Online schools – Woodrose Alumnae http://woodrosealumnae.org/ Sun, 19 Sep 2021 12:43:41 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8.1 https://woodrosealumnae.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/icon-2021-08-02T214900.103.png Online schools – Woodrose Alumnae http://woodrosealumnae.org/ 32 32 VCPS school shares SEL plan | New https://woodrosealumnae.org/vcps-school-shares-sel-plan-new/ Sun, 19 Sep 2021 12:00:00 +0000 https://woodrosealumnae.org/vcps-school-shares-sel-plan-new/ Valley City Public Schools is committed to creating a positive and safe school learning environment. We adopted the Hi-Liner Way in 2017 to teach and promote respect, responsibility and safety within our school district (including with our students, staff, parents, etc.). Our efforts to create a positive school environment continue with our Social and Emotional […]]]>

Valley City Public Schools is committed to creating a positive and safe school learning environment. We adopted the Hi-Liner Way in 2017 to teach and promote respect, responsibility and safety within our school district (including with our students, staff, parents, etc.). Our efforts to create a positive school environment continue with our Social and Emotional Learning Plan (SEL).

The SEL plan will also tackle bullying in school and work with students to help them develop their resilience skills. Next Wednesday, during reunion week, we are bringing a speaker to our district for our students, staff and parents. Please see the attached flyer and we hope our parents will join us on Wednesday September 22 at 7:00 p.m. in the HAC hall for this fun and educational presentation.

Starting in 2017, we have provided Hi-Liner Pride t-shirts to all students and staff to help build school pride and community within Valley City Public Schools. Next week, free hi-liner t-shirts will be handed out to students and staff during reunion week. Thank you to all of our sponsors for helping to create this strong tradition in our school district.

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2021 – Valley City Public Works / Missouri River Energy Services


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New Covid test model aims to spare quarantine students https://woodrosealumnae.org/new-covid-test-model-aims-to-spare-quarantine-students/ Sun, 19 Sep 2021 09:00:11 +0000 https://woodrosealumnae.org/new-covid-test-model-aims-to-spare-quarantine-students/ When schools in Marietta, Ga. Opened on August 3, the highly contagious Delta variant swept south and children were not spared. By August 20, 51 students in the city’s small school district had tested positive for the coronavirus. Almost 1,000 others were reported as close contacts and had to self-quarantine at home for seven to […]]]>

When schools in Marietta, Ga. Opened on August 3, the highly contagious Delta variant swept south and children were not spared.

By August 20, 51 students in the city’s small school district had tested positive for the coronavirus. Almost 1,000 others were reported as close contacts and had to self-quarantine at home for seven to 10 days.

“It’s a lot of school, especially for kids who are recovering from 18 months in a pandemic where they missed a lot of school or had to go virtual,” said Grant Rivera, superintendent of Marietta City schools. .

Last week, the neighborhood changed course. Students identified as close contacts can now continue to attend school as long as they have no symptoms and are negative for the virus every day for seven days.

A growing number of school districts are turning to testing to keep more children in the classroom and avoid disrupting their parents’ working lives. The resource-intensive approach – sometimes referred to as a ‘test-to-stay’ or modified quarantine – allows students who have been exposed to the virus to stay in school as long as they take frequent Covid tests, which are typically provided by the school, and adhere to other precautions.

Experts agree that children infected with the virus should isolate themselves at home, but the question of what to do with their classmates poses a dilemma.

Allowing children who have been exposed to the virus to stay in school poses a potential risk of transmission, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that “does not have enough evidenceTo support the process. Instead, he recommends that close contacts who have not been fully vaccinated be quarantined for 14 days. (Close contacts vaccinated may remain in the classroom as long as they are asymptomatic and wear a mask, according to the agency’s educational orientation.)

“At this time, we do not recommend or endorse a test program to stay,” the CDC said in a statement to the New York Times. The agency added, “However, we are working with several jurisdictions that have chosen to use these approaches to gather more information.”

The CDC guidelines mean that a single case of Covid in an elementary school, where students are usually too young to be vaccinated, can force an entire class of children out of school. that of New York school guidelines also stipulate that all unvaccinated students must self-quarantine for seven to 10 days if one of their classmates contracts the virus.

