Tag: Pandemic

Pandemic Aid to Schools Paid Off, But We Don’t Know How

The most interesting nuggets from the two reports, however, were how the academic gains varied wildly across the nation. That’s not only because some schools used the money more effectively than others but also because some schools got much more aid per student. The poorest districts in the nation, where 80% or more of the [...]read morePandemic Aid to Schools Paid Off, But We Don’t Know How

They Weren’t Yet in School When COVID Hit. The Pandemic Still Set Back the Youngest Students.

It’s also possible that schools targeted more academic support to older children and teens. “We can see it as a call to action to make sure that we, as an educational community, are prioritizing those early grades,” Huff said. Those are critical years when children learn their letters and numbers and start reading and counting. [...]read moreThey Weren’t Yet in School When COVID Hit. The Pandemic Still Set Back the Youngest Students.

Homeownership costs jumped 26% since start of pandemic: Bankrate

The average cost of homeownership has increased by 26% over the past four years to more than $18,000 annually, according to Bankrate’s newly released Hidden Costs of Homeownership study.  The increase reflects rising home prices, which went up 40% since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, mainly due to a lack of inventory, according to [...]read moreHomeownership costs jumped 26% since start of pandemic: Bankrate

Pandemic Aid for Schools Is Ending Soon. Many After-school Programs May Go With It

“The unfortunate reality is that some of those programs are going to close,” says Erik Peterson, senior vice president for policy at the nonprofit Afterschool Alliance. His organization analyzed 6,300 school districts across all states and the District of Columbia, and found that those districts spent at least $8.1 billion in ESSER funds on after-school [...]read morePandemic Aid for Schools Is Ending Soon. Many After-school Programs May Go With It

Seven Reasons Why the Housing Market STILL Hasn’t Recovered From the Pandemic

In this article   The pandemic swept through the U.S. housing market like a tsunami. Radical price hikes and all-time low inventory accompanied massive migration away from pricey big cities. Four years later, the housing market still hasn’t fully recovered. If you plan to invest in real estate or scale your existing portfolio in 2024, [...]read moreSeven Reasons Why the Housing Market STILL Hasn’t Recovered From the Pandemic

Bill Maher Blasts COVID Pandemic Overreaction

Play video content HBO Bill Maher unloaded on the media and others who shamed anyone who dared question COVID restrictions, because he says lots of people who broke from conventional wisdom were right. The ‘Real Time’ host says he’s sick of people and media excusing their mistakes during the pandemic by saying, “Well, we just [...]read moreBill Maher Blasts COVID Pandemic Overreaction

PlayStation Boss Recalls Sitting With His Head In His Hands Amid PS5’s Challenging Pandemic Launch

Ahead of his departure in March, outgoing Sony Interactive Entertainment president and CEO Jim Ryan has been reflecting on his time at the company and the challenges he faced, including the launch of the PS5 during the COVID-19 pandemic. While the PlayStation boss says that he projected an air of calm and confidence at the [...]read morePlayStation Boss Recalls Sitting With His Head In His Hands Amid PS5’s Challenging Pandemic Launch

Contraception prescribing during the COVID-19 pandemic – opportunities and challenges

  By Malcolm Moffat, Tanha Begum, Emer Cullen & Judith Rankin When the COVID-19 pandemic began almost four years ago, few of us could have predicted the profound and enduring impact that the events of 2020 and 2021 would have on all our lives. Not least among those impacts were the effects that lockdown restrictions [...]read moreContraception prescribing during the COVID-19 pandemic – opportunities and challenges