Tag Archives: Education

UK coronavirus live: education secretary says Covid-19 unlikely to spread in classrooms 

Gavin Williamson says plans for school reopening guided by evidence of little transmission Little evidence Covid spreads in schools, says Gavin WilliamsonCoronavirus UK map: the latest deaths and confirmed Covid casesLockdown reduces cases of flu, colds and bronchitis in EnglandGlobal coronavirus live: latest updates 12.15pm BST More than half of UK workers […]

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National Education Policy 2020: Universities have no choice but to be flexible 

The National Education Policy has allowed students a choice for multiple entry/exit into educational programmes.

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How Robinhood Is Shaking Up the Brokerage Industry 

As millions of new traders sign up for the investment app Robinhood, the company is facing scrutiny for enabling some inexperienced users to make risky bets. WSJ spoke with a financial education professional and two Robinhood traders about how the app is shaking up the brokerage industry.

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Ask a Reporter: Howard Blume and Paloma Esquivel on covering schools during a pandemic 

Join us at 1 p.m. August 12 with reporters Howard Blume and Paloma Esquivel to talk about their education reporting during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Officials: School laptops held up ahead of new academic year 

Alabama education officials say 4,000 laptop computers bound for a school district were held up over issues with manufacturers

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1 Billion Children Have Had School Disrupted Because of Coronavirus, U.N. Chief Says 

The pandemic has led to the largest disruption of education in history, with schools closed in more than 160 countries in mid-July

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Biden promises 3 million new caregiving, early education jobs in new economic policy 

Former Vice President Joe Biden is set to roll out the third pillar of his “Build Back Better” economic policy in a speech in New Castle, Delaware, Tuesday.

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Smuggling still a major roadblock for India to be ‘Atma Nirbhar’; here’s how much it hurts economy, jobs 

The loss of revenue due to smuggling and counterfeiting to the government has a direct impact on welfare spendings such as healthcare, education, and enforcement.

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Google makes education push in India 

Google said on Monday that it has partnered with CBSE, a government body that oversees education in private and public schools in India, to deliver a “blended learning experience” across 22,000 schools in the world’s second largest internet market by the end of this year. The Search giant, which today also announced plans to invest $10 billion […]

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Rep. Hayes questions ‘non-educator’ Betsy DeVos’ role in school reopening decisions 

Rep. Jahana Hayes (D-CT), a former national teacher of the year, tells NBC’s Kasie Hunt that she hopes Education Secretary Betsy DeVos defers to “the people who know best” as the Trump administration pushes for schools to reopen this fall.

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Precious gems go under the microscope in Hong Kong exhibition 

Alice Leung picks up a blue sapphire with a pair of tweezers and holds it under a micro­scope, the enhanced image popping up on a computer screen next to her. “See those marks in the corner, the ones that look like needles? They are what we call ‘inclusions’ and they tell us that this gem has not been processed.”Leung, education manager at L’École, School of […]

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Policy change on international students misguided: US universities, lawmakers 

Several Congressman and top educational institutions decried the policy change that will require international students who are in the US with an F-1 visa to take at least one in-person course or else face the prospect of being deported. But the the State Department asserted that many international students who had planned to study this fall in the US may st […]

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Facebook makes education push in India 

Facebook, which reaches more users than any other international firm in India, has identified a new area of opportunity to further spread its tentacles in the world’s second largest internet market. On Sunday, the social juggernaut announced it had partnered with the Central Board of Secondary Education, a government body that oversees education in private [ […]

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State school pupils will study just five or six GCSEs as teachers cram to make up for lost learning 

State schools are set to limit the numbers of GCSEs their pupils study to just five or six as plans continue to be drawn up for the education catchup – but private school pupils will be taught nine or 10.

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Keto diet weight loss tips from a PE teacher who dropped 20kg in two years 

Hong Kong-based physical education teacher Julien Schneider was unhappy about gaining weight – more than 15kg (33lb) – in less than a year after arriving in the city in 2015 from his native France, despite doing two hours of physical activity daily.Like many of us, the now 39-year-old had experienced the yo-yo effect since his early 20s: putting on a few ext […]

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