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US: A moment of crisis and opportunity in education

“Education in America is at a crossroads, according to US Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos.”   This article from SmartBrief reports on the Milken Institute 2020 Global Conference . . .

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UK: Universities and colleges face Covid funding shortfalls

The impacts of the pandemic continue to wreak havoc on academic institutions around the globe. The BBC reports universities and colleges in England face "significant funding shortfalls and heightened uncertai . . .

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Closing Australia's education divide will take a generation, landmark study finds

Yet another damning report of a supposedly developed country failing when it comes to fighting inequality. One of the most comprehensive studies of Australia's education system has found postcodes and f . . .

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US: Mid-semester, many L.A. students are drifting, beset with anxiety and struggling in class

Another angle, from the US, on how online learning as done by schools not used to it seems to be failing many students as reported in The Los Angeles Times. Every day, almost every one of Nicolle Fefferman&r . . .

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9 tips to stay COVID-safe at the playground

Should you risk having your children go to the playground? The Conversation has 9 tips for a safer playground for your little ones. Don’t go to the playground if you or your child is sick or has any COVID . . .

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Hong Kong universities fall in latest THE rankings

Four Hong Kong universities have slipped in a global ranking of their programmes in various subjects formulated by the Times Higher Education, with some of the biggest drops seen in the arts and humanities, as wel . . .

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Friday round-up - a range of educational highlights from around the globe

Foreign control of US universities? (Full article – The Critic) Hong Kong universities continue Greater Bay expansion plans (Full article - THE) Japan to launch entrepreneur visa for int’l grads (Ful . . .

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Writing needs to be taught and practiced. Australian schools are dropping the focus too early

I wonder if there is now a feeling that the majority of secondary students today won’t need the types of writing skills that were taught in the past.  Perhaps it is felt that the ability to dash off a q . . .

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