Universities

The Great Read in a Nutshell: Are S’pore Universities Agile Enough to Stay Relevant?

SINGAPORE — Long before Covid-19 made online education a necessity as people around the world sought to minimize face-to-face interactions, platforms offering online courses with open access via the internet or Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) as they are called, are already in full swing. In fact, the New York Times declared ten years ago […]

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Sharp rise in number of universities in deficit, report says

The number of funding-short universities has risen sharply in recent years, with experts warning that students need to know if their course offers good value for money. In 2019/20, almost a third – 32% – of universities had an in-year deficit, compared to just 5% in 2015/16. The National Audit Office (NAO) found that 20 […]

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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 […]

State schools

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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Pioneering universities shortlisted to drive economic recovery

Breakthrough research commercialization proposals in the six national manufacturing priority areas, including food and beverage, recycling and clean energy, defense, medical products, space and critical resources and technologies , are among those who will be shortlisted to play a leading role in securing Australia. economic recovery. Acting Minister for Education and Youth, Stuart Robert, today […]

State schools

Governor Mark Gordon Appoints Brian Schroeder as Superintendent of Public Schools | 307 Politics

Gov. Mark Gordon on Thursday named the principal of a private Christian school in Cody to serve as Wyoming’s next superintendent of public instruction. Brian Schroeder, who oversees Veritas Academy, will serve the remainder of the superintendent’s term, which ends in January 2023. He replaces Jillian Balow, who stepped down earlier this month to take […]

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Candidates start applying to replace Superintendent of Public Schools | Wyoming News

Less than a week after the official resignation of Superintendent of Public Instruction Jillian Balow, the Republican State Central Committee is preparing to name three possible replacements. The central committee will meet on Saturday to vote on three candidates. Governor Mark Gordon will then choose one of the three to hold the post until January […]

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Private public schools most affected by Covid staff absences

New findings reveal that the most disadvantaged public schools were almost three times more likely than private schools to report that one in 10 or more of their staff were absent due to coronavirus. Data from the Sutton Trust survey app – Teacher Tapp – reveals that public schools are more heavily affected by Covid-related […]

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Louisiana School Districts “Have Enough Expertise” In COVID Response, Says Public School Chief | Education

How public schools handle the latest wave of coronavirus cases will depend on local school officials in 69 districts rather than any diktat from the Department of Education. “I think local decision-making here really matters,” said state superintendent of education Cade Brumley. “And I think you will see nuanced approaches based on the demands of […]

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Louisiana school districts ‘have enough expertise’ in COVID response, says head of public schools | News

BATON ROUGE, La. — How public schools handle the latest wave of coronavirus cases will depend on local school officials in 69 districts rather than any dictate from the Department of Education. Cade Brumley (AP file photo) “I think local decision-making here is really important,” said state Education Superintendent Cade Brumley. “And I think you’ll […]

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Delays in COVID home testing kits ‘unfortunate’, says public schools chief – Daily News

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond holds a press conference at Washington Preparatory High School in Los Angeles to announce a plan to address COVID learning loss and to help children cope with pandemic trauma on Wednesday, January 5, 2022. (Photo by Axel Koester, collaborating photographer) State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond holds […]

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Superintendent of Public Schools Distributes COVID Home Tests in Castro Valley

Superintendent of Public Schools Distributes COVID Home Tests in Castro Valley Public Schools Superintendent Tony Thurmond was in Castro Valley on Friday morning distributing free home-based COVID-19 antigen rapid test kits to families. The driving event took place at Canyon Middle School where Thurmond held a press conference. CASTRO VALLEY, CA – With many students […]

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SCVNews.com | Head of public schools offers statewide mentorship program

SACRAMENTO — State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond on Thursday announced plans to establish a statewide mentorship program to help all California students and is calling for the participation of state mentoring organizations that would like to be part of the initiative. The goal of the effort is to connect caring adult volunteers with […]

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SADTU concerned about recent violence in Free State schools – SABC News

The National Congress of School Governing Bodies has called on the Free State Department of Education to prioritize safety measures in schools after numerous reports of violence. Recently, four different violent attacks were reported, in which three learners were fatally injured. National Congress of School Governing Bodies Secretary General Thabang Motloung said that school violence […]

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No grades, but Ohio releases public school report cards

COLUMBUS (WCMH) – The Ohio Department of Education released the 2020-2021 report cards, but noted that once again no district received an overall grade due to pandemic challenges. . An ODE release says the 2020-2021 report cards provide information on graduation rates, readiness-to-success indicators, and demographic and enrollment data, along with other operational details on […]

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The spending gap between private and public schools has more than doubled

J According to one analysis, the gap between private tuition and public school spending per student has more than doubled over the past decade. Private school tuition has risen more than 20% after inflation since 2009-2010, while basic public school spending per student has fallen 9% in real terms, according to the Institute for Fiscal […]

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The spending gap between private and public schools DOUBLE

The great divide between classes: Spending gap between private and public schools DOUBLE as they spend £6,500 more per pupil, study finds Students in private schools spent almost twice as much on them as in the public sector The Institute for Fiscal Studies found that the gap has doubled over the past decade Study finds […]

