A new study in the United States found school reopening in late 2020 was associated with an increase in COVID-19 cases and deaths. But this was mostly the case where masks weren’t required.
A COVID-19 rapid test device kit seen at Humber River Hospital in Toronto last November.
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Parents who have the time, energy and resources to make up for a lack of investment in public education and student safety during the pandemic may feel as if they have no choice but to do so.
There is some risk of COVID transmission in playgrounds, but the benefits of outdoor play, especially now, may outweigh the risks.
Year 12 students in NSW affected by lockdowns will be able to apply for special consideration for exams and special projects. Here’s what Victorian teachers said about a similar policy last year.
From the outset, communities were concerned about the impact of SARS-CoV-2 on children.
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Schools are not driving the COVID-19 pandemic and can safely remain open provided people stick to the non-pharmaceutical interventions for COVID-19 prevention.
It’s an absolute priority we find and use ways to support kids to continue face-to-face learning in times of low community transmission, especially primary schools.
In New South Wales and Victoria the number of students being home educated increased by 20% in 2020 (1,224 extra children) compared with 2019. But the rise has been evidenced for a decade.
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.
A year-long analysis of Victorian primary and secondary school classrooms has found the amount of carbon dioxide often far exceeds the maximum acceptable standard.
Public housing tower in Flemington, Melbourne.
What might the past offer us at this moment, and how will future generations reflect on this year? How will this present become the future’s past?
Based on closely following outbreaks in schools and early learning centres across Australia throughout 2020, we have enough evidence to show how students can return to school safely.
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.
An educational ethicist talked to teachers about what ethical issues were most pressing during COVID. Here are the three that featured most.
Victorian Education Minister James Merlino announcing money for catch-up tutors.
The Victorian government’s funding is critical to helping disadvantaged students catch up. But the government needs to take several extra steps to ensure their funding has its desired effect.
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.
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.
We surveyed and interviewed parents of primary school-aged children in Queensland, Tasmania, Victoria and the ACT to explore their experiences of helping their children with remote schooling.
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.
A concerning number of children in Australia have experienced trauma. Being more sensitive to what this means can help both the child and the teacher.
Singing is integral to humans. And it has important social and psychological benefits for children.