BETT Postponed due to Omicron variant and more Covid 19 EDU News #Covid #Global #Asia #UK #UnitedStates #Education #omicron

BETT UPDATE

Today, the team behind Bett have announced the postponement of the event this coming January due to the ongoing pandemic according to EducationTechnology.co.uk

Asia

More than 400 million South Asian children have been affected by school closures extending into a second year in some countries during the COVID-19 pandemic according to a new UNICEF report by VOA.

United States

As higher education adapts to fit students’ needs during COVID-19, more schools offer hybrid learning options according to US News & World Report.

Hundreds of people are fired, online learning set to return amid vaccine resistance at nation’s second-largest school district according to the Washington Post.

Massachusetts is experiencing another winter surge in new cases of COVID-19, and its classrooms are no exception according to WBUR.

United Kingdom

Headteachers are warning of “chaos” in England’s schools as Omicron sweeps across the country, with high levels of staff and pupil absences and reports that parents are planning to keep children home to avoid the virus before Christmas according to The Guardian.

Global

Since early 2020 education systems around the world have rolled out emergency remote learning strategies at an unprecedented scale. What have the past eighteen months taught policymakers and practitioners about the delivery, take-up and effectiveness of remote learning? How can these lessons guide plans for the months and years ahead? A new report offers answers to these questions. If short on time, you may check out our podcast instead. Although the pandemic is still disrupting education globally, and its long-term consequences are yet to be seen, this report highlights emerging trends and challenges that can inform country efforts to build back better according to World Bank Group.

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