Hailiang Education Group Inc. Acquires Jinhua Hailiang Foreign Language School

HANGZHOU, China, Sept. 18, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Hailiang Education Group Inc. (Nasdaq: HLG) (“Hailiang Education”, the “Company” or “we”), an education and management services provider of primary, middle, and high schools in the PRC, today announced that the Company has signed a sponsorship transfer agreement (the “Agreement”) with its affiliate Hailiang Education Investment Group Co., Ltd. (“Hailiang Investment”) on July 15, 2020 to acquire Jinhua Hailiang Foreign Language School (“JHFL”) for a total consideration of RMB 34 million from Hailiang Investment. After obtaining the relevant administrative approval on September 16, 2020, Hailiang Education completed all the required process to obtain the sponsorship of JHFL from Hailiang Investment. Prior to this transaction, Hailiang Education provided operation management services to JHFL.

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Located in Jindong District, Jinhua City, Zhejiang Province, China, JHFL is a private non-profit school sponsored by Hailiang Investment in

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John Venino For RBR Board Of Education

RED BANK, NJ – Five seats are up for grabs on the Red Bank Regional High School Board of Education in November, according to the Monmouth County Clerk’s Office.

One full-term seat is open on the Red Bank Regional High School Board of Education, with Board President John Garofalo and newcomer Stephanie Albanese competing for the position.

Current board member Eugene J. Koster, Jr. is running for reelection in the full-term race to represent Little Silver, while newcomer John Venino will be challenging the incumbent for the spot.

Venino is a school counselor and a proud resident of Little Silver for over seven years. He has three children who attend Red Bank Regional High School in grades 9, 10 and 12.

“I am seeking a seat so that Little Silver has a true advocate on the board of education,” Venino told Patch.

Venino holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Education

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State teachers group calls on DeSantis to protect education funding

Contending the reopening of Florida’s schools has not worked well, leaders of the state’s largest teacher union on Friday pressed Gov. Ron DeSantis to improve the situation.

In a letter to the governor, Florida Education Association president Andrew Spar spelled out two steps he said would help stabilize the schools as they struggle with teacher departures, online instruction woes and health-safety concerns.

Florida Education Association president Andrew Spar [ Courtesy of the Florida Education Association ]

Spar asked for a guarantee that the state’s $12.9 billion education budget not be cut, despite multibillion-dollar revenue shortfalls stemming from the coronavirus pandemic. And he proposed continuing the funding protections implemented in the state’s school reopening order, in which per-student money is provided based on pre-pandemic projections rather than current enrollment, which is down statewide.

The association is in the middle of a lawsuit challenging the reopening order.

In an online news conference,

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Cyber agency issues attack alert over ransomware threat to education sector



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The UK’s cybersecurity agency has issued an alert to schools, colleges and universities about an increase in hacking attempts around the start of the new academic year.

The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has warned the education sector to be aware of ransomware attacks and urged organisations to follow their guidance on securing their networks.

The centre says it saw an increase in attempted cyber attacks on education establishments in August, often using ransomware which involves the encrypt of data by cybercriminals who then demand payment in exchange for recovery of the data.

The NCSC has encouraged institutions to take immediate steps such as ensuring all data is backed up and copies are stored offline to prevent data loss in the event of an attack.

As part of the issued alert, the NCSC says it has stepped up support for UK schools, colleges and universities, including

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Stop the fear-mongering. Holocaust education is good

Last week, a major survey was released about Holocaust education in the United States. The findings were heartening: 80% of U.S. college students reported receiving at least some Holocaust education during high school, 78% of those students reported knowing a lot or a moderate amount about the Holocaust, and students exposed to Holocaust education were found to hold more pluralistic attitudes and were more open to differing viewpoints.

And you most likely didn’t hear anything about it.

Opinion | Stop the fear-mongering. Holocaust education is good – and it works.

Instead you heard about another survey released this week, one designed to get headlines. It did its job: News outlets worldwide reported that shocking numbers of Americans lack “knowledge” of the Holocaust.

The goal of the first survey — sponsored by Echoes & Reflections, a joint program of the ADL, Yad Vashem, and USC Shoah Foundation — was to examine

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Abans IT to enable digital transition in education

Abans Group of Companies has carried out several PC donation campaigns to youth across Sri Lanka. The campaign has been carried out for the past six years, with over 600 PCs being donated to students in need studying in all districts and they have been reaping the benefits.

