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The wheels come off the school bus industry

August 31, 2020

Via: NY Times

School buses are the nation’s largest single form of mass transportation. But during the coronavirus pandemic, the C.D.C. recommends they operate at reduced capacity to allow for social distancing. One New Jersey district has decreased average capacity to 22 students […]


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Do students want to return to campus during a COVID-19 surge?

August 31, 2020

Via: eCampus News

For college students and their families, a big question looms as to how schools will balance safety with education quality. But even as the fall semester approaches, the number of coronavirus cases is rising. How does the change in COVID-19 […]


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Making sense out of madness: Protecting students online in a time of crisis

August 28, 2020

Via: eSchool News

Need another negative for this forced migration to remote learning? Students become even more vulnerable to the dangers of what Advait Shinde calls the “modern Internet”. On this episode, the co-founder and CEO of GoGuardian talks about how his company […]


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Survey: Two-thirds of teachers report feeling more appreciated by public during pandemic

August 24, 2020

Via: Education Dive

Regardless of higher levels of job satisfaction, teachers may choose to retire or change fields if schools reopen before they consider it to be safe. That could create a greater teacher shortage at a time when budget cuts are looming. […]


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Are principals ready to reopen schools?

August 14, 2020

Via: eSchool News

Districts across the nation are rolling out school reopening plans with provisions to keep students safe. But the school leaders charged with implementing those plans have little confidence those provisions will work. According to a National Association of Secondary School […]


Education Tech, News

New Jersey Gives Schools an All-Remote Option

August 12, 2020

Via: NY Times

Gov. Philip D. Murphy is giving New Jersey districts the option to offer all-virtual classes when school resumes next month, relaxing his original requirement that teachers provide some in-person classroom instruction. The policy shift comes as the state’s powerful teachers […]


Educational Stages, News, Secondary Education

The value of assessment in an uncertain school year

August 12, 2020

Via: Education Dive

While weighing concerns about testing during what is expected to be a stressful time, a number of organizations and agencies say assessments should continue for the 2020-21 school year. Assessing students early, they say, will provide school leaders and teachers […]


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Federal Appeals Court: Title IX Protects Transgender Students

August 11, 2020

Via: Inside Higher Ed

The United States Supreme Court’s historic June 15 decision about LGBTQ workers’ rights had its first impact on how courts define sex discrimination at colleges. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit concluded that Title IX of the […]


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Why Self-Compassion and Emotion Regulation Are Key to Coping with COVID-19

August 3, 2020

Via: Ed Surge

Every emotional response is a unique experience. What triggers an unpleasant emotion today may not even register tomorrow. Perhaps right now you are at home with your family for what seems like an eternity and you feel like losing it. […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Strategies, News

More colleges consider across-the-board cuts, survey finds

August 3, 2020

Via: Education Dive

At least 224 colleges have laid off or furloughed employees or didn’t renew worker contracts, according to a review by The Chronicle of Higher Education. More than 50,000 employees have been impacted. In May, Wellesley College, a liberal arts school […]