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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A dramatically diminished L.A. school police force under proposed cuts

Two months after a divided Los Angeles Unified school board slashed funding for its police department by more than a third, the contours of a dramatically diminished force emerged this week.

a person is walking down the street: A Black Lives Matter protester blocks a counter-protester from entering a student-led rally that called for defunding school police. L.A. school board members on Tuesday reviewed potential cuts to the district police department. (Gabriella Angotti-Jones / Los Angeles Times)

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A Black Lives Matter protester blocks a counter-protester from entering a student-led rally that called for defunding school police. L.A. school board members on Tuesday reviewed potential cuts to the district police department. (Gabriella Angotti-Jones / Los Angeles Times)

Under a plan presented to the board on Tuesday, police officers would be removed from school campuses and weekend patrols meant to protect schools from vandalism would be eliminated, among other cuts.

The debate over the proposed cuts, set for later this month, marks a wide split on the board over the role that armed, uniformed officers should play in providing security to hundreds of thousands of students enrolled at more than 900

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Cleveland schools set to receive $13.7 million in school funding dispute

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Cleveland is one of three districts that recently won $42 million in a case against the Ohio’s Department of Education disputing school funding.

an office with a desk and chair in a room: Three Ohio school districts are set to receive $42 million in restitution in a case over school funding.

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Three Ohio school districts are set to receive $42 million in restitution in a case over school funding.

Cleveland, Dayton and Toledo schools claimed the state improperly distributed funding in fiscal years 2005-2007, failing to properly add funding for each community school student, including those who enrolled mid-year, according to a district press release.

Read the full ruling in the document viewer at the bottom of this post, or click here.

The ruling was issued in Franklin County Common Pleas Court by Judge Gina Russo. Cleveland is set to receive more than $13.7 in restitution.

The Department of Education does not yet have a comment on the ruling or whether the state plans to

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Teacher’s union sues Cuomo administration over school funding | Local News


ALBANY — New York State United Teachers (NYSUT), the union for public school teachers, has filed a lawsuit against the Cuomo administration, charging its mid-year cuts to school aid violate the state’s constitution.

Numerous districts have already laid off teachers and instructional aides in preparation for reductions in state aid.

The Norwich School District in Chenango County, for instance, has already idled 44 of its employees this month in response to the cut in funding from Albany, according to NYSUT.

“Our students and families deserve better than staffing and program cuts just as we begin a new school year with unprecedented challenges,” Andy Pallotta, the union’s president, said. “A high-quality education is a vital service that’s central to helping communities thrive.”

The Cuomo administration argued the union is distorting the severity of the modifications to school funding. It suggested that NYSUT instead focus on backing its call for a $59

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Greeley-Evans School District 6 pulls in nearly $100,000 in donations for meal debt

A Greeley-Evans School District 6 campaign to wipe out meal debt has received nearly $100,000 in donations, thanks to a Denver television news program airing a feature on the Food4Success effort.

Since 9News reporter Kyle Clark featured the District 6 debt Sept. 9 in a weekly segment called “Word of Thanks” on his show “Next with Kyle Clark,” the district has received $97,880 in donations as of Thursday morning to help cover the $147,819 debt and allow the district to avoid taking funds from other programs.

“We are thrilled,” said Julie Hill, executive director of The Success Foundation, a 10-year-old non-profit organization independent from District 6 overseeing the long-running Food4Success campaign. “We can’t express it enough. It was well beyond our expectations.”

Clark tweeted Wednesday afternoon that the total of $96,000 marks the largest fundraising week for a Word of Thanks feature.

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Funding secures school buy-out bid

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Ardchattan is celebrating securing the funding to buy its former school and turn it into a community hub.

Ardchattan Centre has been awarded £52,000 to make the purchase, including the school house next door to it, from Argyll and Bute Council.

The former Bonawe school, Ardchattan.

Breege Smith, chairperson of Ardchattan Centre, said: ‘We are overjoyed with the award. Our ambition to transform this building into the cultural

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NY teachers union files lawsuit over state withholding school aid | Politics

He added that the state is awaiting federal help to offset an estimated $62 billion revenue loss over a four-year period. Gov. Andrew Cuomo has said New York needs at least $30 billion in aid to erase a budget deficit that he says is due to the pandemic. 

“In fact, the state has paid nearly 100% of funds to school districts,” Klopott said. “We will work with our partners in government to address any remaining gaps in federal assistance and, in the absence of federal funding, any future actions will take school district need into consideration — NYSUT should stop with the nonsense and lies, and focus on Washington and the federal funding we need, not distract attention.” 

Later in the day, the state Division of Budget announced that no school funding would be withheld in September. But NYSUT noted that there has been funding withheld over the last few

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School District funding update |

PALMER – Mat-Su Borough School District Superintendent Dr. Randy Trani provided an update on school numbers at the School Board meeting on Wednesday. Though the district had projected over 19,200 students in schools this year, students are showing up at school in numbers much lower than projections. However, one number is staying the same. During his enrollment report, Dr. Trani reported that about 65 percent of MSBSD students are attending schools for in-person instruction, a number which has not changed in the two weeks since school opened. A total of 17,836 students are enrolled in MSBSD schools with 11,604 at school, 2,888 participating in at-home learning and 3,344 in correspondence courses. Only three schools remain in ‘yellow’ status in regards to COVID-19 infection. The schools are Meadow Lakes Elementary, Tanaina Elementary and Palmer High School which identified a positive case on Monday and reopened to in-person instruction on Wednesday. Dr.

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Teachers union sues state over school funding

ALBANY, N.Y. (WWNY) – New York’s largest teachers union is suing the state over reductions in school aid.

a pencil and paper: School money

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School money

The lawsuit filed in Albany County Supreme Court by New York State United Teachers seeks the release of state money withheld in July, August, and September.

The filing also seeks an injunction against withholding or delaying future school funding payments.

In the meantime, the state’s budget director has said there are no plans to slash finding until after November’s election.

The reason for potential cuts is loss of state revenues because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has threatened to cut aid to schools and local governments by 20 percent unless the federal government delivers an aid package to make up the loss.

NYSUT says a 20 percent cut to school districts is potentially “catastrophic.”

“With the loss of state funding driving cuts

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EPSB letter details how school division will allocate COVID-19 funding from feds

A 2020 file photo taken inside an Edmonton school.

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A 2020 file photo taken inside an Edmonton school.

Edmonton Public Schools superintendent Darrel Robertson sent a letter to parents of students on Monday that outlines how his school division plans to spend money that the federal government has made available to support the safe reopening of schools during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Edmonton Public Schools will receive $37.4 million of this funding, which is just over three per cent of our operating budget,” the letter reads. “These are welcome funds for our division.

“We are faced with many unexpected costs for the 2020-2021 school year because of COVID-19.”

READ MORE: Coronavirus: Ottawa giving provinces $2B for back-to-school safety 

Watch below: (From Aug. 26, 2020) The federal government is making $2 billion available to help Canada’s schools reopen amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Last month, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced his government would be giving Canada’s

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