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    SAN FRANCISCO — Frustrated parents in San Francisco have coined a new phrase for their latest classroom reality: "Zoom in a Room." In Los Angeles, students can start going back to school in person, but more than half say they will stick with distance learning. More than a year after the coronavirus pandemic forced California’s classrooms to close, some of...
    Biden's press secretary Jen Psaki has stood by the decision by San Diego school officials to provide in-person teaching to migrant teenagers before children return to the classroom.  Parents are angry over plans for teachers providing in-person instruction to migrant children while their kids have been stuck at home slogging through virtual Zoom sessions.  Teachers from the San Diego County...
    Students in Arlington will be able to be back in the classroom five days a week this fall, if they choose, the superintendent of the Virginia school system said Thursday night. Arlington Public Schools Superintendent Francisco Durán told the school board a return to in-person instruction five days a week is the goal, and that plans are in the works....
    Citing Centers for Disease Control and Prevention metrics and guidance, Gov. Doug Ducey says Arizona schools no longer have an excuse to remain fully remote. By March 15 or the Monday after a spring break, all district and charter schools must return to in-person, teacher-led instruction, per Ducey’s latest executive order. “Arizona’s students need to be back in...
    SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle public teachers’ union has filed unfair labor practice complaints against the city school district over actions it took to try to return some students to classrooms during the COVID-19 pandemic. Seattle Public Schools is the state’s largest district and its approximately 47,000 students haven’t had access to in-person learning in almost a year. The Seattle...
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — As positive coronavirus cases continue to drop in West Virginia, the state Board of Education said Tuesday that counties should return elementary and middle school students to in-class instruction five days per week. The board’s vote will eliminate blended schedules in which students have alternated between the classroom and home-based online learning in response to the...
    SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle Public Schools is delaying a return to the classroom for its youngest students during the coronavirus pandemic by at least a week because it has yet to reach an agreement with the teachers’ union. In a statement Monday the district said it had not yet negotiated new working conditions with the Seattle Education Association. Previously the...
            by Scott McClallen  On Wednesday, Gov. Tim Walz updated Minnesota’s Safe Learning Plan to allow more middle school and high school students to return to the classroom for hybrid or in-person learning as early as Monday. Walz expects all schools to offer their students some form of in-person learning by March 8, but said he won’t force...
    CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Teachers Union has approved a deal with the nation’s third-largest school district to get students back to class during the coronavirus pandemic, union officials announced early Wednesday. The vote by the union’s roughly 25,000 members ends the possibility of an immediate teacher lockout or strike. The agreement follows months of negotiations — which had intensified...
    CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Teachers Union has approved a deal with the nation’s third-largest school district to get students back to class during the coronavirus pandemic, union officials announced early Wednesday. The vote by the union’s roughly 25,000 members ends the possibility of an immediate teacher lockout or strike. The agreement follows months of negotiations — which had intensified...
    EAGLE ROCK, LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- On Thursday, St. Dominic Catholic School celebrated 100 days of school, albeit virtually.Since the start of the school year administrators have been preparing for the day when students would be able to return to campus."If you see the layout of the campus we have already started separating our entrances to make sure we are...
    Children should return to classrooms as soon as possible throughout the nation amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) announced, saying evidence indicates that in-person instruction can be held safely as long as social distancing and mask-wearing protocols are in place. At the same, local officials should limit indoor dining, bars, and poorly ventilated gyms...
    HORSHAM, Pa. (CBS) — Dissatisfied with school closures, dozens of parents in Montgomery County are fighting for their children to return to the classroom. The group Voice For Choice kicked off an “Open Our Schools” car rally on Sunday at the Horsham Athletic Club. Organizers say they are pleading with school district officials to give families an option of full-time...
    Only 117,000 of the 335,000 city kids enrolled in the city’s suspended blended learning program have provided COVID-19 testing consent forms, the Post has learned. Despite lobbying from City Hall and the Department of Education, the submissions — which are required for the DOE to test kids — continue to lag. The lack of consent forms could complicate the reopening...
    For public school parents anxious about their kids’ struggles with online distance learning at home, the recent coronavirus case surge is a dispiriting sign likely to further delay a return to the classroom. And some school officials are starting to fear that an ongoing winter outbreak could keep kids from coming back until next school year. California’s move on Monday...
