Tag: pandemic

Education Department requiring standardized testing, giving schools pandemic flexibility

The Education Department on Monday announced that standardized testing must occur this year, though it will allow states to delay testing or apply for certain exemptions. 

In a letter to chief state education officers, acting Assistant Education Secretary Ian Rosenblum wrote that testing is essential to measure the effects the pandemic has had on students’ progress. 

President BidenJoe BidenHoyer: House will vote on COVID-19 relief bill Friday Pence huddles with senior members of Republican Study Committee Powell pushes back on GOP inflation fears MORE’s first priority is to safely re-open schools and get students back in classrooms,

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Maszlee Malik moots education task force to ensure holistic approach amid pandemic

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Libyan minister escapes ‘assassination attempt’

A brazen gun attack in the Libyan capital Tripoli was well planned says the country’s Interior Minister.Fathi Bashagha told Reuters that the gunmen were trying to kill him.He escaped the alleged assassination attempt on his motorcade on Sunday (February 21) and explains what happened.”When we arrived in Janzour, a bullet-proof car approached us, a Toyota, known as a type 27 in Libya, it had an opening for gunfire. It started approaching the convoy, and it started shooting. My guard, who was very well trained, tried to push the car away and protect the

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The COVID pandemic has given us a road map to transform education for the better

If education predicts the future, then every American should be worried. The coronavirus has now disrupted nearly an entire year of learning. Tens of millions of students are falling behind. But the crisis in education wasn’t caused by COVID. The pandemic has exposed deep-seated issues that have been holding students back for decades. It’s time to ask: How can we help students come through this crisis with a quality education and, in doing so, transform our entire system of education for the better?

The most recent proof of the damage done: A new McKinsey study shows that virtually all students

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Physical education classes get creative during coronavirus pandemic

This is what remote physical education looks like in our house. And what it sounds like? Thundering footfalls from the bedroom above my office, as my third-grader runs through games her PE teacher is using as a warm-up.

The coronavirus pandemic and the resulting widespread shift to remote learning have brought major changes to physical education. Games like Turkey Ninja Warrior and water-bottle bowling and solitary pursuits in spaces as small as a studio apartment have replaced class in open fields or gyms. Rolled-up socks and laundry baskets have replaced balls and nets.

The PE instructors I spoke with said

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SBU School of Education 4-Part Spring Forum Begins Wednesday With ‘The New Normal: Everyday Mental Health During a Pandemic’

ST. BONAVENTURE, NY — The university’s School of Education encourages the public to join, via Zoom, the four sessions of its Spring Forum 2021.

The first presentation, “Navigating a New Normal: Everyday Mental Health During a Pandemic,” is scheduled for Wednesday, 6-7:30 p.m., and features a panel of SBU faculty and mental health providers. The link for Wednesday is https://sbu.zoom.us/j/93081612452?pwd=OGxqcUVaN3IySjlqcXQwUndjVFlvZz09.

According to a posting on the School of Education website, the forum is designed to explore issues related to diversity, equity and inclusion with the intention of underscoring the importance of continuing education and meaningful dialogue as means to unify

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