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Covid-19: how tech will transform your kids' education
The pandemic not only disrupted education—it also thrust technology onto a sector which historically has been slow to adopt it. Will classrooms ever be the same again?
Language-learning company Duolingo closes up 36% in Nasdaq debut, valuing company at nearly $5 billion
While China outlaw all online learning websites, Language-learning company Duolingo made its market debut Wednesday on the Nasdaq and is now trading under the ticker symbol “DUOL.”
Education Tech: China Bans For-Profit Investment in Tutoring Firms
China said companies that offer tutoring on the school curriculum cannot go public or raise capital, imposing a new set of constraints in $100 billion education tech industry.
Duke University’s Early Investment in Coinbase Is Now Likely Worth $500M
Duke’s direct exposure to Coinbase in one of its early investment rounds has probably increased 100x, two people familiar with the matter said.
Indians, Chinese Account For 47% Of International Students In US: Report
According to SEVIS, there were 382,561 students from China, followed by 207,460 students from India. China and India were followed by South Korea (68,217), Saudi Arabia (38,039), Canada (35,508) and Brazil (34,892), the report said.
Inside Google's $240 Plan to Disrupt the College Degree
This morning, Google is announcing the next steps in its plan to disrupt the world of education, including the launch of new certificate programs that are designed to help people bridge any skills gap and get qualifications in high-payin...
High School Wasn’t Supposed to Be Like This
Freshman year was going to mean sleepovers, new friends, and independence. The coronavirus changed all that.
Covid-19 has persuaded some parents that home-schooling is better
Some plan to carry on even after the pandemic
Top US Health Body Says Schools Can Re-Open, Issues Covid Guidelines
The strategy emphasizes universal masking, handwashing, and disinfection, as well as contact tracing, but spent relatively little time on the subject of ventilation, despite this being the virus' main transmission route.
Should Schools Reopen If Teachers Aren't Yet Vaccinated? CDC Will Soon Weigh In
President Biden wants schools to reopen quickly. But there are questions about whether teachers should first be vaccinated. The CDC will provide more guidance next week.
Yale's most popular class ever was adapted into a free online course that teaches you how to be happier
Yale's The Science of Well-Being (free through Coursera) uses positive psychology to teach you how to improve your mood and deal with stress.
BBC to put lessons on TV during lockdown
BBC TV is to help children keep up with their studies during the latest lockdown by broadcasting lessons on BBC Two and CBBC, as well as online.
Hong Kong Extends School Closures Until Lunar New Year
Hong Kong pushed back the re-opening of classrooms for more than a month as part of government measures to stamp out the spread of the coronavirus.
US Professors Concerned Over Using Zoom to Teach on China; But Why?
Popular video conferencing platform Zoom has been receiving backlashes for complying with Chinese government's demands
Teachers’ sexual misconduct in Japan persists despite effort to end problem
Experts say social media makes it easier for students and teachers to communicate, but that the #MeToo campaign has made it harder for the authorities to dismiss complaints.
Hong Kong parents who went to Britain to see their kids stuck in limbo
Families now stuck in Britain are casting about for options for returning home, but to no avail.
Hong Kong Education Bureau finds ‘inadequacies’ in development of history exams
The Education Bureau concluded there were lapses in the quality assurance measures for the exams, with one unnamed staff member blamed.
Hong Kong's new rules have created confusion in the classroom. Some parents are pulling their children out
Sarah is preparing to emigrate from Hong Kong, her birthplace and home, to the United Kingdom because she is concerned about her 8-year-old son's education.
Navigating Hybrid Education – Lessons from Hong Kong Educators
This year, educators around the world have been testes and challenged like never before. In adapting to one of biggest shocks in the history of education, schools and universities have been forced to a sudden shift to out-of-school, remo...
Tycoon Jie Zhao and Harvard coach charged in US$1.5 million bribery scheme
The businessman allegedly bought Brand’s home for nearly double its assessed value in exchange for help getting his sons into the Ivy League university. Prosecutors say Zhao also paid for the coach’s car and made college tuition paym...
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