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.
COVID has shown us how powerful educational uses of digital technology can be informal, impromptu and conducted on the fly.
Chicago students doing broadcasted ‘radio school’ lessons in 1937.
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This isn't the first time America's schoolchildren have studied remotely – and Chicago's 1937 'radio school' experiment shows how technology can fill the gap during a crisis.
A new report shows out of 1 million students enrolled in all Victorian schools, only 337 may have acquired the virus through outbreaks at school.
South Africa has to balance a number of factors when considering how to handle schools during the pandemic.
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The country's Constitution, as well as several court rulings, offer clear guidelines for how children's best interests should be managed and prioritised.
Remote school may look different to 'normal' school, but children are still being taught; they are still learning and many are still actively engaged in the curriculum.
One approach to figure out what to expect is to look at the experiences of different countries after they closed schools due to previous pandemics, war or industrial action.
Some children are not socially engaging with their peers in the way they did before the pandemic. It's understandable if parents are worried.
Children who 'passively' use screens are more likely to suffer academically, a study found. But there was no evidence of a link between video games and academic performance.
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We heard the views of 211 primary school staff in Wales on the return to school.
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Being away from school may have had benefits for some teenagers.
Ontario schools plan to reopen after being closed since March 14, 2020.
The coronavirus pandemic isn't the first time an illness has disrupted schooling. In 1937, Toronto schools delayed re-opening for six weeks in response to the polio epidemic.
Given what is now known about the mortality rates of COVID-19, the ongoing disruptions to children’s care, education and health are no longer justified.
Teacher Céline Guérin explains two-metre distancing to students in the school yard of Marie-Derome School in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Que., May 11, 2020.
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A cross-Canada survey of teachers shows teachers say one of the most stressful aspects of their jobs now is their concern for vulnerable students.
Black children face harsher discipline in public schools.
When white parents decide to homeschool, usually it's to provide individualized education to their child. Research shows black parents homeschool for an entirely different reason.
Educating your children at home brings the power to choose what they learn.
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A scholar of multicultural education says the COVID-19 pandemic gives parents of color the chance to choose what their children learn at home.
One-to-one talk is a great tool for learning.
A significant break in the school year could have a devastating impact on the motivation and learning of vulnerable students.
School closures under coronavirus have raised significant risks for vulnerable students who face maltreatment and exposure to violence. Here are five priorities to address when reopening schools.