Northside ISD says messaging over bond election was ‘miscommunication’ that was quickly addressed
Northside ISD officials on Monday defended their actions after Texas Gov. Greg Abbott indicated the district would be under investigation amid allegations that staff felt pressured to vote in Saturday’s bond election.
Northside ISD under investigation after some staffers felt pressured to vote in bond election, governor says
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said Northside ISD will be investigated by Education Commissioner Mike Morath and the Attorney General’s Office after leaked emails suggested that staffers were pressured to vote in Saturday’s bond election.
Taking class to the construction site: Tiny homes built by Northside ISD students up for sale
Some Northside ISD students are doing big things in small spaces. Construction Careers Academy, located on the Warren High School campus, is hosting a tiny homes showcase Saturday morning from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
HBCU medical schools to tackle organ transplant disparities
A coalition including the four medical schools at the nation's historically Black colleges and universities has announced a new initiative aimed at increasing the number of Black Americans registered as organ donors and combating disparities among transplant recipients.
Teachers exiting the classroom, leaving education careers at alarming rate
Teachers in San Antonio and across Texas are feeling overwhelmed, overworked, underappreciated and leaving the classroom or strongly considering leaving their teaching careers, leading to what some education experts say could lead to an education crisis.
A home for Charis; dog gets party and adopted after year at Humane Society
May 16—A female dog named Charis recently received a special treat marking her one-year anniversary at the Effingham County Humane Society. But Charis had something else to bark about. She was going to be picked up later by her newly adopted family. Charis was a little feisty at her party. There were quite a few new faces she had never seen before, according to ECHS Adoption Coordinator Angie ...news.yahoo.com
Italian judge accused of arms trafficking after police discover huge cache of weapons
An Italian judge accused of taking bribes to free mobsters from prison is at the centre of an arms trafficking investigation after allegedly amassing a huge arsenal of illegal military-grade weapons. A new arrest warrant was issued for Giuseppe De Benedictis, after police discovered one of the largest private stashes of weapons ever confiscated in Italy. The Bari judge was already facing corruption charges after police bugged gangsters bragging about buying him for 30,000 euros. It comes as Italy reckons with the ongoing influence of organised crime in a mafia "super-trial," in which more than 350 alleged mobsters and their collaborators will face justice. It is the biggest mafia trial since the 1980s. The arsenal was hidden beneath a rural farmhouse among the olive and almond groves north of Bari. When police lifted the cellar's heavy iron lid, which had been soldered shut, they discovered nearly 200 different weapons, including Kalashnikovs, AR15s, UZI, Socimi and Beretta machine guns, pump action shotguns, CZ and other semi-automatic pistols, hand grenades, 100,000 rounds of ammunition, and even an anti-tank mine. Anti-mafia authorities are now investigating whether some military equipment may have been stolen from the Italian army to be sold on the black market. Prosecutors believe Mr De Benedictis and an Italian army officer may have been helping organised crime gangs move illegal arms through the port city of Bari, but the ex-judge maintains the collection was just a side hobby. A known, passionate collector of rare and antique guns, he reportedly firsty told authorities he had dumped any questionable weapons into the Adriatic Sea, but police continued to search for the cache, following leads from wiretapped conversations. According to Lecce prosecutors and the 40-page arrest warrant issued by Investigating Magistrate Guilia Proto, Mr De Benedictis had wiretapped conversations with an Italian Army official in Bari, Corporal Major Antonio Serafino, about how to procure arms and where to hide them. Corporal Major Serafino worked at the passport office of the Italian Armed Forces Mechanised Brigade “Pinerolo” in Bari. The brigade has infantry, cavalry and artillery regiments with access to howitzers and other arms. According to court documents, police bugged his car, and the hidden microphone picked up the sound of machine gun fire from Serafino’s balcony in a Bari suburb on New Year’s Eve, as he and Mr De Benedictis tested out some of their weapons. The same bugs picked up conversations between the judge and the army officer debating about whether and how to move the cache of weapons from the “well” in a rural location. The well turned out to be an underground storage cellar in an outbuilding of a farmhouse near the village of Andria. The arrest warrant issued this week charged the farmhouse owner, Corporal Major Serafino and Mr De Bendictis with illegal arms dealing. It referred to them as “authentic traffickers of weapons of war” which they deny. Prosecutors are in the process of verifying the provenance of the arms to determine if they may have been the property of the Italian Army, and if so, what other public officials might have been complicit in aiding their disappearance.news.yahoo.com
