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Post-Pandemic School Trend Tracker

Post-Pandemic School Trend Tracker

Over the past several years, the homeschool population had been growing at an estimated 2% to 8% annually, but no one anticipated the explosion of remote learning that came with the pandemic. Whether you are an administrator, a teacher, a parent, a student, or some combination of those roles, there
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NY Announces Vaccine Mandate for Suny, Cuny Students

NY Announces Vaccine Mandate for Suny, Cuny Students

Earlier this week, Governor Cuomo announced the SUNY and CUNY boards will require proof of vaccination for all students attending in-person classes this fall, and encouraged all private universities and colleges to adopt the same guidelines. According to the Governor’s office, 1.1 million doses have been administered over the past seven days. Many
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Trade School Trends

Trade School Trends

Over a year into the coronavirus crisis, many high school seniors have dramatically changed their expectations about the future. A recent survey of high school students found that the likelihood of attending a four-year school sank nearly 20% in the last eight months — down to 53%, from 71%, according to
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Teachers’ Union Leaders Question New CDC Guidance

As many policymakers and parents alike anxiously await the return to in-person learning, the two largest teachers’ unions are vocalizing concerns regarding new Center for Disease Control (CDC) social-distancing requirements in schools. While we have long been advised by the scientific community that we should stay six feet apart to
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Should Schools Make Employee Vaccinations Mandatory?

Educators have navigated uncertainty and unprecedented challenges since March 2020, even as most other sectors of the economy shut down completely. Earlier this month, President Biden directed all states to prioritize teachers, school staff, and childcare workers for COVID-19 vaccination, to vaccinate with their first shots by the end of March,
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Remote Learning Trends

2020-2021 The Hyde Park Central School District is making changes to its contact tracing protocols that could result in more days in which all of its students are remote learning. The district says the change will be for the better. While the more precise contact tracing system is expected to increase
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Community Colleges: Is On-Campus Living Right for You?

Community Colleges: Is On-Campus Living Right for You?

In a virtual world full of digital events and Zoom lectures, college students are dreaming of the return of normalcy. Simple activities we took for granted, like strolling the campus grounds on a sunny day, hurrying to class with friends, or entering a crowded dorm at the end of a
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Remote School Struggles: Helping Parents Cope

Remote School Struggles: Helping Parents Cope

As we continue to combat the health crisis and navigate the unorthodox and at times disorganized COVID-19 vaccination roll-out, many parents are wondering what the future holds. For months, parents of school-aged children have been faced with extreme pressure. As we are sure you are acutely aware, some are coping
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