OC Schools May Reopen Without Masks,Social Distancing This Fall

ORANGE COUNTY, CA — Orange County’s Board of Education faces the 2020/21 school year armed with a shipment of protective gear from the state, and a white paper guideline to get children back onto campus for the fall semester.

A meeting scheduled for 6 p.m. Monday will discuss the recommendation and allow for comments for and against the motion. Parents and educators can have their say on the matter during Mondays’ board meeting by filling out a form securing their spot at the virtual microphone.

In June, Orange County’s board of education announced a reopening guidance plan for all districts

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Whoopi Shouts Down Another Meghan McCain and Joy Behar Fight: ‘I Swear to GOD!’

Returning from a one-week summer break, The View quickly devolved into yet another shoutfest between frequent sparring partners Meghan McCain and Joy Behar, prompting lead host Whoopi Goldberg to scold the pair and threaten them with a quick commercial break.

The ABC talk show kicked off Monday’s broadcast by discussing Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’ disastrous Sunday talk-show appearances, something the panel appeared to be in agreement over.

“So Meghan, we’re not seeming to get any real guidance from the education secretary. So what do you think a good idea for a plan could be?” Goldberg noted after highlighting DeVos’ inability

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Dismissing ‘Flexible’ CDC Guidelines, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos Doubles Down on Pushing Schools to Reopen

On Sunday, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos reiterated the Trump Administration’s risky push for schools to fully re-open in the fall. This despite CDC guidelines warning that children meeting in groups could greatly increase the spread of the coronavirus.

“Kids need to be back in school and that school leaders across the country need to be making plans to do just that,” DeVos said Sunday on CNN’s State of The Union. “There’s going to be the exception to the rule, but the rule should be that kids go back to school this fall. And where there are little flare ups

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Education Secretary Betsy Devos says it should be ‘the rule’ to return students to classrooms in the fall

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos listens during a White House Coronavirus Task Force press briefing at the US Department of Education July 8, 2020 in Washington, DC.
Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos listens during a White House Coronavirus Task Force press briefing at the US Department of Education July 8, 2020 in Washington, DC.

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  • Education Secretary Betsy Devos on Sunday doubled down on the Trump administration’s position on opening schools in the fall amid the US’ ongoing record spike in cases of the novel coronavirus.

  • “There is going to be the exception to the rule,” Devos said. “But the rule should be that kids go back to school this fall.”

  • While children are at low risk of serious illness and death from COVID-19, the

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Education Secretary wants U.S. schools open, offers no safety plan

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Education Secretary Betsy DeVos kept up the administration’s push to reopen U.S. schools in the fall on Sunday, but failed to embrace any blueprint – including federal health guidelines – for how that could be done safely.

“We know that children get the virus at a far lower rate than any other part of the population. There is nothing in the data that would suggest that kids being back in school is dangerous to them,” DeVos told CNN’s “State of the Union.”

She did not offer any details on how her department would advise or help school

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