COVID-19 Coverage for Education and Technology


Philly Program Targets 35,000 Students for Digital Connectivity

A public-private partnership in Philadelphia will help up to 35,000 students in low-income households acquire computing devices and internet access. "PHLConnectED,"as the program is called, will also provide digital skills training and tech support for families, in time for the start of school.

Adobe Offers At-Home Access to Creative Cloud Through 2020

Adobe is providing its K–12 volume license customers with at-home access to its suite of creative tools collectively known as Creative Cloud. The deal allows schools to provide all students and staff with access to Creative Cloud apps at home through the rest of the year and into 2021.

How We Ran a Student Hackathon Online

This education provider that teaches students to code ran its first hackathon virtually and drew more than a hundred young participants in a two-day event.

Most Kahoot Teachers Expect a Mix of Online and In-School

As of last month, most teachers globally expected to deliver instruction through a mix of distance and in-classroom learning.

Schools Turn to Tech for Return-to-Campus Health Checks

emocha's "return-to-learn" program is a mobile application that uses short, asynchronous virtual check-ins to identify, track and manage symptoms of COVID-19. The schools are using the program to help resume classes in person this fall.

Small Majority of Parents Say: Open Up Our School Campuses!

A slight majority of parents want schools to reopen this fall for in-person learning, and conservatives especially want that to happen.

High Schoolers More Likely to Study Math, Science and Forsake Other Topics During COVID-19

School closures and remote learning have gone hand-in-hand with decreased student engagement in all high school subject areas, according to a study by education technology company Quizlet.

Are Schools Ready for Pandemic Lawsuits?

U.S. schools are already heading back to class, and a recent article has posed the question: Are they ready for the potential liability claims that could follow?

Report: Students Struggled During Spring Closures

Challenges were especially high for low-income and Latinx students, who cited lack of ready access to the internet and computing devices more than other groups of students. Also, female students and those who identify in a way other than male or female reported struggling more with mental health and well-being (57 percent and 70 percent, in order) more than male students (38 percent).

Federation of School Leaders Issues Guide for Reopening Safely

The American Federation of School Administrators recently issued a new guide for reopening schools safely. Developed by a group of school leaders from around the country, the report suggests that districts are in an untenable position.

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