52 Unforgettable Weeks For Students & Schools Captured in 52 Iconic Photos

One after another, like a relentless set of dominoes falling, states closed their schools as the pandemic swept across the nation last March. For America’s students and their families, so much has changed and been lost, but somehow also found in the last 52 weeks. Students learned to live without in-person classes, sports, proms, friends and teachers — and to live with remote classes on laptops, in quarantine.

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California schools aren’t reopening quite how we expected

Middle and high school students in the Los Angeles Unified School District will head back to campus two days a week in late April or early May, assuming various stars align. By that time, barely any of the school year will be left to salvage — which is why state leaders should be focused on creating robust summer schools that will help students make up for lost learning.

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KIDCO after-school program resuming for Tucson students | schools

With many Tucson school districts returning to some form of in-person learning in the coming weeks, the popular city-run KIDCO program is gearing up to resume its usual after-school program at its school-based sites. 

Registration for the after school KIDCO program starts at 8 a.m. on Friday, March 12 online at EZEEReg.Com or by phone at 520-791-4877. So far the program is being offered at ten different schools, but a

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Boston boosts activity in city schools, restaurants

BOSTON (SHNS) – Three hundred and forty-nine days since they were last in classrooms, some of Boston’s youngest students went back to school on Monday.

The state’s largest school district welcomed back students in pre-kindergarten through grade three whose families had opted in for in-person learning, joining the high-priority students who had already returned to school buildings.

Boston schools were forced into remote learning as of March 17, 2020 as

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Beloved childhood game comes to life in Olathe schools

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Havencroft Elementary art teacher Anna Huelskamp brainstormed with a student for an art project focused on Candy Land.

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Last fall, Havencroft Elementary art teacher Anna Huelskamp brainstormed with her fifth-graders about an art project she wanted to do with neon and black lights.

“One of the kids came up with Candy Land,” she said. “When I started looking into the history of Candy Land, I discovered that the

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Birmingham schools set March 15 as date for full return to classroom

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Students at Beverly Elementary during in-person learning. The Birmingham Public Schools board of education voted Tuesday to send students back to school five days a week beginning March 15. (Photo: Courtesy of Birmingham Public Schools)

Birmingham students are expected to return to the classroom in just more than a month after the most recent decision by the school board.

The Birmingham Public Schools board of education decided during a

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Richmond County schools work to improve learning transitions for students

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) – The Richmond County School System says about 60 percent of students chose in-person learning this semester, up from 40 percent last semester.

But because of COVID-19 numbers in the county, the district is having everyone start the semester virtually.

“Richmond County has really done a good job for the most part. All they can do to help keep the kids safe,” parent Charmetra Johnson said.

Johnson

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Iowa lawmakers likely will talk taxes, voting, guns, schools

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Legislature will convene Monday with Republicans holding large majorities and promising an agenda that could include tax cuts and changes to voting, gun and school attendance laws.

Republicans, who in November expanded their majority in the House and maintained their edge in the Senate, said they see the election as an affirmation that voters support the conservative actions they have taken since winning

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Knox County Schools’ move to virtual learning has ripple effect for other organizations

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — Knox County Schools’ announcement that all of its district schools would shift to online learning next week is causing a ripple effect of both closures/suspension of activities for related organizations as well as the expansion of other groups in order to help out.

Knox County Schools announced Wednesday evening that all of its district schools would shift to online learning beginning Monday, Dec. 14, with an

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Vermont schools will grill students on their Thanksgiving celebrations, governor announces

Vermont Gov. Phil Scott said during a press conference on Tuesday that schools in the state will include new questions during daily health checks  about whether students and their parents attended gatherings outside of their households following the Thanksgiving holiday. 

Scott noted that any students who attend events with more than just their immediate household will be required to either take online classes for a two-week quarantine period or quarantine

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Detroit pledges COVID-19 crackdown on noncompliant businesses, schools

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COVID-19 testing site at Williams Recreation Center. - CITY OF DETROIT

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  • COVID-19 testing site at Williams Recreation Center.

