Education

The problem of student connectivity at home COVID-19 has shone a spotlight on the inequity of internet access across the U.S. and the toll this is taking on our most vulnerable communities. It shouldn’t take a global pandemic to expose the fact that millions of low-income and at-risk children don’t have internet connectivity at home. …

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Government support to fund distance learning The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (the CARES Act) created a $30.75 billion Education Stabilization Fund (ESF). Approximately, $13.2 billion was allocated to the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) Fund. Local Educational Agencies (LEAs) can use this funding within 12 categories outlined in Section 18003 …

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Distance education is not the new kid in town Since schools closed due to COVID-19, we’ve come to associate the term distance learning in K-12 with daily Zoom classes and online education platforms like Canvas or Blackboard. However, distance learning is not a new phenomenon. Before the internet, distance learning was facilitated by TV and …

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Technology has made education accessible to millions of people to-date, but in the wake of the COVID19 pandemic, it needs to do more. It needs to bring learning opportunities to children who have to stay at home. Education needs to break the barriers of social distancing and bring secure online education to teachers and children …

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This Digital Generation doesn’t know how good they have it! It occurred to me recently as I watched the never ending string of commercials and listened to the mumbling of school children in department stores to their long suffering parents – back to school has gotten a whole lot more complicated than when I was a …

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