Welcome to Education Press; browse one of our many stories below. Feature stories include in-depth analyses of current affairs; stories in career central offer a glimpse of destinations beyond schooling as well as discussion with key educators. In response to the evolving COVID-19 pandemic, we have recently included several feature stories about adapting our educational systems to safeguard our students and educators.

COVID-19 Special Reports

The Infectivity of Students, Not What We Thought
For better or for worse, most public schools around the world have resumed some manner of in-person education. The decisions were made months ago, when the world was seeing the…
Impossible Physical Distancing: Tips and Tricks to Minimize Student Contact
At a recent public forum on school reopening, Ms Bernadette Hideki - a grade two teacher from Connecticut, USA remarked; “anyone who thinks we can keep kids from interacting with…
Reopening Schools: Measured Risk or Fateful Folly
After months of home schooling and online classes, it is perhaps inevitable that parents, students, educators and legislators are now taking the definitive steps to reopen our brick-and-mortar schools again.…
Online vs. Classroom: Why we were so unprepared?
A viral video which has made the rounds in recent weeks shows Microsoft cofounder, Bill Gates, warning an audience some 5 years ago that we are grossly unprepared for the…
The Myths of School Reopening
In an unusually testing exchange at the United States Senate between Kentucky Senator, Rand Paul and the director of the US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease, Dr. Anthony…
COVID Toe?
Reports of a bizarre toe lesion have been making the rounds as a potential new symptom of the novel coronavirus. These so called ‘COVID toes’ were reported as a potential…

Latest Feature Stories

Establishing Educational Equity in the Developing World

Authored by: Mehar Chatha | Canada Picture a world where a family has to choose between food or school; where a day in school means no food or water for…
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A Closer Look at Open Learning

There is little doubt that the education system in the form classroom schooling is insufficient to meet every individual need. To this end, many approaches to reform the education have…
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Farewell to a Visionary Educator: Sir Ken Robinson

On August 21st, we bid adieu to an educational trailblazer. Sir Ken Robinson was a famed British author and commentator who attempted to reinvent education with a fundamentally more creative…
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To Homework, or not to Homework: That is the Question

Homework has long been the dread of students and has impinged on many a happy evening. However, an increasing chorus of academics, parents and phycologists, have joined the grumbling voices…
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The Science of Stress

In a recent social experiment, a major Canadian university asked students to describe their state of mind in a single word and post it on a bulletin board. Naturally, a…
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Career Central

Editorials and Opinions

Why Aren’t We Teaching Mental Health In School
Author | Andrea Patronas Recently, I went to a counseling session with the overall purpose…
The Finnish Education Perspective
Authored by: Paul Nix | Sweden I grew up in California, during my own childhood…
Schools Opening Too Fast
Atlanta | Georgia | USA Bethany Silverton-Green, Grade 7 Teacher As we watch our students…
No Halfway Model
Thornhill | Ontario | Canada Alexander Chan, Grade 11 Teacher We have been informed that…
Mandatory Masks
Colombo | Western Province | Sri Lanka Asuntha Wejsinghe, Parent My daughter suffers from asthma…