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Letters to the Editor – Southwest Airlines, Global Partnership for Education, STAAR testing, air purifiers, Doak Walker, the homeless in Dallas

Mandate testing and safety

Re: “Southwest CEO argues against testing — Placing requirement on domestic travelers would cripple airlines, he says,” Thursday Metro & Business story.

This letter is regarding Gary Kelly’s letter to the White House opposing COVID-19 testing requirements for flying within the United States following the new Biden administration’s restrictions on international travel. I am one of the “millions of people (business travelers) whose livelihoods depend on a stable air travel industry” and I along with millions of others will not be traveling by air until COVID-19 testing requirements and other safety precautions are in place.

Until

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Gregory Fowler to become University of Maryland Global Campus president

Now Fowler will take the helm of the public, online-focused school based in Maryland known as UMGC. It had more than 58,000 students in the United States in 2019, federal data show, and served tens of thousands more at locations around the world. Much of UMGC’s overseas enrollment comes from U.S. military service members and their families.

UMGC is a leader among public universities devoted mostly or entirely to online education. Fowler is the first African American named to serve as the school’s president on a long-term basis. (The interim president, Lawrence E. Leak, is also African American.)

Maryland higher-education

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Hedge Funds Are Betting On Adtalem Global Education Inc. (ATGE)

We know that hedge funds generate strong, risk-adjusted returns over the long run, which is why imitating the picks that they are collectively bullish on can be a profitable strategy for retail investors. With billions of dollars in assets, professional investors have to conduct complex analyses, spend many resources and use tools that are not always available for the general crowd. This doesn’t mean that they don’t have occasional colossal losses; they do. However, it is still a good idea to keep an eye on hedge fund activity. With this in mind, let’s examine the smart money sentiment towards Adtalem

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Adtalem Global Education (ATGE) Misses Q4 Earnings and Revenue Estimates

Adtalem Global Education (ATGE) came out with quarterly earnings of $0.58 per share, missing the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $0.61 per share. This compares to earnings of $0.97 per share a year ago. These figures are adjusted for non-recurring items.

This quarterly report represents an earnings surprise of -4.92%. A quarter ago, it was expected that this for-profit education company would post earnings of $0.67 per share when it actually produced earnings of $0.81, delivering a surprise of 20.90%.

Over the last four quarters, the company has surpassed consensus EPS estimates two times.

Adtalem, which belongs to the Zacks Schools

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Inside the New Education ETF Launched by Global X

The coronavirus pandemic has changed the world from offline to online for everything from work to shopping, learning or playing. As a result, many issuers have come up with new ETF offerings that are coronavirus-themed or support the idea of distant working and learning. One such product is Global X Education ETF EDUT. The fund hit the market on Jul 10. Let’s delve a little deeper.

EDUT in Focus

The fund looks to invest in companies providing products and services that facilitate education, including online learning and publishing educational content, as well as those involved in early childhood education, higher

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