Bars or schools? How nations rank education in pandemic priorities.

Decisions whether to open or close schools, like so much else during the pandemic, are a moving target.Yet as case counts rise to significant levels across Europe and North America, many districts in the United States have done the opposite of Europe: They’ve kept children away from their classrooms even as nonessential businesses have been…Continue Reading

The Latest: Hong Kong to close more schools to fight virus

LISBON, Portugal — Portugal’s parliament has voted by a comfortable margin to extend the country’s state of emergency by two weeks amid the new coronavirus pandemic.The state of emergency has allowed the government to impose nighttime and weekend curfews across most of the country.Officials are expected to further tighten restrictions on movements in areas of…Continue Reading

Schools weigh plans for rapid COVID-19 tests

Posted October 29, 2020 at 6:00amWhite House officials hoped that sending states rapid COVID-19 tests would encourage their use in reopening schools, and while that’s one way states are using the shipments, they say they need more resources and better data about how to best deploy testing.Health officials in some states say they are beginning…Continue Reading

How Film Schools Adjusted to Virtual Learning and Quarantined Student Movies

COVID-19 has made education more complicated, but here’s how some schools and students are coping And now, with the fall semester here and COVID-19 cases still high in the U.S., questions and concerns about how to safely give film students the full college experience remain. Institutions that had the goal of returning to campus have…Continue Reading

New York City to close schools and businesses after uptick of Covid-19 cases in nine neighbourhoods

Schools and non-essential businesses in nine New York City neighbourhoods will close again due to an uptick in coronavirus cases, mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Sunday.Each of the hard-hit areas in Brooklyn and Queens has a testing positivity rate of more than three per cent over a seven-day period.The mayor’s plan must be approved…Continue Reading

With schools set to open on Monday, NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio changed things up, delaying in-person education — AGAIN — and instead going with a phased-in plan:BREAKING: NYC schools will NOT physically reopen for all students on Monday. The city is doing a phased-in reopening instead, by grade levels, throughout the next few weeks.…Continue Reading

Med Schools Fear Lack of Residency Slots, Training Sites

Medical schools draw in more students each year, but administrators are worried there won’t be enough residency slots and training resources available, according to the results of a survey published by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) last week. In 2006, the AAMC began pushing medical schools to increase enrollment to mitigate an anticipated…Continue Reading