A chilling prospect for some metro K-12 students: Are snow days melting away? | Education

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Millard North freshman Josslyn Morgan tried to find a positive side to losing snow days. Snow days are fun, she said, but students still get winter break.

“I really like snow days, because it was a day off from school, but we also get four more days of summer, so there’s that,” Morgan said. “But I think I’d rather have them spread out than all at one time because in summer I get bored.”

Another student, Elyse Gadbois, said losing snow days “sucks.”

But she said she’ll handle the assignments.

“As long as it’s not going to take me all day, I don’t really care.”

Classmate Sean Foley said students should have traditional snow days, which he usually spends hanging out with friends.

“I don’t think they should give us work when all the generations before us never had work, because it’s kind of unfair,” he said.

One question that’s

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Free Internet Being Provided to Students For Online Education And Exams? PIB Fact Check Debunks Fake WhatsApp Message

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New Delhi, October 6: A post which claims the government is providing free internet to students is going viral on messaging app WhatsApp. The viral post, which also carries a link, claims 10GB internet data is being provided to every student in the country by the government so that they can study and appear for exams. Since the post is widely circulated, the government issued a clarification, calling it fake. Rs 3000 Being Deposited in Bank Accounts by Centre Under Pradhan Mantri Mandhan Yojana? PIB Fact Check Calls It Fake News.

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The viral WhatsApp post read: “Due to Corona Virus Schools and colleges have been closed and because of this, the education of students has been affected, so government is providing Free Laptops to all the

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Applications open for LPSS-funded in-home internet service; part of bid to close digital gaps | Education

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The Lafayette Parish School System and Love Our Schools opened the parish’s first-ever in-home internet assistance program to applications Monday, one move in a broader plan to make the internet more accessible to all students.

The in-home internet assistance program is open to families with LPSS students who attend a community eligibility provision (CEP) school or who qualify for free or reduced price lunch, and haven’t had home internet access since at least July 1, an LPSS release said.

“Since many of our students will engage in some form of virtual learning for this school year, it is incumbent upon us to do all that we can to help that learning and growth continue and thrive while at home — ensuring internet access for all of our students is a huge step in that direction,” Superintendent Irma Trosclair said in a prepared statement.

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Teacher to Parent – Education needs people who teach and parents who love – live and in-person | Teacher to Parent

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Q: Here we are with online instruction again, with many schools doing both remote and in-person learning simultaneously. Are we learning anything about teacher-led online instruction that can help us after the COVID crisis is over?

Yes. We’re learning that technology-dependent K-12 learning has no future beyond the pandemic. It’s a stopgap, not a path forward.

For those who don’t know how things are working in many classrooms these days, students who must remain at home are led remotely by teachers who serve as a kind of wizard behind the curtain. Instruction is accomplished through video conferencing platforms like Zoom or Microsoft Teams, assisted by learning management systems like Canvas or Blackboard, and bolstered by a range of programs like Edgenuity, Google Classroom, or Odysseyware.

Just since the school year has begun, I’ve heard dozens of complaints from teachers and parents about the poor quality of teacher-led online instruction.

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Teachers: ‘Taking the COVID bullet’ for their students | Education | Savannah News, Events, Restaurants, Music

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“I’M really grateful for Dr. Levett,” says Rebecca Greenbush, a science teacher at Oglethorpe Charter School, about the Savannah-Chatham County Public Schools Superintendent. 

“Her support of science has kept my family safe so far.  I am frightened to return too soon,” says Greenbush.

“Science is always hands-on, lab class and e-learning has not changed that! We just did our first lab last week and it went great! It does require parent support though, getting items like candy to make rocks, or sugar to make crystals, but so far the parents have been wonderful in supporting these types of experiences,” she says.

“Adjusting my instruction to a virtual mode of delivery has challenged me to get creative and really take a look at how to structure the class so that the student’s screen time is monitored and meaningful. 

“What I miss the most is seeing the students each day. I love

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After six months, tech for Manchester students a work in progress | Education

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The shift to remote learning over a weekend in March meant Manchester had to make sure every student had a computer to use for schoolwork.

