The Gottesman Libraries Services Team is pleased to share some headlines in today’s news from the U.S. and around the world with our TC community and friends. As always, our selections are inspired by the Front Pages posted daily on Newseum.org. Today, we’re focusing on education, a topic that in recent days unfortunately doesn’t appear to be getting quite as much front page exposure as previously.
Image: Nassau Hall by Smallbones. Credit Courtesy Creative Commons.
With colleges and universities across the country closed to in-person learning due to the coronavirus, the high school students and families that usually attend tours and admitted-student days are among the many groups absent on campus. This affects seniors making their final choice, and younger students deciding where to apply. Like many of its peer institutions across the country, McDaniel College in Westminster, Maryland, has been looking into virtual “visits” online, and conducting one-on-one online interviews.
Image: ESL online learning by Angelqiu122. Credit Courtesy Creative Commons.
Creativity and flexibility are among the key adjustments needed to teach the hundreds of Jackson County students with disabilities whose shift to new schedules and routines involves transitioning their support in special education.
Public school teachers recently paid solo visits to the studios of New Bedford Cable Access, to tape K-12 lessons focusing on English language arts, math, science and health for their students.
Inequitable access to technology has prompted questions about whether to continue with online learning during the novel coronavirus pandemic, but none of Texas’ largest districts have seriously proposed scrapping the plan. The Houston Independent School District is considering options to increase in-person instructional time during summer school and the 2020-21 academic year.
At Veda Patha Shalas (schools teaching Vedas and Upanishads) in Tamil Nadu villages, children aged 8-15 recite the Dhanvantari mantra hundreds of thousands of times to ward off disease and save mankind. The chanting of Dhanvantari mantra is also being practiced in the U.S.
Image: Peaceful meditation by D Sharon Pruitt. Credit Courtesy Creative Commons.
Need to keep current, look to the past, teach a topic? The Everett Cafe features daily postings of news from around the world, and also promotes awareness of historical events from an educational context. Check the News Cafe on the Library Blog for more curations.