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We can’t expect learners and teachers to function optimally right now

It may well be that we have warm bodies in schools, but to think their minds are highly productive is a reach The post We can’t expect learners and teachers to function optimally right now appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Students, Education, Mental Health, Teachers, Schools, Openaccess, Education System, Coronavirus, South Africa (country, COVID-19, Schools South Africa, coronavirus South Africa

International students need to be treated equally

Contradictory pandemic regulations could to be putting critical training in jeopardy The post International students need to be treated equally appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Travel, Students, Education, Schools, Universities, International Students, Learners, Openaccess, SADC, Southern African Development Community, University of Free State, Lockdown, Medical Training, Department of Higher Education and Training, Medical Professions, Coronavirus

Asian American groups call for crackdown on racism in coronavirus era

A coalition of Asian American groups has called on the state to establish a task force to investigate hundreds of racist incidents in California against people of Asian descent since the coronavirus pandemic, which began in China, hit the U.S., including one at Torrance’s Wilson Park that was caught on video and went viral on the internet. Stop Asian American Pacific Islander Hate, which has aggregated data on these incidents, said during a Wednesday, July 1, teleconference that Asian Americans ...
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Elk Grove Unified Discusses What School May Look Like For Students In The Fall

ELK GROVE (CBS13) — Summer is going by faster than normal and school is just a couple short months away. School districts in our area are beginning to make plans for what learning will look like for students. In just about a month and a half from now, Florence Markofer Elementary School would normally be bustling with students and teachers, but with coronavirus on the rise once again, there are a lot of questions about what school in Elk Grove will even look like. Parents, teachers, and students...
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Pediatrics Group: Academic, Mental And Physical Benefits Of In-Person School Outweigh Coronavirus Risks

(CNN) — As states grapple with how to safely start the upcoming school year, the American Academy of Pediatrics is pushing for students to be physically present in classrooms rather than continue in remote learning for the sake of their well-being. The group, which represents and guides pediatricians across the country, updated its back-to-school recommendations to say evidence shows the academic, mental and physical benefits of in-person learning outweigh the risks from the coronavirus. “The AA...
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Record number of LAUSD students learn online while school’s out for summer

A record 100,000 students are enrolled in Los Angeles Unified’s digital summer school, which started Monday, June 29, with enrichment classes designed in partnership with celebrity filmmakers, musicians and sports stars. This is the first time summer school has been made available to all students in the LAUSD, and Superintendent Austin Beutner said that’s because the district believes it may help mitigate learning loss due to the pandemic that forced schools to close back in March and transition...
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LAUSD remains undecided about schools reopening this fall

Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent Austin Beutner said Monday, June 29, that no decision has been made about students returning to school facilities amid the COVID-19 pandemic when the academic year starts Aug. 18, but he said officials are working on a plan. Beutner’s statements were presented along with a survey from LAUSD that showed 59% of families said they would be comfortable sending their child back to school for the fall semester, while 21% said they are uncertain and 20...
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As LA public schools plan for fall, calls grow for improved online learning

As the coronavirus pandemic shows little signs of slowing down, calls are growing for the Los Angeles Unified School District to improve upon a hastily launched system of online learning for the coming academic year. A report compiled by parent advocacy organization Speak Up found the district’s distance-learning program has been “inconsistent at best and discriminatory at worst.” The report added that live online instruction, mandatory grades and consistent scheduling are critical to online sch...
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Indian startups diversify their businesses to offset COVID-19 induced losses

E-commerce giant Flipkart is planning to launch a hyperlocal service that would enable customers to buy items from local stores and have those delivered to them in an hour and a half or less. Yatra, an online travel and hotel ticketing service, is exploring a new business line altogether: Supplying office accessories. Flipkart and Yatra are not the only firms eyeing new business categories. Dozens of firms in the country have branched out by launching new services in recent weeks, in part to ...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Ecommerce, Apps, Asia, Instagram, Education, Entertainment, India, Tech, Walmart, Zomato, Logistics, Mumbai, New Delhi, Flipkart

Advocacy group takes department to court over school nutrition programme

Equal Education wants the court to get the basic education department to feed all learners who qualify for the programme, including those who are not back at school The post Advocacy group takes department to court over school nutrition programme appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Education, High Court, Western Cape, Openaccess, Limpopo, Equal Education, Coronavirus, The Editors Picks, Minister of Basic Education Angie Motshekga, National School Nutrition Programme, Noncedo Madubedube, School Governing Body

Who really benefits from reskilling?

