“Pandemic pods” aim to provide stability to Colorado families worried about COVID-hampered schooling

The unprecedented uncertainty whipped up by COVID-19 just weeks before the start of the school year is prompting an increasing number of parents to pursue what amounts to an academic side hustle — small-group “learning pods” that families hope will

Home-schooling: ‘Most British children struggling’

A majority of British children struggled to continue learning at home during the lockdown, a report says. The Office for National Statistics research found that of the 52% who struggled, three-quarters of parents gave a lack of motivation as a

Social mobility does not depend on attending university, says minister

The universities minister has intensified her attack on the higher education sector in England, warning that “true social mobility” is not about increasing the number of disadvantaged students going to university but about their outcomes. Michelle Donelan told MPs on

More Colorado families consider online education as COVID-19 risks loom over upcoming school year – The Denver Post

When growing concerns about the spread of the coronavirus triggered the abrupt shuttering of Colorado schools in March, families and faculty were forced to finish the academic year from the confines of their homes. The transition wasn’t easy for many.

Jeffco Public Schools superintendent leaving to take job as Kentucky’s education commissioner – The Denver Post

Jason Glass, the superintendent of Jeffco Public Schools, announced Friday he will leave his position as leader of Colorado’s second-largest school district to become Kentucky’s state commissioner of education. Glass, who has held the Jeffco position for three years, said

Arthur Keaveney obituary

My husband, Arthur Keaveney, who has died of Covid-19 aged 68, was a historian of ancient Rome, Greece and Persia who spent 35 years as a teacher and researcher at the University of Kent. Arthur was born in Galway, Ireland,

UK universities comply with China internet limits

UK universities are testing a new online teaching link for students in China – which will require course materials to comply with Chinese restrictions on the internet. It enables students in China to keep studying UK degrees online, despite China’s