1. Back to school: How provinces are planning for start of school year during pandemic  CBC.ca
  2. 'No doubt' high school scheduling will need to be reimagined this fall: B.C. education minister  CTV News Vancouver
  3. Teachers fearing in-person schooling make wills, retire or plan strikes  The Guardian
  4. Back-to-school: COVID-19 rules across Canada  CBC.ca
  5. Coronavirus: Remote learning turns kids into zombies because we're doing it all wrong  USA TODAY
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Plans are being made across the country for how to safely send students back to school in the fall as the COVID-19 pandemic continues.Plans are being made across the country for how to safely send students back to school in the fall as the COVID-19 pandemic continues.

With B.C. students returning to in-class learning full time this fall, the province's education minister says many high schools might have to adjust how they make up their schedules.With B.C. students returning to in-class learning full time this fall, the province's education minister says many high schools might have to adjust how they make up their schedules.

'No doubt' high school scheduling will need to be reimagined this fall: B.C. education minister | CTV News

Teachers fearing in-person schooling make wills, retire or plan strikes | US education | The GuardianEducators, worried about the potentially deadly risks they are being forced to take, say proper protections have not been implemented

Teachers fearing in-person schooling make wills, retire or plan strikes | US education | The Guardian

Kids miss their friends. They're stuck at home. They're sleeping erratically. Not to mention the trauma of COVID-19 and economic collapse around them.Kids miss their friends. They're stuck at home. They're sleeping erratically. Not to mention the trauma of COVID-19 and economic collapse around them.

COVID online school impacts kids' mental health. What can teachers do?

Two local school boards say they are pleased with the provincial government’s plan to reopen schools but the Ontario Secondary Schools Teachers Federation says it does not do enough to protect students and staff in high schoolsRead the full story and comment on Tbnewswatch.com

School reopening plan praised by boards, slammed by teachers union - TBNewsWatch.com

Province of Manitoba

Province of Manitoba | News Releases

Mandatory masks for students in Grades 4 to 12 and all staffMandatory masks for students in Grades 4 to 12 and all staff

Timmins students returning to in-person classes | Timmins Daily Press

Creating safe environment for return to school ‘No. 1 job over the next few weeks,’ says superintendentCreating safe environment for return to school ‘No. 1 job over the next few weeks,’ says superintendent

School District 48 gets to work on cohort learning model - Pique Newsmagazine

'It's a shock and disappointment. The disappointment actually comes from the additional info that seems to be smoke and mirrors,' says union official'It's a shock and disappointment. The disappointment actually comes from the additional info that seems to be smoke and mirrors,' says union official

School reopening plan leads to mixed emotions from parents, teachers - OrilliaMatters.com

Alternative solutions to parents’ dilemma just require more time, money, and imagination.Alternative solutions to parents’ dilemma just require more time, money, and imagination.

How to Help Parents Without Fully Reopening Schools - The Atlantic

Concerns over how to make schools safe amid the coronavirus remain. But for many low-income students of color, old buildings in need of repair already presented a heath risk.Concerns over how to make schools safe amid the coronavirus remain. But for many low-income students of color, old buildings in need of repair already presented a heath risk.

Poor, minority students at dilapidated schools face added risks amid talk of reopening classrooms

Poor, minority students at dilapidated schools face added risks amid talk of reopening classrooms

The New Westminster Teachers’ Union has more questions than answers right now about B.C.’s back-to-school plan announced this week. Teachers are poised to head back to school for another full . . .The New Westminster Teachers’ Union has more questions than answers right now about B.C.’s back-to-school plan announced this week. Teachers are poised to head back to school for another full . . .

New West teachers' union raises questions about the return to school | New West Record

One-in-five parents indicate their children will e-learnOne-in-five parents indicate their children will e-learn

Near North board anticipates fewer kids at schools | North Bay Nugget

The British Columbia Teachers' Federation is pushing back against the province’s plans to reopen schools in the fall following the government’s announcement of a full-time return to school by Sept. 8.The British Columbia Teachers' Federation is pushing back against the province’s plans to reopen schools in the fall following the government’s announcement of a full-time return to school by Sept. 8.

