COVID-19 Coverage for Education and Technology


School Superintendents to Ed Tech: 'Please Stop'

During a period when school system leaders are focused on making sure students get enough food and have the equipment and access they need for remote learning and are trying to figure out plans for the fall, what's not helping, they said, was a "flood of sales calls from technology vendors offering to help."

National Survey on COVID-19 Seeks Student Responses

The initiative by YouthTruth is inviting school districts to encourage students in grades 6-12 to share what they're experiencing while schools are closed.

Updated: Free Computer Science Resources for Schools During the COVID-19 Outbreak

A listing of coding, computer science and engineering resources organizations are offering for free in response to COVID-19-related school closures. (Updated May 19)

Caring for Educators is the First Step in Serving Students

With studies showing that teachers are more stressed than soldiers returning from battle, now is the time to focus on their mental and emotional health.

Report: COVID-19's Impact on School Funding

While it's much too soon to understand what impact COVID-19 will have on K–12 education, two researchers have looked at the potential outcomes.

Learning.com Announces Online STEM Summer School Program for District Use

An education technology company that develops digital literacy curriculum is opening up an online summer school. "Summer TechUp," from Learning.com will target students in grades 6-12 with modules in digital literacy and computer science. Topics will cover keyboarding, robotics and Python coding.

Figuring Out How to Bring Students up to Speed May be Wrong Question for Fall

Trying to predict where we're headed in education for the fall? According to one long-time educator in Wisconsin, if your thinking is focused on how to catch students up to where they should be, "you are asking the wrong question."

Online Study of Reading Software Shows Widening Achievement Gap

Recent research by the NWEA projected major declines in student learning, particularly in math, but also reading.

Poverty, Race Linked to Lack of Internet for Students

The research project quantified how much less likely low-income and non-white children and youth were to have access to the internet than their peers.

Des Moines Equips 21,000 Students with Devices

The largest district in Iowa distributed almost 21,000 laptops to students during April to enable them to attend classes online.

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