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Reopened schools in Europe and Asia have largely avoided coronavirus outbreaks. They have lessons for the U.S.

Those experiences and conclusions may offer hopeful guidance to societies still weighing how to get students and teachers back into primary and secondary classrooms. With coronavirus science still iffy, U.S. schools hope to reopen for 56.6 million K-12 students. Still, public health officials and researchers caution that most school reopenings are in their early stages. Much remains unknown about the interaction between children, schools and ... Full story

The school reopening debate reveals that we don’t listen to teachers about schools

President Trump insisted on Tuesday that America’s schools reopen for in-person education this fall. He accused those opposed of thinking, “it’s going to be good for them politically, so they keep schools closed. No way,” and proceeded to pressure a school principal taking part in the White House event to hold in-person classes full time. On Wednesday, he followed up by tweeting a threat to withhold federal funds from schools that aren’t open. ... Full story

4 Ways to Create a Learning Culture on Your Team

Research from LinkedIn has shown that half of today’s most in-demand skills weren’t even on the list three years ago. As a result, there is now a premium on intellectual curiosity and the desire and ability to quickly grow and adapt one’s skill set. How can you create a learning culture on your own team or in your organization? First, reward continuous learning. Note that rewarding curiosity is not just about praising and promoting those who ... Full story

"Virtual COVID-19 conference with Dr. Fauci"

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California leaders sue Trump administration over rule that international students must take in-person classes

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra (D) sued the Trump administration Thursday, seeking to block a rule that would require international students to take classes in person this fall, despite increasing coronavirus cases. Support our journalism. Subscribe today. “Right now is the worst time to enforce such a policy,” Becerra said, with just weeks to go before the start of the school year and cases spiking in California. Earlier this week, ... Full story

How ‘class swaps’ could save international students

On Monday morning, Mrittika Sarin, 29, woke up and checked the news like she has every day this summer to “see how this country is going to get rid of me.”. “I’m exhausted and traumatized,” said Sarin, an international student from New Delhi who is getting a master’s degree in screenwriting at the University of California in Los Angeles. When she read about the Trump administration’s move to only allow international students to stay in the ... Full story

Elite universities sue over US visa ruling

Image caption A socially-distanced celebration of law-school graduation at Harvard in May. Two elite US universities are suing immigration services over a decision to withdraw visas from foreign students whose courses move fully online. Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology filed the lawsuit against Homeland Security and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Harvard President Lawrence Bacow said the visa move's "cruelty ... Full story

Yes balancing work and parenting is impossible. Here’s the data.

Like millions of other parents, we have been struggling to sustain the competing jobs of work, home schooling and parenting. School is out for the summer, and the debate about how and where to resume it in the fall is raging. But here’s how our spring went and how the fall will probably look: We wake up when our younger daughter climbs into our bed to tell us about her dreams, we make breakfast, and we triage the tasks everyone needs to get ... Full story

Trump says Walter Reed doctors were 'very surprised' when he 'aced' a cognitive test

President Trump said Thursday night on Fox News that doctors who administered him a recent cognitive test were “very surprised” that he “aced” it, continuing a long-standing preoccupation with defending his mental acumen as critics constantly question his fitness for office. Support our journalism. Subscribe today. In a live phone interview with Fox News host Sean Hannity, Trump bragged about his test score on a cognitive exam at Walter Reed ... Full story

What it could cost to reopen schools Post

The San Diego Unified School District has come up with a plan for the fall: It will reopen school buildings for all students who want to come, full time, five days a week. But, its leaders say, the district needs more emergency funding from Congress to promise this for the entire 2020-21 academic year. Support our journalism. Subscribe today. If that money doesn’t come — and soon — in-school learning would last for only half of the school year, ... Full story