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...
Spanish movie cinema billboard with three rules to avoid the coronavirus epidemic. Translation, wash hands, maintain social distance, clean surfaces

Civil Rights Complaint Filed over Lack of COVID-19 Provisions for Multilinguals

The National Health Law Program has filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights (OCR), the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and the Department of Homeland...

If COVID-19 closes K-12 schools, most may not be ready for long-term e-learning

The outbreak of COVID-19, the disease caused by novel coronavirus, is forcing schools to suspend in-class learning, but many may be woefully unprepared to shift to e-learning for more than a few days,...

Los Angeles and San Diego Schools to Go Online-Only in The Fall

Schools in California’s two largest public school districts — Los Angeles Unified and San Diego Unified — will not reopen for in-person classes on August 18. The districts announced Monday that classes will be...

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...

How COVID-19 is Reshaping Translation & Interpretation

COVID-19 has changed the world irrevocably, forcing the translation and interpretation industry to rapidly adopt digital technology and tools to reduce the disruption of day-to-day operations.  Since early March, multinational corporations and international associations have...

$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...

Reading under Lockdown

Each year, Renaissance releases the What Kids Are Reading report, and each year it grows by leaps and bounds.1 This year’s report looked at the reading habits of seven million students from more than...

How to Succeed in Distance Education

With the recent outbreak of the COVID-19 virus, many schools are closing their doors and shifting students and faculty to on-line study with little-to-no advanced notice nor training. I know one’s first reaction might be to panic...

Early Learning Programs Stretched by Pandemic

Early Edge California and the American Institutes for Research (AIR) released their research brief, California’s Early Learning and Care Providers: Essential Workers Who Need Support, which shares results from seven focus groups* conducted with...
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