‘Peabody Journal of Education’ issue addresses COVID-19’s impact on education policy, equity and social justice

by Jenna Somers the Peabody Journal of Education is one of the first education policy journals to document the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the politics of education using rigorous, peer-reviewed studies. Published in July, the latest issue, “The Politics of COVID-19 and Educational Inequities,” focuses on the pandemic’s consequences for equity and social … Read more

Transforming staff training at an acute trust in response to COVID-19

Amy Louise Clark Maxwell Service and practice development facilitator, learning and organizational development, Northwick Park Hospital, London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust, London Why you should read this article: • To understand why healthcare staff training had to be overhauled during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic • To familiarize yourself with the changes … Read more

Three GOP candidates face off to be Idaho superintendent

Branden Durst, left, Debbie Critchfield, middle, and Sherri Ybarra are all vying to become Idaho’s superintendent of public instruction and will face off in the GOP primary in May. Idaho Statesman Idaho Statesman file photos Three candidates are facing off in the state’s Republican primary Tuesday to be Idaho’s next superintendent of public instruction. The … Read more

US finds 500 Native American boarding school deaths so far

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A first-of-its-kind federal study of Native American boarding schools that for over a century sought to assimilate Indigenous children into white society has identified more than 500 student deaths at the institutions, but officials say that figure could grow exponentially as research continues. The Interior Department report released Wednesday expands to … Read more

Relax uniform norms, modify timings: Centre’s guidelines to schools amid rise in mercury

As temperatures started soaring again in many parts of the country, the Ministry of Education on Wednesday issued protective guidelines to schools for combating ill-effects of heatwave, asking them to relax the uniform norms, restrict outdoor activities and modify timings. A torrid heat wave had sent the mercury soaring across large swathes of India with … Read more

New York City reverses course, says COVID vaccinations no longer required for proms

NEW YORK — As coronavirus cases continue to rise, one safety measure has just been lifted. Mayor Eric Adams announced Monday the city is dropping its vaccine mandate for proms, CBS2’s Dick Brennan reported. The Department of Education says it has come to a point where events like proms can be held safely. Students were … Read more

Queensland state school students banned from international travel despite open borders

Queensland state school students have been unable to attend international events due to an education department ban on overseas travel, despite open borders. Key points: In March, 2020 Education Queensland banned all departmental and school international travel due to the pandemic Despite borders reopening in February this year, the ban remains in place The Department … Read more

Are the kids alright? Mid-Michigan educators hope to meet mental health challenges in difficult climate

MT. MORRIS TWP., Mich. (WNEM) – When walking through the hectic hallway between classes at Hamady High School, you get the sense it is business as usual. COVID, who? Students appear excited and happy to be in the building. You can hear laughter, jokes and plenty of hurried footsteps. For some, it is a return … Read more

How This Early Learning App Is Helping Millions Of Kids Learn Through Play

Family Using Learning App AdobeStock_295667669 The use of technology has risen for all of us over the last few years during the pandemic, especially for families with children. Education tech, otherwise known as ‘edtech’ has never been more popular or necessary as parents and teachers have supplemented hybrid learning with educational apps to help kids … Read more

Rhode Island Department of Education, National Center for the Improvement of Educational Assessment Release Report on COVID-19 Academic Impact in Rhode Island

Report analyzes impact of pandemic on learning statewide as well as by community and demographic group PROVIDENCE, RI — The Rhode Island Department of Education released today the final version of a report authored by the National Center for the Improvement of Educational Assessment which provides the first in-depth analysis of the impact of COVID-19 … Read more