According to NPR, some doctors and public health advocates say there are powerful arguments for in-person schooling, particularly for younger students and those with special needs.
“Children under the age of 10 generally are at quite low risk of acquiring symptomatic disease,” from the coronavirus, said Dr. Rainu Kaushal of Weill Cornell Medicine. And they rarely transmit it either. It’s a happy coincidence, Kaushal and others said, that the youngest children face lower risk and are also the ones who have the hardest time with virtual learning.
In a recent article by The New York Post, author Jeffrey Selingo tells students that “A rejection is not about you, it’s about what a college needs the year you apply.” While that may be true, students need to present themselves authentically so that admissions reps get a clear picture of who the student is and what they would bring to a college.
1,600 Colleges Are Now Test-Optional. How Many Will Go Back? – EdSurge News
The University of Massachusetts Amherst has historically required prospective undergraduate students to submit a standardized test score as part of …
Wondering why you are exhausted after a day of classes or meetings on Zoom? Zoom fatigue is real, and it’s backed by science. No matter how good your internet is, there is a slight delay in the video – the communication isn’t in real time, even though it seems like it is. Our brains pick up on the fact that things aren’t quite right and look for ways to overcome that lack of synchrony. Our brains have to work harder over Zoom!
Colleges can’t conduct recruitment the way they have in the past, and may not ever be able to return to the way they were. The accessibility and convenience afforded by online meetings, even as face-to-face tours and interviews are revived, may require schools to continue offering a virtual recruiting option.