COVID-19

A Voice for English Teachers in Africa

America-jin desuka? Nai, Africa-jin desu. Back in 2009, as I sat at a train station in Kobe, Japan, waiting for...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

New America to Host Learning Sciences Exchange Summit Virtually due to Covid

For the past two years, the Learning Sciences Exchange (LSX) fellows program has brought together experts in Europe and North America across four sectors—early learning research, policy, journalism, and entertainment—to share crucial insights from...

$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...

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...

New Report Suggests Schools Reopen In Person For Elementary Students

A new report by the National Academics of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine suggests that public school districts should prioritize full-time, in-person classes for grades K-5 and for students with special needs. Opening schools will...

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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