Day: September 1, 2020

Does homework work when kids are learning all day at home?

But now, school for millions of students means working at home doing school work all day, because school buildings are closed to stem the spread of the novel coronavirus and its disease, covid-19. That raises the question: How feasible is it to ask kids to do even more work in the same environment, especially for kids who live in environments not conducive to studying?

The closing of schools this past spring as the pandemic hit put a new focus on issues of equity, racism and access to education technology and the Internet. Now that many, if not most, school districts

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Teachers, Live Screen Time Is Precious. Use It Well


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Research suggests a way to restructure remote learning to give students what they’ve been missing


H. Alix Gallagher & Benjamin Cottingham

Wanted for the new school year: high-quality remote-learning experiences to engage and benefit all students.

In the current pandemic reality, educators can improve learning, we believe, by finding better ways to use and structure students’ work time. That’s true whether learning is fully remote via computers, phones, or packets or whether it includes in-person instruction.

When in-person schooling ended abruptly this spring, the learning opportunities then available to students varied enormously. Some students received no

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The problem covid-19 presents for college students who want to vote in November

Some colleges and universities have opened their campuses to students, and others haven’t. Some that have opened have already closed. None that are open can be sure they still will be on Nov. 3 and students don’t really know where they will be, either.

This post analyzes the problem and offers some solutions. It was written by John Katzman and Fred Bernstein. Katzman is the founder and chief executive of Noodle Partners, who previously founded and ran the Princeton Review and 2U. Bernstein is a lawyer and writer.

By John S. Katzman and Fred Bernstein

There are 552,000 students enrolled

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