Category: Education News

Is it safe to send my child back to primary school, and when will secondary schools reopen?

Parents want to know when they can send children back to school. Continued school closures will have a detrimental impact on pupil progress, Gavin Williamson, the Education Secretary, acknowledged earlier in the lockdown. 

Boris Johnson delivered an announcement on Sunday May 10 about phase two of the shutdown, indicating that the return to school would be gradual, rather than a wholesale lifting of the lockdown.

One week later, the Education Secretary defended the decision, saying that school is the safest place for children from difficult or unhappy homes, as he urged teachers to return to the classroom. Teachers’ unions, backed … Read more

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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Lawrence Schools Await Details On In-Person Graduation

LAWRENCE TOWNSHIP, NJ — The Lawrence Township Public School District is moving ahead with its plans for a virtual graduation ceremony on June 19, a district spokeswoman said Wednesday morning.

On Tuesday, Gov. Phil Murphy announced New Jersey school districts will be permitted to hold outdoor graduation ceremonies with social distancing beginning July 6. Specific guidance would be released by the state Department of Education and the Secretary of Higher Education on Wednesday. Read more here: NJ To Allow Live Graduations Starting In July, Gov. Murphy Says

“Once the governor releases restrictions for what he will allow after July 6

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Netanyahu slams ‘false, trumped up’ charges against him during first session of landmark corruption trial

Benjamin Netanyahu lashed out at Israel’s judicial system as he appeared in court on charges of bribery, fraud and breach of trust, accusing prosecutors and the police of trying to “depose” him.

The embattled prime minister, who is the country’s first leader to stand trial while in office, had been ordered to attend the much-anticipated session at the Jerusalem District Court on Sunday.

The landmark trial has bitterly divided the country and locked Mr Netanyahu, and those who back him, in a battle with the judiciary.

Police deployed additional personnel in the expectation of rival demonstrations. Hundreds of supporters gathered

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Naspers and Axel Springer in Bid for eBay Classifieds Unit

(Bloomberg) —

South Africa’s Naspers Ltd. and an investor group backed by German publisher Axel Springer SE are among suitors that submitted bids for EBay Inc.’s classified-advertising business, according to people familiar with the matter.

Axel Springer teamed up with KKR & Co. for its offer, according to the people, who asked not to be identified because the information is private. Online classifieds company Adevinta ASA also made a bid for the unit by this week’s deadline, the people said. A consortium of Blackstone Group Inc., Permira and Hellman & Friedman has also been pursuing the business, the people said.

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