Tag Archives: Schools

F-1 Doctors help international students to U.S. med schools

Many were first alarmed and then relieved when the administration announced and then canceled COVID-related plans to send international students home if their classes were being offered online. For all these reasons, a key feature of the program is the mentorship component, which pairs international students with personal advisers who know the challenges they’re facing.… Read More »

The Latest: Arkansas says public schools must be open 5 days

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — The Arkansas state government is requiring public schools to stay open five days a week when classes resume this month, complicating efforts by some districts to limit on-site instruction because of the coronavirus. Education Secretary Johnny Key issued the guidance to schools Wednesday as the state reported 912 new confirmed virus… Read More »

History repeating: 100 years ago, schools closed due to the Spanish flu. What’s different now?

If your school is closed because of the novel coronavirus, you have something in common with kids growing up 100 years ago. In 1918, schools closed temporarily in response to a new H1N1 virus. Like COVID-19, the illness it caused spread rapidly in communities because no one was immune to it yet. Did students still… Read More »

Controversial reason to keep schools open

The decision to keep schools open to develop “herd immunity” has been met with criticism. Prime Minister Scott Morrison referenced the concept when questioned why such a decision was made and deputy chief medical officer Paul Kelly said having no herd immunity against coronavirus made everyone susceptible. “The important issue of herd immunity that we… Read More »

Juul Targeted Schools, Camps and Youth Programs, House Panel Claims

WASHINGTON — Last summer, with public concern about teenage vaping growing, Juul Labs paid a charter school organization in Baltimore $ 134,000 to set up a five-week summer camp to teach children healthy lifestyles. The curriculum was created by Juul — maker of the very vaping devices that were causing the most alarm among parents,… Read More »