COVID-19 Coverage for Education and Technology


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.

Report: It's Time to Get the 'COVID Generation' Back in School

A team of education specialists at UNICEF, the children's representative at the United Nations, is making a big push for measures that can help kids get back to school globally.

Report: Mental Health Services Inadequate for the Current Needs of Students

A new report from the U.S. Department of Education has suggested that there's a "unique opportunity" right now to rethink the mental health help provided by schools and programs by dedicating a portion of relief funding to a dramatic expansion of social workers, school counselors, school nurses, and school psychologists available to support students.

Free K–12 Resources to Help with Remote and Blended Learning in 2022

As you seek out software and services to augment online and blended instruction this year, start here.

Department of Ed and CDC Release District COVID Dashboard

Two federal agencies have released a new COVID-19 dashboard to publicize how the virus is hitting K-12 schools. The new dashboard, produced by the U.S. Department of Education and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), aggregates data on pediatric COVID-19 cases, youth vaccination rates and numbers on schools that are operating in-person, hybrid or remote.

How to Support Students and Families through Technology and Innovation

Within Fullerton School District’s Innovation and Instructional Support department, our focus is to meet the needs of our staff, students and families by providing the right mix of technology and support.

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