The Answer Sheet: Weather


Posted at 10:29 AM ET, 02/14/2014

Map: How much snow it takes to close U.S. schools

It depends on where you are.

By Valerie Strauss  |  10:29 AM ET, 02/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:36 PM ET, 01/29/2014

Why snow days matter: Kids slept in schools because of late cancellation call

Thousands of students -- as well as teachers, staff and administrators -- were stuck in several states.

By Valerie Strauss  |  01:36 PM ET, 01/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:16 PM ET, 01/22/2014

Why do schools open when it feels like 4 below outside?

Look what schools opened and closed in Essex County, N.J.

By Valerie Strauss  |  02:16 PM ET, 01/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:00 AM ET, 01/27/2011

School district turns snow days into ‘e-days’

A tiny rural Ohio school district is experimenting with a new version of the traditional snow day -- one that some kids are not likely to enjoy much.

By Valerie Strauss  |  03:00 AM ET, 01/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Technology, Technology | Tags:  classes cancelled, e-days, inclement weather policy, ohio snow days, schools that closed, snow days

Posted at 08:18 PM ET, 01/10/2010

School snow delays -- Part 2

Many of your comments about the wisdom of opening schools late on Friday because of snow served to solidify my thinking that complainers should give it a rest. In fact, I wish I had thought about some of the points you made.

By Valerie Strauss  |  08:18 PM ET, 01/10/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Health | Tags:  school delays, weather

Posted at 01:11 PM ET, 01/08/2010

Tread carefully when snow flies

A few words to those parents who are griping because their kid’s school opened late this morning or was closed for the day: Knock it off. It has become almost a sport among people I know to complain every time the weather turns lousy and school system officials decide that conditions are severe enough to alter the regular school routine. “The snow barely touched the ground,” you might hear.

By Valerie Strauss  |  01:11 PM ET, 01/08/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Parents | Tags:  school closures, weather