Education task force releases report highlighting COVID-19 inequities in school

SAN DIEGO COUNTY, Calif. — An education task force released a report Monday highlighting the urgency for every San Diego County student to have equitable access to learning during the COVID-19 pandemic.

For distance learning to be equitable, teachers must have training, parents and caregivers must have resources and students have supportive learning environments, according to the Equitable Distance Learning Taskforce — a countywide group of school districts, education experts, nonprofit organizations and community leaders.

The report says that technological devices and sufficient connectivity are a necessary educational investment, but not enough to promote equity in learning.

“We all have a responsibility and role to play in supporting San Diego’s children, youth and families,” said Erin Hogeboom, director of San Diego for Every Child — a nonprofit dedicated to cutting child poverty in San Diego County by 50% by 2030.

“COVID-19 has disproportionately hit and affected our community, and getting

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NCHSAA releases updated guidelines for off-season skill development

— The N.C. High School Athletic Association released updated guidelines for off-season skill development sessions on Wednesday, which closely mirror the previous Phase 2 guidelines with some additional information.

Skill development sessions are held during the school year each year, but have different rules in place from summer workouts.

“Since the school year has begun, we are now also into that period of time when skill development guidelines must be used. Unlike normal starts to the year, ALL sports are in the off season and are governed by those skill development guidelines,” NCHSAA Commissioner Que Tucker wrote in an email to member schools on Wednesday morning.

On any given day, a student-athlete is limited 90 minutes of skill development, including weight training or conditioning, warm-ups, cool downs, meetings, video review, breaks, and other similar activities. Skill-development sessions are optional and cannot

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