UCLA now requiring off-campus students taking ONLINE classes to get "vaccinated" for covid
(Natural News) The University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) is now forcing its online distance learning students who have already paid for their classes to upload their Wuhan coronavirus (Covid-19) “vaccination” status or else get dropped from enrollment. UCLA apparently waited until after all students paid their $70,000-plus tuitions before announcing that even those who... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Education Cannot Wait Annual Results Report Highlights Multiplying Education Challenges for Children & Adolescents Living in Emergencies & Protracted Crises amid Covid-19
By External SourceGENEVA / NEW YORK, Oct 5 2021 (IPS-Partners) On this World Teachers’ Day, Education Cannot Wait (ECW), the United Nations global fund for education in emergencies and protracted crises, announced it has reached more than 4.6 million children and adolescents (48% of whom are girls) with quality education in more than 30 of the worst humanitarian crises around the world. The Fund’s new Annual Results Report ‘Winning the Human Race,’ stresses the importance of investing in the teaching force to support and promote quality learning outcomes for crisis-affected girls and boys. To date,...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 5, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: External Source Tags: COVID-19 Education Education Cannot Wait. Future of Education is here Education Cannot Wait (ECW) Source Type: news

Education Cannot Wait Annual Results Reveals the Devastating Impact of COVID-19 on Learning for Children in Emergencies and Protracted Crises
Yasmine Sherif, Director of Education Cannot Wait, visited a refugee site in the village of Modale, located 30 kms from Yakoma, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Courtesy: Education Cannot Wait By Alison KentishNEW YORK/GENEVA, Oct 5 2021 (IPS) The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the face of education globally, but for children in emergencies and protracted crises, its blow has been particularly devastating. Education Cannot Wait (ECW), the global fund that brings teaching and learning to children and adolescents in emergencies and crises, has said that 2020 was ‘exceptionally challenging.’ ECW released it...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 5, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Alison Kentish Tags: COVID-19 Development & Aid Education Education Cannot Wait. Future of Education is here Featured Gender Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Inequity #ECW #EducationCannotWait #GlobalGoals #SDG4 #ECWRes Source Type: news

UCLA raises $611 million in 2020 –21, supporting students and advancing critical research
UCLA raised more than $611 million in gifts and pledges in the fiscal year ending June 30, exceeding its annual goal and drawing donors from all 50 states and 72 countries.“Generous donors at all levels have continued to partner with UCLA to effect meaningful change on campus, in the community and around the world,” said Chancellor Gene Block. “Despite a challenging year, our friends have once again demonstrated their extraordinary commitment to UCLA’s mission of education, research and service.”In response to conditions created by the COVID-19 pandemic, many donors focused on students ’...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - October 4, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Young Migrant Workers Bear Brunt of COVID-19 Pandemic
Research consultants Nandinchimeg Magsar (Mongolia), Sangeet Kayastha (Nepal), Anna Marie Alhambra (Philippines) and Dr Vazirov Jamshed (Tajikistan) briefed a webinar organised by APDA on the impact of COVID-19 on the youth. By Cecilia RussellJohannesburg, Sep 29 2021 (IPS) Most families in the Republic of Tajikistan were affected when economic migrants were caught up in the COVID-19 pandemic abroad, Dr Vazirov Jamshed, research consultant for Asian Forum of Parliamentarians on Population and Development (AFPPD), told a webinar on the impact of the pandemic on youth. In a predominantly agriculturally driven economy, he s...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 29, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Cecilia Russell Tags: Asia-Pacific COVID-19 Development & Aid Health Humanitarian Emergencies Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations #AsiaPacific #Parliamentarians Youth Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Minute: Tips for a healthy school year
After a year of full or partial distance learning, many students will be headed back into a physical classroom this fall. In this Mayo Clinic Minute, Dr. Nipunie Rajapakse, a pediatric infectious diseases physician at Mayo Clinic Children's Center, offers some tips for a healthy school year. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute https://youtu.be/QeFoQkM-x9U Journalists: Broadcast-quality video (1:05) is in the downloads at the end of this post. Please courtesy: "Mayo Clinic News Network." Read the script. "Going… (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - August 19, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Oklahoma school district moves to distance learning due to rise in COVID-19 cases, quarantines
Class is in session for most public school districts across Oklahoma, but health experts and parents remain concerned as COVID-19 cases... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Education Cannot Wait for Refugee Children in Crisis, says Yasmine Sherif
Yasmine Sherif in Lebanon with Palestine refugee children. Credit: Education Cannot Wait (ECW)By Nayema NusratNEW YORK, Jun 19 2021 (IPS) With financing, the number of out-of-school refuges could be reduced to zero, Yasmine Sherif, Director of Education Cannot Wait (ECW) says, as the world commemorates World Refugee Day. In a wide-ranging exclusive interview with IPS in New York, Sherif shared her vision for a world where dignity and the right to believe in better prospects are returned child refugees – something, she says, can be delivered through education. “When you sit down and listen to young refugees in ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Nayema Nusrat Tags: Aid Armed Conflicts Climate Change Education Education Cannot Wait. Future of Education is here Gender Violence Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Migration & Refugees TerraViva United Nations Trade & I Source Type: news

