Latest Distance learning News

Remote Hawaiian immersion option 2 months into school year

Oct. 21, 2021 14:52 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii education officials have launched a distance learning program for Hawaiian language immersion students -- two months in the school year. The Hawaiian Immersion Distance Learning Program started this week with 49 students and officials plan to...

San Francisco to vote on scandal-plagued school board

Oct. 18, 2021 18:16 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco parents and other residents frustrated by the city’s scandal-plagued Board of Education will get a chance to recall three of its members. City officials announced Monday that a special municipal election will be held Feb. 15 after an...

Survey: pandemic took a toll on kids’ learning and grades

Oct. 16, 2021 08:01 AM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Last spring, after teaching their kids at home for most of the 2020-21 school year, Rob and Melissa Seger sent their eldest daughter back to school in March. By then, Rob Seger, who is a cancer survivor and has epilepsy, was fully immunized....

Liberty University extends NASCAR sponsorship through 2026

Oct. 15, 2021 14:13 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Liberty University has reached a five-year extension with Hendrick Motorsports to continue as a primary sponsor for William Byron. Byron is a junior pursuing a degree in strategic communication through Liberty's online program. He has been...

Florida submits plan for final $2.3 billion in school relief

Oct. 07, 2021 16:40 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida submitted its plan to draw down its remaining $2.3 billion in federal school relief money late Wednesday, proposing to boost reading and math programs and help students who want to learn a trade. The plan also acknowledges the challenges of the pandemic,...

Oklahoma student test scores down at end of pandemic year

Oct. 01, 2021 11:28 AM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma school students scored lower on standardized tests in 2021 following a year of disruptions due to the coronavirus pandemic, according to the Oklahoma State Department of Education. The department reported 22.1% scored proficient in math,...

UW official: Cooped up year helps spark big freshman numbers

Sep. 29, 2021 10:56 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — University of Wisconsin-Madison's record freshman enrollment this fall is due in part to pent-up demand among high school graduates who spent much of last year taking classes online, a school official said Tuesday. Nearly 8,500 new freshman enrolled...

Thousands of Louisiana students out of school after Ida

Sep. 28, 2021 17:12 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — About 70,000 students across southeast Louisiana remain out of school because of Hurricane Ida's destruction to classroom buildings a month ago, state Superintendent of Education Cade Brumley told lawmakers Tuesday. That's nearly 1 in 10 of...

COVID-19 creates dire US shortage of teachers, school staff

Sep. 22, 2021 21:08 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — One desperate California school district is sending flyers home in students' lunchboxes, telling parents it's “now hiring." Elsewhere, principals are filling in as crossing guards, teachers are being offered signing bonuses and schools are moving back to online...

Massachusetts community colleges to require vaccinations

Sep. 21, 2021 17:46 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Students, faculty and staff at all 15 Massachusetts state community colleges will be required to be fully vaccinated against the coronavirus by January, the schools' presidents said. “While a significant number of students, faculty, and staff are already...