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School 2.0

Post high school, she’s pursuing big dreams in the Big Apple

A year after graduating from high school during the pandemic lockdown, Mariah Barrera is wrapping up her first year at Columbia University in New York City...

In a crazy year, teachers still taught, students still learned, and fun was still had

In a school year unlike any that came before it, teachers, students and parents all found creative ways to teach and learn despite the pandemic...

Virtual preschoolers stay on track, connect through activities

Read-alouds, group songs, fine-motor skills, weekly teacher-parent-child meetings are all happening online...

Students see light at the end of the tunnel

A few area high school students share why they are getting the COVID vaccine...

‘School is about relationships’

New hire will coach football, work to increase student engagement...

Distance learning becomes a permanent choice

The district has learned a lot about online education during the COVID pandemic and wants to keep a virtual option available...

The year of learning virtually: a challenge for students and teachers alike

Local districts are making adjustments to better serve their online students, even as more return to classrooms...

Move to four days a week in person delayed by one week due to increased COVID cases

GRPS students in grades K-8 who were in person for learning just two days a week will have a choice to be in class four days a week or go to all-virtual learning starting in April...

Fighting illness with air handling

Across Kent ISD, schools are finding ways to provide more and cleaner air to students and staff...

Students, teachers and parents climb the virtual learning curve

A year after schools statewide were forced to close their doors by a rampant virus, teachers and students alike have learned a ton about how to do online learning...

Teaching in the ‘virtual world’ and jumping from Zoom to Zoom

Spending the school year teaching her 29 students remotely has been a new experience full of challenges for Wyoming Public Schools fourth-grade virtual teacher Lysa Stockwell -- but there is a lot going on that is positive...

Districts ready to spend COVID relief dollars — once state allocates them

Area school districts are waiting for federal relief funding to address the year-long impact of the COVID-19 pandemic...

Superintendent pinpoints funding needs during pandemic and beyond

Federal COVID relief funding will help, but larger needs remain in Godfrey-Lee Public Schools, Kent County’s poorest school district, says Superintendent Kevin Polston...

Distance learning hones collaboration, forges close connections

Three elementary teachers share how they have learned resilience and are reimagining how they engage their students outside the traditional classroom setting...

Districts on the hunt for 3,000 missing students

School leaders have been working to find students who didn’t show up in the fall, make sure they’re being educated and maybe even persuade them to return...

How one school reached out to missing students

Union High School principals and teachers tracked down missing students to see how they’re doing, where they’re learning and whether they’ll come back...
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