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.
As more people get vaccinated and different facets of society slowly reopen, challenges remain in the nation’s quest to get back to normal. Here are five articles that help illuminate the path.
With distrust for school officials prevalent during the pandemic, an educational historian calls attention to the need for officials to have more positive relations with educators and parents.
Meisha Ross Porter is the new chancellor of New York City’s public schools. A scholar of the politics of education touches on her background and what lies ahead.
Immigrant students often have work commitments outside class, and they may need additional language support. Giving them equal access to technology during remote learning might not be enough.
Local interpretation of national guidance will be most effective in preventing outbreaks in schools.
On average, mothers did two hours of childcare for every one hour done by fathers during lockdown. Will that change once children are all back in school?
Nearly every country in the world shuttered its schools due to COVID-19. Now, from Israel to Uruguay, many students are back in class, with varying degrees of success.
The UK locked down too late and has been in catch-up mode ever since. But with contact tracing, it can turn things around.