Tag: COVID19

COVID-19 Has Proven That School Is So Much More Than Education

Last week, South Carolina governor Henry McMaster announced that he wanted schools to return to a five-day week starting in September. While this is problematic at best and disastrous at worst, with one South Carolina teacher describing the school districts and teachers “in open revolt,” McMaster does make one good point: according to WCSC, he told reporters that the state has not heard from over 10,000 students since the pandemic began. “Children have dropped off the radar, because they were not physically coming to school each day,” the governor says. While he went on to talk about them losing gains

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Early success of COVID-19 vaccine candidates fuels optimism, but experts warn ‘a lot has to go right’

Propelled by encouraging results from early experiments, the clock has ticked forward one hour since June in USA TODAY’s countdown to a vaccine against COVID-19. For July, the hands sit at 5 a.m., our panel of experts estimates.

Midnight is the starting point of the pandemic in the USA, and noon is the time a vaccine will be widely available to Americans, so this race is far from over. 

“These first steps simply mean that we haven’t fallen at the first hurdle,” said Dr. Kelly Moore, associate director of immunization education with the Immunization Action Coalition. “That doesn’t change 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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SC Secretary General believes Qatar 2022 will unite the world once COVID-19 has been defeated

Education City Stadium is the third World Cup Qatar 2022 tournament venue to be completed by the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC).

Here, SC Secretary General, H.E. Hassan Al Thawadi, discusses the stadium, the power of Qatar 2022 and ongoing preparations for the first World Cup in the Middle East and Arab world.

Q: How proud are you to have completed the third tournament venue for the World Cup Qatar 2022?

We are very proud to have completed our latest stadium. Our plans remain on track – despite the pandemic. Education City Stadium is our third tournament venue,

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Here’s a New Way to Do Study Abroad During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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With the U.S. and much of the world engulfed in the COVID-19 pandemic, travel restrictions and health risks have threatened to make study abroad difficult, if not impossible.

But that doesn’t mean students won’t still want to learn about other cultures and see how people in other parts of the world approach different issues, such as climate change, income inequality or human rights.

Ideally, students would learn about these things in different cultural contexts by actually going to other countries. But since travel abroad to certain countries is off-limits or discouraged due to

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