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Mother questions why daughter was withdrawn from school after technical issues in online classes

SCOTTSDALE, AZ — It has been an unusual start to the school year across the country. Many districts opted to start the year with online classes only, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

This has proven to be a challenge for teachers, students, and their families. As with anything online, technical problems are usually a part of the package.

So, what happens if a child’s computer freezes or they are kicked out of their Google classroom during class?

It kept happening to a 13-year-old student from Scottsdale’s Mohave Middle School.

The child’s mother reached out to ABC15 extremely upset after receiving an email from the school, notifying her that her daughter was no longer a student there.

The letter from an administrative assistant at the school read: “This is to inform you that <student> has been withdrawn from Mohave Middle School due to her excessive unexcused absences pursuant to A.R.S. 15-901(a).

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Longmont, Boulder, Other Libraries Offering Free Lynda.com Technical Classes

Library patrons in an area stretching from Loveland to Broomfield can now access classes on Lynda.com for free using their library card number.

The Flatirons Library Consortium — comprising Longmont, Boulder, Broomfield, Louisville, Lafayette and Loveland public libraries — has signed a contract with Lynda.com .

Library patrons need only to sign up for a profile on Lynda.com using their library card information to access the free classes.

Lynda.com , which was acquired by LinkedIn in 2015, offers online classes in technical skills — everything from animation email marketing to web design.

Pennie Burris, head of adult services at Longmont Public Library, said that the partnership should help library patrons improve their technical skills to either find a job or move up in a job they already have.

“Lynda mostly focuses on technology-based skills, like music or computer programs or project management … It’s not knitting and cooking and that

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Technical glitches disrupt classes as students take classes online

  • As many students went back to school online on Tuesday, they were met with technical glitches that disrupted their learning. 
  • The online learning platform Blackboard, which serves more than 20 million US students reported that websites for one of its learning products were failing to load or were loading slowly, and users were unable to register on the first day of school.
  • Other sites like Google Drive also crashed. 
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HOUSTON (AP) — Students across the US ran into computer glitches Tuesday as they began the school year with online instruction at home because of the coronavirus, adding to the list of problems that have thrust many a harried parent into the role of teacher’s aide and tech support person.

The online learning platform Blackboard, which provides technology for 70 of the nation’s 100 biggest districts and serves more than 20 million US students

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Computer glitches disrupt classes as schools return online

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Some technology issues as more Kansas schools begin classes

Students and teachers facing an already challenging new school year dealt with technology issues as more Kansas school districts reopened Tuesday with many students working online.

In Olathe, service was interrupted Tuesday morning when nearly 50,000 users on separate devices tried to log on to the district’s online teaching system that is designed for 30,000 students, school officials said.

The district’s middle and high school students were using only remote learning, while elementary students started with a hybrid of online and in-person classes.

The district had previously increased its bandwidth. After more servers were added, the disruption was cleared by mid-morning Tuesday, said spokesman Cody Kennedy, who declined to speculate on why traffic on the system was so unexpectedly heavy.

In Wichita, where students in sixth through 12th grades were only online and elementary students started with the hybrid model, the district had enough devices for online students

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Computer glitches disrupt classes nationwide as schools return online

HOUSTON — Students across the U.S. ran into computer glitches Tuesday as they began the school year with online instruction at home because of the coronavirus threat, adding to the list of problems that have thrust many a harried parent into the role of teacher’s aide and tech support person.

The online learning platform Blackboard, which provides technology for 70 of the nation’s 100 biggest districts and serves more than 20 million U.S. students from kindergarten through 12th grade, reported that websites were failing to load or were loading slowly, and users were unable to register on the first day of school.

Three of Texas’ largest school districts — Houston, Dallas and Fort Worth — were hit with technical problems, as were school systems in places such as Idaho and Kansas. A ransomware attack forced schools in Hartford, Connecticut, to postpone Tuesday’s start of online and in-person classes.

Elsewhere around

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