Back to School
Back to School
Many US educational institutions, from preschools to universities, are opening this fall in the midst of a global pandemic that threatens much more than our health.
Back to School
Back to School

Many US educational institutions, from preschools to universities, are opening this fall in the midst of a global pandemic that threatens much more than our health.

Many US educational institutions, from preschools to universities, are opening this fall in the midst of a global pandemic that threatens much more than our health.

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U of Illinois Returns to School with 20,000 Saliva Tests Per Day
U of Illinois Returns to School with 20,000 Saliva Tests Per Day
Emma Yasinski | Aug 28, 2020
The school requires each student, faculty, and staff member to be tested twice per week and sends the results straight to their cell phones.
COVID-19 Outbreaks Occur as Students Return to Campus
COVID-19 Outbreaks Occur as Students Return to Campus
Lisa Winter | Aug 18, 2020
Following a string of outbreaks, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will move to an online-only semester.
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US Bars International Students from Online-Only Learning in Fall
US Bars International Students from Online-Only Learning in Fall
Lisa Winter | Jul 7, 2020
Some in-person instruction will be required to maintain a student visa, and universities must tell the US government of their plans to open by July 15.
Amidst Uncertainty, Flexibility Is Key in Higher Ed, Faculty Say
Amidst Uncertainty, Flexibility Is Key in Higher Ed, Faculty Say
Abby Olena | Jul 1, 2020
Life sciences professors and other staff make contingency plans for more coronavirus-related disruptions in the coming school year.
Virtual Lab Tours for Recruitment and Outreach
Virtual Lab Tours for Recruitment and Outreach
Andy Tay | Jun 23, 2020
In the face of campus closures around the world, scientific laboratories are offering tours via video. We asked experts for their tips.
Videos: A Sampling of Virtual Lab Tours
Videos: A Sampling of Virtual Lab Tours
Andy Tay | Jun 23, 2020
Here’s how some researchers and educators are giving prospective students and the public a window into their labs.
Cal State University to Conduct Most Classes Online this Fall
Cal State University to Conduct Most Classes Online this Fall
Catherine Offord | May 13, 2020
The public university system in California joins a number of colleges planning a virtual semester to minimize the risk of spreading COVID-19.
Study Questions if School Closures Limit the Spread of COVID-19
Study Questions if School Closures Limit the Spread of COVID-19
Ashley Yeager | Apr 7, 2020
School shutdowns might have a relatively small effect on preventing the transmission of SARS-CoV-2, a new meta-analysis suggests, though the preliminary data point to the need for more studies.
Opinion: Making Online Teaching a Success
Opinion: Making Online Teaching a Success
John D. Loike, Marian Stoltz-Loike | Mar 18, 2020
Here are the lessons we’ve learned so far about the keys to virtual science education—including what to do about lab classes.