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    Why child’s play is serious business in early education

    Credit: Liv Ames for EdSource Today Esmeralda Acosta enjoys the play equipment at the day care center for the children of migrant workers in Watsonville. Credit: Liv Ames for EdSource Today Esmeralda Acosta enjoys the play equipment at the day care center for the children of migrant workers in Watsonville. When it comes to early childhood education, child’s play may well be serious business. Fun and games bring more than just joy. They may be the key to helping children thrive in tough times, experts say. Since young children don’t often have an opportunity to exercise choice and control, free play can be a liberating experience, nurturing independence and relieving…

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  • Online School

    American School for the Deaf Launches the Online Academy | Business

    WEST HARTFORD, Conn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sep 14, 2021– The American School for the Deaf (ASD) is pleased to announce the unveiling of their latest innovation, the Online Academy. The Online Academy will be the first accessible online education platform serving deaf and hard of hearing students from all over the world. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210914005173/en/ The American School for the Deaf the Online Academy team. (Photo: Business Wire) As the first permanent school for the deaf in the United States, founded in 1817, ASD is no stranger to pioneering new and innovative solutions to help deaf and hard of hearing students succeed both in school…

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  • Jobs

    Once Africa’s promise, Nigeria is heaving under crime, few jobs | Business and Economy News

    If there was ever a time Nigeria could have taken off, it was in 1999. Democracy had been restored, with its economy reopening after decades of mismanagement and plunder under military dictatorships. Tomi Davies, a systems analyst, was one of thousands of Nigerians who came home to help rebuild the country. After a few years working on public-sector projects, he was offered a bag full of dollars to add ghost employees to the payroll system he was installing. When he refused, a group of men attacked him at his home in the capital, Abuja. “I arrived like many others full of hope, but had to escape in disgust,” said Davies,…

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  • Jobs

    Bull Moose owner apologizes for firing entire store and offers staff jobs back | Business

    The owner of a popular local retail chain that abruptly fired staff in May at a New Hampshire store apologized Friday and said the company has offered everyone their jobs back. “A few weeks ago, Bull Moose suddenly terminated 20 people in Salem,” owner Brett Wickard said in a statement posted on the retail store’s social media platforms. “[A]nd while that really didn’t sound like us, it was, and we must take responsibility for that. We are sorry that we did not act anywhere near how we want to be as a company.” × This page requires Javascript. Javascript is required for you to be able to read premium…

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  • Jobs

    Canada sheds jobs for second month as pandemic restrictions bite | Business and Economy News

    Canada’s economy lost 68,000 jobs in May, marking the second consecutive month of job losses. Canada’s labor market weakened for a second month amid widespread restrictions to control a third wave of Covid-19. The economy lost 68,000 jobs in May, Statistics Canada reported Friday in Ottawa. That adds to the 207,100 positions lost in April. The unemployment rate rose to 8.2%, from 8.1%. Economists in a Bloomberg survey had predicted a loss of 25,000 jobs, with a jobless rate of 8.2%. Despite the back-to-back monthly setbacks, analysts expect a quick rebound as early as this month as containment measures are lifted. Ontario and Quebec — the two biggest provinces —…

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  • Jobs

    The Week in Business: Jobs Are Up, Beef Is Down

    Good morning and happy first week of June. Here’s what you need to know for the week ahead in business and tech news. — Charlotte Cowles What’s Up? (May 30-June 5) Jobs Return, Gradually The Labor Department’s latest jobs report showed that the United States added 559,000 jobs in May, roughly doubling the growth recorded in April and bringing the unemployment rate down to 5.8 percent, from 6.1 percent the previous month. That’s good news for the economic recovery, but some would say not good enough. Employment is still well below prepandemic levels, and many employers are struggling to fill open positions, particularly those for in-person work. Some economists believe…

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  • Online School

    As China cracks down on online education, it wrecks IPO prospects | Business and Economy News

    China is escalating a crackdown on its online education sector, forcing once high-flying startups to mothball plans for multi-billion-dollar initial public offerings this year. Just months ago, edtech outfits were one of the hottest investments in China’s post-Covid internet industry, pulling in more than $10 billion of venture funding last year from powerhouses like Alibaba Group Holding Ltd., Tencent Holdings Ltd. and SoftBank Group Corp. Then Beijing stepped in. President Xi Jinping suggested in March the surge in after-school tutoring was putting immense pressure on China’s kids, signaling a personal interest in curbing excesses. That led to warnings in state-owned media and penalties aimed at predatory practices that play on…

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