Something every parent should do, all the time – Education Article

Quarterback Drew Brees, of the New Orleans Saints, walks off the field at halftime during the NFL Pro Bowl football game in January, 2020. Brees has recently come under fire for his comment, about players who take a knee in support of the Black Lives Matter movement, that he would “never agree with anybody disrespecting the flag of the United States of America.” The statement, says Hechinger columnist Andre Perry, demonstrates the deliberate blindness of many in the white community…

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U.S. wants to reopen its economy. It won’t happen without work support – Education Article

Sharlotte Stapleton, pictured with her husband, Cleveland, and son, Kvian, has been out of work since mid-March, when she was laid off from her job at a Natchez, Mississippi hotel. For families like the Stapletons, child care challenges during the coronavirus pandemic can make it hard to return to work, especially if their jobs are outside the home. Credit: Sharlotte Stapleton Before she was laid off in March, Sharlotte Stapleton’s 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. shift at the Magnolia Bluffs…

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Institutions scramble to recruit and retain international students – Education Article

Shuai “Eddy” Jiang, a rising junior at Boston College, on Acorn Street in Boston. Jiang is from China and chose to remain in Massachusetts through the pandemic. Many colleges and universities anticipate a sharp decrease in international students for fall 2020. Credit: Courtesy of Shuai Eddy Jiang. When Boston College started emptying dorms and moving classes online because of the coronavirus, Shuai “Eddy” Jiang thought about where he should live during the pandemic. “The question was if I should go…

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Without more federal funds, half of all child care centers could close forever – Education Article

A child plays outside at a child care center in Texas. Experts caution an estimated 50 percent of licensed child care centers in the nation are at risk of closing permanently if the federal government does not provide more funding. Photo: Jackie Mader/The Hechinger Report As the days of a national shutdown stretched on, Aliya Johnson-Roberts knew she would have to start cutting employees’ hours and laying off some of her staff. When her child care center in northeast Philadelphia…

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Bonds between teachers are vital to student success – Education Article

As a former English teacher, I know how important it is to build strong relationships with students and their families. In communities across our country, the general consensus is that this relationship is critical to student success. However, an equally important yet often-overlooked relationship is the bond between teachers. The coronavirus has shown each of us how vital the teacher-to-teacher connection truly is. A year before the pandemic began, my school district examined how this connection could help guide a student’s…

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Ahmedabad-based E-learning Platform Pedagogy Raises $400K to Make Education More Accessible and Affordable – Education Article

About ETR Community EdTechReview (ETR) is a community of and for everyone involved in education technology to connect and collaborate both online and offline to discover, learn, utilize and share about the best ways technology can improve learning, teaching, and leading in the 21st century. EdTechReview spreads awareness on education technology and its role in 21st century education through best research and practices of using technology in education, and by facilitating events, training, professional development, and consultation in its adoption…

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Minority serving institutions and the financial impact of CARES – Education Article

Because CARES Act money can be given only to students eligible for financial aid, Deborah Santiago, chief executive officer of Excelencia in Education, is worried about the many low-income or first-generation students who don’t know how to properly apply for aid. Credit: Delece Smith-Barrow/The Hechinger Report WASHINGTON, D.C. – Colleges and universities that primarily serve minority students may fare worse than others in receiving aid from the CARES Act, the government’s recent coronavirus stimulus package. At the beginning of the…

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AICTE Launches Free e-Learning Portal to Support and Enhance Student Learning Amidst Coronavirus Crisis – Education Article

India’s technical education regulator All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has launched a new free e-learning portal to foster digital learning and support the student community across the country amidst the coronavirus pandemic. This is only a snippet of a Education Article written by Read Full Article

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Low-income students face obstacles in managing their online education – Education Article

Luis Gallardo’s favorite place to study was the library at the University of California, Berkeley. He preferred to work at night when it was quiet, and the distractions of the day didn’t pull at his mind. But last week, with the campus closed due to the coronavirus, his refuge and the resources that came with it were suddenly gone. He spent more than one morning at his family’s kitchen table, staring at his laptop, his thoughts frayed. He was looking…

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With universities closed due to coronavirus, students are learning to cope – Education Article

The Hechinger Report is a national nonprofit newsroom that reports on one topic: education. Sign up for our weekly newsletters to get stories like this delivered directly to your inbox. Cameron Pelton studies ballet and choreography at Indiana University, subjects that don’t translate well to virtual instruction. “My grand plan was to spend three years in college,” he says. “But it might turn out to be four.” Photo: Eric Rudd/Indiana University Moving his education online because of the coronavirus presents…

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Universities now face tens of billions in losses for university endowments – Education Article

The Hechinger Report is a national nonprofit newsroom that reports on one topic: education. Sign up for our weekly newsletters to get stories like this delivered directly to your inbox. Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange in the midst of the ongoing downturn. College and university endowments that are heavily invested in stocks face tens of billions of dollars in potential losses. Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images The screens before him pulse with worrisome financial news,…

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How student parents of young kids make it through college – Education Article

The Hechinger Report is a national nonprofit newsroom that reports on one topic: education. Sign up for our weekly newsletters to get stories like this delivered directly to your inbox. Irena Butcher is all smiles after receiving her nursing pin at Borough of Manhattan Community College, with her 3-year-old daughter, Charlie, and partner, Semiv Ali. Charlie has been going to school with her mom while she gets her degree. Photo: Liz Willen/Hechinger Report NEW YORK — Before beginning her studies…

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Keeping the Promise: New Tools for a Better-Than-Ever Aid Experience – Education Article

By: Chief Operating Officer Mark Brown, Federal Student Aid Just a couple months ago, I promised to keep you updated about all the ways Federal Student Aid (FSA) is making your experience with us better. I’m excited to share that today we launched a few incredibly beneficial tools that make it easier than ever to understand the aid you’ve received and navigate your repayment options. You’ll see our first enhancement the moment you log in to our website; now, you’ll…

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