Tough words, little drama, familiar champ in virtual bee
The upstart ex-spellers who launched an online spelling bee to fill the void left by the canceled Scripps National Spelling Bee had little trouble running an efficient, and sufficiently challenging, competition. When the two other remaining spellers misspelled words back to back before his turn, victory in the closest thing to a national spelling bee in this pandemic-disrupted year was his for the taking. The National Spelling Bee has always been limited to kids in middle and elementary schools, which means Navneeth and six other finalists in the SpellPundit bee will be too old to compete next year. This was also the end of the line for Simone Kaplan, the charismatic runner-up in last year's unusual Scripps bee, which ended in an eight-way tie for first place. Nidhi Achanta, who tied for second in the SpellPundit bee, is also in eighth grade, but the other runner-up, Harini Logan, is a poised sixth-grader who ought to be formidable when the Scripps bee returns.
These San Antonio schools are offering free lunches all summer
Several school districts in the San Antonio area will continue to serve free meals to students who need them during the summer period. Comal Independent School DistrictGrab-and-go meals will be provided via curbside at five campuses in the school district throughout June. East Central Independent School DistrictThroughout June, meal service will take place from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. San Antonio Independent School DistrictThe district will continue to provide free meals for students on Mondays through Fridays from May 29 to Aug. 7. Southside Independent School DistrictThe districts regular curbside meal service will close on May 22, but the summer meal service will begin May 27.
Meet the 13-year-old who graduated from college with four associates degrees
California With his love for video games and petty arguments with his older sister, Jack Rico might seem like any other 13-year-old. But Rico is anything but average: the teenager just graduated with four associate's degrees -- and he did it in just two years. Rico graduated from Fullerton College in California last weekend, making him the youngest student to achieve that feat in the school's 107-year-old history, the college confirmed to CNN. But Fullerton College President Greg Schulz said Rico can't help but stick out from the crowd. "Jack is wise beyond his years, and I'm so pleased that he found a home and place to excel at Fullerton College."
KSAT Kids: Watch historic SpaceX launch Saturday on KSAT.com; San Antonio summer camp ideas
If you are looking for something fun to watch while you stay indoors this weekend, KSAT.com will be showing a livestream of the historic SpaceX launch on Saturday. Here are a few places in San Antonio that are opening up summer camps, with regulations based on CDC and state recommendations. For the latest KSAT Kids information, KSAT.com is now producing a weekly kids news brief where you can find all the up to date news and most recent stories. Youth leagues eager to resume practice MondayDo you know a classroom or school that is doing amazing work and deserves to be featured in KSAT Kids? Kid recipe: Graduation + Memorial Day cake pops l SA Live l KSAT 12Do you have a junior meteorologist at home?
UTSA changes course and will now waive some mandatory fees for summer term
SAN ANTONIO Officials with the University of Texas at San Antonio have announced that select mandatory fees for the 2020 summer term have now been 100% waived. A Defenders investigation in early May revealed the university would be requiring all students enrolled in the summer to pay the mandatory fees despite other universities across the U.S. waiving them. The transportation fee, student union fee and international education fee will be 100% waived and the recreation center fee will be 50% waived, according to UTSAs website. The Campus Rec Center is still not open but is offering virtual programming for students like online fitness consultations and live group exercise classes. UTSA students taking summer classes hit with mandatory feesBetsy Smith, whose son is enrolled at UTSA this summer, previously told KSAT, when youre charged an athletic fee and theres no athletic events to go to, it just doesnt seem right."
