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#Education & Academics

China: Government Threats to Academic Freedom Abroad
Two described academics participating in hiring panels in which the candidates were questioned during job interviews about their views on Confucius Institutes, which are effectively international outposts of China’s Ministry of Education that offer ...
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Phasing out remedial college education could help more Colorado students earn their degrees
The approach, known as co-requisite education or supplemental academic instruction, has already shown promise in Colorado’s community colleges and at Metro State University. Supporters believe it will open up college to thousands of students who gave up ...
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Trump, Devos Propose Cap on Student Loans, Ushering in a New Era of Academic Inequality for Working-Class Families
But the fact remains that in order to quell academic inequity, an ill-conceived cap on student loans ain’t it. “What Trump and Devos are doing with education is just unwinding the little bit of good that Obama did at the end of his term,” Abrams said.
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Goretti to move academics to campus that Purdue University Global is selling
He said the current academic building might be torn down and a soccer and ... Sellinger, the Archdiocese of Baltimore’s chancellor of education, said the move will allow for classrooms twice as large as current spaces while keeping similar class sizes.
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Orleans Parish School Board favors shifting $10M a year from school facilities to academics
Lewis' proposal would redirect about half of the revenue from the sales tax and use it for academics instead ... and provide more rehabilitation in juvenile justice education settings. The agenda also calls for more state funding for mental health care ...
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Brexit chaos is ‘killing’ education system, warn academics and teachers
They warn that leaving the EU will make “schools poorer” on the back of hardline austerity cuts, while thousands of EU university staff have already quit. The letter has been organised by the Best for Britain campaign, which is seeking to keep the ...
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Transfer students find academic, spiritual opportunities at BYU
a BYU education is about more than accomplishments and grade point averages. “I’m very open and honest about my academic success because people need to be aware that not everyone is making ...
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The haves and have nots of education | Charlotte Observer
Eight of the students are in special education classes. Two more boys are learning English. All of the students struggle with their academic classes and find reading and writing difficult. So that’s what we do. Every day. Nine weeks into the semester ...
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GESF: What to watch at the 'Davos of education'
Up to 3,000 delegates are expected for this year’s conference, now in its seventh year, including education ministers, donors, civil society groups, academics, and ed tech entrepreneurs, to discuss how to improve global learning outcomes ...
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Hungarians protest against PM Orban's academic overhaul
which scientists say is the latest threat to academic independence. Prime Minister Viktor Orban, who took power in 2010, has tightened controls over Hungarian public life, including the courts, the media and the economy, as well as education and now ...
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