Back to School in Humanitarian Settings Finds $135 Million Funding Gap and Increased Digital Divide

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  • New analysis from the International Rescue Committee (IRC) finds widening education and digital access gaps among children in humanitarian settings stemming from COVID-19.
  • Education remains one of the least-funded sectors in humanitarian response, with a current COVID-19 funding gap of $135 million.
  • School closures are impacting refugee girls harder than boys, with more than half not expected to return.

As children in wealthier countries begin to head back to a different model of school or continue remote learning, a new analysis from the IRC finds continued disruptions for children within humanitarian settings, leading to widening gaps in accessing quality education. Prior to COVID-19, 250 million school-aged children were out of school, with the majority of those impacted living in fragile and conflict-affected contexts. COVID-19 has further widened this divide, with 86% of children in developing countries at the primary school level no longer

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meet the people who have quit their jobs to join the NHS

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It wasn’t that Zeta Annear didn’t like being a dinner lady. The children were lovely and the school felt like a community. It was straightforward work – because her school was small, all Annear had to do was collect cooked food from a nearby, bigger school, dish it out, then wash up. But the 39-year-old mother of three from Cornwall always felt as if something was missing. “I felt like I wasn’t using my brain whatsoever,” Annear says. “As much as I loved the teachers, the children and the people, I needed more.”

Annear has wanted to be a nurse since she was a child. Her desire to work in healthcare was reignited when she lost her daughter Sophie, who was stillborn, in 2010. “My midwife was absolutely phenomenal … even though I was going through the most horrendous experience ever, she made me feel like everything was OK,” Annear

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The Two Biggest Lies In The Job Search Process

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Frustrated with unemployment and wondering how to make some financial progress during the coronavirus pandemic? You are not alone. Forbes reports that approximately 30 million Americans are receiving unemployment benefits – about 1 in 5 workers. A recent survey conducted during the week of August 26 by Ipsos shows that 51% of respondents said it’s likely they or someone they know might lose their job in the next six months. In the midst of these statistics and sentiments, finding a new career can seem daunting – especially if you’re exiting an industry that’s been punished by the pandemic (travel, tourism, hospitality and retail, to name a few). Yet there are those who will be able to transition, to position themselves for new career opportunities, even in these difficult times. Is it time to change careers? If you want to make progress, drop

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What To Watch For In The Night Sky This Week

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Each Monday I pick out the northern hemisphere’s celestial highlights (mid-northern latitudes) for the week ahead, but be sure to check my main feed for more in-depth articles on stargazing, astronomy and eclipses. 

The Night Sky This Week: August 31 to September 6, 2020

This week stars with a slight meteor shower, but there’s no doubting the star attraction. Rising near-“full” on Tuesday night and setting near-“full” on Wednesday morning, the “Corn Moon”—the final full Moon of the seasons—will dominate the night sky all week. As it wanes, catch it shining beside Mars, the “red planet,” on Thursday.

Monday, August 31, 2020: Aurigid meteor shower

Producing a mere six “shooting stars” per hour on average, the Aurigid meteor

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7 data science certifications to boost your resume and salary

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IBM, Google, SAS, and Oracle offer online courses and exams to quantify data science skills and expertise with modeling and analysis software.


At the end of August, Glassdoor had more than 53,000 job postings that mention machine learning (ML) and 20,000 jobs that include data science with salaries ranging from $50,000 to more than $180,000. More and more companies are making data analysis and machine learning central to new product development and future revenue opportunities.

Big tech companies as well as independent tech organizations offer training programs for people who are new to data science as well as professionals who want to master the newest technology. Each program on this list of the best courses online for data science will expand your expertise and add a valuable line item in the form of a data science certification to your resume.

SEE: Natural language processing: A cheat sheet (TechRepublic)

IBM Data

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Huskies Athletics to focus on training and skill development

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a group of people standing on a football field: The football and soccer teams will occupy neighbouring fields to Griffiths Stadium and the hockey teams will book time in community arenas, but the student athletes are returning.