Southside ISD explains decision to postpone virtual graduation
SAN ANTONIO Southside ISD officials are setting the record straight after postponing its virtual graduation video shoot. Virtual graduation for Southside High School canceled at last minuteDistrict officials conferred with Texas Education Agency guidelines and local public health officials before deciding to reschedule the shoot in light of the information, which was not specified in the news release. The shoot will now take place on June 9-11 at the Southside High School campus. The school also has plans for an in-person graduation in July. At this time, we are collecting information and data.Read the full news release below:
DeVos defends policy boosting virus aid for private schools
The policy has drawn backlash from Democrats and state education leaders who say it reroutes money from needy public schools to wealthier private ones. The legislation tells states to divide the funding among public schools based on the number and share of low-income students they teach. It also tells public schools to use a portion of the money to provide services, such as busing or tutoring, to students who attend local private schools. On April 30, however, DeVos issued new guidance telling public schools to divide the coronavirus aid based on the total number of students at local private schools, not just low-income ones. In the state's Orleans Parish, at least 77% of its relief allotment would end up going to private schools.
WATCH: KSAT Kids News Brief has latest on summer school, San Antonio Zoo reopening, and flying spiders
SAN ANTONIO This weeks news brief, in the player above, offers the latest on the reopening of public schools for summer school. Summer school for some students can begin on June 1, but kids are not required to be there in person. Also this week, the San Antonio Zoo and Witte Museum will reopen. This week we talk about what some people may think our flying spiders but they are actually just being carried by the wind. To stay on top of the latest KSAT Kids content, sign up for our newsletter or follow the KSAT Kids pages on Facebook and Twitter.
South San ISD mental health program provides care during pandemic and into summer
SAN ANTONIO A pilot program that began during the 2019-2020 school year at South San ISD, called the CARE Zone, was a new way for students, parents and staff to be able to take advantage of free mental health resources. However, the CARE Zone had to switch gears this Spring when the coronavirus pandemic forced schools to close. South San ISD students grassroots movement produces resultsIn the past six months, the CARE Zone has seen over 1,300 community members from South San ISD. The students involved with the CARE Zone meet weekly on Zoom to discuss their own mental health issues as well as how to help others. As the summer begins, the CARE Zone will remain open to continue to provide mental health resources and services.
For trade students, online classes can't replicate hands-on
But unlike students at traditional colleges, their learning can't easily translate into Zoom courses, they learn through hands-on demonstrations. But unlike many, she cant finish her classes online her cosmetology program, like the coursework at many technical and trade schools, requires hands-on training. Those specialized skills, known as career and technical education, require hands-on learning. About 8.4 million students are seeking postsecondary certificates and associate degrees in career and technical education fields, according to the Association for Career and Technical Education. Ferguson was heading into a hands-on area of instruction when schools began to close and shift to online learning.
Dallas principal personally delivers 249 diploma covers to every senior in 2020 graduating class
DALLAS Scott Rudes is the principal at Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts in Dallas and he made it his personal mission to hand-deliver diploma covers to all 249 seniors in his schools graduating class, according to CBS-Dallas. I really felt disconnected and I wanted a chance to celebrate with each of my seniors, said Rudes. The principal spent 50 hours in his car and drove more than 1,300 miles to pull off the deliveries, CBS-Dallas reported. The cancelation of many graduation ceremonies hit close to home for Rudes who told NBC-Dallas, I can say, that as a father of a senior of the class of 2020, Im living it right along with the parents and the students.San Antonio ISD to hold outdoor graduation ceremoniesRudes dressed in a ceremonial cap and gown to make his diploma cover deliveries and wore a mask, made sure to sanitize and took socially distanced pictures with the graduates. He addressed the pandemic when speaking with NBC-Dallas saying, even though were going through extraordinary times right now, they are extraordinary people and theyre worth this effort.Here are the class of 2020 graduation plans for San Antonio-area high schools
Loughlin, Giannulli plead in college scam but await fate
Under their proposed deals, Loughlin, 55, hopes to spend two months in prison and Giannulli, 56, is seeking to serve five months. Loughlin and Giannulli were among dozens of wealthy parents, athletic coaches and others charged last year in the bribery scheme. Prosecutors say they funneled money through a sham charity operated by college admissions consultant Rick Singer, who has pleaded guilty to orchestrating the scheme. Loughlin pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit wire and mail fraud. Giannulli pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit wire and mail fraud and honest services wire and mail fraud.
