Bridging the Gap: ISU-led tutoring program aims to help students affected by COVID learning disabilities. – Illinois State University News | Pharmicx

Eighth grader Fischer Killian sat in a classroom at Bloomington Junior High School last spring and offered a candid assessment of distance learning during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. “It was awful,” Killian said. He completed his courses online from home last year. Speaking through a Spider-Man-branded face covering, he discussed the haphazard nature of classes … Read more

Longtime Chicago public school teacher who “hunted online” to “satisfy his amoral desires” sentenced to decades in prison for sexually exploiting a child | Pharmicx

A former Chicago Public Schools elementary school teacher was sentenced Monday to 50 years in prison for child molestation and child pornography, the US Department of Justice said in a press release. Pedro Ibarra, 48, accepted a plea deal earlier this year for sexual exploitation of a child and attempted sexual exploitation of a child. … Read more

Taking a step back: US colleges return to online classes – US News & World Report | Pharmicx

By Collin Binkley, AP Education Writer As COVID-19 cases surge just before students return from winter break, dozens of U.S. colleges are moving classes back online for at least the first week of the semester — and some are warning the infection wave may not be prolonged shortly after. Harvard is moving classes online for … Read more