Latest Distance learning News

Temple settles federal claims of falsified data submissions

Dec. 4, 2020 5:24 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Temple University will pay the U.S. Department of Education $700,000 to settle claims regarding years of falsified data submitted to U.S. News & World Report. The department announced the settlement Friday, noting that Temple did not admit any wrongdoing or liability. The matter...

In this photo provided by the Michigan Office of the Governor, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer addresses the state during a speech in Lansing, Mich., Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020. The governor said her administration may extend portions of a three-week partial shutdown of schools and businesses next week because of the

Whitmer may extend partial shutdown of schools, businesses

Dec. 3, 2020 6:53 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said Thursday that her administration may extend portions of a three-week partial shutdown of schools and businesses next week because of the “sheer volume” of coronavirus cases in Michigan. The Democratic governor said no decision had been made,...

Delaware governor issuing universal mask mandate

Dec. 3, 2020 6:32 PM EST

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Amid rising cases of COVID-19, Delaware’s governor is issuing a stay-at-home advisory and implementing a universal mask mandate requiring people to wear cloth face coverings even in their own homes if someone outside the immediate household is present. Democratic Gov. John Carney...

Paraprofessional Jessica Wein helps Josh Nazzaro stay focussed while attending class virtually from his home in Wharton, N.J., Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020. Without any in-school special education services for months, Nazzaro’s normally sweet demeanor has sometimes given way to aggressive meltdowns that had been under control before the pandemic. The teenager, who has autism and is nonverbal, often wanted no part of his online group speech therapy sessions, and when he did participate, he needed constant hands-on guidance from aides hired by his family. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

School closings threaten gains of students with disabilities

Dec. 3, 2020 9:58 AM EST

Without any in-school special education services for months, 14-year-old Joshua Nazzaro’s normally sweet demeanor has sometimes given way to aggressive meltdowns that had been under control before the pandemic. The teenager, who has autism and is nonverbal, often wanted no part of his online group speech...

California boy, 11, fatally shoots self during online class

Dec. 2, 2020 11:43 PM EST

WOODBRIDGE, Calif. (AP) — An 11-year-old California boy died Wednesday after shooting himself during a Zoom distance-learning class while his microphone and camera were off, authorities said. The boy was found with a head wound at a home in Woodbridge, in Northern California's Central Valley, shortly after...

Students sue Georgia's university system over tuition, fees

Dec. 2, 2020 10:09 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Students who took online classes at the University of Georgia and the Georgia Institute of Technology due to the pandemic are now seeking a return of some tuition and fees. The students filed two class-action lawsuits this week, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported. They say they...

Nevada Gov. Sisolak back in office after COVID-19 isolation

Dec. 1, 2020 2:29 PM EST

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak said Tuesday he has returned to his office following completion of the self-isolation he began after he was diagnosed with COVID-19 in mid-November. “My team and I are continuing to work on behalf of all Nevadans during the ongoing pandemic,"...

Sidewalk School founder Felicia Rangel-Samponaro, right, works with teacher Gabriela Fajardo, a 26-year-old Honduran seeking asylum in the United States, left, and assistant Victor Cavazos on Friday, Nov. 20, 2020, in Matamoros, Mexico. Like countless schools, the Sidewalk School went to virtual learning amid the coronavirus pandemic, but instead of being hampered by the change, it has blossomed. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Pop-up school for US asylum seekers thrives despite pandemic

Dec. 1, 2020 1:49 PM EST

MATAMOROS, Mexico (AP) — It started out simply: A pop-up school on a sidewalk to teach reading, writing, math and art to Central American children living in a camp of asylum seekers stuck at America's doorstep. Like countless schools, the sidewalk school, as it became known, had to go to virtual learning...

People wearing face masks to help curb the spread of the coronavirus ride mopeds in Hanoi, Vietnam on Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020. Vietnamese health official said on Thursday the COVID-19 outbreak would peak in the coming ten days as the country reported another death and a score of new infections. (AP Photo/Hau Dinh)

The Latest: Vietnam has 1st local transmission in 89 days

Nov. 30, 2020 11:52 PM EST

HANOI, Vietnam -- Vietnamese authorities are conducting intensive contact tracing after the country’s first confirmed local transmission of the coronavirus in 89 days. State media said Tuesday that a 32-year-old man in Ho Chi Minh City tested positive for the coronavirus on Monday after visiting a flight...

State Superintendent Carey Wright, follows virus protocol and remains masked while speaking to lawmakers following a legislative hearing on distance learning and broadband for schools Wednesday, May 13, 2020, at the Capitol in Jackson, Miss. The impact of COVID-19 forced school closure statewide and use of the existing broadband system for learning proved to be taxing, especially in rural communities. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Mississippi schools receive computers for distance learning

Nov. 30, 2020 5:22 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi schools are closer to overcoming the digital divide that quickly became evident at the outset of the coronavirus pandemic, state Superintendent of Education Carey Wright said Monday. The state Department of Education has delivered about 325,000 laptop computers or tablets...