public health approach,” Domangue wrote. “I know that this information comes to you with concern and other emotions, especially as families have made plans for students to be fully in-person and now we are having to make this shift for six school days.

“This decision was not easy, but we believe that is necessary to return to in-person learning together.”

Elementary students will

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Private Tutoring Market in US Will Showcase Positive Impact During 2020-2024 | Emphasis on STEM Education to Boost the Market Growth | Technavio

LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Technavio has been monitoring the private tutoring market in US and it is poised to grow by USD 6.26 billion during 2020-2024, progressing at a CAGR of over 6% during the forecast period. The report offers an up-to-date analysis regarding the current market scenario, latest trends and drivers, and the overall market environment.

Although the COVID-19 pandemic continues to transform the growth of various industries, the immediate impact of the outbreak is varied. While a few industries will register a drop in demand, numerous others will continue to remain unscathed and show promising growth opportunities. Technavio’s in-depth research has all your needs covered as our research reports include all foreseeable market scenarios, including pre- & post-COVID-19 analysis. We offer $1000 worth of FREE customization

The market is fragmented, and the degree of fragmentation will accelerate during the forecast period. Chegg Inc., Club Z! Inc., Growing Stars Inc.,

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Private Tutoring Market in US Will Showcase Positive Impact During 2020-2024 | Emphasis on STEM Education to Boost the Market Growth

Technavio has been monitoring the private tutoring market in US and it is poised to grow by USD 6.26 billion during 2020-2024, progressing at a CAGR of over 6% during the forecast period. The report offers an up-to-date analysis regarding the current market scenario, latest trends and drivers, and the overall market environment.

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Technavio has announced its latest market research report titled Private Tutoring Market in US 2020-2024 (Graphic: Business Wire)

Although the COVID-19 pandemic continues to transform the growth of various industries, the immediate impact of the outbreak is varied. While a few industries will register a drop in demand, numerous others will continue to remain unscathed and show promising growth opportunities. Technavio’s in-depth research has all your needs covered as our research reports include all foreseeable market scenarios, including pre- & post-COVID-19 analysis. We offer $1000 worth

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Poland’s new education minister tests positive for COVID, swearing-in postponed

WARSAW (Reuters) – Poland rescheduled a ceremony at which the president was to confirm new ministers on Monday, after the incoming education minister said he had tested positive for coronavirus.

Przemyslaw Czarnek, 43, announced he had been infected ahead of an event at the presidential palace, where President Andrzej Duda was due to confirm the cabinet line-up after a government reshuffle announced last week.

“I was tested this morning due to a headache so as not to expose the President, the cabinet and other participants in today’s events. I feel good. Don’t underestimate the symptoms,” Czarnek, said in a tweet posted on Monday.

The ceremony was moved to Tuesday, Presidential spokesman Blazej Spychalski told public television.

Health authorities said that anyone who had contact with Czarnek between Oct. 2 and Oct. 5 would have to self-isolate.

The government spokesman said on Twitter that those people included Deputy Prime Minister Jacek

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New Polish education minister tests positive for coronavirus

WARSAW, Poland — Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki has requested that the official swearing-in of his reshuffled Cabinet be postponed Monday after one of the ministers tested positive for COVID-19.

The ceremony conducted by President Andrzej Duda was planned for Monday afternoon, but the new education minister, Przemyslaw Czarnek, said early in the day he had a headache and a test showed he was infected with the coronavirus.

It was not immediately clear when the swearing-in would be held for the right-wing government that has recently been trimmed down after the ruling coalition ran into difficulties.

Government spokesman Piotr Mueller said on Twitter that Czarnek was put in quarantine and sanitary procedures have been put in place.

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Poland’s incoming education minister tests positive for coronavirus

WARSAW (Reuters) – Poland’s incoming education minister said on Monday he had tested positive for coronavirus, as new cases in Poland have continued to reach records over the past week.

Przemyslaw Czarnek, 43, announced he had been infected ahead of an event at the presidential palace, where President Andrzej Duda was expected to confirm new ministers after a government reshuffle announced last week.

“I was tested this morning due to a headache so as not to expose the President, the cabinet and other participants in today’s events. I feel good. Don’t underestimate the symptoms,” Czarnek, said in a tweet posted on Monday.

Poland on Saturday reached a record of new daily coronavirus infections. As of Monday, Poland had a total of 102,080 confirmed cases and 2,659 deaths.

“We do not expect the situation to change drastically in the coming days. We will likely be observing results at the level of

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