New York students set up class in school parking lot to protest budget cuts

High school seniors in Lansingburgh, N.Y., set up class in a school parking lot Thursday to protest state budget cuts and school reopening modifications, according to WRGB.

The protest comes after New York cut 20% of school funding across the state, which led some school districts, including the Lansingburgh Central School District, to change reopening plans.

Students in grades 3-12 who opted to attend class in person before the start of the 2020-2021 school year under the district’s hybrid learning model are now required to partake in remote learning.

“Lansingburgh is more reliant on state aid than wealthier, suburban school districts, and the decision to cut state aid means a loss of $6.5 million from our annual operating budget. This funding cut made it very financially difficult to reopen using the district’s original plan,” the school’s website reads.

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Lansingburgh Central School

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‘There’s a lot of uncertainty’: Families of special education students unsure how accommodations will be met virtually | Richmond Latest News

Hanover County is preparing for about 60% of its entire student population to be back in school under a relatively normal five-day school week. The system expects 56% of the 2,600 county students who receive special education accommodations to resume in-person learning, a spokesman said.

Select K-12 special education students in Chesterfield could return to four days of in-person instruction as early as Sept. 29. Downing says her son meets the threshold to be in the first cohort, but said the school system says otherwise.

Chesterfield’s Director of Special Education Diane Glover, who did not make herself available for an interview, wrote in an email that Cohort 1 “includes students with disabilities who receive adapted instruction on the aligned standards of learning, as well as students served in the Intensive Day Program, Autism Day Program, Intellectual Disability-Severe Program and Early Childhood Special Education as determined by the IEP team.”

“We

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The August jobs report is a lot better than it looks. Here’s why (and why it may not last)

ECONOMIC REPORT



a person in a room: Schools across the country are using remote learning in an effort to continue teaching during the coronavirus pandemic. The U.S. economy regained 1.4 million jobs in August.


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Schools across the country are using remote learning in an effort to continue teaching during the coronavirus pandemic. The U.S. economy regained 1.4 million jobs in August.

The biggest and undoubtedly best news in U.S. jobs report for August was a huge increase in the number of people who said they went back to work.

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Officially, the government said the economy regained 1.4 million jobs last month based on a survey of business establishments and places where people work. That was a touch better than Wall (DJIA) expected.

Read: U.S. regains 1.4 million jobs in August and unemployment drops to 8.4%

Yet a separate survey of American households indicated that a much larger 3.8 million people found employment in August. And some 2.8 million said they were no longer unemployed. The big moves help explain why the unemployment rate sank to 8.4% last

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