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Harvard and Yale under US investigation over foreign funding, including gifts from China
Yale may not have disclosed at least US$375 million in contributions, while Harvard may lack appropriate controls to track money it receives. Authorities have requested records of gifts from foreign sources, including Huawei and ZTE, as ...
Bill and Melinda Gates have spent billions trying to fix U.S. public education but say it's not having the impact they want
Over the past 20 years, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has spent $53.8 billion on issues ranging from public health to economic development. Some 16% of these funds have been spent on the foundation’s U.S. programs, which focus on...
Microsoft, Twitter and Walmart want to help you get a job in tech - without racking up student loans
Firms like Ford, LinkedIn, Microsoft, Sony Electronics, Sprint, Toyota, Twitter, Visa and Walmart are exploring, and in some cases implementing, apprenticeship programs for careers in technology.
Google launches online coding course to train workers for tech jobs
The news comes as Silicon Valley faces scrutiny over the implications of the tech industry on the American workforce.
Neglected children end up with 'smaller brains'
An early life full of neglect, deprivation and adversity leads to people growing up with smaller brains, a study suggests.
How fake accounts pushing inflammatory content went viral - with the help of YouTube's algorithms
YouTube channels posing as American news outlets racked up millions of views on false and inflammatory videos over several months this year, all with the help of YouTube's recommendation engine.
Six things almost every parent does that set kids up for financial misery
Parents may hate talking to their kids about money but that could be setting them up for future failure.
A Professor Won't Be Fired For His "Abhorrent" Sexist, Racist, And Anti-Gay Tweets
“We cannot, nor would we, fire Professor Rasmusen for his posts as a private citizen, as vile and stupid as they are, because the First Amendment of the United States Constitution forbids us to do so."
Tim Cook to serve as chairman at Chinese business school amid Hong Kong outcry
Apple CEO Tim Cook has been appointed chairman of the advisory board for Tsinghua University’s economics school in Beijing, according to local news reports and a Chinese-language meeting summary noted by Apple Insider.
Why we say “OK”
How a cheesy joke from the 1830s became the most widely spoken word in the world.
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Middle School Teacher Calls President Trump ‘Idiot’ In Quiz
A teacher in Florida referred to President Trump as an “idiot” in a quiz she administered to middle school students at Watson B. Duncan Middle School in Palm Beach Gardens. A student’s father, Cameron Cary, reported the incident in a twe...
Youth arrests rising
Briefing the media on the arrest figures, Mr Tse said that since September 1, Police have arrested 550 people, of which 207 are secondary school or university students.
Controversy over HK’s liberal studies textbooks
Authorities said there were concerns that radical teachers and biased teaching materials would adversely affect students and spread hate and prejudice. Teacher Tin Fong-chak worried the “consultation service” was another way to scrutini...
Nearly 90 percent of schools did not have students on strike
A survey conducted by the Hong Kong Federation of Educators found that nearly 90 percent of schools did not have students on strike. Most schools started the new school year in an orderly manner.
Two HK teachers condemned for hate speech
The Education Bureau has sent letters condemning the behavior of two teachers – for allegedly spreading hate speech about police on their social media accounts.
Teachers who encourage bullying police children ‘will be punished’
Secretary for Education Kevin Yeung promises only a stern punishment for teachers who encourage bullying of Hong Kong police officers’ children, instead of revoking their teaching license and sending them to few years in jail for child-a...
Retired Chinese teacher, 92, offers free English lessons for 19 years
Ye Lianping, 92, has volunteered to help local children learn English for 19 years in Wujiang Town, east China's Anhui Province. Over the past two decades, more than 1,000 children have benefited from Ye's tutoring. The man is described ...
Cash Cows: Australian universities making billions out of international students
Four Corners investigates how Australia's higher education system is being undermined by a growing reliance on foreign fee-paying students. International students are worth $34 billion to the Australian economy, with China, India and Nep...
Teachers ‘forced special needs child to make a list of his faults’
A 10-year-old boy with special needs who complained of bullying was forced by staff to listen to classmates listing the reasons they didn’t like him – and had to write these on a hand-drawn poster that was then stuck on his classroom wall.
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