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School districts get creative to keep bus drivers, support staff employed

March 25, 2020

Via: Education Dive

When Utah Gov. Gary Herbert put all K-12 public schools under a soft close earlier this month to help mitigate the spread of novel coronavirus, the Duchesne County School District saw two potential problems: How would students have access to […]


Education Tech, Educational Forms, Informal learning

Free One-to-one Coaching for Kids Struggling to Learn

March 24, 2020

Via: eSchool News

With schools around the country closed due to the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, teachers are scrambling to teach online classes, students are muddling through a new way to learn, and parents are worried their children will fall behind. For students who […]


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National Dropout Prevention Center Offers Resources

March 24, 2020

Via: eSchool News

School closures are traumatizing students, families, and educators, presenting a new dropout risk factor and requiring schools to develop immediate virtual solutions. The National Dropout Prevention Center (NDPC) has produced topical videos and virtual professional development to support schools and […]


Educational Forms, Informal learning, News

Librarians helping teachers, parents find resources during coronavirus school closures

March 23, 2020

Via: Education Dive

Most academic libraries have tech-savvy staff with access to plenty of digital content. Now that many schools have closed, however, librarians are creatively finding ways to keep students in touch. Social media, such as Twitter threads, is one way to […]


Educational Forms, Informal learning, News

Educators ‘scrambling’ to continue special ed services as nearly all states close schools

March 23, 2020

Via: Education Dive

Extended school closures are becoming the norm as the novel coronavirus spreads and districts are moving to put in place equitable remote learning systems as a result. But how those systems will ensure a free and appropriate public education for […]


Educational Forms, Informal learning

FCC waives E-rate gift rules as coronavirus closures highlight remote learning inequity

March 20, 2020

Via: Education Dive

Prolonged school closures related to coronavirus are now the reality nationwide. While many districts — particularly those with more affluent student populations — may have had infrastructure, devices and plans in place for remote learning, the truth is that great […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

Higher ed groups press for federal support for coronavirus response

March 20, 2020

Via: Education Dive

As the coronavirus and the respiratory disease it causes, COVID-19, took hold in the U.S., colleges rapidly began to move courses online and assess how the situation would stress their budgets. Taking instruction remote has short-term costs, especially for colleges […]


Educational Stages, Higher Education, News

How will for-profit colleges fare in the recession?

March 19, 2020

Via: Inside Higher Ed

For-profit institutions hit a major speed bump years ago when politicians, advocates and students stood up against large for-profit chains to criticize their often-poor relative debt levels, job market payoffs and recruitment efforts that often target vulnerable populations. Some collapsed. […]


Educational Stages, Higher Education

3 ways community colleges can support students during the coronavirus crisis

March 19, 2020

Via: Education Dive

Yet community colleges, which receive less government funding per student than public four-year universities, have had fewer resources to prepare for the outbreak. Given that their students also are more likely to be low income and have children than those […]


Educational Stages, Secondary Education

How peer reviews can build critical thinking, SEL skills

March 18, 2020

Via: Education Dive

Just as students take in information differently as they learn differently, children also process feedback differently. Some may prefer — and absorb — helpful suggestions that come verbally, while others may prefer having that information come through written avenues. And […]