Category: Education

COVID testing standards lowered for school districts

Will there be enough COVID-19 tests available to keep schools open?

If schools have to do more testing to stay open – will they? Well, new reporting by Gannett indicates that schools will struggle to pay for it, and there could also be testing shortages. Port Chester was one of those schools placed ... MORE
Students losing ground in math during pandemic, researchers say

Students losing ground in math during pandemic, researchers say

Poor and minority students have had a more difficult time navigating the pandemic, according to new information released by NWEA. Elementary and middle school students have fallen measurably behind in math, while most appear to be progressing at a normal pace in ... MORE
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DAILY DEBRIEF: Superintendent Pirozzolo says Auburn schools’ finances could be big challenge (podcast)

DAILY DEBRIEF: Superintendent Pirozzolo says Auburn schools’ finances could be big challenge (podcast)

One day after we talked with Auburn Enlarged City School District Superintendent Jeff Pirozzolo about the return to class after the Thanksgiving break, he informed families that the junior high would be fully-remote through Tuesday, December 8th. The cause? Contact tracing on ... MORE
Over 1,100 SUNY students spending Thanksgiving quarantined on-campus due to COVID-19

Over 1,100 SUNY students spent Thanksgiving quarantined on-campus due to COVID-19

More than 1,100 SUNY students spent Thanksgiving on-campus. The SUNY system announced this week that 1,109 students were in quarantine on-campus, and another 86 were isolated with the virus. There were another 399 isolated off-campus. Students were tested before heading home for ... MORE
Watkins Glen Central School District switches to remote learning until January

Watkins Glen Central School District switches to remote learning until January

The Watkins Glen Central School District is switching to exclusively remote learning after Thanksgiving break. It’s a change that will last until students return to school for the next semester in January. Watkins Glen Superintendent Gregory Kelahan announced the change on Monday, ... MORE
Red Jacket HS student tests positive for COVID-19

Red Jacket HS student tests positive for COVID-19

The Red Jacket school district notified families on Tuesday that a student at the high school tested positive for COVID-19. “This morning we were notified that one of our high school students tested positive for COVID-19. The student was last in school ... MORE
Nursing shortage will likely continue past pandemic, DOL expect 7% growth through 2029

Nursing shortage will likely continue past pandemic, DOL expect 7% growth through 2029

There is a lot of demand for nurses, and labor experts agree that it’s one of the spaces that will see major growth over the next decade. That said, a shortage during a pandemic can be problematic. The Bureau of Labor Statistics ... MORE
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Geneva elementary school goes remote, new positive test announced at high school

Geneva elementary school goes remote, new positive test announced at high school

Geneva’s North Street school announced that it was going remote through the Thanksgiving holiday break. For all students in grades 2 through 5 learning will happen remotely. The staffing strain that was placed on the school after a positive COVID test resulted ... MORE
FL Works reminds vets of job search opportunities during Veterans Outreach Month

FL Works reminds vets of job search opportunities during Veterans Outreach Month

Throughout the month of November, Finger Lakes Works is reminding the public about the vast array of job search services available for Veterans. They include: • Workshops • On-the-Job Training • Experience Counts • Operation Recognition • Apprenticeship Opportunities • Individual Training ... MORE
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Geneva City School District has two more positive COVID tests

The Geneva City School District says a staffer at the West Side School, as well as another student at the North Street School tested positive for COVID-19. Both positive results were learned about early in the week. Officials said the staff member ... MORE
Romulus schools staying remote for another day after student tests positive for COVID-19

Romulus schools staying remote for another day after student tests positive for COVID-19

The Romulus Central School District is continuing remote learning after a student tested positive for COVID-19 over the weekend. The district was informed that a secondary student at RCS tested positive for COVID-19, which prompted school officials to coordinate with health officials ... MORE
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Schools won’t always have to test 20% if counties move into Yellow Zone: Here’s what they will need to do

New York State has changed the requirements for schools inside Yellow Zones. The move was announced on Sunday, which would make it easier for schools to operate. Several upstate districts voiced concerns over the challenge of testing if students or families opt-out ... MORE
Victor Central School District has more than 50 positive COVID cases

Victor Central School District has more than 50 positive COVID cases

Like a lot of communities, the Victor Central School District is dealing with an uptick in total cases of COVID-19. The school district has 53 at the moment, and local officials are saying that Halloween parties likely played a big role. “Where ... MORE
Waterloo schools go fully-remote for next eight

Waterloo schools go fully-remote for next 8 days as more transportation staff forced to quarantine

The Waterloo Central School District has gone fully-remote. The district made the announcement in a letter to parents and community members as five additional bus drivers were forced to quarantine after a positive case of COVID-19 in the transportation department. “As we ... MORE
SUNY says students returning in spring will need to quarantine, wear masks at all times on campus

SUNY says students returning in spring will need to quarantine, wear masks at all times on campus

SUNY Chancellor Jim Malatras took the weekend as an opportunity to outline the way colleges and universities across the state would reopen in the spring. The system-wide plan allows campuses to safely return to in-person instruction for the spring semester. Students planning ... MORE