Six months later, it’s still a work in progress, said Stephen Cross, the school district’s chief information officer.

At the beginning of 2020, Manchester was a “two-to-one” district — two students to one computer, he said. Cross had replaced thousands of outdated laptops before the pandemic and has purchased thousands more, but some students are still waiting.

“We have 3,100 Chromebooks on order, and we have no idea when we’re going to get those,” he said.

Some schools had a surplus of Chromebooks, so Cross engineered a way to loan some of those schools’ devices to other schools.

“That’s how we’ve been getting devices into the hands of families, moving things around,” Cross said. “We had to scrounge. It was ‘do whatever we can,’ to

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After six months of remote learning, tech for students still a work in progress, limited by funding | Education

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The shift to remote learning over a weekend in March meant Manchester had to make sure every student had a computer to use for schoolwork.

Six months later, it’s still a work in progress, said Stephen Cross, the school district’s chief information officer.

At the beginning of 2020, Manchester was a “two-to-one” district — two students to one computer, he said. Cross had replaced thousands of outdated laptops before the pandemic and has purchased thousands more, but some students are still waiting.

“We have 3,100 Chromebooks on order, and we have no idea when we’re going to get those,” he said. 

Some schools had a surplus of Chromebooks, so Cross engineered a way to loan some of those schools’ devices to other schools.

“That’s how we’ve been getting devices into the hands of families, moving things around,” Cross said. “We had to scrounge. It was ‘do whatever we can,’ to

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Outlook on the AI in Education Global Market to 2025

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DUBLIN, Sept. 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The “AI in Education Market – Forecasts from 2020 to 2025” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.

The Artificial Intelligence in education market was valued at US$2.022 billion for the year 2019. The growing adoption of artificial intelligence in the education sector due to the ability of these solutions to enhance the learning experience is one of the key factors which is anticipated to propel its adoption across the globe for education purposes.

The proliferation of smart devices and the rapidly growing trend for digitalization across numerous sectors is also propelling the demand for artificial intelligence solutions in the education sector. Artificial intelligence majorly uses deep learning, machine learning, and advanced analytics especially for monitoring the learning process of the learner such as the marks obtained and speed of a particular individual among others. Also, these solutions offer a personalized learning experience

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SRP celebrates Page and St. Johns teachers by awarding teacher learning grants | Education

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PHOENIX — The new school year means more money for teachers and students in the Page and St. Johns areas. They have new tools to help them learn more about science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) thanks to SRP Learning Grants for Teachers. The grant program provides funding for teachers to develop programs that give students cutting-edge, hands-on learning tools and experiences in STEM-related fields.

Salt River Project annually contributes more than $1.3 million to education initiatives, grants and partnerships and provides free training and resources to educators throughout the state. To learn more about SRP Grants for Teachers and get grant-writing tips, visit www.srpnet.com/education.

Page Unified School District $12,500

The Page Unified School District is filled with bright-minded learners. The district now has a gifted program that will put brand new educational materials to good use. Teachers will use SRP funding for computer science curriculum that teaches students robotic’s

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New UW dining hall restrictions raise food accessibility concerns for off-campus students | Higher education

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Food assistance resources

ON CAMPUS

The Open Seat: Students can fill out a form to request pickup for a prepackaged food box at Union South near the hotel entrance off Dayton Street. Submit your order by Thursday for a pickup the following Tuesday.

The Keep Food Pantry: The Keep is in the basement of Luther Memorial Church, 1021 University Ave. Hours are 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday. Bring your student ID.

F.H. King’s Harvest Handouts: F.H. King Students for Sustainable Agriculture runs a 1-acre plot of land where members grow and harvest organic produce. They give away the produce each week throughout the growing season. Their Harvest Handouts are at noon Tuesdays outside Union South.

ON BUS ROUTE

Catholic Multicultural Center, 1862 Beld St.: Daily free meals are distributed to go from the CMC parking lot 4 to 5 p.m. on weekdays and 11 a.m. to noon on weekends. Food

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