OPINION: Our schools must figure out a way to teach this presidential election
By Emma HumphriesIn years past, teaching about a presidential election meant teaching about the Electoral College, just making it a little more interesting. In 2020, teaching about the presidential election feels more like teaching about the Second Amendment or the abortion rights debate.It’s a contentious subject, and across the country, some districts are forbidding their teachers from broaching this election, some teachers are choosing on their own not to teach it, and, in some cases, students are being told it’s too polarizing to discuss in the classroom. Schools are afraid of dividing and...
The Hechinger Report
Over 60% of Grade 1 and 8 pupils already placed in Gauteng schools
Johannesburg - About 60% of all learners who applied for space at Gauteng schools for next year’s academic year have been placed.Placements for Grade 1 and Grade 8 learners, started at the beginning of the month and will close on November 30. Parents applied for space through the online system.According to the department, about 135 599 learners have been placed already.In Grade 1, they have placed 68 634 and 66 965 in Grade 8. The department received 157 770 applications when the online admissions system opened on June 25.“This translates to 61.01% of learners placed to date. It must be noted ...
Schools told to prepare for second wave
Students returned to class at Harrow International School in June. Photo by Arnun ChonmahatrakoolAcademics have said that schools need to prepare for a second wave of Covid-19 infections if they are to avoid further disruptions to the education of their students.“The pandemic denied many children, particularly those in rural areas, learning and self-development opportunities,” Dilaka Lathapipat, Human Development Economist for the Education Unit of the World Bank based in Bangkok, said.He suggested education-related units must urgently address this problem while getting ready to deal with a po...
The Bangkok Post
Gaza schools launch second phase of reopening of schools
Gaza students can be seen attending school wearing masks during the coronavirus pandemic on 26 October 2020 [Mohammed Asad/Middle East Monitor]Gaza students can be seen attending school wearing masks during the coronavirus pandemic on 26 October 2020 [Mohammed Asad/Middle East Monitor]Gaza students can be seen attending school wearing masks during the coronavirus pandemic on 26 October 2020 [Mohammed Asad/Middle East Monitor]Gaza students can be seen attending school wearing masks during the coronavirus pandemic on 26 October 2020 [Mohammed Asad/Middle East Monitor]Gaza students can be seen at...
The Middle East Monitor
Oyo reopens schools in Ibadan after #EndSARS protests
Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, on Sunday directed schools in Ibadan, the state capital, to resume normal academic activities from tomorrow, Monday, 26th October, 2020.The Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Olasunkanmi Olaleye, who made this known in a statement issued on Sunday, said that the directive followed a review of the situation in Ibadan metropolis as earlier promised by the governor in a state broadcast.The statement read: “His Excellency, Governor Seyi Makinde, directed the closure of schools in Ibadan metropolis on Tuesday, 20th of October, 2020, following the...
Sanwo-Olu reviews curfew, says public, private schools remain shut
The Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has reviewed the curfew imposed on the state following mayhem that engulfed the state in the aftermath of #EndSARS protest.A statement issued by the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, on behalf of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu said the restriction time was now 8.00pm to 6.00am.The government enjoined Lagosians to plan their journey time as they go about their lawful businesses.The government said all public and private schools remained shut till further notice.The statement reads: “The curfew in Lagos State has been reviewed. Restriction time ...
Covid-19: MOE shuts down all schools in Seremban red zones
COVID-19 | The Education Ministry will be closing all schools and education institutions in red zones in Seremban, Negeri Sembilan.This will affect 177 institutions in the district.Negeri Sembilan saw a spike of Covid-19 infections today, with 96 new cases reported, the second-highest in the country.According to the state's Health Department, Seremban currently has 179 active cases, with two subdistricts - Ampangan and Labu - as red zones.Parents whose children are in boarding schools are required to take them home.However, the ministry said students can choose to remain in hostels throughout ...
Breaking down barriers
Breaking down barriers A programme bringing together children from local and international schools is helping to unlock their hidden potentialThe Equitable Education Fund (EEF) is hailing the early success of a programme that is bringing together students from different communities to better understand each other and exchange valuable knowledge.Students from both Thai and international schools are working together to create skill sets over a nine-month period, the goal being to then use their entrepreneurship skills to sell these products to the public.EEF deputy managing director Kraiyos Patr...
The Bangkok Post
Cabinet to continue schools debate Sunday
The coronavirus cabinet is expected to reconvene Sunday to make a final decision about whether schools can open in a week and, if so, with or without capsules for grades 1 and 2.The Education, Health and Finance ministries met throughout the weekend, but the meetings ended with no agreement. Some officials said they even took steps backwards. However, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Saturday that he expected a compromise to be made and that the ministries would continue meeting until late into the night."We are interested in opening schools, but there are challenges, problems and questi...
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COVID-19: Oman to reopne schools on November 1
Muscat: The Supreme Committee confirmed its decision about the start of the academic year for all schools in Oman on Sunday 1 November, and on the conclusion of partial curfew at 5am on Saturday 24 October. Oman is currently on a curfew that doesn’t allow any movement, unless for emergency purposes and for exempted categories, from 8pm till 5am, since 11 October.The Supreme Committee addedschools will adopt a curriculum that involves blended learning.The statement expressed concern about the persistence of some members of the community bent on social gatherings. Irrespective of numerous warnin...