Op-Ed: State’s Covid-19 Education Policy Sends Mixed Message

There are a number of words one could choose to summarize 2020. For many parents who were thrust into a role they never imagined they would select: frustration, anxiety and exhaustion.  

The onset of the Covid-19 pandemic outbreak in March 2020 led to the initial statewide shutdown Continue reading “Op-Ed: State’s Covid-19 Education Policy Sends Mixed Message”

Easton, Redding, Region 9 Schools Shift to All Distance Learning

November 18, 2020

Good afternoon, ER9 Families and Staff:

As expected, the number of positive cases across both towns has continued to increase.  As of yesterday’s review of the leading indicator (the number of new cases 14-day average per 100,000 population) and the secondary Continue reading “Easton, Redding, Region 9 Schools Shift to All Distance Learning”

The Upside to Hybrid and Online Learning

As students, teachers and parents embark on a journey into uncharted territory, there is much concern about how hybrid and online education will impact student learning. The outcome will largely depend on how teachers and parents alike, use resources available to them.

Sure, online Continue reading “The Upside to Hybrid and Online Learning”

Students Worry About School Reopening

Barlow classroom set up for limited seating and social distancing. — Chloe Rozendaal Photo

When Joel Barlow High School closed in March, most students expected to return after a two-week vacation. Five months later, students are unsure if school will ever return to normal and seniors Continue reading “Students Worry About School Reopening”

Tutoring Amid the Pandemic

In the beginning of this pandemic, I wanted to find a way to help others in my community. After researching ideas I read that tutoring younger students during distance learning was a great option for highschoolers, like me, to help during the crisis. 

While considering this option, Continue reading “Tutoring Amid the Pandemic”

Silver Linings

Throughout these past few months of quarantine and ambiguity of what our future would look like, it was easy to focus on the negative energy that surrounded us. Each day was filled with concern about our health, livelihoods, and education. We have had to become accustomed to a new Continue reading “Silver Linings”