MSN - AP World http://syn2.thecanadianpress.com:8080/mrss/feed/fcf7391a2f354311807f0501c16bde6a MSN - AP World Copyright © 2010-2018 The Canadian Press. All rights reserved. http://www.rssboard.org/rss-specification Thu, 22 Oct 2020 17:07:29 +0000 Chicago schools will have remote classes this fall http://syn2.thecanadianpress.com:8080/mrss/feed/fcf7391a2f354311807f0501c16bde6a/a1dd5db4f470496eb9760bbd8240676e Chicago officials say the nation's third largest school district will rely on remote instruction to start the school year because of coronavirus. Students won't return to school buildings until November, at the earliest. (Aug. 5) a1dd5db4f470496eb9760bbd8240676e Wed, 05 Aug 2020 18:26:38 +0000 SHOTLIST:RESTRICTION SUMMARY: POOL Chicago - 5 August 20201. Chicago Public Schools CEO Janice Jackson, Mayor Lori Lightfoot and others enter room for news conference ++PARTIALLY COVERED++ 2. SOUNDBITE (English) Dr. Janice Jackson, Chicago Public Schools CEO:"In a perfect world, students would be in classrooms more, not less. But unfortunately, that is not where we find ourselves today. As we have said all along, our decision to reopen school will rest with the science. It will be guided by the science, the counsel of our public health officials and by the responses that we receive from our families through a robust community engagement process."++WHITE FLASH++3. SOUNDBITE (English) Dr. Janice Jackson, Chicago Public Schools CEO:"We will begin the new school year learning at home and continue learning remotely for the first quarter, which ends on November 6."++WHITE FLASH++4. SOUNDBITE (English) Mayor Lori Lightfoot, (D) Chicago:"To start the school year, will certainly look different from anything before. But our commitment to giving our students the most engaging and nurturing learning environment has not wavered and will not."++ENDS ON SOUNDBITE++STORYLINE: Chicago's mayor has announced that the nation's third-largest school district will not welcome students back to the classroom this fall, after all.The city's public schools will instead rely only on remote instruction to start the school year. Mayor Lori Lightfoot said Wednesday that the shift is based on a recent uptick in coronavirus cases. The district last month unveiled a tentative hybrid plan for the fall semester, which begins Sept. 8. But officials said it was subject to change depending on families' feedback and area trends in coronavirus cases. The Chicago Teachers Union strongly opposed the district's hybrid proposal and called for virtual instruction to start the year, saying it wasn't possible to keep staff and more than 300,000 students safe.The Los Angeles Unified School District has decided against reopening later this month for in-person learning. School officials say it would not be safe for students to do so while the coronavirus continues to spread.New York City has announced a plan to do hybrid instruction, where students would be in school buildings in small groups on some days of the week but would learn remotely from home on other days. The state's governor hasn't said yet whether he will approve the city's plan.For most people, the virus causes mild or moderate symptoms. But it can cause severe symptoms in and be fatal for others, especially older adults and people with existing health problems.===========================================================Clients are reminded: (i) to check the terms of their licence agreements for use of content outside news programming and that further advice and assistance can be obtained from the AP Archive on: Tel +44 (0) 20 7482 7482 Email: info@aparchive.com(ii) they should check with the applicable collecting society in their Territory regarding the clearance of any sound recording or performance included within the AP Television News service (iii) they have editorial responsibility for the use of all and any content included within the AP Television News service and for libel, privacy, compliance and third party rights applicable to their Territory. Chicago officials say the nation's third largest school district will rely on remote instruction to start the school year because of coronavirus. Students won't return to school buildings until November, at the earliest. (Aug. 5) Chicago schools will have remote classes this fall