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- Yahoo Life SEA
Ms Banna will now represent Singapore for the December event, the 70th Miss Universe international competition in Eilat, Israel.
- The State
The ranking criteria include teacher salaries and pension, public school enrollment growth, tenure policy, plans for digital learning, teacher turnover and more.
Although the CARES Act was signed into law in March 2020, there's a lesser-known provision regarding student loan debt. Section 2206 of the CARES Act created a temporary tax-free provision for...
- Business Insider
February's student-loan payment restart will run into a 'psychological hurdle' as many borrowers thought their debt would be forgiven, Biden official says
"The stakes are extremely high" for borrowers who have gotten used to not making any payments on student debt, FSA Director Richard Cordray said.
- Business Insider
Childcare centers say staff are leaving them in droves for better wages, including for $15-an-hour roles at Walmart
One childcare center owner told The Washington Post that some of her former staff now work as bank tellers, nannies, and at a trucking company.
In response to the economic hardship created by the coronavirus pandemic, the U.S. government suspended payments and interest on student loans starting in March 2020. Now that vaccine distribution in...
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has approved the resumption of face-to-face classes in areas deemed low risk for COVID-19, with up to 120 schools to join a two-month pilot reopening run, his education minister said on Monday. The Philippines is among 17 countries globally where schools have been closed for the entirety of the pandemic, according to a report https://www.reuters.com/world/unicef-calls-schools-reopen-pandemic-hit-nations-2021-09-16 last week by the United Nations children's agency UNICEF, highlighting what it called "18 months of lost learning". Duterte has held off on reopening schools https://reut.rs/3EBJZbU, sticking to a vow to keep them shut until a vaccine was available, warning that doing otherwise "spells disaster".
- Chicago Tribune
CHICAGO — The so-called devious lick TikTok bathroom challenge that has lured teens nationwide to wreak havoc on school restrooms has arrived in suburban Chicago districts, where officials are warning the latrine marauders that videotaping their friends yanking soap dispensers off the wall is no laughing matter. TikTok has now blocked users from viewing any videos with the “devious lick” ...
- NY Daily News
NYC students who moved, got jobs during pandemic remote learning now face tough choices as in-person classes return
Remote classes weren’t 19-year-old Guerly Lizie’s favorite way to learn, but they allowed the West Brooklyn Community High School student to stay connected during the COVID-19 pandemic even as her life changed dramatically. After Lizie’s mom lost her job early in the pandemic, the teen found full-time work at a home health aide agency so she could chip in, while squeezing in online schoolwork ...
- Idaho Statesman
“His devotion to the students showed when he would greet them in the mornings and make sure to say goodbye to them at the end of their day.”
- The New York Times
When the schools in Marietta, Georgia, opened their doors on Aug. 3, the highly contagious delta variant was sweeping across the South, and children were not being spared. By Aug. 20, 51 students in the city’s small school district had tested positive for the coronavirus. Nearly 1,000 others had been flagged as close contacts and had to quarantine at home for 7-10 days. “That’s a lot of school, especially for children that are recovering from 18 months in a pandemic where they missed a lot of sc
- Yahoo Finance
Student loans: Ending the pandemic payment pause 'is a defining moment,' Federal Student Aid COO says
Student loans have been paused since last March, but as the federal government prepares to restart the payment machinery in a couple of months, it anticipates a "psychological hurdle" to cross when convincing borrowers to repay their debt.
- Los Angeles Times Opinion
As important as it is to require a semester of ethnic studies for high school graduation, it's even more important to get it right.
Taha Ahmed and Rooshan Aziz left their jobs in strategy consulting and investment banking in London earlier this year in order to found a mobile-only education platform startup, Maqsad, in Pakistan, with a goal "to make education more accessible to 100 million Pakistani students." Having grown up in Karachi, childhood friends Ahmed and Aziz are aware of the challenges about the Pakistani education system, which is notably worse for those not living in large urban areas (the nation’s student-teacher ratio is 44:1). Pakistani children are less likely to go to school for each kilometer of distance between school and their home -- with girls being four times affected, Maqsad co-founder Aziz said.
- Business Insider
Student-loan companies chose to shut down rather than face more accountability, says a top Biden official
Federal Student Aid Director Richard Cordray said he plans to hold the remaining student-loan companies to a higher standard.
- USA TODAY
Student was victim to "verbal insults, physical assaults and sexual battery" over the past school year during "Hell Day," a lawsuit alleges.
- Kansas City Star
Five years into the Kansans Can initiative, more students are graduating but math, science and English scores aren’t rising.
- Washington Examiner
More school districts may eventually follow the example of Los Angeles public schools and impose a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for all students ages 12 and older, but it is not likely to happen overnight.
Welcome to Money Diaries where we are tackling the ever-present taboo that is money. We’re asking real people how they spend their hard-earned money during a seven-day period — and we’re tracking every last dollar.Today: an administrative assistant who makes $42,000 per year and spends some of her money this week on a set of Gilmore Girls DVDs. Occupation: Administrative AssistantIndustry: GovernmentAge: 32Location: OklahomaSalary: $42,000Net Worth: $23,000 ($20,000 in Fidelity Retirement accoun
- USA TODAY
COVID-19 is surging, amid some of the starkest evidence yet of the toll climate change will take on the planet and on the lives and learning of kids.