As Bad Information Spreads, Florida Schools Seek To Teach ‘Digital Literacy

At Countryside High School in Clearwater, Fla., 16-year-old Sage Waite is already taking a class in cybersecurity, and she’d welcome one that’s in the works on cyber disinformation. “For the longest time, I didn’t actually know what disinformation was,” said Waite, who’s in the 11th grade. “There was always the idea that things could be… Continue reading As Bad Information Spreads, Florida Schools Seek To Teach ‘Digital Literacy

Education Dept. Restores Debt Cancellation For Some Borrowers With Disabilities

Drew Lehman in his Lansdale, PA home. (Natalie Piserchio for NPR)

The U.S. Department of Education says it will erase the federal student loan debts of tens of thousands of borrowers who can no longer work because they have significant disabilities. It’s a small but important step toward improving a shambolic, bureaucratic process for hundreds of thousands of vulnerable borrowers who are legally entitled to debt… Continue reading Education Dept. Restores Debt Cancellation For Some Borrowers With Disabilities

FG can’t secure every house. Everybody needs to be vigilant – Minister of State for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba speaks on recent abduction of school children

The Minister of State for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, has said that the Federal government cannot secure every house and that everybody in Nigeria needs to be vigilant. The Minister said this while reacting to the recent trend of the abduction of students by bandits in some parts of the country. Nwajiuba who spoke with Punch,… Continue reading FG can’t secure every house. Everybody needs to be vigilant – Minister of State for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba speaks on recent abduction of school children

Village Teacher Wins $1 Million Prize For World’s Most ‘Exceptional’ Educator

In 2010, Indian teacher Ranjitsinh Disale heard that one of his teenage female students was going to marry a man in his 30s. “I directly went to the girl’s house and told her father, you cannot do this,” says Disale, 32, who currently teaches third and fourth graders at a government school in Paritewadi, a… Continue reading Village Teacher Wins $1 Million Prize For World’s Most ‘Exceptional’ Educator

Education Pick Miguel Cardona On Biden’s Promise To Reopen Schools

Dr. Miguel Cardona, US President-Elect Joe Biden's nominee for Education Secretary, speaks during an event announcing his nomination at The Queen in Wilmington, Delaware, on December 23, 2020. (Photo by Nicholas Kamm / AFP) (Photo by NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP via Getty Images)

With many U.S. schools still shuttered or operating on a limited basis, and millions of children learning remotely (or trying to), the stakes are high for Miguel Cardona. He is President Biden’s pick to run the U.S. Department of Education, and if confirmed, he’ll be charged with making good on Biden’s promise to re-open most… Continue reading Education Pick Miguel Cardona On Biden’s Promise To Reopen Schools

Where Is It Safe To Reopen Schools? New Research Offers Answers

FALL RIVER, MA - NOVEMBER 23: A student raises her hand with an answer for a math question inside a first grade class at Mary L. Fonseca Elementary School in Fall River, MA on Nov. 23, 2020. Fall River schools were in-person for several months before going full remote in December due to increasing rates of coronavirus infections. (Photo by Jessica Rinaldi/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)

Since the beginning of this pandemic, experts and educators have feared that open schools would spread the coronavirus further, which is why so many classrooms remain closed. But a new, nationwide study suggests reopening schools may be safer than previously thought, at least in communities where the virus is not already spreading out of control. The study… Continue reading Where Is It Safe To Reopen Schools? New Research Offers Answers

DeVos Resigns As Education Secretary, Says, ‘Impressionable Children Are Watching’

FILE - In this Oct. 15, 2020, file photo, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos speaks at the Phoenix International Academy in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)

U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos sent a letter to President Trump on Thursday announcing her resignation. She is the latest administration official to quit in protest of Wednesday’s violence at the U.S. Capitol. The news was first reported by The Wall Street Journal. For four years, DeVos has been one of Trump’s steadiest allies in a… Continue reading DeVos Resigns As Education Secretary, Says, ‘Impressionable Children Are Watching’

ASUU strike: Nigerians dig up old tweet from Bashir Ahmad stating that President Buhari’s second term will be all about education

Nigerians on Twitter are currently tackling the personal assistant to President Buhari on New Media, Bashir Ahmad, after they dug up an old tweet from him stating that the second term of President Buhari will be all about Education. Shortly after President Buhari was sworn-in for a second term on May 29, 2019, Bashir on… Continue reading ASUU strike: Nigerians dig up old tweet from Bashir Ahmad stating that President Buhari’s second term will be all about education

AOC Want REAL Police, Education Reform?!? HERE ARE THE KEYS TO THE CASTLE!!!

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is offering a road map to those looking for meaningful change when it comes to real police and education reform … and it starts with local elections. We got the Congresswoman on Capitol Hill, and she was clear — there is only so much that can be done at the federal level.… Continue reading AOC Want REAL Police, Education Reform?!? HERE ARE THE KEYS TO THE CASTLE!!!

Schools may ditch social distancing in September, reports say

Children will be able to return to school in September without having to stay one or two metres apart, according to The Daily Telegraph. The government is reportedly planning to place large groups of pupils in “bubbles” to ensure full attendance for the new academic year. Schools will instead have to focus on strict hygiene… Continue reading Schools may ditch social distancing in September, reports say