Jenny Anderson, Quartz

Jenny Anderson


United Kingdom

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Past articles by jenny:

There is an education crisis hiding behind Covid’s health and economic crises

School closures in the wake of the pandemic have exposed how easy it is for kids to fall behind in learning. Can edtech be part of the solution? → Read More

This ed tech unicorn would like to be called a camel, thank you very much

Unicorns are beautiful but fragile. Camels are survivors. → Read More

Young men break social-distancing rules way more than young women

In a UK survey, the most rule-breaking group by far was men aged 19 to 21. → Read More

Britain will invest £2 billion in cycling and walking in response to the coronavirus

The UK will make bicycling easier and safer, à la the Netherlands and Denmark. → Read More

The UK may force arriving passengers to self-quarantine for two weeks

Authorities would reportedly conduct spot checks, and those breaking the rules could face fines of up to £1,000 ($1,241), or deportation. → Read More

Parents, before you can help your kid with math, you have to get over your math anxiety

Teaching at home during quarantine is hard enough for parents, but a poor mindset around math makes it much harder. → Read More

Trust in government now exceeds the public’s faith in business

But scientists are trusted even more. → Read More

From Wuhan to Brooklyn, educators are rethinking what students really need

Coronavirus lockdowns put the most crucial work of schools and teachers in sharp relief. → Read More

Sweden is taking a very different approach to Covid-19

Swedish policy is predicated on trust between citizens and government. Will it work? → Read More

Coronavirus reminds us what functioning communities look like

Will we keep looking after our neighbors once the crisis has passed? → Read More

Social distancing isn’t the right language for what Covid-19 asks of us

We need to stay apart—but we also need to band together. → Read More

Commons Sense gathered a who’s who of tech and media to help kids learn at home

Its Wide Open School site curates online educational content for children. → Read More

The coronavirus pandemic is reshaping education

With 1.5 billion students out of school, and hundreds of millions attempting to learn solely online, the pandemic will be transformative. → Read More

A therapist’s advice for helping pre-teens in a coronavirus lockdown

"Middle School Matters" author Phyllis Fagell has loads of tips for parents. → Read More

We are all teachers now: resources for parents and kids cooped up at home

A Quartz team made up of education reporters, former teachers, and parents have compiled useful resources to help parents navigate this transition. → Read More

The UK’s very-different coronavirus policy

From mitigation to suppression, while schools remain open (for now). → Read More

As an American, I felt safer from coronavirus in the UK until herd immunity came along

Prime minister Boris Johnson is gambling all that is good about socialized medicine to help build herd immunity. → Read More

Coronavirus is giving online higher education a second chance to prove its worth

MOOCs flourished, then faltered as students failed to complete their courses. Universities may now be relying on them. → Read More

Coronavirus risks making older people lonelier than they already are

Isolation is dangerous, too. → Read More

How to give your kids stability when coronavirus closes schools

A consultant to schools and teachers shares her advice. → Read More