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How vulnerable is Texas public education funding to a world oil price downturn?

North Texas has become a magnet for a diverse group of companies from across the country and globe, with technology, transportation and finance rounding out the energy sector that had been an anchor for decades. So why should the region still be worried about the possibility of a world oil price downturn?

While Texas, including the Dallas region, has diversified its economy, new research shows that our state government, particularly funding for public education, relies on billions of dollars generated from oil and gas exploration and production that could be at risk if world oil prices decline.

In 2019, oil

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2021 World University Rankings Sommet Education Institutions Leading Swiss Hub in Hospitality Management

Lausanne – Sommet Education is the only hospitality education group with two Swiss higher education institutions, Glion and Les Roches, in the top four for Hospitality and Leisure Management education in the QS World University Rankings 2021. According to global higher education analysts Quacquarelli Symonds, Switzerland is the world’s third best higher education sector.

Performing in Employer Reputation

Glion consolidated its Top 3 overall ranking by subject area, while moving up to 2nd globally for Employer Reputation.

Les Roches ranked 4th and 3rd by subject and Employer Reputation respectively.

Their strong performance underscores Switzerland’s position as the most important international

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65% lower-middle-income countries slashed education budgets after Covid-19 outbreak: World Bank

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Education budgets were cut by 65 percent of low and lower-middle-income countries after the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic while only 33 percent of high and upper-middle-income countries did so, according to a report by the World Bank.

UNESCO”s Global Education Monitoring report compilation

The report, compiled in collaboration with UNESCO”s Global Education Monitoring (GEM) Report, said the current levels of government spending in low and lower-middle-income countries fall short of those required to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

“In order to understand the short-term impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on education budgets, information was collected for a sample

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Suicide Bombing at Kabul Education Centre Kills 18 | World News

By Abdul Qadir Sediqi and Orooj Hakimi

KABUL (Reuters) – A suicide bombing at an education centre in Afghanistan’s capital Kabul killed at least 18 people including teenage students and wounded dozens more on Saturday, officials said.

A Ministry of Interior spokesman, Tariq Arian, said security guards had identified a bomber who detonated explosives in the street outside the Kawsar-e Danish centre.

Most of the victims were students aged between 15 and 26, according to the health ministry. Fifty-seven were injured in the attack, the interior ministry said.

A Taliban spokesman on Twitter denied responsibility for the attack, which came

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Pandemic Widens Learning Gap in Education-Obsessed S. Korea | World News

By HYUNG-JIN KIM, Associated Press

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — When South Korea began its delayed school year with remote learning in April, that spelled trouble for low-income students who rely on public education, get easily distracted and cannot afford cram schools or tutors used by many in this education-obsessed country.

Students like Han Shin Bi, who struggled to concentrate.

“Online classes were really inconvenient,” said Han, a high school senior in Seoul. “I ended up with a bad grade (in an exam) because I didn’t really focus on studying while online. It was a blow.”

Like legions of other

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