COVID-19 Coverage for Education and Technology


While Parents Say Kids Are Doing OK in School, Teachers Not So Convinced

As parents and schools do battle over masking practices, in-class discussions on racial inequity and the appropriate time and place for remote schooling, a new report suggested that parent involvement in education is definitely here to stay.

Teacher Hiring and Pay, Summer Learning and HVAC Top Uses for ESSER III Funds

An analysis by Future-Ed found that most K-12 districts are spending at least some portion of their federal relief funding in a few categories: hiring or paying raises or bonuses to teachers and counselors; running summer learning programs; and upgrades tied to heating, ventilation and air conditioning.

How to Make the Most of SEL Tools

Social-emotional learning (SEL) remains a top priority in K–12 education. One recent survey found that teachers believe in the value of SEL for academic success and well-being, and see it as a tool that’s helpful for the transition back to in-person instruction.

National Survey Shows Mentoring More Important Than Ever for Student Success

In a new national survey of 1,418 teachers by education nonprofit Gradient Learning released Monday, an overwhelming majority of teachers said one-on-one mentoring for students is vital for student success.

13 Predictions for K–12 and Technology in 2022

THE Journal reached out to district technology and IT leaders, school leaders and teachers to find out what they expect to see in the new year.

ED to Award $5M to Organizations Working With Families and Schools to Boost Academic Recovery

The U.S. Department of Education has released the 2022 application for the Statewide Family Engagement Centers grant program, which will award $5 million in grants to organizations working with state educational agencies and schools to implement family engagement programs to help improve student achievement and pandemic recovery.

Latest NWEA Data: COVID Impact Worse for Marginalized Students, High Poverty Schools

Nonprofit K–12 research firm NWEA on Tuesday released a new study that illustrates how the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted student progress — and how it has disproportionately impacted students of color and students in high-poverty schools.

New Survey Suggests Teacher Roles Post-Lockdown are Unsustainable, Expectations Need Re-evaluating

Some of the most striking findings from the surveys relate to how teachers are handling the current challenges in this post-lockdown environment. In many ways, their roles seem unsustainable. Is it time to rethink some of the core approaches to K–12 schooling?

Illinois District Chooses Konftel Videoconference System for its Hybrid Learning Classrooms

After testing five hybrid-learning classroom systems earlier in 2021, the Joliet Township High School District 204 started the fall 2021 semester with new videoconferencing systems in every high school classroom, and teachers say it's made their jobs easier.

Education Professionals Now Overwhelmingly Seek Changes in Their Careers

The pandemic has left the global workforce in a state of flux, with the vast majority of employees — including those in the education sector — looking for changes in their careers and in the workplace.

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