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Education #15

  • Native American students
  • Free-speech inquiries
  • Let’s have class outside
  • Facing COVID regulations
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Arizona Republic

The Federal Government Promised Native American Students Computers and Internet. Many Are Still Waiting.

Native American students in BIE operated schools were forced to start the school year without adequate technology, sometimes sharing a single computer among siblings, because the agency disbursed funding late and failed to purchase equipment in time.

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Chronicle of Higher Education

3 Universities Face U.S. Inquiries Into Free-Speech Controversies

Tensions were rising at Binghamton University last November as a crowd of protesters surrounded a table where students displayed images of guns and proclaimed their right to carry them. As the shouting escalated, the university police escorted the conservative students away but didn’t arrest any protesters — a decision that would prompt complaints of bias and a lawsuit from campus Republicans.

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Irish Times

Leaving Cert: 6,500 students awarded lower grade due to code errors

The Department of Education has found two errors in the Leaving Certificate calculated grades system, Taoiseach Micheál Martin said

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Knox News

Education gives disadvantaged students hope, the skills for success | Opinion

William Lyons worked as a professor of political science at the University of Tennessee and served for more than 16 years in a number of policy-related roles for Knoxville Mayors Bill Haslam, Daniel Brown, Madeline Rogero and Indya Kincannon.

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Ed Surge

What If Schools Viewed Outdoor Learning as ‘Plan A’? – EdSurge News

Over the summer, photos began to circulate of children, bundled in warm coats, mittens and thick hats, reading books at their desks, outside, in the New York City winter. And eating lunch at their desks, outside, in the New England winter. And in the Chicago one, too.

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Daily Nation (Kenya)

Kenya: Covid-19 – Rwanda Plans Phased Reopening of All Schools

Rwanda is planning a gradual nationwide reopening of schools over the next few months as it emerges from effects of the Covid-19 pandemic that has disrupted economic activities since mid March.

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IP Watchdog

Now Is the Time to Reimagine University IP Education

Higher education is undergoing a seismic transformation as a result of a once-in-a-century pandemic. Administrators and faculty worldwide are quickly overhauling how they provide instruction to students while trying to keep them on the path to graduation. With change in the academic space already underway, now is the time for colleges and universities to reinvent their innovation ecosystems and implement the intellectual property (IP) education methods and policies that students need to thrive in our knowledge economy.

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Rice Thresher

‘What am I actually going to do with my life?’: Rice’s class of 2020 navigates post-college life amid pandemic

When Dean of Undergraduates Bridget Gorman first emailed the undergraduate student body back in March to announce that classes would be shifting to a remote learning format due to the unfolding pandemic, she took extra care to address the class of 2020.

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Can You Use A 529 Plan For K-12 Home Schooling?

Thanks to changes enacted in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which was signed into law in December 2017, families are able to use funds in an eligible 529 college savings plan for more than college tuition and related expenses. Based on this law, each family can also use up to $10,000 in 529 funds for private K-12 tuition without any federal taxes or penalties.

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Concord Monitor

Parents say strict COVID regulations are at odds with their students’ needs

When Sarah LeBoeuf of Concord learned what her youngest son’s schedule would look like this fall, she knew immediately it wasn’t going to work.

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