PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – It’s a cold morning at the bus stop today but it will be much colder on Friday. No one is watching those diving temperatures more than school superintendents who have to decide whether or not to cancel or adjust schools. READ MORE: 33-Year-Old Man In Jail, Facing Charges Of Sexual Assault It’s the kind of decision that superintendents hate because no matter what they decide to do, someone is going to be unhappy. “The weather forecast definitely has my attention,” said Penn Hills Superintendent Dr. Nancy Hines. Hines has one priority in moments like this: the “safety of the children waiting for transportation.” She said that the general guideline is zero degrees but “If I say zero, then is that with or without windchill? The nuances continue from there.” Dr. Hines said she also has to weigh the impact on students should classes be canceled, using the word “stability.” “We just got our kids in a really solid routine and I hate to disrupt that … [Read more...] about Bitter Bus Stop Mornings: To Cancel, Delay, Or Keep School Open?
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BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Maryland’s COVID-19 hospitalizations fell below the 3,000-mark for the first time since earlier this month as its positivity rate has dipped to 18%, according to data released Thursday by the state Department of Health. Yet even as key metrics fall, local healthcare leaders are warning Marylanders not to let their guard down as the potential exists for those figures to climb once again. READ MORE: Briggs Transferring From Florida To Maryland Hospitalizations fell by 68, bringing the total of COVID-19 patients in Maryland to 2,983. Of those hospitalized, 2,423 are adults in acute care and 523 are adults in the ICU, while 28 children are in acute care and nine are in the ICU. With the state reporting an additional 8,897 COVID-19 cases, a total of 922,361 cases have been confirmed in Maryland since the outset of the pandemic. The statewide positivity rate stands at 18%, a 0.85% drop compared to Wednesday. That’s a significant drop from the nearly 30% … [Read more...] about COVID-19 In Maryland: Nearly 9,000 New Cases As Hospitalizations Fall Below 3,000-Mark
2 Schools The pandemic has exacerbated shortages as the stress of teaching in the COVID-19 era triggers a spike in retirements and resignations. Associated Press , News Partner Posted Replies SAN FRANCISCO, CA — One desperate California school district is sending flyers home in students' lunchboxes, telling parents it's "now hiring." Elsewhere, principals are filling in as crossing guards, teachers are being offered signing bonuses and schools are moving back to online learning. Now that schools have welcomed students back to classrooms, they face a new challenge: a shortage of teachers and staff the likes of which some districts say they have never seen. Public schools have struggled for years with teacher shortages, particularly in math, science, special education and languages. But the coronavirus pandemic has exacerbated the problem. The stress of teaching in the COVID-19 era has triggered a spike in retirements and … [Read more...] about Pandemic Creates Critical U.S. Shortage Of Teachers, School Staff
0 Schools What is your child expected to do if a classmate tests positive for COVID-19? It varies wildly from school to school, Kaiser found. Kaiser Health News , News Partner Posted Reply Kaiser Health News At this point in the pandemic, most parents are familiar with "covid notification" letters. But the letters' instruction on whether your kid must quarantine or not varies wildly from school to school. In Minneapolis, students exposed to covid-19 at school are supposed to quarantine for 10 days. In the suburban Anoka-Hennepin school district, a single exposure does not trigger contact tracing or quarantining. In Andover, Kansas, schools follow quarantine protocols set by county health departments. With students from different counties attending the same school, those sitting next to each other in classrooms could be quarantined based on two sets of rules. In Anchorage and many schools in Texas, close contacts of … [Read more...] about Quarantine, Tracing Rules All Over The Map For U.S. Students
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Treasury Department levied new sanctions Thursday against four Ukrainian officials, including two current members of parliament who administration officials say are part of a Russian influence effort to set the pretext for further invasion of Ukraine. The sanctions name parliamentarians Taras Kozak and Oleh Voloshyn and two former government officials. According to Treasury, all four have been intimately involved in disinformation efforts by Russia’s federal security service, known as the FSB. The new sanctions were announced less than 24 hours after President Joe Biden said he thinks Moscow will newly invade Ukraine. He warned Russian President Vladimir Putin that his country would pay a “dear price” in lives lost and a possible restrictions in access to the global banking system if it does. Biden faced criticism from Republicans and Ukrainian officials that he invited a limited Russian invasion by suggesting in comments to reporters on Wednesday that … [Read more...] about U.S. sanctions Ukrainian officials alleged to help Russia