With the academic year barely underway, some districts in Florida, Louisiana, Missouri and other Covid hotspots have already had to quarantine hundreds or even thousands of students. By mid-August, the Mississippi had nearly 30,000 students in quarantine, according to data communicated to the State.

A new study, which was published last week in The Lancet, suggests that the test-to-stay approach may be safe. The randomized controlled trial included over 150 schools in Britain and found that case rates were not significantly higher in schools that allowed close contact of infected students or staff to remain in class with daily testing than in those that required home quarantines.

About 2% of close school contacts eventually tested positive for the virus, the researchers found, meaning that schools kept 49 uninfected students out of the classroom whenever a student tested positive.

“When you put that in the larger context of what we do in society, it penalizes young people quite heavily, I think,” said Dr Bernadette Young, an infectious disease expert at the University of Oxford and chief in line. author of the paper.

This summer, the UK announced that children identified as close contacts no need to quarantine anymore, although this encouraged them to be tested for the virus.

As school officials embark on a pandemic third school year, many say now is the time for a new approach.

“The philosophy of this is how can we keep healthy children in school and sick children at home? Said Isaac Seevers, the superintendent of schools for the city of Lebanon in Ohio, who is preparing to start a test program to stay. “I think there is real optimism that this is a game changer in how we learn to live with Covid. “

Melissa True Gibbs, a mother of two in Sandy, Utah, would rather not think about last fall. “It was hell,” she said.

In August, her soccer-playing daughter Lydia and acting-loving son Brody attended Alta High School.

At the end of September, with the increase in Covid cases, the school closed its doors and switched to online learning. Two weeks later, he switched to a hybrid schedule – in which students came to school on certain days and learned from home on others – then again in person, then again in hybrid, then again fully online. as the number of cases increased again. .

“My kids are pretty tough,” Ms. True Gibbs said. “But man, that first semester of that year, I saw things happening with my kids that scared me. They weren’t well emotionally, they weren’t well mentally, they were struggling. .

Many other Utah schools have had similar experiences. So, with winter approaching, officials worked out a testing protocol to stay. Small schools that had 15 cases, or larger ones that had a 1% infection rate, could either switch to online learning or host a mass testing event. Students who tested negative could return to class, while those who were infected or whose families had not consented to the test would stay at home.

Thirteen schools, including Alta High, have held test events to stay at the start of this year. Only 0.7 percent of the 13,809 students tested positive, the researchers reported in May.

“It really convinced us that pursuing in-person learning at these schools was the right choice,” said Dr. Adam Hersh, pediatric infectious disease expert at the University of Utah and co-author of the ‘article.

The program saved more than 100,000 in-person student days last winter, the researchers found.

Ms True Gibbs said the testing program allowed her children, who tested negative, to continue going to class, training and rehearsing. “For my children, it made them feel safer because they knew the students who were in school were not sick,” she said.

In March, the state promulgated a law force schools to hold test-to-stay events when they reach certain epidemic thresholds.

Other schools and districts adopted similar solutions, focusing on testing only students who had been identified as close contacts.

Some states, including Illinois, Kansas, California and Massachusetts, have now set their own modified stay or quarantine testing protocols, just like some local districts elsewhere. More than 2,000 Massachusetts schools use the state procedure, which allows close contacts to stay in school As long as they are asymptomatic, wear a mask and test for the virus daily for seven days after exposure.

Many parents across the country are excited about the new approach. For Monica Fambrough, who has twin daughters in grade two and a son in grade five at Marietta’s school, the first six weeks of school were grueling.

“We kind of got a little bit of joy every Friday – we got through the week without being quarantined,” she said. “I just feel like every day that I send them to school, we kind of throw the dice that we’re going to get a close contact notice. And so having the option to keep them in school, even though they’re close contact, is a really big deal for my family. “

Attending classes in person is not only a better educational experience for her children, she said, but also a godsend. for her and her husband, who both work from home.

But Jennifer Shotwell, who has children and grandchildren in school in Missouri, feared that allowing close contacts to stay in school would put vulnerable children – like her granddaughter, at risk. , who suffers from an autoimmune disease. “If I could do whatever I wanted, the modified quarantine would not be used at all in her classroom until the students could be vaccinated,” she said.

