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'A really big experiment': Parents turn teachers amid virus

After her sixth-grade son's school in Buffalo, New York, closed amid the coronavirus outbreak, Roxanne Ojeda-Valentin returned to campus with shopping bags to take home textbooks and weeks' worth of assignments prepared by ...

States suspending standardized tests as schools close

Closing schools to combat the spread of the coronavirus is having a sweeping impact on an annual rite of spring: the standardized tests that are dreaded by millions of students and teachers alike.

Understanding our interconnected world and COVID-19

In his pathbreaking 1971 book, Barry Commoner outlined his enduring and succinct four laws of ecology: (1) Everything is connected to everything else; (2) Everything must go somewhere; (3) Nature knows best, and (4) There ...

How to optimize online learning in the age of coronavirus

Due to the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) there will be increasing reliance on online learning for school students. From my perspective as an educational psychologist, I propose five key considerations for educators to ...

Some US colleges cancel, postpone graduation over virus

Colleges across the U.S. have begun canceling and curtailing graduation amid fears that the coronavirus pandemic will stretch into spring. Some are exploring "virtual" alternatives, while others are considering inviting seniors ...

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