An eventful first day of classes, quarantines for ACPS students and teachers | Covid-19

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First day Avery

Avery, 7, sits at her laptop. Her mom said Avery was in tears at one point.

First day of school pictures look a little different this year.

After weeks of back-and-forth, schools officially opened today. Students across Alachua County began learning in the classroom for the first time since COVID-19 shuttered schools in March. Others started the school year at home. 

Students attended school in person while wearing masks, some logged-in to Alachua Digital Academy, a live, online option, and others started in Alachua eSchool, a self-paced, digital learning platform. 

The day was eventful.

One class at Lake Forest Elementary had to quarantine after a parent called to say their child, who was in the brick-and-mortar classroom, had a COVID-19 test that came back positive, said Jackie Johnson, Alachua County Public Schools spokesperson 

Johnson said the child shouldn’t have been brought to school.

“We sent

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Police Arrest South Miami High Junior David Oliveros For Cyberattacks Against Miami-Dade County Public Schools Computer Network

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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A 16-year-old Miami-Dade County Public School student is under arrest related to a series of cyberattacks affecting virtual learning since Monday.

According to Miami-Dade County Schools Police, David Oliveros is a junior at South Miami Senior High.

Detectives were able to trace an IP address responsible for the attacks back to Oliveros, according to a police incident report.

A thorough investigation is being conducted by Miami Dade Schools Police Department, working jointly with the FBI, the Secret Service and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.

WATCH: Miami-Dade County Schools officials provide update on cyberattacks arrest:


According to the police report, Oliveros admitted to using an online application to attack the M-DCPS computer network and he admitted to 8 different attacks which the District said overwhelmed its networks, including web-based systems needed for My School Online.

“This individual is responsible at least for eight of the attacks

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Sarasota County to expand internet access for poor students

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Timothy Fanning
| Sarasota Herald-Tribune

SARASOTA COUNTY – Sarasota County is set to expand its internet coverage to reach at least 18,000 students enrolled in remote learning using federal coronavirus relief funds. 

Through funding received from the CARES Act, county officials will distribute $343,000 of its allotted funds to Comcast – a Philadelphia-based internet service provider – with the goal to extend internet service to students who may not otherwise have access for the next six months. 

To qualify, students must be enrolled in at least one need-based program, including the national school lunch or housing assistance program. Acknowledging that Comcast only covers a portion of Sarasota County, officials will also approach Frontier for additional services. 

This month, the Sarasota County branch of the NAACP and the Coalition of Business Associations proposed to earmark money for the 34234 zip code, which includes Newtown. 

Speakers talked about the need to direct

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Good News: Chandigarh girls collect gadgets to help needy students attend online classes

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What is being lauded as “great initiative” by several internet users, is ‘Prerna – for you and us’ launched by five Chandigarh girls to help the needy students attend the online school amid COVID-19 crisis by collecting donations of gadgets. With the coronavirus outbreak continuing to tighten its grip across the globe and driving the shift from in-person schooling to online school, several others who were unable to afford internet connections or correct equipment have lost months of their education.

However, these school-going girls themselves hailing from Chandigarh have come together to help those in need and Saachi Ahuja told ANI that till now they have given gadgets to at least 21 girls. 

The teenagers are encouraging people to donate their gadgets including mobile phones, laptops for underprivileged girls who are unable to afford the same for online learning. According to reports, it has already been more than four months

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