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    A recent survey of Southern California school districts showed that students from low-income families have struggled the most with online learning during the coronavirus pandemic, according to a Thursday report. The survey, conducted by the Los Angeles Times, reviewed 45 school districts in the region. It revealed a sharp digital divide between high-income and...
    By KEITH RIDLER, Associated Press BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho group that had been collecting online signatures for an education initiative called off the effort on Thursday following a U.S. Supreme Court ruling against them late last month. The court case remains alive, but it’s back at the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals...
    WEST CHESTER, Pa. – Schools have been making big changes because of the pandemic -- and so have parents. As many of the country's largest school districts plan to keep classes online in the fall, some parents are splitting the cost of a tutor and forming small groups of children dubbed ‘pods’ to supplement...
    By BROOKE CAIN, The News & Observer RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Even in the best of times, the scramble at the beginning of a school year can be fraught with anxiety for both parents and students. This year, that stress is compounded by the massive societal and institutional changes brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic...
    Olivia Tan is regressing. She’s lost much of her curiosity, is unwilling to explore her home or flip through books as much as she used to — and her father feels helpless. The 6-year-old is deaf, blind in one eye and has cognitive delays, heart issues and other physical difficulties that are part of CHARGE...
    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (CBS4) – Members of the Pikes Peak Education Association protested the return of in-person learning by signing their last will and testament in front of the El Paso County Board of Health this week. Colorado Education Association posted pictures on social media on Monday that show teachers signing their wills as fears...
    By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The Los Angeles teachers union and local education officials on Monday agreed to a plan for resuming online-only classes later this month in the nation's second-largest school district amid the coronavirus pandemic. The deal encompasses new standards and work rules governing how the 30,000 teachers of the Los...
    LONDON, Aug. 3, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — A groundbreaking executive advancement program was recently launched to optimally understand and manage the global impact of the “New Silk Road – One Road One Belt” initiative launched by Xi Jinping. This unique “Executive DBA” combines the expertise and knowledge of Headspring, an executive development joint venture of IE Business...
    Looking to leverage some downtime? Whether you’re upskilling your resume or sharpening your entrepreneurial chops, there’s an abundance of free online resources to log on to. American Express Business ClassThe multinational financial-services corporation recently launched this tool, which includes weekly Instagram Live programming dubbed Office Hours (shown right), featuring conversations with small-business owners, and...
    (CNN)Michelle Burnett just landed a new job, and she's excited to be heading back to work next week for the first time in months. But there's another upcoming date that's filling her with dread: the first day of school.Like parents across the country, the 43-year-old single mom in Vallejo, California, spent many days this past...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The start of the new school year is about a month away, but whether students will head back to the classroom or learn online is still being addressed. On Wednesday, Miami-Dade Schools Superintendent Alberto Carvalho laid out the district’s plan for reopening on Wednesday. The 2020-2021 school year will start on August...
    Miami, Jul 29 (EFE) .- The Miami-Dade School District, the fourth largest in the US, will begin in August the academic year 2020-2021 remotely by decision of the parents, as announced by its board of directors on Wednesday. , while the state governor, Ron DeSantis, supported this decision although he prefers face-to-face education. “What is...
    ARLINGTON, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – Arlington ISD Superintendent Dr. Marcelo Cavazos announced the district will begin school on Monday, August 17 with classes entirely online for “at least” the first 4 weeks. During a school board meeting Wednesday night, most of the speakers who addressed the board were teachers. Nine out of the first ten pleaded with trustees...
    Miami Schools Superintendent Dade Alberto Carvalho has just announced that classes will be online. At a School Board meeting, the superintendent said that classes will begin on August 31 and that until October they will be online. Like other districts in the state, Miami-Dade decided to delay its first day of school. An...
    EFEMADRID Updated: 07/23/2020 10: 31h Save Related news Alone 62 percent of public school elementary students received online classes by video call with some of their teachers since the closing of schools in mid-March as a result of the coronavirus. In the case of concerted schools, these classes have reached 84%, according to...
    By TESS VRBIN, The Commercial Dispatch COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) — Christine Lawson had “tossed around the idea of homeschooling” her two sons in the past, but it is the continuing COVID-19 pandemic that has convinced her to do it. Lawson and her older son, who is 11, both have health conditions that make her wary...
    BEIJING (Reuters) - A senior executive at TikTok owner ByteDance said the company plans to invest "a huge amount" of capital into its newly-established education technology business but warned that the unit will be unlikely to profit in the next three years. Beijing-based ByteDance has made education technology one of its top priorities alongside short...
    SAN ANTONIO – When it comes to what she calls the remote learning adventure, Brooke Lucio, an instructional services consultant at the Region 20 Education Service, says, "the jury is still out on the long-term effects of remote learning." Region 20 has been following what's become a fact of life for the nearly 100 school...
    The coronavirus pandemic, calls for racial equity and police reforms will reshape the college experience for students across California. During a broad conversation hosted by the Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC), the leaders of the state’s three public higher education systems — UC, CSU and the community college system — urged students and their...
    SAN ANTONIO – Due to the rise in COVID-19 cases across the state and concerns voiced by school districts across the state, the Texas Education Agency issued updated guidance on Friday that allows schools more time at the beginning of the school year for online-only instruction. School districts will now be able to temporarily limit...
    SANTA ANA (CBSLA) – Seemingly going against the recommendations of the Orange County Board of Education, the Santa Ana Unified School District has announced that it will be starting the new school year entirely online. Protesters outside an Orange County School Board meeting in Costa Mesa, Calif., on July 13, 2020. (CBSLA) The district reported...
