Schools

Families form 'pandemic pods' to maximize learning, socialization and to stay safe this winter amid COVID

As COVID-19 puts a halt to traditional learning, some families are coming up with their own ways to help their kids get not only education, but also socialization, while also keeping health guidelines in mind.
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Teachers told to go back to work after being in contact with student infected with COVID-19

Teachers at a New York school are being told to go back to their classrooms after coming into direct contact with a student who tested positive for coronavirus.
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Exploring 'open air' schools, used during tuberculosis outbreak

In 2020, classrooms are going virtual due to coronavirus. But in the 1900s, as tuberculosis raged through the population, children still needed to go to school. One solution was open air school. Read more here.
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Why Temperature Checks in Schools May Not Be Effective in Stopping Spread of COVID-19

Body temperature checks have been seen as an advanced way to help curtail the transmission of COVID, but some medical experts are warning they may not be effective and could be giving parents, teachers and students a false sense of security.
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12-Year-Old Suspended After Teacher Spots Toy Gun During Virtual Class

A Colorado seventh grader was suspended after a teacher saw him move a toy gun in the midst of an online class. He was suspended and police were called to do a welfare check.
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How to Create Healthier Indoor Spaces Amid School Reopenings

There’s an ongoing push to revamp indoor air systems to slow the transmission of the coronavirus. Dr. Joseph Allen has developed thorough risk reduction and reopening strategies for schools and other types of buildings.
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Parents Get Late-Night Text Message Informing Them of Mandatory Quarantine for Kindergarteners

School closures due to coronavirus continue. On Wednesday night, an elementary school in Mississippi notified parents that all kindergarteners must quarantine for two weeks. Read more now.
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VIDEO: Toilet Paper Used to Check Airflow in Classrooms; Officials Say It's CDC-Recommended

Workers with the NYC Department of Education are using toilet paper on sticks to measure airflow in school classrooms before students return, and officials say the simple technique is recommended by the CDC amid the coronavirus pandemic.
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School District Votes to Go Entirely Remote After 375 Teachers Say They Won't Return

One New Jersey school district says it can’t start off the school year with in-person classes, as 375 of its teachers are unable to return to classrooms for health-related reasons, according to a report.
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How to Keep Students Safe on School Buses Amid COVID-19

Over 26 million children across the country rely on school buses to get them to class, so many districts are implementing new health and social distancing guidelines.
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