Student Well-Being Collection

Schools and the Flu

Student Well-Being Commentary Don't Lose H1N1's 'Teachable Moment'
How to leverage technology to provide extended and continuous learning time is something schools can take away from the flu outbreak, writes Superintendent Patrick Russo of Henrico County, Va.
Patrick Russo, January 11, 2010
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Federal Swine Flu Vaccine Now Plentiful in Half the States
After weeks of shortages, swine flu vaccine is plentiful enough that nearly half the states now say everyone can get it, not just people in high-risk groups.
The Associated Press, December 17, 2009
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Education Some Miss. Schools Balk at Giving Swine-Flu Shots
Swine flu shots remain in demand across the state with some clinics temporarily running out of the vaccine. Some schools, however, are balking at giving swine flu shots altogether.
The Associated Press, November 16, 2009
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Science Web Connects K-12 Students With Scientists
Universities and science organizations have launched initiatives to make advanced scientific work seem less intimidating and more appealing.
Sean Cavanagh, November 9, 2009
8 min read
Education Should School Close When the Flu Hits? New Evidence for Educators
A study published this month offers new advice on the optimal time for closing schools when a flu outbreak strikes.
Debra Viadero, November 6, 2009
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Education Swine Flu Vaccination Starts at 125 N.Y.C. Schools
New York City officials began administering swine flu vaccine to schoolchildren Wednesday in an effort to head off a repeat of last spring's outbreak that sickened hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers and closed dozens of schools.
The Associated Press, October 28, 2009
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Families & the Community Schools Taking Part in Campaign to Give Swine-Flu Vaccine
Educators and health officials are facing logistical challenges and questions from parents.
Lisa Fine, October 19, 2009
6 min read
Education H1N1 Flu Virus Vaccine Fears
With the H1N1 (swine) flu vaccine now being distributed to children across the United States, the debate over vaccine safety has resurfaced, according to the New York Times.
Bryan Toporek, October 16, 2009
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Federal CDC: 76 Children Dead of Swine Flu as Cases Rise
Health officials said Friday that 76 U.S. children have died of swine flu, including 19 new reports in the past week — more evidence the new virus is unusually dangerous for the young.
The Associated Press, October 12, 2009
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Education Online Resources to Get Schools Ready for Flu Season
With flu season on the horizon, schools are preparing to deal with closures and exploring the potential for technology to provide continuity of learning.
Katie Ash, October 5, 2009
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Education Flu Frustrations
Mrs. Bluebird has about had it with parents who expect teachers, at a moment's notice, to gather missing work for sick kids and then don't even bother to come in and pick it up.
Anthony Rebora, September 29, 2009
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Federal School Nurse Shortage Hampers Swine-Flu Response
As schools grapple with a resurgence of swine flu, many districts have few or no nurses to prevent or respond to outbreaks, leaving students more vulnerable to a virus that spreads easily in classrooms and takes a heavier toll on children and young adults.
The Associated Press, September 25, 2009
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Student Well-Being Swine-Flu Plans Put E-Learning in the Spotlight
The U.S. government and schools have plans to step up virtual learning if the H1N1 flu causes heavy student absences or building closures.
Michelle R. Davis & Katie Ash, September 9, 2009
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Special Education Ed. Dept. Gives Guidance on Providing Special Education During a Swine Flu Outbreak
The department suggests that school officials consider ways of providing educational materials in accessible formats or through the use of auxiliary aids and services in order for a student with a disability to participate in a distance-learning program.
September 8, 2009
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