And some places have more stringent guidelines than others. While Massachusetts and Marietta require daily testing for close contact, Illinois requires testing every other day, and California guidelines say testing twice a week.

Some districts have solved the problem of disruptive quarantines by abandoning the practice altogether. “If you’re a close contact, we don’t require that you stay home during a quarantine period,” said Joe Koch, assistant superintendent of the Waukesha, Wisconsin school district. The school board has taken the approach that “basically it’s up to you how you want to manage Covid for yourself,” he said.

For the test-to-stay approach to work, tests must be readily available and easily accessible. So far, relatively few families have opted for Marietta’s program, possibly because they don’t have transportation to the district’s central testing site, Dr Rivera said. (The district hopes to increase the number of testing sites soon.)

In Bay County, Michigan, more than 300 students have already been identified as close contacts, said Joel Strasz, county health official.

“We require that the test be done on site before entering school,” Strasbourg said of the test-to-stay protocol. “It’s pretty manageable if you only have to test five or ten kids. But when you have to test close to 100, it can be difficult, and we had to rush to provide resources to schools. “

Test-to-stay programs are more achievable when paired with other security measures, including masking, experts said. Utah, which required masks in schools last year, banned such warrants this year, and some districts have decided not to do any testing unless they reach the epidemic threshold, Kendra Babitz said, state director of Covid testing.

Robust testing is a “really important” strategy to support in-person learning, said Dr Hersh. “But it’s an operational challenge. So to the extent that we can reduce how often we have to worry about close contact exposures, and everything that goes with that, we’re going to create much more sustainable learning environments.


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As number of COVID-19 cases rises, primary schools in Singapore go online https://woodrosealumnae.org/as-number-of-covid-19-cases-rises-primary-schools-in-singapore-go-online/ Sat, 18 Sep 2021 07:24:00 +0000 https://woodrosealumnae.org/as-number-of-covid-19-cases-rises-primary-schools-in-singapore-go-online/ File photo: On March 8, 2021, a man was vaccinated at the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Vaccination Center in Singapore. REUTERS / Edgar Su September 18, 2021 (Reuters) – Primary schools in Singapore will switch to home learning for 10 days ahead of major national exams, the Education Ministry said on Saturday. Year. Students in elementary […]]]>

File photo: On March 8, 2021, a man was vaccinated at the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Vaccination Center in Singapore. REUTERS / Edgar Su

September 18, 2021

(Reuters) – Primary schools in Singapore will switch to home learning for 10 days ahead of major national exams, the Education Ministry said on Saturday. Year.

Students in elementary schools 1 through 5 will switch to home study from September 27 to October 6.

Six elementary students will take a few days of study breaks starting September 25 to minimize the risk of transmission at school and reduce the number of students quarantined.

“The PSLE ​​(Elementary School Dropout Exam) written exam is approaching and we will take additional steps to protect students who are not yet eligible for vaccination and to reassure parents and students,” Chan Chun Sing said. . The phase says.

Due to the recent increase in the number of cases after the mitigation of some COVID-19 measures, Singapore has suspended any further resumption. More than 80% of the population is vaccinated against COVID-19.

The country plans to vaccinate children under 12 in early 2022.

(Report by Aradhana Aravindan from Singapore and Jahnavi Nidumolu from Bangalore, edited by Amy Caren Daniel and Richard Pullin)


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End of virtual learning brings normalcy to Talawanda schools – Oxford Observer https://woodrosealumnae.org/end-of-virtual-learning-brings-normalcy-to-talawanda-schools-oxford-observer/ Fri, 17 Sep 2021 16:37:18 +0000 https://woodrosealumnae.org/end-of-virtual-learning-brings-normalcy-to-talawanda-schools-oxford-observer/ Photo by Claudia Zaunz After entering the building, students from Talawanda High School take off their coats and put on their masks. Talawanda students adjust well to in-person lessons and mask requirements after almost a month of the school year. In the past, there were the long hours in front of computer screens, parents helping […]]]>

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After entering the building, students from Talawanda High School take off their coats and put on their masks.

