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UM tops public universities for Fulbrights

University of Michigan students and scholars have been offered 25 Fulbright scholarships for the 2021-22 academic year. The university is among the most productive institutions in the country. The grants, one of the US government’s most prestigious awards, were offered to fund the research of 18 students – the most among public universities – and […]

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Mask Mandate in New York State Schools Ends This Week (Good Morning CNY for Feb 28)

Subscribe to receive the Good Morning, CNY newsletter delivered to your inbox on weekday mornings. Weather High: 23; Low: 13. Mainly cloudy and cold. To see the 5 day forecast. Photo of the day People attend a special service at St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church on Sunday, Feb. 27, 2022. (Rylee Kirk | […]

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Queensland school closures: Annastacia Palaszczuk announces 1,000 state schools will close due to Queensland floods

Nearly 1,000 schools in Queensland will close and people have been told to work from home as flooding continues. Nearly 1,000 schools in southeast Queensland will be closed from Monday and people will be asked to work from home as severe flooding shows no signs of abating. Prime Minister Annastacia Palaszczuk announced the closure of […]

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Podcast: Private Grant Gives Haverhill High Students Free Associate’s Degrees

Haverhill High School students in the Northern Essex Community College Early College Program have the opportunity to earn Associate Degrees for free. Haverhill High School principal Jason Meland, a recent guest on WHAV’s morning program, says tuition is paid for by the Richard and Susan Smith Family Foundation. The Newton, Mass.-based foundation has awarded a […]

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The best universities in the world to learn about climate change, 2022

Climate change has become a topic of discussion for all governments around the world. Predicting and understanding the weather scenario for the next few years is important for both our society and the economy. From sinking islands to famine-stricken savannahs, one thing is certain, global warming is on the rise. As the scene continues to […]

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Public universities: admission seekers are concerned about the program

Candidates for admission are worried about their preparation for the upcoming public university entrance exams, as most universities have not yet decided whether the exam schedule will be shortened or not. Students are concerned about this as they only took last year’s HSC exams on three elective subjects and curricula were also cut amid the […]

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Brookdale’s MoU with Africa Universities Fund will bring tuition to Nigeria

Brookdale Community College is going global. Earlier this week, Brookdale officials signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the African Universities Fund that will expand Brookdale’s educational offerings and training opportunities to a global audience. “We are thrilled to be able to bring Brookdale Community College’s education to the world,” said Brookdale Community College President David […]

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3 Whitehouse High School athletes sign with Texas universities

WHITEHOUSE, Texas (KLTV) — Whitehouse High School pride was in the spotlight on Wednesday as signings locked in bright futures for three students. There’s Grayson, Avery and… Thirst? OK, we need to understand the history of Isiah Stevenson’s nickname “It was from one of the old coaches, he was in seventh grade actually. And we […]

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Reforms should hit exploitative universities rather than poor students

Illustration by Otto Dettmer/Ikon Images. Is it morally justifiable to ban teenagers who do poorly in their GCSEs from going to university? Judging by the response to the government’s proposal to do just that, absolutely not. The backlash from reports on Wednesday February 23 that pupils who do not achieve a Year 4 (equivalent to […]

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Are digital universities the way forward?

The 42nd amendment of the constitution of India added education including technical, medical and academic in the concurrent list of the seventh schedule. Pursuant to this and other provisions, the Union as well as the state governments administer the higher education system in India. According to the data available on the UGC website, there are […]

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Durham Uni among worst for not accepting students from ‘public schools’

THE proportion of public school students at Durham University is one of the lowest of any institution in the UK, according to figures. In a report released today (22 February), the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) suggested that only 61.6% of students in the 2020/21 student admission to the University of Durham came from a […]

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These 10 colleges and universities are seeing graduates with higher salaries more than a decade later

When it comes time to apply to colleges, many students and parents wonder if the investment will be worth it for them. Georgetown University released a report ranking 4,500 colleges and universities in the United States based on their return on investment (ROI). Georgetown’s research looks at overall ROI from a variety of degree options, […]

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WLS partners with Scrible to help Washington State schools save money on its awesome research and writing app

SAN MATEO, Calif., February 22, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Scrible, the super app that streamlines the research and writing process for students and teachers, today announced its partnership with the Washington Learning Source (WLS) to provide its members with access to Scrible at a reduced price. Scrible product presentation video Washington Learning Source (WLS) is a […]

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Some universities in Greater Cincinnati are dropping mask mandates

As the number of coronavirus cases continues to drop, more colleges and universities are lifting their mask mandates or considering doing so. Hospitals in the region are starting to loosen the visit limits a little. But there’s a lot of talk that goes into decisions about eliminating mask requirements. Xavier University’s mask experience changed first […]

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Students from top universities demand divestment

