remote learning

COVID cautions land NC family with truancy charge

BY: - June 28, 2022

Stanly County mom defends decision to temporarily homeschool son during spikes in the pandemic In January, when the COVID positivity rate climbed to nearly 40% in Stanly County, northeast of Charlotte, Morgan Perez made the tough call to keep her son Jaxon home from school.

Monday numbers: A closer look at the effectiveness of TV learning during the pandemic

BY: - October 11, 2021

After schools closed to in-person instruction in March 2020, PBS North Carolina (then known as UNC-TV) provided students learning from home with broadcast and online educational content aligned as closely as possible to the NC Standard Course of Study.  Curated materials – content created by others – were used during what the NC Department of Public Instructions and PBS North Carolina officials called Phase 1 of the ambitious At Home Learning Initiative.

  The second phase began in August 2020 with North Carolina teacher-generated content supporte

Congressional panel hears from educators about how to safely reopen schools

BY: - September 29, 2021

WASHINGTON — A school superintendent from a large Nevada district on Wednesday described how schools there have coped with the pandemic and returned to in-person learning, as members of Congress examined best practices for safe reopening. Jesus Jara, superintendent of Clark County School District, which includes Las Vegas, told a virtual panel of the House […]

Decision to reopen schools forces resignation of popular Durham teacher who’d been teaching from overseas

BY: - March 24, 2021

Supporters' pleas for school district to allow Jordan High chorus teacher to continue virtual instruction prove unsuccessful     Late last year, Corrine Huber gambled big when she decided to accompany her husband to Denmark for his work.  At the time, it seemed like a safe bet for the Durham Public Schools’ chorus teacher. The Board of Education had implemented remote learning for the rest of the school year.

UNC-TV expands ‘At-Home Learning’ initiative as school districts return to online instruction

BY: - December 16, 2020

UNC-TV is expanding its At Home Learning (AHL) initiative as some school districts prepare to return to online-learning only in the wake of record coronavirus infections and hospitalizations. In Phase II of the initiative, UNC-TV, in collaboration with N.C. Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) and the Williams and Ida Friday Institute for Educational Innovation, will broadcast math and literacy-focused lessons and activities for students in Pre-K through third grade as part of a […]

Online course for remote learning coming Oct. 28 for parents, teachers

BY: - October 20, 2020

Remote learning has proven to be a challenge for parent and educators. The governor’s office will provide a free online course Oct. 28 to help educators and parents sharpen their technology and remote learning skills. To attend the REAL 2.0 Conference, register at up until Oct. 28. ”Teachers, parents and students have adapted to new ways of learning throughout the pandemic, and I […]

Gov. Cooper announces $40 million partnership to improve student access to remote learning

BY: - September 10, 2020

Two events this week highlight continuing efforts to ensure North Carolina students have access to high-speed internet service needed for remote learning during the pandemic. On Wednesday, Gov. Roy Cooper announced the release of $40 million to fund NC Student Connect, a new partnership created to help eliminate remote learning barriers that exist for tens of thousands of students. Most of the money — […]

Safety precautions a ‘strange sight’ for Onslow County family returning to school for in-person instruction

BY: - August 17, 2020

Jennifer Kellum knows it’s only a matter of time before someone tests positive for the coronavirus in one of the Onslow County schools her sons attend. On Monday, the mother of two dropped one son off for his first day of middle school and the other began his sophomore year of high school. “It’s not a matter of if, it’s just a matter of when some will test […]

Majority of state’s 1.5 million students will start school with remote instruction

BY: - August 4, 2020

Roughly one million of the state’s K-12 students will attend school remotely to start the new school year, State Superintendent Mark Johnson said Tuesday. Johnson made the comment during a remote Council of State Meeting. “Right now, we’re on track for two out of every three students in our public schools to start learning remotely,” Johnson said. […]

Challenges will test students, teachers and parents as they pivot to remote learning

BY: - July 30, 2020

Remote learning will present significant challenges for educators, students and parents when schools reopen next month, a panel of Duke University experts said Wednesday. Out of concern for the health and safety of students and staff, dozens of school districts have decided to only offer remote instruction in the fall. “Remote learning really is like playing a different game,” said […]

Remote teaching and learning may continue for some students, teachers after schools reopen

BY: - May 19, 2020

When traditional schools reopen, possibly in mid-August, it won’t likely be for everyone. Teachers and students at high-risk of contracting the coronavirus could be asked to continue teaching and learning remotely, according to Superintendent Mark Johnson. Johnson shared those thoughts last week in an email message to members of a task force studying and planning for the reopening of schools. “Since the start of our switch […]