Inside Denver Public Schools’ reopening plan: Masks required, “F” grades discouraged, no singing in music class

As the fall semester inches closer, Denver Public Schools leaders are rethinking and restructuring various aspects of the school day to accommodate what’s expected to be a very unusual academic year amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. In a detailed plan of reopening procedures obtained by The Denver Post, the state’s largest district outlines ways in which operations will be different […]

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Colorado teachers should have a say in school reopening decisions, union says – The Denver Post

As school districts across Colorado announce plans for reopening, the state’s largest teachers union is making it clear its members deserve a seat at the table when decisions about health and safety are being made — or some might reconsider returning to the classroom. On Wednesday, the Colorado Education Association announced what president Amie Baca-Oehlert called four “expectations” districts need […]

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Importing Germany’s dual education system is easier said than done

Germany’s culture of dual educational and vocational training programmes has never been short of admirers, including British education secretaries of the present and the past, the Chinese communist party and the daughter of the current US president. Ministers to ditch target of 50% of young people in England going to university In a 2017 interview Ivanka Trump praised the German […]

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Online or in-person education? Undecided Denver parents say they don’t have enough information to choose

After announcing plans to host in-person classes five days a week this fall, Denver Public Schools leaders are trying to gauge how many students might still opt for a fully remote learning experience in light of the uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus. But a recent survey put out by the district asking families to specify their preference — 100% in-person classes […]

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International students must leave U.S. if classes go online under new guidelines – The Denver Post

International students will be forced to leave the U.S. or transfer to another college if their schools offer classes entirely online this fall, under new guidelines issued Monday by federal immigration authorities. The guidelines, issued by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, provide additional pressure for universities to reopen even amid growing concerns about the recent spread of COVID-19 among young […]

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Making EU students pay higher fees is a blow for social mobility

On 24 June, universities minister Michelle Donelan announced that, as a consequence of Brexit, EU and EEA students would be classified as overseas students starting from the 2021/22 academic year. They will be charged full tuition (up to £20,000 in some cases), lose access to the tuition fee loan, and no longer be eligible for many needs-based funds. It signalled […]

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Minister lambasts English universities for letting down students

The 20-year crusade to get more young people into higher education appears at an end, after the universities minister accused England’s universities of “taking advantage” of students with dumbed-down courses that left them saddled with debt. In a significant shift in policy, Michelle Donelan declared it was time to “think again” about the government’s use of higher education to boost […]

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‘Abolish whiteness’ academic calls for Cambridge support

A Cambridge academic who tweeted “White lives don’t matter. As white lives” has called on the university to do more to advance the national conversation on race after being subjected to a torrent of abuse. Dr Priyamvada Gopal, a reader in anglophone and related literature, received death threats and a campaign was launched to have her fired in response to […]

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