COVID-19 Coverage for Education and Technology


Newly Released Interim Guides Designed to Help Urban Districts Assess Progress of ARP Investments

The Council of Great City Schools has released a set of guides tailored to each function of school leadership to help urban school districts evaluate their American Rescue Plan investments and implementations one year in, the nonprofit said in a news release.

Teachers Favor Mastery Learning Methods in Pandemic Recovery Efforts, Survey Shows

As the nation’s public schools grapple with helping students overcome learning losses exacerbated by pandemic closures, a long-simmering movement toward competency-based education — sometimes called “mastery learning” — appears to be gaining ground among teachers, according to a new survey by Khan Academy and market research firm YouGov.

FEV Tutor Acquired by Alpine Investors, Positioning FEV for 'Next Phase of Growth'

K–12 online tutoring platform FEV Tutor has been acquired by San Francisco-based private equity firm Alpine Investors, providing the resources for FEV Tutor to continue growing its product and its reach, according to a news release. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Survey Shows Teachers See Play and Choice in Learning Methods As Key to Student Engagement

A recent survey of teachers by Kahoot reveals that educators see playful learning and student choice in learning methods as vital to helping boost student engagement and outcomes, according to a new report from the ed tech company.

Over 70% of Schools Say Pandemic Effect on Student Behavior, Socio-Emotional Development, Staffing Grew Worse in 2021–22

The National Center for Education Statistics’ May 2022 School Pulse Panel survey of U.S. public K–12 schools shows that the COVID-19 pandemic continued to significantly impair student socio-emotional development and behavioral development during the most recent school year, and over half reported that chronic absenteeism was worse than the year before, according to the results released this week.

New National Partnership for Student Success Aims to Grow Tutoring & Mentoring Programs, Boost Student Recovery

The U.S. Department of Education today launched the National Partnership for Student Success, a coalition with education and service organizations formed to help the nation’s public schools implement and improve high-impact tutoring, mentoring, and similar programs to boost pandemic learning loss recovery efforts and better support student well-being.

How to Reframe MTSS to Help Close the Education Achievement Gap

An educator and researcher explains how a simple shift in how educators understand and implement the Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) pyramid can help close the achievement gap in K-12 classrooms, schools, and districts.

TutorMe’s Kyle Baker on What ‘High-Dosage’ Means, Why 1:1 Tutoring Impacts More Than Just Grades, and How Their Platform Works

Amid explosive growth over the past two years, two recent top industry awards, and being acquired last month by GoGuardian, TutorMe Chief of Staff Kyle Baker spoke with THE Journal recently about the kind of tutoring that is proven to boost learning outcomes, how TutorMe's platform works, and what questions K–12 leaders should ask when considering a new large-scale tutoring program.

University Teams with Littera on High-Impact Tutoring for Every Michigan School District

Every K–12 school district in Michigan now has access to research-based, high-impact tutoring, thanks to a new partnership between the Grand Valley State University NextEd Co-Lab and Littera Education.

Teachers Report Slightly Fewer Students Were Behind in Spring 2022, New Research Shows

New educator survey data from the Christensen Institute released today offers insights into how K–12 teachers are faring, the technology they’re still relying on most, and how the pandemic continues to influence their instructional methods and tools, even with 97% of teachers back to in-person learning.

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