Spotlight on the Flu and Schools

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On the Flu and Schools


The Education Week Spotlight on the Flu and Schools brings together a collection of articles hand-picked by our editors for their insights on:

  • Using online learning to continue students' education if they are out of school
  • Tips to create e-learning plans in the event of swine flu or other circumstances that cause student absences
  • How some schools are responding to the flu
  • Strategies to provide continuous education when schools are closed
  • CDC guidelines on the H1N1 flu virus for schools

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The U.S. government and schools have plans to step up virtual learning if the H1N1 flu causes heavy student absences or building closures.
September 9, 2009 | Updated: April 4, 2012 - Education Week

Districts examine their plans for how they would educate students during extended school closures.
May 12, 2009 - Education Week

Schools need not close because of H1N1 “swine flu” cases, according to the Centers for Disease Control.
August 13, 2009 - Education Week (Web)

School officials were still grappling late last week with the practical consequences of the closures, such as the disruption to spring standardized testing and its effect on state and federal accountability demands.
May 8, 2009 - Education Week

Debra Munk, the principal of a high school that closed this spring because of a suspected swine-flu case, recommends ways both to prepare for such a situation and to maintain instruction through distance learning.
August 7, 2009 - Education Week (Web)

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