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Trump threatens to withhold funds if schools don’t reopen

July 9, 2020

The heavy pressure from the Trump administration for schools to fully reopen nationwide notably runs counter to the traditional Republican stance favoring local control of school decisions, as well as guidance from Dr. Anthony Fauci, who directs the National Institute […]


How to make remote learning easily accessible

July 2, 2020

When school starts again in the fall, it’s likely that a significant number of students will still be learning remotely. To make classrooms less crowded and prevent the spread of the coronavirus, many states and districts are considering a hybrid […]


COVID-19 Is Accelerating the Digital Blending of Working and Learning

June 19, 2020

In the last few months the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the world and triggered an economic plunge in the U.S. that is now officially a recession. Even before this crisis, concerns were rising about a potential loss of jobs and […]


News

Students at risk as college fires all its counselors

July 13, 2020

Via: AFT News

Students at Broward College in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., are struggling with changes due to the coronavirus pandemic: wondering whether they should sign up for classes next semester, what “class” will look like, whether they have the online equipment they’ll need […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics, Educational Stages, Secondary Education

Watchdog report challenges Trump administration school safety recommendations

July 13, 2020

Via: Education Dive

While the report found school-targeted shootings tend to occur in high-income, low-minority areas, it also found schools in urban, low-income and high-minority areas faced more shootings overall and were often committed by nonstudents or unknown shooters in response to disputes. […]


Educational Stages, Higher Education

Equity in College Admissions

July 13, 2020

Via: Inside Higher Ed

The Wall Street Journal calls the University of California System’s recent decision to eliminate the SAT and ACT in admissions “a historic blow to excellence in higher education,” and declares that the regents have “put racial politics above merit.” The […]


Educational Stages, Secondary Education

Study: More than half of students lost 39% of year’s learning over summer

July 10, 2020

Via: Education Dive

During the coronavirus pandemic, summer learning programs will be especially important. With many students sidelined from traditional academics for nearly six months, experts are expecting significant learning shortfalls when students return to their studies this fall. This is especially true […]