Nuffic to close Netherlands Education Support Offices

In an online interview Freddy Weima explained that Nuffic would remain responsible for promoting internationalisation across the education sector in the Netherlands, despite some operational changes.

“In the long term, I still think Nuffic has a bright future ahead”

The organisation previously warned that 2019 proposed funding cuts could threaten internationalisation across the Netherlands and impact its work.

“We have to say goodbye to the Neso Network. Our offices abroad will close from 2021,” Weima said, beginning with offices in Turkey, Russia, Brazil, Mexico and China.

“It’s a political decision, and we can only respect it. We obviously think it’s a shame and hope we can find other ways of continuing educational cooperation in some countries.”

Funding for the Holland Alumni Network will end after 2021, but Nuffic “hopes there’s potential for some sort of relaunch, because it would be a real shame if the network was lost”, Weima added.

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Special education during COVID-19 requires close contact behind plexiglass and masks

Anne Boucher read an illustrated children’s book about an ant to two of her students at Brewer Community School on Friday morning. The students sat across from her, separated from their teacher by plexiglass. All three wore masks, and Boucher also wore a plastic face shield.

As she read the book, Boucher held it up behind the plexiglass so the students could describe the images, and she asked them how they felt about what they were hearing. One student alternately fidgeted with a small, black-and-white cow and large, squishy T-Rex.

“This one is just to get them talking about things that they are working on,” Boucher said of the exercise.

As a radically different school year gets underway, requirements that teachers keep their distance from students, and that students keep their distance from each other, can pose a challenge with special education, which often requires teachers and students to be

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

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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Canyons District’s Draper Park Middle School to temporarily close, shift to online learning

SALT LAKE CITY — Following a sustained increase in COVID-19 cases in the school community, Draper Park Middle School will close and shift to online learning for 14 days starting Tuesday.

No classes were scheduled at the school Friday because the school has been conducting parent-teacher conferences this week and Friday was a compensation day. Teachers will work Monday to prepare to teach virtual classes for the next two weeks.

Canyons School District spokesman Jeff Haney said there have been 16 positive cases of COVID-19 at the school within the past two weeks. According to the school district’s dashboard, 80 students and staff have been under quarantine the past two weeks. Some 1,430 students are attending the school in person this fall.

According to a letter to the school community, “the pause in on-campus learning was determined to be in the best interest of students, families and staff.”

The school

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In Bilingual Classrooms, Teachers Are Anxious To Build Relationships, Close Digital Divide

For months, Jocelyn Ramos imagined how she’d decorate her very own classroom for her first year of teaching: bright colors and a warm, rainbow theme. She just never expected it would be at her house.

“This is probably my favorite part because it just feels welcoming,” Ramos said in a video tour. “It’s a welcome bulletin board. It says ‘Bienvenidos.’”

Ramos has been getting ready to greet her class of 18 first graders at Moreno Elementary online, as the Houston Independent School District (HISD) starts the new school year with completely virtual instruction this week. HISD is one of several districts in the Greater Houston area, together welcoming nearly half a million children back to school for a mix of online and in-person instruction.

For brand new teachers like Ramos, it marks a different kind of milestone.

“Even before this COVID happened, every teacher that I would go up

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Teacher to Parent – Education is supposed to open doors, not close them | Teacher to Parent

Q: I’ve read that some colleges now are minimizing the importance of grammar rules in writing as a way to alleviate systemic racism against people of color. Previously, writing instruction has handicapped students from non-standard language backgrounds. Now there is a movement toward empowering these marginalized students to make grammatical choices that challenge standard conventions and push back against prejudices that are based on a euro- and anglo-centric view of the written word. Hopefully this trend will continue and eventually creep down into K-12 instruction. What are your thoughts?

if kolleges r now doin away w/grammer and propper riting, 1 mite resonubly wunder what will b the nxt imprtnt thng 2 go.

Did you enjoy reading that sentence? You probably understood what I meant, only it took you twice as long, and instead of focusing on its ideas, you had to focus on its mistakes, correcting them in your mind,

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