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

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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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Annissa Essaibi George releases education and child care plan for Boston mayoral run

Mayoral candidate Annissa Essaibi-George is rolling out a sprawling education and child care plan, as the former Boston Public Schools teacher says she’s the candidate with the “experience and knowledge and track record” to fix a wide range of issues.

The chair of the City Council’s Education Committee — who is also a BPS graduate and BPS parent — told the Herald Monday that closing the achievement gap is a top priority.

“We need a consistent set of curriculum standards across all schools,” Essaibi-George said, adding that approach would help “reduce disparities between schools and ensure every school is providing

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Texas must maintain higher education and K-12 funding to tap billions in federal aid for public schools

Updated at 5:23 p.m. with a statement from the Texas Education Agency.

Texas must keep funding steady for both K-12 public schools and state institutions of higher education to tap billions in federal pandemic aid, new Department of Education guidance clarified Monday.

The state’s top budget writers were hesitant to spend about $18 billion in the federal money as they waited weeks for answers on what was required. The department’s clarification noted that the state must maintain funding levels or seek a waiver.

State leaders have not yet indicated how they will respond. Texas Education Agency officials said they were

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