Posts Categorized: Hall Monitor

The Del Mar Union School District started the semester virtually two weeks ago, but received a county waiver to begin in-person learning after submitting a safety plan for on-campus instruction, Superintendent Holly McClurg said. The state cleared schools in San Diego County to offer in-person instruction starting Sept. 1, so the district proceeded as planned,…

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North County San Diego school districts are moving toward reopening campuses, with phased plans for in-person instruction that focus on the youngest and most vulnerable students first. Special ed students and English learners will return to on campus learning for extra help. Vista, Poway, and Oceanside have announced plans for opening campuses to small groups…

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Editorial note: If the last six months seems like a blur, you are not alone. What we have been though has been hard to keep track of and even more difficult for us to process. Sunday marked six months since President Trump declared a national emergency over the coronavirus. If those six months feel like…

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The Legislature adjourned without having resolved what school districts say is a huge barrier to returning to in-school instruction: legal protection from Covid-19-related lawsuits. Without that safeguard, school officials warn, some districts will be skittish about opening up schools and instead continue in distance learning until they get it. “Absolutely, without question, districts around the…

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To share how K-12 schools are confronting the challenges of reopening and resuming instruction, EdSurge, a nationally recognized edtech publication, has published a guide, What’s the Plan? How K-12 School Districts Are Preparing to Resume and Reopen. The guide includes an interactive data visualization of reopening plans from 375 U.S. districts in all 50 states,…

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A study that found that neck gaiters and bandanas do nothing to help block respiratory droplets that can spread COVID-19 has been called into question. A Duke University research team’s conclusion that a fabric gaiter will create more spread by splicing big droplets into smaller droplets is unlikely, a leading expert on aerosols told the…

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In a webinar hosted by NASSP, administrators and policymakers expressed concern about educator attrition and called for more representative curriculum. While the annual National Principals Conference, hosted by the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP), wasn’t able to take place as usual this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, its headline session still took…

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