A Texas county with an all-digital public library is taking on the job of developing a private wireless network to support its rural and economically poor students.
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound and wide-reaching effect on students, from the quality and nature of the instruction they have received to their social and emotional well-being.
An analysis of early assessment data found that between a quarter and a third of students began the 2020-2021 school year unprepared for on-grade level instruction in reading and math (28 percent and 29 percent, respectively). And compared with the historical average of the previous three school years, more students began the latest school year behind grade level, especially in math.
In May 2020 a committee of experts in education, health, young people and families embarked on a National Academies project to develop evidence-based guidance on reopening schools for in-person learning that would be available in time for fall 2020. As the group progressed, they never predicted that discussions around the issue of reopening "would explode" as they have, as the members of the committee acknowledged in a recently issued report.
Over the next three years, a majority of K-12 educators expect online learning and digital curriculum to get ever more-important, while two STEM standbys will go by the wayside.
A network that connects Utah's K-12 schools, colleges and universities, public libraries and healthcare providers is forging ahead with plans to set up a private LTE network, to address the digital divide.
To help K-8 students thrive in their remote classes, a company that produces K-12 curriculum and delivers it to students online has come up with lessons specifically on how to take remote classes. Learning.com's new "Essential Skills for Remote Learning" covers several broad areas for students.
There's very little that's ordinary about schooling this year, and that's why the Canopy Project has added new schools and new terminology to describe just what instructional practice looks like these days.
The National Geographic Society is offering grants to K-12 educators to help them develop resources that can be used by others teaching in remote and hybrid environments.
These results came from a cut of data collected and analyzed by Project Tomorrow, an education nonprofit that runs the on-going Speak Up Research Project. The latest data compared responses from 137,000 K-12 stakeholders, including students, parents, teachers and site and district leaders collected before school closures (September 2019 to Mar. 16, 2020) and during (between Mar. 16 2020 and Jun. 30, 2020).