LEARNING THROUGH COVID: Students and Faculty at Arcata High Schools Say That the New Distance Learning Regime Has Been Successful, But Weird | Lost Coast Outpost

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Arcata High School. | Outpost file photo

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What’s missing for Abram Rau — what his high school, Northcoast
Preparatory Academy, hasn’t been able to replicate, or simulate,
one way or another — is a normal sense of progression. “The days
have blended together,” he said. “I don’t even know how to
explain it.”

Warped
COVID time is messing up Rau’s senior year, which, until recently,
he imagined would include a school trip to Spain, a handful of
infamous NPA traditions and collaboration with fellow seniors on
college applications.

Despite
these bummers, school itself has been going well for Rau, given the
circumstances. NPA is doing virtual learning, but the campus is open
to students who want the option to learn in a familiar educational
environment, while wearing masks and staying socially distant. Most
teachers host Zoom lectures from their own home, and Rau estimated
that about half his class

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Roar of support for students in need of e-learning aid

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TWENTY-FIVE Lions Club chapters (Region 1 and 2) have pledged to support Penang’s e-learning programme meant to provide underprivileged students with digital learning devices.

A sub-task force set up for the ‘E-Refurbishing to E-Learning Computer Programme’ has been tasked to give continuous supply of used computers or laptops to deserving students.

The move would also help solve the indiscriminate disposal of e-waste.

Penang women and family development committee chairman Chong Eng said the programme was to ensure that digital learning devices were available for every needy student.

“We believe this collaboration would further narrow the digital divide gap among students.

“I would like to commend the 25 Lions Club chapters which are helping the state in getting digital learning devices and having them repaired before being sent to the needy students.

“Apart from desktops and laptops, donors are also welcome to donate other smart devices such as smartphones and electronic

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T-Mobile details free wireless hotspot plan for K-12 students

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T-Mobile has detailed its plans to roll out free internet access to US students, with the promise of wireless hotspots and low-cost tablets or laptops. Part of the carrier’s pre-Sprint-merger promises, the so-called “Project 10Million” will see T-Mobile supply data and subsidized devices as it attempts to tackle “the homework gap.”

It’s a topical problem as increasing numbers of young people resume their education but in a very different format to how it was before. With many schools opting for remote learning rather than bringing crowds into classrooms, the pandemic has helped highlight just how lacking broadband infrastructure is in some communities.

That’s a significant problem when video calls and distance learning is now the norm for millions of US children. T-Mobile says it has set aside $10.7 billion for its project to help get households like that online.

“Even before the pandemic, more than 9 million of America’s 56

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Briones: Classes in Manila public schools can start with gadgets at hand

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MANILA, Philippines — There is no reason for public schools in Manila to stop classes after the local government provided gadgets to students as well as teachers to augment distance learning amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Education chief Leonor Briones said on Wednesday.

“I am informed, hindi ito biro-birong investment galing SES (Special Education Fund), na ang Maynila naman ay nagkokolekta. Ito ay nag-post ng P1.2 billion so hindi biro ito, mag-distribute ng isang dosenang computer. Ito ay P1.2 billion worth of assistance to DepEd (Department of Education) and to our children beneficiaries,” Briones said during a speech aired through a video call at the turn over of gadgets ceremony at Aurora Quezon Elementary School Covered Court.

(I am informed that this is not just a simple investment from the SES, which Manila has collected. This posted P1.2 billion so this is not easy to distribute one dozen computers. This is

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St. Louis County, Mo., Website May Lack Content After Outage

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The St. Louis County, Mo., website went down without notice earlier this week sending users scrambling, and parts of it may not return for two weeks, the county has announced in a news release.










































by Jeremy Kohler, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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September 2, 2020
St. Louis, Missouri

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(TNS) — The St. Louis County, Mo., website went down without notice on Tuesday, and parts of it may not return for two weeks, the county said in a news release.

The outage sent many people scrambling to find the link for Tuesday’s regular County Council meeting.

For a brief time, the only information available on the site was

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