Category: Schools

CDC Chief: Schools Must Safely Reopen for Public Health Reasons
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CDC Chief: Schools Must Safely Reopen for Public Health Reasons

Robert Redfield of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) testified on Friday that this fall, the United States must reopen schools that were shut down to stem the coronavirus spread because failing to do so would be detrimental and even deadly for the development and health of students K thru 12. During…

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Philadelphia Schools Will Not Resume Full In-Person Learning
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Philadelphia Schools Will Not Resume Full In-Person Learning

Schools in Philadelphia will not resume full in-person learning following months of school closures,  instead choosing a hybrid schedule that will have students receiving face-to-face instruction only two times per week. Superintendent William R. Hite, Jr. emphasized that, regardless of what the school year looks like, students are expected to participate in school five days…

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New York City bans Zoom in schools citing security concerns
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New York City bans Zoom in schools citing security concerns

As schools lie empty, students still have to learn. But officials in New York City say schools are not permitted to use Zoom for remote teaching, citing security concerns with the video conferencing service. “Providing a safe and secure remote learning experience for our students is essential, and upon further review of security concerns, schools…

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