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Education #3

  • International student rules
  • More tests for jobs
  • Pakistan’s digital divide
  • Students want more say
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Inside Higher Ed

Understanding the lawsuits against new Title IX regulations

Four lawsuits have been filed against new Department of Education regulations for how colleges must respond to sexual misconduct on campus. The lawsuits question the merits of the regulations and seek to block their implementation.

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Hechinger Report

More job candidates are being told to prove their skills in job tests

Among the many frustrations ahead for millions of Americans thrown out of work by the pandemic is one that may surprise them: To get a new job, it’s increasingly likely they will have to take a test.

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Editor’s Note:

One of the many goals of education is getting ready for the workforce. Here Jon Marcus covers the rise of a step meant to avoid relying too much on where an applicant got their degree.

Yale Daily News

New DHS rules bring uncertainty for international students

New guidelines released early this week from the Department of Homeland Security suggest that international students who do not take in-person classes this fall could face deportation.

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The Conversation

Sending international students home would sap US influence and hurt the economy

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, made a decision on July 6 regarding international students in the U.S. that will affect far more than just the roughly 870,000 international students themselves.

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The Diplomat

Pakistan’s Great Digital Divide

In a widely shared video posted to social media, more than half a dozen Pakistani police personnel are seen running after a girl and screaming, “Catch her! Catch her!” A female officer grabs the neck of the protester, then her arms, and throws her in a prison van. She was not the only student arrested. On June 24, around a hundred students were subjected to violence, thrown in police vans, and locked up till nightfall in Quetta, the provincial capital of Balochistan, Pakistan’s largest and most impoverished province.

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Editor’s Note:

One of the continuing issues with education in the pandemic era is the lack of internet access and the inequality it perpetuates. Here Shah Meer Baloch and Zafar Musyani cover the situation in Pakistan.


As CARES Act helps some schools, many say it’s just a down payment on what districts need to avoid financial disaster

When Congress passed a coronavirus relief package at the end of March, it offered schools a $13.2 billion lifeline to cope with the many unexpected costs of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Daily Nation (Kenya)

Let government use school break to improve learning conditions

But the biggest challenge of the systems may be how children will be kept safe and occupied in the next six months.

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The Herald (Scotland)

Higher education is a key driver of economic recovery

The Covid-19 pandemic crisis is having an unprecedented impact on the sector, where the lockdown, restrictions on travel, and the socially distanced and virtual ways of working for the foreseeable future may have catastrophic funding implications.

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Stuff NZ

Coronavirus: Uni students want more support services and more say post-Covid

As the coronavirus pandemic spread across the globe, New Zealand went hard and early to flatten the curve – but as we enter the recovery phase, we’re at a critical turning point. As Finance Minister Grant Robinson said: “If your house were to burn down, you probably wouldn’t build it back exactly the same”.

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Editor’s Note:

Many of these articles discuss how to get better outcomes for students, though students themselves also want more of a say in how things are run as dramatic shifts take place. Here Ryan Anderson covers the situation from Auckland.

News 18

In Numbers: Impact of New Immigration Guidelines on Nearly 11 lakh International Students Enrolled In US

Students already in the US who are enrolled in such programs must depart the country or take other measures, such as transferring to a school with in-person instruction to remain in lawful status.

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