NEISDs curbside meal program to continue in June
SAN ANTONIO The North East Independent School District will continue to offer its curbside meal program at select campuses through June, according to district officials. Curbside Meal Distribution Locations for June 2020:Camelot Elementary 5311 Merlin Drive San Antonio 78218Clear Spring Elementary 4311 Clear Spring San Antonio 78217Coker Elementary 302 Heimer Road San Antonio 78232Colonial Hills Elementary 2627 Kerrybrook Ct. San Antonio 78230East Terrell Hills Elementary 4415 Bloomdale San Antonio 78218El Dorado Elementary 12634 El Sendero San Antonio 78233Fox Run Elementary 6111 Fox Creek San Antonio 78247Huebner Elementary 16311 Huebner San Antonio 78248Jackson-Keller Elementary 1601 Jackson-Keller San Antonio 78213Larkspur Elementary 1802 Larkspur San Antonio 78213Longs Creek Elementary 15806 OConnor San Antonio 78247Montgomery Elementary 7047 Montgomery Dr. San Antonio 78239Northern Hills Elementary 13901 Higgins Road San Antonio 78217Northwood Elementary 519 Pike Road San Antonio 78209Oak Grove Elementary 3250 Nacogdoches Rd. San Antonio 78217Oak Meadow Elementary 2800 Hunters Green San Antonio 78231Olmos Elementary 1103 Allena San Antonio 78213Redland Oaks Elementary 16650 Redland Road San Antonio 78247Regency Place Elementary 10222 Broadway San Antonio 78217Ridgeview Elementary 8223 N. McCullough San Antonio 78216Royal Ridge Elementary 5933 Royal Ridge San Antonio 78239Serna Elementary 2569 NE Loop 410 San Antonio 78217Stahl Elementary 5222 Stahl Road San Antonio 78247Steubing Ranch Elementary 5100 Knoll Creek San Antonio 78247Walzem Elementary 4618 Walzem Rd. San Antonio 78218Wetmore Elementary 3250 Thousand Oaks San Antonio 78247Wilshire Elementary 6523 Cascade San Antonio 78218Windcrest Elementary 465 Faircrest San Antonio 78239Woodstone Elementary 5602 Fountainwood San Antonio 78233Related Content:Texas schools can hold summer classes, but students cant be required to attend in personAre CDC guidelines on reopening schools as stringent as blogs claim? 2 San Antonio school districts looking to reopen this summer amid COVID-19 pandemic
Tik Tok, H-E-B partner to give $50 gift cards to nearly 3,000 San Antonio students
SAN ANTONIO After-School All-Stars, a program founded by former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, is partnering with Tik Tok to donate H-E-B gift cards to San Antonio students. About 3,000 Edgewood and San Antonio ISD students who are enrolled in the program will receive a $50 H-E-B gift card or up to a gift card up to $150 per family. We all are operating in uncertain times, and its more important now than ever for both our local and global communities to come together to help those in need, Tik Tok U.S. general manager Vanessa Pappas said. The After-School All-Stars program operates in 24 San Antonio ISD schools and 11 schools in Edgewood ISD. Edgewood ISD superintendent Eduardo Hernandez and San Antonio ISD Superintendent Pedro Martinez both thanked Tik Tok and H-E-B for supporting the community.
