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As Schools Prepare to Reopen, Visual Communication Will be Critical

As Schools Prepare to Reopen, Visual Communication Will be Critical

As colleges and K-12 schools plan for classes this fall — online, in classrooms, or a hybrid of both — those that opt for some form of in-person instruction will need to deliver it safely, ever-mindful of the coronavirus that’s still present.

Getting Ready for K-12 Schools to Open

Getting Ready for K-12 Schools to Open

The COVID-19 virus has played havoc for schools of all types, and in every state opening schedules will be different. Public schools differ from private education facilities, campus officials taking into account the needs and safety of students, teachers and staff.



Pediatricians Say Kids Better Off in School — When It

Pediatricians Say Kids Better Off in School — When It's Safe Again

The American Academy of Pediatrics joined with three education organizations to weigh in on the conversation regarding the return to school. Their perspective: Yes, children learn best when they're in the classroom; but only when it's safe to do so.

How to Keep COVID-19 from Negatively Impacting Learning Space Design

How to Keep COVID-19 from Negatively Impacting Learning Space Design

Here are five tips that all districts can use to reimagine the learning space design process in both the current environment, and in a post-COVID world.

NRF Calls on Retailers to Set Nationwide Mask Policy

NRF Calls on Retailers to Set Nationwide Mask Policy

The National Retail Federation issued the following statement encouraging all retailers to adopt a nationwide policy that requires customers to wear face coverings or masks to protect the health and well-being of customers, associates and partners during the coronavirus pandemic:

Who is Open, Who is Not

Who is Open, Who is Not

Plans to open schools were moving along quite nicely, until now. President Donald Trump and his advisors from the Education Department are pushing that schools open on time. The coronavirus might have other plans.

LA and San Diego School Districts Delay Fall In-person Classes; WHO says pandemic worsening

Breaking ranks with a heavily suggested 2020 school start, two of the largest school districts in the United States will begin classes this fall online. The Los Angeles and San Diego unified school districts will begin online only as the state continues to fight a heighten caseload of COVID-19

Cuomos Plans to Reopen New York Schools Includes Tracking Visitors

Cuomos Plans to Reopen New York Schools Includes Tracking Visitors

An action plan laid out by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) on Monday calls for reopening New York schools in regions of the state with less than a 5 percent coronavirus infection rate.

Trump Officials Push Schools to Reopen, Setting up a Fight

Trump Officials Push Schools to Reopen, Setting up a Fight

White House administration officials pushed for a full reopening of U.S. schools in the fall on Wednesday, though they stopped short of providing detailed plans for how to return students to the classroom as the coronavirus pandemic worsens.

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Virginia Tech Announces COVID-19 Testing and Tracing Plan

Virginia Tech outlined a comprehensive testing, tracing and case management plan as the campus prepares for students, faculty, and staff to return in the fall.

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