Talawanda students adjust well to in-person lessons and mask requirements after almost a month of the school year.

In the past, there were the long hours in front of computer screens, parents helping their children with Zoom, and teachers trying to figure out how to teach online.

At least for now.

Unlike last school year, when the COVID-19 pandemic forced the district to run continuous virtual classes, Talawanda now runs all classes in person. Although the school is functioning normally again, there are still plastic screens around the desks and people wearing masks inside the building.

Students head to Talawanda Secondary School on a rainy morning this week. One month after the start of the school year, all lessons are given face-to-face, unlike last year. Photo by Claudia Zaunz

Now that the students are back in person, they can meet their friends for the first time since last year.

Pam Hodgson is a mother of three, with one child at Talawanda Middle School. She said her children “are really happy and very comfortable even after being away for over a year.”

Her first-grade student took elective online classes last year, but adapted easily after distance kindergarten.

“I didn’t expect her to make lasting friends from (distance learning), but she does play with them (at recess), which I thought was great for this age,” said Hodgson said.

At Talawanda High School, educators try to build relationships with students to prepare them for success, school counselor Scott Davie said.

“We have bridges to rebuild, if you will, with the students who haven’t been to school for so long,” Davie said.

Typically, the school is focused on integrating freshmen into the student body, but in many ways the school staff should focus on all the students as they were unable to interact. with each other for quite some time, Davie said.

“The problem is having relationships with the adults in the building,” Davie said. After a year of online teaching, “students don’t have these existing relationships.”

Davie said he enjoys seeing students again at athletic events and extracurricular activities, like the Drama Club. These events and activities will help students integrate into Talawanda and be proud of their high school, he added.

“We organize sports and as much other activity as possible, while respecting COVID health and safety measures,” said Director of Communications and Public Engagement Holli Morrish in an email.

“I like being back with everyone in person. Personally, I learn better this way, ”said Mackenzie, a student at Talawanda High School.

Mackenzie said she was delighted to be back in the building as she is involved in the chapter FFA, a satellite program of the Butler Schools of Technology and Career Development. She said this program provided a nice break from her school schedule.

Parents with several children from different grades noticed that their children cured differently when they returned to school. Theresa Carver, who has three kids in high school and one in middle school, also noticed.

While their friends and teachers missed her four daughters and loved being back in the building, one of them actually enjoyed online learning and the different time management that comes with it, Carver said.

Regarding the mandate for the mask, Carver said she was “grateful that Talawanda got a head start” in imposing the mandate, even though she is sad (that her children) are stuck in a mask and not. can’t see smiles.

As an educator in another school district, Carver said she was happy to see wearing the mask so far has prevented a spread that would force the school back online.


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Pennsylvania students protest school district’s book ban https://woodrosealumnae.org/pennsylvania-students-protest-school-districts-book-ban/ Fri, 17 Sep 2021 05:21:11 +0000 https://woodrosealumnae.org/pennsylvania-students-protest-school-districts-book-ban/ A Pennsylvania school board clashed with its students and parents over its “ban” on “anti-racist” books. Last year, the all-white Central York School District board of directors banned 40 books, including I am Rosa Parks and Malala Yousafzai’s autobiography, as well as documentaries like I Am Not Your Negro and multimedia resources. like the town […]]]>

A Pennsylvania school board clashed with its students and parents over its “ban” on “anti-racist” books.

Last year, the all-white Central York School District board of directors banned 40 books, including I am Rosa Parks and Malala Yousafzai’s autobiography, as well as documentaries like I Am Not Your Negro and multimedia resources. like the town hall of CNN Sesame Street on racism.

“This resource list has some bad ideas in some books that I sure don’t want in our district,” said Vickie Guth, the board treasurer.

Some parents backed the move, saying they feared the racial emphasis in the books would harm their children.

“I don’t want my daughter to grow up feeling guilty because she is white,” said a parent in Central York.

But the students were furious and protested the ban which they said disrupts their education and prevented them from learning inclusively.

“I don’t think a board that lacks diversity is the appropriate authority to determine what constitutes appropriate material to address race in this community,” agreed one parent.

