Monroe Special Education teacher shares COVID-19 safety guidelines for her students, classroom

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MONROE, La. (KNOE) – Teachers and students are getting back into the swing of things for the new school year and the special education department is no exception.


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Denise Smith has been teaching special education since 1996. Now at Wossman High School, she and her colleagues are making sure their students and classrooms are safe.

“Monroe City has made sure of that. That all the teachers have been in service on what we need to do, all the new technology and how we’re going to instruct the students,” Smith said.

Smith has eight students in her classroom along with two paraprofessionals.

Students’ seats are spread out six feet apart and teachers will be wearing protective gowns when interacting with students. In addition, they will be cleaning surfaces after each class session and practicing frequent hand washing.

Students in third grade

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KHOU, Comp-U-Dopt virtual telethon |

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There are an estimated 50,000 students in the Houston area who are lacking the basic tools they need to do their schoolwork from home.

HOUSTON — Due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, learning from home has become the new norm for tens of thousands of Houston students. The technology gap between disadvantaged students is growing, limiting their ability to learn.

An estimated 50,000 students in the Houston area lack the basic tools they need to do their schoolwork from home.

KHOU is working to close the digital divide by getting “like-new” computers into the hands of students across Harris County.

KHOU has partnered with Comp-U-Dopt, a Texas-based non-profit that works directly with families to distribute devices within our community.

For every $2,000 we raise, we can donate 10 computers to kids. We have set a goal of $50,000 for our virtual telethon on Thursday, Sept. 3.

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Virginia Communities Boost Internet Access for Students

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(TNS) — One book a day and cuddle.

It’s some advice Denae Horton got from her son’s teachers after the coronavirus pandemic closed the doors to their school, Thurgood Marshall Elementary in Chesapeake, Va.

Horton had been feeling down. She was worried she wasn’t being the mother her two boys needed. She was preoccupied not only by what impacts the pandemic was having on her own job prospects, but about the boys’ education.

On top of all that were money concerns. She was ready to sell some things in the house so she could get them a computer to keep up with virtual learning. The internet bill was more expensive now because they needed faster speeds to allow for all their devices to connect and run smoothly. Her grandfather is helping split the bill after she shut the internet off for a brief period this summer.

Horton had to worry

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QC to distribute 176k tablets to public high school students

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a screenshot of a computer: QC to distribute 176k tablets to public high school students

QC to distribute 176k tablets to public high school students

The Quezon City government will distribute 176,000 tablets to public high school students to help them get ready for blended learning amid the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.

According to Saleema Refran’s report on “24 Oras,” the project costs around P1.2 billion. City officials said they got the gadget at a lower price

“Gusto kong patunayan na dito sa Quezon City, walang agwat ang bata na nag-aaral sa public school at ang batang nag-aaral sa private school, and if devices, high quality devices, can breach the gap,” Mayor Joy Belmonte said.

The tablets have built-in programs to help the students learn. Through this, students and teachers may be able to exchange lessons and assignments.

“So while teachers are working at home, learners are also at their respective houses. They can still meet through the data being provided by the Quezon

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