CARES Act Funding for Special Education—What You Need to Know

| August 4, 2020

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Several new federal funding streams have been linked together through the CARES Act earmarking billions of dollars for K–12 education as a result of the coronavirus. The primary fund for K–12 is called the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ESSER). This fund has distributed $13.5 billion to state education agencies (SEAs). Another $3 billion was given to the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief Fund (GEER) to allocate emergency block grants to school districts and higher education institutions struggling to support students during COVID-19.

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Can Online Learning Mitigate Rural Schools’ Biggest Challenges?

Article | February 15, 2020

Online learning may not be new, but its applications in K-12 education aren’t just numerous and wide-ranging. You could say they’re ‘far-flung’ as well. Virtual instruction has been employed over the past decade in a variety of contexts. It’s been used by university educators during natural disasters and in periods of unrest such as the Arab Spring, among other circumstances. It follows suit that in the face of an epidemic, it would prove useful for all levels of education—see China’s latest education experiment since the country’s devastating coronavirus outbreak, where leaders of traditional brick-and-mortar schools are exploring temporary online options.

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AR is here. Is your classroom onboard?

Article | February 27, 2020

According to statistics offered by Markets and Markets, the AR market is estimated to grow from USD 10.7 billion in 2019 and projected to reach USD 72.7 billion by 2024. This growing trend can be witnessed now and will continue in the coming years in education also since all students will have been born with technology in hands by 2025. Therefore, education has to be adapted to serve this generation of learners. For them, AR is one solution schools and teachers should consider. AR blends the real-world with the online world by overlaying digital information over the learners’ own environment. In this way, the whole learning experience is more and more appealing to students because they are more engaged and motivated throughout their instruction.

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Teachers Teach: Content, Online Tools, Assessment

Article | March 19, 2020

As we take overall precautions to protect ourselves and loved ones, something amazing is happening in education. We are in a time of opportunity to see different approaches for learning and using different tools and resources for students to gain access to new knowledge. Even though the approach and locations have shifted, teachers are still teaching because teachers are exemplars in adaptation.

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What has a global crisis taught us about the future of higher education?

Article | June 29, 2020

The public response during COVID-19 has demonstrated both the perpetual value of education and a renewed appreciation of Australia’s research capability and expertise. At a time when everything has been stripped back to basics and our understanding of ‘essential services’ has been redefined, university education and research have endured.

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