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Schools set dates to transition from virtual to in-person learning — but is this legal? – National

Schools set dates to transition from virtual to in-person learning — but is this legal? - National

As coronavirus cases continue to climb across Canada, parents have opted for their children to attend virtual schooling instead of in-person. While some schools only offer in-person learning, others allow students to learn virtually from home. Read more: Delayed start for online classes as demand grows in some Ontario …

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4 U.S. teachers die of coronavirus after school year begins – National

4 U.S. teachers die of coronavirus after school year begins - National

Teachers in at least three states have died after bouts with the coronavirus since the dawn of the new school year, and a teachers’ union leader worries that the return to in-person classes will have a deadly impact across the U.S. if proper precautions aren’t taken. AshLee DeMarinis was …

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Coronavirus: How to keep grandparents in social bubble as kids go back to school – National

Coronavirus: How to keep grandparents in social bubble as kids go back to school - National

With children going back to school across the country, some infectious disease experts say it’s time to rethink our social bubbles in order to protect our most vulnerable populations from contracting COVID-19. That could mean veering back to virtual visits for grandma and grandpa, or at the very least, …

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Skills lost due to coronavirus school closures will cause drop in global economy: OECD – National

Skills lost due to coronavirus school closures will cause drop in global economy: OECD - National

Disruption to schooling stemming from the COVID-19 epidemic will cause a skill loss that could result in a 1.5 per cent drop in global economic output for the rest of this century, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) estimated. For the United States, that will represent an …

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What you should know heading back to school and in the event of an outbreak: MLHU – London

What you should know heading back to school and in the event of an outbreak: MLHU - London

With most students returning to the class soon, the Middlesex London Health Unit (MLHU) has created a list of safety tips for returning students and what do do in the event of an outbreak. The MLHU has outlined everything parents need to know about returning to school like transportation, …

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Plan to let Vancouver students learn from home a good start, but not enough: parents

Plan to let Vancouver students learn from home a good start, but not enough: parents

A Vancouver parent who’s suing the province over its COVID-19 back-to-school plan says a new learn-from-home option in the city is a good start, but that the province needs to do more. The Vancouver School Board announced plans Friday for a new “transitional” option that would allow students to keep …

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‘Transitional’ option will allow Vancouver students to start school year at home

‘Transitional’ option will allow Vancouver students to start school year at home

The Vancouver School Board (VSB) says it is working on an alternative back-to-school plan for parents who aren’t comfortable with their kids returning to class immediately. It comes as districts around the province prepare to resume classes on Sept. 10, amid climbing COVID-19 numbers. The VSB says a recent survey …

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‘Inevitable’ coronavirus cases will rise as schools reopen, chief health officer says – National

‘Inevitable’ coronavirus cases will rise as schools reopen, chief health officer says - National

Canada’s chief public health officer says families should expect to see cases of COVID-19 in schools as children head back to class. It is important that each school have a plan and that everyone knows what to do when there’s an outbreak of the novel coronavirus, Dr. Theresa Tam told a news …

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Coronavirus altering residence life for London, Ont., students – London

Coronavirus altering residence life for London, Ont., students - London

The campus experience for the upcoming school year will certainly be different for students enrolled in post-secondary programs in London, Ont., and across the country due to the novel coronavirus pandemic. Western University and Fanshawe College have both seen a shift in the way their residences will function, and how …

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Students with disability face more obstacles amid coronavirus: advocates 

Students with disability face more obstacles amid coronavirus: advocates 

Advocacy groups in Ontario say students with disabilities will face additional obstacles returning to class following the pandemic, leaving parents unsure if their children will be fully and safely included in school reopening plans. The Ontario Autism Coalition and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act Alliance held an online …

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