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Why students do not turn on their video cameras during online classes and an equitable and inclusive plan to encourage them to do so

Frank R. Castelli and Mark A. Sarvary – Ecology and Evolution |

Enrollment in courses taught remotely in higher education has been on the rise, with a recent surge in response to a global pandemic. While adapting this form of teaching, instructors familiar with traditional face‐to‐face methods are now met with a new set of challenges, including students not turning on their cameras during synchronous class meetings held via videoconferencing.

SBEP: Elmwood Place Elementary and Jr./Sr. High School going remote for one week

Because of a recent increase of COVID-19 cases within our district and at the recommendation of the Hamilton County Public Health Department, Elmwood Place Elementary School and St. Bernard-Elmwood Place Jr./Sr. High School will be closing for in-person instruction and going to remote learning for one week.  Remote learning will begin on Monday, January 25th, and continue through Friday, January 29th.

Northwest: High School Only – Remote Learning Wednesdays

“In an attempt to further student and teacher engagement, the district has made a decision to make Wednesdays remote learning days for all high school students. The decision comes after receiving feedback from our parents, students and staff that more face-to-face learning time was needed. On Wednesdays students will log into their classrooms where they will receive face-to-face teaching from their assigned teachers.”

Nearly a Year Into Remote Learning ‘Digital Divide’ Persists as Key Educational Threat, as Census Data Show 1 in 3 Households Still Struggling With Limited Tech Access

Brendan Lowe, The 74 |

According to a report released last month by UCLA, nearly one in three American households had limited computer or internet access this fall, more than half a year after the pandemic erupted. The report, which is based on a weekly survey conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau, sheds new light on an old problem.

Toledo Public Schools Virtual Academy enrollment numbers increase for second semester

Caylee Kirby, WTOL |

January, enrollment numbers are 1,000 more than the previous semester for a total around 4,000 students.

TPS Executive Transformational Leader of Curriculum Jim Gault said the surge in enrollment was quite an adjustment for the district. “You have to reposition staff, train new staff, and in this latest case bring in 20 new teachers to service the extra thousand kids,” he said.

Arizona Governor rejects call for online learning

Associated Press |

Arizona’s Gov. Doug Ducey has rejected the state’s top education official’s call for Ducey to order public schools to use only online instruction for the next two weeks unless they have waivers from health officials.

Amid a coronavirus surge in the state, Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman said Saturday that schools need a two-week “quarantine period” while educators and local officials review health data and decide what type of instruction is appropriate for their communities.

Some Southwest Ohio schools start the new year with remote learning

Schools split between remote and in-person learning as winter break ends

Brad Underwood, WKRC |

Winter break is over for the majority of students in Ohio. However, a large number of them will continue to learn at home — a learning model which the Ohio Education Association supports.

“We believe the time is right now for the entire state to have a temporary transition away from in-person instruction,” said OEA President Scott DiMauro.

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