As the number of daily coronavirus cases continue to rise to record levels, city of Detroit officials said Monday they will step up enforcement of Michigan’s new COVID-19 restrictions.

City health inspectors will conduct unannounced inspections of businesses and schools beginning

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Whitmer closing high schools, colleges, in-person dining, casinos, theaters

Lansing — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced wide-ranging new restrictions limiting gatherings at high schools, colleges and restaurants Sunday night to combat what she described as the “worst moment” yet in the COVID-19 pandemic.

The new policies will temporarily halt in-person instruction at high schools and colleges, indoor dine-in service at restaurants and bars, and high school athletics as well as close some businesses, including movie theaters, bowling alleys and

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Bank donates nearly $100K to Contra Costa schools

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Supplies are dwindling as schools across the Bay Area continue to offer online or in-person instruction during the pandemic.

The Fremont Bank Foundation responded to this ongoing crisis by donating nearly $100,000 to five Contra Costa County school districts. Acalanes Union High, Brentwood Elementary, Danville/San Ramon Valley Unified, Liberty Union High and Walnut Creek school districts plan to use the funds to buy disinfectants, personal protective equipment,

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Northville Public Schools board of education candidates

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Schools are a hot topic these days. In the Northville Public Schools, nine candidates seek voter support to fill the four four-year positions available in the Nov. 3. Election.

The candidates are Kimberly Campbell-Voytal, Harihar Kulkarni, Blake A. Mathie, James Mazurek, Lisa McIntyre, Douglas Miller, Sarah Prescott, Lindsey Wilson and Sherrie Winfield.

Hometown Life emailed questions to the nine regarding their

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Piedmont schools name new athletic director from Atascadero

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The Piedmont Unified School District has named Bradley Smet its new director of athletics, the district announced Oct. 15.

Smet served as the head baseball coach at Atascadero High School in San Luis Obispo County and earlier as an assistant baseball and football coach at Atascadero and Templeton high schools. He also worked as a special education teacher in the Atascadero Unified School District. Smet received his bachelor’s degree

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Shaler Area students digging in to high school’s new sustainability class

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Through tree-planting, trash pickup and much more, students in Shaler Area’s fledgling sustainability class are putting their newly learned skills to good use in their own neighborhood.

Classes are supporting the preservation of Girty’s Woods, a 155-acre parcel in Reserve, Millvale and Shaler that is slated for

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Jackson Public Schools equips school buses with WiFi for virtual learning

JACKSON, Mich. (WILX) – Jackson Public Schools (JPS) is making it easier for students to connect to the Internet for remote learning.

The district switched to remote learning Tuesday after the Jackson County Health Department told 20 staff members, mostly bus drivers, to quarantine after coming into contact with a co-worker infected with COVID-19.

However, school buses will still be seen throughout Jackson.

JPS installed WiFi on all 52 of

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2 North Caldwell Schools To Close Amid Local COVID-19 Outbreak

NORTH CALDWELL, NJ — Gould and Grandview schools in North Caldwell will close for two weeks starting Monday and switch to all-online classes amid an outbreak of the coronavirus in the region, officials announced.

Part of the reason for the shutdown is that parents and guardians in the district aren’t cooperating with contact tracing efforts, according to a letter from Superintendent Linda Freda.

Both schools started the year with in-person

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Fewer K-12 students enrolled in Whatcom schools during COVID

Enrollment in nearly all of Whatcom County’s seven public school districts have dropped, some sharply, likely because of COVID-19 and the uncertainty caused by the pandemic, according to new figures and a news release from the state on Wednesday, Oct. 7.

Hundreds of Whatcom families didn’t enroll students in public schools for the start of the school year, a trend that’s being seen statewide.

In Whatcom County, only Meridian School

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D.C. opening select schools for student services

The D.C. Public Schools system is starting to allow some students back into buildings to use services offered at student support centers and to participate in career and technical education programs through October.

Ballou STAY High School on Monday became the first DCPS building to welcome students back for cosmetology and barbering programs.

Bancroft Elementary School, Cardozo Education Campus, Eastern High School, Kimball Elementary School, Kramer Middle School, Ludlow-Taylor Elementary

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