With so many students working together in close quarters, schools can be breeding grounds for infection. But as studies routinely show, simple interventions can substantially reduce absenteeism by providing a healthy, productive learning environment for students, teachers and staff.
There’s no question that the COVID-19 pandemic changed our lives overnight.
School infrastructure has faced significant challenges over the past few years. Take the push to prioritize ventilation upgrades because of COVID-19, or the onslaught of natural disasters increasing in severity.
Pandemic-related disruptions exacerbated existing disparities in student learning and well-being, which disproportionately hurt low-income students, students with special needs and school systems that are under-resourced.
Front-line workers—specifically nurses, doctors and other clinicians—remain at the forefront of our collective conscious as we mark the two-year anniversary of the global COVID-19 pandemic making its way to the U.S. The reverberations of the pandemic have affected each and every corner of the hospital, from cafeteria workers to administrative professionals and security teams.
“Supply chain” is now a common household term. For educators and school administrators, ongoing supply chain disruptions continue to create challenges in their nutrition programs, course materials and equipment, and the learning environment itself.
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought a new level of mindfulness to basic hygiene practices. We’ve all become accustomed to washing our hands more frequently, as well as carrying around a bottle of hand sanitizer while we’re on the go.
Several North Texas school districts are cancelling school to extend the long Martin Luther King Jr. Day weekend, citing staff shortages and a surge in COVID-19 cases.
The pandemic has been a challenging time for everyone in higher education, especially those in charge of emergency management and public safety.
When lockdowns began in March of 2020, educators scrambled to adjust to the new reality.