CALIFORNIA : TEACHERS UNIONS ASK: IS IT TIME TO RETHINK SCHOOL-SHOOTING DRILLS?

The nation’s two largest teachers unions want schools to revise or eliminate active-shooter drills, asserting Tuesday that they can harm students’ mental health and that there are better ways to prepare for the possibility of a school shooting. The American Federation of Teachers and National Education Assn. joined with the advocacy group Everytown for Gun

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USA : ICEF SECONDARY EDUCATION EVENT A “SUCCESS”

Directed at international providers and student recruitment agents of secondary, boarding, high school, academic summer camp, foundation and junior programs, the inaugural event welcomed 417 participants from 313 organisations to Long Beach, California. “It was great to have a high school agent-focused event for my sector” Markus Badde, CEO of ICEF, explained that due to

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UAE FIRST IN THE ARAB REGION TO ROLL-OUT 5G AND FOURTH GLOBALLY

A recap on 5G in the UAE. Etisalat became the first telco in the region to announce the availability of 5G in May The UAE is first in the Arab region and fourth globally to roll-out and use the fifth-generation cellular wireless network, popularly known as 5G, a new study found. “Countries were ranked on

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ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE SOCIETY, BAHRAIN

Cyber Security Hub, Bahrain The Artificial Intelligence Society is an independent and voluntary technological society formed in 2018 with the aim of promoting and disseminating Artificial Intelligence technology across the Kingdom. Main objectives of the society are as follows: Support Bahrain’s 2030 vision through implementation of specific AI applications and technologies. Aim at making Bahrain

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TOP 50 UK EDUCATION BLOGS AND WEBSITES FOR EDUCATORS AND TEACHERS IN 2020

Feedspot has a team of over 25 experts whose goal is to discover and rank popular blogs, podcasts and youtube channels in several niche categories. With millions of blogs on the web, finding influential bloggers in a niche industry is a hard problem to address. Our experience leads us to believe that a thoughtful combination of

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EDUCATION IN THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION

The Russian Federation, more commonly and simply known as “Russia,” is a complex, heterogeneous state. Home to some 143.4 million citizens, its population includes a sizable number of ethnic minorities besides the Russian majority. Most citizens consider their mother tongue to be Russian. However, up to 100 other languages, including 35 that are “official,” remain in use.

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NEW INITIATIVES IN BAHRAIN’S EDUCATION SECTOR TARGET HIGHER STANDARDS, APPROPRIATE SKILLS

As Bahrain continues to move from an oil-dependent economy to a more knowledge-based one, education is taking a driving seat in training the next generation of young Bahraini citizens in how to prosper in this new landscape. While education has long been a priority, the focus right now is on raising overall standards, from primary

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NETHERLANDS : TWENTE OPTS FOR ENGLISH AS OFFICIAL LANGUAGE

As of January 1, 2020 University of Twente has become the first university in The Netherlands to make English its official working language. Following the initial decision made by the executive board back in 2015, UT revised the policy to originally make the change in 2018, which then became effective in 2019 as a year of transition.

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UAE : MANY FACTORS DRIVE DESIRE FOR OVERSEAS EDUCATION

Academic experts explain what UAE can do to encourage students to stay back Abu Dhabi: The majority of students in the UAE who can afford to go abroad for an education do so, a top industry expert said. Such a trend can only change if longer-term residency options and visa flexibility is offered to expatriate

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UK : BREXIT: WHERE NOW FOR THE UK ACADEMY?

As the UK finally leaves the European Union after years of turmoil, Simon Usherwood says it is time for remain-supporting academics to focus on the future. But Tanja Bueltmann says that for EU academics the scars are too deep It’s fair to say that British higher education has not had a good Brexit so far.

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