With Omicron’s rise, Americans brace for returning to school and work

In two short weeks, as the year closed out, the omicron variant drove coronavirus case counts to record levels, upended air travel and left gaping staffing holes at police departments, firehouses and hospitals. And that was at a time many people were off for the holiday season. Now comes Monday, with millions of Americans having traveled back home to start school and work again, and no one is sure of what comes next. Most of the nation’s largest school districts have decided to forge ahead and remain open, at least…

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Stay Home, Stay Safe: How You Can Learn About A School and Its Culture Virtually

Last week, we welcomed an incredible class for our first in-person MBA1 Orientation in two years. It was energizing to see students in real life again. In our most competitive application season on record, the Class of 2023 topped Michigan Ross records for the number of women, underrepresented minorities, countries, GMAT, GRE, and GPA.  One of the questions we have been hearing frequently from prospective students is about our visitor policy. For health, safety, and equity reasons, our recruiting events will be 100% virtual once again. We were able to host more…

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Four Tips For High School Students Considering A MOOCs Online Course

Online courses are an excellent way to take your interest to the next level or explore a new field. Best of all, many courses are free and offered by the world’s top universities and companies. With summer in full swing, high school students can help fill the long, hot summer days with learning. Online classes through Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) like Coursera or edX can help show universities that you are serious and ready to tackle challenging material voluntarily. Both Coursera and edX have thousands of courses to choose from, on a wide…

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2U Partners with the Yale School of Management to Offer Short Online Courses

On Monday, the online program manager 2U announced that it will be partnering with the Yale School of Management to create short online courses intended for mid-career professionals. Courses are currently in development. They are expected to launch in the spring of next year. Online courses are increasingly proving useful for institutions of higher education. Beginning well before the 2012 massive open online course (MOOC) explosion, universities have increasingly offered shorter online alternatives to degree pathways. In their landmark 2014 study on MOOCs, researchers Fiona Hollands and Devayani Tirthali found…

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Army Public School Recruitment 2018: 8,000 PGT, TGT, PRT Posts, Apply Before 24th October 2018

Army Public School Recruitment 2018 application process to fill 8000 PGT, TGT and PRT posts has begun on the official website of Army Public School – aps-csb.in. The Army Welfare Education Society (AWES) is scheduled to organize a Combined Selection Screening Examination across the country on 17th and 18th November 2018, next month, for the selection of approximately 8,000 Post Graduate Teachers (PGT), Trained Graduate Teachers (TGT) and Primary Teachers (PRT) in Army Public Schools. Eligible and interested candidates can follow the instructions below and submit their online applications on…

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Six reasons expat parents should consider distance learning or boarding school

Photo: Le Sallay A new academy is shaking up traditional distance learning with a combined approach that strikes the perfect balance for expat families. Think distance learning and, chances are, you imagine a course designed for adults with lots of heavy books, solitary time and precious little social interaction. But education is changing and children can now avail of a distance learning program with one crucial twist: it combines home study with a learning camp. Le Sallay International Academy is a pioneering school that offers a unique learning experience for children…

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How to Get Student Loans When Returning to School

  If you’re looking to advance your career or increase your earning potential, going back to school for a master’s degree or professional certification can be an important step. However, the cost of returning to school can be expensive. According to education resource Peterson’s, tuition at a public university totals nearly $30,000. A private university could cost you close to $40,000. If you don’t have that much money in the bank, and few people do, you’ll likely have to turn to student loans to cover the bill. How to get student…

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Key education reforms panel may push widening of RTE to nursery, high school

A key panel of India’s apex education reforms body is likely to recommend bringing pre-school and classes nine and 10 within the ambit of the Right to Education (RTE) Act, thereby expanding the range of free education for children across India, members of the panel said on Saturday. Currently, the landmark law applies to children between six and 14 years of age studying in Classes 1 to 8. The sub-committee of the Central Advisory Board of Education (CABE) will meet on January 11 to finalise its recommendation before sending the…

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Ryan School murder case: CBI questions Class 11 student, no evidence against bus conductor

Demonstrators protest outside Ryan International School in Gurgaon as they demand action against the school. File photo: PTI New Delhi: A Class 11 student who allegedly wanted the parent-teacher meeting and exams to be postponed has been apprehended in connection with the killing of a seven-year-old boy in Gurgaon’s Ryan International School, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) said on Wednesday. In a sensational twist to the case, the high school student, who is about 16 years old, was apprehended late last night for allegedly killing his junior inside the school,…

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Will Seek Implementation Of Report On Excess School Fee: Delhi High Court

NEW DELHI: The Delhi High Court today said it will seek implementation of the recommendations of a panel set up by it to look into the excess fees charged by private schools here on the pretext of implementing the 6th Pay Commission. A bench of Justices Siddharth Mridul and Najmi Waziri also said that the schools could not have recovered from the students by way of fees more than what was required to be defrayed to teachers under the 6th Pay Commission (6PC). It made the observations while hearing a…

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