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School Closures Debated As PA Coronavirus Cases Surge

PENNSYLVANIA — Some experts and education officials are advocating for schools to go virtual, particularly around the Thanksgiving holiday, as coronavirus cases rise to alarming levels in Pennsylvania and the nation.

Experts at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia PolicyLab this week said they are recommending that “in areas with rapidly accelerating transmission rates (such as the Philadelphia region) schools, or families voluntarily, revert students to online learning beginning Nov. 16 until 7-10 days after Thanksgiving.”

The PolicyLab said the move to virtual learning should be prioritized for students in middle and high school.

“While we have seen increasing infection rates

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Education advocates call for statewide school safety plan as COVID-19 cases surge

The Arizona Education Association is once again calling on Arizona Governor Doug Ducey to implement a statewide school safety plan, as the state sees another surge in COVID-19 cases.

“We need to have a leader bring out together, and that’s the one thing we have not had,” said Arizona Education Association President Joe Thomas.

Thomas is frustrated with Gov. Ducey’s handling

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Local Education Unions Claim Higher Numbers Of Coronavirus Cases In W.Va. Schools

A coalition of education union members from across the state claim that COVID-19 cases in West Virginia public schools are higher than what is being reported by the state Department of Education.

Members of the West Virginia United Caucus, which includes the state chapter of the American Federation of Teachers, the West Virginia Education Association, and the West Virginia School Service Personnel Association, held a press conference Tuesday night over Zoom and Facebook Live to release numbers from their Covid Tracking.

The group claims that since schools opened Sept. 8, there have been at least 149 cases of the coronavirus

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This week, Zoom outages disrupted remote learning and COVID-19 cases among children soared in Florida

The Florida Education Association scored a big victory on Aug. 24, 2020 when a judge declared a state order to open schools during the coronavirus pandemic unconstitutional. (Photo: Getty Images)
The Florida Education Association scored a big victory on Aug. 24, 2020 when a judge declared a state order to open schools during the coronavirus pandemic unconstitutional. (Photo: Getty Images)

Students are headed back to class amid the coronavirus pandemic, and to keep you posted on what’s unfolding throughout U.S. schools — K-12 as well as colleges — Yahoo Life is running a weekly wrap-up featuring news bites, interviews and updates on the ever-unfolding situation.

Florida teachers achieved a legal victory while child COVID-19 cases soared in the state.

The Florida Education Association celebrated this week when a Tallahassee judge

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Remote Learning to Gain From Spike in Coronavirus Cases: 4 Picks

Businesses and schools have finally started reopening in the United States but not everyone is inclined toward physically attending them given the surge in new coronavirus cases. After registering a record 50,000+ coronavirus cases on Thursday, the United States recorded another around 40,000 new cases on Sunday.

This definitely is reason enough for people to once again stay indoors. Although most Americans expect all schools to reopen in the fall, there are chances that teachers and students may not be there. This made schools shift to online education to help students complete their semester this year and with growing fears

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