Category: Education Center

65% lower-middle-income countries slashed education budgets after Covid-19 outbreak: World Bank



a desk with a chair in a room


Education budgets were cut by 65 percent of low and lower-middle-income countries after the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic while only 33 percent of high and upper-middle-income countries did so, according to a report by the World Bank.

UNESCO”s Global Education Monitoring report compilation

The report, compiled in collaboration with UNESCO”s Global Education Monitoring (GEM) Report, said the current levels of government spending in low and lower-middle-income countries fall short of those required to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

“In order to understand the short-term impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on education budgets, information was collected for a sample

Read more

Education Services Specialist job with USAJobs

Duties

Summary

About the Position: 99th Readiness Division, Program and Services Branch, Program and Services Division, HRO, Fort Belvoir, VA.
Learn more about this agency

Responsibilities

  • Ensure all soldiers are knowledgeable of and fully utilize available educational and incentive programs.
  • Establish liaison with colleges, universities and vocational-technical schools to facilitate the acceptance of military training for academic credits.
  • Give periodic group counseling to explain the scope of education programs, benefits, financial aid programs, tuition assistance, VA benefits and eligibility requirements.
  • Provide management and administration of the Army Continuing Education System (ACES) AR 621-5.
  • Prepare and conduct educational briefings for groups
Read more

Education Department requiring standardized testing, giving schools pandemic flexibility

The Education Department on Monday announced that standardized testing must occur this year, though it will allow states to delay testing or apply for certain exemptions. 

In a letter to chief state education officers, acting Assistant Education Secretary Ian Rosenblum wrote that testing is essential to measure the effects the pandemic has had on students’ progress. 

President BidenJoe BidenHoyer: House will vote on COVID-19 relief bill Friday Pence huddles with senior members of Republican Study Committee Powell pushes back on GOP inflation fears MORE’s first priority is to safely re-open schools and get students back in classrooms,

Read more

Maszlee Malik moots education task force to ensure holistic approach amid pandemic

Reuters Videos

Libyan minister escapes ‘assassination attempt’

A brazen gun attack in the Libyan capital Tripoli was well planned says the country’s Interior Minister.Fathi Bashagha told Reuters that the gunmen were trying to kill him.He escaped the alleged assassination attempt on his motorcade on Sunday (February 21) and explains what happened.”When we arrived in Janzour, a bullet-proof car approached us, a Toyota, known as a type 27 in Libya, it had an opening for gunfire. It started approaching the convoy, and it started shooting. My guard, who was very well trained, tried to push the car away and protect the

Read more

Proposed bill would require heat-related illness training for high school coaches

Sweltering practices under hot, hazy and humid conditions might be more than four months away, but they are very much on the minds of state legislators this session.

While athletic programs around the state have adapted to concussion protocols and coaches have gone through hours of training to better protect their athletes, another equally dangerous aspect of youth sports does not yet require the same training.

With that in mind, Connecticut lawmakers have proposed a bill requiring high school coaches go through heat-related illness training alongside their concussion education.

In fact, House Bill No. 5431, proposed by the Public Health

Read more