COVID-19: Three students from UAE school use extra time at home to launch enterprises
Dubai: Three Dubai students managed to launch their own “businesses” during the COVID-19 related movement restrictions that were in place earlier this year.While continuing with distance learning and through the summer, the trio from Dwight School Dubai began their entrepreneurial journey as part of the IB curriculum school’s ‘Spark Tank’ programme, which encourages students to develop entrepreneurial and other skills beyond classroom learning.Young fashionistaGrade five student Lina Rovere, 10, said she is “a passionate art student” whose goal is “to spread happiness through my fashion design...
Mariwasa donates products for public school buildings
Mariwasa donates products for public school buildings(The Philippine Star) – November 28, 2020 – 12:00amMANILA, Philippines — Siam Ceramics Inc. donated tiles and sanitary wares to the 2020 Kapuso School Development Program of the GMA Kapuso Foundation for the building and rebuilding of selected public schools all over the country.The sanitary wares for public school toilets and tiles were for the construction of 30 rooms from six public schools, the latest beneficiary of which was Pansur Elementary School in Lanao del Norte.In June, the Patani Elementary School in Lanao del Sur also received ...
Libya teachers, parents mobilise to fix battle-scarred school
At the Martyrs' School near Tripoli, teachers and parents are using the limited means at hand to repair buildings devastated by a year-long battle for the Libyan capital.Some of the walls have been repainted, furniture has been installed and ageing computer screens dusted off. But the roofs and other walls, pockmarked by gunfire and mortar blasts, remain grim reminders of the recent fighting."We didn't want to sit and wait for help," said Najah al-Kabir, a teaching coordinator in a patterned jallaba gown and a hijab.She is taking part in a refurbishment campaign launched by staff and joined by...
We continue to prepare children for a future where technology, artificial intelligence impact day to day life – CEO Whiteoak School
Teresa Oniru is the managing director and chief executive officer of WhiteOak School Lagos. In this interview with IFEOMA OKEKE, she speaks about some of the innovations the school has taken up and some stringent measures it is taking to ensure children are safe and do not contact COVID-19.Can you tell us about Whiteoak School Lagos?Whiteoak School was founded in September 2009. We started as a day-care centre focusing on building the core skills needed in early childhood before expanding our facilities for key stage one and two.What are some of the virtues/values that differentiate Whiteoak S...
A 911 hoax described a mass shooter at a school. It was a 'bored' teen, cops say
MIAMI — Police say a bored teenager is to blame for a hoax 911 call claiming a gunman was rampaging through a Hialeah, Florida, charter school, forcing a lockdown, terrifying students and spurring SWAT officers to rush to the campus.Hialeah detectives on Tuesday night arrested the teen, a 13-year-old student at Lincoln-Martí Charter School who they say admitted he and another young man “swatted” the school. Swatting is slang for a dangerous prank sometimes played by online gamers who call in threats to force heavily armed police officers to respond.“The defendant’s actions caused mass hysteria...
EKOEXCEL donates 450,000 technology learning supplement to public school pupils
Determined to enhance learning, EKOEXCEL, the Technical partners for Lagos state’s education transformation programme has donated 450,000 MP3 media devices to Lagos State public primary school pupils.The donation is part of the move to technologically supplement the ongoing home learning adaptation developed by the Lagos State governor to boost public primary school pupils learning while at home.Ayodeji Okewumi, director, Policy and Partnership, EKOEXCEL says the MP3 players will give Lagos State pupil households access to parent-friendly, age group-specific home interactive audio lessons.Acco...
‘Saved By The Bell’ Returns On Peacock, Features Trans Character
Saved by the Bell‘s original cast is reuniting for Peacock’s new reboot of the show, making a comeback not as students of the school, but largely as the school’s new faculty and parents alongside a wave of new students to take their original places.Mark-Paul Gosselaar is returning as Zack Morris, now the governor of California. Tiffani Thiessen is also returning to reprise her role as Kelly Kapowski, now Zack’s wife. They’ll be involved at Bayside as parents of student Mac Morris, played by Mitchell Hoog, who’s described as “handsome, charming and privileged” on Peacock’s site.Elizabeth Berkle...
More people with bachelor’s degrees go back to school to learn skilled trades
By Jon MarcusSCARBOROUGH, Maine — Putting on hazmat gear for the first time turns out to be a long-drawn-out process, so the trainees who are practicing this new skill make the time go faster with a little clowning around.“Smile! Work it! Work it!” one shouts at a classmate as she jokingly strikes glamour poses for photos in a heavy vapor suit with rubber boots, two layers of gloves, a respirator and a 26-pound breathing tank. Another compares the get-up to the uniforms worn by the child-detection agents in the movie “Monsters, Inc.”Spread out in a parking lot beside a fire station, these cong...
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Less time in school, more time in prison: children during Coronavirus
Sam is eight years old. He has autism and other special educational needs and was permanently excluded from his school last year. His family believed the exclusion resulted from his disability. They wanted to challenge it, but the school took an inordinately long time to arrange a hearing, well over the 15 school days allowed. In the meantime, Sam watched his friends and brother continue to attend school whilst he stayed home. We don’t yet know the full impact this has had on Sam - psychologically and on his life chances - but it’s not looking good.Vulnerable children like Sam have been the wo...
In Pictures: Hong Kong PolyU ‘still besieged’ a year after violent campus protests
A former student of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) says the school is “still besieged” a year after violent clashes erupted on its campus during last year’s citywide protests.The Hung Hom-based university turned into one of the most brutal battlefields between police and pro-democracy demonstrators last November, leaving more than 300 people hospitalised and over 1,300 arrested.It was surrounded on all sides by riot police for almost two weeks, as some protesters were holed up inside the red-brick campus, while others “surrendered” themselves to the authorities. Some took despera...
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