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OC Schools May Reopen Without Masks,Social Distancing This Fall

ORANGE COUNTY, CA — Orange County’s Board of Education faces the 2020/21 school year armed with a shipment of protective gear from the state, and a white paper guideline to get children back onto campus for the fall semester.

A meeting scheduled for 6 p.m. Monday will discuss the recommendation and allow for comments for and against the motion. Parents and educators can have their say on the matter during Mondays’ board meeting by filling out a form securing their spot at the virtual microphone.

In June, Orange County’s board of education announced a reopening guidance plan for all districts

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University of St Andrews to introduce compulsory sexual assault education class following Telegraph investigation

St Andrews students - St Andrews University /
St Andrews students – St Andrews University /

The University of St Andrews is introducing a compulsory module on consent and sexual assault for all of its students, following a Telegraph investigation into a series of alleged rapes on campus.

Every single one of the university’s 9,000 students will be required to participate in the online class before they are allowed to start the forthcoming academic year in a move that has been praised by female students.

The university also said that it was undertaking work to ensure that its staff were sufficiently trained up to support sexual assault

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Ontario premier says new measures to help fix ‘broken’ education system

By Moira Warburton

TORONTO (Reuters) – Ontario is taking steps to make its “broken” education system more equitable for Black and indigenous students in Canada’s most populous province, Premier Doug Ford said on Thursday.

New measures include phasing out the so-called practice of streaming, when 9th grade students must choose whether they want to take university-track “academic” courses or hands-on “applied” courses in high school.

A 2017 report from York University in Toronto found streaming disproportionately channeled Black students into applied or vocational courses, while their white counterparts took academic courses.

Applied courses are seen as less academically challenging. The

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Florida schools must reopen with in-person instruction, education commissioner says

Florida’s education commissioner said Monday all public schools must reopen to students in-person when the academic year begins next month, even as cases of the coronavirus continued to surge in his state.

In the emergency order, Commissioner Richard Corcoran called schools “not just the site of academic learning” but also crucial places in students’ lives that provide “nutrition, socialization, counseling and extra-curricular activities,” adding that their reopening was critical to “a return to Florida hitting its full economic stride.”

Corcoran’s order, which applies to the fall semester, requires schools to open “at least five days per week for all students”

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Hedge Funds Aren’t Crazy About Adtalem Global Education Inc. (ATGE) Anymore

How do you pick the next stock to invest in? One way would be to spend days of research browsing through thousands of publicly traded companies. However, an easier way is to look at the stocks that smart money investors are collectively bullish on. Hedge funds and other institutional investors usually invest large amounts of capital and have to conduct due diligence while choosing their next pick. They don’t always get it right, but, on average, their stock picks historically generated strong returns after adjusting for known risk factors. With this in mind, let’s take a look at the recent

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