Tag: distance

Florida Education Commissioner extends distance learning into spring

There are still questions about whether or not districts will get funding for students who chose remote learning.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla — Florida’s Education Commissioner announced Wednesday students can continue to learn remotely next semester, decision districts and the Florida Education Association pushed.

“There’s the flexibility and stability for the districts, our communities are safe, the entire education community from student to parent to teacher, and we get the best possible learning choice to parents,” Commissioner Richard Corcoran said. 

“I’m glad he’s looking at doing a new order to continue the flexibility that our districts need to serve all of our

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Sacramento City Unified locks in distance learning plan. Union says teachers won’t follow it

The Sacramento City Unified School District adopted a distance learning plan Saturday after starting the school year two days before without one. The teachers union says its teachers will not follow the plan.

The two groups have been working for weeks to determine how much time teachers will spend in direct instruction via video conference calls and how much time students will be asked to learn asynchronously, or independently.

» EDITORIAL: Sacramento kids returned to school with no deal. What we can do to fix this now.

The district decided to move forward without an agreement with the union. The

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Bay Club, KinderCare Partner To Offer Distance Learning, Fitness

MANHATTAN BEACH, CA — With distance learning the new reality for most parents of school-aged children, two companies are partnering to offer families support via a “premier” distance learning program that includes fitness and wellness programs.

The nation’s largest private provider of early childhood and school-age education and care, KinderCare, and The Bay Club Company are launching their new program combining KinderCare Education’s nationally accredited Champions school-age education programs and “gold-standard” curriculum with fitness and wellness programs. The local program will be held at The Bay Club in El Segundo, a convenient location for many Manhattan Beach residents.

The new

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Over 1,000 sign petition demanding Woodland educators have distance teaching option

Over 1,000 people have signed a letter demanding that educators in the Woodland area be given the choice to work from home and facilitate distance learning with students.

Gov. Gavin Newsom announced in July that schools in counties on the COVID-19 watchlist, including Yolo County, would begin the year with distance learning. But, according to the Woodland Education Association, the Woodland Joint Unified School District is requiring staff members to work in-person at district worksites.

“The Woodland School Board cannot ignore the voices of the teachers and the community at large,” said Jen Drewek Shilen, president of the Woodland Education

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