Trump administration moves to limit student visa stays over fraud, national security concerns

The Trump administration has announced a rule limiting the open-ended stay for international students from countries, amid concerns about overstays, fraud and potential risks to national security. The new rule, proposed by the Department of Homeland Security, would allow those coming into the U.S. onto an F or J nonimmigrant visa to be limited to […]

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Covid Risk, Online Classes Spur Drop in U.S. College Enrollments

© Bloomberg. Students walk through the campus at the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona, U.S., on Monday, Aug. 24, 2020. Arizona on Tuesday reported 859 new virus cases, a 0.4% increase to 199,273 that surpassed the prior seven-day average of 0.3%. Photographer: Cheney Orr/Bloomberg (Bloomberg) — Fewer students are opting to attend college in […]

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Fraternity at University of Georgia Is Suspended After Racist Messages Are Exposed

As the coronavirus spread around the University of Georgia and her fellow students partied, Arianna Mbunwe, a junior, took to Twitter to call them out. “GETTING COVID-19 w the GIRLYS,” she said in one post, mocking sorority sisters who were posing for photos, without masks, in a bar. She had been tipped off to the […]

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Audit finds 22 UC students were ‘inappropriately admitted’ as athletes

Twenty-two of 64 students found to have been “inappropriately admitted” in recent years to four UC campuses by California’s state auditor were brought in as athletes “as favors to donors and friends,” according to information released Tuesday in conjunction with the probe. The audit was ordered in the aftermath of the Varsity Blues college admissions […]

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Des Moines says no to governor’s demand for classroom return

Students in Iowa’s largest school system are facing the possibility that this most unusual school year could stretch into next summer, and the district could be hit with crippling bills because of a dispute with the governor over the safety of returning to classrooms during the coronavirus pandemic. Des Moines school officials have repeatedly refused […]

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Poly High teachers reach new heights, again

“Our students know that even at a distance, their teachers still support, guide, and root for them.” – Elidia Vazquez, principal of John H. Francis Polytechnic High School in Sun Valley  It’s the interaction they miss most. The being in the classroom and seeing the body language that tells you whether your students are getting […]

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Infection rates soar in college towns as students return

Just two weeks after students started returning to Ball State University last month, the surrounding county had become Indiana’s coronavirus epicenter. Out of nearly 600 students tested for the virus, more than half have been positive. Dozens of infections have been blamed on off-campus parties, prompting university officials to admonish students. University President Geoffrey Mearns […]

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FSU Students Explain Why They’re Publicly Shaming Their Maskless Peers

As students began readjusting to live on Florida State University’s Tallahassee campus in August, two friends noticed something that scared them: Many students were socializing as if the COVID-19 pandemic isn’t ongoing. These partiers were posting videos and pictures of themselves getting wasted mask-free on Instagram, Snapchat, and TikTok, with no apparent shame or regard […]

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Ken Robinson, Who Preached Creativity in Teaching, Dies at 70

Ken Robinson, a dynamic, influential proponent of stimulating the creativity of students that has too often been squelched by schools in the service of conformity, died on Aug. 21 at his home in London. He was 70. His daughter, Kate Robinson, said the cause was cancer. A British-born teacher, author and lecturer, Mr. Robinson viewed […]

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How Colleges Became the New Covid Hot Spots

It began last month with a trickle of coronavirus infections as college students arrived for the fall semester. Soon that trickle became a stream, with campuses reporting dozens, and sometimes hundreds, of new cases each day. Now that stream feels like a flood. In just the past week, a Back to School Updated Sept. 11, […]

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Viral sensation Keedron Bryant drops ‘I Just Wanna Live’ EP

Like many young students, 13-year-old Keedron Bryant is now navigating virtual learning as he goes back to school. But this eighth-grader from Jacksonville, Fla., is also a viral sensation who’s dropping his debut EP, “I Just Wanna Live,” on Friday. Keedron Bryant is dropping his debut EP, “I Just Wanna Live,” on Friday.AP Bryant landed […]

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A University Had a Great Coronavirus Plan, but Students Partied On

At the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, more than 40,000 students take tests twice a week for the coronavirus. They cannot enter campus buildings unless an app vouches that their test has come back negative. Everyone has to wear masks. This is one of the most comprehensive plans by a major college to keep the […]

