TGR Foundation launches Bid with Purpose, Giving Challenge fundraisers to further expand online learning resources

The unprecedented pandemic of COVID-19 has challenged the way educators teach and how students learn.

With a shift to remote learning, there have been newly-presented limits of access to quality educational resources, especially in under-resourced schools and high-needs communities. Recognizing this need, the TGR Foundation has substantially expanded its free online learning resources to these communities and has continuously introduced new lessons online each month.

To support this initiative, two new fundraisers – TGR EXP: Bid with Purpose and the Giving Challenge – have been created to help serve youth through education, as funds are critical for the foundation to provide free programs.

The first fundraiser, Bid with Purpose, is an online auction which includes authentic Tiger Woods signed memorabilia and dynamic golf experiences. The auction is currently live and ends at 3 p.m. ET on Friday, Sept. 25th.

A few of the auction items for golf lovers include a

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Universal Technical Institute Launches Blended Learning Development Initiative

PHOENIX, Sept. 22, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — As part of its wider growth and diversification strategy, Universal Technical Institute (NYSE: UTI), the nation’s leading provider of transportation technician training, is evolving and enhancing its instructional and operational model to better serve the country’s need for skilled workers, capitalize on fast-growing interest in its educational programs and meet the changing needs of students and employers.

This learning model will blend UTI’s high-quality hands-on training with best of breed instructor-facilitated online instruction. The learning model will not only increase access for students but will also better prepare them to be life-long learners. Students will continue to receive the industry-aligned hands-on lab training UTI is known for and the blended delivery model will allow UTI to continue to optimize the physical footprint at each of its campuses.

“Our response to the COVID-19 pandemic accelerated our journey toward blended learning and, because today’s technicians

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Saskatchewan Polytechnic launches School of Continuing Education

a sign on the side of a building: Saskatchewan Polytechnic campus in Regina.

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Saskatchewan Polytechnic campus in Regina.

Saskatchewan Polytechnic has launched a new school to provide alternatives for people during the coronavirus pandemic.

The School of Continuing Education was launched on Wednesday to meet the needs of the local community and provide training for those whose jobs have been affected by COVID-19.

Read more: Sask Polytech doubles seats in Combined Laboratory and X-Ray Technologists program

The new school will also help businesses ensure their employees continue to have the skillsets they need to stay competitive as their industries change due to new technologies.

“The new school will help professionals. It’ll help employees. And it’ll help people who are looking to change careers or advance in their careers,” said Saskatchewan Polytechnic president and CEO Larry Rosia.

Over 750 courses will be available at the new school in arts and science, business, computer and IT, nursing, the trades, health

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Taiwan Launches Online Higher Education Fair In PH

AMID the havoc caused by COVID-19, Taiwan continues to build a bridge for higher education exchange between Taiwan and the Philippines. The Taiwan Education Center in the Philippines (TEC-PH) officially launched the 2020 Online Taiwan Higher Education Fair on September 15th, 2020, which will last until the 15th of October. This is the first time the event has taken the online form due to the dire situation created by the global pandemic.

The 2020 Online Taiwan Higher Education Fair presents a total of 66 quality public and private universities and colleges in Taiwan, the most ever in any Taiwan Education Fair. The 2020 Online Taiwan Education Fair website features a clean and intuitive interface for Filipino students who are interested in studying in Taiwan. Students can search by field of interest or by location. Students can also post further inquiries on participating universities’ information pages and will receive timely responses

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SimpleCloud Launches Virtual Desktop Platform for Higher Education to Maintain Class Continuity and Equitable Access to Technology

LOS ANGELES and MADRID, Sept. 17, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — SimpleCloud, the cloud-based remote workplace, today announced its education platform that allows classroom instruction to go remote in a matter of hours and maintain instruction continuity in applications like Autodesk, Adobe, Unity and Unreal Engine just to name a few. A short video explaining the key capabilities of SimpleCloud for Education can be viewed here

Reducing the technology barrier for students entering universities and colleges this year, SimpleCloud can help retain students for the semester and lower costs without compromising access to technology. Classes that require specific software suites or team collaboration in sectors such as design, animation, architecture, game development and engineering, can work with professors in virtual classrooms and labs, lowering health risks. 

The usage of virtual desk solutions, with unlimited graphic capacity in the cloud, allows users to connect to powerful virtual desktops from anywhere.

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Education Department launches investigation after Princeton’s president confronts ‘systemic racism’ on campus

“On September 2, 2020, you admitted Princeton’s educational program is and for decades has been racist,” the Education Department stated in a letter to the university. It cited school President Christopher L. Eisgruber’s statements that racism and the damage it does to people of color persist at Princeton, and that racist assumptions remain embedded in the structures of the university.

Like many universities and other institutions across the country in a summer of racial reckoning, Princeton has been delving into its history and asking what changes it could make. The department’s letter comes at a politically fraught time, weeks before the election, when President Trump has moved to overhaul federal agencies’ racial sensitivity trainings and called for a “pro-American” curriculum in schools that “celebrates the truth about our nation’s great history.”

On Thursday, Trump said that U.S. schools are indoctrinating children with a left-wing agenda and that the result could

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