What’s Popping in Education?!
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Variant vs. Vaccine
Even with the recent FDA approval of Pfizer's COVID Vaccine, districts, schools and organizations across the nation scramble to protect against the Delta variant. With a rise in diagnosed cases amongst vaccinated individuals, residential communities like nursing home and colleges are implementing new restrictions like mandatory vaccinations for faculty and staff, risk of termination for non-compliance and increased testing and continued masking for those who choose to exercise a medical or religious exemption to vaccination.
CDC to Everyone:
You're on your own.
Receive and provide documentation of completed COVID-19 vaccination by Oct. 1 (tight window) or be terminated without the possibility for rehire.
Bye. Bye. Bye (well sort of...)
The current university policy in place for the 2021-2022 academic year requires "all students who live, learn, or work in person at the university" to be fully vaccinated.
Of the 238 incoming fall semester students who were disenrolled, just 49 (20%) were enrolled in classes meaning most likely weren't planning to attend this fall anyways.
K-12 School Districts Reconsider Remote Learning
After one district found themselves with seven times more positive COVID-19 cases among students and staff than the district had at its highest case count last school year, remote learning didn't sound so bad after all.
The solution? Distance learning will take place during regular school hours through Google Classroom.
All school staff are asked to return to work on site.
"The virtual learning process will be much different than it was in March of 2020," said Scott Spence, superintendent of Glynn County Schools. "Our teachers will be in their classrooms and will be fully available online to our students during the school day. We also have several layers of support in place for students, teachers and parents if issues arise."
NEW! All trainings are now offered with a virtual option!
September is.... National Hispanic Heritage Month
National Hispanic Heritage Month traditionally honors the cultures and contributions of both Hispanic and Latino Americans as we celebrate heritage rooted in all Latin American countries.
The histories of Latino and Latinas in America are diverse. They include the experiences of people with cultural, religious, and linguistic traditions from Spain, Mexico, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, El Salvador, Costa Rica, and Nicaragua, among other nations from Latin America and Iberia. It is impossible to tell the experiences of these various groups with a single history.
The day of September 15 is significant because it is the anniversary of independence for Latin American countries Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. In addition, Mexico and Chile celebrate their independence days on September 16 and September18, respectively.
Latinxs are the country’s second-largest racial or ethnic group, behind white non-Hispanics according to the latest 2020 census.
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