‘A Year Full of Emotions.’ What Kids Learned From the COVID-19 Pandemic
Too many young generations have been shaped by the global crises they faced—Depression-era poverty, Cold War nuclear fears. Add to them the COVID generation. The virus itself may typically go easier on kids than it does adults, but the mind of a child is another thing. It’s dependent on certainty, safety, the comfort of routine. Take all of that away—shutter schools, keep grandparents at a distance, cancel summer camps—and kids suffer. But as the following lightly-edited stories from young people show, they also grow and learn, gain maturity and wisdom. The virus has been tough; plenty of kids, it t...
Source: TIME: Health - June 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger and Allison Singer Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Some Black parents see less bullying, racism with online learning and are keeping kids home
Through distance learning Black parents were able to see how their children were treated by their peers and teachers and saw a system that did not benefit them, the report said. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - June 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Laura Newberry, Howard Blume Source Type: news

German judge declares masks harmful, warns that mask mandates are illegal
(Natural News) A Weimar District Court in Germany has ruled that enforcing mask mandates, social distancing requirements and rapid Wuhan coronavirus (Covid-19) testing on students is harmful, and thus illegal. Distance learning must also stop, the court decided, because it, along with the other measures, is causing physical, psychological and pedagogical harm to children, as well... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Upstate now offering bachelor of science in respiratory therapy in Rochester
Upstate ’s College of Health Professions opens distance learning program at Rochester General College of Health Careers. (Source: SUNY Upstate Medical)
Source: SUNY Upstate Medical - April 16, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: News Source Type: news

The Latest: California governor says all schools must reopen
California Gov. Gavin Newsom is urging all schools in the state to reopen, saying there are no health barriers to getting children back into classrooms and ending distance learning (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

LAUSD's slow, cautious reopening shows the influence of the teachers union, but it has critics
The teachers union held firm and district officials retreated, resulting in less live instruction and a shorter school day under distance learning. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - April 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Howard Blume Source Type: news

Virtual Learning Has Taken a Toll on Kids'& Parents' Mental Health
FRIDAY, March 19, 2021 -- A new government report confirms what many moms and dads already know: Parents and kids are struggling mightily to cope with the stresses of distance learning. A survey conducted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 19, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

'It's exhausting.' A year of distance learning wears thin
At first, many schools announced it would last only a couple weeks (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - March 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

