Saudi Arabia's Princess Nourah University opens admissions for animation, photography degrees

The College of Arts and Design at Princess Nourah bint Abdulrahman University (PNU) announced the introduction of two new programs in animation and photography in the new academic year on Sunday. The decision was made in response to the needs of the Saudi labor market and falls in line with the g


Parents and teachers must work together to protect students from COVID-19

When it comes to safely reopening schools, there's valid cause for concern."We're a bit in uncharted territory, because we haven't had to reopen schools in the context of a pandemic," said Dr. Dan H. Barouch, director of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center's Center for Virology and Vaccine Resear


UK PM says schools must open in September

 British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said reopening schools in September was a social, economic and moral imperative and insisted they would be able to operate safely despite the ongoing threat from the pandemic.His comments follow a study earlier this month which warned that Britain risks a s


Children Walk back to School in Gaza after Five-Month Shutdown

Hundreds of thousands of children walked through the streets of the Gaza Strip on Saturday to return to classes after five months of shutdown - though authorities said they were ready to close schools again if coronavirus cases spike. Pupils mingled freely before heading into playgrounds for roll


Georgia teen suspension: First Amendment experts weigh in

As scores of American children return to classrooms under the shadow of the coronavirus pandemic, free speech experts have bristled at the sight of a public school punishing a student for practicing her right to free speech by sharing a photo of classmates not wearing masks and not social distanci


Final Decision on Upcoming School Year in Saudi Arabia Remains Pending

Will students attend school this year? Or will remote classes become the new norm? This question is being asked by all Saudi families with only three weeks remaining until the start of the new academic year. The education ministry is still assessing the situation in order to adopt the best mechan


Punjab govt school students to get free smartphones

  The Punjab Cabinet on Wednesday paved the way for distribution of 1,73,823 smartphones, by November, to boys and girls of government schools, preparing to take their Class XII Board exams this year through online education amid the Covid pandemic. Distribution of the first batch of 50


5 Teachers on How They’re Feeling About Schools Reopening

We’re nearing September, but what’s usually a season of first-day pictures and back-to-school shopping has been absorbed into the ongoing chaos caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Schools across the country transitioned to distance learning last spring, but now many politicians—Pres


Is it safe to reopen schools during the pandemic?

Is it safe for schools to reopen during the pandemic? It depends on how widespread COVID-19 infections are in the community and the safety measures the school takes. In areas where the virus is poorly controlled, public health experts say in-person education would be too risky. In areas where the


UN: 1 Billion Students Affected by Closures

The United Nations chief said the coronavirus pandemic has led to the largest disruption of education in history, with schools closed in more than 160 countries in mid-July affecting more than 1 billion students. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Tuesday that at least 40 million children wo


Virtual school: Teachers want to improve but training varies

After a rocky transition to distance learning last spring, Georgia teacher Aimee Rodriguez Webb is determined to do better this fall. She bought a dry-erase board and a special camera to display worksheets, and she set up her dining room to broadcast school lessons. “I’m getting myself


Indonesia kindergarten explores new ways to teach over pandemic

As schools struggle to keep pupils engaged during the pandemic, a kindergarten on Indonesia’s Java island is getting pupils back in the classroom using makeshift transparent cubicles and also sending teachers on home visits with social distancing barriers.Permata Hati Kindergarten, a private k


Benny Tai in crunch day at HKU

  The University of Hong Kong governing council is set to decide tomorrow whether Benny Tai Yiu-ting will keep his job as associate professor of law.Tai, 55, was handed a 16-month prison sentence last April after being convicted on two charges of causing a public nuisance relating to Occupy Ce


Colleges win immigration battle but fear for US reputation

Even with a fresh victory on behalf of international students, U.S. universities fear they’re losing a broader fight over the nation’s reputation as a place that embraces and fosters the world’s best scholars. University leaders see it as a steady erosion. They say the Trump admin


Yard work can burn off excess pounds put on during coronavirus lockdowns, new study suggests

  According to new research, homeowners burn a significant amount of calories every year simply by doing yard work and other DIY projects around the house. It turns out, maintaining the lawn and garden might be the perfect way to work off weight put on while stuck at home during t


Can STEM education guarantee job security in the Middle East?

Advances in technology continue to redefine the ways in which we think, work, live and interact with people and our surroundings. As a result, many traditional careers are in decline, which raises important questions for young people in particular. Will the number of jobs that are rendered obsolete


Harvard, MIT seek to halt rule banning international students, including GCC

Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology have asked a federal court to temporarily block a Trump administration rule that would bar foreign students from remaining in the United States if their universities are not holding in-person classes this fall, Harvard’s president sa


'Love and dignity': Inside the UK's special needs schools

London, the United Kingdom - two days when she heard a knock on her front door. Opening it, she was surprised to find a large parcel. "I haven't ordered anything," she told the deliveryman, who stood at a distance with his mask and gloves on. "It's from your son's school," he responded. Inside th





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