COVID-19

African Life-Saving Lullabies Warn of COVID-19

Zambia’s Life-Saving Lullabies harness the power of song in local languages to spread vital healthcare messages, including Covid-19 precautions, among African women.The project, which has received funding from Britain’s Arts and Humanities Research Council...

How Schools Can Help Children Recover from COVID Closures

COVID-19 has created an unprecedented challenge for America’s K-12 schools. As policymakers and practitioners struggle to respond, they are weighing significant uncertainty and trade-offs that arise because of education, health, and budgetary concerns. The...

New Republic Offers Free Webinars For Educators

New Republic will host two webinars, one April 15 and one April 16, for educators and administrators. The topic for the webinar April 15 is Making Advising and Student Supports Accessible for Students in...

DACA Students Excluded From U.S. Federal Aid; Lawsuit, New Act Ensue

The U.S. Department of Education has blocked DACA recipients and other undocumented students from receiving COVID-19 relief money in the CARES Act. Around $14 billion in aid money was given to college campuses from...

The digital divide leaves millions at a disadvantage during the coronavirus pandemic

Amidst the flurry of social media updates about the COVID-19 pandemic, a chart illustrating the importance of flattening the curve has gone viral. The idea is that taking measures to slow the spread of...

New Research Shows Certain Languages, English Included, May Spread COVID-19 Faster

A new study suggests that English speakers create more droplets in the air when they talk, which may make them more likely to spread COVID-19. The amount of droplets varies based on different languages...

Germany Considers Big Picture of Lockdown

Unlike most other countries, Germany has asked a multidisciplinary group of philosophers, education specialists, scientists, historians, theologians, and jurists for advice on loosening stay-at-home restrictions The German federal government relied on a report written by...
Word map showing frequency of Spanish words in tweets

Aggressive Language Tweets Rise in Spanish Lockdown

Study of Twitter language reveals antipathy to Spanish governmental decisions Aggressive language on Twitter in Spain has grown during the lockdown, according to a study conducted by researchers from Valencia’s Polytechnic University (UPV), based on...
Doctor checking Asian senior patient wearing a face mask in hospital for protection from infection

Coronavirus Language Access Act Introduced to Senate

U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner (D-VA), Mazie K. Hirono (D-HI), Bob Casey (D-PA), and Kamala Harris (D-CA) have introduced the Coronavirus Language Access Act, which expands access to coronavirus-related resources by increasing language access...

AERA Announces Cancellation of 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting

The American Educational Research Association announced today that it is cancelling plans for a virtual 2020 Annual Meeting in April. The decision was approved in a unanimous resolution by AERA Council, the association’s...
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