COVID-19 Coverage for Education and Technology


Preschoolers Fare Worse Than Kindergarteners in School Closures

The educational experience of kindergarteners was dramatically different from the one received by preschoolers after the March 2020 school shutdown took place.

Philly Program Targets 35,000 Students for Digital Connectivity

A public-private partnership in Philadelphia will help up to 35,000 students in low-income households acquire computing devices and internet access. "PHLConnectED,"as the program is called, will also provide digital skills training and tech support for families, in time for the start of school.

Rubric Helps Districts Identify Areas of Improvement for Fall Return

Several education associations and education technology companies have weighed in on updates to a rubric for helping school districts determine their readiness for online learning.

What It Will Actually Take to Get Students Safely Back to School

More than half of parents are uncomfortable sending their children back to school. Here’s how schools can help.

Adobe Offers At-Home Access to Creative Cloud Through 2020

Adobe is providing its K–12 volume license customers with at-home access to its suite of creative tools collectively known as Creative Cloud. The deal allows schools to provide all students and staff with access to Creative Cloud apps at home through the rest of the year and into 2021.

Most Kahoot Teachers Expect a Mix of Online and In-School

As of last month, most teachers globally expected to deliver instruction through a mix of distance and in-classroom learning.

How We Ran a Student Hackathon Online

This education provider that teaches students to code ran its first hackathon virtually and drew more than a hundred young participants in a two-day event.

Schools Turn to Tech for Return-to-Campus Health Checks

emocha's "return-to-learn" program is a mobile application that uses short, asynchronous virtual check-ins to identify, track and manage symptoms of COVID-19. The schools are using the program to help resume classes in person this fall.

Small Majority of Parents Say: Open Up Our School Campuses!

A slight majority of parents want schools to reopen this fall for in-person learning, and conservatives especially want that to happen.

High Schoolers More Likely to Study Math, Science and Forsake Other Topics During COVID-19

School closures and remote learning have gone hand-in-hand with decreased student engagement in all high school subject areas, according to a study by education technology company Quizlet.

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