Canopy Northwest Arkansas, a refugee resettlement agency in Fayetteville, is offering summer English language learning courses to all K through 12 students called Canopy Summer Success Team. Class enrollment is underway.
President Trump is expanding travel restrictions to the U.S. to seven more nations, according to a White House statement issued on Friday. Emily Crane Linn, executive director of Canopy Northwest Arkansas, says the expanded travel restrictions will indirectly affect resettled U.S. refugee families here.
At a press conference in Fayetteville Tuesday, the director of Canopy Northwest Arkansas, the state's only refugee resettlement and integration agency, says President Trump's new strict limits on refugee admissions will destroy U.S. refugee resettlement infrastructures that have been in place for decades.
Eureka Springs School of the Arts traditionally holds summer art classes on its woodland campus perched above the White River Valley. But this season, says Executive Director Kelly McDonough, while many classes have been delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic, some summer workshops are being taught by art teachers via live video conferencing.
Advanced Placement tests are exams offered in the U.S. by the College Board that give high school students the opportunity to earn college credit. This year, the exams are being offered online because of the coronavirus pandemic. Teachers and a student from Rogers Public Schools share what it's been like preparing virtually for the time.
Earlier this month, the Arkansas Department of Health released directives for summer camps, but organizations have spent several weeks prior to that developing ways to safely host campers this year. We hear from Camp Siloam and Mount Sequoyah Center about how they've adjusted their summer camps because of the pandemic.