Boys and Girls Club of Greater Cincinnati steps in to help families juggling work, online learning

CINCINNATI — Many working parents are faced with a seemingly impossible challenge during the COVID-19 pandemic: Working while teaching their children, who are learning online, at the same time. Although parents know how to cope and multitask, it’s just not possible to be in two places at once.

That’s where the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Cincinnati comes in. The organization has expanded its traditional after-school services to welcome students during the day, too. At the Boys and Girls Club, children have a quiet, safe place to focus on their virtual classes and get help from trained staff members.

“And the reason we’re doing that is to meet the needs of our families,” said Boys and Girls Club of Greater Cincinnati CEO Bill Bresser. “This is the most challenging school year that they’ve probably ever faced.”

Bresser said the organization didn’t plan on the sudden shift but began its

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Girls Have Greater Access to Education than Ever, but Equality Is Still a Long Way Off

LONDON—When Adelaide Tsogo Masenya was six, she switched primary schools. Her local school, Dr Knak Primary School, in the poor Johannesburg township of Alexandra, only taught in her native language of Sepedi. Her new school, Marlboro Gardens Secondary School, had an English-only curriculum. Years later when she asked her mother, a cashier who only had a primary school education, why they had moved her, her mother replied, “You actually asked me to take you to an English school.” Even at such a young age, Masenya, who is now 30, had enough agency to understand the importance of education for her future.

Masenya went on to attend university in Johannesburg—later working both in human resources and as a secondary school teacher. She was also awarded a Chevening scholarship to obtain a master’s degree in education and development at University College London, something that likely wouldn’t have been available if she had

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New Education Policy must focus on greater marketable skill formation for tech vertical



Therefore, India's technology vertical has a stake in how the NEP 2020 will shape both the future of learning and the quality of human capital that it needs.


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Therefore, India’s technology vertical has a stake in how the NEP 2020 will shape both the future of learning and the quality of human capital that it needs.

By Sandeep Goel

The launch of the New Education Policy amidst the COVID19 pandemic brings the strategic interdependence between learning and technology to the forefront. Like other verticals that the pandemic has impacted, education also needs to embrace digital transformation. The COVID19 crisis has amply demonstrated the kind of resilience that digital readiness can provide to the economy by enabling stakeholders to stay connected. In the long run, technological progress will continue to be the most significant enabler of economic growth. Therefore, India’s technology vertical has a stake in how the NEP 2020 will shape both the future of learning and the quality of human capital that it needs. The NEP 2020 must prioritize the following

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Work from home, online learning fuelling need for greater investment in digital infrastructure: TRAI chief

With work from home, online learning, and in-home entertainment fuelling demand for robust digital infrastructure, massive investments would be needed, especially in areas like fibre-to-the-home, data centres, in-building solutions, and proliferation of wifi hotspots, TRAI Chairman R S Sharma said on Monday.

Terming telecom infrastructure and services as “key enablers” and “critical determinants” of the country’s digital and economic growth, Sharma said creation of robust telecom infrastructure – a capital-intensive sector – will play a key role in seamless connectivity, which is the essence of true digitisation.

“Huge infrastructure [must] be created for achieving objectives of connect India mission, and this is only possible with required investments to be brought into sector in next couple of years,” he said addressing an event organised by Tower and Infrastructure Providers Association (TAIPA).

While significant coverage of 4G is now a reality, there is still room to strengthen the underlying infrastructure,

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