EDUCATION

EDUCATION

Concordia College Bronxville Campus Set To Shut Down

According to reports, Concordia College is set to close its Bronxville campus at the beginning of fall this year. The four-year liberal arts college in Bronxville, New York is sponsored by the Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod and is a member of the Concordia University System. Concordia’s students reportedly come from 23 states and more than 37 countries worldwide. The student-to-professor ratio is […]

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COVID-related School Closures Could Push Millions Of Children Into Learning Poverty

According to two recent World Bank reports, COVID-related school closures risk pushing an additional 72 million primary school-aged children into learning poverty. The report noted that children will be unable to read and understand a simple text by age 10. The report outlines a new vision for learning and the investments and policies, including on education technology, that countries can implement […]

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Security Fix?

In The Gleaner, I read that a teacher who pointed a gun at a student and “swung a machete” at a security guard appealed his dismissal and won reinstatement. The points of contention were one; the punishment of job separation was excessive; two, there was no protocol in place to guide the deliberations; and three, the Vice Principal’s haste to […]

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‘Time’ Names Gitanjali Rao Kid Of The Year

Time magazine named 15-year-old Gitanjali Rao, a Colorado teenager who invented a mobile device to test for lead in drinking water, among other inventions as Time’s Kid of the Year for 2020. The magazine announced the award recently, citing Rao’s ability to apply scientific ideas to real-world problems — and her desire to motivate other kids to take up their […]

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The Effects Of COVID-19 Pandemic On Education

The COVID-19, a contagious disease, has spread quickly throughout the world.  On March 12, 2020, the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a global pandemic. There have been tremendous health, economical, social, and fiscal shocks to countries and to their citizens. To slow the spread of the disease, most countries have been under restrictions with person-to-person contact, gathering of people, and […]

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COVID-19 A Big Set Back To Learning Globally

The coronavirus pandemic has taken an enormous toll on the learning process among primary school-aged children. According to World Bank reports, the forced school closures have resulted in over 72 million primary school-aged children, including those from the Caribbean, into learning poverty. This new scenario means that children will not be able to read and understand an uncomplicated text by […]

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UWI Team Tops International Debate Competition

A two-member team from The University of the West Indies (UWI) Mona Campus — second-year law student Kymari Young, and second-year economics and statistics student Sebastian Lawrence —has walked away with the top prize in the recently completed novice final of the Huber Debate Invitationals. The annual tournament, which was hosted virtually by the United States-based University of Vermont in […]

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Cuba Recloses Schools

According to press reports, authorities in Cuba have been forced to halt schools’ reopening in the island’s central province due to a small COVID-19 disease outbreak. The report noted that Ciego de Avila school’s director Bárbara Rodríguez said 75 of the province’s 90 schools would return to televised teaching because of the outbreak. Schools had begun to open at the […]

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South Africa Puts School Under Lock Down Following COVID-19 Rise

South Africa has been forced to close its public schools again for a month from Monday following the recent surge of the novel coronavirus in the country, said President Cyril Ramaphosa. The country has witnessed 408,052 people infected by the disease, the fifth highest in the world, and the death of more than 6,000 people. Rising infections have caused concern […]

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Chinese Students Get Caught In Trump’s Crosshairs

The Trump administration is seriously contemplating canceling the visas of some Chinese graduate students and researchers. This new move comes against the background of the vexed issue of the COVID-19 pandemic, which Washington has blamed primarily on China. In past remarks, President Trump has accused China of hiding the outbreak first detected in Wuhan City. “This is really the worst […]