Category Archives: Education

15Aug/20

CIEE Bolsters Revenue of American Universities by Supporting Their International Students Unable to Travel to the U.S. This Fall

As U.S. colleges and universities face unprecedented enrollment and financial challenges due to COVID-19, The Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE) is using its global network of study abroad locations in 20 countries to help schools retain international students unable to travel to the United States this academic year. During the fall 2020 semester, several U.S. colleges will support their international students by delivering in-person classes at CIEE sites in Shanghai, Seoul, and Berlin. Read more

Secondary Education in Africa: Preparing Youth for the Future of Work

LONDON, Aug. 3, 2020 /Mastercard Foundation/– In its quest to add value to the human development of Africans, Mastercard Foundation embarked on extensive research projects that have been aggregated into one super report entitled, “Secondary Education in Africa: Preparing Youth for the Future of Work”.
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26May/20

Learning in the Age of COVID-19: How to Help Kids with Distance Learning

Many families have struggled to help their children adjust to distance learning since schools closed in March due to COVID-19. In a recent blog post from Stanford Children’s Health, experts offer ideas and advice for parents and families, including for children with special needs. Read more

15May/20

COVID-19 Research Credits and Public Datasets

We’re living in a time of unprecedented changes and challenges—not only for our teams, colleagues, and customers, but for the world at large. The impact of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has created many new difficulties, and Google is committed to helping faculty and researchers find solutions. If you’re interested in contributing to COVID-19 research, we invite you to explore these new resources from Google Cloud.
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12May/20

Cloud Computing, Cybersecurity and Programming Feature as ICT Training Trends During Lockdown

Technologies related to Cloud Computing, cyber security and website programming, together with artificial intelligence and Big Data, are the focus of training trends in ICT skills for professionals during the lockdown caused by COVID-19. Read more

09Nov/17

Threats of drug gang violence force Mexican schools to close

CHILAPA, GUERRERO, MEXICO (NOVEMBER 07, 2017) (REUTERS) – Threats by organised criminals against teachers and students have forced around 300 schools to remain closed for 48 days, in some areas of Mexico’s Guerrero state, one of the country’s states that is most plagued by drug-violence, the government has said. Continue reading

29Sep/17

Slurs prompt U.S. Air Force Academy head to call for racial tolerance

COLORADO SPRINGS, COLORADO, UNITED STATES (SEPTEMBER 28, 2017) (U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY) – Racial slurs were written in the dormitory of the U.S. Air Force Academy Preparatory School in Colorado Springs, Colorado, this week, prompting the head of the institution to tell students, faculty and staff that bigotry would not be tolerated.
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28Sep/17

Chinese university students’ spiralling, sometimes deadly debts

Tales of indebted students being driven to suicide have become commonplace in China in recent years, sparking public outrage. Samantha Vadas reports. Continue reading

01Sep/17

Rwanda’s tech entrepreneurs use technology to tackle reproductive health challenges amongst youth

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) develops an innovation accelerator programme that is supporting young entrepreneurs in addressing reproductive health challenges in Rwanda. ‘Tantine’- an app developed by twins Sylvie and Sylvain Uhirwa – both medical students at the University of Rwanda. The app opens up a channel of communication on sexual and reproductive health issues to Burundian refugees living in Mahama Refugee Camp in the south of the country.
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13Aug/17

Google case shows the importance of diversity – business professor

The male Google engineer fired for circulating a memo decrying the company’s diversity hiring program became the center of a heated debate on diversity. Fred Katayama reports. Continue reading