Nearly 40 million Americans are unemployed, and a recent study that examined more than 66,000 tech job layoffs found that sales and customer success roles are most vulnerable amid COVID-19. In response, some quarters of Silicon Valley are abuzz about a long-standing technology: reskilling, or training individuals to adopt an entirely new skillset or career for employment. As millions look for a way to reenter the workforce, the question arises: Who really benefits from reskilling technology? Tha...
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Covid-19 deepens the educational divide

With the closure of schools, learning has moved to online platforms across the world, but a UNESCO report said only 12% of households in the least-developed countries have internet access at home The post Covid-19 deepens the educational divide appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
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The “new normal” paradox: What COVID-19 has revealed about higher education

Everywhere you turn, the idea that coronavirus has brought on a "new normal" is present and true. But for higher education, COVID-19 exposes a long list of pernicious old problems more than it presents new problems. It was widely known, yet ignored, that digital instruction must be embraced. When combined with traditional, in-person teaching, it can enhance student learning outcomes at scale.COVID-19 has forced institutions to understand that far too many higher education outcomes are determined...
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‘Covid-19 to deepen inequalities in education’ — report

A report from Unesco highlights a lack of access to online learning: only 12% of learners in sub-Saharan Africa can connect to the internet at home The post ‘Covid-19 to deepen inequalities in education’ — report appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Education, Unesco, Access, Schools, Inequality, Sexual Orientation, Online Learning, Learners, Openaccess, Saharan Africa, Audrey Azoulay, Top Six, United Nations Educational, Albinism, GEM report, Coronavirus

Investing in education as a global common good

High-stakes choices today, transforming education for tomorrow. Covid-19 must be used as a catalyst to strengthen health and education The post Investing in education as a global common good appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Health, Education, Africa, Unesco, Schools, Ethiopia, Universities, Audrey Azoulay, Top Six, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Futures of Education, Sahle-Work Zewde

What if education was engaging for every student?

In 2012, I founded OpenStax as a then-radical solution to the Great Recession: Why not make college textbooks free for students? And why not make them open-licensed?Now we are faced with COVID-19, another crisis of enormous scale—and one that is once again underscoring the harsh inequities in our communities and accelerating the existing gap between the haves and the have-nots.Student engagement and open education are the next frontiers that innovators must address if we want education to live u...
Tags: Books, Learning, Education, US, Poverty, Innovation, Inequality, Rice University, Coronavirus, OpenStax, Association of College and University Educators

LA archbishop calls for support to keep America’s 6,000 Catholic schools open

LOS ANGELES — Archdiocese of Los Angeles Archbishop José H. Gómez called Wednesday for nationwide support to keep Catholic schools open, saying many around the country face permanent closure because of the financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The archbishop’s views were expressed in his weekly column in the Arcodiocese’s multimedia news platform Angelus News and were made in the context of an expected ruling by the end of the month by the U.S. Supreme Court on education funding. RELATED ST...
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L.A. Archdiocese Catholic school campuses to reopen in Fall

Catholic schools in Los Angeles, Ventura and Santa Barbara counties will resume on-campus instruction this Fall, the Los Angeles Archdiocese announced in a statement Tuesday, June 16. The school openings at more than 250 campuses across the three-county region will follow guidance from the California Department of Public Health, which include physical distancing, regular sanitation, frequent hand washing and face coverings. Each school will also customize a plan to meet their specific needs. The...
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How COVID-19 will destroy and rebirth education

When considering what the future of learning post-COVID-19 will look like, you have to start with a strong foundation. Daniel Kinzer, educator and founder of Pacific Blue Studios, looks at it like a seed that has to be grown. Informed by the culture and geology of Hawaii, Kinzer explains the concept of kipuka: a patch of land, untouched by flowing lava, that provides the DNA to restore life to the landscape. Applying that idea to the reshaping of education, he says that we must identify those ki...
Tags: Learning, Education, Children, Youth, Future, Teaching, Nature, Innovation, Future Of Learning, Coronavirus, Daniel Kinzer, Pacific Blue Studios, Hawaii Kinzer

The school curriculum has stopped breathing. Let’s bring it back to life.

