Ethical challenges loom over decisions to resume in-person college classes

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By early July, about 80% of U.S. campuses were planning to resume at least some in-person instruction, even as a growing numbers of faculty are voicing concerns about safety.

As Michael Sorrell, president of Paul Quinn College, argues, “Because we do not yet have the ability to bring students and staff back to campus while keeping them safe and healthy, we simply cannot return to business as usual.” Sorrell says that bringing students back in this context “constitutes an abdication of our moral responsibility as leaders.”

But this isn’t just

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How Unesco are plugging the global gap in education

Photos Paddy Dowling/EAA
Photos Paddy Dowling/EAA

At the height of the Covid-19 crisis 1.6 billion children from around the world were sent home and the school gates were closed. But this figure excludes the 258 million children who were already out of school with no access to education – 59 million at primary level, according to Unesco’s Institute for Statistics.

The effects of school closure on child safety, wellbeing and learning are well documented. This also has long-term consequences for economies and societies resulting in a perpetual cycle of multi-dimensional poverty. A survey conducted by Unesco in 2017 discovered that 56 per cent

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Teachers told to be alert to signs of abuse when pupils return after lockdown

School pupils conducting a science experiment
School pupils conducting a science experiment
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Coronavirus Article Bar with counter

Teachers should be extra vigilant for signs of neglect and abuse when schools reopen, the UK’s leading children’s charity has said, as ministers draw up plans for a post-coronavirus child recovery strategy. The NSPCC has urged the Government to give school staff a crash course over the summer holidays in how to handle disclosures from pupils and how to spot red flags.

The advice comes amid concerns that when children return to the classroom, teachers may be the first front-line professionals they have seen in up to six months.

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Is Perdoceo Education (PRDO) Stock Undervalued Right Now?

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Kids Belong In Classrooms This Fall

NEW HYDE PARK, NY — Gov. Andrew Cuomo should work with New York education officials and committees in the state Senate and Assembly to reopen schools this fall, Republican state Assemblyman Ed Ra wrote in a legislative column this week.

“As New Yorkers continue to crush the curve and infection rates remain extremely low across the state, it’s becoming increasingly clear that our kids belong back in the classroom this fall,” Ra said.

Ra, of Franklin Square, represents parts of Nassau County including New Hyde Park, Garden City, Mineola, Glen Head and Old Westbury.

Ra said one of the biggest

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