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Friday, May. 22, 2020

The coronavirus test wasn't as bad as Celeste Torres imagined. Standing outside a dorm at the University of California, San Diego, Torres stuck a swab up a nostril, scanned a QR code, and went on with the day.

"The process itself was about five minutes," Torres says, "I did cry a little bit just because it's, I guess, a natural reaction."

Thursday, May. 21, 2020

Growing numbers of U.S. colleges are pledging to reopen this fall, with dramatic changes to campus life to keep the coronavirus at bay. Big lectures will be a thing of the past. Dorms will will be nowhere near capacity. Students will face mandatory virus testing. And at some smaller schools, students may be barred from leaving campus.

Wednesday, May. 20, 2020

Two Chinese academics are under investigation by their universities and a third has been arrested in recent weeks for criticising the handling of the coronavirus outbreak and lockdown in China. COVID-19 originated in Wuhan, in China’s central Hubei province, at the end of last year. 

Wednesday, May. 20, 2020

From Emergency Response to Planning for Future Student Mobility

Tuesday, May. 19, 2020

Classes will take place in the fall—but how? There’s still no consensus on what next semester will be like. Not even close.

Tuesday, May. 19, 2020

In education, it is a commonly held belief that a student’s success in learning comes from a student’s talent and merit; that success can come to anyone provided they persevere above all trials and tribulations. If everyone is going to get a fair start in life, the best place to apply one’s self is in school. This mindset is generally extrapolated into a view of society as a whole, that in a free country one can climb the social ladder simply through achievement regardless of wealth or social class.

Tuesday, May. 19, 2020

La desigualdad de condiciones sociales de los mexicanos es la principal causa para no alcanzar la transición educativa, desde el nivel básico hasta el superior, expuso el doctor en ciencias sociales Emilio Blanco Bosco, en la ponencia Desigualdad de Oportunidades Educativas, que se llevó a cabo en el Centro Tepoztlán Víctor L. Urquidi A.C.

Tuesday, May. 19, 2020

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to wreak havoc, a handful of schools have announced plans to bring students back, but shorten semesters by canceling fall break and ending in-person class time after Thanksgiving.

Other schools, including those in the California State University system, have plans to cancel nearly all in-person classes through the semester. 

Here are some reasons colleges have decided to cancel classes or shorten the fall semester:

Monday, May. 18, 2020

Before the outbreak of the global coronavirus pandemic, the world was already dealing with a learning crisis, as evidenced by high numbers of  Learning Poverty.  With the spread of the coronavirus, the education system is facing a new crisis, as more than 160 countries (as of March 24) mandate some form of school closures impacting at least 1.5 billion children and youth.  Extended school closures may cause not only loss of learning in the short term, but also further loss in human capital and diminished economic opportunities over the long term. 

Monday, May. 18, 2020
  • The COVID-19 pandemic threatens education progress worldwide through two major shocks:

               1. The near-universal closing of schools at all levels and

               2.The economic recession sparked by pandemic-control measures