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Lakewood’s Plan For Full Return To School Draws Objections

LAKEWOOD, NJ — While many school districts across New Jersey have planned to start the 2020-21 school year with hybrid or remote learning, the Lakewood School District has been moving full speed ahead on a plan for fully in-person learning, five days a week.

That plan, which received approval from the executive Ocean County superintendent of schools, is receiving significant pushback from the staff, who say the plan is not safe.

Two staff members have resigned, according to the Lakewood Education Association, the union that represents the districts teachers and aides. It also held a car caravan Wednesday evening to

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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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Teachers told to be alert to signs of abuse when pupils return after lockdown

School pupils conducting a science experiment
School pupils conducting a science experiment
Coronavirus Article Bar with counter
Coronavirus Article Bar with counter

Teachers should be extra vigilant for signs of neglect and abuse when schools reopen, the UK’s leading children’s charity has said, as ministers draw up plans for a post-coronavirus child recovery strategy. The NSPCC has urged the Government to give school staff a crash course over the summer holidays in how to handle disclosures from pupils and how to spot red flags.

The advice comes amid concerns that when children return to the classroom, teachers may be the first front-line professionals they have seen in up to six months.

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How to support children with special educational needs as they return to school

Children and parents have struggled to adjust to homeschooling. Now, some have to cope with returning to schools which will seem very different to those they left at the beginning of lockdown. One group of children, though, are facing challenges beyond those experienced by the majority.

Children with special educational needs (SEN) make up around 15% of all pupils in mainstream education. Developmental dyslexia is the most common condition in this group, estimated to affect between 10%-16% of the UK population. Autism is much rarer, affecting about 1.1%.

Our research suggests that children with these conditions might find it especially

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Drive-In Movies Return To Ridgefield

RIDGEFIELD, CT — While the crippling effect the coronavirus will have on the economy has yet to be fully measured, the glass-half-full crowd has already begun to tally the business sectors which stand to benefit from the pandemic. Videoconferencing, remote education, virtual reality, telemedicine (or tele-anything, really) are all among the cutting-edge businesses having cash hurled at them by investors who couldn’t even spell “Zoom” three months ago.

Basking in a retro-neon glow amidst all the new shiny movers taking our money to keep us apart, and enjoying renewed popularity across the country, are drive-in movie theaters. And Billy

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