Education

Coronavirus: Okanagan schools spend federal aid on cleaning over air quality improvements

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Okanagan schools spent just a fraction of COVID-19 federal aid money on improving building ventilation. Instead, opting for enhanced cleaning measures and extra staffing. The Ministry of Education provided a spreadsheet to Global News showing how each B.C. school district spent its first allotment of federal funding from September …

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When should kids return to in-person learning? Western University researcher, colleagues finding answers

When should kids return to in-person learning? Western University researcher, colleagues finding answers

As students continue with online learning due to the coronavirus pandemic, researchers continue to grapple with two crucial questions: when and how should children go back to in-person learning? A Western University professor, alongside colleagues from across the globe, are attempting to find answers. Dr. Charles Weijer told 980 …

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Coronavirus: Back-to-school Monday for some Ontario students

The Carroll family, December 2020.  Submitted by Ryan Carroll

As COVID-19 caseloads in parts of the province ease, many students in Ontario are preparing to go back to school again on Monday. Schools in seven public health units in southern Ontario will reopen to in-person learning on Jan. 25, while the rest will continue learning from home. The …

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Waterloo schools to remain shuttered until at least Feb. 10, boards say – Kitchener

Waterloo schools to remain shuttered until at least Feb. 10, boards say - Kitchener

As Ontario continues under a stay-at-home order to curb surging coronavirus cases, local students who have been learning remotely will stay the course for several weeks yet. After learning that schools would remain closed from the province on Wednesday, parents of students in Waterloo Region were told by local …

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N.B. school administrators not surprised by surge in student absentee rate – New Brunswick

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Anglophone education administrators in New Brunswick say a jump in student absenteeism this week was not unexpected after the provincial government moved to keep schools open during the red phase of COVID-19 recovery. More than 6,000 students — about 27 per cent of enrolment — did not attend classes …

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Feb. 11 is earliest date London, Ont., area students will return to school – London

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The directors of education for Thames Valley District School Board and the London District Catholic School Board are both confirming that the earliest local students will return to in-person classes is Feb. 11. Students have been learning remotely since classes resumed following the Christmas break in an effort to …

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Toronto’s SickKids hospital report urges more masking, distancing for schools planning to reopen

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By Staff The Canadian Press Posted January 21, 2021 1:46 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ TORONTO — Experts at a leading children’s hospital say schools need to ramp up COVID-19 …

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Confirmed case of COVID-19 closes Riverview High School – New Brunswick

Confirmed case of COVID-19 closes Riverview High School - New Brunswick

A confirmed case of COVID-19 has closed Riverview High School for at least the next three days. Gregg Ingersoll, superintendent of the Anglophone East School District, sent parents a letter that says officials are working with public health to identify any students or staff who may have been in …

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Schools in just 7 southern Ontario regions to open in-person Monday, rest stay online

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TORONTO — Schools in only seven public health units in southern Ontario can reopen to in-person learning on Monday while the rest will continue teaching students online. Those seven public health units are Grey Bruce; Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge; Hastings and Prince Edward Counties; Kingston, Frontenac and Lennox & …

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Coronavirus: Quebec to cover cost of recovering and recycling disposable masks from high schools

Coronavirus: Quebec to cover cost of recovering and recycling disposable masks from high schools

The Quebec government is inviting high schools to collect the disposable medical masks being distributed to students so they don’t end up in landfills. About 500,000 blue masks are being used daily by students across the province. Quebec announced that high school students and teachers would be given two …

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