In California, Wi-fi minivans help disadvantaged students
A minivan with a Wi-fi router attached to the dashboard and a satellite antenna on the roof is helping 200 disadvantaged students in Santa Ana, close to Los Angeles, cope with the rigors of distance learning during the coronavirus pandemic."When the school district launched the new school year last month, some of the parents had challenges," said Roman Reyna, who is overseeing the "Wi-fi on wheels" project launched by JFK Transportation, which organizes school runs in the district."A lot of our students don't have access to Wi-fi. So it's difficult for them to hear some of the messages or lear...
In California, Wi-fi minivans help disadvantaged students
Santa Ana (United States) (AFP) - A minivan with a Wi-fi router attached to the dashboard and a satellite antenna on the roof is helping 200 disadvantaged students in Santa Ana, close to Los Angeles, cope with the rigors of distance learning during the coronavirus pandemic. "When the school district launched the new school year last month, some of the parents had challenges," said Roman Reyna, who is overseeing the "Wi-fi on wheels" project launched by JFK Transportation, which organizes school runs in the district. "A lot of our students don't have access to Wi-fi. So it's difficult for them ...
Student test results before University of Texas football opener suggest silent spread
AUSTIN, Texas — Among the 1,200 University of Texas students who were tested for the coronavirus in advance of last weekend’s football opener — a negative test was required for students to attend — 95 tested positive.The results, among students who were not exhibiting symptoms, suggest that the virus could be silently spreading on campus to a degree not previously known.University health officials later determined that 26 of the students who tested positive for the virus had previously tested positive and had recovered to an extent that they were no longer considered contagious.Even excluding ...
Comcast to offer free wifi to low-income American students
In what amounts to today's feel-good story, telecommunications giant Comcast has pledged to install free wifi in community centers in the United States. The initiative will help low-income populations connect to the internet and in particular students who may be prevented from attending classes by the health crisis. There will also be online courses on how best to follow distance-learning modules."For nearly a decade, Internet Essentials has helped to change the lives of millions of people by providing low-income families with internet access at home," announced Dave Watson, President and Chie...
Editorial: No student should be left behind by remote learning
While many of the state’s students settle into new routines of remote learning, thousands still don’t have the devices or connectivity they need to learn online. That’s unacceptable.Basic education is the constitutional right of every child in Washington. When students don’t have the essential tools for learning — regardless of whether public school instruction happens remotely, in traditional classrooms or some shifting combination of the two — that right is compromised.Even though school districts and state leaders have had months to prepare for this unusual fall semester, somewhere between ...
The Seattle Times
Caritas Hong Kong support centre apologises after losing data on over 100 PolyU students
A support centre run by the NGO Caritas Hong Kong has issued an apology after a social worker lost a USB flash drive containing personal information on over 100 university students.In a statement released on Thursday night, the Caritas Family Crisis Support Centre – commissioned by the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) to provide a counselling service hotline – apologised for leaking the personal data of 121 students after a staffer misplaced a data storage device on September 4.The apology came a day after Yau Tsim Mong District Councillor Owan Li wrote on Facebook that he had received...
Hong Kong Free Press
COVID-19: Centre Supports Schools To Up Learning, Exam Outcomes
As the 2020 National Business and Technical Education, NABTEB , begins, it is estimated that over 290 million children have been out of school since the outbreak of COVID-19 worldwide according to UNESCO. 46 million of these out of school children are in Nigeria according to the Nigeria Education in Emergencies Working Group-EiEWG estimates. A recent data from the National Business and Technical Education Board, NABTEB, estimated that 102,000 students have registered to write the examinations this year.Majority of these students missed 5 months of classes due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 vi...
OPINION: Let’s not ignore how much international students matter to community colleges
By Dan KentInternational students enrich our higher education campuses in countless ways. Most of the more than one million international students enrolled in U.S. higher education attend four-year undergraduate or graduate programs. Yet some 90,000 international students, or 8 percent, enroll in our community colleges, the majority in California, Texas, Virginia and Washington.These students are not eligible for federal or state aid, while paying the maximum amount in community college tuition — which can be two or three times the in-state rate, or even as much as eight times the in-state rat...
The Hechinger Report
State move to bail out those who missed overseas college bus
By WANG YIQING | China Daily | Updated: 2020-09-18 07:32The sudden outbreak of the novel coronavirus has drastically changed lives, especially of those wanting to study abroad. Because of the pandemic, many Chinese students have had to postpone or drop their plans of studying abroad, as visa and flight restrictions have curtailed travel like never before.Some of the students headed for colleges abroad this year could not make it, and as they did not sit for admission entrance exams in China, they cannot take admission to local colleges, so they are staring at an uncertain future now, leaving t...
North Carolina vs UNC Charlotte Sept 19th Football Game Cancelled due to Covid -19
The University of North Carolina at Charlotte announced Thursday morning that the football game scheduled vs North Carolina for Saturday Sept 19th has been cancelled due to the impace contact tracing has had on a particular position group for the 49ers.Several members of the Charlotte offensive line have been placed into quarantine, depleting the depth for that unit. Over the past 2 weeks, 3 football student athletes have tested positive for Covid through regular testing protocols. The students will quarantine for 14 days."We're extremely disappointed to have to cancel our game at North Caroli...