ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) – Rochester Public Schools (RPS) students have completed their two weeks of remote learning. On the neighborhood websitean alert appears saying: “Reminder: In-person instruction resumes Monday, January 31.” RPS REMINDER(KTTC) The district opted for distance learning because 50% of school buildings were suffering from staffing shortages, dueRead More →

While elementary and high schools have returned to in-person classes, post-secondary institutions in northeastern Ontario have largely shifted to remote learning. On January 15, Laurentian University students were notified by email that a staggered return to in-person classes could begin as early as February 7. “We anticipate being able toRead More →

Prince Edward Island Premier Dennis King announced Thursday that the province will extend the current health measures in place until at least January 24, based on the recommendation of Dr. Heather Morrison, administrator chief public health officer for the province. These measures include online learning for Island students and teachers.Read More →

School districts in Fayetteville, Siloam Springs, Elkins and Lincoln are moving to all online learning Thursday and Friday, the districts announced Wednesday. Each of the districts plans to return to in-person learning on Tuesday following Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s National Day on Monday. Thursday and Friday will be consideredRead More →

The return to school after the holidays has changed for pupils in the Waterford School District, which resumed virtual learning on Tuesday. The district announced the transition Monday afternoon, citing “an anticipated staffing shortage.” Online distance learning will last from Tuesday to Friday, January 14. “Classes are scheduled to resumeRead More →

The Ontario government has released several new COVID-19 public health measures that include bringing schools, closures and capacity limits for businesses online as the province struggles to contain the spread of Omicron. Students and staff will not be returning to in-person learning this week. Schools will switch to distance learningRead More →

(Image credit: Unsplash)Insights is a SmartBrief Education Originals column that features the perspectives of recognized education experts and leaders on burning issues affecting schools and districts. All contributors are selected by the SmartBrief Education editorial team. We teach students to weigh all evidence carefully before drawing conclusions and to avoidRead More →

Some Ontario college students who have enrolled in programs because of the ease of distance learning, set up to continue their education amid COVID-19 lockdowns, are now being told they must return to in-person learning – leaving them to scramble, including finding a place near campus or daycare. This isRead More →

Alex Guel, a second grader at Discovery Elementary School, is working on her home class assignment. Her mother, Aurora Guel, is leading efforts to reopen schools in the San Marcos Unified School District. / Photo by Adriana Heldiz Lea este artículo en español aqui. The pandemic has forced teachers andRead More →

Across Canada, universities are work on the reopening for face-to-face lessons. After a year and a half of teaching primarily online due to COVID-19, universities must now determine what the continuing demand from students will be for online options and what resources to allocate for it. Read more: How theRead More →

In March 2020, students across the country were forced to switch to distance learning due to the coronavirus pandemic. As the pandemic persisted, millions of students continued to learn remotely during the 2020-2021 school year. Throughout this transition, surveys have suggested strong negative feelings about online learning among students. AccordingRead More →