This week, parents, students and school district board members who are 82 percent white had an online meeting to discuss the issue. But little progress was made, and the district refused to rescind the ban until they reviewed all of the media on the resource list.

Pennsylvania Students Protest White School District 82% Ban on Over 40 Books and Resources on Race Issues

The district refused to overturn the ban, even after students at Central York High School shared their disagreement during a series of protests

The district refused to overturn the ban, even after students at Central York High School shared their disagreement during a series of protests

Last year, the all-white Central York School District board banned teachers from

The district has also banned documentaries like I Am Not Your Negro and multimedia resources like CNN's Sesame Street Town Hall on racism.

Last year, the all-white Central York School District board banned teachers from reading “I am Rosa Parks,” the autobiography of Malala Yousafzai, and countless other books in their classrooms. The district has also banned documentaries like I Am Not Your Negro and multimedia resources like CNN’s Sesame Street Town Hall on racism.

All of the books and articles on the list were written by people of color or focus on race, but the board said the decision was based on the “content of the resources, not the author or the topic”.

This decision has left many teachers facing a daily battle, caught between their students and their employers.

“I have to, now, with this resource ban, think twice about whether or not I should use a quote from James Baldwin as an opening for my class,” teacher Ben Hodge told CNN.

They said they are running out of what they can and cannot teach and are constantly worried about receiving negative reactions from parents.

“This is advice that after hearing their students’ concerns about diversity in the neighborhood, hearing my struggle with race, being an American Indian and constantly feeling like you don’t belong. After all these conversations for weeks, they still pursued the book ban, ” said Edha Gupta, senior. CNN.

When asked if she thought the school board had read any of the books on the resource list, senior Christina Ellis replied that she didn’t believe it.

Students at Central York High School argue ban jeopardizes their chances of having an inclusive education and disrupts both educators and students

Students at Central York High School argue ban jeopardizes their chances of having an inclusive education and disrupts both educators and students

'I want to hear it all.  I don't want everyone to worry about how we feel because no one cares about how BIPOC members in the community feel. '  Olivia Pituch said

‘I want to hear it all. I don’t want everyone to worry about how we feel because no one cares about how BIPOC members in the community feel. ‘ Olivia Pituch said

“I don’t think a moral compass will allow you to ban books on equality and mutual love,” Ellis said.

“Why does an episode of Sesame Street threaten children’s education? If anything, this school board threatens education, ”she added.

Another student, Olivia Pituch, also told CNN that she didn’t want a “whitewashed” version of learning and that she wanted to hear about minority struggles.

‘I want to hear it all. I don’t want everyone to worry about how we feel because no one cares about how BIPOC members in the community feel. ‘ Pituch said.

The school board argued that the books are not banned and are simply “frozen” until they decide whether the content is appropriate or not.

But the ban has been going on for a year and students are pressuring the council to lift it.

The district has also banned documentaries like I Am Not Your Negro and multimedia resources like CNN's Sesame Street Town Hall on racism.

The district has also banned documentaries like I Am Not Your Negro and multimedia resources like CNN’s Sesame Street Town Hall on racism.

All of the books and articles on the list were written by people of color or are about race

The board said the decision was based on the

All of the books and articles on the list were written by people of color or are about race, but the board said the decision was based on the “content of the resource, not the author or topic. “.

An identical measure was taken by a school district in Texas last August. The Leander Independent School District has banned nine books dealing with race, gender, LGBQT issues and mental health issues.

“It is disheartening to see a school district closing off avenues for learning and engagement beyond differences,” said Jonathan Friedman, director of free speech and education at PEN America.

“The removal of these books not only harms the literary community as a whole, but it also helps to further minimize the issues that people of color and LGBTQ + people face.

“The district has an obligation to open the minds of students to the difficult issues facing these books, not to close them to diverse lived experiences.”

Parents in New York City are also fighting private schools and accusing them of “waking indoctrination.”

‘We want [school administrators] be afraid and know that we are not joking, ”a mother told the New York Postt.

The parents behind the movement have children who attend prestigious private schools such as Dalton, Spence, Horace Mann, Collegiate and Riverdale Country School.

