Tag: coronavirus

Remote Learning to Gain From Spike in Coronavirus Cases: 4 Picks

Businesses and schools have finally started reopening in the United States but not everyone is inclined toward physically attending them given the surge in new coronavirus cases. After registering a record 50,000+ coronavirus cases on Thursday, the United States recorded another around 40,000 new cases on Sunday.

This definitely is reason enough for people to once again stay indoors. Although most Americans expect all schools to reopen in the fall, there are chances that teachers and students may not be there. This made schools shift to online education to help students complete their semester this year and with growing fears

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We have failed to support disadvantaged learners during coronavirus, and now millions of children’s futures are at risk

In Colombia, Maria, 8 years-old, from Venezuela, works on maths problems: Jenn Gardella/Save the Children
In Colombia, Maria, 8 years-old, from Venezuela, works on maths problems: Jenn Gardella/Save the Children

There have long been trends that exacerbate inequalities in our world, including climate change, conflict, and technological disruption. Covid-19 is a new threat, which will have ramifications for years or decades to come.

Education for all is one way of combatting inequality. Yet almost 260 million children and young people around the world were already permanently excluded from school before the pandemic. Gender, disability, migration status and mother tongue are just some of the factors that drive education exclusion. Poverty is the biggest culprit, but

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We have failed to support disadvantaged learners during coronavirus, and now millions of children’s futures are at risk

In Colombia, Maria, 8 years-old, from Venezuela, works on maths problems: Jenn Gardella/Save the Children
In Colombia, Maria, 8 years-old, from Venezuela, works on maths problems: Jenn Gardella/Save the Children

There have long been many trends which exacerbate inequalities in our world, including climate change, conflict, and technological disruption. Covid-19 is a new threat, which will have ramifications for years or decades to come.

Education for all is one way of combatting inequality. Yet almost 260m children and young people around the world were already permanently excluded from school before the pandemic. Gender, disability, migration status and mother tongue are just some of the factors which drive education exclusion. Poverty is the biggest culprit, but

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The future of the coronavirus recovery runs through the classroom

WASHINGTON — Will your children be back at school this fall?

If you’re having trouble answering that question, you’re not alone — across the country, state and local officials are still struggling to develop plans and backups depending on the severity of the coronavirus pandemic.

But it can be argued that the degree to which in-person classes can return is the single biggest unanswered policy question of the crisis, with impacts on health, business and inequality and on elections for everything from president to county executive.

A botched reopening could have disastrous consequences that ripple across society at every level

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Governors across U.S. face tough choices as coronavirus takes its toll on state budgets

Runners and cyclists pass a New York City police vehicle in Central Park on Saturday. <span class="copyright">(Frank Franklin II / Associated Press)</span>
Runners and cyclists pass a New York City police vehicle in Central Park on Saturday. (Frank Franklin II / Associated Press)

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo urged the federal government Saturday to put politics aside and focus on providing funding for state governments that face growing deficits prompted by the coronavirus outbreak.

“If Washington does not make up that shortfall, there will be cuts. Do your job and help the American people! No delay, no special interests and no corporate bailouts,” Cuomo said Saturday.

The $3-trillion coronavirus relief bill approved by a Democratic majority in the House of Representatives on

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