San Antonio school districts having trouble getting in contact with some students during coronavirus pandemic
SAN ANTONIO While San Antonio ISD teachers have been engaging with students online during the coronavirus pandemic, some children have not been logging on at all. We have a team of people whos both on the campus and at the district level, whose mission is to find these students, said Patti Salzmann, SAISD chief academic officer. There are currently 48,293 students enrolled at SAISD and the district has been able to connect with 96.6% of its students during the pandemic. Southside ISD offering calming kits to help students with quarantine fatigueSalzmann said some students might be getting paper copies of classwork and are not logging online. We might have three weeks of school left, but were looking for these students, said Richard Marroquin, Harlandale Middle School principal.
Are CDC guidelines on reopening schools as stringent as blogs claim?
In the post-coronavirus world, will children wear face masks in school and only eat lunch in their classrooms? Shortly after the CDC released its guidance, several parental blogs published their own posts on the recommendations. Face coverings may be challenging for students (especially younger students) to wear in all-day settings such as school, according to the guidance. Serve individually plated meals and hold activities in separate classrooms and ensure the safety of children with food allergies, the CDC recommends. Serve individually plated meals and hold activities in separate classrooms and ensure the safety of children with food allergies."
Colleges plan fall opening, but campuses won't look the same
And at some smaller schools, students may be barred from leaving campus. At West Virginia University, President E. Gordon Gee said students dont want to wait for a vaccine, and the school cant afford to. Some plan to make decisions this summer, including Princeton University, where officials say it's too soon to make a call. At many schools, students who test positive would be placed in dorm rooms reserved as quarantine space. Some research universities say they have the lab equipment to analyze virus tests, but not enough swabs and testing chemicals.
Top educator taught Kansas preschoolers alongside retirees
\In this Nov. 8, 2019 photo,Tabatha Rosproy, 2020 National Teacher of the Year, is shown with her pre-school students in Winfield, Kansas. The Winfield school district in which Rosproy teaches established the early childhood program two years ago inside Cumbernauld Village, a retirement community and nursing home that sits on 44 acres (17.8 hectares) in south-central Kansas. With thousands of COVID-19 nursing home deaths around the world, Cumbernauld Village also began restricting visitors. Not only was it a fun thing to have and a happy thing, but they felt they were making a difference in childrens lives, said Linda Voth, executive director of Cumbernauld Village. But amid the coronavirus, Rosproy plans to take advantage of digital platforms and media appearances to continue that same work.
Loughlin, Giannulli to serve prison time for college scam
Loughlin, 55, and Giannulli, 56, are scheduled to plead guilty Friday via video conference before a federal judge in Boston, who must approve the deal. They agreed to plead guilty to conspiracy to commit wire and mail fraud in a plea agreement filed in Bostons federal court. Giannulli will also plead guilty to a charge of honest services wire and mail fraud, prosecutors said. Simon said the couple's lawyers may think that Loughlin and Giannulli have a chance of avoiding prison altogether and serving their punishments at home because of the coronavirus pandemic. Loughlin and Giannulli were among 50 people arrested last year in the case dubbed Operation Varsity Blues that rocked the word of higher education.
Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli agree to plead guilty in college admissions scam
Actress Lori Loughlin and fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli have agreed to plead guilty to conspiracy charges in connection with their role in the college admissions scam, the US Attorney's Office in the District of Massachusetts said. Loughlin, 55, and Giannulli, 56, had been accused of paying $500,000 to get their two daughters into the University of Southern California as fake crew team recruits. They had pleaded not guilty and moved to dismiss charges as recently as two weeks ago. As part of the plea agreement, Loughlin will be sentenced to two months in prison and Giannulli will be sentenced to five months in prison, subject to the court's approval, according to authorities. This is a developing story.
