COVID-19

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...

Caring for Children’s Hearing at Home

Nearly 15% of U.S. Children Ages 6–19 Have Hearing Loss As American families shelter in place due to COVID-19, children with hearing loss may need additional help at home, according to the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association...

Multilingual Emergency Info Lacking

Non-English-speaking communities in the U.S. have voiced concern that coronavirus information is being communicated to them after the rest of the country and in less detail, creating a divide that could put minority groups...

Distance education for Syrian refugee children in Gaziantep

Télécoms Sans Frontières (TSF), a NGO focused on emergency-response technologies, has developed a system that allows children to continue learning from home after the closure of two of their supported learning centers in Gaziantep,...

Superintendents Follow CDC Guidelines for Reopening

School district superintendents are planning to follow detailed guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) instead of the official guidance published by the White House (which can be viewed here.) "Our recommendation...

Virginia Launches ASL support for COVID-19 Call Center

More than a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, Deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals across America are still struggling with a lack of access to information on public health measures and vaccination efforts. The state of...

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...

$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...

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...

10 Ways to Assist Children With Language Disorders During the Coronavirus Pandemic

With social distancing, or more accurately physical distancing, a new way of life as COVID-19 cases grow by the day, people of all ages are challenged to find different ways to connect socially. However,...
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