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Apr 28 2020 - 11:11 AM
Daily News from Around the World: 4/28/20

Greetings from the Gottesman Libraries! The Services Team is pleased to share with the TC community and friends some headlines in today’s news about school delays and reopenings in the U.S. and around the world. Our news was selected from the Front Pages posted daily on

NATIONAL POST Published in Toronto, Canada

The slow reopening: Quebec starts with elementary schools

Quebec Premier François Legault said elementary schools outside of Montreal will start reopening on May 11, and inside Montreal on May 19. Classes will have a maximum of 15 students each. Attendance will be voluntary. High schools and universities will remain closed until at least August. “The key words are gradual and prudence, prudence, prudence” said Legault.

Student in blazer by PaulHalliwell. Credit courtesy Wikimedia Commons under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.

CHINA DAILY Published in Beijing, China

Senior high school students in Beijing resume classes

Beijing students in senior high school have returned to classes in disinfected facilities. More than two million masks have been prepared for students and staff members.

Student reading by Ragesoss. Credit courtesy Creative Commons under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License.

THE JERUSALEM POST Published in Jerusalem, Israel

Schools to gradually reopen on Sunday

In a combination of in-class and remote learning, Israeli schools and kindergartens will gradually reopen on Sunday, May 3. Children up to the age of six will return to school in small groups attending on different days. First- to third-graders will attend school from Sunday through Thursday in groups limited to no more than 15 pupils. Break times will be staggered to ensure that the groups do not meet. Fourth to 12th graders will continue learning remotely. Plans are underway to recruit more teacher trainees.

Israeli student by Yaacov Saar. Credit courtesy Wikimedia Commons under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license and the Government Press Office (Israel).

DAILY HERALD Published in Suburban Chicago, Ill.

How educators are preparing for fall if schools don't reopen

Suburban Chicago schools are planning for a blend of face-to-face and e-learning when they reopen in the fall.

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THE ACADIANA ADVOCATE Published in Lafayette, La.

Colleges nationwide expect enrollment drop. Will Louisiana schools buck the trend?

Louisiana colleges are seeing an unexpected increase in fall enrollment fueled largely by local students opting to stay in-state. International student enrollment, however, is expected to drop.


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