$5 billion for the Global Partnership for Education will help secure our future

Even before COVID-19 hit, the world was experiencing a global learning crisis: 90% of children in low-income countries could not read and understand a simple sentence by their 10th birthday. In Nigeria, three-quarters of primary teachers could not pass a fourth grade test.

The onset of COVID-19 is exacerbating this: at its peak, the pandemic pushed 1.6 billion children out of school. 8 out of 10 children surveyed in 46 countries reported that they have learnt very little or not at all since COVID-19 began. This lost potential is catastrophic, not just for individuals, but for future economies and generations. The cost of lost potential from lack of learning is equivalent to US$129 billion per year or 10% of global spending on education.

To avoid turning the global learning crisis into a catastrophe, investment in education is necessary. But COVID-19 is threatening a deprioritization of education in budgets, and the

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Sickle Cell Disease Association of America and Aruvant Sciences Forge New Partnership to Educate Around Gene Therapy

HANOVER, Md. and NEW YORK, Oct. 12, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The Sickle Cell Disease Association of America (SCDAA) and Aruvant Sciences are proud to announce a new partnership to create educational programs to increase awareness of gene therapy as a potential curative treatment option for sickle cell disease patients. This collaboration will help SCDAA continue to deliver on its mission, while assisting Aruvant in learning more about the needs of sickle cell disease (SCD) patients. Under the agreement, Aruvant will collaborate with SCDAA to host local and national educational events and develop materials for a public-awareness campaign.

“In partnership with SCDAA, we are working to educate patients about gene therapy, while gaining critical insights from the patient community for our ARU-1801 SCD development program,” said Will Chou, M.D., chief executive officer (CEO) of Aruvant. “Now is a perfect time to work with SCDAA to educate the community about gene therapy

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Cambridge announces new partnership to provide expertise on education reform

CAMBRIDGE, England, Oct. 12, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Cambridge Assessment and Cambridge University Press have announced the launch of the Cambridge Partnership for Education, a new unit that will draw on the collective knowledge and global network of the University of Cambridge to support governments, schools, teachers and learners in creating quality public education systems.

“Education underpins our economies and societies,” said Jane Mann, Managing Director, Cambridge Partnership for Education. “It’s the single most effective solution for many of the problems we face including poverty, health, climate change and conflict. As the global pandemic intensifies these challenges, revitalising education systems will fuel individual, national and international recovery. Our new team is uniquely placed to achieve that mission with partners around the world.”

As the recent Cambridge report “What have we learned about the COVID-19 impact on education so far?”[1] showed, education systems in all countries were ill-equipped to

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New Mexico extends successful partnership to get students back on track after education interruption

SANTA FE, N.M., Oct. 5, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — A statewide program to help New Mexicans navigate the challenges of education during the global health emergency will be extended after spring results demonstrated significant success in supporting K-12 students across the state.

Participants in the ENGAGE New Mexico program are connected to a personal academic coach to help the students develop plans for success in challenging times, answer questions about technology and curriculum, and connect students to community support.

“We knew that for many students and their families, going from a structured classroom setting to learning from home was going to be a very big challenge,” said Gwen Perea Warniment, the state’s deputy secretary of teaching, learning and assessment. “It makes perfect sense that some families needed help during this transition and, with the extension of this program, we are excited to be able to provide this help to anyone who

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NTT Training Announces New Partnership with International Association of Electrical Inspectors

CENTENNIAL, Colo., Oct. 2, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — NTT Training is proud to announce a new partnership with the International Association of Electrical Inspectors (IAEI) which designates NTT as an approved nationwide training provider to deliver IAEI’s industry-leading content via Live Online Training. “IAEI trusts NTT with their content because they value our expert instructors and learn-by-doing philosophy,” says NTT Product Manager Cormack McCarthy. These new joint course offerings include:

  • Analysis of Changes-2020 NEC
  • Analysis of Changes-2017 NEC
  • Analysis of Changes-2014 NEC
  • Soares Grounding and Bonding Requirements
  • Hazardous (Classified) Locations
  • One- and Two-Family Dwelling Electrical Systems
  • Motors and Transformer Installations
  • Article 680-Swimming Pools and Similar Installations
  • Common Code Calculations
  • Electrical Service Requirements
  • NFPA 70E-Electrical Safety in the Workplace
  • Electrical Requirements for Health Care Facilities
  • NEC Essentials (Overview of the NEC)
  • Photovoltaic (PV) System Requirements
  • Commercial Installations and Inspection Requirements

In addition, NTT Training plans to offer these classes at

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UTEP, TTUHSC strengthen partnership for health research and education

The University of Texas at El Paso and Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso recently announced a series of new initiatives to strengthen collaboration and expand health research involving faculty at both universities.



a man sitting at a desk and using a laptop computer: UTEP's Dr. Suman Sirimulla, professor of Medicinal Chemistry, is working on a cure for COVID-19 from his lab.


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UTEP’s Dr. Suman Sirimulla, professor of Medicinal Chemistry, is working on a cure for COVID-19 from his lab.

These efforts will leverage the success of joint projects that have already taken place, including some that address the COVID-19 pandemic. They are also the direct product of a commitment made several months ago by both institutions to make it easier for our researchers and students to work together.

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More: UTEP COVID-19 testing program yet to reach capacity, though campus has low positivity rate

One important component of this new phase of our partnership is a seed grant program designed to spur major research in areas such as

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New education partnership secures federal funding for Whitecap students



a group of people sitting at a table: Saskatoon Public Schools' Board Chair Colleen MacPherson and Whitecap Dakota First Nation Chief Darcy Bear sign an  agreement supporting their ongoing education partnership.


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Saskatoon Public Schools’ Board Chair Colleen MacPherson and Whitecap Dakota First Nation Chief Darcy Bear sign an agreement supporting their ongoing education partnership.

A new agreement between Whitecap Dakota First Nation, the Saskatoon public school division and the federal government provides federal funding to support Whitecap students.

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The tripartite education agreement, signed on Tuesday morning, builds on an existing partnership between the First Nation and the school division that’s been in place since 2014.

The original partnership, extended by another five years in 2019, formalizes decades of collaboration between the division and Whitecap.

The school division operates the pre-Kindergarten to Grade 4 Charles Red Hawk Elementary School, located on the Whitecap Dakota First Nation. It’s the first on-reserve school to be part of a Saskatchewan school division.

Once students reach Grade 5, they are transported to Chief Whitecap School in Saskatoon’s Stonebridge neighbourhood,

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Ambow Education Expands Strategic Partnership with Amazon in Digital Professional Education, Training and Certification

BEIJING, Sept. 28, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Ambow Education Holding Ltd. (“Ambow” or the “Company”) (NYSE American: AMBO), a leading national provider of educational and career enhancement services in China, today announced that it has expanded its strategic partnership with Amazon built on its online-to-offline education SaaS platform, Huanyujun Education Hub (“Huanyujun”).

In 2018, Ambow and Amazon signed an international cooperation agreement related to Amazon Web Services (AWS) training and certification, agreeing to jointly build a cloud skills training base. The AWS Global Cloud Infrastructure is the most secure, extensive, and reliable cloud platform, offering over 175 fully featured services from data centers globally, spanning 245 countries and territories. The expanded cooperation between Ambow and AWS will not only include both AWS digital and classroom training courses as well as certification services provided by Huanyujun, but also integrate enterprise recruiting programs and training offerings. In summary, Ambow can provide

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