Category: Education News

Kuching MP urges Education Ministry to close schools in Sarawak’s Covid-19 high-risk areas

Bandar Kuching MP Dr Kelvin Yii Lee Wuen during an interview with Malay Mail at Parliament August 25, 2020. — Picture by Ahmad Zamzahuri

Bandar Kuching MP Dr Kelvin Yii Lee Wuen during an interview with Malay Mail at Parliament August 25, 2020. — Picture by Ahmad Zamzahuri

KUCHING, April 18 — Bandar Kuching MP Dr Kelvin Dr Yii today urged the Ministry of Education (MoE) to close schools in high-risk areas in Sarawak, such as red and orange zones, for at least two weeks to help break the spread of Covid-19 infections.

He said during the period of school closure, the ministry should start coming up with a hybrid system, where classes are rotated on different days, thus reducing then number of students

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Now is a great time for veterans to enhance their education

One of the great benefits of military service, among many, includes the pursuit of higher education.

Because of the pandemic, many veterans are working and living in quarantine, and some active-duty military are working indoors.

For many, this social isolation and increased computer time has allowed them to finish their undergraduate education or pursue advanced degrees.

The pandemic has accelerated the online educational revolution. Almost every college, university and trade school owns the technology and has instructors to teach, mentor and guide veterans and active-duty military towards a better future.

Think about it — almost any degree, any specialty, any

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How this company’s virtual labs helped engineering colleges during pandemic



graphical user interface: Demonstration of a simple mass-spring-damper setup via MATLAB App Designer which is used in many first- and second-year engineering courses.


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Demonstration of a simple mass-spring-damper setup via MATLAB App Designer which is used in many first- and second-year engineering courses.

Coronavirus and education: With the end of coronavirus pandemic nowhere in sight, remote working and remote learning continue to be the norm globally. While schools and classes have shifted to online mode of teaching using video conferencing solutions, some aspects of education like practicals conducted in labs have been an issue. Without these practicals, the knowledge students gain remains merely theoretical in nature, making it difficult for them to apply it in real life

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‘We need to go 5 days as quickly as possible’

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — Recently-confirmed U.S Education Secretary Miguel Cardona made his second visit to the Tri-State area this week.



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The former Connecticut public school teacher and education commissioner met with New York City Schools Chancellor Meisha Ross Porter ahead of her announcement Thursday to increase the threshold for COVID-related school closures.

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Under new guidance, the city’s public schools will close for 10 days when there are four or more new COVID-19 cases within a week, rather than just two cases.

Cardona told anchor Lynda Lopez for the 880 Weekly

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Under the Biden administration, conservatives face a choice on education

For decades, conservatives have all but ignored education policy. At the national level, we say that it’s a state issue. At the state level, we say it’s a local issue. At the local level, we cede the terrain entirely to teachers unions. This was always a missed opportunity, but only recently has our operational ignorance become a threat to America’s future.

When the field of education policy was largely an intramural struggle between liberal teachers unions and liberal-minded education reformers, conservatives could afford to side with the latter on issues such as accountability while promoting school choice. But in recent

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