Tag: School

Press release: Oakland A’s and Chevron provide $30,000 technology grant to Richmond Elementary School

OAKLAND, Calif. – The Oakland A’s Community Fund and Chevron today announced a $30,000 technology grant to Stege Elementary in Richmond. The donation will cover the cost of the Apple California Department of Education iPad plan for 250 students’ Apple iPads.
“It is critical that students have access to technology

OAKLAND, Calif. – The Oakland A’s Community Fund and Chevron today announced a $30,000 technology grant to Stege Elementary in Richmond. The donation will cover the cost of the Apple California Department of Education iPad plan for 250 students’ Apple iPads.

“It is critical that students have access to technology

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New technology helps Merced Union High School District return to in-person learning

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) — Thousands of students returned to campuses across the Merced Union High School District on Monday for their first day of in-person learning since mid-March.

To prepare for the transition, the district used more than $730,000 in federal coronavirus relief funding to buy 500 cameras that track movement, along with blue tooth microphones.

The technology allows teachers to deliver lessons to students online and those in the classroom, at the same time.

The district is also using an A-B schedule to allow for in-person learning with social distancing. One group is on campus Monday and Thursday, while

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How to handle technology issues with online school

NEW YORK (AP) — Across the U.S., the pandemic has forced students to attend virtual school to prevent spread of the coronavirus. But the more we rely on technology, the bigger the consequences when gadgets or internet service let us down.

Technology being technology, all sorts of things can go wrong. Your internet service may be inadequate for all-day videoconferencing or simply overstressed. Hardware and software can be confusing, can break, and sometimes just fails to work. There can be unanticipated consequences from turning on a new video camera in your home for school lessons.

Here are answers to some

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“There’s a complete disconnect”: Florida’s school digital divide

CBS News is chronicling what has changed in the lives of residents of some of the biggest battleground states in 2020 amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Whitney Johnson, 31, was rounding out her seventh year as a teacher at a middle school in Coral Springs, Florida, when the coronavirus pandemic hit. Johnson said the quick transition to digital learning posed challenges for families who didn’t own personal computers, didn’t own enough devices, or had devices that weren’t equipped with the software needed to tune in to classes online.

“When they can’t connect because they lack the technology, it instantly means they’re

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Will & Jada Pinkett Smith Ran a School That Taught Scientology Methods to Young Kids

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Will and Jada Pinkett Smith may go down as one of the most fascinating Hollywood couples of all time. Just when you think you know everything about them, down to their four-year-old entanglements, you’re hit with another bombshell like this. When the Smiths were running a pre-K to sixth-grade school called New Village Leadership Academy, the curriculum was reportedly based on Scientology teaching methods like study technology, former staff now allege. Many of the teachers themselves were Scientologists, and posters of Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard lined the walls, they say. Will and

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