    SAN ANTONIO – With a positivity rate over 9% and the seven-day rolling average for cases a little under 300, the pandemic appears to be taking another turn for the worse in Bexar County. However, two of the largest school districts -- Northside ISD and Northeast ISD -- do not have any plans to roll back their in-person instruction, which...
    by Robbie Owens | CBS 11 ARLINGTON, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – Michelle Nogle who taught at Seguin High School in Arlington, says she was born to be a teacher, laughing as she shares one of her mother’s favorite childhood tales: “The teacher had to stick her head out into the hallway and so I got up and said, `okay everyone– time...
    Teachers say they want to be back in school with their students, but a survey of members of Maryland’s teachers union revealed 77% of those asked don’t believe schools can be reopened safely in the next few months. According to a survey of 2,317 members of the Maryland State Education Association, or MSEA, school employees want to see a number...
    Mayor Bill de Blasio blamed the media Wednesday for the ongoing decrease in the number of families opting for classroom instruction during the COVID-19 pandemic. De Blasio complained that what he calls “good news stories” about the quality of in-person instruction are “often not going to be spread in the mainstream media.” “They’ll spread at the grass roots, it’ll...
    Mayor Bill de Blasio blamed the media Wednesday for the ongoing decrease in the number of families opting for classroom instruction during the COVID-19 pandemic. De Blasio complained that what he calls “good news stories” about the quality of in-person instruction are “often not going to be spread in the mainstream media.” “They’ll spread at the grass roots, it’ll be...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Sources tell Eyewitness News that the School District of Philadelphia will begin a phased return to in-person learning at the end of November. Students in kindergarten through second grade will be the first to return to the classroom. The first day for this in-person instruction will begin Monday, Nov. 30, according to sources. Philadelphia Superintendent Dr. William...
    WEXFORD (KDKA) — Leaders in one of the biggest districts in the Pittsburgh area want students back in the classroom full time — and soon. North Allegheny School District released a 32-page agenda late Monday night that detailed their plans for elementary, middle and high school students. The district is sending some students back to class full-time starting next month....
    By ADRIANA GOMEZ LICON MIAMI (AP) — Faced with a state ultimatum, the Miami-Dade school board agreed unanimously to reopen schools for classroom instruction next week despite looming fears that they're unprepared to prevent another spike in coronavirus infections. It was either share classroom air again or lose millions in state funding by scratching a reopening plan approved by Florida...
    RADNOR TOWNSHIP, Pa. (CBS) – It’s back to the classroom for many students in our area. Students in Radnor returned to the classroom for the first time since March on Tuesday. “I will miss them, but I think it’s good for them,” parent Eileen Bookbinder said. Parents had mixed emotions as students in Radnor left home and went back to...
    Well that’s reassuring. Mayor Bill de Blasio on Friday said he’s “very confident” the city will stick to its new back-to-school schedule — following the last-minute decision the day before to once again delay in-person instruction. Hizzoner was grilled during an appearance on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” on whether he could guarantee to parents that students would be back in the...
    Some Illinois school districts are mapping out plans to allow students to return to the classroom while others are pushing back the date for making decisions on in-person instruction. For some students and parents, the return to the classroom can't come soon enough. Recent rallies in Crystal Lake and Wheaton called on school officials to reopen schools for in-person...
    REDWOOD CITY: A coalition of San Mateo County agencies released an updated version of the county’s plans for reopening during the pandemic that will allow some schools to reopen for in-classroom learning. The San Mateo County Office of Education (SMCOE), San Mateo County Health, and the Coalition for Safe Schools and Communities collaborated on the new framework, which officials say...
    FORT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) – Superintendent Robert Runcie has announced that students will return to their classrooms on October 5th. The district is facing pressure because of a state funding factor tied to the number of kids who are actually in their seats in school the week of October 5th. The head of the Broward Teachers Union said she was...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — As schools face the new normal, some are choosing to bring only some grades back to buildings. One Philadelphia charter school on Monday welcomed back its youngest students for in-person learning while other students will remain virtual at this point. So how are they balancing this hybrid learning situation? It felt like a real first day of...
    SOUTH LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — One day before the actual start of instruction at Los Angeles Unified School District, Superintendent Austin Beutner visited Manchester Avenue Elementary in South Los Angeles to see how one teacher was welcoming her students to her classroom. Gladys Alvarez, a fifth grade teacher, was the only one of 30 who chose to teach virtually from...
    NORTH TEXAS (CBSDFW) – As parents struggle to keep students safe and learning, virtual instruction has become another COVID-created necessity. And yet, the format just isn’t a good fit for everyone — starting with the parents. “I ran into all of the issues with uploading or having to re-upload our assignments, because our links didn’t work,” recalls Carmen David of...
