The Gottesman Libraries is pleased to offer a selection of today’s news from the U.S. and Canada, inspired by the Front Pages posted daily on Newseum.org. Today’s news theme is education with special mention of technology in the virtual classroom. Why not consider reaching out to New York City children, families, or teachers you may know? It’s important to make sure they’re aware that internet-enabled iPads to support remote learning are on loan from New York City’s Department of Education. To apply, a parent or guardian needs to complete this Remote Learning Device Request form: https://coronavirus.schools.nyc/RemoteLearningDevices. More information on iPad distribution is available at https://www.schools.nyc.gov/learn-at-home/ipad-distribution. Families can also call 311 or go to schools.nyc.gov for help. Time is of the essence. Mayor Bill de Blasio has made a public commitment to lending a laptop, by the end of April, to every eligible New York City student whose parent or guardian applies by the close of business today, Friday, April 24. Thank you.
Image by WindRanch. Credit Courtesy Creative Commons.
THE NEW YORK TIMES Published in New York, N.Y.
A special section with many articles explores the new world schools face to provide quality online learning to students of all ages. In one article, children and educators talk about the effects of the change to online instruction.
Column by openDemocracy. Credit Courtesy Creative Commons.
ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER Published in Santa Ana, Calif.
Chapman University students engage with the community through correspondence with seniors in a letter-writing assignment.
LAKE COUNTY NEWS-SUN Published in Waukegan, Ill.
The college has put together more than 200 productions. To the theater department’s current chair, this speaks to the abiding importance of the arts.
THE VANCOUVER SUN Published in Vancouver, Canada
A steep drop in international student enrollment is expected for the upcoming school year because of COVID-19. This is expected to substantially damage the budget and force job cuts.
And, unrelated to the topic of education, some news of interest from Colorado:
THE DURANGO HERALD Published in Durango, Colo.
The town of Silverton is in one of the eight counties in Colorado that has not reported a single positive case of the Coronavirus. This is attributable in part to the town having isolated itself, and kept out visitors.
Old Silverton Jail & Kendall Mountain by J. Stephen Conn. Credit Courtesy Creative Commons.
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