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Not all on board with Dist. 303’s hybrid model for high schoolers

Even as St. Charles High School students prepare to return to school next week as part of a limited hybrid learning model, many community members at Tuesday’s St. Charles Unit District 300 board meeting expressed frustration with the lack of progress in expanding in-person learning.

About 15 people took part in a “Learning is better in person” rally before the board meeting at Thompson Middle School. Several spoke to the board to plea for more in-person learning.

        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        

 

While high school students have been fully remote since the school year began because of the COVID-19 pandemic, District 303 elementary school students have been learning in person. Middle-school students have been learning in a hybrid model.

“While I’m not blaming anyone for this pandemic, I am, however, blaming you for your response to this pandemic,” Emily Leonard, a 2020 graduate of St. Charles East, said to the board members. “I’m crying out

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Tulsa school board meets on recommendation to return to in-person learning in hybrid model | Education

low for further COVID-19 safety preparations. Children scheduled to go back to school in-person on Sept. 10 would not return until Sept. 21; most remote classes were similarly pushed back. The delay is part of a deal to avoid a teachers’ strike in New York City and comes

in the wake of protests

and other expressions of concern by teachers and parents across the country. The U.S. is in a unique position that makes sending students back to school particularly daunting: We have the highest rates of COVID-19 in the world with nearly 6 million cases as of Sept. 1,

according to the World Health Organization

(WHO). Surging cases, high levels of community transmission, insufficient testing, and poor contract tracing in the U.S. make it difficult to compare school reopenings with countries where the virus is more controlled.

There are still unknowns about how COVID-19 impacts children, but a growing

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Virgil Abloh to Join Fashion Scholarship Fund Governing Board

The Fashion Scholarship Fund announced on Monday that Virgil Abloh of Off-White and Louis Vuitton has joined its Board of Governors.

As the press release revealed, Abloh will be joining the other board members in helping to provide scholarships, internships, mentoring, and development opportunities to scholars getting their start in the world of fashion. The news comes just as Abloh launched a “swing state” voter incentive t-shirt, and teased an upcoming collaboration with iconic streetwear brand Stüssy.

“We are so honored to have Virgil join the FSF Board. His efforts to promote equity and inclusion directly align with our inherent mission to attract and support a diverse pool of industry talent,” said FSF executive director Peter Arnold. “The FSF has received a record number of applicants for this year’s scholarship competition. By working with top HBCUs and other schools that have significant populations of students of color, we are attracting

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Santa Fe school board to consider hybrid model prioritizing students with disabilities, limited internet | Coronavirus

Santa Fe Public Schools’ hybrid model reopening plan just might be a hybrid, too.

The district continues to aim for Oct. 15 as the start date for a learning model that combines both in-person instruction on campus and remote learning at home for some of its youngest students amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Local elementary schools would follow many others statewide that have opened their doors to students through hybrid learning models since early September under guidelines issued by the state Public Education Department. Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham gave the green light before Labor Day for districts in areas with low transmission rates to reopen elementary schools.

But school leaders in Santa Fe will present a modified plan to the school board Thursday that calls for opening classrooms to specific elementary students rather than all kids at each school. The plan places priority on students with disabilities and those with

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Tabletop Gift Guide 2020: Best Gifts For Board Game Lovers

There’s nothing quite like sitting at a table with friends or family to play a new board game, and these days, there are so many fantastic board games out there that offer complex and interesting gameplay to engross you. Gone are the days when Monopoly and Scrabble were the main options; now, we’ve got huge legacy games like Gloomhaven and Pandemic that span multiple sessions, asymmetrical war games like Root that require mastery of multiple factions, and Kickstarter campaigns that spawn truly unique tabletop experiences like Fog of Love, a romantic comedy in board game form. Tabletop role-playing games like Dungeons & Dragons and collectible card games like Magic: The Gathering are still massively popular as well, with new books, card sets, and other products released regularly.

If you’re shopping for a board game fan this holiday season, you might not know where to start when it comes to modern

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