• Exchange Student

    USC must take more initiative to guide outgoing exchange students

    (Vincent Leo | Daily Trojan file photo) Last semester, USC opened its applications for incoming exchange students from international universities via the Annenberg International Program and Marshall International Exchange Program. However, following international schools canceling their exchange programs because of their countries’ uncertain coronavirus situations, few students were able to participate in the programs. Although the pandemic has somewhat subsided in the United States, many students still decline its outgoing exchange offer because of the 14 — even 21 in some cases — days of required hotel quarantine upon arrival. I am one of the students who was able to come to USC through the Annenberg International Program. After none…

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  • Online School

    Virtual School is Here to Stay: A Kid’s Guide to Online Learning | State

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., July 23, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — PrepNet Virtual Academy (PVA), a fully online school managed by National Heritage Academies (NHA), is offering an education experience that fuels student success in life, college, and beyond. Through the Early College Program, students can receive a kindergarten through associate degree education for free at PVA. An educator for 18 years, PVA Principal Melissa VanKlompenburg knows what it takes to make a virtual school tick and support student success. She has served in various roles ranging from teacher to coaching and learning consultant to school leader to school leadership development specialist. In her most recent position as remote learning lead, VanKlompenburg led…

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  • Science

    A beginner’s guide to time travel

    Everyone can travel in time. You do it whether you want to or not, at a steady rate of one second per second. You may think there’s no similarity to traveling in one of the three spatial dimensions at, say, one foot per second. But according to Einstein‘s theory of relativity, we live in a four-dimensional continuum — space-time — in which space and time are interchangeable. Einstein found that the faster you move through space, the slower you move through time — you age more slowly, in other words. One of the key ideas in relativity is that nothing can travel faster than the speed of light — about…

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  • Jobs

    Miitopia Guide: How to Unlock the Vampire and Elf Jobs

    Miitopia has two secret jobs that are discovered after defeating the Dark Lord. Here’s where these two classes can be found and how they’re unlocked. Miitopia doesn’t have too many secrets, with most of the game’s content being unlocked just by progressing through the main story. Classes, outfits, weapons and food items are all found pretty easily through normal gameplay. However, like any good RPG, there are a few secret classes that players can unlock. These jobs will have players take on some of Miitopia‘s toughest dungeons, including what may be the game’s hardest boss. The two secret classes in Miitopia are the Vampire and Elf jobs. The Vampire job…

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  • Online School

    League of Women Voters offers online guide to school board elections

    Delaware’s League of Women Voters has a user-friendly guide to help guide First State residents through upcoming school board elections. School districts across the state hold their school board elections May 11, 2021. And the League’s Vote411 website offers candidate biographies, a list of polling places and a list of candidate forums.   “The tool includes the candidates’ background,” said chair of the League’s voting and elections initiative Jill Itzkowitz. “It also includes – we ask questions to the candidates and it gives their opinions on the future of school boards, what they envision the future should be.” The League wants to highlight these elections because they historically have very…

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  • Home Schooling

    Mother Pukka’s guide to juggling homeschooling and work

    Tuesday January 19 9:49 AM Are you struggling to juggle homeschooling and work? If so, you’re not alone. According to a new survey by the Trades Union Congress, 90{c25493dcd731343503a084f08c3848bd69f9f2f05db01633325a3fd40d9cc7a1} of parents say their stress levels have increased during this lockdown, and many people are left calling for greater flexibility when it comes to working from home. Writer and parent blogger Anna Whitehouse, who is otherwise known as Mother Pukka, joins us to defend parents, offer solutions and discuss why so many are struggling more than ever before. Mother Pukka’s advice for approaching your employer about flexible working or furlough“You need to have a conversation with your employers. Ask them if there is…

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  • Jobs

    How to job search in the new year: pandemic hiring guide

    January is prime time to start a job search — it’s usually when companies get new budgets and start ramping up their hiring.  However, job searching might look a little different this year because of the pandemic.  Insider has compiled a guide for anyone who is looking for a job right now, from early searching to nailing the interview.  Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. To put it lightly, job searching during a pandemic can be a challenge.  Worldwide lockdowns have forced remote work, and the resulting recession has caused the US to lose 140,000 jobs in December alone, ending a seven-month streak of payroll additions. Even though it…

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