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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.
UK: Universities warn of going bust without emergency funds
Universities across the UK are calling for emergency funding of at least £2bn, warning some institutions will go bust without it.
UK schools will not reopen straight after Easter, officials say
No 10 and Welsh government insist it will only happen when scientific advice says it is safe
Drive-through funerals in the epicenter of Spain's coronavirus pandemic
Every 15 minutes or so, a hearse pulls up in front of the crematorium in Madrid. A priest greets family members, delivers blessings, and douses the casket with holy water. There's no eulogy, and there's hardly even time for a goodbye.
New York City bans Zoom in schools citing security concerns
As schools lie empty, students still have to learn. But officials in New York City say schools are not permitted to use Zoom for remote teaching, citing security concerns with the video conferencing service.
BBC offers biggest education push 'in its history'
The BBC will offer daily programmes to help parents and children with schoolwork at home during the lockdown.
SITUATION IN NUMBERS
Total (new) cases in last 24 hours. Globally 823 626 confirmed (72 736) 40 598 deaths (4193)
After just half a day of home-schooling, I am officially in awe of all teachers
While the world outside panicked over coronavirus, I was to be the calm, efficient teacher to my child. It didn’t last long
Chinese students hit by study disruptions as a result of outbreak
After seminars, lectures and career counseling moved online, Xia Xue, a Chinese student at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, said she felt like she was "losing millions of dollars".
UK schools to be closed indefinitely and exams cancelled
Schools will remain open only for key workers’ children and ‘the most vulnerable’
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