Schools Report Staffing Woes As COVID SurgesThe state has seen explosive growth in cases and hospitalizations in recent weeks, surpassing 7,000 cases in a single day on Thursday for the first time since the pandemic began.
COVID Cases Also Surging In Minnesota Schools, Prompting RollbacksThe new report that came out this morning shows that Minnesota schools from Nov. 1 to Nov. 7 had over 750 COVID-19 cases reported. That number was between 100 and just over 300 in September.
Minneapolis Neighbors Join Forces For Pod-Style LearningFour kindergarteners in the Kenny neighborhood are doing distance learning together during the week, rotating houses each day. Parents of the children take turns facilitating and hosting class.
Twin Cities Families Learn To Adjust To 'The New Normal' Of Distance LearningWCCO is documenting the distance learning journey of two Twin Cities families: a single mom balancing her job as a hair stylist while her kids log on to learn at home, and a family of five with a daughter who has disabilities, keeping them all at home so she remains safe.
If COVID Rates Continue Climbing, Experts Warn 'It Won't Be Too Long' Before In-Person Schooling Halts AgainHealth officials are also concerned about the growing number of COVID-19 cases in students.
Minnesota Corporations Help Bridge Digital Divide, Create 'Technology Pods' Across Twin CitiesSo the Y went all in with support of businesses like Xcel, Securian Financial and US Bank, which are all helping to fund technology pods at 19 Twin Cities locations.
Wisconsin College Campuses See Most Concerning COVID Spike Among Young Adult PopulationCollege campuses have seen the most concerning increases as people ages 18 to 24 have a case rate that’s five times higher than any age group in Wisconsin.
Students Across Minnesota Adjust To Learning Amid PandemicWednesday marked the second day of school for many students in what is a very different type of school year.
Routines Can Help Students Stay Focused During Uncertainty Of COVID-19 SchoolingDistance learners need to take regular breaks and move around when they do. Parents should check in frequently on their kids' feelings.
UW-Madison Cracks Down On Student Activities To Help Slow COVID-19 Spread“We’ve reached the point where we need to quickly flatten the curve of infection, or we will lose the opportunity to have campus open to students this semester, which we know many students truly want."
Twin Cities Teacher Makes Video To Ease Hybrid, Distance Learning WorriesMany Minnesota school districts are set to begin hybrid or distance learning Tuesday. But with COVID-19, a lot of parents and students are anxious about what that looks like.
White Bear Lake Area Schools Delay Start Of School Year By One WeekStudents are getting ready to go back to school and many families are still figuring out their plan.
Bloomington Shifts To Distance Learning, Cites Staffing ConcernsThe Bloomington School Board unanimously voted Monday to shift their original back to school plan of hybrid learning to distance learning this fall, citing staffing concerns.
Some Minnesota Teachers Considering Early Retirement Amid 'Back To School' ConcernsWith school starting in a matter of weeks, some teachers are feeling apprehensive about the game plan.
Back To School Q&A: What Happens If A COVID-19 Case Is Confirmed In A Classroom?State guidance says close contacts will be quarantined at home for two weeks if there's a known exposure occurs in a classroom.