Children have suffered during the pandemic.
Children have been widely referred to as “vectors” of COVID-19.
An empty school classroom in Uganda.
School closures have immediate and long-term effects on students, both emotionally and economically. They will also have a ripple effect on a country and on income inequality.
The NSW plan doesn’t measure up against international best practice. And Victoria doesn’t seem to be following a child-centred approach either.
For children, the risks associated with school closures have surpassed the health risks associated with COVID-19.
Amid uncertainties about what the pandemic will look like this fall, experts answer questions about risks of infection in unvaccinated children and the risks of missing in-person school.
Amid growing COVID-19 transmission, hospitalization and death rates, mask mandates are returning in some states.
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After the CDC changed course in late July, recommending universal masking indoors, Nevada became the first state to adopt a flexible masking policy that can quickly adjust to changing COVID-19 rates.
Not only did youth mental health difficulties increase during COVID-19, but they became more prevalent as the pandemic persisted.
New research shows the dire effects of the pandemic on the mental health of children and youth, with as many as 25 per cent of young people affected. Immediate action can help address this distress.
While parents in lockdown might have gained a greater appreciation of what it takes to teach children at home, they haven’t been ‘home schooling’. But 5 tips drawn from home schooling may help them.
Without urgent action, short-term learning losses could stunt the next generation of students for a lifetime.
While COVID-19 has held back learning, the pandemic presents a historic opportunity to revamp education systems.
Examining the impact of school closures on educational outcomes.
While the loss of contact learning time can be quantified, it’s more difficult to quantify the effect of school closures on learning outcomes.
Research from Alberta points to the burden parents have faced with home learning. Here, a youth passes Bloor Collegiate Institute in Toronto, May 27, 2021.
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The pandemic education shock has raised five critical issues that demonstrate how student learning and achievement and social well-being are far from mutually exclusive.
We need a layered strategy — depending on the amount of community transmission – to ensure the response isn’t the same every time with each snap lockdown: to close schools. Here’s how to do it.
Students watch as a teacher participates in a solidarity march with colleagues to raise awareness about COVID-19 cases at École Woodward Hill Elementary School, in Surrey, B.C., Feb. 23, 2021.
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Provinces have struggled to mitigate the COVID-19 health concerns of full-time and substitute teachers. The need for substitutes has increased, but fewer are available.
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It is a false dichotomy to judge schools as either ‘safe’ or ‘unsafe’. The reality is more complicated.
Finding the connection between upset child and frustrated parent can go a long way in those challenging moments.
Stay-at-home orders, school closures and other pandemic measures mean that parents and children are spending inordinate amounts of time together. Here’s how to deal with the inevitable frustrations.
We compared the educational progress in years 3 and 4 in 2019 with 2020 – the year normal schooling was disrupted by the pandemic. Overall, students progressed at the same rate in both years.
Issues like a lack of focus and heightened anxiety when learning at home could be due to students lacking the autobiographical memory they need to learn in an alternative context.
Remote work provided by schools is particularly important to underprivileged families.
The risk associated with schools is tied to the level of community transmission. The more community transmission there is, the more transmission there will be in schools.
Remote learning doesn’t work for all children. Students sit behind screened-in cubicles at St. Barnabas Catholic School in Scarborough, Ont., on Oct. 27, 2020.
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As provinces consider extended holidays, or school closures loom as a possibility under COVID-19, schools should commit to providing in-person schooling for students with disabilities.
An educational ethicist talked to teachers about what ethical issues were most pressing during COVID. Here are the three that featured most.