A call for clarity as students struggle to meet standards

High absenteeism and failing grades have plagued high schools during the past 10 months of distance learning, yet many educators are still unclear about how instruction models and delivery methods need to change. “Many schools have chosen to either fail students or simply pass them through to the next grade,” points out Dr. Caprice Young, national superintendent for Learn4Life. “Both responses fail to acknowledge that no one is at fault for the crises we are experiencing. Flunking students who either lack the technology or the ability to learn while attending hours of online classes isn’t fair. Those students didn’t fail … Continue reading A call for clarity as students struggle to meet standards

Ciena and Verizon Innovative Learning develop distance learning resources

Ciena recently partnered with Verizon Innovative Learning, Verizon’s education initiative targeting under-resourced Title 1 schools across the country, to bolster remote learning and support digital inclusion at two public schools. Ciena will provide devices and supporting security software to all students at … Continue reading Ciena and Verizon Innovative Learning develop distance learning resources

COVID-19-compliant classrooms offered by Experity in Rockford

To support its local community during the COVID-19 pandemic, clinical and practice management software company Experity has offered free storage to the Harlem Consolidated School District. The 5,000 square foot space at Experity’s Machesney Park headquarters will allow schools in … Continue reading COVID-19-compliant classrooms offered by Experity in Rockford