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

Children with disabilities are regressing. How much is distance learning to blame?
California has mandated that school districts continue to provide special education to students with disabilities during the pandemic, but has waived key timelines that allow students to receive assessments and services quickly. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - August 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sonali Kohli Source Type: news

Program Cuts Outpatient Antibiotic Rx for Peds Respiratory Infections
Distance learning program includes online tutorials, webinars; video vignettes; individualized feedback (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - August 4, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Infections, Nursing, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Program Cuts Outpatient Antibiotic Rx for Peds Respiratory Infections
TUESDAY, Aug. 4, 2020 -- A distance learning program is effective for reducing outpatient prescribing for pediatric acute respiratory tract infection (ARTI) visits, according to a study published online Aug. 3 in Pediatrics. Matthew P. Kronman,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 4, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Complete your COVID-19 back-to-school checklist
Families and school districts are weighing difficult decisions on whether to return to school in person, online or a combination of both during the COVID-19 pandemic."No matter what education model is chosen -- in-person, distance learning or a hybrid of the two, we want to provide guidance to parents, children, teachers and staff on how [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - July 29, 2020 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Parents rush to hire tutors and create learning pods. But not everyone has options
Frantic parents with resources are rushing to hire tutors and form learning pods to bring distance learning to their homes and backyards amid coronavirus school closures. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - July 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sonali Kohli, Nina Agrawal Source Type: news

Parents, what are your questions about the coming school year?
Many schools in Southern California return to distance learning in the fall. Ask the L.A. Times your questions, and we'll do our best to get answers. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - July 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Los Angeles Times Staff Source Type: news

L.A. Latino, Black students suffered deep disparities in online learning, records show
A first-of-its-kind LAUSD analysis of distance learning shows deep disparities in online learning. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - July 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Paloma Esquivel, Howard Blume Source Type: news

Will schools be safe this fall?
As schools  begin to share their plans for reopening, concern is growing over how to safely protect children, their families and teachers as the number of COVID-19 cases continues to surge.The alternative to children returning to the classroom is remote learning, an option that Los Angeles Unified School District has announced it will implement. But that, too, presents its own challenges for families.  In an interview with UCLA Health,  Dr. Nava  Yeganeh, a pediatric infectious disease specialist atUCLA Mattel Children ’s Hospital who serves on several school COVID-19 task forc...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - July 15, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Report: Top U.K. universities now kowtowing to commie China
(Natural News) Several British universities are now under fire for complying with Chinese internet censors in order to offer distance-learning courses to international students. According to a report by national British daily broadsheet The Telegraph, the courses are offered through software developed by JISC, a digital learning non-profit organization, in partnership with Chinese e-commerce and... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UNESCO, UNHCR & EDUCATION CANNOT WAIT Call for the Inclusion of Refugees in the Post-Covid-19 Education Effort
Angelina Jolie with Syrian refugees. Credit: UNHCR / Laban MatteiBy External SourceNEW YORK, Jul 14 2020 (IPS-Partners) We must not leave young refugees by the wayside, urged UNESCO, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and Education Cannot Wait as they urged more support in favour of young refugees’ education during an online debate today, moderated by UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie, on how best to provide them with improved learning during and after the pandemic. “Mobilizing for refugees is extremely urgent at a time when they are particularly vulnerable to the Covid-19...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: External Source Tags: Education Health Migration & Refugees Source Type: news

L.A. teachers union says schools should not reopen next month, citing coronavirus spike
The main teachers union for LAUSD said distance learning should continue until it is safe to resume in person. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - July 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nina Agrawal, Howard Blume, Sonali Kohli Source Type: news

Is It Safe To Adjust Your Mask? Dr. Mallika Marshall Answers Your Coronavirus Questions
BOSTON (CBS) — Dr. Mallika Marshall is answering your coronavirus-related medical questions. If you have a question for Dr. Mallika, email her or message her on Facebook or Twitter. Dr. Mallika is offering her best advice, but as always consult your personal doctor before making any decisions about your personal health. “I see so many people grab the front of their mask to adjust it. Is that a potential problem?” – Paul You should try to avoid touching your mask as much as possible so you don’t contaminate your mask with whatever may be on your hands or contaminat...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - June 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Covid-19 Boston, MA Health Stay Home Syndicated Local Coronavirus Dr. Mallika Marshall Source Type: news

