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COVID cases close Drexel Elementary School
COVID cases close Drexel Elementary School
12 January 2022
Drexel Elementary School announced it will close after school today and reopen on Wednesday, Jan. 19. The closure is due to a high number of COVID-19 cases, isolations and quarantines. Superintendent Dr. Mike Swan said, “The decision to close a school is not made lightly, but with so many student and staff absences and the difficulty in finding coverage to meet the needs of these students who are present, this is the best option.
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01/10/2022
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Not just a translator: How parent educators build bridges for Hispanic families
 

Not just a translator: How parent educators build bridges for Hispanic families


Parent Educators are a fairly new position within Burke County Public Schools and hold a very important part in making sure Hispanic students and their families are able to navigate school. Take a listen to the stories of Ted Pedro Mateo (middle), Liliana Javier Zamora (left) and Rebecca Wilcox as they share their experiences of being Parent Educators and why they do what they do. #ignitelearningbcps

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