We know COVID-19 will impact your child’s school year. All month long, we’re asking questions—to help you prepare. Questions like how will they clean classrooms and keep the virus out? Whether your child is learning in the classroom or at home, you have some big choices to make, and a new normal to navigate. We’re here to help you with special reports in all of our newscasts and here on NBC15.com
Class During Covid: The “Covid-slide” in standardized test scoresThe pandemic has disrupted the entire education system and that includes standardized tests. NBC15’s Amy Pflugshaupt explores what’s the right answer when trying to measure student success.
More local school districts are learning when and where their staff members can line up for the COVID-19 vaccine, including the Brodhead School District.The district has planned an early release day for January 27th, so that their educators will have the remainder of the day to get vaccinated.
NBC15’s Amy Pflugshaupt followed up with Doug Maughan, a seventh-grade science and social studies teacher at Patrick Marsh Middle School to see where student and teachers are at heading into the holiday season.
NBC15 News has been following five different classrooms, from elementary school to college level, in our "Class During Covid" series. With the Thanksgiving holiday approaching, we checked in with the director of the Paramedic Program at Madison College to see how the Paramedic Academy class has been going during this challenging school year.
Students learning vital skills needed to become paramedics have had to be flexible at Madison College Paramedic Academy. Most students have had to rely upon high-tech "sim manikins" to learn hands-on skills they'd normally learn working with human patients at hospitals or in care centers. Those health facilities have restricted access because of COVID-19 concerns.
Measuring the success in the classroom in this new Covid-era of education. NBC15 answers: What does this look like and how are students measuring up? This is part of NBC15’s special series: Class During Covid.