They organized rallies and demonstrations. They implored their institutions on social media to give up their lucrative fossil fuel holdings. They held press conferences, staged walkouts and accused directors of complicity with Big Oil. They held signs, distributed petitions and broke up college football games. But now, students at top universities across the United States […]

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Public schools spared $1.1 billion in cuts

PHOENIX — Schools in Arizona won’t have to immediately cut budgets and possibly lay off teachers and close schools. By a 23-to-6 margin on Monday, the Senate gave final approval to lifting the voter-approved constitutional cap on K-12 spending. The move, which is only good for the rest of this school year, will prevent estimated […]

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Enjoy great rates and great programs with Silver State Schools Credit Union

Senator Gillibrand introduces a bill that would provide access… 2 hours ago The non-invasive test facilitates the diagnosis of melanomas 3 hours ago How to Spring Clean Your Finances 3 hours ago Take the plunge for Special Olympics 8 hours ago Sherry Forecast: Thursday, March 31 8 hours ago Celebrating Transgender Awareness Day 7 hours […]

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Strike escalates with staff from 24 more universities joining UK-wide walkout – FE News

The strike at UK universities has spread to 68 establishments today (Monday February 21) as staff accused bosses of failing to make improved offers on pensions, wages and working conditions. More than 50,000 employees have a strike mandate and more than a million students are affected. Staff at 24 more universities dropped the tools today […]

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South Asian MBBS students enrolled in Chinese universities face uncertain future

Thousands of international students who have chosen to study medicine in China are concerned about their academic plans. China has yet to open its borders to foreign students enrolled in its universities, and those pursuing an MBBS program there claim to be more disadvantaged due to a lack of practical experience. Sanjeev Gupta*, 21, from […]

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Our Take: Don’t Let NIMBYs Limit California’s Top Universities

NIMBYism should not be used to destroy the public institutions that are the lifeblood of California’s economy. Sadly, that’s what’s happening at Berkeley, where a court order freezing enrollment at the University of California’s flagship campus can lead to massive reductions in incoming student admissions and result in more than $50 million in tuition lost. […]

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Why don’t universities protect freedom of expression? : News : The Independent Institute

In 2017, Georgetown University revised its Speech and Expression Policy to reflect an institutional commitment to free speech on campus. The new policy committed the University to providing students and faculty with “the greatest possible latitude to speak, write, listen, challenge and learn.” The policy specifically stated that the speech “may not be suppressed because […]

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3 Hong Kong universities remove monuments from Tiananmen Square

Following the removal of the Pillar of Shame at the University of Hong Kong on Wednesday evening, two other universities in Hong Kong have removed public monuments to the 1989 Pro-democracy protests in Tiananmen Square. Government officials have cracked down on dissent in Hong Kong since Beijing imposed a national security law on the semi-autonomous […]

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Restrictions on transgender athletes would extend to Iowa universities under Senate bill

A bill to ban transgender girls from playing women’s sports in Iowa’s K-12 schools and colleges has gone through a Senate committee, missing a Friday legislative deadline. Senate Study Bill 3148 would only allow biologically female students to participate in women’s sports at Iowa public and non-public schools, community colleges, or public universities. It’s a […]

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Why the ‘interdisciplinary’ push in universities is actually a dangerous antidisciplinary trend

Interdisciplinary, transdisciplinary and multidisciplinary are all great buzzwords. But talk of “breaking down barriers” is too often a cover for breaking academic disciplines to create administrative flexibility. It is a disaster in the making for both research and education. This is why the proposal to abolish the arts and social sciences departments at the University […]

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SCOTUS Revisits Affirmative Action in Universities Has Implications for California Institutions

A few years ago, my wife and I embarked on a tour of college campuses with a high school-aged daughter in tow instead of the typical family summer vacation. Typically, each pre-arranged tour would include a campus tour offered by an upperclass student, who has been specially trained to walk backwards while simultaneously answering questions […]

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South Dakota Lawmakers Approve Ban on ‘Dividing’ Diversity Teachings in Public Schools and Universities

On Tuesday, the South Dakota House of Representatives passed two bills aimed at limiting diversity-focused teachings in K-12 schools and state-funded colleges. The bills specifically target lessons that make students feel ‘uncomfortable’ about race and other ‘dividing concepts’ like white supremacy, environmental injustice and diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI). Although neither bill explicitly mentions Critical […]

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3 things international student-athletes should know | Best Global Universities

For Isis Vrolijks, the opportunity to play field hockey at Longwood University in Virginia was a once-in-a-lifetime experience. After moving to the United States from the Netherlands two years ago, Vrolijks says she now feels like she has found her second home. “The atmosphere of being on a college campus is amazing, and being part […]

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How Colleges and Universities Look for Senior Executives

