Here’s how online classes can bridge the current education gap for international studies



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Studying abroad is a quintessential experience for many students. Each year thousands of students pack their bags and go to different countries for their higher education. This year the Covid-19 pandemic has wrecked the dreams of many. What now?

Universities worldwide believe that despite the spectre of Covid-19 looming large, there’s no reason for students to despair and give up on their study abroad dreams. Instead of waiting for universities to resume physical classes, why not opt for online learning to continue education during the ongoing pandemic.

What to look forward to?

Traditionally, university programmes have been intrinsically based around physical attendance of the students, and digital learning has remained a supplementary support mechanism. However, there is always a way if you look for one. Owing to the ongoing global crisis, academic institutions across the globe are transitioning to online education. Teachers are using online tools to keep their classes

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Cox Communications Commits $60 Million to Close the Digital Learning Gap | News

ATLANTA, Sept. 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Cox Communications’ President and CEO Pat Esser announced in a live press conference today that Cox will pledge $60 million over the next year to close the digital learning gap.

Esser urged in the press conference the need for collaboration to solve the digital divide.  

“Our commitment remains strong, but we cannot do this alone. We need to keep partnering with cities, school districts, counties and community-based organizations to get families connected,” said Esser. “Connection is more important than ever before, especially for kids.” 

Esser also announced that Cox will be extending the company’s offer to new customers that qualify for Connect2Compete.  New customers that sign up for the program before the end of the year will receive the company’s low-cost internet for two months free, and $9.95 per month thereafter. Cox’s outdoor Wifi hotspots will also remain open to keep families connected

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The wealth gap: How education fails to measure economic disadvantage

When Ajuah Helton was a college student, her financial aid package came up a few thousand dollars short. What happened next threw her off course.

Her mom took out a high-interest federal loan that she ultimately couldn’t repay. The next year, her mom wanted to avoid more loans, but didn’t have other funds to tap into. Helton, out of options, left school for a semester to work to make up the difference.

“That’s with a mom who was fully employed, college-educated, but did not come from anything that allowed her to say, ‘Oh $5,000? Let me just go to my bank account or my stock market and pull out a little bit of cash,’” Helton says.

Helton, who is Black, did graduate. She is now the national director of KIPP Through College, a program designed to help students like herself earn college diplomas. But every day, she sees her own

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Michelle Singletary: Stop telling Black people we could close wealth gap if we valued education more – News – telegram.com

In a 10-part series for Sundays titled “Sincerely, Michelle,” Michelle Singletary gets personal about misconceptions involving race. This is the second column in the series, but each one stands alone as well.

WASHINGTON – Dear Reader,

I probably would have never gone to college had I not spent two months of my childhood in a hospital.

While in middle school, I was diagnosed with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. The pain in my legs became so bad that I couldn’t walk. My grandmother, “Big Mama,” a nursing assistant who raised me from the time I was 4, couldn’t afford to miss work to take me to the daily physical therapy appointments I needed to walk without pain. So I stayed at the hospital. I cried a lot over the isolation from my grandmother and my two brothers and two sisters, whom she also was raising.

The director of the physical therapy department,

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COVID-19 Recovery Analysis: Alternative Credentials Market For Higher Education|Widening Skills Gap to boost the Market Growth | Technavio

LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Technavio has been monitoring the alternative credentials market for higher education and it is poised to grow by $ 1.18 bn during 2020-2024, progressing at a CAGR of over 17% during the forecast period. The report offers an up-to-date analysis regarding the current market scenario, latest trends and drivers, and the overall market environment.

Although the COVID-19 pandemic continues to transform the growth of various industries, the immediate impact of the outbreak is varied. While a few industries will register a drop in demand, numerous others will continue to remain unscathed and show promising growth opportunities. Technavio’s in-depth research has all your needs covered as our research reports include all foreseeable market scenarios, including pre- & post-COVID-19 analysis. We offer $1000 worth of FREE customization

The market is fragmented, and the degree of fragmentation will accelerate during the forecast period. Cengage Learning Holdings II Inc., Coursera Inc.,

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COVID-19 Recovery Analysis: Alternative Credentials Market For Higher Education|Widening Skills Gap to boost the Market Growth

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Perelman Selling Almost Everything as Pandemic Roils His Empire

(Bloomberg) — Bit by bit, billionaire Ronald O. Perelman is parting with his treasures.His Gulfstream 650 is on the market. So is his 257-foot yacht. Movers hauled crates of art from his Upper East Side townhouse after he struck a deal with Sotheby’s to sell hundreds of millions of dollars of works.He’s unloaded his stake in Humvee-maker AM General, sold a flavorings company that he’d owned for decades and hired banks to find buyers for stock he holds in other companies.What in the world is going on with Ron Perelman? His exploits on and off Wall Street have been tabloid fare in New York since the go-go 1980s. But now, at an age when most fellow billionaires are kicking back, Perelman, 77, is facing a range of financial challenges, most of all at Revlon Inc., his cosmetics giant.Once touted as

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