Tuesday, October 27, 2020
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A youth ‘climate corps’ could help ‘green’ America

Many young people care about the environment, based on their social media posts. Here's a chance to do something about it, too.

What makes SARS-CoV-2 so unique? Mutations.

Duke Univ. researchers have been able to identify thousands of "silent" mutations in the SARS-CoV-2 genome that help it spread in humans.

NYT opens 2nd annual narrative writing contest

Last year's narrative writing contest from the New York Times was so successful that they're running it again. Deadline: Nov. 17.

Student news roundup: Election 2020

A sample of student editorials from six states about the 2020 election. It's a most unusual election, and students are well aware of their place in it.

How not to encourage people to teach

How do you keep good teachers teaching during the pandemic? Look at what motivates them to teach in the first place. Start there.

Arts

Marching band still meaningful in the days of Covid

Some seniors get to have a semblance of a marching band season, even during the pandemic. One drum major from Arkansas told us what that means.

Bands, most from Arkansas, present field shows

In a few lucky places, such as Ark., marching bands still perform full steam. We talked to one director whose kids are "on fire" for marching band.

3 college bands during the pandemic

How are college marching bands adapting to the pandemic? Many are still putting together shows, but there's just a few things.

Ideas on teaching ceramics remotely

Teaching ceramics during a pandemic that includes all-remote learning is a little different, and some art teachers rise to the challenge.

Athletics

Volleyball teams continue to dig for a cure

Girls' volleyball teams, whether in clubs or in high schools, have a common cause in October: doing what they can to cure breast cancer.

Let Them Play Sports rally planned in Md.

Some Md. parents in Anne Arundel Co. want the schools to allow students to play fall sports, starting now, not in the spring.

Volleyball teams continue to dig for a cure

Girls' volleyball teams, whether in clubs or in high schools, have a common cause in October: doing what they can to cure breast cancer.

Some Chicago-area schools re-close

Back-and-forth between e-learning and in-person instruction is caused by the unpredictable nature of the Covid-19 virus.

IL announces Teacher of the Year

Justin Johnson, a band teacher at Niles West High School in Skokie, has been named the 2020-21 Illinois Teacher of the Year.

Boston Public added to all-remote list

Because of a rise in Covid-19 cases around Boston, the 54,000-student district is switching back to an all-remote learning plan.

Recent Stories

Atlanta closes to in-person through year’s end

Public schools in Atlanta will continue e-learning through at least the end of December, due to a rise in Covid-19 cases in the community.

An everlasting in-person / e-learning debate

Students will do whatever school administrators tell them to do with regard to e-learning, but all approaches have risks that require balance.

Outbreak at a Utah school with in-person learning

The worst fear of many teachers and parents is that resuming in-person learning will lead to a Covid-19 outbreak among students and staff.

History teacher in France beheaded

He taught freedom of expression and the personal liberty to believe or not to believe and was killed by an Islamic terrorist.

Student Reports

Volleyball teams continue to dig for a cure

Girls' volleyball teams, whether in clubs or in high schools, have a common cause in October: doing what they can to cure breast cancer.

An everlasting in-person / e-learning debate

Students will do whatever school administrators tell them to do with regard to e-learning, but all approaches have risks that require balance.

Outbreak at a Utah school with in-person learning

The worst fear of many teachers and parents is that resuming in-person learning will lead to a Covid-19 outbreak among students and staff.

E-learning fails our students & teachers

Some Md. students, teachers, & parents are exasperated with e-learning and are throwing in the towel. When will this bad experiment end?

Chicago students petition for e-learning changes

Studies about e-learning's poor quality of "learning" are on the books. Now students are starting to make their voices heard.

Marching band still meaningful in the days of Covid

Some seniors get to have a semblance of a marching band season, even during the pandemic. One drum major from Arkansas told us what that means.

Student news roundup, Illinois, Oct. 12

Nobel Prize in physics, BLM and racial injustice, hearing voices, challenges of e-learning & solutions, election.

Student news roundup: Election 2020

A sample of student editorials from six states about the 2020 election. It's a most unusual election, and students are well aware of their place in it.

Student news roundup, Illinois, Oct. 5

Presidential debate chaos, to wear or not wear a mask, to Zoom or do learning in person, latest mag issue, fine arts and museums.

Student news roundup, Maryland, Oct. 1

Bear encounters, women in politics, a train wreck of a debate, racial justice and activism, radio plays.

Student news roundup, Illinois, Sept. 28

Remote learning woes, BLM vs. ALM, inclusion and diversity, Halloween and fall, yearbook art, and a drive-in fall play.

Maryland & Illinois

IL announces Teacher of the Year

Justin Johnson, a band teacher at Niles West High School in Skokie, has been named the 2020-21 Illinois Teacher of the Year.

Some Chicago-area schools re-close

Back-and-forth between e-learning and in-person instruction is caused by the unpredictable nature of the Covid-19 virus.

E-learning fails our students & teachers

Some Md. students, teachers, & parents are exasperated with e-learning and are throwing in the towel. When will this bad experiment end?

Chicago students petition for e-learning changes

Studies about e-learning's poor quality of "learning" are on the books. Now students are starting to make their voices heard.

Close call on Question 2 in Md.

A ballot question in Md. asks voters to legalize sports betting in the state, with the projected revenues promised for education.