5,000 Alabama students have not shown up for any classes this year


Alabama’s superintendent said more than 5,000 public school students in the state have not shown up for any classes this year – virtual or in-person.



a little boy that is standing in the grass: State superintendent: 5,000 Alabama students have not shown up for any classes this year


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State superintendent: 5,000 Alabama students have not shown up for any classes this year

Superintendent Eric Mackey said the drop in enrollment could lead to job losses for hundreds of teachers, The Associated Press reported Thursday.

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“It’s a very difficult year instructionally and that doesn’t even touch the surface on the issues we will have with these 5,000 students who are not in school and we don’t know where they are,” he said, according to the AP.

Mackey said a small number of the students have likely chosen to enroll in private schools, the Montgomery Advertiser reported. While more students have started to return, they will not be reflected in the official enrollment count that ended 20 days after

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Over 620,000 students from 600 schools commit to 30 minutes of activity for 30 days for Dubai Fitness Challenge


(MENAFN – Emirates News Agency (WAM)) DUBAI, 21st November, 2020 (WAM) — Recognising the integral role that schools play in instilling fitness-focused habits in the country’s youth, Dubai Fitness Challenge, DFC, 2020 is ensuring that more than 620,000 students across 600 schools adopt healthier and happier lifestyles for 30 minutes for 30 days.

The fitness programme of free events, sports activities and family-friendly virtual sessions will continue throughout the month, while a new robust library of free online resources for parents and teachers will further, enable them to motivate children to get fit while having fun. Exciting activity calendars can be downloaded for free on the DFC website, catering to various learning models with over 80 fitness and wellbeing-focused activity templates and games for children aged two to 16 years. For an extra boost at home, kids can also join their beloved superheroes and cartoon characters in online workouts, wellness

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620,000 students accept Dubai Fitness Challenge – News


Children aged between 2 and 16 years can access over 80 free games and educational activities

More than 620,000 students from 600 schools in the UAE have taken on the Dubai Fitness Challenge (DFC), organisers announced on Saturday. The DFC, which began on October 30, requires participants to commit to 30 minutes of physical activity for 30 days.

Children aged between 2 and 16 years can access over 80 free games and educational activities to take part in the challenge at home or in their classrooms. Free online resources for parents and teachers are available on www.dubaifitnesschallenge.com/education.

Children can “join their beloved superheroes and cartoon characters in online workouts, wellness and dance sessions for free, easy-to-follow exercises and routines”, according to organisers.

Dr Abdulla Al Karam, Chairman of the Board of Directors and Director-General of the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA), said: “More than any other time,

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University of Alabama considers requiring all staff, students to return to campus in January


The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa may require all faculty, staff, employees and students to return to campus full-time in early January unless they have a medical excuse.

During a virtual appearance before the UA Faculty Senate on Tuesday, university officials including Chad Tindol, UA’s chief administrative officer, floated an updated plan stating that beginning Jan. 7 everyone who works for the school would be expected to cease remote work and return to campus.

The new proposal comes three weeks after after UA’s Department of Human Resources instituted a policy requiring all university faculty, staff and employees to resume in-person work at least two days a week, barring qualifying exemptions.

UA spokeswoman Monica Watts emphasized in an email on Thursday that the plan was not yet official.

“No official decisions have been made or announced about a date for full-time return next semester,” she said. “We are monitoring local health

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Hospital leaders sound alarms; Detroit to keep students home


LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Hospital leaders warned Thursday that more than 3,000 people are hospitalized with the coronavirus in Michigan, a rate that is doubling every two weeks and is expected to top the spring peak of about 4,000 by late this month.

“It’s an accelerating trend. It’s very serious,” said John Fox, president and CEO of Beaumont Health, the state’s largest system. Inpatients with COVID-19 have tripled in less than a month at Beaumont’s eight Detroit-area hospitals, he said.

Meanwhile, Detroit Public Schools, the state’s biggest school district, will suspend in-person classes next week. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said Michigan is now in the “worst part” of the pandemic. She didn’t rule out new restrictions but said people do not need an executive order or judge to “make smart decisions for ourselves and our families.”

“Unless we get our act together right now, we could be hitting our daily peak

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