BCTF president had expected partial reopening, calls for more time - BC News - Castanet.net

The Ontario government has announced its plans for reopening schools in the fall while keeping staff and students safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.The Ontario government has announced its plans for reopening schools in the fall while keeping staff and students safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.

What will back to school look like in Muskoka this September? | MuskokaRegion.com

Teachers who are immunocompromised may be able to opt out under policies that provide accommodations for medical reasons

B.C. teachers nervous about return to classroom in September | Vancouver Sun

B.C. teachers nervous about return to classroom in September

B.C. teachers nervous about return to classroom in September | Vancouver Sun

BC teachers, parents raise concern about back-to-school plans | Oliver Chronicle

With increasing competitiveness and highly volatile global dynamics, there is a need to develop mechanisms that focus on developing the social, emotional and ethical (SEE) aspects among children.With increasing competitiveness and highly volatile global dynamics, there is a need to develop mechanisms that focus on developing the social, emotional and ethical (SEE) aspects among children.

With schools shut and online classes becoming the new normal, we take a look at how the pandemic has changed the way we educate our children.With schools shut and online classes becoming the new normal, we take a look at how the pandemic has changed the way we educate our children.

Six ways the pandemic has changed education

One of the most difficult issues of the pandemic is when and how schools should reopen. Among the ironies of the situation is that parents who are sick of distance learning are now willing to bear it as long as necessary to keep their children safe. Second, Betsy DeVos—an evangelist for distance learning who praised it at her confirmation hearings in 2017—is now demanding a return to brick-and-mortar schools. Third, the Trump administration, which scorned public schools, now sees them as essential for the lives of children, as well as the economy. And the situation is made even more challenging because the Trump administration has politicized decision-making and even the CDC itself.

How Trump Politicized Schools Reopening, Regardless of Safety | by Diane Ravitch | The New York Review of Books

BROOKINGS – The Brookings School Board unanimously approved a plan Thursday to start the school year Aug. 31 with face-to-face instruction five days a week for all grade levels. Face masks will be mandatory for students, staff and visitors, with physical distancing and hand washing/sanitizing efforts in place.

Brookings Register | BSD to start year with face-to-face learning

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020-2021 school year is bound to look different than years' past. Here, experts share tips to set your child up for success when going back to school during COVID-19. Experts weigh in and provide tips to set your child up for success in the 2020-2021 school year.

How to Go "Back to School" During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Here's What District 61 Is Planning For New Year - Darien, IL - Darien-based school district decides how to proceed for fall.Darien-based school district decides how to proceed for fall.

Here's What District 61 Is Planning For New Year | Darien, IL Patch

Heres What District 61 Is Planning For New Year - Darien, IL - Darien-based school district decides how to proceed for fall. Heres What District 61 Is Planning For New Year - Darien, IL - Darien-based school district decides how to proceed for fall.

Heres What District 61 Is Planning For New Year | Darien, IL Patch

Prince William County Public Schools students will be learning from home during the first nine-weeks of the school year online, with exceptions for certain students with additional needs.Prince William County Public Schools students will be learning from home during the first nine-weeks of the school year online, with exceptions for certain students with additional needs.

Prince William students to follow set schedules for online classes

While many are rightly concerned about keeping children safe from COVID-19, some warn there could be a cost to keeping students away from the classrooms.School are anchors for academics but also social connections, nutrition and critical student supports

What do students lose when they don’t go back to classrooms? - Deseret News

Joao Pedro Azevedo, Amer Hasan, Koen Geven, Diana Goldemberg, and Syedah Aroob Iqbal estimate learning losses from COVID-19.Joao Pedro Azevedo, Amer Hasan, Koen Geven, Diana Goldemberg, and Syedah Aroob Iqbal estimate learning losses from COVID-19.

