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'I just want that final hug': Longtime teachers struggle with retiring during pandemic. 'I just want that final hug': Longtime teachers struggle with retiring during pandemic.
ALLOUEZ, Wis. — Never in her more than 40 years of teaching has Kay Bessert, a longtime kindergarten teacher at Webster Elementary in Green Bay, Wisconsin, counted down the number of days to the end of the school year. Bessert hates endings, she hates reading the last page of a good book, and most of all, she hates every spring when she has to say goodbye to her students, whom she carefully gu...
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Graduation Ceremonies in Quarantine. Graduation Ceremonies in Quarantine.
Students, parents and alumni are making graduation a special occasion, even in a pandemic. The day the governor of Rhode Island announced that schools would remain closed for the rest of the school year, Dan Freedman rallied his high school classmates to gather for an impromptu car parade on campus. Their prom and graduation may not happen, but the Cumberland High School class of 2020 would ha...
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Without in-person classes, many students have essentially gone missing, teachers say. Without in-person classes, many students have essentially gone missing, teachers say.
GREENVILLE, S.C – Most of Shasta Looper's fourth-grade class has been in regular contact with the teacher, but about 15% of her students haven't been turning in assignments. And there's one student she hasn't heard from since the Blythe Academy in Greenville, South Carolina, closed in March to limit the spread of the coronavirus. "That one student is still at the forefront of my mind," Loope...
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When will schools reopen? Not soon, education leaders say, despite Trump's declarations. When will schools reopen? Not soon, education leaders say, despite Trump's declarations.
President Donald Trump has released general guidelines for how to lift coronavirus restrictions and reopen parts of the U.S. economy – including schools. But most state education leaders say their buildings will have to remain closed until at least late summer or fall. As of Tuesday afternoon, 35 states and Washington, D.C., had ordered or recommended school buildings remain closed through the ...
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How coronavirus school closures could cause 'historic academic regression'. How coronavirus school closures could cause 'historic academic regression'.
At 8:40 a.m., a mindfulness coach at a private preschool in Miami used Zoom to greet toddlers lounging on carpets, beds and couches at home. Their faces lit up when she sang and said she loved them. At 8 a.m. in Nashville, Tennessee, charter school teachers met via Zoom while their principal beamed them onto Facebook Live. He reminded students to fill out the daily online survey about their wel...
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Remote learning during coronavirus: How to make your home into a workable school. Remote learning during coronavirus: How to make your home into a workable school.
My friend Heather has four kids under the age of 9 – all suddenly stuck at home in the San Francisco Bay Area under some of the strictest shelter-in-place orders in the country. Life right now she says, is “challenging,” to say the least, but heading into week two of homeschooling, the Carlson family is making major headway. The oldest, 9-year-old Finn, has claimed the dog bed as his new homew...
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Brazil textbooks 'to be revised to deny 1964 coup'. Brazil textbooks 'to be revised to deny 1964 coup'.
Brazil's Education Minister Ricardo Vélez says school textbooks will be revised so that children are taught "a wider version of history". Mr Vélez denies that the 1964 military ousting of democratically elected President João Goulart was a coup. He also refers to the 21 years of military rule which followed as "a democratic regime by force". Mr Vélez told news magazine Valor Económico that ...
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US schools are in a 'state of alert' amid coronavirus outbreak. Are they overreacting – or not doing enough?. US schools are in a 'state of alert' amid coronavirus outbreak. Are they overreacting – or not doing enough?.
As confirmed cases of the COVID-19 coronavirus spread in the U.S. this week, school leaders nationwide are preparing for their worst-case scenario emergency plans. Some are already shutting down schools or considering online learning if the health threat persists. And some are simply saying: Wash your hands. So, who's right? Perhaps everyone. District leaders are right to emphasize hand w...
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Federal agents detain Michigan State graduate student, force his return to Iran Federal agents detain Michigan State graduate student, force his return to Iran
LANSING, Mich. – An Iranian student traveling to East Lansing, Michigan, to start his first week at Michigan State University was forced by federal agents to return to his home country. Alireza Yazdani Esfidajani, 27, was detained by U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents at Detroit Metro Airport on Sunday afternoon. He was placed on a flight back to Tehran on Monday afternoon. Esfidajani...
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Edcoms Middle East launched in Dubai to empower UAE’s Education 2020 Strategy Edcoms Middle East launched in Dubai to empower UAE’s Education 2020 Strategy
News Highlights: 1 - EdComs (derived from Education Communications), is a subsidiary of Washington-based Everfi, a pioneer in the Community Engagement industry. 2 - EdComs connects businesses to the education sector, bringing real life experience into education. 3 – EdComs has signed up strategic agreements with the Expo 2020 and DP World. 4 - Andrew Jackson, Consul General at the British Em...
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