Many scientists have had to hang up their lab coats and go home.
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With travel halted and universities and research institutions shutting down, scientists are having trouble keeping their research running. Here's why that matters outside the lab.
Teachers are at very low risk of being exposed to COVID-19. But schools need to support teachers who fall into high-risk groups – including those aged over 65 years and teachers with chronic illness.
If your child is staying at home for long periods due to the coronavirus outbreak, there are many ways you can help sustain their mental and physical well-being.
Only three countries in Southeast Asia have over 80% Internet penetration.
In Southeast Asia like in many other developing regions, a large segment of the population don't have access to the Internet and electronic devices.
If schools and childcare centres shut without the necessary support, Australia may permanently lose valuable teachers and early childhood educators.
There are several things Australian schools can do, that involve encouraging better hygiene and social distancing. They could close too, but that's not always necessary.
At Columbia University and hundreds of other schools, all students are suddenly learning online.
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For higher ed, this is a crisis of unknown proportions.
An abandoned Arkansas high school.
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Often schools close out of a belief that taking this step will save money and help students. Whether or not those benefits materialize, there are downsides for the locals.
Rural schools are an often overlooked part of the public education system.
Nationwide, 16 percent of charter schools are rural. Yet, somehow these key players are often overlooked.
All schools were closed throughout south-east Queensland due to severe rain.
Bad weather conditions often force schools to make unplanned closures.