This 15-year-old maintains a website that tracks coronavirus cases in schools

He checked states’ websites and called health departments to gather numbers. Wu figured if he could organize them all in one place it would be a valuable resource for students and parents across the country.

“I wanted to get the data out there and make the site a stable source of information,” he said.

Early on, he wasn’t able to collect much. Many states didn’t respond to his queries or told him they weren’t ready to make that information available. But by mid-September, more dashboards and Excel sheets became available and Wu began to put the numbers in one place.

His website now features case numbers for 28 states, mostly for K-12 schools. For six states, Wu has the number for K-12 schools and public colleges. Each state has its own page describing its criteria for inclusion, and some feature a breakdown by district or individual school.

Americans have been

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South Plainfield Schools Offering Support Through Social Emotional Programming, Counseling Sessions

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Through the South Plainfield School District’s Guidance Department, efforts are being made to ensure the social and emotional needs of students are being met during the current healthcare crisis.

In each building, guidance counselors are working with students one-on-one and in groups well as holding various safe and socially distant programs to provide them with much-needed interaction with their peers. 

“Our district turned to virtual learning for four months last spring and started this school year virtually as well. Many of our students have been disconnected from their peer and many do not have opportunities for social interaction” said Sam Fierra, director of guidance for the South Plainfield School District. “Our goal is to provide every student not only the opportunity to meet with their counselor but to also provide a fun activity where students can have some type of social interaction with one another.” 


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How close are S.F. schools to reopening? District officials unveil website with details

San Francisco families can now see how close the city’s school district is to meeting the requirements to reopen classrooms to students.

a table that has a sign on the side of a building: Entrance to the Administration Offices for the School District. Thursday, September 20, 2018 in San Francisco Calif.

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Entrance to the Administration Offices for the School District. Thursday, September 20, 2018 in San Francisco Calif.

The district rolled out a pandemic dashboard Tuesday detailing what it will take to reopen schools broken down into nine categories showing whether the requirements have started, are in progress, almost done or completed.

Currently, few of the individual tasks have been completed, with most “in progress.”

Under facilities, for example, the district has completed the requirement to have sufficient cleaning and disinfectant supplies, but the assessment of ventilation, building systems and other needs is in progress. Creating circulation plans of students, staff and family during the school day has started.

The district is almost done stockpiling a three-month supply of soap, tissues and other supplies and

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Players Coalition awards $350,000 for internet in schools

Players Coalition, a nonprofit founded by Anquan Boldin and Malcolm Jenkins, is donating $350,000 in grants nationwide to help provide K-12 students and schools with internet access, broadband connectivity and technology devices to make learning from home easier.

The grants are being awarded to 11 districts, schools and technology programs in Baltimore, Boston, New York, Dallas, New Orleans, Indianapolis, Philadelphia, Seattle, Washington, Ector County in Texas, and Palm Beach, Florida.

Players Coalition partnered with Chiefs for Change to ensure connectivity for low-income students in several of the selected markets.

“Education is a basic right. And this year, more than ever before, all students need access to computers and internet access at home,” Boldin says. “We’ve already lost so much in 2020 due to COVID-19, but it should not be a year where our nation’s children lose out on learning because their families have limited financial resources.”

Almost 20% of high

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Importance of Website in Schools

Internet has become one of the largest platforms of communication. It is the most effective technology available today. Building a website for school can prove to be extremely beneficial if it is done in the right way. It maybe time consuming and include a lot of effort to be put in for developing a website for the school, but it is very advantageous for the school community. The school website gives the school’s information and also clear idea about what they are good at. School websites will provide the up to dates, as well as help them to link between schools, their communities and also to the entire world.

Opportunities provided by a school website:

  • Parents become more aware about the schools functioning, and also feel involved. Through the websites parents can be easily informed about the upcoming events like activities, exams and also tips that could help children. Thus
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