COVID-19 Coverage for Education and Technology


Educators Feeling Stressed, Anxious, Overwhelmed and Capable

More than nine in 10 teachers (94 percent) shifted to remote teaching in response to school closures. While most of those teachers that haven't transitioned to online teaching (another 4 percent) intended to do so, among the tiny share that haven't and won't, the primary reasons they gave were tied to lack of access to technology and lack of support at home for their students. More than half in that position (55 percent) said they were handing out paper materials to parents for students to use at home.

7 Steps for Sending Kids Back to School

Michael Petrilli, president of the Thomas B. Fordham institute, outlines steps for sending "elementary kids back to school and parents back to work."

New Report Guides States on Helping Deliver Digital Learning

How can states support their schools' efforts to deliver digital learning? That’s the topic of a new report from SETDA, the State Educational Technology Directors Association, an organization for technology leaders at state levels. The report defined digital learning as "any learning powered by technology," whether inside or outside of the classroom.

School Superintendents to Ed Tech: 'Please Stop'

During a period when school system leaders are focused on making sure students get enough food and have the equipment and access they need for remote learning and are trying to figure out plans for the fall, what's not helping, they said, was a "flood of sales calls from technology vendors offering to help."

National Survey on COVID-19 Seeks Student Responses

The initiative by YouthTruth is inviting school districts to encourage students in grades 6-12 to share what they're experiencing while schools are closed.

Updated: Free Computer Science Resources for Schools During the COVID-19 Outbreak

A listing of coding, computer science and engineering resources organizations are offering for free in response to COVID-19-related school closures. (Updated May 19)

Caring for Educators is the First Step in Serving Students

With studies showing that teachers are more stressed than soldiers returning from battle, now is the time to focus on their mental and emotional health.

Report: COVID-19's Impact on School Funding

While it's much too soon to understand what impact COVID-19 will have on K–12 education, two researchers have looked at the potential outcomes.

Learning.com Announces Online STEM Summer School Program for District Use

An education technology company that develops digital literacy curriculum is opening up an online summer school. "Summer TechUp," from Learning.com will target students in grades 6-12 with modules in digital literacy and computer science. Topics will cover keyboarding, robotics and Python coding.

Figuring Out How to Bring Students up to Speed May be Wrong Question for Fall

Trying to predict where we're headed in education for the fall? According to one long-time educator in Wisconsin, if your thinking is focused on how to catch students up to where they should be, "you are asking the wrong question."

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