Category: Education Foundation

Education Secretary Betsy Devos says it should be ‘the rule’ to return students to classrooms in the fall

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos listens during a White House Coronavirus Task Force press briefing at the US Department of Education July 8, 2020 in Washington, DC.
Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos listens during a White House Coronavirus Task Force press briefing at the US Department of Education July 8, 2020 in Washington, DC.

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  • Education Secretary Betsy Devos on Sunday doubled down on the Trump administration’s position on opening schools in the fall amid the US’ ongoing record spike in cases of the novel coronavirus.

  • “There is going to be the exception to the rule,” Devos said. “But the rule should be that kids go back to school this fall.”

  • While children are at low risk of serious illness and death from COVID-19, the

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We Must Invest in Teachers to Prevent COVID-19 from Exacerbating the Racial Educational Divide

The COVID-19 pandemic ravaged education as we know it. Every state in the country shut down schools as our nation battled an invisible new threat. Educators, parents, and children were forced to navigate new technologies and practices for remote learning on-the-fly with only days to prepare. As some states and regions see improved metrics indicating suppression of the coronavirus, others confront alarming new outbreaks, and a vaccine won’t be widely available until January of 2021 at the earliest.

Given this uncertainty as we prepare for the return of school in the fall, it’s clear that more federal support for education

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Trump threatens to cut federal aid if schools don’t reopen

President Donald Trump on Wednesday threatened to withhold federal funding if schools don’t reopen in the fall, and he lashed out at federal health officials over school reopening guidelines that he says are impractical and expensive.

Taking to Twitter to voice his frustration, Trump argued that countries including Germany, Denmark and Norway have reopened schools “with no problems.” The Republican president also repeated his claim that Democrats want to keep schools closed for political reasons and not because of any risks associated with the coronavirus.

“The Dems think it would be bad for them politically if U.S. schools open before

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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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