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Sommet Education to double its global footprint With the acquisition of the Invictus Education Group, a leading private education and training operator in South Africa

Lausanne, Switzerland – Sommet Education, the worldwide network of first-class higher education hospitality and culinary arts schools, together with Invictus Education Group, South African leading private education operator, are happy to announce that Sommet Education is acquiring a majority stake in Invictus Education alongside its historical shareholders. With this acquisition, Sommet Education is doubling its worldwide footprint, bringing the number of its campuses worldwide from nine currently to seventeen and student number from 6,000 to 9,000 students. The signing marks the start of a rapid expansion plan in South Africa and further pan-African developments.

Expansion strategy spurs growth

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Back to (private) school? Trump executive order empowers families amid COVID-19 pandemic, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos says

In her final weeks as U.S. education secretary, Betsy DeVos may have found a way to send more federal money to private and religious schools during the COVID-19 pandemic – a goal that’s eluded the billionaire school choice proponent during her tenure.

According to an executive order issued Monday by President Donald Trump, low-income families without access to in-person learning in their schools could use federal funds to attend private or religious schools offering in-person classes.

Disadvantaged families could use the “emergency learning scholarships” to pay for home-schooling expenses, to join a private learning pod or to purchase special education

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Back to (private) school? Trump executive order empowers families amid COVID-19 pandemic, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos says.

In her final weeks as U.S. Education Secretary, Betsy DeVos may have found a way to send more federal money to private and religious schools during the COVID-19 pandemic — a goal that’s eluded the billionaire school choice proponent during her tenure.

According to an executive order issued Monday by President Donald Trump, low-income families without access to in-person learning in their current schools could use federal funds to attend private or religious schools offering in-person classes.

Disadvantaged families could also use the “emergency learning scholarships” to pay for homeschooling expenses, to join a private learning pod, or to purchase

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Prince Harry says he took his $55,000-a-year private school education for granted

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The Duke of Sussex at Eton College. Tim Graham Picture Library/Getty Images, Kirsty Wigglesworth/Getty Images
  • Prince Harry said he “wasn’t as grateful” for his private education at Eton College, the $55,000-a-year boarding school he attended from 1998 to 2003. 

  • The Duke and Duchess of Sussex spoke about their experiences with education during a video call with Malala Yousafzai.

  • “We do take it for granted, and it is a privilege. But every single person, every single child, every single young person needs an education,” Harry said.

  • “At the time I certainly probably wasn’t as grateful, but looking back at it now,

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Nearly 1 in 3 Oregon students learning in-person attend private schools, election 2020 preview: The week in education

An Oregonian/OregonLive analysis of state education data found that 30% of students who attended in-person classes the week of Sept. 28-Oct. 2 are enrolled in private schools.

All told, 550 Oregon schools offered some form of in-person instruction that week, teaching some 46,000 students. One hundred and seventy of those schools are private and taught 13,000 students in-person, state Department of Education figures show.

That means 6% of the state’s 560,000 K-12 students visited a classroom last week. The share of private students in the overall population is about 2%.

In order for school districts to allow in-person instruction, the

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