COVID pandemic creates rare opportunity for education reform, experts say

Education advocates and experts told state senators on Wednesday that the disruption caused by the COVID-19 crisis presents a unique opportunity to reform aspects of all levels of schooling and encouraged them to act before that moment passes Massachusetts by.

“I think we’re in a very short window of opportunity, about a five-year window of opportunity, to make transformational, high-quality, systematic, sustainable changes in education, and I’m urgent about our following through on that,” Hardin Coleman of the Boston University Wheelock College of Education and Human Development told members of a Senate committee.

The committee, chaired by Pittsfield Sen. Adam

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ProLiteracy Releases Important White Paper

The U.S. adult education field is now focusing more directly on the question of how to respond to the social justice issues adult learners, their families, and their communities are facing. To contribute to this important dialogue, ProLiteracy is publishing A Different Way: Reorienting Adult Education toward Democracy and Social Justice, a white paper written by adult educator Paul Jurmo, Ed.D.

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (PRWEB) April 21, 2021

The U.S. adult education field is now focusing more directly on the question of how to respond to the social justice issues adult learners, their families and their communities are facing.

To contribute

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Sommet Education to double its global footprint With the acquisition of the Invictus Education Group, a leading private education and training operator in South Africa

Lausanne, Switzerland – Sommet Education, the worldwide network of first-class higher education hospitality and culinary arts schools, together with Invictus Education Group, South African leading private education operator, are happy to announce that Sommet Education is acquiring a majority stake in Invictus Education alongside its historical shareholders. With this acquisition, Sommet Education is doubling its worldwide footprint, bringing the number of its campuses worldwide from nine currently to seventeen and student number from 6,000 to 9,000 students. The signing marks the start of a rapid expansion plan in South Africa and further pan-African developments.

Expansion strategy spurs growth

Sommet Education

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3 out of 4 children faced combination of challenges to access online education due to Covid-19: Survey



3 out of 4 children faced combination of challenges to access online education due to Covid-19: Survey


3 out of 4 children faced combination of challenges to access online education due to Covid-19: Survey

The Covid-19 pandemic has disrupted the education sector globally. Classes have been suspended to enforce social distancing, and educational institutions, from schools to universities, have shifted to online methods of teaching and evaluation. Still, there is no certainty about when normalcy will be restored. This has encouraged some sort of permanent tilt, if not a complete shift, to online education.

Online teaching is something many institutions are contemplating, but do most Indians have the bandwidth for online learning? Preliminary data analysis and an

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County education leaders back Gardner’s proposed budget | Budget And Tax

Leaders from the county’s education community, along with public school teachers, voiced support for County Executive Jan Gardner’s (D) proposed fiscal 2022 budget during a public hearing Tuesday.

Frederick County Public Schools Superintendent Terry Alban and Board of Education President Jay Mason were among those who called in to the hearing. Alban said $7 million of the proposed budget would be used to help students recover from emotional, social and educational challenges due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The overall proposed operating budget, which council members still have to act on, is about $717.2 million. Of that, about $365 million—51 percent—is

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