Secretary DeVos Challenges Educators to Rethink Education Options for Rural High School Students Amid Coronavirus Pandemic
The U.S. Department of Education announced the Rural Tech Project, a challenge that invites high schools and local educational agencies (LEAs) to develop competency-based distance learning programs to improve instruction in rural communities. Five finalists will receive an equal share of a $500,000 pool and then have two years to refine their program before one finalist is chosen and awarded an additional $100,000 prize. Proposals are due October 8, 2020. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - June 30, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Letters to the Editor: Forcing kids back to school would be reckless. Instead, improve distance learning
Teachers and students are right to avoid going back to campus. Now, educators much make remote learning better for the fall. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - June 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid-19 Recessions: This Time It ’s Really Different
By Vladimir Popov and Jomo Kwame SundaramBERLIN and KUALA LUMPUR, Jun 4 2020 (IPS) The world economic contraction so far this year is largely due to measures, especially at the national or local level, to contain or prevent Covid-19 contagion, particularly those restricting business operations, thus reducing economic activity, output, incomes and spending. Vladimir Popov Lower business and worker incomes have reduced spending, for both consumption and investment, and thus overall or aggregate demand. While there has indeed been much novel ‘financial folly’ in the last decade, responsible for its dreary ‘...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Vladimir Popov and Jomo Kwame Sundaram Tags: Development & Aid Economy & Trade Featured Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Labour TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Beyond the Crisis
Now is the time to take advantage of this opportunity to build a better world   Kristalina Georgieva is managing director of the IMFBy Kristalina GeorgievaWASHINGTON DC, Jun 2 2020 (IPS) Looking back to the start of 2020, the world has changed almost beyond recognition. To protect public health, the global economy was put into stasis. Shops closed, factories were mothballed, and people’s freedom of movement was severely curtailed. No country has escaped the health, economic, and social impacts of the COVID-19 crisis. Tragically, more than 260,000 people have died and millions have been infected. The IMF is pr...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 2, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Kristalina Georgieva Tags: Aid Economy & Trade Environment Featured Financial Crisis Global Global Governance Green Economy Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

UNISON demands extra government funding to save universities from crisis
Higher education member Bill Acharjee (above) works at Solent University in Southampton as a research governance officer, with the task of ensuring that students and academics maintain ethical standards while they conduct their research projects. He’s thoughtful, conscientious. And while working from home during the COVID-19 crisis, he has a very sobering thought. “A world without universities would be tragic,” he says. “I just can’t comprehend it.” But there’s a very real danger some may struggle to survive, Mr Acharjee feels, if the government continues to refuse to come to the a...
Source: UNISON Health care news - May 19, 2020 Category: UK Health Authors: Demetrios Matheou Tags: Article News coronavirus higher education Covid-19 Source Type: news

The Government of Kenya and UN commit to expanding education, training and employment opportunities for young people, on an unprecedented scale
By PRESS RELEASENAIROBI, Kenya, May 15 2020 (IPS-Partners) Hon. Joseph Mucheru, Cabinet Secretary for ICT, Innovation and Youth, (CS) and Kenya’s representative in the Generation Unlimited (GenU) Global Board convened today the UN Kenya Country team to identify opportunities on how to swiftly expand education, training and employment opportunities for young people, on an unprecedented scale. Credit: UNDP KenyaThe meeting was graced by Ms. Ruth Kagia, Deputy Chief of Staff in the Executive Office of the President, and Co-Chair of the National Generation Unlimited Steering Committee. Others in attendance at this meeti...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: PRESS RELEASE Tags: Education Health Source Type: news

Commentary: I'm teaching on Zoom, and I've got to admit, my students are missing out
Distance learning makes analyzing students' work difficult, an art-school prof says, and the connection between teacher and student can falter. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - May 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: David Pagel Source Type: news

Some US schools are pulling the plug on distance learning
Some school districts around the United States are calling an early end to the school year and pulling the plug on distance learning (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news