The role of curriculum planners is to ensure that what students are being taught doesn't become stale and rigid. "The minute curriculum stops breathing, it gets really boring fast," says Heidi Hayes Jacobs, president of Curriculum Designers Inc.Jacobs says there are three necessary questions that designers have to ask while moving forward during and after COVID-19: What should be cut that isn't working, what essential components should be kept, and maybe most importantly, what will be created? S...
Tags: Learning, Education, Children, Youth, Future, Teaching, Innovation, Global Issues, Future Of Learning, Coronavirus, Heidi Hayes Jacobs, Curriculum Designers Inc Jacobs

Graduation: LAUSD TV special honors 28,000 graduates around the district

Honoring 28,000 graduates left without traditional graduation pomp and circumstance amid the coronavirus pandemic, LAUSD has created an hour-long TV special, “Los Angeles Unified Celebrates the Class of 2020.” The show will air at 6 p.m. Monday, June 15, on and KLCS-TV.   The show includes: Superintendent Austin Beutner Members of LAUSD’s Board of Education Student board member Frances Suavillo Gov. Gavin Newsom Sen. Kamala Harris TV host/comedian Ellen DeGeneres Rapper Lil Jon a...
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Classes under coronavirus are ‘weird’

Two matric learners talk about not being able to mingle with friends, anxiety about their exams and what happens outside the schoolyard The post Classes under coronavirus are ‘weird’ appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Education, Openaccess, Lockdown, Top Six, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Social Distancing, Coronavirus COVID-19, School Reopening, Matric 2020

‘I worry about my son returning to school and my other son at home’

The parent of two boys, Chulayo Thapelo Mthembu writes about the family’s experience of one son returning to school when they reopened on Monday The post ‘I worry about my son returning to school and my other son at home’ appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Education, Autism, Public Transport, Openaccess, Lockdown, Schooling, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Hand Sanitiser, Coronavirus COVID-19, Chulayo Thapelo Mthembu

Student drops out as tech access issues hinder his learning

Senzo Mkhize was in the middle of writing a test when he lost network coverage. He attempted to log back on to the online platform to finish his test, but it would not allow him to. He got 15 out 100 for that test. “The network coverage here is so poor that sometimes I have […] The post Student drops out as tech access issues hinder his learning appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Education, Online Learning, Blade Nzimande, Vodacom, Lockdown, Department of Higher Education and Training, Empangeni, University of Zululand, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Senzo Mkhize

State Superintendent Calling On Counseling Groups To Strengthen Mental Health Support For Students

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — On Wednesday, the Superintendent of California Schools, Tony Thurmond, called on counseling groups to help fill mental health gaps in our students. “We are intensifying our efforts to address the social, emotional and mental health needs of our students,” Thurmond said. Thurmond addressed the mental health of students in California as it relates to distance learning from COVID-19 and current events across the country. “We also know our students have experienced trauma relate...
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How our micro-internships can help fill the COVID employment gap

Parker Dewey connects recent grads with top employers on a per-project basis.We think hiring is badly broken (nobody's fault!), and ours is a good solution.Over 90% of individuals who complete a Parker Dewey project are employed in professional roles, compared with 64% of other college grads. The fallout from COVID-19 confronts graduating college seniors with a stark economic reality which, sadly, no amount of inspirational commencement speeches can undo. Across-the-board hiring freezes are com...
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Edtech is surging, and parents have some notes

Unlike most sectors, edtech has been booming over the last few months. Flashcards startup Quizlet is now a unicorn, digital textbook company Top Hat is finding unprecedented surges in usage and student success business Edsights raised nearly $2 million from high-profile investors, all from inbound interest. Investors are so confident that homeschooling might become a trend that they just invested $3.7 million in Primer, which creates a “full-stack infrastructure” to help parents get started. ...
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Universities can decide which students return to campus, even if they are not in their final year

Higher education minister expands the allowance for who can be on campus, but numbers cannot be more than a third of the student population The post Universities can decide which students return to campus, even if they are not in their final year appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Education, Higher Education, Openaccess, Blade Nzimande, Lockdown, Tshwane University Of Technology, Coronavirus, South Africa (country, COVID-19, Corona Lead, National Student Financial Aid Scheme, NSFAS, Ramneek Ahluwalia

L.A. County school districts’ hybrid learning plans align with state guidelines

Los Angeles County school district plans for the next academic year appear to fall within new guidelines released by California education officials on Monday, June 8, which anticipated that at least some students will continue to learn from home amid the ongoing pandemic. The “Stronger Together: A Guidebook for the Safe Reopening of California’s Public Schools” guide is intended to serve as a guide for discussion on reopening schools for the 2020-21 academic year, decisions for which will be mad...
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California Schools Chief Details Plan For Reopening

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California’s Department of Education released a detailed guide Monday for the safe reopening of schools in the age of face masks and physical distancing to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. It makes clear that schools will look dramatically different for California’s 6.2 million students and staff, who can expect temperature checks upon entering schools and buses, face masks for teachers and students and extensive hand washing throughout the day. It also offers suggesti...
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