For international students at the College of Idaho, coronavirus means isolating on campus, far from their families and homes.
The university says students who leave campus apartments pose a health risk to their roommates, the Idaho Statesman reported Saturday.
Tracking Idaho’s coronavirus cases since March 25, when Gov. Brad Little issued a statewide stay-at-home directive.
Ten states have closed schools for the rest of the academic year, Education Week reports. The State Board of Education is expected to revisit Idaho’s school closures Monday.
“We’re going to have to be flexible and take what I am hoping is a common-sense approach to this,” one SDE official said.
An infusion of federal money will help fill holes in Idaho’s education budget — in the short run. But the recent history is sobering; it took years for education to recover from cuts made during the Great Recession.
Education leaders are already pursuing options for juniors to take the SAT in the summer or fall instead.
Jason Bransford, CEO of Idaho’s Gem Innovation Schools, says the coronavirus crisis gives educators a chance to connect with kids in new ways, including online.