The state school superintendent is among Oklahoma educators who oppose Gov. Kevin Stitt’s waiver of a mandatory quarantine for public school students, teachers and staff who have been exposed to the coronavirus.
Durant Public Schools announced Friday the move of all Durant High School students to distance learning beginning Monday “due to a high number of COVID-19 staff quarantines and out of an abundance of caution.”
Gov. Greg Abbott, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and other Texas leaders announced Friday the state will give $200 million in CARES Act funding to The Texas Education Agency to purchase eLearning devices and home internet to help students with remote learning.
The president of the Oklahoma Education Association is calling for mask requirements and other safety measures in schools, warning that teachers will otherwise not return to classrooms for in-person teaching.
Schools in the United States are getting 13 billion of the 2 trillion federal dollars being provided by the CARES Act to help prepare for future challenges brought by the COVID-19 pandemic. Find out how much money schools in Carter County are getting and how some plan to spend it.
With the number of COVID-19 cases growing in Oklahoma, the state board of education made the decision Wednesday to close school buildings for the rest of the school year and implement a distance learning plan. Find out what plans are already in place for the Ardmore City School district and what still needs to be determined.