Latest Distance learning News

Sumter School District: Virtual learning through Feb. 1

Jan. 16, 2021 1:01 PM EST

SUMTER, S.C. (AP) — Students in one South Carolina county will continue virtual instruction through Feb. 1. The Sumter School District said Friday that increasing numbers of COVID-19 cases prompted the decision, WIS-TV reported. “While no decision is easy, this is one that was not taken lightly and...

Oklahoma City schools to resume some in-person classes

Jan. 16, 2021 12:23 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma City school district is set to resume some in-person classes for the district’s youngest students and those in alternative education, Superintendent Sean McDaniel said Saturday. Pre-kindergarten through 4th grade students and those in alternative education will...

Wisconsin quadruplets begin college from childhood home

Jan. 16, 2021 1:01 AM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The procrastination caught up to Ken Forbeck in late November. The UW-Madison freshman had fallen a few weeks behind on note-taking in his Environmental Studies class and, in what is a familiar routine to many college students, Forbeck powered through a cram session to catch up. What...

Ducey plans big tax cuts, make-up summer school classes

Jan. 15, 2021 6:27 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey is proposing the largest tax cut in his seven years for the coming budget year while using savings from a pandemic-induced drop in school enrollment to pay for summertime make-up classes for K-12 students who have fallen behind because of virtual learning. The $12.6...

Clark County School District OKs limited in-person learning

Jan. 15, 2021 5:07 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A school district board in Nevada has voted unanimously Thursday to approve voluntary, small-group learning, taking a step toward reopening school buildings. The Clark County School Board did not provide a timeline for implementation, including when principals might be expected to submit...

Crews remove a large ponderosa pine that fell on a vehicle, killing a woman during a  windstorm Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021 in Spokane, Wash. (Colin Mulvany/The Spokesman-Review via AP)

Northwest storm kills 1, causes landslide and power outages

Jan. 13, 2021 6:10 PM EST

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A powerful wind storm rolled through the Pacific Northwest, killing one person and leaving a trail of damage -- including a highway shut down after a landslide and a tractor-trailer that was nearly blown off a bridge. More than 500,000 people lost power. The death happened in Spokane,...

Teachers in Delaware call for return to virtual learning

Jan. 13, 2021 9:17 AM EST

NEWARK, Del. (AP) — Teachers in Delaware held a drive-in demonstration to urge their school district to return to virtual learning as coronavirus cases continue to climb in the state. The nearly 50 cars gathered at the parking lot of Newark’s Gauger-Cobbs Middle School on Tuesday night honked their...

Fatima Ali prepares cheese-plate takeaway at her home kitchen in Baghdad, Iraq, Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020. After Iraq imposed a coronavirus lockdown in March, Fatima is among a growing numbers of Iraqi women who are finding some good under the movement restrictions imposed because of the coronavirus pandemic: They're starting their own businesses from home. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)

Pandemic restrictions a business boon for some Iraqi women

Jan. 12, 2021 1:28 AM EST

BAGHDAD (AP) — Fatima Ali was in her final year studying to become a medical analysis specialist when Iraq imposed a full lockdown in March. Forced by a raging pandemic to stay home, she spent her days on social media, looking for something to do with her time. Then an idea came to her: Six years ago,...

Preschool students eat lunch at Dawes Elementary in Chicago, Monday, Jan. 11, 2021. Chicago Public Schools students began their return to the classroom Monday as school doors opened to thousands of pre-kindergarten and some special education students after going remote last March due to the coronavirus pandemic. (Ashlee Rezin Garcia/Chicago Sun-Times via AP, Pool)

Young Chicago students begin return to classroom learning

Jan. 11, 2021 8:11 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Public Schools students began their return to the classroom Monday as school doors opened to thousands of pre-kindergarten and some special education students. The nation’s third-largest district, with about 355,000 students, plans a gradual return to in-person instruction...

In a darkened and nearly empty Arizona House of Representatives, Republican Gov. Doug Ducey delivers a remote state of the state address during the opening of the Arizona Legislature at the state Capitol Monday, Jan. 11, 2021, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, Pool)

Ducey says schools that lost enrollment should lose cash

Jan. 11, 2021 7:44 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Schools that have lost students during the pandemic would see their funding cut under a proposal Gov. Doug Ducey outlined Monday in his annual state-of-the-state address, a speech that hardened his longstanding resistance to school and business closures. The Republican governor warned...