COVID-19 Coverage for Education and Technology


Report: It's Time to Get the 'COVID Generation' Back in School

A team of education specialists at UNICEF, the children's representative at the United Nations, is making a big push for measures that can help kids get back to school globally.

Report: Mental Health Services Inadequate for the Current Needs of Students

A new report from the U.S. Department of Education has suggested that there's a "unique opportunity" right now to rethink the mental health help provided by schools and programs by dedicating a portion of relief funding to a dramatic expansion of social workers, school counselors, school nurses, and school psychologists available to support students.

Free K–12 Resources to Help with Remote and Blended Learning in 2022

As you seek out software and services to augment online and blended instruction this year, start here.

Department of Ed and CDC Release District COVID Dashboard

Two federal agencies have released a new COVID-19 dashboard to publicize how the virus is hitting K-12 schools. The new dashboard, produced by the U.S. Department of Education and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), aggregates data on pediatric COVID-19 cases, youth vaccination rates and numbers on schools that are operating in-person, hybrid or remote.

How to Support Students and Families through Technology and Innovation

Within Fullerton School District’s Innovation and Instructional Support department, our focus is to meet the needs of our staff, students and families by providing the right mix of technology and support.

Survey: Most Young Kids Are Learning STEM at School

A large majority of students age 10 and younger are being taught STEM at school, and parents can't seem to get enough of it. A survey of 1,000 parents of students aged 10 and younger found that 78% reported that their kids are learning STEM-based curricula at least weekly. And 73% of parents want schools to adopt more STEM learning.

Many Parents Say Tech Barriers Hindered Academic Success in the Last Year

A new survey of 1,000 parents of school-age children found that nearly half (48%) reported technological barriers that hindered their kids' academic success over the last year. Barriers included limited equipment, lack of Wi-Fi and other factors.

A New Mission for EducationSuperHighway

The nonprofit that helped close the school digital gap is now back, with a new goal: Making sure families who need home access to affordable broadband can get it.

Nonprofit EducationSuperHighway Aims for Helping Fill Household Broadband Gap

EducationSuperHighway is shifting its attention away from the needs of K-12 internet connectivity and to the unconnected American household. The nonprofit, which helped close down the "classroom connectivity gap," has a new mission: to make sure the 18.1 million households that can't afford to connect to broadband get it.

Digital Promise Research Project to Focus on Digital Learning at Scale

Education innovator Digital Promise has launched a new network that's intended to inspire research on digital learning at scale in both K-12 and higher education. SEERNet is a five-year program with a model that differs from the traditional approach of research.

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