• Education

    Texas lawmakers consider higher education construction funding

    Sign up for The Brief, our daily newsletter that keeps readers up to speed on the most essential Texas news. Texas public university leaders are crossing their fingers that the Legislature will pass a bill this year that would open up billions of dollars of funding for construction of new and existing campus buildings. Many of the projects named in the bill would add health care education and research infrastructure as the state continues to face a shortage of physicians and nurses amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Officials say the pandemic has exacerbated the needs for these construction projects that will expand public health education. House Bill 1530, which would authorize…

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  • Jobs

    ‘Jobs of the now’: The top 10 jobs of the future have arrived early

    Which jobs will top the post-pandemic jobs list and which roles are likely to emerge as top contenders in the post-COVID future? From Work-from-Home Facilitator to Fitness Commitment Counsellor and Algorithm Bias Auditor to Cyber Calamity Forecaster, the future of jobs is already upon us. As some countries begin to pull out of pandemic-induced lockdown, and the corporate engines of “return to the office” begin to whir, an open question hangs: What kind of jobs will people return to following months of work-from-home exile in “Remotopia”? Will the online “big-bang” of the 2020s (when everything that could go online did go online) accelerate digitally enabled jobs? And which jobs will…

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  • Science

    New technology makes tumor eliminate itself

    IMAGE: A piece of the tumor was made completely transparent and scanned in 3D with a special microscope. The components labeled with fluorescent colors were rendered in a rotatable 3D representation… view more  Credit: Plückthun Lab A new technology developed by UZH researchers enables the body to produce therapeutic agents on demand at the exact location where they are needed. The innovation could reduce the side effects of cancer therapy and may hold the solution to better delivery of Covid-related therapies directly to the lungs. Scientists at the University of Zurich have modified a common respiratory virus, called adenovirus, to act like a Trojan horse to deliver genes for cancer therapeutics…

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  • Home Schooling

    As Homeschool and Remote Schooling Increases, Parents Share Some Common Challenges

    When Dr. Dene Schulze-Alva first started homeschooling her children six years ago, she wasn’t aware of the amount of research it would require to be a successful parent educator. “It’s a huge shift in time because you’re 100 percent dedicated to learning where and what the resources are,” Schulze-Alva said. “That’s the initial challenge.” Once Schulze-Alva found other parents and homeschooling families to network with, the licensed chiropractor began to exchange ideas and learn what resources are available locally in California for her two daughters, who are 8 and 13 years old. “It’s become easier and easier,” she said in an interview. “The most beautiful thing about homeschooling is that…

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  • Exchange Student

    DeWitt Schools looking for hosts for exchange students

    DeWitt, Mich. (WILX) – DeWitt Public Schools put the call out Monday for community members looking to host foreign exchange students. The post stressed that host families come in all shapes and sizes, from single people to households with big families. The one thing a host family must have? A big heart that can make strangers feel welcome! People interested in hosting an exchange student may write [email protected] for more details. [email protected] Posted by DeWitt Public Schools on Monday, May 24, 2021 Copyright 2021 WILX. All rights reserved. Subscribe to our News 10 newsletter and receive the latest local news and weather straight to your email every morning.  

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  • Education

    The U.S. Education System Isn’t Giving Students What Employers Need

    There’s a direct disconnect between education and employability in the U.S., where employers view universities and colleges as the gatekeepers of workforce talent, yet those same institutions aren’t prioritizing job skills and career readiness. This not only hurts employers, but also sets the average American worker up for failure before they’ve even begun their career, as new employees who have been hired based on their four-year educational background often lack the actual skills needed to perform in their role. To create change as an industry, we must provide greater credibility to alternate education paths that allow students to gain employable skills. Now is the time for employers to increase credibility for skills-based…

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  • Jobs

    Ahead of jobs miss, some Fed officials edged towards ‘taper’ debate

    A “number” of Fed officials appeared ready to consider changes to monetary policy based on a continued strong economic recovery, according to minutes of the U.S. central bank’s April meeting, but data since then may have already changed the landscape. “A number of participants suggested that if the economy continued to make rapid progress toward the (policy-setting) Committee’s goals, it might be appropriate at some point in upcoming meetings to begin discussing a plan for adjusting the pace of asset purchases,” the minutes said in the most overt reference yet to a possible taper of the Fed’s crisis-fighting bond purchases. But that view may have suffered a blow this month…

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