USDA Invests $42 Million in Distance Learning and Telemedicine Infrastructure to Improve Education and Health Outcomes
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced its investment of $42.3 million to help rural residents gain access to healthcare and educational opportunities. Funding is provided to 86 projects through the Distance Learning and Telemedicine (DLT) grant program and will help bolster remote access to healthcare during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - February 25, 2021 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Sustainable Energy Key to COVID-19 Recovery in Asia and the Pacific
By Armida Salsiah AlisjahbanaBANGKOK, Thailand, Feb 22 2021 (IPS) The past year is one that few of us will forget. While the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic have played out unevenly across Asia and the Pacific, the region has been spared many of the worst effects seen in other parts of the world. The pandemic has reminded us that a reliable and uninterrupted energy supply is critical to managing this crisis. Armida Salsiah AlisjahbanaBeyond ensuring that hospitals and healthcare facilities continue to function, energy supports the systems and coping mechanisms we rely on to work remotely, undertake distance learning and ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana Tags: Asia-Pacific Economy & Trade Education Energy Green Economy Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Inequity Labour Poverty & SDGs Sustainability TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Q & amp;A podcast: Building resilience in children during COVID-19
The COVID-19 pandemic has been challenging for families, as children and adults have had to face stressors and adapt to change. Distance learning and the need for physical distancing from friends have been particularly challenging for children and adolescents. Trying to help them cope it their feelings and frustrations about the pandemic has stressed parents [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - January 29, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Inclusive and Equitable Education in the Pacific
By Michelle BelisleNOUMEA, New Caledonia, Jan 25 2021 (IPS) In 2019, the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 24 January as International Day of Education, in celebration of the role of education for peace and development. The United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal 4 challenges all nations to “ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all” by the year 2030. As we think about this in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the emerging post-COVID-19 environment, what does inclusive and equitable education look like and how do we ensure ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Michelle Belisle Tags: Asia-Pacific Development & Aid Education Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations The Pacific Community (SPC) Source Type: news

Conducting school suicide risk assessment in distance learning environments - Brock SE, Lieberman R, Cruz MA, Coad R.
The social distancing mandate, implemented in response to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) global pandemic, has guided many schools to deliver instruction via distance learning. Among the many challenges generated by this delivery system is the need... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 13, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

How to remotivate kids for more distance learning
Motivation is a complex mechanism, one that depends on a mix of biological and social factors. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - January 5, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Arizona's 3 public universities awarded $115M for Covid-19 response efforts
Gov. Doug Ducey announced that this new funding will help cover the universities' Covid-related costs associated with testing and mitigation efforts, distance learning, student outreach, furlough prevention and more. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - December 30, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: Erin Edgemon Source Type: news

L.A. Unified will not reopen campuses when the spring semester starts Jan. 11
LAUSD students will remain in distance learning when the next semester opens Jan. 11. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - December 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Howard Blume Source Type: news

'Is it worth it?' How distance learning brings new challenges to college applications
Amid virtual learning, replicating the college counseling process online has been difficult, with some students opting out. Others continue to be resilient despite challenges. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - December 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nina Agrawal Source Type: news

El Dorado Hills high school moves to full distance learning after reporting 10 COVID-19 cases
An El Dorado Hills high school is moving to full distance learning after reporting 10 positive COVID-19 cases Monday morning. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ghana: Covid-19 Distance Learning Platform for Children Not Effective--CRI
[Ghanaian Times] About 3,967out of 4,458 children surveyed across the country have saidthe distance learning platforms provided as a result of the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has not been effective, a research conducted by the Child Right International has revealed. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 19, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Stanford vs. Harvard: Two Famous Business Schools ’ Opposing Tactics for the COVID-19 Pandemic
At the Stanford Graduate School of Business in Northern California, the stories got weird almost immediately upon their return for the fall semester. Students say they were being followed around campus by people wearing green vests telling them where they could and could not be, go, stop, chat or conduct even a socially distanced gathering. Some say they were threatened with the loss of their campus housing if they didn’t follow the rules. “They were breaking up picnics. They were breaking up yoga groups,” says one graduate student, who asked not to be identified so as to avoid social media blowback. &ldq...
Source: TIME: Health - November 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mark Kreidler / California Healthline Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

UC San Diego enrollment unexpectedly passes 40,000 for first time
Campus officials thought the head count might slip amid the coronavirus pandemic and distance learning requirements. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - November 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Gary Robbins Source Type: news

