• Online School

    Take schooling to the next level with Impaq Online School

    South Africa’s largest home education curriculum provider has launched a brand-new Impaq Online School at a time when demand for distance education continues to grow rapidly. For 20 years, Impaq has been a leader in structured homeschooling in South Africa. During this period, more than 169 000 learners have used their educational services. With the advent of the Covid-19 pandemic, demand for their homeschooling offering — which follows the CAPS curriculum and caters for grade R to grade 12 learners — has accelerated, with record numbers of families switching to this form of education in the last 18 months. Amid this backdrop, Impaq has embarked on taking schooling to the…

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  • Education

    Petition aims to dissolve Nebraska board of education

    Nebraskans are collecting signatures for a 2022 ballot initiative that would dissolve several key education positions, replacing them with a new office that reports only to the governor. The petition seeks to dismantle the state’s Department of Education, elected School Board, and School Board Commissioner through a constitutional amendment which would create a new Office of Education, overseen by the governor’s office.  That stems mostly from Republican Gov. Pete Ricketts’ multiple clashes with the state’s school board this year over its proposed updates to the state’s health education standards.  The updated standards would have incorporated lessons about gender identity and sexual orientation in school health classes. The board in September…

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  • Jobs

    2021 MBA Employment: Plenty Of Jobs For Yale MBAs, But Median Pay Flattens

    Yale School of Management released employment data for its MBA program this month MBA job offers and acceptances were down across the board in 2020, and we don’t need to remind you why. However, while the jobs were harder to find, the ones that graduates did land paid well enough to allow B-schools to boast about the continued strong ROI of their programs. That was the case at Yale School of Management. Last year, in the depths of the pandemic, the Yale Class of 2020 made news with a major increase in total compensation, fueled by a big boost in median base pay — even as both job offers an acceptances…

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  • Science

    The Best Way to Hug Someone, According to Science

    Have you heard of the saying: “A hug a day keeps the doctor away?” Perhaps, not. Probably because it’s not a saying. But it’s certainly an assertion scientists have previously made based on the immunity-boosting health benefits of hugs. Hugs are society’s favorite form of expressing affection; this may be because they increase the oxytocin levels — or the “cuddle hormone” — in our bodies, leading people to associate the gesture with feelings of happiness. But there is no conclusive formula of what is the “best” way to hug someone. How long should you hold people for? How much pressure should you apply? How should you cross your arms while holding people? So…

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  • Online School

    Lee County Schools working to stop school threats with online violence prevention programs for families

    FORT MYERS, Fla. — Lee County School District is offering parents the opportunity to learn more about the violence prevention program used in their schools. Risk Assessment Coordinator, Rick Parfitt, told Fox 4 that it will be a series of presentations on behavioral threat assessment and management that will be available over the next several months. The topics covered will include: Targeted Violence Behavioral Threat Assessment Overview of the Threat Assessment Model Pathway to violence and Examples and Warning Signs Role of Parents and the Community Parfitt says it will take the teamwork of parents and school districts to put a stop to school threats. “In school, we are going…

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  • Education

    Billions of California education dollars unaccounted for

    It’s been eight years since then-Gov. Jerry Brown restructured California’s school funding formulas to direct billions of dollars to the state’s neediest students. But, in 2019, state Auditor Elaine Howle confirmed what critics had been saying for years: State and local tax money allocated under the formula had apparently been used instead to boost overall spending throughout school districts. It wasn’t exactly clear where the money had gone once it reached the districts. Howle’s findings are reinforced by a new report this month from Policy Analysis for California Education, an independent research center that draws from Stanford, University of Southern California and the University of California campuses at Berkeley, Davis…

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  • Jobs

    Jobs That Are Great If You’re Looking to Work Remotely and Enjoy Moving

    How HireAHelper came up with this ranking During the pandemic, many Americans resorted to working from home, and some people moved to a new city or state, even if temporarily. HireAHelper, a company that helps people find nearby movers and works with over 2,000 moving companies, put together a list of the best jobs for people who move a lot. Then they divided that list into jobs that can likely be accomplished remotely and those that probably cannot.  “Moving to work remotely has been a huge trend in the last few years, so we wanted to find out what are the best remote-friendly jobs that can be done from anywhere and…

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