COVID-19 Coverage for Education and Technology


3 Ways Technology Can Help Schools Address the Mental Health Crisis

As schools respond to the far-reaching mental health crisis in our schools, close collaboration between students, families, schools, community organizations, and support services can be a game-changer, and technology can play a role in making the collaboration easier and automatic. An expert in digital case management systems shares three ways schools can enhance their collaboration practices to better address students' needs.

New Data: Nearly Half of Schools Providing Home Internet Access to Students Who Need It This School Year

Survey results released today by the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics shows that as of the start of the 2022–23 school year, almost half of K–12 public schools reported providing internet access to students who need it at their homes, and almost three quarters are providing training on digital literacy for their students.

5 Things Schools Can Do Now to Boost Teacher Retention

The solution to teacher burnout and turnover lies in ensuring literacy educators are valued, heard, and have access to the science of reading knowledge, as well as tools that are based in the science and empower them by taking some of the work off their plates — here are five things schools can do right now to support teachers and improve retention.

Illinois Tutoring Initiative to Scale Statewide In Partnership with Pearl

Tutoring platform Pearl today announced that its partnership with the 1-year-old Illinois Tutoring Initiative will expand statewide to all districts meeting the eligibility requirements, thanks to leadership from Illinois State University and federal pandemic relief funds.

Current School-Year Survey Assesses Teaching and Curriculum Choices in Light of Pandemic

A survey of 1,015 teachers and 343 preK–12 administrators across the U.S. asked how the pandemic had affected their teaching and curriculum choices, especially between the 2020-21 and 2021-22 school years.

New Hampshire Deal Will Provide Unlimited Tutor.com Access to Every Middle- and High-Schooler Statewide

The New Hampshire Department of Education recently tapped Tutor.com to provide 24/7 online tutoring access to every middle and high school student in the state, including those enrolled in public, private, and charter schools, as well as home-schooled students in the Education Freedom Account and Home Education programs.

Putting Data Into Action: 8 Questions for Educators on Effective Use of Assessments

As districts consider their assessment processes and how they will be used to support student learning, asking questions, and determining the goals for an assessment can help. Building and maintaining a balanced assessment system is essential for schools, but the process can be complicated. School district leaders want to make sure they’re using and administering formative, interim, and summative assessments at the right times and in appropriate ways.

The 4 Online Tools That Changed Everything for This Innovative Spanish Teacher

A longtime Spanish teacher and winner of Cypher Learning’s #NEOClearsTheList contest for innovative online learning shares the free browser-based teaching tools that have become indispensable to her instructional practice — even with students back at school in-person.

NWEA Study: Students Who Used MAP Accelerator 30 Minutes per Week Achieved Big Gains in Math

In a massive study conducted during the 2020–21 school year, education researchers at NWEA found that students using MAP Accelerator personalized math instruction for at least 30 minutes a week achieved surprisingly big gains across all grades and all demographic categories, according to the study results released today.

Varsity Tutors' New Teacher Assigned Tutoring Platform Puts Educators in Charge, Connects Classroom Challenges to Sessions

Online tutoring provider Varsity Tutors today unveiled a new service that puts teachers in charge, enabling them to “prescribe” sessions to their struggling students, communicate with each tutor, ensure the extra help is focused on the topics students are struggling with in class, and monitor each student’s progress post-session.

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