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E-Learning at Indiana schools brings an unexpected switch

May. 31, 2020 12:01 AM EDT

FREMONT, Ind. (AP) — In a short amount of time, teachers across the state had to convert their teaching style from face to face to virtual as the governor closed schools for the year due to COVID-19. For some, that transition was easy as they already used digital methods here and there. For others, it took...

Michigan colleges plan for fall instruction amid pandemic

May. 30, 2020 10:06 AM EDT

ROCHESTER HILLS, Mich. (AP) — Michigan colleges and universities are making plans for resuming instruction in the fall, but officials are still uncertain about how institutions will function due to the coronavirus pandemic. Some Michigan schools are preparing for in class meetings and lots of social...

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf meets with the media at The Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) headquarters, Friday, May 29, 2020 in Harrisburg, Pa. (Joe Hermitt/The Patriot-News via AP)

Governor to lift more pandemic restrictions in Pennsylvania

May. 29, 2020 6:22 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. Tom Wolf will lift most of his pandemic restrictions in an additional 16 counties home to nearly 3 million people, including much of the Pittsburgh area, his office said Friday as afflicted Philadelphia also began mapping its way out of the crisis. The counties are in western...

Catherine Gray, left, a sophomore at TL Hanna, Lucy Gray, a fifth grader from North Pointe Elementary and Lani Gray study with laptops in Anderson on Monday, March 16, 2020. (Ken Ruinard/The Independent-Mail via AP)

SC school details discussed as COVID-19 cases climb

May. 29, 2020 4:49 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — It looks increasingly likely many South Carolina public school students will return to real classrooms at the end of the summer. But the details on what those classrooms will look like next school year in the COVID-19 world and even how often students might be inside school buildings...

Western Kentucky University says tuition rates won't change

May. 29, 2020 2:40 AM EDT

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — Western Kentucky University doesn't plan to change tuition rates for the first time in 40 years, officials said. Regents at the school in Bowling Green voted Wednesday to keep tuition prices for the coming year the same as they were for the 2019-20 school year, the university said...

FILE -  In this March 16, 2020 file photo, Oklahoma's State Superintendent of Public Instruction Joy Hofmeister speaks during an emergency meeting of the Oklahoma State Department of Education in Oklahoma City. The Oklahoma State Department Department of Education on Thursday, May 28 approved Saturday classes in case of another surge of coronavirus cases. The board approved a plan starting in the fall in which Saturday classes will be counted toward minimum attendance requirements, which is currently prohibited by state law. Hofmeister has said she wants schools to prepare multiple calendars for the fall, in case of another outbreak. (Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman via AP, File)

Saturday classes for Oklahoma schools in case of 2nd surge

May. 28, 2020 6:54 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma State Department Department of Education on Thursday approved Saturday classes in case of another surge of coronavirus cases. The board approved a plan starting in the fall in which Saturday classes will be counted toward minimum attendance requirements, which is...

Fanny Mendez, right, mother of 14-year-old Marlene Beltran, left, and Felipe Beltrán, 5, helps her children at home to make a cube out of paper as they listen to an hour-long lesson broadcast by the Bacata Stereo radio station during the lockdown to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus in Funza, Colombia, Wednesday, May 13, 2020. The Beltrans work on dairy farms and have no internet connection at home, so the hour-long radio lesson developed by the municipal government keeps the children busy while schools are closed. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)

Amid virus lockdown, radio lessons return in Latin America

May. 28, 2020 4:22 PM EDT

FUNZA, Colombia (AP) — At a small farmhouse outside Colombia’s capital city, Marlene Beltran picks up a ruler and crayons. She turns on the radio, sits down at a creaky wooden table and helps her 5-year-old brother with a lesson on how to make paper cubes and decorate them with drawings that tell a...

Major universities in Utah announce in-person fall terms

May. 27, 2020 7:44 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Three major universities in Utah have announced that students will return to campus this fall for in-person classes with preventive measures implemented to curtail the spread of the coronavirus. The announcements from the University of Utah, Utah State University and Southern Utah...

Michigan State: Fall term to mix in-person, online classes

May. 27, 2020 5:33 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The fall term at Michigan State University “will look different from any previous semester” when it starts Sept. 2 with a mix of in-person and online classes, the president of the state's largest school said Wednesday. President Samuel Stanley Jr. posted a letter on MSU's...

Editorial Roundup: New York

May. 27, 2020 4:30 PM EDT

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from New York’s newspapers: Republicans Tried to Suppress the Vote in Florida. And Failed. The New York Times May 26 Who gets to cast a ballot in Florida, the nation’s largest swing state, could well determine who will be the next leader of the...