Sarasota teachers unhappy teaching in-person and remote students

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Ryan McKinnon
 
| Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Teachers in the Sarasota County School District are widely dissatisfied with a new requirement for them to provide both in-person and remote instruction, and district leaders are working on adding preparation time for teachers into the school calendar in the coming months in response.

Surveys conducted by both the teachers’ union and the School District showed that teachers feel overworked. On Tuesday, district spokesman Craig

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PNC donates $250,000 to Cleveland students to help fund computers, internet access for students

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CLEVELAND, Ohio (WJW) – One of the biggest struggles for many remote learners is internet access and computers to do schoolwork.

PNC and the PNC Foundation is giving $250,000 to the Cleveland Metropolitan School District, East Cleveland City Schools, Breakthrough Public Schools, and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeast Ohio to help with remote learning expenses.

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Charter relaunches free internet offer for students, educators

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LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) – Charter Communications announced Monday it will provide nearly two months of free internet to families of students or educators.

The company has relaunched its Remote Education Offer providing free Spectrum internet – with speeds up to 100 Mbps — and WiFi access for 60 days to households with K-12th graders, college students

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Manila to buy 27,000 more computer tablets for students enrolled in public schools

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The local government of Manila will buy 27,200 more tablet computers to ensure that all the city’s public school students will have gadgets to use for the upcoming blended learning system.

Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso (Manila City Public Information Office / MANILA BULLETIN FILE PHOTO)

In his Facebook video message Friday night, Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso said they ordered more computers as the city only initially ordered

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Revolver.News, A Right-Wing Website Endorsed By Trump, Calls For Shooting Protestors

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On Wednesday, the right-wing news aggregation website Revolver.news published an “exclusive” article calling on law enforcement officials to open fire on protesters in Louisville and elsewhere. While many right-wing media outlets and commentators have echoed calls for “law and order,” what make the Revolver article of interest is the name of one of its biggest promoters…

President Trump.

The article by Revolver, published on Wednesday, was written in response

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Special Needs Classrooms Face Unique Reopening Challenges

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Sue Pugliese’s daughter, Josephine, loves to give out hugs. At her school on Staten Island, this doesn’t normally cause any issues. But now, that simple act could potentially escalate to serious punitive measures. It’s a fear her mother has with the new guidelines in place in schools across New York City as students returned this week for in-person learning.

“She’s going to go to school and you’re not gonna let

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Lack of internet access has become critical for students

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NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Educators have worried for years about the “homework gap,” where students without high-speed internet access at home earn lower grades and are less likely to attend college.

Three of the states with the lowest levels of high-speed internet access are in the Deep South: Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi.

As a new school year begins, and the coronavirus pandemic has forced most schools to teach at least

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Lito Lapid files bill creating second-hand gadgets donation program for Pinoy students

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Lito Lapid wearing a suit and tie: Sen. Lito Lapid asks Education officials during the Committee on Basic Education, Arts and Culture hybrid hearing, Thursday, June 25, 2020, about the cost of implementing the basic education learning continuity plan under the new normal. “What would be the cost if all students in public schools will be given tablets? What would be the cost of printing self-learning modules?” Lapid asked. Education officials replied that a committee has already been formed to study the matter. (Screen grab/Senate PRIB)


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Sen. Lito Lapid asks Education officials during the Committee on Basic Education, Arts and Culture hybrid hearing, Thursday, June 25, 2020, about the cost of implementing the basic education learning continuity plan under the new normal. “What would be the cost if all students in public schools will be given tablets? What would be the cost of printing self-learning modules?” Lapid asked. Education officials replied that
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What Brokers And Agents Need To Know

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Co-founder at Brevitas.com, Commercial Real Estate Marketplace and Platform Partner of the National Association of REALTORS®

Real estate listings are pushed all throughout the internet. Syndications, MLS feeds and APIs have created a network of sites that can pull in real estate information from all over. That’s mostly thanks to the MLSs throughout the country that have created co-ops and the ability for brokers and agents to share

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Email app Superhuman adds a cheaper plan for students and teachers

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Superhuman for Education

Premium email client Superhuman has introduced a cheaper plan for teachers and students. Superhuman for Education costs $10 per month instead of the usual $30, and it’s open to those with active school email addresses.