Ds and Fs surge, attendance slips among L.A.'s poorest students amid distance learning
Failing grades among Los Angeles middle and high school students in L.A.'s poorest neighborhoods are much higher, compared with last year. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - November 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Howard Blume Source Type: news

Africa: Spurred By Covid-19, African Schools Innovate to Close Learning Gap
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] The rise of distance learning could transform school curriculums and help children stay in education long after the pandemic, experts say (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 22, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Education: Act Now, Don ’t Wait for the Bill
By Stefania GianniniPARIS, Oct 20 2020 (IPS) School reopening doesn’t mean that education is back on course. For a start, schools remain closed in over 50 countries, affecting more than 800 million students. The poorest ones may never make it back to school, driven by poverty into child labour or early marriage. Distance learning has been out of reach for one third of the 1.6 billion students affected worldwide by school closures. They may disengage altogether if school closures continue. Stefania Giannini The health crisis is at risk of eroding decades of progress. For the first time since its conception, the Human...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Stefania Giannini Tags: Development & Aid Education Featured Gender Gender Violence Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Inequity TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

The Swedish COVID-19 Response Is a Disaster. It Shouldn ’t Be a Model for the Rest of the World
The Swedish COVID-19 experiment of not implementing early and strong measures to safeguard the population has been hotly debated around the world, but at this point we can predict it is almost certain to result in a net failure in terms of death and suffering. As of Oct. 13, Sweden’s per capita death rate is 58.4 per 100,000 people, according to Johns Hopkins University data, 12th highest in the world (not including tiny Andorra and San Marino). But perhaps more striking are the findings of a study published Oct. 12 in the Journal of the American Medical Association, which pointed out that, of the countries the resea...
Source: TIME: Health - October 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kelly Bjorklund and Andrew Ewing Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Hawaii to stop using online program after parent complaints
Hawaii's Department of Education is recommending that the state's public schools stop using a distance learning program that parents said had contained racist and sexist content (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

COVID ’s Impact in Real Time: Finding Balance Amid the Crisis
COVID-19: UNESCO-- Solutions for Distance Learning The contribution of voluntary social distancing was larger in advanced economies where people can work from home more easily or can even afford to stop working thanks to personal savings and social security benefits. By Francesco Grigoli and Damiano SandriWASHINGTON DC, Oct 12 2020 (IPS) One enduring lesson from the COVID-19 pandemic is that any lasting economic recovery will depend on resolving the health crisis. Our research in the latest World Economic Outlook shows that government lockdowns—while succeeding in their intended goal of lowering infections—con...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 12, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Francesco Grigoli and Damiano Sandri Tags: Economy & Trade Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights Inequity Peace TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Inequities of pandemic learning on stark display at the Orange County-Long Beach border
Los Alamitos students in Orange County were among the first in the state to return to campus. Just across the county line, distance learning remains the norm for Long Beach students, frustrating some families. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - October 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Stephanie Lai Source Type: news

Trump Administration Invests $72 Million in Distance Learning and Telemedicine Infrastructure in 40 States, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands
U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing $72 million in grants to help rural residents access healthcare and educational opportunities. 116 projects will be funded through the Distance Learning and Telemedicine grant which helps healthcare and educational institutions purchase equipment and software necessary to deploy distance-learning and telemedicine services. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - October 7, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Letters to the Editor: Kids need to be back in school. Our only option is to end the pandemic
Sending kids to school would expose them to COVID-19, and distance learning brings its own challenges. The solution: Follow the coronavirus guidelines and end the pandemic. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - September 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

‘Where Are the Kids?’ School Is Back in Session, but Many Kindergarteners Are Missing
It didn’t take more than one day of virtual kindergarten for Ryan Greenberg’s 5-year-old daughter, Samantha, to break down in tears, begging to go back to regular school where she could see other kids face-to-face. “I’ll wear two masks,” she told him. But for Samantha, in Montclair, N.J., and for hundreds of thousands of other children across the country, school will continue to be remote for at least the first weeks of school due to the coronavirus pandemic. And while this school year has posed new challenges for students of all ages, it’s proving especially challenging for children ...
Source: TIME: Health - September 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Katie Reilly Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 feature Source Type: news

