Merge and reform private universities after Covid-19 – Geoffrey Williams | What you think

SEP 20 – Private higher education institutions (PSIs) have been hit hard by the Covid-19 pandemic with lockdowns affecting current students as well as the enrollment of new students. According to the National Association of Private Educational Institutions (NAPEI), as many as 60 PHEIs closed in the year 2020 alone, the number of students has fallen by 20-50% and international ...

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Original CCI buildings to be put on hold as prison population shrinks | New

The deactivation of the Level I secure facility at California Correctional Institution Tehachapi is expected to be completed by Sept. 24, according to Lt. Eric Barthelmes, chief public information officer. Barthelmes shared the information with participants at the September meeting of the Greater Tehachapi Economic Development Council. At the start of the month, only about 300 inmates remained housed in ...

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5 trends retailers may not see happening until it’s too late

Photo by: zz / KGC-254 / STAR MAX / IPx 2021 3/6/21 General Views of the Amazon Fresh Grocery Store at … [+] Ealing Broadway in London on March 6, 2021. Customers must scan a digital code to enter, simply choose their products and exit. Purchases are then automatically billed to their Amazon account. (London, England, United Kingdom) zz / ...

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students in schools – Students returning to schools amid safety measures

Muscat – More than 700,000 students returned to school on Sunday and 1,204 schools reopened across Oman. On this occasion, HE Dr Madiha bint Ahmed al Shaibaniyah, Minister of Education, congratulated the students, teachers and administrative staff for the new academic year. She said: “This school year has witnessed a renewed movement towards competence and development. The ministry has sought ...

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90 students on the Sonoma Valley Mentoring Alliance waiting list

Workshops for potential new mentors planned for September and October With more than 2,000 students supervised since the start of the program, the Sonoma Valley Mentoring Alliance is celebrating its 25th anniversary. But today, around 90 students are on the association’s waiting list, hoping to be matched with a mentor who will encourage and guide them through their schooling. “We ...

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Want to “upgrade” the UK? Just give places the power and money they need | John harris

For a term that has been around for more than two years, “race to the top” has not been the most catchy of political concepts. Journalists and politicians now tend to see it as an explicit part of the national vocabulary, but in my experience not many people in the real world have any idea what it means. Nor, if ...

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Universities in South Africa back vaccine mandates as institutions reflect on policy directive

A heated debate over whether to make Covid-19 vaccinations mandatory for university staff and students and collages is currently underway as institutions decide whether or not to issue a policy directive as plans are underway to the coming academic year and as a forthcoming fourth wave. The issue of making vaccines mandatory has been a controversial topic, as many companies ...

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A look at changes to Kindergarten to Grade 12 funding and school choice programs in Ohio

Changes to the government’s funding formula are long overdue. The state’s school funding system, which relies heavily on local property taxes, was declared unconstitutional in 1997 in DeRolph v. the state of Ohio. There have been many attempts to create a more equitable funding system over the years. But Wendy Patton, senior project manager at Policy Matters Ohio, thinks they’ve ...

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JOE MATHEWS: Turning prisons into warehouses | Opinion

As California begins to close prisons, what could open in their stead? I glimpsed an answer to this question while driving to Deuel Vocational Institution near Tracy, San Joaquin County. The closure this month of Deuel, the first state prison to close in a generation, opens a window into the peculiar predations of California progress. On my way to this ...

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Less respect for mask use, physical distancing can cause Covid-19 resurgence – Journal

KARACHI: Despite notable successes in controlling the Covid-19 pandemic, several weaknesses remain and there are risks of a rebound with the reopening of the economy and education systems. There is a continued need for strong technical and programmatic oversight, linked to civil society engagement and collaboration with religious scholars to ensure adherence to prevention strategies, including wearing face masks and ...

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