COVID-19 Coverage for Education and Technology


Public Schools Lost 1.1 Million Students During 2020–2021 School Year

In the 2020–2021 school year, the first full school year of the pandemic, public school enrollments declined by 2%, or roughly 1.1 million students, largely the result of schools moving to remote instruction, according to a new working paper from the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER).

Prioritizing the Social and Emotional Learning in Students' Digital Lives During the Pandemic

The intersection of SEL and digital citizenship supports students' unique digital challenges.

As Tablets Decline, Notebooks Will Drive Growth in Computing Devices

Computing devices are seeing slower-than-expected growth this year, owing largely to shortages caused by the public policy response to the pandemic. Nevertheless, overall growth in 2021 will be positive, according to a new report. However, that growth will continue to slow through 2025, with tablets actually going seeing negative growth. Education is one of the positive drivers.

Spot Survey: Most Teachers Want Masking Up on Campus This Year

An open online poll recently found that two-thirds of teachers want to see their students masked up this fall.

Remote Learning Kills Student Engagement

A new study of data generated by an education platform has found that K-12 students in states that allowed in-person learning during the 2020-2021 school year showed more engagement in learning than students residing in states where fully remote learning was the norm.

4 Keys to Robotics Activities for Young Learners

Physical computing with robots for young learners offers an engaging, collaborative, creative and standards-based approach to any makerspace program.

Prioritizing the Social and Emotional Learning in Students' Digital Lives During the Pandemic

The intersection of SEL and digital citizenship supports students’ unique digital challenges.

More Teachers Spending Out of Pocket on Basic Resources for Their Classrooms

More K–12 educators are spending their own money on classroom essentials like books and other learning materials, according to a new survey. At the same time, most are not being given a say in how American Rescue Plan funds are being allocated.

CDC Updates Return-to-School Guidance: Let Kids Come — with Masks

Today, the Centers for Disease Control issued new guidance for K–12 schools, calling for indoor masking and physical distancing for everybody, whether or not they've been vaccinated.

60% of K–8 Parents Now 'Hesitant' to Send Kids Back to School in the Fall

Amid new fears arising over the Delta variant and wildly contradictory messaging on COVID-19 policy at all levels of government, parents appear to be growing increasingly concerned about sending their kids back to school in the fall.

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