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UK: 'Generation Covid' hit hard by the pandemic, research reveals

Young people, particularly those from deprived backgrounds, have had their earnings and job prospects hit hardest by the coronavirus pandemic, adding to fears for the long-term impact on their futures. BBC Panora . . .

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US: Colleges Are Slashing Budgets

NYT reports big spending reductions. In the Midwest, Ohio Wesleyan University is eliminating 18 majors. One state away, Pennsylvania merged a half-dozen small state schools into two academic entities. On the West . . .

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This 14-year-old girl won a $25K prize for a discovery that could lead to a cure for Covid-19

As scientists around the world race to find a treatment for the coronavirus, a young girl among them stands out. CNN reports Anika Chebrolu, a 14-year-old from Frisco, Texas, has just won the 2020 3M Young S . . .

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Hong Kong secondary school pupils rank third among students from 27 regions surveyed for global awareness, cultural diversity

A comparison of Hong Kong students with young people from other locations showed Hong Kong’s secondary school pupils ranked third in the world in terms of awareness of global issues and cultural diversity. . . .

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Why international students are choosing the UK - despite coronavirus

Despite early predictions that the coronavirus pandemic would cause international student numbers to decline, the UK is set for a record increase, with enrolments from non-EU international students& . . .

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Lower cut-offs for courses mean easier entry to Hong Kong universities as falling birth rate results in fewer applying

Only 45,000 students sat for university entrance exams this year, a big drop from 70,000 in 2012. Hong Kong universities have recorded a decline in average admission scores for first-year students on even the mos . . .

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Estimated 3 Million US children have gone without Education since March.

Lauren Camera, Senior Education Writer for the US News World Report, highlights how researchers focused on students with disabilities, English learners, students in foster care, migrant students and homeless stude . . .

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Covid-19 won't last forever, but online learning here to stay, former Hong Kong finance chief says in predicting 'new normal' for education

History is likely to refer to this period as before Covid-19 and after. This article from The SCMP highlights how the switch to online learning is unlikely to go away even after the pandemic recedes. A blend of o . . .

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