• Online School

    UK’s Martin School launches online MPA program – Lane Report

    LEXINGTON, Ky. — The University of Kentucky’s Martin School of Public Policy and Administration continues to expand its program offerings with the recent approval of a new online Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree. The online program is the second new initiative at the Martin School during the current academic year and follows last August’s introduction of a four-year public policy undergraduate degree. “This a very exciting development that will expand the opportunity for an MPA to an entirely new category of prospective students,” said Director Ron Zimmer. “Online modality creates a new opportunity for students as it provides greater access to an MPA for those who cannot make it to campus for classes.” The…

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  • Home Schooling

    Kate Middleton on Homeschooling During The U.K.’s Third Lockdown

    The U.K.’s third national lockdown came into force in early January, closing down schools and leaving many parents with the responsibility of teaching their children from home. The Duchess of Cambridge is one of thousands left to balance her own personal needs with those of her children, and last week she joined other parents for a video call to discuss these efforts as a group. Speaking with Melissa Loosemore, the headteacher of Roe Green Junior School in London (where the duchess launched her ‘Mentally Healthy Schools’ website in 2018), and parents Nicole Seidemann, Musadiq Subar, and Rajana Panchani, Kate used the call to build on previous conversations about mental wellbeing…

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  • Science

    The UK’s science success shows why its government is getting COVID wrong

    Boris Johnson’s government has made an utter mess of COVID: this must have hit home to millions of people as the pandemic passed the official 100,000 death toll this week, with the highest rate in the world of death by population size. There is one good thing that the UK has led the world on, though: sequencing the genome of the coronavirus. The insights that work has given us show the world’s governments the way forward. What are the chances they will take it? Whatever they do, there is no early end in sight. The UK may well reach its 15 million target for people vaccinated by mid-February, although a…

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  • Home Schooling

    UK’s poorest struggle with homeschooling

    With schools closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, millions of children in Britain are struggling to learn remotely, because of a lack of computers, internet or quiet room to study. “At home, I have to share the computer with my big brother and sister,” said eight-year-old Kamaljit Sultana, who lives in Tower Hamlets in east London, one of the city’s poorest boroughs. Without her class teacher to help her, “it’s more difficult, I’m a bit lost!” she added. More than 93,000 people have died in Britain in the outbreak, and the country has been in a new lockdown since early this month, as a new variant of the virus has…

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  • Home Schooling

    No computer, no heat: UK’s poorest struggle with homeschooling

    London (AFP) With schools closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, millions of children in Britain are struggling to learn remotely, because of a lack of computers, internet or quiet room to study. “At home, I have to share the computer with my big brother and sister,” said eight-year-old Kamaljit Sultana, who lives in Tower Hamlets in east London, one of the city’s poorest boroughs. Without her class teacher to help her, “it’s more difficult, I’m a bit lost!” she added. More than 93,000 people have died in Britain in the outbreak, and the country has been in a new lockdown since early this month, as a new variant of the…

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  • Exchange Student

    The fatal design flaw in UK’s Erasmus-replacing ‘Turing scheme’

    THE decision that the UK will withdraw from Erasmus has been widely condemned, regretted by the EU, and reverses the position announced by Prime Minister Boris Johnson a year ago that Erasmus would continue. Only students in Northern Ireland will still benefit, courtesy of the government of the Republic of Ireland. The UK Government’s promised new scheme (named after Alan Turing) has attracted few apologists. They claim students from disadvantaged backgrounds will now study for part of their degree at the world’s top universities and proclaim that aspirations should be global rather than merely European. Much, in time, will be made of the student from humble origins who does indeed…

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