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The football and soccer teams will occupy neighbouring fields to Griffiths Stadium and the hockey teams will book time in community arenas, but the student athletes are returning.

As they get set to lay down the new turf at Griffiths Stadium in the next six to eight weeks — and while Merlis Belsher Place serves as a field hospital during the COVID-19 pandemic — a few of the Huskies’ teams will have to find a new home to train and work on skill development while play is suspended in U Sports.

The football and soccer teams will occupy neighbouring fields to Griffiths Stadium and the hockey teams will book time in community arenas, but the student athletes are returning.

Read more: Saskatchewan Roughriders trying their luck south of the border

“Typically, we would have about 390 student athletes for our 15 teams, and our coaches

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Skill development top priority in current job scenario: Survey

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New Delhi: Skill development has taken the lead over academic qualifications in the current employment scenario, according to a recent survey.

The survey conducted by Vasitum, a recruitment start-up, and Talerang, an employability and training organisation, showed that many companies now look for individuals who do not just have a bag full of academic qualifications, but rather skills and experience that they bring with them making them work-ready.

It showed that there is a consensus among all about the importance of skill development for jobs. Skill development is no longer a matter of choice. It is inevitable to adapt, survive and succeed.

The survey saw maximum participation from millennials, who are currently employed and received feedback from more than 1,000 people.

About 45.5 per cent of the respondents are graduates and 31.8 per cent are employed full-time with various companies, but not necessarily having years of experience. About 14.9 per

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Betsy DeVos loses first round against Michigan in coronavirus school funding suit

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A federal judge late Wednesday granted the state of Michigan a preliminary injunction in its lawsuit against U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos over the distribution of funding to schools under a federal coronavirus relief package.

The federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security, or CARES, Act allocated $13 billion in emergency education funding to states to support school districts, according to a document from the U.S. House Committee on Education and Labor. The funding was allocated for things like sanitizing schools, purchasing educational technology and training teachers to use online tools.

But state officials sued, arguing the guidance the U.S. Department of Education issued on how to actually distribute those funds runs contrary to the law and pushes money toward private schools.

Judge James Donato of the U.S. District Court Northern District of California agreed with the state and others who have joined the suit, writing that “allowing the

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COVID precautions costly for Ohio schools – News – The Columbus Dispatch

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Ohio school districts are spending hundreds of thousands of dollars more this year on cleaning supplies, additional personnel and technology to deal with the coronavirus.

Moving quickly from desk to desk, head custodian John Phelps directed the nozzle of his electrostatic backpack sprayer toward an empty student chair.

With a squeeze, a burst of the electrically charged disinfectant coated the back rest and began working to destroy hidden germs.

Phelps then made his way along the classroom walls, targeting the handles on the cabinets, the ledge of the whiteboard, the light switches and anywhere else Glenwood Intermediate student fingers may have touched earlier that day. He was finished in roughly 2 minutes.

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Without the backpack sprayer, Phelps and the Plain Local School District’s other evening custodians would have been pumping spray bottles by hand to disinfect every

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Marfell School community tells minister ‘we are shovel ready’ as Green School funding row continues

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Marfell community members wanted to show Green Party co-leader James Shaw how


Marfell community members wanted to show Green Party co-leader James Shaw how “shovel ready” they are to get work under way at Marfell school.

A Taranaki acting principal says the direct message she sent to the Government about school funding appeared to have fallen on deaf ears but she had found willing listeners among members of the Opposition.

On Monday, Kealy Warren, of Marfell Community School, had a behind-closed-doors meeting with National Party leader Judith Collins, who was visiting New Plymouth with some the party’s MPs, including local representative Jonathan Young.

The meeting at the school followed an open letter Warren sent to Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern last week following news of $11.7 million being granted to aid the expansion of the privately-run Green School in Oakura.


National Party leader Judith Collins announces her party’s education infrastructure policy.

The money was part of the Government’s shovel-ready funding

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