Day: September 23, 2020

How School Leaders Can Stabilize Attendance During COVID-19 – Inside School Research

As schools try to make up for lost learning from the pandemic-related closures last spring, every missed school day is a step backward. School and district leaders have seen wildly different guidance from states when it comes to balancing the need to make sure students attend school and limiting the potential for sick students to spread the coronavirus among classmates and teachers.

New research suggests that setting up systems that allow schools of different sizes and grade levels to quickly adapt to changing community infection rates can be vital for not only preventing outbreaks, but also keeping attendance more consistent

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29-hour meeting ends with Miami school board voting to reopen schools next month

The Board of Education began meeting on Monday to decide when to reopen school buildings, taking up a recommendation by Superintendent Alberto Carvalho’s administration to begin a staggered opening in early October.

The meeting spilled over into Tuesday, and after 18 hours of public testimony from more than 750 people and more hours of debate, the board voted unanimously to start opening schools on Oct. 14, more than a week later than first proposed by Carvalho. According to the plan, the first students to return will be those in pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, first grade and those with special needs — and

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