school reopening

State health officials Wednesday reported 988 new cases of COVID-19  and 48 new deaths. 


Westerville City Schools will start the upcoming academic year with 100 percent remote learning, moving away from a blended learning model.

An Upper Arlington Middle School student is suing for the right to attend in-person classes this fall.

Hilliard City Schools will operate under a hybrid learning model depending on Franklin County's position on the state's advisory system.

Capital University will begin fall semester with on-line instruction on August 24th due to COVID-19. 

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State health officials Tuesday reported  more than eleven-hundred new cases of COVID-19, bringing the state's total 95,106.  

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine plans to issue an order that K-12 students returning to school must wear a mask.

  On this special mid-week bonus episode, Dan talks with Rob Moore about his new article on the Ohio Capital Journal on masks and COVID-19. The conversation roams from the evolution of opinions on masks throughout the epidemic to the challenges of school reopenings.


Columbus City Schools Superintendent Talisa Dixon says all classes k-12 will be online only for the first quarter of the school year.

Public schools should delay reopening in coronavirus hot spots but should open fully if they want to receive tens of billions of dollars in new federal aid, President Trump said in a White House briefing.

At the news conference Thursday, Trump talked in more detail than he has in the past about the reopening of schools. He also announced new guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on reopening schools.

Nearly 27 hundred Columbus City Schools teachers have signed a letter expressing concern about the district reopening for in-person classes this fall. 

The Canal Winchester school board Monday approved a reopening plan that will include in-person instruction or online instruction.

Worthington Schools officials have pushed back the district's reopening from August 19th to August 31st, based on COVID-19 recommendations from local health departments.  

Teachers in Florida are suing the state to block an emergency order requiring schools to open next month with in-person instruction. They say, with the surge of coronavirus cases, the order violates a provision in the Florida Constitution requiring the state to ensure schools are operated safely.

Columbus City Schools Superintendent Talisa Dixon says the district is considering changing its reopening plans due to COVID-19.

Worthington City Schools will require students to wear face masks in classrooms, on busses and in hallways this fall under the district's reopening plan

This fall, public school districts should prioritize full-time, in-person classes for grades K-5 and for students with special needs. That's the top-line recommendation of a new report by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine.

Whitehall City Schools have released their reopening plan  amid the coronavirus pandemic. 


As school districts consider how to approach learning this fall with no sign of the coronavirus slowing, the virus has already had devastating consequences in one rural Arizona school district.

Jena Martinez-Inzunza was one of three elementary school teachers at the Hayden Winkelman Unified School District who all tested positive for COVID-19 after teaching virtual summer school lessons together from the same classroom.

Martinez's colleague and friend, Kimberley Chavez Lopez Byrd, who taught in the district for nearly four decades, died.