It’s the high point of the hoop jump season for aspiring senior administrators participating in the National Search (there are no other references to basketball or March Madness in this essay). If you’ve ever wondered, “How they or they get hired?” the following provides an overview of the tedious/gruesome/rigorous exercise of perseverance, i.e. the step-by-step […]

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Public schools chief outlines hurricane plans and social studies standards

State Superintendent of Education Cade Brumley on Tuesday outlined plans to prepare for future hurricanes, revise social studies standards and prepare high school students for the job market. Brumley spoke at the general membership meeting of the South Central Industrial Association in Gray. He was joined by Philip Martin Schools Superintendents of Terrebonne Parish Jarod […]

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People Over Profit Foundation and Silver State Schools Credit Union Announce 2022 Scholarship Program Available for Nevada High School Graduates

Continuing its tradition of preparing students for long-term success, Silver State Schools Credit Union (SSSCU), on behalf of the People Over Profit (POP) Foundation, is now accepting applications for its People Over Profit (POP) Foundation Scholarships for High School Students in Nevada. The scholarship program recognizes seniors who demonstrate excellence in academics, extracurricular activities, and […]

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Michigan Lottery contributes nearly $1.5 billion to public schools

LANSING (WWJ) – The Michigan Lottery paid out a record amount to schools in 2021. Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced on Monday that the lottery has added $1.419 billion to its school aid fund, breaking its previous record of $240 million set in 2020. According to officials, 2021 marks the third consecutive year the lottery has […]

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Four US universities promote equity in public health

Vaccine trials. Physical distancing. Mask mandates. It’s all part of the research and decision-making process that public health experts are constantly involved in as the pandemic spreads. They showed us how much medical progress is necessary for collective well-being and to remedy inequalities in access to health care. Public health has re-emerged as an in-demand […]

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Drag the rags in the universities

Ragging in universities has been discussed as an equalizer that brings students from all backgrounds to an equal platform. So some think that a little bit of a falling out doesn’t hurt unless it gets out of hand and gets violent. Sri Lanka has seen many deaths from gagging and several universities have been at […]

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When Universities Search Student Therapy Records

Jhe charges leveled this week against Harvard University — essentially, that it failed to protect students from a predatory professor — sound suspiciously like a bad replay. Here’s how the story unfolds: A valuable higher education product (eg, John Comaroff) is recruited from one institution to another (eg, Harvard). The new institution ignores warnings that […]

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Swiss and UK universities team up to lobby EU for access to Horizon

The UK and Switzerland have lost access to the Europe-wide scientific research program known as Horizon Europe. The UK gave up when it left the EU and Switzerland when bilateral talks with the EU collapsed last year. © Denis Linine | Dreamstime.com The program supports large projects that would not be possible at the national […]

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State schools chief says it’s time to scrap statewide mask mandate in schools – KIRO 7 News Seattle

OLYMPIA, Wash. — Chris Reykdal, Washington State Superintendent of Public Instruction, said it’s time to scrap the statewide mask mandate for students and return the taking of decision to local health officials. Rekdal said high immunity levels and the ability to perform rapid antigen tests were part of what led to his recommendation. “As part […]

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South Georgia Technical College Ranked 3rd Best for Associate Degrees in Georgia – Americus Times-Recorder

From staff reports AMERICUS – South Georgia Technical College was selected as the third-best college in Georgia to earn an associate’s degree according to university headquarters. The ranking was based on tuition cost, admission rate, retention rate, graduation rate, graduate salary, number of programs offered, online programs offered, default rate of payment, degrees awarded, percentage […]

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The public does not credit universities for advances against COVID-19

According to a global survey, less than half of the general public in six developed countries believe that universities have played an important role in helping the world through the COVID-19 pandemic. While the success of academic science in developing vaccines, treatments and strategies to fight the virus has saved countless lives, the results of […]

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A product of public universities, Michelle Childs would be an unconventional Supreme Court pick

If Justice Childs were to become the candidate to replace Justice Breyer, who announced last month that he planned to retire, she would most likely have at least bipartisan support. After President Barack Obama nominated her to her current position on the U.S. District Court in South Carolina in 2009, the Senate confirmed her by […]

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How These 4 US STEM Universities Use Diversity to Create Success

The fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) have always played an important role in mankind’s greatest feats. Time and time again, we have relied on STEM to alleviate our problems or take us further into the future, and through this field we are able to advance towards quantum computing, sustainable energy and early […]

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Florida Public School Gender Identity Discussion Bill | News

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Memphis Grizzlies Honor Historically Black Colleges and Universities with Weekend of Service, Alumni Recognition and Divine Nine Celebration

Memphis, TN. – For the fourth year in a row, the Memphis Grizzlies will honor past Black Colleges and Universities and celebrate the rich diversity of HBCUs and their contributions to ensuring students receive a strong and wholesome education. This year’s celebration includes a weekend of activities that include a service project, honoring HBCU alumni […]