    No other group has shown as much contempt for its own work during the coronavirus crisis as teachers. Their unions are actively fighting to keep kids out of classrooms and to limit remote instruction, lest it require too much time and attention from people who are supposed to be wholly devoted to educating our children. This has been a wrenching...
    (AP) — Fairmont Schools has been preparing for weeks to welcome back students to its five campuses in Southern California’s Orange County and never stopped even though Gov. Gavin Newsom has said classroom instruction won’t be possible in most places. The private school with about 2,000 students is hoping to obtain a waiver allowing for classroom instruction but like others...
    By AMY TAXIN, Associated Press Fairmont Schools has been preparing for weeks to welcome back students to its five campuses in Southern California's Orange County and never stopped even though Gov. Gavin Newsom has said classroom instruction won't be possible in most places. The private school with about 2,000 students is hoping to obtain a waiver allowing for classroom instruction...
    South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem said students in her state will be back at their desks this fall despite the coronavirus pandemic. Noem, a Republican, said students will "definitely" be receiving in-person instruction throughout the upcoming school year. The governor said she does not believe students can reach their full potential via online instruction. Schools can be a safe...
    By JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER, Associated Press HONOLULU (AP) — The principal of the only school on Lanai thought reopening with full, in-person instruction next month was a no brainer: The Hawaiian island has had no confirmed coronavirus cases, and breezes flow through many of the school's classrooms. But even there, faculty pushed back, said Lanai High and Elementary School Principal...
    HONOLULU (AP) — The principal of the only school on Lanai thought reopening with full, in-person instruction next month was a no brainer: The Hawaiian island has had no confirmed coronavirus cases, and breezes flow through many of the school’s classrooms. But even there, faculty pushed back, said Lanai High and Elementary School Principal Elton Kinoshita. In the end,...
    Washington, D.C., teachers lined up “body bags” outside school system offices Tuesday morning as a way of protesting a potential return-to-work order, set to be issued later this week. The group, like teachers in Chicago, Los Angeles, and elsewhere, are concerned they may be asked to return to in-classroom instruction, rather than to a preferred system of virtual learning, and...
    New York City’s Public Advocate is proposing a radical new plan for reopening schools this fall, in which students would stay home until at least October and classroom instruction would be phased in by age group. The plan released Monday by Jumaane Williams would begin with all kids learning remotely in September before allowing students under 10  — who are...
    ORANGE (CBSLA) — The principal of St. John’s Lutheran School of Orange is hoping that children will fill the school’s empty desks when classes begin in less than a month. Principal Jake Hollatz has submitted a waiver to the ban on in-person instruction, which if approved could mean on-campus learning. “So our families really want face-to-face,” Hollatz said. “We polled...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — The Chicago Teachers Union takes its fight to continue remote learning  to the streets of the Loop. Teachers used a car caravan to drive home their point that the classroom is no place for anyone during the pandemic. The teachers union is protesting the city’s plan to combine classroom and remote learning when schools reopen in the fall....
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Dallas ISD shared the most detailed look yet at what the upcoming school year will look like during the coronavirus pandemic. The school district launched with it calls its Reentry Playbook for Parents and Staff. It addresses everything from transportation on school buses to new rules on campuses and what will happen if someone tests positive for...
    Reuters July 21, 2020 0 Comments A Florida teachers union sued the state on Monday in an effort to halt next month’s planned restart of classroom instruction, which it says poses an “imminent threat to the public health, safety and welfare” of its members, students and parents. Citing the state’s position as a leading U.S. coronavirus hot spot, the...
    By AMY TAXIN School districts in less-populated California counties are moving ahead with plans for classroom instruction, albeit with face masks, hand-washing stations, socially distant seating and lots of hand sanitizer. Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Friday that most counties will start the school year online due to soaring coronavirus cases and hospitalizations. But rural counties in the central and northern...
    School districts in less-populated California counties are moving ahead with plans for classroom instruction, albeit with face masks, hand-washing stations, socially distant seating and lots of hand sanitizer. Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Friday that most counties will start the school year online due to soaring coronavirus cases and hospitalizations. But rural counties in the central and northern parts of the...
    Navistar International Corp. school buses are stored at a school district in California, on Thursday, July 9, 2020.Bing Guan | Bloomberg | Getty Images California Gov. Gavin Newsom laid out strict criteria Friday for school reopenings that makes it unlikely the vast majority of districts will have classroom instruction in the fall as the coronavirus pandemic surges. The rules include...
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