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Pandemic Widens Learning Gap in Education-Obsessed S. Korea | World News

By HYUNG-JIN KIM, Associated Press

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — When South Korea began its delayed school year with remote learning in April, that spelled trouble for low-income students who rely on public education, get easily distracted and cannot afford cram schools or tutors used by many in this education-obsessed country.

Students like Han Shin Bi, who struggled to concentrate.

“Online classes were really inconvenient,” said Han, a high school senior in Seoul. “I ended up with a bad grade (in an exam) because I didn’t really focus on studying while online. It was a blow.”

Like legions of other

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Pandemic brings new challenges to education system on reservations


The COVID-19 pandemic has made providing a quality, culturally relevant education to the children on South Dakota’s nine Native American reservations more difficult than ever.

Even as schools have provided students with new learning tools and better internet access, the widespread move to remote teaching and learning has educators worried that the longer the pandemic continues, the

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Physical education teachers adjust amid coronavirus pandemic

ELMIRA, N.Y. (WETM) – Teachers, administrators, faculty, and staff have all had to adjust amid the coronavirus pandemic. Physical education teachers have had to tackle an entirely different kind of adjustment by keeping students active.

Physical education teachers, classroom teachers, FCOCs, and administrators, have been meeting all around the district to share recess activities since playground equipment cannot be used.

One Elmira teacher created a recess bag for her class that included a foldable frisbee, paddleball, chalk, jump rope, hacky sack.

Another teacher, Troy Monks, a physical education teacher at Diven and Fassett Elementary is working with students in Pre-K

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The COVID-19 Pandemic is Undoing the Progress India Has Made On Girls’ Education

COVID-19 has ravaged not just the health sector and the economy, but even social institutions. Worldwide, nearly 89 percent of children are missing out on their education. In India alone, millions of young students, especially girls, are out of school – leading to an increased gender gap in education.

Girls’ education in the country has seen tremendous growth in the last few decades. Female literacy and school enrollments have been climbing up due to the mid-day meal schemes, better access to schools, funding, etc. But the pandemic has disrupted all of it with the unpredictable lockdowns, increasing unemployment, and putting

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DeVos touts school choice during pandemic in Waukesha visit

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Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos speaks with parents about schools operating during COVID-19 at the Waukesha Expo Center on Thursday. (Photo: Rick Wood / Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos touted school choice in a visit Thursday with parents in Waukesha, saying many families have been unhappy with education during the pandemic and should be able to decide what school is best for their children.

DeVos took part in a roundtable discussion with parents, most of whom had moved children to private schools — some through taxpayer-funded vouchers — so they would have in-person instruction.

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