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Hoboken to lift indoor mask mandate, ahead of public schools

New York Weather: CBS2 2/8 11 p.m. Nightly ForecastCBS2’s Lonnie Quinn has your weather forecast for Feb. 8 at 11 p.m. 4 hours ago The Compression: Tri-State Organizations See Greater Need for Food Insecurity AidThe pressure is on for many facing the rising costs of what seems like almost everything. CBS2’s Jenna DeAngelis visited organizations […]

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Teachers’ union threatens legal action against public schools

Photo: Miguela Xuereb The Union of Professional Educators (UPE) has warned public school administrators that Kit will take legal action unless they stop harassing its members. In an unprecedented move, the UPE has sent more than 120 legal letters to all headteachers and headteachers in the public sector warning that legal action will be taken […]

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Almost one in 10 staff are absent from public schools in England, according to latest figures

Almost one in 10 staff are absent from public schools in England, according to the latest figures. The Department for Education (DfE) estimates that the proportion of staff absent for Covid-related reasons has fallen slightly from 4.5% on January 20 to 4.4% on February 3. Student absenteeism rates have plummeted, with 320,000 students out of […]

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Leading universities in Australia and the UK have set out plans for closer ties following the free trade deal

Top research universities in the UK and Australia are joining forces to find new ways to conduct innovative research, increase trade, investment and boost the economies of both countries. In a joint letter sent to the Australian and UK Foreign and Trade Ministers, the Chairs of the Group of Eight (Go8) and the Russell Group, […]

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Texas Parents Organize Against State School Book Bans – BOTWC

They fight against racist laws! A group of Texas parents organize against the state’s school book ban, black business reports. The Round Rock Black Parents Association is a group of more than 400 Texas parents dedicated to organizing around issues affecting black children. Recently, the mothers of the association have started to fight against book […]

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A Breakdown of LSU’s Deferred Maintenance Needs Compared to Eight Louisiana Universities | News

Note: Louisiana lawmakers will decide what to do with a large excess of cash available to the state during the next legislative session in March. Prior to the session, The Reveille dedicates a series of stories to LSU’s infrastructure. It is the fifth story in the ongoing series. Whichever way you slice it, LSU has […]

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Internal bill requiring colleges and universities to change accreditation raises questions

Republicans say they’re just trying to give colleges and universities more options when it comes to finding an accrediting agency; but others see something much more insidious: an effort to break the influence of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, which has repeatedly snubbed the efforts of state politicians to influence the outcomes of […]

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Government panel to submit plan for overseas campuses of Indian universities by March 17

A 16-member panel has been set up by the union government to plan the establishment of Indian university campuses abroad. The objective of the formation of the body is to prepare a plan to enable foreign campuses of Indian universities. The committee has until March 17 to submit a framework for higher education institutions to […]

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Public schools to hire 2,000 more teachers in landmark deal to ease workload

Two thousand more teachers will join Victoria’s public school system, reducing face-to-face teaching hours and giving teachers more time to prepare for lessons during their paid hours. Teachers will also receive a 2% annual pay rise over the next four years, but no reduction in class size, after the Australian Education Union and the Andrews […]

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Few private medical universities break cabinet rules

CARACHI: The Sindh government has warned private medical and dental colleges to strictly follow the student quota and minimum provincial cabinet guidelines. Private universities that do not adhere to the policies set by Sindh will be asked to explain their position, Sindh’s Minister of Health and People’s Welfare, Dr. Azra Pechuho, said in a meeting […]

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Afghan universities reopen with strict rules for female students | Afghanistan

Public universities in Afghanistan’s Kandahar and Helmand provinces have reopened after being closed for nearly nine months, with some female students rejoining classes. Despite pleas from education activists and students, universities and high schools across Afghanistan remained closed after their usual summer break when the Taliban came to power. High schools have since reopened, but […]

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Taliban reopen universities for Afghan women in 6 provinces

Tameem Akhgar, Associated Press Posted Wednesday, February 2, 2022 2:48 PM EST ISLAMABAD (AP) – The taliban announced on Wednesday that they had reopened public universities for female students in six of Afghanistan’s 34 provinces, a move marking a major concession to international demands from the country’s […]

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Afghan universities reopen with trickle of women in attendance

LONDON: Some countries continue to deny women their right to choose to wear the hijab, a traditional Muslim headscarf, whenever they choose, and some women fear they may not be allowed to wear it at all, according to organizers of a global hijab -awareness event.Thousands of women around the world, of all faiths and backgrounds, […]

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UTAG strike: Closure of universities after 21 days is not supported by law, but an economic decision – Prof. Awandare

The Pro-Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs of the University of Ghana (Pro VC ASA), Prof. Gordon Awandare has said that the law requires universities in the country to close 21 days after no academic work. According to him, such a decision is motivated by economics because special attention is paid to the cost […]