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No Wifi, No AC: Inside the Chaos of 1,400 COVID Cases at One College

On Wednesday, students at the University of South Carolina protested in front of school president Bob Caslen’s house, lying on the lawn and holding signs that read “IT’S ALL BOB’S FAULT” and “1,872 SICK,” referring to the total reported number of students who’ve been infected since August 1. The ominous graffiti message “1400+ SICK?! YOU’LL […]

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China denounces US visa revocations as racial discrimination

China says the U.S. move to revoke the visas of about 1,000 Chinese students amounts to outright political persecution and racial discrimination By The Associated Press September 10, 2020, 10:24 AM • 2 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article BEIJING — U.S. move to revoke the visas of about 1,000 Chinese students […]

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E-Cigarette Use Falls Sharply Among Teenagers, C.D.C. Finds

The number of high school students regularly using e-cigarettes dropped significantly over the past year, after several years of soaring use, according to a new government survey of teenagers. But the data suggested that even greater progress may have been stymied by the growing popularity of a new product — disposable e-cigarettes, which, under a […]

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Lightfoot dismisses Trump’s latest funding cut-off threat as ‘more hot air’

Sixth grade students at Sawyer Elementary School, at 5247 S. Spaulding Ave. in Gage Park, studied the New York Times Magazine’s acclaimed “1619 Project” during Black History Month earlier this year. | Ashlee Rezin Garcia/Sun-Times Lightfoot noted the president has no power to yank federal funding from school systems that embrace the New York Times’ […]

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Student Blockade Protests Viktor Orban’s Reach at a Top Arts University

BUDAPEST — Nearly 100 students have occupied a key building of a prestigious Hungarian university for the past week to protest what they see as a takeover of their school by the autocratic government of Prime Minister Viktor Orban, a demonstration that has become a symbol of resistance to the country’s nationalist leadership. The protest, […]

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Belarusian student protesters targeted by masked men

Students were dragged from protests against the contested re-election of Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko, by masked men who hauled them into vans, reported Reuters Saturday. Russian news agency TASS, said that roughly 30 students were detained for taking part in unauthorized protests in Belarus’ capital city, according to Minsk police officers. Students wore red and […]

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Student Charged in Cyberattacks at Miami-Dade Schools

On Monday, the first day of public school in Miami-Dade County, Fla., students logged on to their virtual classrooms and immediately encountered glitches. The computer network for the district, the fourth largest in the United States, seemed to be overwhelmed with traffic, and students were confronted with error messages and other technical difficulties that lasted […]

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Pelosi trolled by pro-Trumpers with video from California district: ‘Nancy Pelosi does not want you to see this’

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi “does not want you to see this,” the Students For Trump organization claims in a new video recorded Wednesday showing the streets of her San Francisco congressional district lined with tents sheltering people experiencing homelessness. “This is Nancy Pelosi’s district,” Students For Trump tweeted Wednesday, sharing a video recorded for Turning […]

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Across the Globe, Students Head Back to School

Across the Globe, Students Head Back to School Back to School Updated Sept. 1, 2020 The latest on how schools are reopening amid the pandemic. New York City has delayed the opening of schools by 10 days to give teachers and principals more time to prepare and to avert a possible teachers’ strike. Under pressure from […]

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Covid-19 Live Updates: Classrooms Fill Up Around the World

Here’s what you need to know: Across the globe, students are returning to the classroom. New York City delays the start of school to get ready for in-person classes. For parents of school-age children, there’s no easy answer to the question of sending them back to classrooms. Russia’s government says virus cases there have passed […]

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A gut-wrenching glimpse inside a high school for recovering teen addicts

At Northshore Recovery High School, students are greeted with hugs and “I love yous” from their principal. They text their teachers, telling them that they spent the night before smoking weed or popping pills. They have a bathroom specifically for taking drug tests. It’s all done to keep them alive. The Beverly, Mass., school for […]

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Looking to Reopen, Colleges Become Labs for Coronavirus Tests and Tracking Apps

Thousands of students returning to the Rochester Institute of Technology in New York this month are being asked to wear masks in public, register their health status online each day and electronically log classroom visits for contact tracing if a coronavirus outbreak occurs. But the most novel effort at the school to measure and limit […]

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