Concerns over how to make schools safe amid the coronavirus remain. But for many low-income students of color, old buildings in need of repair already presented a heath risk.
Just as in other countries, COVID-19 outbreaks are a matter of when, not if, should Ontario schools reopen in September.
The education sector has to constantly re-learn lessons about using digital technologies in teaching.
Recent cases among school children has prompted some to wonder: should we close schools again? The short answer is: no.
The need for social distancing due to coronavirus means now is the time for schools across the world to embrace outdoor learning.
Learning philosophy will help children think critically and make ethical decisions.
We should make more use of randomised controlled trials – usually used in medicine – to understand which measures were effective in controlling COVID-19.
Research suggests that children are less likely than adults to catch the virus, pass it on or fall seriously ill because of it. A progressive return of children to school is therefore advisable.
Parents may try to shield children from information about COVID-19, but their important questions need answering.
A survey of 10,000 public school teachers in NSW looked at how they felt about being at school at the end of term one, their thoughts on remote learning and their feelings about returning to school.
Some countries are making it work – and the rest could learn from them.
How can we balance human rights implications of a return to classroom learning, when rights may come into tension with each other?
Government initiatives to support student learning during and after the pandemic can't be effective without an invaluable educational resource: teachers' expertise and care.
People show decreased cognitive processing in high concern situations. Effective communication needs to respectfully address concerns, and build trust, otherwise information may be rejected.
Exams are the currency of the education marketplace.
Closing schools and childcare might take 30% of Australia's health care workers offline. Here's a way to keep them working.
Improving social, physical and psychological abilities.
Privileged children get to use phones in school while others face bans for 'messing around''.
Only 2% of children have the skills needed to identify a credible news story.
The average Australian school kid spends more time watching TV or gaming and less time being active over their summer holidays. Could more chores be the answer?