Online Private Tutors Banned in China

China announced on Wednesday, September 8, that private tutors who conducted online classes in houses, hotels, or coffee shops, are banned to make sure that tutoring for profit is completely stopped.  Reuters reported that Chinese authorities prohibited payment-based tutoring in …

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Schools Across Europe and Central Asia Must Stay Open, UNICEF and WHO Say

The World Health Organization (WHO) and Unicef on Monday have demanded in a press release that schools across Europe and Central Asia must remain open and be made safer. “The pandemic has caused the most catastrophic disruption to education in …

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U.S. Department of Education to Erase Student Loan Debt for Borrowers with Severe Disabilities

The United States Department of Education announced on Aug. 19 that it will automatically erase student loans debt for over 323,000 borrowers with severe abilities. The move will cancel over $5.8 billion of student loans debt for Americans identified as …

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California Becomes First State to Mandate COVID-19 Vaccines or Regular Testing for Teachers

California will require teachers and other school staff to either get vaccinated against COVID-19 or undergo regular testing, Governor Gavin Newsom announced on Aug. 11. “To give parents confidence that their children are safe as schools return to full, in-person …

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Monsanto Told to Pay Teachers $185 Million Over Chemical Exposure

Three school teachers in Washington will receive $185 million after suing chemical company Monsanto over chemical exposure from fluorescent lights that caused brain damage. The teachers claimed they were exposed to polychlorinated biphenyls, or PCBs, from fluorescent lighting in the …

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Japanese Police Raid Kyoto University Dorms for Alleged Far-Left Activity

Kyoto police have launched a 140-man raid on the Kyoto University  Kumano dormitories to investigate alleged extremist activities as a follow-up operation to the arrest of a 26-year-old far-left activist earlier this week. Police suspected that the dorm has been …

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