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 Cross had replaced thousands of outdated laptops before the pandemic and has purchased thousands more, but some students are still waiting.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’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

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


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.


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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“Unfettered Education” is the New Strategy to Website Ranking Domination

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Overland Park, Kansas, Sept. 03, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — It used to be easy.  If you had a business, you had a website. On that website you listed your services and qualifications.  People looking for those services and for someone with your qualifications would search you out and call you.  They would hire you and you would make money.  It was easy.  

Now there are lots of people that do what you do, or at least pretend to do what you do.  They get online and list the same services you do, they list the same qualifications you do.  The average joe has no idea the difference between you and them.  Some of the people that used to hire you, start hiring them.  They make money and you make less money.

So what do you do?  You start to differentiate yourself.  If potential customers are going to see your website

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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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Free internet for Houston students who qualify for free/reduced lunch | Education

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Houston County Superintendent of Education David Sewell announced Tuesday students who received free/reduced lunches will qualify for free internet through Alabama Broadband Connectivity for students. This free program is made possible through Gov. Kay Ivey.

“Students who qualified for free/reduced lunch in Houston County will receive free internet service,” Sewell said. “This is available to all students who qualified, not just students who will participate in virtual learning.”

Letters will be mailed out to parents next week on instructions to follow in order to receive the free service.

“Again, this is absolutely free for the students,” Sewell said. “Students will receive this service free through Dec.31.”

Sewell urges parents to pay attention to the mail in order to receive this free offer.

The letter will have a voucher number listed on right side of the letter, and the voucher number will be required in order to receive the free service.

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Education During a Pandemic: Students, Teachers Navigate Virtual Learning and Shifting Conditions

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By Collin Breaux | Email: | Twitter: @collin_breaux

UPDATE: Friday, Aug. 28, 45:40 p.m.—Capistrano Unified School District campuses could reopen for in-person instruction in mid-to-late September.

Below is the initial version of this story published below on Friday, Aug. 28, at 3 a.m.

Amy Hemphill spent the end of the first week of the new school year teaching in an empty classroom—sort of.

Hemphill, an English teacher at JSerra Catholic High School, a private school in San Juan Capistrano, was conducting a virtual class with her students due to the COVID-19 pandemic. A screen of their faces was displayed on a board in her classroom, which was unusually quiet. Hemphill communicated with them through a laptop computer.

JSerra Catholic High School English teacher Amy Hemphill talks to her students during a virtual class on Friday, Aug. 21. Photo: Collin Breaux. 

“For every teacher, this was like being a

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Over 58,000 secondary school students in Prayagraj lack gadgets for online studies – education

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With schools closed and education being imparted only through online and on-air modes in the wake of the corona pandemic, a whopping 58,000 plus students enrolled in Class 9 to 12 in intermediate colleges of the Sangam city had no access to a smart phone, laptop, tablet or a TV, revealed a recent survey undertaken by the office of the district inspector of schools (DIoS).

These students accounted for 19% of the total enrolments in government-run, government-aided and unaided intermediate schools of the district, conceded officials.

The findings of the survey also indicated that a large number of students enrolled in these institutions were unable to benefit from academic content being provided online through YouTube as well as on-air through Swayam Prabha— a group of 32 DTH channels devoted to telecasting high-quality educational programmes 24X7, using the GSAT-15 satellite.

“These primary facts have emerged in the survey undertaken in the

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Roanoke City Public Schools readies for virtual first day as district grows short on laptops | Education

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Virtual learning for elementary students will be structured throughout the day, according to Executive Director for K–5 Education Greg Johnston. This will include multiple synchronous and independent learning periods, along with breaks, lunch, recess and office hours.

The independent learning blocks will involve structure and can also involve contact with a teacher, Johnston said.

Schedules may vary by school, but will consistently involve breaks so students aren’t in front of the computer for hours at a time, he said.

Johnston said teachers will work with students on a “case-by-case basis” who are unavailable for synchronous sessions.

Middle and high school students will have fewer breaks in their day. Students will receive 15 to 30 minutes of synchronous instruction per period each day, according to Executive Director of School Improvement Julie Drewry. There will also be an “open question time” at the end of the day for students to talk with

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