COVID-19 Coverage for Education and Technology


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.

More Students of Color at Risk in Reading After Pandemic

More K–3 students are at risk in reading as a result of learning losses related to the public policy response to the pandemic. Black and Latinx students are particularly affected. The good news: "Many students have begun to recover from lost literacy instruction," according to a new report.

Report: The Pandemic 'Grossly Exacerbated' Disparities in Education

A new report noted that students on the whole did make gains during the 2020–2021 school year. However, those gains were lower than seen in previous years. Underrepresented groups and students in high-poverty areas were disproportionately impacted negatively by the public policy response to the pandemic.

5 Tips You Need to Know When Teaching Post-Pandemic

Dr. Susan H. Shapiro, Assistant Professor at the Touro College Graduate School of Education and a published author, offers her top five tips to help educators see ongoing success in their classrooms.

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