350,000 US education jobs slashed in September

K-12 schools and colleges across the United States have issued yet another round of mass layoffs stemming from the economic fallout of the pandemic, with at least 350,000 education jobs slashed in September alone. According to the latest jobs report from the Department of Labor, employment in local government education fell by 231,000 and state government education by 49,000, while employment in private education decreased by 69,000.

The September layoffs come four months after an unprecedented 1.4 million layoffs to education workers throughout the country as a result of the pandemic. As was the case in April and May, the layoffs have affected in most part classified employees such as bus drivers, food service workers, campus assistants, paraeducators and other school employees. These school staff have been added to the growing mass of tens of millions facing evictions, hunger and destitution.

These mass layoffs take place as deadly school reopenings

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Opinion | September jobs report shows U.S. economy missing more jobs now than it did at worst point of any prior postwar recession

Here’s the bad news: The nation’s payrolls are still down 10.7 million jobs, or about 7 percent, since their peak in February, when the recession began. That’s enormous. In fact, a higher net share of jobs is still “missing” today, relative to pre-recession times, than was the case even at the worst period of any prior postwar downturn.

The chart below shows percentage changes in employment since the recession began, and how recent trends compare with other postwar downturns and recoveries. The black line plots the Great Recession and its aftermath. At the very worst point for the job market in that business cycle, payrolls were down about 6.3 percent. Now, however, the magnitude of those Great Recession job losses looks slightly less “great” when compared with more recent changes in employment, plotted by the red line.

Another measure of labor market health, the unemployment rate, tells a barely more

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September jobs report: U.S. hiring slows for 3rd month but unemployment rate falls to 7.9%

America’s employers added 661,000 jobs in September, the third straight month of slower hiring and evidence from the final jobs report before the presidential election that the economic recovery has weakened.

With September’s hiring gain, the economy has recovered only slightly more than half the 22 million jobs that were wiped out by the viral pandemic. The roughly 10 million jobs that remain lost exceed the number that the nation shed during the entire 2008-2009 Great Recession.

The unemployment rate for September fell to 7.9%, down from 8.4% in August, the Labor Department said Friday. Since April, the jobless rate has tumbled from a peak of 14.7%.

The September jobs report coincides with other data that suggests that while the economic picture may be improving, the gains have slowed since summer. The economy is under pressure from a range of threats. They include the expiration of federal aid programs that

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September Job Cuts 186% Higher

The outplacement firm of Challenger, Gray & Christmas on Thursday reported that announced job losses in September rose 2.6% month over month to 118,804, 186% higher than the number of cuts announced in September 2019.

For the first nine months of this year, nearly 2.1 million jobs have been lost, up 348% compared to the same period last year. The total number of jobs lost this year is already higher than the previous record of 1.96 million job cuts announced in 2001.



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Andrew Challenger, vice president of the outplacement firm, noted that even though the jobs outlook has improved since the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, announced layoffs and firings continue to set new records.

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In September, COVID-19 was named as the cause of 45,213 job cuts, while another 33,713 were attributed to lack of demand and 11,562 were attributed to

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Hailiang Education Group Inc. Receives Multiple Awards in September 2020

HANGZHOU, China, Sept. 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Hailiang Education Group Inc. (Nasdaq: HLG) (“Hailiang Education”, the “Company” or “we”), an education and management services provider of primary, middle, and high schools in the PRC, today announced it was awarded The Best China Concept Stock in Education Sector 2020 by Zhitongcaijing, a leading financial media agency in China. Additionally, at the 2020 (Fourth) China Brand Bo‘ao Summit, the Company received the Top 10 Influential Brands of Chinese Education Enterprises Award, and Mr. Junwei Chen, our Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, received the Outstanding Chinese Youth Award.

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Mr. Junwei Chen remarked, “We are honored that Hailiang Education has been widely recognized. These awards underscore our strong history of combining education resources with scientific management, which resulted in our high-quality and diversified K12 education services that could benefit more students. Maintaining our market

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Monday Morning Media Roundup: September 28th, 2020

I was never much one for math, but we’ve all had to become something of mathematic experts as Milwaukee’s last two seasons offer the possibility of back-to-back transitive property championships. Smugly sitting back in your armchair and firing off tweets about how “if we’d only beaten Eventual Champion X, we’d definitely have beaten Other Eastern Team Y and gone on to win the Finals over Whatever Western Team Z” is all we have left once the fires of our blazing wreck have been put out.



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Which is the long-winded way of saying we’ll be stuck with another case of the woulda, coulda, shouldas if Miami does the thing and defeats LA in the Finals. We’ve already faded so rapidly into obscurity that nobody outside of our psychotic corner of the internet will even bother connecting the dots that lead from being down

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September: Bristol History Commission | News and features

Bristol’s history will be explored by the city’s first ever history commission, which formally launched this week.

Alongside professional historians, the history commission also includes a wide-range of academics from sectors including philosophy, trade unions, arts and culture, and law.

Chaired by Professor Tim Cole from the University of Bristol’s Department of History, the commission was brought together to explore Bristol’s past following an announcement by the Mayor of Bristol Marvin Rees in June 2020.

The Mayor invited the commission to help Bristol better understand it’s history and how we have become the city we are today. The commission was initiated after the events of this summer and its work will include the history of slavery as well as the full scope of events that have impacted the city.

The commission will include the building and removal of the Colston statue as a departure point and it will also consider

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Coronavirus India lockdown Day 179 | Punjab to open higher education institutions from September 21

India has overtaken the U.S. and become the top country in terms of global COVID-19 recoveries, said the Union Health Ministry on Saturday, adding that the country has reported the highest number of total recoveries, with more than 42 lakh (42,08,431) COVID-19 patients having recovered.

Of the new recovered cases, about 60% are being reported from five States — Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Uttar Pradesh.

You can track coronavirus cases, deaths and testing rates at the national and State levels here. A list of State Helpline numbers is available as well.

Here are the latest updates:

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DMRC sells over 80K smart cards

With the discontinuation of tokens in the Delhi Metro as part of precautionary measures to curb the spread of COVID-19, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has sold around 8,500 smart cards per day between September 7 and 16.

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Punjab to open higher education institutions from September 21

However, schools, colleges and coaching centres will remain closed.

The Punjab government on Saturday allowed the opening of higher education institutions for Ph.D scholars and post-graduate students of technical and professional programmes requiring laboratories and experimental works from September 21.

However, schools, colleges and coaching centres will remain closed. The orders were issued in compliance with the directives of Unlock 4.0 issued by the Union Ministry of Home Affairs.

According to the guidelines issued by the Special Chief Secretary (Home), Satish Chandra, open air theatres will be allowed to function with strict adherence to social distancing norms. Cinema halls, swimming pools, entertainment parks, theatres and similar places would continue to remain closed.

As per the orders, online distance learning shall be permitted and encouraged but schools, colleges, educational and coaching institutions will remain closed for students and regular classes.

Mr. Chandra said 50% of the teaching and non-teaching staff would

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