Learning losses due to COVID-19 could add up to $10 trillion

  

Berkeley Heights School Superintendent Speaks About Reopening Schools | TAPinto

School District 2 will be back in class Aug. 24, and while administrators continue to prepare for the upcoming school year, a draft plan has been issued to teachers, studentsSchool District 2 will be back in class Aug. 24, and while administrators continue to prepare for the upcoming school year, a draft plan has been issued to teachers, students

Billings schools reopening plan taking shape as parents asked to choose remote or classroom learning | Local News | billingsgazette.com

With all Bay Area counties now on California’s coronavirus watch list, the region’s school districts are reporting they will be required to start the school year with distance learning. Here is a list of local districts’ fall plans as of late July. <p>With all Bay Area counties now on California’s coronavirus watch list, the region’s school districts are reporting they will be required to start the school year with distance learning. Here is a list of local districts’ fall plans as of late July.</p>

See list of Bay Area schools’ reopening plans as students start with distance learning - SFChronicle.com

Students are back in the classroom in Jefferson, Georgia. Jefferson City Schools had its first day of school on Friday.Students are back in the classroom in Jefferson, Georgia. Jefferson City Schools had its first day of school on Friday.

School bus drivers in Pennsylvania and New York spoke with the WSWS about the conditions they face amid the escalating campaign to reopen schools.School bus drivers in Pennsylvania and New York spoke with the WSWS about the conditions they face amid the escalating campaign to reopen schools.

The school transportation crisis in the age of coronavirus - World Socialist Web Site

QUINCY - On Friday, the Quincy School District announced its plan to conduct 100% online learning this fall. Students will be required to participate in remote learning at home MondayQUINCY - On Friday, the Quincy School District announced its plan to conduct 100% online learning this fall. Students will be required to participate in remote learning at home Monday

Quincy students to stay online in September | Columbia Basin | ifiberone.com

Local and education news for metro Atlanta from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Schools in bucolic North Georgia town opened Friday, masks optional

Greenville was one of three districts with plans conditionally approved Thursday.Greenville was one of three districts with plans conditionally approved Thursday.

Greenville County Schools must offer in-person by Sept. 14, state says

The Pearl River County School District’s Board of Trustees held a special called meeting Wednesday evening to discuss delaying the start of the school year for students. Originally students were going to start classes Aug. 6, but because of new precautions and hurdles teachers are having to deal with regarding their classrooms, it was recommended […]

PRC school board delays start of school for students - Picayune Item | Picayune Item

Gov. Tim Walz's "Safe Learning Plan" also outlines a need for schools to maintain strict cleaning procedures, make accommodations for physical distancing and enforce near-universal mask wearing.Gov. Tim Walz's "Safe Learning Plan" also outlines a need for schools to maintain strict cleaning procedures, make accommodations for physical distancing and enforce near-universal mask wearing.

Minn. plan to reopen schools needs officials to pivot quickly - StarTribune.com

The ever-continuing coronavirus pandemic is causing concern for parents, educators, and students who are wondering what the safest ways are to move forward in the upcoming academic school year. KSAT wants to hear what you think.The ever-continuing coronavirus pandemic is causing concern for parents, educators, and students who are wondering what the safest ways are to move forward in the upcoming academic school year. KSAT wants to hear what you think.

Classroom Confessionals: ‘How will the schools keep teachers safe?'

Rolla 31 School District’s Board of Education approved a district plan for the reopening of fall classes. The district is providing in-person courses for students as well as the option for students to enroll in online courses.

Rolla Board of Education approves ‘Return to Learn’ district plan - News - The Rolla Daily News - Rolla, MO - Rolla, MO

The modified start follows a strong union-led push to provide more time for more teacher training and preparation.The modified start follows a strong union-led push to provide more time for more teacher training and preparation.

Hawaii Board of Education Approves Delay To New School Year