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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[Webinar] Strengthen your Competitive Strategy with Price Intelligence

No one ventures out into the sea without a chart and some intelligence about waypoints on the voyage. Yet many digital enterprises lack the tools and data to set prices that support their brand proposition in competition with agile global competitors and data-driven marketplaces like Amazon. Access Intelligence Node’s webinar to learn about Forrester’s latest research into the disconnection between common pricing policies and the expectations of highly empowered customers in the digital economy. You will learn: Why price intelligence matters now more than ever before. Why so many enterprises set prices…

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HOW TO GET STUDENTS ENGAGING WITH EACH OTHER IN ONLINE OR BLENDED CLASSES

Cultivating an engaging environment can be a challenge when teaching online. Having the interaction occur among students, instead of solely with the professor, can be even more difficult. Make it Easy for Students to Interact It can be a delicate balance to try to not overwhelm students by the quantity of educational technology we use in a class, while still keeping things interesting through the element of surprise. The easier a tool is to use, the more likely students will feel comfortable engaging with each other. As an example of…

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Bengal varsities mull halting exchange program with institutes in coronavirus-hit countries

KOLKATA: Several state-run universities in West Bengal are mulling to halt exchange of guest lecturers and researchers with institutes in novel coronavirus-affected countries while others are urging foreign students from such nations to wear masks as a preventive measure. Authorities of major universities in the state said they are implementing the set of guidelines issued by the Union Health Ministry and are holding deliberations to take other preventive measures besides asking students to frequently wash their hands. “We are alive to the situation, have passed on the Health Ministry guidelines…

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Army Recruitment Rally: 50 candidates caught with fake documents in West Bengal

Army Recruitment Rally: 50 candidates caught with fake documents in West Bengal As many as 50 candidates have been caught for producing fake documents at an army recruitment rally at Barrackpore in West Bengal, a government release said on Thursday. The forged documents, including Aadhar cards, educational and birth certificates, address proofs were submitted by candidates from Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, it said. Army Recruitment Rally 2019: The notification was issued for the post of soldiers in the categories of technical, nursing assistant, veterinary, general duty, clerk, storekeeper and tradesman.…

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My association with Sheila Dikshit was longer than my career: Sonia Gandhi

NEW DELHI: Congress leader Sonia Gandhi on Saturday remembered former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit as one who stood by her side in her “darkest years” and guided her “like an elder sister”. She praised her contribution at the helm of Delhi, describing Dikshit as the “best and most effective” CM the capital has had. Delivering the ‘Sheila Dikshit Memorial Speech’ at the Shankar Lal Auditorium, in Modern School, Gandhi said: “Rarely does history bring together compassion, statesmanship, efficiency and stamina in one person. Sheilaji was one such example in recent…

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Railway Recruitment 2019: More Vacancy With Direct Interview For Govt Job Aspirants

The North East Frontier Railway has invited applications from interested and eligible candidates for the positions of Teacher. Candidates can Walk-In for the positions on the mentioned date given below. Walk in Interview Date: June 20, 2019 and June 21, 2019 Railway Recruitment 2019 Vacancy Detail Trained Graduate Teachers – 10 Posts Post Graduate Teachers – 03 Posts Primary Teachers – 09 Posts Educational Qualification Candidate must possess Diploma/ B.Ed/ Graduation/ B.P.Ed/ Post Graduate/ Senior Secondary from a recognized board or university. Those who have passed in TET exam will…

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Tips to find fulfilment in your career: Set goals, take an online course, connect with new people

What do Madonna and Binny Bansal have in common? They both promote the art of reinventing yourself. In a recent interview, the former CEO of Flipkart said that before co-founding the e-commerce website, he was not satisfied with his job and so he decided to find his own purpose. While not everyone can quit and chase their dreams, you can update and reinvent your career to help you find fulfilment. Read these tips to get you started. Both Binny Bansal and Madonna promote the art of reinventing yourself. Change it up While it may be obvious,…

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UGC allows all higher edu institutes to offer online courses: Is this a good move when classroom education is still filled with problems?

The UGC decision allowing higher education institutes to offer online courses could have many pros and cons. Check out the most common questions about the decision. The University Grants Commission (UGC) released a circular on January 4 inviting online applications from all from all eligible Higher Educational Institutions (HEls) to grant courses/programmes in online mode from 2019-20 academic session. This move takes forward the decision taken last year to open up HEIs to online courses to enhance access to higher education in India. But when even regular education mode with classroom teaching is…

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Should schools fill key roles with volunteers?

The cake sale, a tradition for generations – but now some cash-strapped schools are asking much more. Photograph: Alamy News that an academy trust founded by the Conservative peer Lord James O’Shaughnessy is advertising for unpaid volunteers to fill key roles in its two primary schools was met with disbelief and dismay by teachers earlier this month. The Floreat Education Academies Trust is looking for full-time and part-time volunteers to fill the jobs of finance assistant, office administrator and personal assistant to the chief executive, Janet Hilary, who was paid £128,768 in…

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