Schools

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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Teacher Writes Her Own Obituary to Protest Schools Reopening Amid COVID-19

A Florida teacher stated her opinion on the ongoing debate over reopening schools by writing her own obituary. She shared the obituary on social media amid concerns of returning to classrooms as the coronavirus pandemic continues to spike.
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Retailers Expect Highest-Spending Back To School Season, Even As Coronavirus Pandemic Persists

It’s just about that time of year for back-to-school shopping, though you’d think the coronavirus pandemic would slow that down. You’d be wrong. Read more.
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Teachers Weigh Risks, Uncertainty in Preparing for School Year

San Jose Unified is the largest school district in the Silicon Valley, yet they still haven’t announced whether students will be in the classroom or working remotely this fall.
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Florida Schools Ordered to Reopen Next Month Amid Rise in COVID-19

Despite a spike in coronavirus cases, Florida schools will reopen for in-person teaching next month. Florida Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran issued the order mandating their reopening to students.
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