Students, who have one but shot at a K-12 academic career to prepare them for life, cannot afford to wait for systems to change. Families with financial means have an easier time responding to classroom shutdowns through creative, organic approaches to schooling. It’s their prerogative as the primary decision-makers for their children’s education. Federal lawmakers could ease their burden by allowing tax-exempt 529 education savings plans to also pay for at-home learning expenses. But that help wouldn’t greatly alter the educational path many parents already have decided to follow. … [Read more...] about Pandemic prompts parents to choose new paths for education
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Protesters participate in a caravan protest during a national day of resistance to demand a safe, scientific, racially just and fully funded approach to reopening schools during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Los Angeles, California, U.S., August 3, 2020. REUTERS/Mike Blake - RC2K6I952GYL … [Read more...] about L.A. teachers reach deal with school district on remote education
Even after that unflattering attention, pastors at other San Francisco churches continued to hold indoor prayer sessions despite mandates requiring only small outdoor religious services. And one priest failed to wear a mask while conducting Mass with unmasked altar servers, according to a letter the City Attorney’s Office sent to the archdiocese on Wednesday. The letter was obtained by The Chronicle through a public records request. … [Read more...] about SF officials reprimand Catholic officials — yet again — for violating coronavirus health orders
Some school districts pushed back on the governor’s announcement Monday and said they had documentation showing they submitted both required reopening plans. Cuomo’s list of schools includes Locust Valley, but a school district spokeswoman said the district has submitted plans to New York. … [Read more...] about Cuomo: NY lacks reopening plans from 1 in 7 school districts
In Georgia’s Cherokee County, two high schools had to close this week after reopening. The number of students and staffers under quarantine for COVID-19 exposure in the school district has doubled since last week, officials reported on the district website on Friday. … [Read more...] about California encouraged by trends even as it passes 600,000 coronavirus cases, most in U.S.