Distance learning will be new for all students this fall. But, it may pose additional challenges for students with learning disabilities. WDIO spoke to a special education teacher about her experience teaching students with learning disabilities from afar.
It was the first day of classes for students at UWS Wednesday and campus is a little quieter with some students doing classes online and others on campus.
Rather than learning in a central classroom as part of a group, many students will be learning from a distance in kitchens and living rooms this fall. WDIO spoke to one Northland family about their experience with distance learning.
Some students will be doing distance learning 24/7 and while kids are very tech savvy, a concern with using the computer all day is online safety. Local cyber security experts are offering tips for families with distance learning students.
While distance learning will be an adjustment for all students this school year, some say it will be even more of an adjustment for students with disabilities. WDIO spoke to one Northland family about their experience with distance learning.
In both Minnesota and Wisconsin, the state education departments laid out guidelines but did not tell districts how to do school this fall. The Northland's smaller districts say there are advantages and disadvantages to their size.
Duluth Superintendent John Magas stepped into the job at a tough time. He had to jump right into long school board meetings and immersing himself in Minnesota's COVID-19 requirements for school this fall.
Students were welcomed back by excited teachers for the start of the new school year Tuesday with the first day of classes starting for the Superior School District.
As classes resume for local colleges and universities, some international students in the Northland won’t be on campus this fall due to U.S. travel restrictions.
Colleges and universities in the Northland have spent the summer working tirelessly on measures to protect everyone on campus from the coronavirus by implementing new health and safety measures.