COVID-19 Coverage for Education and Technology


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.

How Online Learners Can Succeed in a Fragmented Education System

The fragmented U.S. education system works in our favor by giving schools the opportunity to try different tools, technology and curricula to see what works and what doesn’t. We can use this data to inform how we instruct future generations of learners so that with each passing year, the educational experience gets better and better.

Making Plans for Virtual School? You’re Not Alone

While there’s still no crystal ball able to accurately predict what even the near future might look like, many schools are preparing to cover multiple bases in the fall.

E-Learning to Reach $1 Trillion Within 6 Years

The surge in distance learning during the COVID-19 pandemic is helping to drive staggering growth in the worldwide e-learning market.

K–12 Expanding Services in Response to Pandemic

In the last year, to help its community of students, families, teachers and staff through the pandemic, K-12 districts began offering new services. Those included contract tracing, remote counseling and more.

Broadband and Digital Equity Top Concerns Among IT Leaders

Concerns about digital equity are on the rise among IT leaders in K–12 education. Nearly every respondent in a recent survey said he or she had heightened worries about students' home access to devices and the internet, to support remote learning.

Feds Offer Guidance on Use of COVID-19 Relief Funding

The U.S. Department of Education has released guidance on how ESSER and GEER relief funding may be spent.

One Positive Impact of COVID-19 Policy on Math Education and Gender Equity

COVID-19 disrupted our lives and as learning went online we wondered how our students would cope, especially the girls who were anxious about math. Not all children thrived on remote learning, but it made a contribution, especially for those girls who were motivated to improve their math.

codeSpark Acquired by BEGiN

Ed tech company BEGiN has acquired codeSpark. BEGIN is the maker of HOMER, a STEM learning system (for students age 0 to 6) focused on math, SEL and critical thinking. codeSpark is the producer of codeSpark Academy, a learn-to-code tool for students age 4 to 10.

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