COVID-19

NEA Poll: Low Online Attendance, Equity Top Educators’ Concerns

With school buildings closed across the country due to the coronavirus pandemic, a new poll shows educators and their students face significant challenges in making the difficult transition to distance learning. The poll, which...

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...

Stephen Krashen’s Seven Tips for Teaching Language During Covid-19

For Stephen Krashen, the disruption to traditional education during Covid-19 may reveal some unexpected benefits. Krashen is a leading world scholar, emeritus professor of Education at the University of Southern California, and author of several...

Multiplying Divisions

Daniel Ward argues that the digital divide is not just a connectivity problem The sudden closure of schools across the U.S. is resulting in very different experiences for students depending on their ages, languages, zip...

1.3 Billion Students Still Affected by Closures

According to UNESCO, 200 million students have gone back to school in the last two weeks, as schools reopen progressively across the globe. As of mid-April, 1.5 billion children and youth were affected by...

$300M Federal Grants to States for Distance Learning

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos has announced more than $300 million in discretionary grant funds will be made available for states to use to create adaptable, innovative learning opportunities for K-12 and postsecondary...

Last Speaker of Sare Language Dies

On April 4, Licho, one of the four last speakers of the Great Andamanese language family and the last speaker of the Sare language died of tuberculosis and heart disease in Port Blair on...

COVID-19 Poses Grave Health Threat to Indigenous Communities

The coronavirus  (COVID-19)  pandemic  poses  a grave  health threat to Indigenous peoples around the world. Indigenous communities already experience poor access to healthcare, significantly higher rates of communicable and non-communicable diseases, lack of access...

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...

Hispanic Serving Institutions Hit Hard by Pandemic

The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) has issued a call-for-action for additional funding for Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) that were forced to abruptly end or quickly transition classes online due to the COVID-19...
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