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Mardi, mai. 19, 2020

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to wreak havoc, a handful of schools have announced plans to bring students back, but shorten semesters by canceling fall break and ending in-person class time after Thanksgiving.

Other schools, including those in the California State University system, have plans to cancel nearly all in-person classes through the semester. 

Here are some reasons colleges have decided to cancel classes or shorten the fall semester:

Lundi, mai. 18, 2020

Before the outbreak of the global coronavirus pandemic, the world was already dealing with a learning crisis, as evidenced by high numbers of  Learning Poverty.  With the spread of the coronavirus, the education system is facing a new crisis, as more than 160 countries (as of March 24) mandate some form of school closures impacting at least 1.5 billion children and youth.  Extended school closures may cause not only loss of learning in the short term, but also further loss in human capital and diminished economic opportunities over the long term. 

Lundi, mai. 18, 2020
  • The COVID-19 pandemic threatens education progress worldwide through two major shocks:

               1. The near-universal closing of schools at all levels and

               2.The economic recession sparked by pandemic-control measures

Lundi, mai. 18, 2020

America’s teachers are on the front lines of connecting young people to opportunity, in the form of learning, employment, and emotional and physical health.

But teachers too often are working within structural inequalities that impede many students from achieving their potential. These issues begin with pollution and the stresses of poverty, and extend to economic segregation and inadequate school funding.

Mercredi, mai. 13, 2020

In 2017, Scott Galloway anticipated Amazon’s $13.7 billion purchase of Whole Foods a month before it was announced. Last year, he called WeWork on its “seriously loco” $47 billion valuation a month before the company’s IPO imploded. Now, Galloway, a Silicon Valley runaway who teaches marketing at NYU Stern School of Business, believes the pandemic has greased the wheels for big tech’s entrée into higher education. The post-pandemic future, he says,  will entail partnerships between the largest tech companies in the world and elite universities. MIT@Google.... more

Mercredi, mai. 13, 2020

With a proposal that could shake up the standardized testing  industry and also antagonize some faculty, University of California President  Janet Napolitano on Monday said undergraduate applicants should not be  required to take the SAT or ACT through at least 2024 and maybe forever if  the university can not develop a replacement exam.

Mercredi, mai. 13, 2020

California State University, the nation’s largest four-year college system, plans to cancel most in-person classes in the fall and instead offer instruction primarily online, Chancellor Timothy White announced Tuesday. 

The vast majority of classes across the 23-campus Cal State system will be taught online, White said, with some limited exceptions that allow for in-person activity. 

Jeudi, mai. 07, 2020

MacMurray College survived the Civil War, the Great Depression and two world wars, but not the coronavirus pandemic. The private liberal-arts school in central Illinois announced recently it will shut its doors for good in May, after 174 years.

Jeudi, mai. 07, 2020

The United States economy is in free fall. Businesses have closed and people have been laid off. Unemployment could reach 30%, and if it does there are predictions that an additional 15% of the population will fall into poverty. Inequality will grow mightily with significant impact on disadvantaged groups. And this comes at a time when the US economy was already in the midst of a transition period related to work.

Jeudi, mai. 07, 2020

Ahead of the traditional May 1 deadline to decide where she would go to college, Tiffany Tang had four schools to choose from. Then on Tuesday, the University of California, Los Angeles emailed to offer her a spot off the wait list. That evening, she received a call from a Houston area code — an admissions officer from Rice. On Wednesday, Cornell got in touch.

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