K-12 teachers will be able to access a free webinar series from Florida International University aimed at helping them improve online teaching and learning. University faculty will lead the 90-minute workshops, sharing lessons, tips and practices to aid online teaching.
If a coronavirus vaccine becomes available, some say that vaccine concerns will keep many students from receiving one. Laura Faherty, a physician policy researcher for RAND, says over the past few years, a slightly higher percentage of students are starting kindergarten with vaccine exemptions.
Nashville schools will reopen virtually in August and will remain virtual through at least Sept. 7. The school district decided to make changes after spikes in COVID-19 so that students and teachers can remain safe.
A protest was held on Sunday in Philadelphia to demand more opportunities for Black students and teachers. The protesters had a list of 10 demands including that police be removed from schools in the School District of Philadelphia, curricula changes and mandating anti-racism training for staff.
St. Agnes Hospital was established in 1896 to provide medical training and health care to Black residents of Raleigh, N.C., according to Linda Dallas, a visual art assistant professor at Saint Augustine's University. The hospital, all but forgotten since it closed about 60 years ago, is the subject of an upcoming exhibit to share the history of the facility and possibly visits what remains of the structure.
Shaun Dooley, who has been active in Special Olympics and enjoys playing basketball, is waiting patiently for the Arc of San Antonio's Adult Life Enrichment program to reopen after the pandemic closures. The 54-year-old, who fled with his family from Iran to the US when he was teenager, has had several brushes with history, including clogging with a group at Amy Carter's birthday at the White House in 1979.
Schools will look different when the school year resumes, with precautions taken to ensure students can be physically distant in the classroom. Raechel French, educational planner with DLR Group, says to expect more moveable furniture, for example, including whiteboards and desks.
The nonprofit Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning and several other organizations have released guidance to help schools meet the social and emotional needs of students as they return to school after prolonged closures. The guidance includes strategies to build relationships with families, support teachers and students, and make data-informed curriculum decisions.
Positive coronavirus tests of students and staff have halted summer athletic training in school districts in about half of states in the US. The findings come as districts are crafting plans to safely reopen schools in the fall.
About 200 K-12 educators recently learned about the history of the White House, including the lives of its occupants and staff, during a five-day online course by the White House Historical Association. Colleen Shogan, senior vice president of the organization, says the course included a presentation about slavery and the construction and operations of the Washington, D.C., mansion.