• Des Moines Students Will Stay Online for Now; School Board Votes to Work on Hybrid Plan

    15 days ago - By Who TV

    DES MOINES, Iowa - Des Moines students will continue learning online for the foreseeable future, as the district works out how and when to return to in-person classes.
    On Tuesday night, the Des Moines school board voted to work toward a hybrid learning model, a mix of both in-person and online instruction. This comes a week after a Polk County judge denied the district's request for a temporary injunction to legally continue 100 percent virtual learning.
    Board members said the transition to hybrid learning will be dependent on local COVID-19 conditions.
    Des Moines will continue to monitor...
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  • Students and Staff Hold Iowa Sickout Demonstration for 100% Virtual Instruction at Universities

    Students and Staff Hold Iowa Sickout Demonstration for 100% Virtual Instruction at Universities

    15 days ago - By Who TV

    AMES, Iowa - Students and faculty at Iowa State University and the University of Iowa participated in the “Iowa Sickout” on Tuesday, urging students and faculty to call in sick to work and class.
    This demonstration on both campuses was led by the Iowa Student Action organization. Participants have called their university's administrators and the Board of Regents to demand 100% virtual learning to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
    One organizer, Alexa Rodriguez, said that public health guidelines are doing little to prevent the spread of COVID-19 on both campuses.
    “No matter what we...
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