Parents have been overwhelmingly satisfied with school communications during the pandemic. According to a new survey, a massive 70% indicated that digital school communications have been effective.
The United States Department of Education (ED) has approved school plans from four states for the use of American Rescue Plan ESSER funds, distributing about $1.84 billion in remaining funds.
School districts whose funds are being withheld by their states for implementing mask bans (or for other measures taken to prevent the spread of coronavirus) will see some relief from the federal government. A new grant program, announced Sept. 9 by the United States Department of Education (ED), is expected to open in the "coming weeks."
Vermont Virtual Learning Cooperative (VTVLC), which works with public schools in Vermont to provide distance learning, has adopted Instructure's MasteryConnect to aid with student assessment.
Google, Kahoot! And Zoom are the most-used tools of 2020–2021.
The COVID-19 pandemic changed how we teach and lead. From book drop-offs to hotspots for families, the past school year required tremendous amounts of flexibility and adaptation as schools switched between in-person and remote learning environments.
- By Kennedy Schultz
The majority of Americans now support masks in schools — support that coincides with the wide-held belief that the worst of the pandemic is not yet over.
In the 2020–2021 school year, the first full school year of the pandemic, public school enrollments declined by 2%, or roughly 1.1 million students, largely the result of schools moving to remote instruction, according to a new working paper from the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER).
The intersection of SEL and digital citizenship supports students' unique digital challenges.
Computing devices are seeing slower-than-expected growth this year, owing largely to shortages caused by the public policy response to the pandemic. Nevertheless, overall growth in 2021 will be positive, according to a new report. However, that growth will continue to slow through 2025, with tablets actually going seeing negative growth. Education is one of the positive drivers.