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The Mandarin

University funding crisis threatening to undermine the health sector’s capacity

Rarely has the public health sector’s critical role in protecting community health been clearer than it has been in 2020.

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Editor’s Note:

Like many other countries around the world, Australia is also struggling to keep the funds flowing in the absence of international students. Nicole MacKee writes about the state of affairs in the universities down under from a financial perspective, and the worries about how to effectively train doctors and nurses.

Inside Higher Ed

Two black scholars say UVA denied them tenure after belittling their work

No one is guaranteed tenure. But two black scholars at the University of Virginia who are appealing negative tenure decisions say their processes were significantly flawed, and that the work they were hired to do appears to have counted against them in the end.

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The Conversation

Learning from experience: how our universities can turn the international student crisis into an opportunity

The impact of COVID-19 on New Zealand’s international education sector can hardly be overstated. Almost overnight, the global travel ban thwarted the plans of thousands of international students. Lecture theatres, halls of residence and private accommodations stood empty.

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Brookings Institution

The calm before the storm in local education politics

Since schools shut down in March, educators and parents have been preoccupied with the here and now — getting kids connected, putting lessons online, helping parents and kids cope with unfamiliar ways of learning, and (for parents) finding time to be co-educators while doing their own jobs and keeping households afloat.

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The Nation

How the New York City School System Failed the Test of Covid-19

When Mr. Smith, a teacher at Crotona International High School on the Grace Dodge Campus in the Bronx in New York City, started to feel sick, he thought it might be because he’d been training hard.

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Editor’s Note:

Beyond the impact of coronavirus on the processes of education, it is impacting educators themselves. Here Sarah Jaffe analyzes whether the school system in New York City, particularly hard hit by the virus, has failed to cope up with the crisis in terms of protecting its workers.

Inside Higher Ed

Colleges must change how they view international students (opinion)

To attract more international students in the future, colleges must start seeing them not as revenue generators but as providing an opportunity for intercultural learning, argues Ryan P. Deuel.

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Daily Sabah

Extraordinary semester ends online for students in pandemic-hit Turkey

It has been an unusual school term in Turkey for millions of students whose schools were closed due to the COVID-19 outbreak, and on Friday, the semester ended in a strange fashion as well with report cards being delivered online.

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TIME

Why the $2.2 Trillion-Dollar Bailout Benefited the Rich

When Congress passed the $2.2 trillion dollar Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES) in late March, lawmakers were quick to tout its egalitarian guardrails.

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United News of Bangladesh

Positive policies helping Bangladesh move towards inclusion in education: UNESCO

Bangladesh has taken many positive initiatives towards inclusion in education but needs to do more in removing remaining barriers, says a new global report.

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Editor’s Note:

UNESCO has taken note of Bangladesh’s positive policies in the education sector, while also highlighting the areas of improvement. Akm Moinuddin writes about the findings of a new report and lays down the future path on issues such as equality.

The Guardian

University students who work part-time need support – or they will drop out

Without a coordinated strategy on hardship funds, poorer students risk dropping out of their courses to make ends meet.

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