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US News Confinement: why schools, colleges and high schools will this time remain open

11:20  29 october  2020
11:20  29 october  2020 Source:   francetvinfo.fr

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Among high school students and staff, new infections dropped off sharply once winter break started. But in the elementary schools , the (already low) rate of new cases held steady. Fontanet says that pattern suggests that while high schoolers were catching the virus at school , the younger pupils

Many schools will not be able to stay open past the end of the week, says a head teachers' leader. The government's chief scientific adviser has reiterated that schools will remain open for now. But Sir Patrick Vallance, speaking to MPs at a hearing on Tuesday afternoon, said school closures were still

Reasons linked to school dropout and the economy explain this choice in particular. The head of state however specified, in his speech on Wednesday, that the health protocols will be strengthened in these establishments.

  Confinement : pourquoi les écoles, collèges et lycées vont cette fois rester ouverts © Supplied by Franceinfo

This is one of the main differences with the first containment set up in the spring. Emmanuel Macron announced on Wednesday October 28 that nurseries, schools, colleges and high schools in France would remain open during the new confinement period decreed from Friday, until at least December 1, to try to stem the second wave of the Covid-19 epidemic .

Why such a decision? Here are some answers.

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Opening schools by September is doable if the U.S. can manufacture "simple throat swab tests" It would be irresponsible to open schools without a parallel plan for remote learning from home, said If large swaths of children are being sent home for weeks at a time , that also means parents may need

Sunday Times report that said schools could reopen on 11 May. UK schools were closed to all but vulnerable children and those of key workers on 20 March. Mr Williamson said: "People are anxious to know when we're going to relax restrictions, when schools are likely to be fully back and open again.

To avoid dropping out of school

"Our children cannot be permanently deprived of instruction, education, contact with the school system", explained the President of the Republic during his speech. And Emmanuel Macron to justify this decision by the fight against dropping out of school: "Too many consequences, too much damage, in particular for the most modest".

According to a survey published in July by the department of evaluation, forecasting and performance , the statistics division of the Ministry of Education, primary and secondary teachers considered that they did not being able to follow 6% and 10% of their students respectively during the first confinement.

This phenomenon particularly affects students enrolled in vocational education, and those from disadvantaged backgrounds, who

sometimes lacked adequate equipment or sufficient support to follow distance learning courses. At the end of March, a history-geography teacher from Seine-Saint-Denis was alarmed on franceinfo to see in some classes only 40% of students connect to the platform set up by her college.

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School districts all of a sudden were being told you have to offer parents and families the option of five days a week in the building. If the governor wants to open schools publicly, how about we invite him to come and teach in the classroom? Today the school remain closed, a week after that reopening.

But there have been school -based outbreaks in countries with higher community infection levels and countries that apparently eased safety guidelines too Schools will need to ensure that they circulate fresh air, whether by filtering the air, pumping it in from the outside, or simply by opening windows

The start of the September school year fortunately allowed us to see the majority of drop-out students on the school benches. Quoted by Le Monde

in mid-October (paid article), the rector of the academy of Créteil (Val-de-Marne) indicated that he had "only 170 students who have not honored their registration, ie four per municipality, probably because of relocations ". This measure taken by the government therefore aims to ensure that these children and young adults who have returned to school do not once again break the link with the education system. In order not to further harm the economy

More pragmatically, letting the youngest attend classrooms despite being confined also allows their parents to work more easily. One way of not putting more strain on an economic activity that is about to undergo a new slowdown.

"The economy must neither stop nor collapse", insisted Emmanuel Macron in his speech, promising that the activity would continue "with more intensity" compared to the first confinement. The stakes are high: last April, a month spent entirely under confinement, activity had fallen by more than 30% in France. Invited Wednesday morning from Sud-Radio, the Minister Delegate in charge of Public Accounts, Olivier Dussopt, estimated that the impact on the French economy of a strict one-month reconfinement would represent between 2 and 2.5 points of GDP.

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Higher and Advanced Higher exams will go ahead as usual, but "slightly later" in the year. He confirmed there is a contingency plan should they also What about schools in local restriction areas? If coronavirus cases rise in an area of England, schools will use a four-stage tier system of extra

Heber Marquez, a high school English teacher at the Maywood Center for Enriched Studies in Los Angeles County, estimated that just 45 percent of his “It makes it very difficult to log on at the same time as feeding breakfast to their siblings or helping with chores.” Many schools are making efforts to

Keeping the doors of schools open thus enters into the logic of "eco-compatible confinement" that Philippe Amouyel, professor of public health at the Lille University Hospital,

recently called for , and which consists of " still confining to the maximum relationships in the private system trying to keep the economy "afloat." Because the youngest remain less vulnerable to Covid-19

The second wave may well be, in the words of Emmanuel Macron, "undoubtedly harder and more deadly than the first", it once again seems

to strike less harshly the younger . According to the latest figures available in the epidemiological point of Public Health France, the incidence rate (that is to say the number of positive cases per 100,000 people per week) was not in the week of 12 as of October 18, only 94 for 0-14 year olds, compared to 367 for 15-44 year olds, 272 for 45-64 year olds, 164 for 65-74 year olds, and 195 for 75 and over.

It is also among 0-14 year olds that the positivity rate for screenings carried out that week is the lowest: 9.6%, against 14% among 15-44 year olds, 14.9% among 45 -64 years, 13.7% among 65-74 years and 13.8% among 75 years and over.

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The structure of higher education as it is still largely practiced in America is as old as those Manchester mills, based on a calendar that dates from a time when students had to go home One of these would transform the way students pay for higher education. “ Why not use that to actually engage them?”

schools , colleges and universities remain open . places of worship remain open , subject to the rule of 6. weddings and funerals can go ahead with exercise classes and organised sport can continue to take place outdoors; these will only be permitted indoors if it is possible for people to avoid mixing

"Children are less contaminated and less contaminating, but we must all the same strengthen the existing measures", however estimated on LCI

Professor Robert Cohen, pediatrician and infectious disease specialist at the intercommunal hospital of Créteil (Val-de-Marne ). This involves "a ventilation of the classes higher than normal and a non-mixing of classes, in particular in the canteen". An analysis that goes in the direction of the presidential announcements: nurseries, schools, colleges and high schools will only remain open with a "reinforced" health protocol, said Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday evening. It is difficult at this time to know exactly what additional measures will be taken. In recent days, the wearing of masks for children from 6 years old was demanded by some health professionals. The head of state did not mention it in his speech, but the Minister of Education, Jean-Michel Blanquer, is expected to provide details on the new protocol as early as Thursday morning.

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