In June, a Florida mother called critical race theory racist, dangerous, and claimed it would destroy America at a meeting of the state’s Board of Education.

Keisha King said: “Barely May 31, marking 100 years [since] the Tulsa riots, it is sad that we are even considering something like Critical Race Theory, where children will be separated by their skin color and considered permanently ‘oppressors’ or ‘downtrodden’ in 2021. “

Educators have constantly reminded parents that critical race theory is not on the curriculum of any school district in the country.

Even though Critical Race Theory is not taught anywhere in the country, it is banned in six states and a ban is underway in ten more.


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School Nutrition Updates – Chesapeake Public Schools 312 Cedar Road Chesapeake, VA 23322 • 757-547-0153 https://woodrosealumnae.org/school-nutrition-updates-chesapeake-public-schools-312-cedar-road-chesapeake-va-23322-757-547-0153/ Thu, 16 Sep 2021 17:58:25 +0000 https://woodrosealumnae.org/school-nutrition-updates-chesapeake-public-schools-312-cedar-road-chesapeake-va-23322-757-547-0153/ Click here to read our latest school nutrition news! Children need healthy meals to learn. Chesapeake Public Schools offer healthy meals every school day. For the 2021-2022 school year, breakfast and lunch will be available free To all the students. All school menus can be found online. Distribution of virtual learning meals Meals will also […]]]>
Click here to read our latest school nutrition news!

Children need healthy meals to learn. Chesapeake Public Schools offer healthy meals every school day. For the 2021-2022 school year, breakfast and lunch will be available free To all the students. All school menus can be found online.

Distribution of virtual learning meals

Meals will also be available at free of charge for our full-time virtual learners. Our school nutrition servers will provide curbside meal distribution every Tuesday in all 7 high school campuses in our district. Curbside meals will only be available to virtual learners. As of September 21, 2021, parents must pre-order meals through MyPaymentsPlus.com.

Food allergy concerns

All meals served meet standards set by the US Department of Agriculture. However, if a student has been diagnosed with food allergies or has been determined by a physician to be disabled and the disability prevents the student from eating the regular school meal, the school will make the substitutions prescribed by the physician. If a substitution is prescribed, there will be no additional charge for the meal. If your student requires replacements due to a disability, please contact Ms. Jennifer McDermott at (757) 547-1470 for more information.

Meal program with friends

New this school year, students can buy side dishes for their lunch at free of charge. The Lunch Buddy Meal program allows students to bring their own lunch items and add school lunch accompaniments to their meal. Students must choose at least 3 items and one must be a fruit or a vegetable.

More than a meal app

Although breakfast and lunch are offered to all students of free of charge to students, by completing a Meal allowance request can help in many areas beyond free or discounted meals. By completing an application, your family can secure ongoing funding to support all students in Chesapeake Public Schools. Additional benefits include:

  • Reduced SPORTS FEES for athletics and student activities.
  • REDUCED INTERNET FEES for home Internet.
  • Discounts on fees for AP exams and FEES ABOLISHED for SAT / ACT tests.
  • Local SCHOLARSHIPS, tuition assistance for dual enrollment courses and discount on university application fees.
  • Help with SCHOOL BUDGETS by increasing state and federal funding for personnel, equipment and supplies.

To apply in line. Paper applications are available on our website or you can call our school nutrition office at 757-547-1470.


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Virtual transfer fair that will present more than 60 universities https://woodrosealumnae.org/virtual-transfer-fair-that-will-present-more-than-60-universities/ Thu, 16 Sep 2021 01:09:37 +0000 https://woodrosealumnae.org/virtual-transfer-fair-that-will-present-more-than-60-universities/ Riverside and San Bernardino County Community College students are invited to a one-of-a-kind virtual transfer lounge Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. More than 60 universities will send representatives to the online event, including systems schools from the University of California (UC) and California State University (CSU), as well as private schools from the […]]]>

Riverside and San Bernardino County Community College students are invited to a one-of-a-kind virtual transfer lounge Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

More than 60 universities will send representatives to the online event, including systems schools from the University of California (UC) and California State University (CSU), as well as private schools from the ‘State and outside schools.

