Still without internet, Cedar Rapids family unsure how students will learn virtually by first day of school

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG) – The Cedar Rapids Community School District is in a race against the clock, trying to get all of its approximately 16,000 students connected to the internet before the first day of school next Monday.

a girl looking at the camera: Whitley Hudson, an incoming first grader, colors at her home in Cedar Rapids on Sept. 15, 2020.

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Whitley Hudson, an incoming first grader, colors at her home in Cedar Rapids on Sept. 15, 2020.

The school district estimated about 2,000 of its students did not have internet access at home before the Aug. 10 derecho, but they now believe that number has increased since the storm as providers continue to make repairs, according to CRCSD Executive Director of Digital Literacy Craig Barnum.

“I’ve been in education 27 years, and this is the most difficult challenge that I’ve ever faced, the hardest I’ve ever worked,” Barnum said.

Among the group of families whose internet has recently gone away is the Hudson family

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Career opportunities available virtually at Engineering Career Fair | News

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College of Engineering Career Fair will take place Sept. 15 and 16 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., with more job opportunities than ever before.

Over 400 companies are registered for the 2020 Fall Engineering Career Fair, which will take place virtually on CyHire from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 15 and 16.

The executive team at the College of Engineering has made it possible for 400 companies to attend the Engineering Career Fair, and 5,000 students are expected to attend.

Students will have opportunities for internships, networking and careers. Students who are not actively looking for an internship or job are recommended to go for networking opportunities. 

Since the fair is taking place virtually, more employers have registered to attend. This has allowed new employers who could not send representatives in the past to participate. 

Kate Cossa, program coordinator for the Engineering Career

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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.”


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University of New Haven to Virtually Unveil Transformational Bergami Center for Science, Technology, and Innovation

The new $35 Million, 45,000 square-foot academic building in the heart of campus will foster collaborative learning across multiple disciplines.

August 25, 2020

The new Bergami Center for Science, Technology, and Innovation.

The University of New Haven will virtually unveil its transformational Bergami Center for Science, Technology, and Innovation on Tuesday, August 25 at 5:30 p.m.

Originally planned pre-COVID as an in-person grand opening, the much anticipated event will now be a virtual opening as students on the West Haven campus return to classes this week for the Fall 2020 semester. Students began using the Center on Monday.

The virtual ribbon-cutting and remarks from University President Steven H. Kaplan, Ph.D., chief benefactor Samuel S. Bergami Jr. ’85 EMBA, ’02 Hon, and junior communication major Tiara Starks will be followed by a conversation featuring theoretical physicist, futurist, and best-selling author Michio Kaku. The ceremony will be highlighted by a virtual tour

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