With fall off to a sputtering start, colleges look ahead to spring

Dive Brief: As the fall term gets underway, several colleges have released plans for opening campuses and teaching classes this spring.  The schools making announcements, which include the University of Connecticut and Pennsylvania State University, are largely offering online or hybrid instruction.  Experts point to several factors that could influence colleges’ spring plans, including how the […]

NYC, UFT reopening agreement delays school start, boosts safety

Dive Brief: An agreement reached Tuesday between New York City and the United Federation of Teachers will delay the beginning of in-person learning to Sept. 21 while final safety arrangements are made in line with the deal, avoiding a strike.  Under the agreement,...

Study: Only 8 states had distance learning plan at start of pandemic

Dive Brief: Despite school closures in 2009 over swine flu, most districts didn’t prepare for a pandemic that would shutter schools for months and require large-scale distance learning, with research from Child Trends released in March showing only eight states had...

Poll: 2 in 3 teachers want to start the school year remotely

Dive Brief: A recent teacher poll shows most K-12 teachers are concerned about returning to the classroom this fall, and two-thirds want to start the school year remotely, NPR reports, noting an additional NPR/Ipsos poll showing 66% of parents want to start the year...

20% EU students to start studies early due to home fee changes

The think-tank spoke with 600 students from the EU and asked them about their plans to study abroad. Some 20% of students said the announcement meant they now intended to start their studies in the UK earlier than planned. “The latest research underlines how important...