    Google is turning on new security features in its Google Meet video chat service for meetings held by education subscribers, the company has announced. The changes, which are due to go into effect over the next 15 days, will mean that anonymous users won’t be able to join meetings organized by G Suite for Education...
    The United States Chamber of Commerce is demanding the federal government provide visas to foreign students taking online courses at American colleges and universities. This month, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced it would enforce federal law which dictates that foreign students are not rewarded F-1 student visas for the purpose of attending online...
    Private and government-subsidized early childhood education programs are adapting to an ongoing pandemic, along with the families they are trying to serve.Providers are following local guidelines to keep children and workers safe, which means class sizes must be significantly smaller."We have families who are calling us every day wanting to go to work and we're...
    Students at Rutgers University are demanding that the school reduce or reimburse tuition expenses after the New Jersey-based school announced that the majority of fall 2020 semester classes will be conducted online. What are the details? Rutgers, according to Fox News, recently announced it would freeze tuition instead of implementing a 3% increase as...
    Rutgers University students are demanding that tuition and fees be reduced after the school announced that most classes for the fall semester will be taught remotely amid the coronavirus pandemic. Student Shreya Patel started a petition Monday calling on the university to understand that remote education does not merit the same tuition costs as in-person...
    Harvard and elite universities like it have decided that the chaos caused by the coronavirus pandemic presents an opportunity to rob our nation’s higher education students blind – of both their tuition fees and the unique personal experiences and interactions that a college education promises. Other elite institutions are engineering the next academic year to...
    I may not have attended Harvard, but even I am wise enough to know that spending a whopping $50K for a year of online classes is not the smartest thing to do. And yet? That seems to be exactly what the best-and-brightest, cream-of-the-crop students at that very school will be doing in the fall. In...
    Thanks to COVID-19, Harvard is offering online classes for students – but at the same price as the old grift – at 50 grand. Does it matter? After all, a Harvard education really isn't for the education. It's for the name. "Harvard" is the ultimate virtue signal for the elites. They're selling authority – the same...
    The Texas Education Agency announced that parents will be able to choose whether their children attend classes in person or online during the coming school year. The agency said on Tuesday that schools will be open for any parent who decides to send their child to in-person classes. Schools will also be providing lessons...
    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Los Angeles Unified Superintendent Austin Beutner said Monday no decision has been made on when school facilities will reopen and he outlined how the district plans to improve students' online learning experience when the school year starts next month.Beutner promised structure in online classes, listing a set of guidelines for the...
    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Los Angeles Unified Superintendent Austin Beutner said Monday no decision has been made on when school facilities will reopen and he outlined how the district plans to improve students' online learning experience when the school year starts next month.Beutner promised structure in online classes, listing a set of guidelines for the...
    New York — The new course starts in five weeks and no decision has been made yet Remote training still poses enormous challenges. Photo:FREDERIC J. BROWN / . / . He Los Angeles Unified School District has not yet decided whether its students will physically return to classrooms on the...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — No decision has been made yet on whether students will return to LAUSD campuses for the first day of school, but one thing parents can probably count on is a mix of online and in-person classes, Superintendent Austin Beutner says. “As we look ahead to the start of a new school...
    The novel coronavirus has shattered education in America, leaving millions of parents struggling to cope with childcare and remote classes. Naturally, tech billionaires have taken it upon themselves to fill the void. But while Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg pledged $6 million to education projects, and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey gave $10 million to provide devices and...
    The Connecticut Department of Education has launched a learning hub to assist teachers, students, and parents during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. As educators are reimagining classrooms in the “new normal” following the COVID-19 pandemic, the Education Department introduced its new learning hub, which is designed to “accelerate learning opportunities and advancing equity, anytime, anywhere.”...
    Parts of a nearly $30 million education program vetoed by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis will be revived and transferred from the University of West Florida, Politico reports. On Tuesday, DeSantis vetoed the Complete Florida Plus Program, which teachers and students relied on when school went virtual, amid budget cuts. Just before the program was set to be dismantled...
    LOS ANGELES (AP) – Rapper 21 Savage will launch a free online financial education program for young people sheltered at home during the coronavirus pandemic. The Grammy-winning musician announced his national Bank Account At Home initiative on Wednesday. The effort includes a partnership with Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms to provide free WiFi and tablets...
    Florida Gov. Ron DeSantisRonald Dion DeSantisThe Hill's Campaign Report: Jacksonville mandates face coverings as GOP convention approaches The Hill's Coronavirus Report: Cure Violence Global founder Gary Slutkin says violence and epidemics follow same patterns; Global death toll surpasses half a million GOP committee chair: 'It would help' if Trump would wear a mask occasionally MORE...
    He seems to actively hate the state he governs, given the number of things he's doing to sabotage it. Florida continues to be a coronavirus clusterf--k, due in large part to Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis apparently following the we can't close the beaches, it's prime tourist season school of governance. His latest move, however, is...
    Coronavirus — Preschool and primary had the challenge, with the Millennium Development Goals, of expanding their coverage and improving their quality. Although steps were taken to incorporate more boys and girls into the system, quality remained pending and with the arrival of Covid-19, Nicaragua faces the challenge of not leaving anyone out, despite the...
    Whether you strive to advance in your particular industry or want to start your own business, there’s a lot of value in earning an MBA, like a potential salary increase and more career opportunities. But in addition to the degree, there are plenty of other soft skills necessary to become a force to be...
    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - The New Hampshire Division of Motor Vehicles is resuming road tests after suspending them during the coronavirus pandemic. Applicants who have completed all licensing requirements, including passing a written test, could take the road test starting Monday. Other DMV services are available by appointment, online or via drop box service. ...