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Teacher, 35, dies 'after contracting virus' - BBC News

Image caption Emma Clarke taught at Ormiston Bolingbroke Academy in Runcorn. A teacher has died at the age of 35 after it is believed she contracted Covid-19, the school's principal has said in a letter to parents. Emma Clarke, who taught at Ormiston Bolingbroke Academy in Runcorn, Cheshire, died on Thursday after becoming unwell, the school has said. In a letter to parents, principal Tony Rawdin described Ms Clarke as "one of those people who ... Full story

Coronavirus: Universities warn of going bust without emergency funds

Image caption Universities face uncertainty over student numbers during the coronavirus outbreak. Universities across the UK are calling for emergency funding of at least £2bn, warning some institutions will go bust without it. Universities UK says the coronavirus pandemic is threatening to sharply cut overseas student numbers and put universities in financial danger. They are asking for controls on student numbers in each university, to keep ... Full story

Students angry at empty rooms rent charge

Image caption Student union president Helena Schofield wants housing firms to be flexible over rent for absent students. Student leaders in England say full rent should not be charged next term on university rooms left empty by the coronavirus shutdown. But in privately run accommodation in Portsmouth, students are being told they must keep paying. What has angered them further is that the block had not been finished in time for the autumn term ... Full story

Thrive gives loans to students based on summer internships and job offers – TechCrunch

Thrive , founded by Twitter alumni Deepak Rao and Siddarth Batra, wants to fund student expenses by looking at job offer letters as a way to evaluate loans. Today, it launched its loan platform and is accessible to students on over 400 campuses across 31 states. The San Francisco company helps underfunded students, a group that isn’t typically accounted for by traditional financial institutions that issue loans based on credit score. According ... Full story

Covid-19 detecting apps face teething problems

Image caption The apps aim to analyse the sound of coughs and other noises to determine if a user is likely to be infected. Two leading universities are trying to develop apps that listen to users' coughs and voices to predict whether they are infected with the coronavirus. But the two projects are taking different approaches to privacy. The Cambridge University effort seeks to keep volunteers anonymous, but says this is currently limiting its ... Full story

Google Classroom sees a doubling user-base as more students work from home

- Google's Classroom sees a rise in users as more education takes place online. - The service's userbase has doubled, now reaching 100 million users. - Classroom has seen rises in regions previously underserved like Italy and Indonesia. As could be predicted, Google has seen a rise of users to its Google Classroom service as more and more students and teachers pop online even in regions where it used to be weak. It has reportedly doubled its ... Full story

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Class of 2020 could struggle to find work as jobs are vaporized

College seniors concerned amid coronavirus. Nileidy De la Cruz had a plan for her life after she graduates from Syracuse University next month: Move back home with her parents in New York City, land a video production internship at the website Buzzfeed and work like crazy to turn that entry-level role into full-time employment. The 22-year-old Bronx resident still plans to move home, but now she's waiting until July to begin searching for jobs. ... Full story

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More New Jersey testing sites open, Rep. Kim calls for 3rd FEMA testing site in South Jersey

TRENTON, New Jersey (WPVI) -- Starting Wednesday, Camden County residents can be tested for COVID-19 at Camden County College in Blackwood, New Jersey in partnership with Jefferson University Hospital. While the site will be open to all county residents with a doctor's referral, Camden County officials say essential workers will have priority. "Say you work for a utility, sewer or water company, if you work in a supermarket. If you're a ... Full story