More than $1M from USDA to expand distance learning in Maine​

More than $1M from USDA to expand distance learning in Maine​

Bullying affects nearly one in three American schoolchildren in grades six through 10. SOURCE: WMTW Image BELFAST, Maine —Communities around Maine are getting more than $1 million in distance learning grants from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to expand opportunities for learning in rural areas. Democratic Rep. Chellie Pingree says the grants will help rural parts of Maine access new technology. A $440,000 portion of the grant will be used to help set up a distance learning network with two hubs in Belfast. Pingree says it will connect to 30…

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N.D. rural schools expand class offerings through online courses

N.D. rural schools expand class offerings through online courses

Step into a classroom during sixth period at Wolford Public School and there are 11 students taking nine courses online. About six years ago, the small, rural district — with an enrollment of 42 students — lacked course offerings, and Wolford Superintendent Larry Zavada said he longed for more academic rigor and accountability. The district was limited due to finances, and good teachers were hard to come by, according to Zavada. So, he tried something new: online classes. Now, students in Wolford are taking an array of online courses through the…

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School district to expand distance learning

School district to expand distance learning

ELKO – Elko County schools have received grant funds to improve distance learning and provide telemedicine to students. Elko County School District was recently notified it would receive $431,255 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The grant requires an involved partnership between Great Basin College, the White Pine County School District, and Communities In Schools. Elko County School District Superintendent Jeff Zander said the telemedicine will come in the form of online counseling that will be available to students in Elko and White Pine County. “Communities In Schools will provide…

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