Protesters fail to save mural by famed Chicano artist from demolition at San Diego school
SAN DIEGO — Community members tried unsuccessfully to stop the demolition of a 32-year-old mural painted by a renowned San Diego Chicano artist at Memorial Prep Middle School in the Logan Heights neighborhood.The school building bearing the mural was torn down Wednesday afternoon despite a community member, Encanto resident Monica Bernal, holding a spontaneous sit-in protest at the demolition site for about an hour, before being taken away by police.The muralist, Salvador Roberto Torres, an influential artist who helped create Chicano Park in 1970, wrote to school district officials this week ...
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In Pictures: Hong Kong students return to school in batches as daily Covid-19 cases fall to single digits
Students in Hong Kong have returned to schools for the first time in the new academic year, as the city recorded single-digit new coronavirus cases daily since Monday.Schools opened their gates to students in secondary one, five and six, as well as those studying in primary one, five and six and kindergarten three on Wednesday. The Education Bureau announced last month that face-to-face teaching would resume in stages. Students in other forms will return on September 29.HKFP visited a few schools in the Kowloon Tong area, where principals, teachers and staff were seen taking the body temperatu...
Hong Kong Free Press
HKFP Venture: Exploring an abandoned school on Hong Kong’s far-flung Kat O
Kut O public school (“Kut O” being another English rendering for Kat O), was founded in 1931. It allowed children on the far-flung island to receive an education from qualified teachers. Before it’s founding, the local children were given free lessons in classical Chinese by a villager in the wings of Tin Hau temple.Taking over teaching responsibilities, the public school operated from the same rooms for 20 years, teaching mostly male students.The public school building was erected in 1954. At its peak, it educated 680 students under the same roof. As an inclusive local school, it helped foste...
Hong Kong Free Press
Dubai school incorporates safety measures for tours
Dubai Heights Academy (DHA), a British curriculum school located in the heart of Al-Barsha South, has introduced a new schedule for its school tours, which are being organized in addition to its existing 360-degree virtual tours, which were launched after the lockdown, earlier this year.Parents can now tour the school in person, giving them the opportunity to explore its state-of-the-art facilities, which include specialist labs for science, IT, kitchens, art and music; a full-size football pitch; a 372-seat cinematic auditorium; a Snoezelen room; a black box drama room and a pet garden.Alison...
Cybercriminals strike schools amid pandemic
WASHINGTON — Just days before the Aug. 3 scheduled start of school, officials at the Athens Independent School District in East Texas received a shock.Cybercriminals had attacked the district’s entire computer network, encrypting all the data and demanding $50,000 in ransom for its release. Access to everything from teacher communications to student assignments was blocked.“It was terribly disruptive, to put it mildly,” said Toni Clay, the district’s spokesperson. “We no longer had access to any student information, such as schedules, email addresses, anything that would be stored. Internally,...
Learning will be hybrid forstudents as schools physically reopen – Lai Koiki
With the Lagos State government announcing September 21 as the date for schools reopening, Lai Koiki, the chief executive officer of Greensprings School has said that the school will run a blended system of both virtual and on-site learning as schools reopenSpeaking in an interview recently after the Lagos state government announced the physical reopening of schools. Koiki declared that Greensprings School will strictly follow the government’s reopening guidelines, adding that the school has also developed some internal policies to complement the government’s proposition.“We have started worki...
Paris Hilton says Being sent to behavioural school gave her 'trust issues'
Paris Hilton developed "trust issues" after being sent to Provo Canyon School in Utah when she was a teenager.She opened up on being sent to the residential school in her new YouTube Originals documentary, 'This Is Paris', where she alleged she faced physical and mental abuse.And during an appearance on 'The Drew Barrymore Show', Paris said being sent to the school fractured her relationship with her parents, because she felt she "didn't deserve to go there".In the interview, Drew told Paris of her own experience with a similar institution explaining that she wouldn't change a thing.But Paris ...
Back to school
What an unusual year it has been thus far. A pandemic swept across the world and changed our lives in a way that we could never have imagined. The educational sector has faced the most profound changes; our children have been home schooled for months through online learning, radio and television.Many schools continue to maintain the distance learning but many others will reopen for physical classes this month. Governments, school proprietors, teachers, parents and the students themselves have been forced to innovate and create workable solutions. As physical schools begin to reopen, I hope we ...
Back to school: Have you prepared your child for post COVID-19 reality?
Today, September 21, 2020, primary and secondary schools in Lagos reopen for in-person learning five months after the Federal Government shut down schools in a bid to disrupt the rapid spread of the Coronavirus outbreak in the country.While parents are relieved about having their children back to school for comprehensive education, there is a silent apprehension about how their little loved-ones will fare in the face of a virus whose infection profile is still being studied across the world.The apprehension is understood when one considers that Israel – once praised to be the model of COVID-19...
PROOF POINTS: A turnaround on school turnarounds
By Jill BarshayHow do you fix a broken, failing school where student achievement, attendance and graduation rates are rock bottom? Education experts argue over this a lot. One idea has been to bring in a new principal and make drastic changes to turn the school around quickly like the way corporate turnaround artists revive a bankrupt company.School turnarounds are dramatic moves — sometimes jettisoning the entire teaching staff — that eschew slow, incremental change. The idea gained popularity in the 2000s and the Obama administration spent more than $3.5 billion on rapid turnarounds for scho...
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