Month: May 2020

Suffolk Rally Planned Against Cuomo’s ‘Re-imagine Education’

EAST SETAUKET, NY — Teachers, parents and politicians are set to rally against Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s “Re-imagining Education Initiative” Saturday afternoon in East Setauket. The event is scheduled from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Kohl’s Shopping Center, located at 5000 Nesconset Highway.

The group is advocating to have K to 12 school children safely return to buildings “for the free and appropriate education they are entitled to, in September,” a spokesman said.

Cuomo unveiled a plan to “re-imagine” learning with a focus on virtual learning and technology, saying earlier in May there is a “need” to do so.


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Head of London’s outdoor education chain says open air learning should be used to fully reopen schools safely

A London outdoor teaching expert believes “forest schools” can be a model for fully re-opening English schools safely.

Leanna Barrett opened the capital’s first outdoor primary school, Liberty Woodland School in Worcester Park, last year.

Pupils aged four to 11 spend 95 per cent of the day outside, studying maths and English in the fresh air, even in winter.

Scottish local authorities revealed earlier this month that they are actively looking into outdoor learning as a model for reopening the country’s schools from August.

Students study academic subjects outdoors at the school – picture taken before the Covid-19 lockdown (Liberty

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Is New Oriental Education & Technology Group Inc. (EDU) A Good Stock To Buy?

In this article we will take a look at whether hedge funds think New Oriental Education & Technology Group Inc. (NYSE:EDU) is a good investment right now. We check hedge fund and billionaire investor sentiment before delving into hours of research. Hedge funds spend millions of dollars on Ivy League graduates, unconventional data sources, expert networks, and get tips from investment bankers and industry insiders. Sure they sometimes fail miserably, but their consensus stock picks historically outperformed the market after adjusting for known risk factors.

Is New Oriental Education & Technology Group Inc. (NYSE:EDU) going to take off soon? Investors

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is the government taking the right approach?

English primary schools will follow revised guidance on education about relationships from September 2020. The guidance emphasises teaching about diverse families, and this approach includes recognition of LGBT+ people.

For many schools, this will not be the first time children have been taught about same-sex parents. Since 2011, the charity Stonewall has encouraged schools to include same-sex parents in their discussions of families. Stonewall has provided schools with the Different Families, Same Love teaching materials which recognise children’s diverse families.

But my research shows that this teaching approach, focusing on families, has limitations. It introduces diverse families through the lens

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President Trump overturns an Obama-era student loan rule

Both chambers of Congress had passed a resolution to reverse a proposed policy by U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos that would have changed how defrauded victims of for-profit colleges could seek debt relief.

But on Friday night, two months after the GOP-controlled Senate rejected the proposed policy, Trump vetoed it.

The president had two choices: Either sign the new resolution and affirm that his education secretary made a mistake by attempting to overturn the Obama-era rule or veto the bill and risk a political fight over debt relief in the middle of a pandemic.

The president chose the latter option.

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