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Educational Stages, Secondary Education

4 ways to support ELLs in post-pandemic learning

August 12, 2022

Via: eSchool News

There’s no question that the COVID-19 pandemic impacted learning in ways educators and policymakers are still working to understand. But while all students felt the impact, certain historically underserved student groups–including English language learners (ELLs)–were disproportionately affected. During virtual learning, […]


Editorial

5 Key Benefits of E-Learning

July 22, 2022

Via: Natalie Dunn

The pandemic has undoubtedly changed the lives of people everywhere—disrupting the traditional ways of working, learning and socializing. The healthcare crisis also exposed the vulnerabilities of various industries around the world, prompting numerous organizations to rapidly adapt to the digital […]


Educational Forms, Informal learning

Five ways online learning benefited some students

July 14, 2022

Via: Inside Higher Ed

“Being back on campus is really, really good in some ways, but in some ways, it’s harder.” That statement, from one of my former students, stuck with me. It was the first day of fall classes in 2020, and Denison […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Strategies

Can your schools keep pace with student mental health demands?

June 30, 2022

Via: eSchool News

Even before the pandemic, a third of U.S. students struggled with anxiety, depression, trauma, or attention issues that made it difficult to focus, stay motivated, and learn. That number has grown exponentially during the pandemic and recovery: now half of […]


Education Tech

College, Nonprofit Help Build Digital Literacy for Property Service Workers

May 31, 2022

Via: EdTech Magazine

When the COVID-19 pandemic began, property service workers were recognized as essential, frontline employees. Janitorial staff were tasked with the heavy burden of protecting themselves, their coworkers and their families from illness. Building Skills Partnership took this burden and made […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

Pandemic student loan pause mostly helps borrowers who can afford to pay, report says

May 16, 2022

Via: Higher Ed Dive

Roughly 42 million borrowers are covered by a federal student loan repayment pause that began in March 2020 because of the coronavirus pandemic. While the freeze was meant to offer relief to those with student loan debt, the Philadelphia Fed’s […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Strategies

New study shows hybrid learning led to significant reduction in COVID-19 spread

April 29, 2022

Via: ScienceDaily

As communities continue a shift toward normalcy in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have helped quantify the effectiveness of one of the most commonly-debated mitigation measures taken across the country. A new […]


Educational Stages, Preschool and Primary

Pandemic to blame for first pre-K enrollment drop in 20 years

April 26, 2022

Via: K-12 Dive

A decades-long push to create capacity for universal access to preschool for all 3- and 4-year-olds was stunted by the pandemic, but the impact may have been much worse without federal rescue funds, according to speakers on a virtual press […]


News

Biden extends pause on loan repayments

April 7, 2022

Via: Inside Higher Ed

President Biden on Wednesday extended by four months, to Sept. 1, the pandemic-era pause on repaying federal student loans. The move appears to have pleased very few in Washington—Democrats urged him to do more and cancel some or all federal […]


Educational Stages, Higher Education

5 things COVID showed us about virtual communities

April 1, 2022

Via: eCampus News

The pandemic dramatically impacted how students experienced higher education. Under new guidelines and restrictions, many students found themselves managing the logistics and academics of their post-secondary degrees completely online. Even those who went to campus were in a very different […]


Educational Stages, Higher Education

The Upside of the Downward Trend in College Enrollment

March 3, 2022

Via: Education Next

The media have been full of reports of college students, almost a million strong, who have gone missing during the pandemic. Virtually every article quotes experts expressing alarm and dismay. “A sharp and persistent decline in the number of Americans […]


Educational Stages, Secondary Education

Data shows public schools faced greater disadvantages than private in 2020

February 22, 2022

Via: K-12 Dive

Findings have shown the coronavirus pandemic and school shutdowns are disproportionately impacting students of color and lower-income students. However, data comparing how public schools fared versus their private counterparts is much more scarce. The new data released by the department […]


Educational Stages, Higher Education

Colleges with public health programs more likely to use remote learning in pandemic

February 22, 2022

Via: Higher Ed Dive

Fall 2020 was the first full term affected by COVID-19 in the U.S. Vaccines were not yet available and guidance for educational institutions was scattershot. That inconsistent communication made researchers curious about what factors influenced a college’s pandemic planning. “This […]


Education Tech

Simulated learning, real benefits

January 21, 2022

Via: eCampus News

As a result of the remote learning experiment forced on students and instructors by the COVID-19 pandemic, educators have been looking for tools and strategies to engage students no matter where they’re learning. One solution, educational simulations, was gaining traction […]


Educational Stages, Secondary Education

Study: Instructional Mode Played No Significant Role in COVID-19-Related Learning Loss in Indiana Public Schools in 2020-21

January 20, 2022

Via: eSchool News

Students, teachers, and administrators across the country have faced unprecedented challenges since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. But researchers at Ball State University have concluded that various modes of instruction—whether in-person, virtual, or hybrid—did not play a significant role […]


Educational Stages, Secondary Education

3 ways chatbots can support mental health in schools

January 18, 2022

Via: eSchool News

The U.S. Surgeon General has issued an advisory warning about a mental health crisis for children. Several national health organizations have also declared a national state of emergency for child and adolescent mental health resulting from prolonged stress, instability, and […]


Education Tech

What did 2021 bring to K-12 edtech?

December 30, 2021

Via: eSchool News

When we posted our 2020 predictions on January 1 last year, we–along with the majority of the world–definitely didn’t anticipate the curveball that was (and continues to be) the global COVID-19 pandemic. 2020 has been called a dumpster fire, the […]


Editorial

The Impact of the Pandemic on Education

December 29, 2021

Via: Abby Hallett

According to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the pandemic saw the closure of schools in over 100 countries around the world. One billion learners have been out of school, meaning that half of the world’s student […]


Educational Stages, Higher Education

Students reflect on starting college during a pandemic

December 20, 2021

Via: Inside Higher Ed

“No one said college was easy, especially living in a pandemic where hugs are a weapon and a mask is the difference between life and death. I hate it. I hate that there was a possibility of this never occurring. […]


Educational Forms, Higher Education

Government Funds Shielded Colleges From Extinction. In 2022, the Stakes Will Change.

December 17, 2021

Via: Ed Surge

At the start of what would soon be known around the world as the COVID-19 pandemic, leaders in the higher education industry began to fear the worst. Within days, colleges and universities around the nation announced their respective continuity-of-service plans […]