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How Washington State Schools Are Using a Historic Amount of Federal Aid to Operate During the Pandemic

Over the past year, schools in Washington State have received a historic amount of federal funding to meet the expenses of educating children in the event of a pandemic. Already, some – about 13% of the roughly $2.6 billion – has gone to schools. In Seattle, 104 new school employees walk the halls, monitor quarantine […]

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Mississippi senators announce $1.7 million in education grants for state schools

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senators Roger Wicker and Cindy Hyde-Smith and U.S. Congressman Michael Guest announced Thursday the awarding of U.S. Department of Education grants totaling more than $1.7 million to the Southwest Mississippi Community College, Alcorn State University and Jackson State University. SMCC received an initial grant of $592,000 under the Predominantly Black Institutions […]

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Public schools open today amid uncertainty over last-minute teacher assignments

Public school students are returning to their classrooms today as concerns grow over a last-minute decision to fill a shortage of primary school teachers with traveling educators. Thousands of children will return to their desks after the summer holidays, with some elementary school students unsure whether they will receive adequate learning. Private schools opened last […]

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Public schools reopen amid virus and staff uncertainty

Public primary and secondary schools reopened to students on Wednesday morning, dismissing fears of COVID-19 but facing uncertainty over the deployment of teachers. Road traffic congestion, which had built up in recent days with the reopening of religious and private schools, peaked on Wednesday, with red mini-buses zipping around cars which, on several roads, could […]

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Every child will learn to read in 3rd grade by 2026 – The Vacaville Reporter

State Schools Chief Tony Thurmond announced in a virtual press conference in Sacramento on Tuesday a vision to ensure that every student in California will learn to read in third grade by 2026. The effort will also include a bi-literacy stage for bilingual learners. In order to make progress towards the goal, Thurmond said a […]

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Victorian public schools banned from pressuring parents to fund most learning

Schools were made aware of the policy last week and said it would take effect from the start of 2022, regardless of any budget plans made by schools or communications they sent to families this year. “The department will closely monitor the financial impact of the clarified and strengthened policy on all schools and will […]

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State schools commissioner demands reopening guidance from governor’s office

State Department of Education Commissioner Betty Rosa is demanding reopening guidance for schools in Albany. The state Department of Health said it would not issue instructions as New York’s COVID-19 state of emergency has been lifted. But Rosa rejects that rationale and released a statement on Thursday asking for advice on how to proceed with […]

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Latin will be taught in public schools to make the language less “elitist”

Latin will be taught in public schools to make the language less “elitist” A £4million Latin Excellence program will see the language offered to 40 schools Staff will be trained and resourced to teach youth ages 11-16 Gavin Williamson said: “We know that Latin has a reputation for being an elitist subject” He added: ‘But […]

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WV Department of Education Launches “I Got Vaxxed” Contest for Public Schools

CHARLESTON, WV (WBOY) – The West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE) has announced its latest initiative to encourage students, teachers and staff to get vaccinated. The “I Got Vaxxed” contest is designed to encourage vaccinations among eligible school-aged students and school staff. Across the state, a high school, middle school, and elementary school will win […]

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La Serna, Pioneer High Schools Recognized Among Top Public Schools – Whittier Daily News

Pioneer and La Serna High Schools, which serve the west and east ends of the Whittier Union High School District, respectively, have been recognized as 2021 California Distinguished Schools by the California Department of Education. This is the fifth time that La Serna has been recognized and the first time for Pioneer. However, in 1983, […]

Associate degrees

Vincennes University Partners with Purdue to Provide Associate Degrees and Cybersecurity Certificate for Apprenticeship Program

VINCENNES and WEST LAFAYETTE, India – University of Vincennes announced a partnership with Purdue University Online Learning Program (P-CAP) to provide two online associate degree programs and an online cybersecurity certificate for students enrolled in Purdue’s innovative learning program. Vincennes is the only university offering the possibility of obtaining cumulative study programs at the level […]

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Colorado Graduates With These Associate Degrees Earn The Most Money

Private, for-profit schools could be a good option for students looking to make a big impact on their salary in a short time. DENVER — A two-year degree can really pay off — if you’re enrolled in a nursing or dental program, that is, or if you’re interested in working in criminal justice. That’s the […]

Associate degrees

Five Ash Fork seniors graduate from high school | Williams-Grand Canyon News

ASH FORK, Arizona – As high school students in Arizona struggled to transition their final term of high school to online learning, five Ash Fork High School seniors successfully transitioned to online learning to earn associate degrees at Yavapai College. Seniors Evelyn Acosta, Marco Ayala, Brooke Dziubla, Alex Keele, and Christopher Vazquez served as part […]

Associate degrees

Valencia Ranks 4th Nationally for Number of Associate Degrees « Valencia College News

Orlando, Fla. — Valencia College ranks fourth in the nation for the number of associate degrees awarded to students, according to a ranking of more than 3,600 colleges and universities published by Community College Week. To compile its annual Top 100 ranking, Community College Week editors used data from the U.S. Department of Education’s National […]