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Burlington City distributes more laptops to students

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BURLINGTON CITY, New Jersey (WPVI) — Students across New Jersey began a new school earlier this month relying on remote or hybrid schedules to reduce the spread of the coronavirus. But many students in the Burlington City school system still need computers.

Siobhan Moody has three kids in the Burlington City school system. Two of them are high school students who’ve spent the first two weeks of the school year

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High school teens kick start Wi-Fi fundraiser for Valley elementary school students

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The group says as small as an $80 donation will pay for an Alhambra family’s Wi-Fi for the whole school year.

PHOENIX — Coronavirus is still making the return to the classroom a challenge for some Valley schools. 

So when a small group of local teens found out some of those students couldn’t afford internet at home, they started working on a solution.

Neha Balamurugan, Tony and Lauren are the

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Metro LGUs to distribute gadgets for distance learning

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Metro LGUs to distribute gadgets for distance learning

(The Philippine Star) – September 25, 2020 – 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines — Local governments in Metro Manila will begin distributing next week gadgets for the distance learning of students ahead of the opening of classes in public schools on Oct. 5.

Pasig Mayor Vico Sotto yesterday said the first batch of 20,000 computer tablets procured by the city government are being

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Wikipedia due to get its first substantial website redesign in a decade

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Dust off the bulldozers — Wikipedia is going under construction.



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For the first time in 10 years, one of the internet’s most-widely used resource websites will be getting a substantial new look.

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“While Wikipedia’s content has grown rapidly, our interface has not kept pace,” wrote Olga Vasileva, a project manager at the Wikimedia Foundation, in a blog post announcing the changes.

“The design of desktop Wikipedia

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What Students And Instructors Should Know About Virtual Learning Technology

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Sam Liang, CEO and co-founder, Otter.ai

In the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, just about every sector of society has undergone profound changes. The shift has been especially significant for students and teachers. Less than a year ago, only 38% of teachers said they used a blended or hybrid course format for teaching. In the blink of an eye in March 2020, universities and community colleges scrambled to transition

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Disabled University Students Braced For Fresh Challenges Amidst Covid Resurgence

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It’s been common knowledge that students commencing or returning to university for the start of the 2020/21 academic year in the U.K. will experience student life in a manner wholly different from that of their predecessors.

For Generation Covid, who attained adulthood in the year of the pandemic, heaving nightclubs, vibrant house parties and packed lecture halls will be

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Activists called for Comcast and other providers to guarantee faster, free internet for students

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Genesis Mejia-Noyer takes her studies seriously.



a group of people walking in front of a building: Parents pick up Chromebooks for virtual instruction at the Philadelphia School District headquarters in April.


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Parents pick up Chromebooks for virtual instruction at the Philadelphia School District headquarters in April.

But, she said, her internet connection is too slow and unreliable. When she and her two siblings try to access Zoom or Google Classroom simultaneously, one or all is invariably kicked offline, or coping with frozen screens and unable to effectively ask teachers questions.

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Provide gadgets, Internet pack to poor students for online classes: HC to schools

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The court said the committee shall also frame standard operating procedures.

The Delhi High Court Friday directed private as well as government schools to provide gadgets and an Internet package to poor students for online classes, saying the absence of such facilities prevent children from pursuing elementary education.

A bench of Justices Manmohan and Sanjeev Narula said private unaided schools “shall be entitled to claim reimbursement of reasonable cost for

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Lawyers eye neo-Nazi website founder’s assets for $14M award

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Technology Bolsters On-Demand Teacher Training

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In the past, she says, she would go into the classroom, watch the instructor teach, and then “look for a time when we could go over the lesson.” But “sometimes that didn’t happen until the following week,” Shirey says.

The delayed feedback was far from ideal. “It’s much more effective when you can say in the moment, ‘Here are some things you can do better,’” she says.

Now, Shirey uses

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