Most school reopenings didn’t up COVID hospitalizations

It seems safe to reopen schools when there are no more than 36 to 44 total new COVID hospitalizations per 100,000 people per week, say researchers.

Keith Brannon-Tulane • futurity
Jan. 7, 2021 ~5 min

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As schools went online, food insecurity plans fell to the side

As schools in the US moved online or to hybrid models due to COVID-19, jurisdictions failed to provide a comprehensive plan to fight food insecurity.

Neil Schoenherr-WUSTL • futurity
Dec. 14, 2020 ~4 min

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Map shows risk of COVID cases at your county’s schools

A new interactive map estimates the risk that students with COVID-19 will show up at school on a given day anywhere in the US.

Marc Airhart-Texas • futurity
Nov. 18, 2020 ~4 min

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Facial recognition in schools risks making racism worse

Deploying the use of facial recognition technology in schools "without understanding its implications would be unethical and dangerous," experts argue.

U. Michigan • futurity
Aug. 12, 2020 ~5 min

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4 ways schools can keep teachers from quitting

During the COVID-19 pandemic understanding why teachers quit is more important than ever. Here are some things schools can do to keep them on board.

Alisson Clark-Florida • futurity
Aug. 7, 2020 ~6 min

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School closures may boost childhood obesity

School closures in the US mean no gym classes. That could fuel a spike in childhood obesity. "Public health interventions are urgently needed."

Neil Schoenherr-WUSTL • futurity
May 27, 2020 ~5 min

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Survey: 75% of teen feelings about high school are negative

"We know from talking to students that they are feeling tired, stressed, and bored, but were surprised by how overwhelming it was."

Fred Mamoun-Yale • futurity
Feb. 3, 2020 ~5 min

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School gardens reconnect kids with food

In a world where it can seem to children that food miraculously appears on the plate, school gardens offer a way to get them back in touch with their food

Austin Fitzgerald-Missouri • futurity
Jan. 21, 2020 ~5 min

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Tablets in classrooms are no silver bullet

"You can't simply throw technology at kids and expect positive outcomes."

Bert Gambini-Buffalo • futurity
Oct. 22, 2019 ~4 min

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Schools get big savings when they go solar

Sunshine on school roofs across the US is an undertapped resource that could help the environment and cut electricity, benefits valued at $4 billion.

Josie Garthwaite-Stanford • futurity
May 6, 2019 ~7 min

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