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Morocco’s contractual teachers protest trial of colleagues

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Al-Araby

Moroccan contractual teachers held a national strike on Thursday, calling for 13 of their colleagues on trial after protesting last year to be acquitted. Public school teachers in Morocco are usually hired by the country’s education ministry, but more than 50,000 public school teachers in Morocco have instead signed contracts with regional academies, with which they are granted lower pensions and less job security. With the unemployment rate in Morocco currently standing at 12.7 percent.&text=Le%20taux%20correspondant%20a%20stagn%C3%A9,trimestres%20de%202020%20et%202021.), the teachers say the…

Taking a Step Back: US Colleges Returning to Online Classes

With COVID-19 cases surging just as students are about to return from winter break, dozens of U.S. colleges are moving classes online again for at least the first week or so of the semester — and some warn it could stretch longer if the wave of infecti...

Morocco closes 4 schools, over the surge of cases

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Al-Araby

As Morocco’s education ministry is grappling to keep in-person education going, the surge of Covid-19 cases among students has so far forced more than four schools in the Kingdom to close, and dozens of students to study remotely. “So far, 4 schools closed in Morocco, after recording more than 10 cases in each: 1 private school in Rabat and 3 schools, 1 public and 2 private in Casablanca,” said the Ministry of Education in a statement to The New Arab. The latest school to be closed over coronavirus infections is the French international college and high school Louis Massignon in Casablanca aft…

Education Minister congratulates employees on post-graduate degrees

Manama, Education Minister Dr. Majid bin Ali Al Nuaimi received ministry employees who have obtained post-graduate degrees. They presented copies of their theses and highlighted their conclusions and recommendations. Al Nuaimi congratulated the employe...

Biden Extends Pause on Student Loan Repayments 90 Days

President Joe Biden announced Wednesday that his administration will extend the pause on student loan repayment in the United States until May 1, 2022, in response to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.According to a statement from the president rele...

Hong Kong university removes Tiananmen massacre statue

Hong Kong, A monument at a Hong Kong university that commemorates the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre was removed by workers early Thursday over the objections of its creator from Denmark.The 8-meter (26-foot) tall Pillar of Shame, which depicts 50 torn...

Despite Bonanza, Aid Trickles Slowly to US Homeless Students

Frank Hardy, 18, has been homeless for the past eight years, moving in and out of shelters with his mom, or staying with his sister's family while his mom has been in jail.As part of an economic stimulus package to overcome the COVID-19 pandemic, the U...

WorldStrides Announces JUFU As Global Brand Ambassador Of WorldStrides Gap Year

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The Street

By PR Newswire CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., Dec. 17, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — WorldStrides , the largest experiential learning provider in the United States, today announced the appointment of hip hop artist and TikTok star JUFU as the Global Brand Ambassador for WorldStrides Gap Year . As Global Brand Ambassador, JUFU will announce the launch of two WorldStrides scholarships and promote Gap Year on his TikTok channel, showcasing the life-changing possibilities of experiential learning. WorldStrides Gap Year is a 13-week program for college-bound students seeking to solve complex global challenges throug…