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Charts indicate when students should go to school, stay home

The Kent County Health Department has created flow charts for students and staff to reference if they have symptoms that are concerning for COVID-19...

Here come the students; schools try to be ‘prepared for everything’

Area school districts have to be able to switch instruction plans if the pandemic fires up again, and be prepared for the possibility of a COVID-19 outbreak in one of their schools...

Ready or not, school year begins as leaders adopt plans to teach, protect students

With most of Kent County’s public school districts opening next week, superintendents talk about their plans to educate students while trying to keep them safe from an unpredictable virus...

How Students are Returning to School

Here’s your guide to how the 20 public school districts of Kent County are reopening this fall...

Teachers tap into existing online project-based lessons

As teachers everywhere scramble to modify instruction to engage online learners, there’s a new world of possibilities when it comes to combining existing practices with new ideas...

Parents say in-person, full time instruction is best, but are concerned about keeping families safe from virus

A recent survey of Kent County parents shows high confidence in the quality of traditional, in-person instruction but significant worry about safety in keeping families safe from COVID-19...

Our Kids, Our Future: COVID-19 and the looming crisis in public school funding

Schools had to adjust overnight to the new reality of the pandemic, and now face a funding crisis with literally billions of dollars at stake...

What will school look like in the fall? Community leaders prepare for various scenarios

Much is still to be determined about reopening for the 2020-2021 school year, and superintendents are preparing for various scenarios. Families are asked to complete a survey to provide input and share their opinions...

School officials join legislators calling for federal help with pandemic-induced state budget shortfalls

As many counties across the state see the coronavirus curve plateau or recede, fears about illness are fast becoming eclipsed by fears about budgets, and how schools will manage...

Superintendents face massive budget cuts that would dwarf those in Great Recession

Superintendents are calling for more revenue from the state and federal government as they address budget shortfalls expected to be far worse than experienced in the recession over a decade ago...

School leaders working together to plan for fall and beyond

An ad hoc committee of 13 school leaders in Kent ISD is working on contingency plans to prepare for the next school year and beyond...

Student writers, we want to hear from you

Budding journalists, poets and writers of all genres, now is the time for sharing your work on our many School News Network platforms...

Amid the virus gloom, schools shine rays of goodness

For every storm cloud there’s a rainbow on the horizon, and in the midst of coronavirus, there are plenty of bright spots to illuminate -- especially in the world of education...

Rallying to feed families

While alarming news regarding the novel coronavirus continues to unfold nationwide, Kent County teachers, administrators, food service workers and community volunteers are coming together to make sure students and families continue to have plenty of food while their schools are closed...

Food Plans for Kent ISD School Districts

The 20 school districts of Kent ISD are making free meals available to students and families during the mandatory statewide school closure...
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