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Virtual Classrooms

Stories about the technology associated with learning in a virtual space, as opposed to a physical classroom. Stories involve video conference software and online educational programs that are becoming increasingly common in both K-12 school districts and institutions of higher education.

Pittsburgh Public Schools requires facilities without air conditioning to move to remote learning when the heat index exceeds 90 degrees, and 38 of its 54 schools did so this week due to a heat wave hitting the city.
An ongoing education equity deals with a policy whereby researchers, in order to gain access to private education data, must agree not to release information from the data or testify about it without advance permission.
Baltimore County Public Schools has been sending students to its virtual learning program as a disciplinary measure, but some experts and parents say those students need more in-person support, not less.
School administrators who use PowerSchool's Schoology Learning platform will have access to online tutoring programs offered through Skooli, which recruits licensed teachers for personalized one-on-one lessons.
A group of low-income students of color is suing California education officials for not providing the means to learn from home. They're not seeking damages but court-ordered measures to close the statewide learning gap.
Following the success of biology courses aided by technology from Dreamscape Immersive, Arizona State University is hoping to make more use of virtual reality for other course subjects moving forward.
CSUCI's third online bachelor's degree program comes at a moment when health-care workers are in demand, and students are increasingly calling for flexible, remote or hybrid learning options.
In the event their new Highland Springs school fails to pass final inspection, Aiken County Public School District officials are planning to use five e-learning days allotted by state law to start the year on time.
AI's potential to create personalized learning experiences, as well as reactive and proactive coaching and tutoring tools, could help institutions meet expectations of adult online learners and raise completion rates.
NYC will be the first major school system in the nation to offer such an expansive program, including more course offerings and the ability to take classes at non-traditional times, like evenings and weekends.