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Opening schools WILL cause a second wave unless testing improves
Scientists said reopening schools in the UK would inevitably result in another crisis that peaks in December. But it could be avoided if test and trace was dramatically ramped up.
New school year to open without classes
Hong Kong extends schools’ face-to-face teaching ban but classes can run online. Schools returning from the summer break in coming weeks can resume classes as long as they are held over the internet. Education minister Kevin Yeung says a...
Is Harvard worth $50,000 if it's only online? That depends on who you ask
Lucy Tu is well acquainted with online classes and virtual events. She finished her senior year of high school online, wrapped up as editor of the school's newspaper over group chats and video calls, competed in a national speech tournam...
Plato called it! Earth is made entirely out of cubes… at least on average
Plato conjectured that the universe was composed of particular geometric shapes and for Earth that was cubes. While that may sound ridiculous, a team of researchers has found that the Ancient Greek philosopher was on to something.
Chinese students turn away from US universities with Britain the big winner
Unfriendly policies, an out-of-control pandemic and social unrest add up to a decline in popularity for overseas study. American institutions still regarded as best in the world but other countries are surging up the charts as preferred ...
Back To School: Teachers Are Ready To Quit Rather Than Put Their Lives At Risk
“Most parents have no idea how bad this is going to be.”
McDonalds worker beaten up in Hong Kong after he asked customer to wear face mask
The Value of My $150,000 MBA Is Now in Question
When I decided a few years ago to spend $150,000 on an MBA while a reporter at Bloomberg, I had an ambitious goal: be the best financial reporter the world has ever seen. This degree, I thought, would help me better understand the workin...
The growing educational apartheid
This week would normally be the time when state and private schools go their separate ways, when privately educated children go off on their holidays while the state school lot carry on for another couple of weeks of term. Except this ti...
A new morning routine for many Singapore children who returned to school
Cambridge lectures to be online-only in 2020-21
There will be no face-to-face lectures in the next academic year due to coronavirus, the university says.
Storytime with President and Mrs. Obama
President and Mrs. Obama joined Chicago Public Library’s “Live from the Library” storytime sessions, to read “The Word Collector” by Peter Reynolds.
Germany is reopening its schools and the world is watching
The country has recorded a high number of cases, but far fewer deaths than Spain, France, Italy or the UK.
UK Universities face £2.5bn tuition fee loss next year
Capping student numbers will not avert financial catastrophe, report warns
Trump to suspend US immigration, citing Coronavirus
President Donald Trump says he will sign an executive order to temporarily suspend all immigration to the US because of the coronavirus.
Secondary students planning protest to stop Hong Kong schools using Zoom app for online teaching
Concerns over data security, hacking spur call for alternative methods of online teaching. ‘Non-cooperation action’ will see students switching off webcams, adding protest slogans.
‘We will emerge stronger and more united’, says Hong Kong school head
Shrewsbury International School Hong Kong has continued online learning in the new term
How to homeschool during the coronavirus crisis
Homeschooling is doable and might even be fun. And it's something all parents are having to think about as schools close during the coronavirus outbreak. Hazel Davis explains how she has taught two children and worked from home for the p...
Universities brace for huge losses as foreign students drop out
Call for a government bailout worth billions to help sector survive the crisis
The people fighting viral fakes from their sofas
Social media companies are struggling to contain a wave of coronavirus misinformation. Into the breach have stepped volunteers who are fighting to stop rumours, bad advice and conspiracy theories from going viral.
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