The event, hosted by the Inland Empire Region 9 Transfer Consortium, marks the first time that the region’s 10 community colleges, including the College of the Desert, have co-hosted a virtual transfer fair, according to Scott Cooper, consultant in transfer from College of the Desert.

The event is free. Students are encouraged to register in advance at Eventbrite.com by searching for “2021 Virtual University Transfer Fair” and to see the full list of participating schools. Registration is not required. Students who cannot attend the live event will be able to watch a recording of the University Fair on YouTube.


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Morse Middle School in Milwaukee switches to virtual learning due to COVID-19 https://woodrosealumnae.org/morse-middle-school-in-milwaukee-switches-to-virtual-learning-due-to-covid-19/ Wed, 08 Sep 2021 23:58:00 +0000 https://woodrosealumnae.org/morse-middle-school-in-milwaukee-switches-to-virtual-learning-due-to-covid-19/ MILWAUKEE – Milwaukee Public Schools’ Morse Middle School for the Gifted and Talented will switch to virtual learning for ten days due to a growing percentage of students testing positive for COVID-19. The school will go virtual from Thursday, September 9 to Monday, September 20, the school district said in a press release Wednesday evening. […]]]>

MILWAUKEE – Milwaukee Public Schools’ Morse Middle School for the Gifted and Talented will switch to virtual learning for ten days due to a growing percentage of students testing positive for COVID-19.

The school will go virtual from Thursday, September 9 to Monday, September 20, the school district said in a press release Wednesday evening.

The decision was made “because the school community reported that 3% or more of the total school population tested positive for COVID-19 over a 14-day period,” MPS said.

School staff should report to the building and work from their own classroom or office.

Students and families can expect to receive instructions from the school for virtual learning soon, according to the district. All students will receive a Chromebook to facilitate virtual learning.

“The district will continue to encourage safe and healthy guidelines to help prevent the spread of COVID-19,” MPS added in the press release. “MPS requires all students, staff and visitors to wear face coverings and encourages everyone to cover sneezes and coughs, practice physical distancing, and wash their hands thoroughly and often.”

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Penn State vs Wisconsin: live stream, watch online, TV channel, prediction, pick, broadcast, soccer match odds https://woodrosealumnae.org/penn-state-vs-wisconsin-live-stream-watch-online-tv-channel-prediction-pick-broadcast-soccer-match-odds/ Sat, 04 Sep 2021 18:46:00 +0000 https://woodrosealumnae.org/penn-state-vs-wisconsin-live-stream-watch-online-tv-channel-prediction-pick-broadcast-soccer-match-odds/ The Wisconsin No.12 vs. Penn State No.19 game on Saturday could present a viewing dilemma for college football fans deciding which games to watch in a busy Week 1 schedule. everyone loves a Big Ten Conference game between the top 20 teams. These are two of the best programs in the Big Ten and both […]]]>

The Wisconsin No.12 vs. Penn State No.19 game on Saturday could present a viewing dilemma for college football fans deciding which games to watch in a busy Week 1 schedule. everyone loves a Big Ten Conference game between the top 20 teams. These are two of the best programs in the Big Ten and both have conference title aspirations. While there aren’t any must-see games in the first week of a season, this one certainly has that feel.

But are we sure we want these kinds of games on the first weekend? Perhaps it would be better to play games of this caliber later in the season when the two teams have come together. That said, I’m still going to watch, and I’m still excited to start my Saturday with this one, so I’ll get over it.

Speaking of which, Wisconsin would probably like to overcome their four-game losing streak against the Nittany Lions. Wisconsin hasn’t beaten Penn State since a 45-7 victory in 2011. That game was so long ago that Bret Bielema – now in Illinois – was coaching in Wisconsin, and his quarterback was Russell Wilson. Oh, and Penn State was coached by Joe Paterno. The last game was a 22-10 win for Penn State at Beaver Stadium in 2018, and the Nittany Lions have a slight advantage in the all-time series at 10-9.

Penn State vs Wisconsin: Need to Know

Bounce: Last season was Penn State’s worst since 2004. The Nittany Lions lost their first five games of the 2020 season before ending with four straight wins. The 4-5 record was the first time Penn State has finished below 0.500 since it was 4-7 in 2004. It was at the end of a difficult streak for Penn State when it had four seasons. losses in five years. The good news? The Lions went 11-1 in 2005 and reached the Orange Bowl, finishing the season third. I’m sure Nittany Lions fans would love to be in the top four again this year.

