School is Back in Session, but Kindergarteners Are Missing

It didn’t take more than one day of virtual kindergarten for Ryan Greenberg’s 5-year-old daughter, Samantha, to break down in tears, begging to go back to regular school where she could see other kids face-to-face.

“I’ll wear two masks,” she told him.

But for Samantha, in Montclair, N.J., and for hundreds of thousands of other children across the country, school will continue to be remote for at least the first weeks of school due to the coronavirus pandemic.

And while this school year has posed new challenges for students of all ages, it’s proving especially challenging for children as young as 4 or 5 years old to sit in front of computer screens for hours each day, learning how to navigate websites and how to mute and unmute their microphones during virtual lessons. Viral videos have captured the patience and energy required of teachers to keep young students engaged.

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Despite successful first days, challenges remain

While school may be back in session for students across Ontario County, it won’t look like last year.

With many districts implementing remote and hybrid models of learning for students, along with other safeguards such as social distancing, mask-wearing and temperature checks, the first day back has been quite different for many.

Although that doesn’t mean staff and students aren’t excited to be coming back, according to Bloomfield Central School District Superintendent Andy Doell, who said his faculty and staff were “very excited about welcoming students back.”

With the first day of school on Wednesday September 9, Doell said how while students in kindergarten through 8th grade were back at school five days a week, older students in grades 9 through 12 were learning remotely until next week, after which they’ll have “the option to work on campus if they would like,” he wrote

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Stocks fall but end off session lows as investors continue to rotate out of tech and momentum sectors


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Stocks finished with losses but off session lows in choppy trade on Wall Street on Friday, with some previously unloved sectors finding support as technology and other highflying segments felt the pressure of continued profit-taking.


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U.S. markets on Monday will be closed in observance of Labor Day, a factor that might have added to market volatility by sapping volume in the run-up to the long holiday weekend.

How did stock-market benchmarks perform?

The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) closed 159.42 points lower, down 0.6%, at 28133.31, after falling 628 points at its session low. The blue-chip gauge bounced in the final hour of trading, briefly pushing back into positive territory before falling back. The S&P 500 index (SPX) dropped 28.10 points, or 0.8%, to finish at 3,426.96, while the Nasdaq Composite Index (COMP) declined 144.97 points, or 1.3%, to end at 11,313.13. The

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US stocks stage huge comeback, still close lower in volatile post-jobs-report session

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  • US stocks ended Friday lower, even after the August jobs report showed strong job additions and a better-than-expected unemployment rate.
  • Major indexes were dragged lower by their most heavily weighted tech stocks for a second straight day.
  • Megacap tech names like Amazon, Microsoft, and Alphabet led declines.
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US stocks closed lower to cap off a volatile session. Major indexes dove shortly after the market open, only to stage a sharp recovery in the afternoon before drifting lower once to end the day.

The losses came amid reports that the Japanese conglomerate SoftBank was responsible for buying market-moving chunks of megacap tech stocks over the past several months. Names like Amazon, Microsoft, and Google were among the biggest drags on major indexes Friday.

Traders also weighed the August jobs report. The US added 1.37 million jobs in

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