Cuomo: Summer school in New York state will be online
(AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)NEW YORK Summer school students will not be reporting to the classroom. New York City will deliver 1 million meals a day to fight hunger during the outbreak. Two young boys and an 18-year-old woman diagnosed with the syndrome have died in New York state. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio on Tuesday said instruction in the citys public schools will be online this summer. The total number of people hospitalized has been slowly declining statewide since mid-April, driven largely by lower numbers in New York City and the downstate region.
KSAT Kids: Ready for summer? Witte, San Antonio Zoo, youth camps to open just in time
In total, they raised $4,000 for the San Antonio Food Bank. The San Antonio Zoo and the Witte Museum have both made their dates known, but we are still waiting on theme parks such as Fiesta Texas and SeaWorld. The San Antonio Zoo is offering exclusive virtual meetings with animals, and both the San Antonio Public Library and Hemisfair have tons of digital content including sing-alongs, virtual story time, and even homework help. KSAT Kids is now producing a weekly kids news brief where you can find all the latest information. Stay at home activitiesSan Antonio Zoo introduces exclusive virtual meetings with animalsOn Tuesday, the San Antonio Zoo introduced three new exclusive virtual encounters" that could be streamed in the living room or the corporate board room.
Pomp and masks: Graduations draw thousands despite pandemic
School officials in Hoover announced the ceremonies in the city's open-air baseball stadium, after Gov. As a precaution, the graduates are being given face masks and told not to hug friends, exchange high fives or linger afterward. The Spain Park graduates, in their black robes and masks, spread out in chairs across the baseball infield. Another 690 will graduate Thursday from Hoover High, so some 3,450 people could be inside Hoover Metropolitan Stadium then. But parents pleased their children could have a traditional graduation flooded the school's social media feeds with thanks to school officials.
UK pledges June 1 rollout of contact-tracing amid criticism
In this handout photo provided by UK Parliament, Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks during Prime Minister's Questions in the House of Commons, London, Wednesday, May 13, 2020. Prime Minister Boris Johnson made the contact-tracing pledge after more criticism of his government's failure to have a national system in place over the past 10 weeks. Being able to track contacts is considered a central plank of the government's plan to ease further lockdown restrictions. Johnson said there will be 25,000 trackers in place, able to trace the contacts of 10,000 new cases a day. Tommy Sheppard of the Scottish National Party went further, charging Rees-Mogg with being reckless, cavalier and downright dangerous."
Cambridge University scraps in-person lectures for 2020-2021
LONDON Cambridge has become the first university in Britain to cancel all face-to-face lectures for the 2020-21 academic year because of the coronavirus pandemic, after 800 years of welcoming students to its cloisters, quadrangles and classrooms. Cambridge said late Tuesday that all lectures will be held virtually and streamed online until summer 2021. Cambridge sent students home and moved all its teaching online in March as the U.K. went into lockdown, and exams are being held remotely. California State University announced last week that it will hold a virtual fall semester and keep classrooms closed, becoming the first major U.S. college to cancel lectures for the fall. The University of Manchester said it has moved all lectures online for the fall term, but still expects students to move into its halls of residence.
2 Texas teens ensuring graduating foster kids feel loved, celebrated
That's why it's important to acknowledge the 500 foster kids across Texas who are graduating this year. This unprecedented time has made it difficult for those students to be celebrated, so during National Foster Care Month, two driven teenagers are asking for the community's help. They want families to "adopt a foster senior." "I went into foster care until I somehow through the courts ended up with my biological father's family. Beaton and Graves know as foster kids graduate high school, they are usually aging out of the foster care system which makes their future scary and uncertain.
Texas school districts raise hands for shares of $1.29 billion federal infusion
As the coronavirus pandemic continues to destabilize public education, Texas school districts are waiting to learn whether a federal stimulus package could help shore up rocky budgets. Texas expects to receive $1.29 billion from the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund, the vast majority earmarked for direct delivery to school districts based on their student poverty rates. Greg Abbott's office is expected to receive an additional $307 million for higher and public education. School districts have not yet seen revenue hits because they're still receiving state funding they were promised. One key difference is that school districts this time are asking to be reimbursed for past expenses, including personal protective equipment and technology.