Penn State has a new offensive coordinator … again. Mike Yurcich replaces Kirk Ciarrocca, who came to Penn State last year from Minnesota in hopes of reinvigorating the offense. It didn’t work out that way as Penn State finished 54th in the nation with 29.8 points per game. Now Yurcich becomes Penn State’s second OC in as many years. With stops in Oklahoma State, Ohio State and Texas, Yurcich is finally hoping to put a jolt into the Nittany Lions’ offense.

Wisconsin have won 25 straight home opener: It’s a streak tied with Oklahoma State for the second longest in the country, behind Florida’s 31-game streak. Of course, Penn State is better than most home opponents. In fact, Wisconsin’s last home loss was in 1995 against another ranked team: No.14 Colorado. The final score of this match was 43-7.

Graham Mertz hopes to bounce back from a poor finish: The Badgers’ QB set the world on fire in his first college start, completing 20 of 21 passes for 248 yards and five touchdowns in a 45-7 win over Illinois to start 2020. The following week in Michigan, he pitched for 127 yards and two. affected. But then things got a little tougher as Mertz threw just two touchdowns in his last five games against five interceptions. He’s still a talented player, however, and Wisconsin believe a regular pre-season offseason will make him look more like the player we saw in early 2020.

How to watch Penn State vs. Wisconsin live

Dated: Saturday September 4 | Time: 12 p.m. ET
Site: Camp Randall Stadium – Madison, Wisconsin
TV: Fox | Direct: fuboTV (Try for free)

Penn State vs Wisconsin Prediction, Pick

It’s not easy to get a good read on this game, and I think bettors have this one lined up perfectly. I’m leaning towards Wisconsin simply because the home teams should have a significant advantage early in the season as the visitors get used to playing in front of the fans again. The atmosphere at Camp Randall is already boisterous and it might take Penn State a little longer to adjust in the first game back. Prediction: Wisconsin (-5.5)

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Study: Idaho students struggled with blended online learning https://woodrosealumnae.org/study-idaho-students-struggled-with-blended-online-learning/ Sat, 28 Aug 2021 21:37:28 +0000 https://woodrosealumnae.org/study-idaho-students-struggled-with-blended-online-learning/ August 28, 2021 14:34 Posted: August 28, 2021 14:34 Update: August 28, 2021 6:17 PM COPYRIGHT 4 NEWS NOW LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) – Students suffered significant academic setbacks during the coronavirus pandemic, especially those in school districts that used hybrid or online learning models, according to two studies. The Idaho State Board of Education chief […]]]>
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LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) – Students suffered significant academic setbacks during the coronavirus pandemic, especially those in school districts that used hybrid or online learning models, according to two studies.

The Idaho State Board of Education chief researcher presented the findings to the board on Thursday.

The Lewiston Tribune reported that Cathleen McHugh told the board that the GPA for ninth graders dropped from March 2020 to March 2021.

She said school districts that used a hybrid model saw a drop in GPA of 0.13 and districts that went fully online saw a drop in GPA of 0.09. Districts that offered in-person classes year round saw no change.

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McHugh said those numbers translate to hundreds of students running out of Idaho scholarships and direct college admission programs.

“If students do not increase their GPA, it will impact their eligibility for scholarship and direct admission programs,” she said.

McHugh said economically disadvantaged students saw their GPA decrease by 0.22 and 0.23 points, respectively, in hybrid and online schools.

For English language learners, the drop was 0.38 points and 0.41 points. Migrant students saw a drop of 0.42 points and 0.58 points.

“These students must now increase their GPA over the next three years in order to become eligible for these programs,” McHugh said.

The second study found the likelihood that more students would achieve a D or an F in some of the compulsory math and English courses offered in Grades 9 to 12.

“We know there has been unfinished learning, and it has been more important for our (disadvantaged) populations,” said Council of State President Kurt Liebich. “From a political point of view, I think we will manage this for years. “

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