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Labor dispute may delay opening of some emergency child care sites in Seattle during coronavirus closure

After initially agreeing to use its own employees to staff child care classrooms hosted at its schools, Seattle Public Schools reversed course Thursday morning following pushback from its teachers' union.

Oregon schools to start distance learning on April 13

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Facing an expected closure through the end of the academic year, schools across Oregon have been told to begin distance learning on April 13. Some schools are already handing out smart tablets and Wi-Fi devices to students. Gov. Kate Brown closed schools through April 28, but because the coronavirus pandemic has […]

Confusion, uncertainty on first day of state-mandated remote learning for Washington school districts

Across the Puget Sound region on Monday, teachers, parents and students told stories of confusion and stress about how remote learning would be handled during the unprecedented statewide school closure.

Students, how are coronavirus-related school closures affecting you?

This pandemic has affected every student differently. For some, it's a chance to reflect. For others, it's a cause of stress: "Will I graduate on time?" "How do I stay motivated?" "Will my family be safe?"

A Seattle high school’s food pantry moves to a coffee shop to help feed the community

After Seattle Public Schools closed Cleveland High School, its assistant principal collected what was in the school's food pantry for students and moved it to The Station Coffee House on Beacon Hill. Since the food bank's relocation, it has broadened to serve anyone in need.

High school seniors cope with the loss and confusion over next steps during coronavirus

Everyone is feeling the sting of ruined plans. But for those who are poised be the first in their families to attend college in the fall, the loss is especially sharp.

City of Seattle will spend $1 million a month on emergency child care while schools are closed for coronavirus

The order will establish more than 75 emergency child care classrooms, many of them located in public schools that are near hospitals.

Child care centers are essential to the economy. But can they survive the coronavirus pandemic?

Many child care programs in Washington are closing or operating at a loss because of the coronavirus pandemic. The question many providers and advocacy organizations are asking is will they be able to operate after the crisis is over. And if not, then what happens to the workforce who relies on them?

The class of 2020 may get a reprieve from some graduation requirements because of coronavirus closures

Washington's board of education may give school districts power to waive credits for some high school seniors.

School in Washington is supposed to resume (remotely) by Monday. Will it?

School districts in Puget Sound were mostly mum about their plans to roll out remote learning by the state's Monday deadline.

Mayor: Liberty U. ‘reckless’ to let students back amid virus

RICHMOND, Va. — Officials in Lynchburg, Virginia, said Tuesday they were fielding complaints about the hundreds of students who have returned from spring break to Liberty University, where President Jerry Falwell Jr. welcomed them back amid the new coronavirus pandemic. “We could not be more disappointed in the action that Jerry took in telling students […]

Washington education officials: school must continue, even during coronavirus closures

Washington education officials say instruction must continue instruction amid coronavirus school closures.

‘We’re in this human experiment’: UW researchers study effects of coronavirus social isolation

The study will add a "real-time" element to what UW researchers already know about social isolation, loneliness and their related health risks.

School districts take unplanned plunge into online learning

NEW YORK (AP) — In a whirlwind week, teachers came up with digital versions of everything from high-school English discussions to kindergarten gym classes, city officials scrambled to find laptops for students in need, and parents grappled with how they would keep kids’ attention on schoolwork. The New York City school system, the nation’s largest […]

Seattle schools announce childcare sites during coronavirus closure amid tense exchange with city and county

District officials shared the final plans widely on the same day they received a sharp letter from Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan and King County Executive Dow Constantine.
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