These millennials are reinventing the multibillion-dollar education industry during coronavirus

Mon, Jun 8 2020 By: Karen Gilchrist 8:10How the pandemic fast-tracked the multibillion-dollar education technology… In a new series, CNBC Make It speaks to young entrepreneurs who are pivoting their businesses, or starting anew, to address some of the challenges raised by the coronavirus pandemic.  The coronavirus pandemic has sparked the world’s largest-ever remote learning experiment. At…

It’s time for colleges to change how they enroll students

BY JOSH WYNER AND MARTIN KURZWEIL,  06/04/20 © Getty Images As colleges and universities nationwide conclude a semester unlike any other, the fall remains uncertain. Not only are they unsure whether they can open their campuses or will need to keep courses online, they are unclear about how many students will enroll. And in the face…

Missouri S&T to prepare middle school teachers to fill teacher shortages

 Sarah PotterOn June 5, 2020 Photo Tom Wagner/Missouri S&T: James Trusler, a 2016 Missouri S&T history graduate, with his seventh-grade social studies class at Rolla Junior High School. ROLLA, Mo. – Missouri S&T will offer teacher certification in middle school math, science, English language arts and social studies this fall after earning approval for the…

Teachers, families try to adapt to online learning

 Maria Allard |  June 5, 2020 On a social media post, Warren Consolidated Schools art teachers remind the students of the importance of art while school is not in session. Photo provided by Warren Consolidated SchoolsAdvertisement CENTER LINE/WARREN/STERLING HEIGHTS — March 13 was the last day many local children attended school for the 2019-2020 school year. On…

1 Million Teachers And Staff Lost Their Job In April

Zack Friedman June 6, 2020 In April alone, more than 1.1 million teachers and staff lost their jobs. Here’s what you need to know. Unemployment According to reporting from Reuters, citing a U.S. Labor Department report: Public Schools: 469,000 public school kindergarten through 12th grade teachers and other school personnel lost their jobs in April alone. Private Schools and Colleges: 457,000 teachers and other school…

Public schools face a fall with a lot more costs and a lot less funding

By Laura Meckler and Valerie Strauss  May 27, 2020 As school districts consider how and when to get students back to classrooms, they are facing a financial riddle with enormous implications: Every back-to-school plan involves new spending at a time when states and districts are bracing for significant cuts. The needs are enormous. Students who fell behind this…

Alabama prepares for more students to choose online school next year

Updated May 28, 9:22 AM; Posted May 28, 7:30 AM By Trisha Powell Crain Alabama’s schools could look very different when classes start again in August, and not just because teachers could be wearing masks. Alabama classrooms could also be missing hundreds of thousands of children. “There’s a real belief among all of us that we’re going to…