A North Carolina school district is using a 3D printer and equipment used for career and technical education courses to manufacture face shields for an area hospital. The project is an example of how students can use their skills and creations to help the community, says Ashlyn Ozment, who teaches the CTE program's programming and robotics class.
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Some students in the Chicago Public Schools system have expressed frustration with remote-learning efforts since schools closed because of the pandemic. While schools vary widely in expectations and rigor of lessons, students say their frustrations include a lack of interaction with teachers and peers as well as visual aspects of instruction.
Public schools in Massachusetts need to start teaching students with disabilities remotely now due to the coronavirus pandemic, officials said Thursday. Schools must provide either "supports and resources" or "instruction and services" as soon as possible.
US Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Friday said she would like Congress to fund microgrants to support teachers and students who are learning remotely amid prolonged school closures. A Department of Education spokesperson said later that eligible students would be from schools that are closed for more than 30 days, qualify for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or an individualized education program.
As schools and businesses close in response to the coronavirus pandemic, videoconferencing tools -- in particular, Zoom -- have become popular to facilitate online work. The technology, however, is not immune from hacking or other dangers, including the phenomenon of "Zoombombing," in which another party takes over a person's audio or video feed.
Students from several high schools in Texas are working in collaboration with a manufacturing firm to build robots that could help health care professionals during the coronavirus pandemic. The idea is for the robots to help hospital staff deliver care while remaining at a safe distance from infected patients.