LAWSUIT: California parents want schools to fully reopen as students struggle with distance learning
(Natural News) Americans of all ages have been forced to adjust to a new way of life because of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. From lockdowns to social distancing, people have had to stay inside their homes for extended periods of time to prevent the spread of the infectious disease. However, parents have expressed their worry for... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Four education researchers lay out best practices for higher ed distance learning
(SAGE) SAGE Publishing and Corwin today announce the release of The Distance Learning Playbook for College and University Instruction. Co-authored by four leading education experts, the evidence-based guide addresses faculty-student relationships at a distance, professor self-care, creating engaging digital tasks, feedback and assessment, and more. The title includes video footage and downloadable exercises, featuring the guidance of over 20 educators from a diverse range of disciplines. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Addressing the consequences of school closure due to CoViD-19 on children's physical and mental well-being - Hoffman JA, Miller EA.
Prolonged school closures are one of the most disruptive forces in the COVID-19 era. School closures have upended life for children and families, and educators have been forced to determine how to provide distance learning. Schools are also an essential so... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Q and A: Back-to-school mental health tips
Dear Mayo Clinic: My teenage son is looking forward to heading back to school this fall, especially after months of distance learning due to COVID-19. Sitting in front of the computer for hours was not easy for him. He says he's not worried about wearing a mask to school or sitting behind a plastic barrier. [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - August 31, 2020 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

10 Epidemiologists and Infectious Disease Experts On Whether They Are Sending Their Kids Back to School
There are no easy answers to the questions about bringing kids back into classrooms this fall. Parents, school administrators and educators must instead weigh two bad options: isolate children at home or risk them getting and spreading COVID-19 through in-person contact. That decision is daunting even for infectious disease experts and epidemiologists. Over the last few months, they have been forced to think about the pandemic not only as scientists and scholars, but as parents, and despite their wealth of knowledge, like any parents, these experts are grappling with uncertainty. There are ways to limit the spread of the C...
Source: TIME: Health - August 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tara Law Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Women are losing the work-from-home battle for space
It's just past 10 a.m. and my partner, on his third virtual meeting today, is working nonstop in our home office. My son has taken over the family room to attend a virtual science camp and video-editing classes and to play video games. I now realize that this will be his workspace to attend distance learning classes in the fall. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

In a rural California town, schools try something extraordinary and risky: Classrooms with children
In a vast, rural Northern California county with few cases of COVID-19, a public school district reopened to in-classroom instruction, even as most in the state are doing virtual distance learning. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - August 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Hailey Branson-Potts Source Type: news

Op-Ed: Tips for panicked parents on how to survive distance learning this fall
As a parent or guardian in the time of COVID, remember you are already a teacher — and that learning opportunities are everywhere. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - August 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Erin Powers and Daniel Diaz Source Type: news

Letters to the Editor: Teachers desperately need expert help on distance learning now
The experts who say distance learning is here to stay need to offer teachers guidance on day-to-day lesson plans and more. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - August 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Building Resilience in Pacific Education
By Michelle BelisleNOUMEA, New Caledonia, Aug 10 2020 (IPS) School as we all know it hasn’t changed that much in over a century. However, in the face of new threats to health and wellbeing, the future of those familiar structures that bring teachers and students together is starting to be questioned. Large numbers of people in crowded spaces for long periods – it all runs contrary to what the experts advise to keep us safe from contagious diseases like COVID-19. Class size is no longer an academic debate over quality of instruction versus budgetary restrictions, but rather a life and death discussion of the tr...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Michelle Belisle Tags: Economy & Trade Education Featured Gender Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Inequity TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

What resources are available for special ed students in the middle of the pandemic?
Many of the hands-on therapies and services that special needs students received before campuses shut down can't be adequately delivered via distance learning. Also, the state has waived timelines that allow students to quickly receive assessments, which determine the services needed for each child. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - August 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news