Boise State won’t switch to online learning despite White House coronavirus task force recommendation

The university said in a statement it is increasing testing and contact tracing, adding that the classroom is the safest place for a student.

BOISE, Idaho — A White House Coronavirus Task Force report is recommending Boise State University and two other universities switch to online or remote learning.

The Task Force is making this recommendation due to the high positivity rate among college age students in the counties where the universities are located in.

Boise State University released a statement on Friday stating it will not be switching to online learning. However, the university does plan on ramping up testing, education on preventing the spread of COVID-19, and contact tracing.

The main reason why the task force report recommended a switch to online learning for the school is because of the rate of 18-24-year old’s testing positive for COVID-19.

In Ada County, the report states the test positivity rate

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Edison Board Of Education Profiles: Shi, White, Patel

EDISON, NJ — Thirteen candidates are vying for three seats to the Edison Board of Education come Nov. 3. Incumbent Jerry Shi is running with Mohin Patel and Virginia White on Edison First slate.

Read below to learn more about Shi, White and Patel and their platform for the upcoming elections in Edison.

Name – Jerry Shi

Position sought – Member, Edison Board of Education

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Education – I received my Bachelor’s in systems engineering, and my Master’s in computer science and MBA from Rochester Institute of Technology.

Occupation – I am currently employed as a project manager for clinical operations at a major pharmaceutical company. Some of the clinical areas I work on include oncology, cardiology, respiratory, women’s health, and vaccines.

Previous or Current Elected or Appointed Office – Current school Board member

Does anyone in your family work in politics or government?

Position sought –

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