6 ideas for summer fun now that camp has been canceled
The truth is that there are still plenty of ideas for salvaging summer camp most for families with budgets at every end of the spectrum. "Summer experiences are all about relationships and interactions," said Scales, who studies summer camps and works out of his home near St. Louis. Attend virtual day campWith tens of millions of Americans sheltering in place these days, virtual school and virtual work have become commonplace. In San Francisco, for instance, Rock Band Land, a popular weeklong summer day camp that focuses on music, storytelling, improv comedy and video, has virtualized the experience to offer a new product, The RBL Donkey Camp Show. This summer, the museum also is launching new one-day virtual summer camps.
WATCH: School parade, at-home activities, and blue dragons featured in KSAT Kids news brief
SAN ANTONIO Another week and another KSAT Kids news brief. In episode 4, we introduce you to Rooney who gives us a first-hand look at her school parade. This weeks episode also includes:Hemisfairs #Parkitathome program provides virtual storytime, activities and sing-alongsA closer look at a blue dragon that was found on a Texas beach. If you have a budding reporter or junior meteorologist at home they can email their video to firstname.lastname@example.org to be a part of the brief. To stay on top of the latest KSAT Kids content, sign up for our newsletter or follow the KSAT Kids pages on Facebook and Twitter.
Preschools and childcare might reopen soon. Should you send your kid?
As preschools and childcare centers move toward opening up or start to allow the children of nonessential workers, more parents will be facing down a similar question: Should I send my kid? Also, you and your child should expect daily health checks by the childcare provider, or you may be asked to do them at home. This way, if someone gets the coronavirus, the whole preschool or childcare center won't be exposed, and it will be easier to do contact tracing. Alkon also encouraged parents to ask if their childcare center has a relationship with a health provider or a childcare health consultant. According to industry experts, childcare centers have taken a huge hit during the pandemic, and their recovery is uncertain.
Fear of the future: Class of 2020 enters a world in crisis
For the Class of 2020, the future looks grim. And the benefits are so good.Mere months ago, the graduates of the Class of 2020 seemed all but assured of success. For working-class students who defied the odds to get a college education, its hard to be optimistic about the future. Historically, college graduates entering the work force during a recession have faced setbacks that can last a decade or longer. Whether the Class of 2020 will face long-term setbacks depends on the severity of the recession and the speed of economic recovery, he said.
Nearly half of a Michigan high schools valedictorians since 2014 have come from the same family
Following in her siblings' footsteps, Ameila Corne graduates from a Michigan high school this month as the valedictorian. "I'm a perfectionist, so earning all A's was something I had to do," Amelia told CNN on Sunday. They all attended Airport High School in Newport, a town southwest of Detroit. She also completed 11 advanced placement courses during her high school career and will graduate with 30 college credits. She wants to be a high school math teacher.
Students learn the importance of staying locally connected
SAN ANTONIO Students in local school districts are learning the importance of staying connected to their communities during this pandemic. Several school districts have allowed students to continue to broadcast their daily announcements through online news webcasts. Paredez said his 17 students used to turn in weekly reports, but due to social distancing, theyve had to adapt. Other school districts have also found a way to keep their schools connected. Whether its birthdays, weather, or encouraging announcements, students are learning the importance of staying connected locally.
Historically black colleges work to help students amid virus
In this Tuesday, May 5, 2020, photo, Morehouse College senior Lanarion "LTL" Norwood Jr., of Atlanta, works on his computer in a hotel room in Atlanta. Then Bennett, a small historically black womens college in North Carolina, saw Johnsons potential and offered her a full scholarship. HBCUs have the added challenge of educating a large population of low-income and first-generation students who now need more help than ever. Morehouse College President David Thomas said after the last recession enrollment at the all-men's school in Atlanta dropped from about 2,800 to 2,100. It was kind of magical when I first stepped onto the Morehouse campus, Norwood said.