Internet to Shut Down in Indian State of Rajasthan to Prevent Exam Cheating

Indian state Rajasthan shut down its government-mandated internet for more than 25 million people to prevent cheating in a mass examination.  The Rajasthan Teacher Eligibility Test (REET) lets hundreds of thousands of candidates take an examination that is a prerequisite …

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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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Becker College Closes its Doors Due to Pandemic Financial Losses

Becker College, a private liberal arts college of around 1,800 undergraduate students, is officially closing in August due to a financial strain caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Massachusetts-based college has already set up “academic pathways” to allow displaced students …

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