COVID-19 Coverage for Education and Technology


Report: The Pandemic 'Grossly Exacerbated' Disparities in Education

A new report noted that students on the whole did make gains during the 2020–2021 school year. However, those gains were lower than seen in previous years. Underrepresented groups and students in high-poverty areas were disproportionately impacted negatively by the public policy response to the pandemic.

5 Tips You Need to Know When Teaching Post-Pandemic

Dr. Susan H. Shapiro, Assistant Professor at the Touro College Graduate School of Education and a published author, offers her top five tips to help educators see ongoing success in their classrooms.

Instructional Materials Have Greater Impact When They Incorporate Caregivers into Learning

A new report finds that high-quality instructional materials that incorporate technology, that are culturally relevant and that bring caregivers into student learning helped remote students meet or even exceed expectations during school shutdowns.

Helping Students Experience Hands-on Learning Again

As students return to in-person school in the fall, a science specialist explains how she’ll apply the lessons she learned during distance learning.

78% of Elementary Teachers Spend Their Own Money on Tech for Teaching at Home

A survey of K–5 educators conducted this spring found that 78% of teachers had to spend their own money to supplement technology needed for teaching at home during the pandemic. The same survey found that 80% of elementary teachers spend their own money on classroom supplies.

Educators See Lower Engagement, Lower Achievement During the Pandemic

A survey of K–12 math and writing teachers released today found that most believe student engagement has waned during the pandemic and that student achievement has also suffered.

Promoting College Readiness Through Technology, Self-Pacing and Empathy

An AP chemistry teacher shares how he guides his students towards independent learning, no matter if they’re in the same room or not.

Arizona Brings Discovery Ed Platform to Schools Across the State

The Arizona Department of Education has partnered with Discovery Education to provide Discovery's Experience platform to all teachers and students throughout the state.

Procurement Shifts Online as a Result of Pandemic

Across all sectors, including K–12 and higher education, procurement is making a big shift toward online, propelled in large part by the pandemic. Some 85% of organizations report they pushed more of their procurement to digital as a direct result fo the pandemic, and 96% of those expect to continue doing so beyond the pandemic, according to a report released this week.

Creating Access, Connectivity and Support for English Learners

In the best of times, English learners can find themselves to be one to two years behind their peers. Add in learning loss due to the pandemic, and instructional time for ELs becomes even more critical.

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