School infrastructure

FILE - In this Thursday, July 16, 2020, file photo, Superintendent Keith Perrigan shows the new seating configuration on the school buses for the upcoming school year, in Bristol, Va., where a maximum of 22 students can be on the bus, amid the coronavirus pandemic. (David Crigger/Bristol Herald Courier via AP, File)
1010 WINS Newsroom
August 05, 2020 - 7:13 am
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — School districts nationwide puzzling over how to safely educate children during a pandemic have a more immediate challenge — getting 26 million bus-riding students there in the first place. Few challenges are proving to be more daunting than figuring out how to maintain...
Read More
A worker wearing a mask to protect against the coronavirus walks past space themed displays promoting an online service in Beijing, China on Monday, Aug. 3, 2020. An outbreak in China's far northwestern region of Xinjiang is continuing to subside. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
1010 WINS Newsroom
August 03, 2020 - 10:14 pm
BEIJING — Both mainland China and Hong Kong reported fewer new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday as strict measures to contain new infections appear to be taking effect. Mainland China announced 36 new cases across the country, down from 43 the previous day. Of those, 28 were in the northwestern region...
Read More
Students are brought to school by their parents in Rostock, Germany Monday, Aug. 3, 2020 as Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania is the first federal state to resume regular school operations throughout the state. About 150,000 students are expected to attend their schools. (Bernd W'stneck/dpa-Zentralbild/dpa via AP)
1010 WINS Newsroom
August 03, 2020 - 7:54 am
BERLIN (AP) — Children returned to school Monday in the northeastern German state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, the first in the country to start the new school year following nationwide shutdowns at the height of the coronavirus pandemic in March. Federal Education Minister Anja Karliczek has...
Read More
District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser speaks during an announcement that District of Columbia public schools will be all virtual through Nov. 6, during a news conference, Thursday, July 30, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
1010 WINS Newsroom
July 30, 2020 - 3:06 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Public schools in the nation's capital will open this fall with full-time computer distance learning, as officials have abandoned their initial plans to use a combination of distance and in-person instruction. Mayor Muriel Bowser's announcement Thursday was widely expected as all...
Read More
Fairfax County Public School buses are lined up at a maintenance facility in Lorton, Va., Friday, July 24, 2020. The nation's 10th largest school district plans an all-virtual start to the fall semester amid the Covid-19 pandemic. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
1010 WINS Newsroom
July 28, 2020 - 7:35 pm
One of the nation's largest teachers unions is authorizing its members to strike if their schools plan to reopen without proper safety measures in the middle of the global pandemic. The American Federation of Teachers, which represents 1.7 million school employees, issued a resolution on Tuesday...
Read More
Consulate workers remove items from the Consulate General of China Friday, July 24, 2020, in Houston. The U.S.government has ordered the Houston consulate to close by Friday. (Brett Coomer/Houston Chronicle via AP)
1010 WINS Newsroom
July 24, 2020 - 4:37 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Workers at China's consulate in Houston loaded up moving trucks Friday ahead of an afternoon deadline to shut down the facility, as ordered by the Trump administration. On Tuesday, the U.S. ordered the Houston consulate closed within 72 hours, alleging that Chinese agents had tried...
Read More
District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser wears a face mask to protect against the spread of the coronavirus outbreak, as she speaks at a news conference on the coronavirus and the District's response, Monday, July 20, 2020 in Washington. In the face of newly rising infection numbers, Bowser says she'll issue an executive order making face masks mandatory outside the home. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
1010 WINS Newsroom
July 22, 2020 - 4:46 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — With coronavirus cases rising, Mayor Muriel Bowser issued an executive order Wednesday making face masks mandatory outside homes — an unprecedented step in the nation's capital. Bowser said the order would include “enforcement language” detailing possible fines for violations...
Read More
1010 WINS Newsroom
July 17, 2020 - 12:20 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Most Chicago children would return to the classroom two days a week and spend the other three days learning remotely once the school year begins under a tentative plan outlined Friday by officials from the nation's third-largest school district. Chicago Public Schools officials...
Read More
Nurse Melissa Bailey, left, and medical assistant Heather Andrews carry collected samples at DeKalb Regional Medical Center's drive thru COVID-19 testing site on Thursday, July 16, 2020 in Fort Payne, Ala. (C.B. Schmelter/Chattanooga Times Free Press via AP)
1010 WINS Newsroom
July 16, 2020 - 5:59 pm
WASHINGTON — The U.S. government’s top official in charge of coronavirus testing is urging Americans not to get retested for COVID-19 to confirm they’ve recovered. Assistant Secretary for Health Admiral Brett Giroir said Thursday that repeat testing is not necessary for most people who are infected...
Read More
A bottle of hand sanitizer sits on a cart as Des Moines Public Schools custodian Tracy Harris cleans a chair in a classroom at Brubaker Elementary School, Wednesday, July 8, 2020, in Des Moines, Iowa. As the Trump administration pushes full steam ahead to force schools to resume in-person education, public health experts warn that a one-size-fits-all reopening could drive infection and death rates even higher. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
1010 WINS Newsroom
July 12, 2020 - 8:52 am
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — With little more than a month before millions of U.S. schoolchildren go back to class, much is still up in the air - and not just because of the surging number of coronavirus cases nationwide. Last week, President Donald Trump and his administration demanded schools fully reopen...
Read More

Pages