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U.S. school closures dramatically shrinking public education, Reuters finds

By M.B. Pell, Kristina Cooke and Benjamin Lesser

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Jennifer Panditaratne’s third-grade daughter had been seeing a reading specialist once a week before her Florida school closed abruptly in March due to the novel coronavirus.

Since then, her child has had no contact with the specialist. Panditaratne is left to download her daughter’s special education material and sit with her as she does her school work—in between her own calls as a maritime lawyer in South Florida.

“Is it the same material? Sure,” she said. “But is it being administered by a professional who knows what they

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Is it safe to send my child back to primary school, and when will secondary schools reopen?

Parents want to know when they can send children back to school. Continued school closures will have a detrimental impact on pupil progress, Gavin Williamson, the Education Secretary, acknowledged earlier in the lockdown. 

Boris Johnson delivered an announcement on Sunday May 10 about phase two of the shutdown, indicating that the return to school would be gradual, rather than a wholesale lifting of the lockdown.

One week later, the Education Secretary defended the decision, saying that school is the safest place for children from difficult or unhappy homes, as he urged teachers to return to the classroom. Teachers’ unions, backed … Read more

Emily Brady Of Yorktown High School

YORKTOWN, NY — Many senior students in the Hudson Valley were expecting to celebrate their final year with prom, graduation, and other milestone events. However, the new coronavirus crisis has meant that dreams and long-awaited celebrations have been put on hold.

Patch would like to shine a light on these amazing young people and their accomplishments; a new series “Celebrate Your Senior,” inviting proud parents and others to spotlight the young people whose accomplishments can’t be derailed by the pandemic.

Margaret and Jim Brady nominated Emily Brady, a senior at Yorktown High School.

Here’s what the proud parents had to

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Headrick sextuplets from Kansas graduate high school

The town of Norwich, Kansas — population 450 — is about to get even smaller.

Earlier this month, the Headrick sextuplets, whose birth made national headlines in 2002, graduated from Norwich High School, and come fall, the siblings will be heading off in different directions.

It’s understandable that their parents, Sondra and Eldon Headrick, are experiencing a range of emotions.

The Headrick sextuplets at six-months old.Travis Heying of the Wichita Eagle
The Headrick sextuplets posed for cap and gowns photos. Left to right are: Ethan, Grant, Sean, Danielle, Melissa and Jaycie.Travis Heying of the Wichita Eagle

“I can’t

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