David Penney, whose son Erly attends a public Montessori school, says he is “100%” comfortable in sending his son back into class when schools reopen. Penney said first grade online glasses have been challenging, and the lack of a clear timeline has left his family “very confused”. … [Read more...] about San Francisco Schools To Begin First Round Of In-Person Classes At ‘Community Hubs’
Madrid's municipal government finally earmarked €370 million ($437m) for Covid-19 measures in schools in late August, promising to hire 11,000 new teachers. But the news came too late for many schools in the city, which have had to delay the start of the school year. … [Read more...] about Spain heads back to school, but the pandemic is exposing inequality
There is no one ideal testing interval for coronavirus surveillance. How often a school or other large group setting should get tested depends on how prevalent the virus is in the community. Places where infection rates are low probably don’t need to test that often, whereas places with higher rates do. Weekly or twice-weekly testing might catch the virus in everyone who is tested. However, it may not even be necessary to test everyone in a given setting, as long as a representative sample is tested frequently. … [Read more...] about How Bay Area schools plan to conduct coronavirus testing for students and staff
Buffalo, with 34,000 students, will offer classes online only for at least the first four to six weeks of the school year. Among the other largest districts, Rochester city schools’ 26,000 students will be remote for the first 10 weeks while the 21,000 students in Syracuse city schools will be online until at least Oct. 5. Yonkers, with 27,000 students, will provide remote-only instruction until Oct. 5. … [Read more...] about A new school year unfolds in New York, colored by the virus
A North East ISD spokesperson told the Express-News the district will notify parents each time a case is confirmed on a school campus, but said posting total numbers of COVID-19 cases in a district with 75 schools could cause unnecessary fear for parents. … [Read more...] about San Antonio schools no longer have to post COVID-19 cases online. Here’s what parents should know.