Prior to the campaign, many of the students studying in these schools did not have access to PCs. Post receiving of the PCs, the school curriculum was enhanced to include basic IT practical work that enables to better prepare youth for the future.

The education system in Sri Lanka is one of the best, with the country possessing one of the highest literacy rates of 96.4% in the region. This is a huge feat for a country such as Sri Lanka, which is still a developing country. The rising need now is for the education system to start incorporating more digital based

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Bowers, Douglas disagree over education, jobs, health care in eastern Dallas County Texas House race

One in a series about elections for the Texas House of Representatives.

State Rep. Rhetta Bowers’ record during her first term in office is a point of fundamental disagreement between her and Republican challenger, Will Douglas.

Bowers, a Democrat who flipped House District 113 in 2018, says she worked across the aisle to pass significant legislation, like a major funding bill for public schools and laws that increased mental health precautions to prevent school shootings.

Douglas, an entrepreneur who owns several small pharmacies, says Bowers is one of the most “progressive” members in the Legislature whose ideas will shutter small businesses, stymie innovation and derail the Texas economy.

The two are in a heated battle to represent the traditionally Republican district which covers parts of Garland, Mesquite and Rowlett. The race’s outcome could have a larger effect in determining which party holds control in the Texas House next January.

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Fettes College Guangzhou raises the bar for boarding education in China

HONG KONG, Sept. 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Fettes College Guangzhou has opened on the 1st of September 2020, offering a co-educational boarding and day school with Kindergarten to year 12 school guided by GCSE, A Level and the International Baccalaureate curricula. As one of the UK’s top private schools, Fettes College will be partnering for the first time in Asia with Bright Scholar Education, China’s largest K-12 school operator.

Fettes College Guangzhou raises the bar for boarding education in China
Fettes College Guangzhou raises the bar for boarding education in China

 

Located on an expansive 33-acre bespoke campus designed international architects Broadway Malayan, FCG has been specifically designed to deliver a unique approach to learning. Their are world-class facilities for teaching, sports, music, drama as well as home-from-home boarding houses and green space for reflection and creativity will provide an ideal environment
Located on an expansive 33-acre bespoke campus designed international architects Broadway Malayan, FCG has been specifically designed to deliver a unique approach to learning. Their are world-class facilities for teaching, sports, music, drama as well as home-from-home boarding houses and green space for reflection and creativity will provide an ideal environment

 

Fettes College Guangzhou raises the bar for boarding education in China
Fettes College Guangzhou raises the bar for boarding education in China

 

Fettes College Guangzhou raises the bar for boarding education in China
Fettes College Guangzhou raises the
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PowerZ is a video game focused on education founded by Shadow founder

Meet PowerZ, a new French startup founded by Emmanuel Freund, the founder of popular cloud gaming service Shadow, as well as former Shadow employees. The company wants to develop a video game that is as engaging as Fortnite, but with a focus on education. It is both an edtech startup and a video game studio.

PowerZ has raised a $3.5 million (€3 million) seed round from Educapital, Hachette Livre and various business angels, such as Pierre Kosciusko-Morizet, Michaël Benabou and Octave Klaba.

After turning Shadow into one of the most valuable French startups, Freund stepped back and took some time to think about his second act. He spent some time with his two children aged 5 and 8 years old.

“I realized that code-learning tools for children are very lacking. So I turned to math because you don’t need any support material. There are 40,000 apps but they all look

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Baltimore-based Laureate Education to sell off South American universities, Walden University

Baltimore-based Laureate Education Inc. is selling off much of its higher education network in Latin America with the planned sale of universities in Brazil, and also is exiting the U.S. market with a sale of Walden University.



a man wearing glasses and a suit and tie: Baltimore, MD-11/14/17 - Eilif Serck-Hanssen is president and CEO of Laureate Education Inc.


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Baltimore, MD-11/14/17 – Eilif Serck-Hanssen is president and CEO of Laureate Education Inc.

The international higher education company said Sunday it has agreed to sell its Brazilian operations to Ser Educacional S.A., a Brazil-based network of educational institutions, in a deal valued at $724 million at the current exchange rate and share value.

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In addition, the company announced Friday it plans to sell Walden University, an online college considered a pioneer in distance learning that offers doctoral, master’s, bachelor’s and graduate certificate programs. Laureate plans to sell Walden, its only U.S. business, to Adtalem Global Education Inc. for $1.5 billion in cash.

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