Education & Healthcare

Education and healthcare cover cornerstone institutions is our social life --- how we build knowledge and instruct future generations; and how do we care for the mental, physical and emotional stability of citizens.

We explore the conversations, policies and institutes (both traditional and non-traditional) in these areas.

Universities grapple with rising COVID-19 cases

Can universities make effective and fast adjustments as Covid-19 infections spike at institutions across the country?

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Cuomo awaits school districts’ plans as New York prepares to reopen schools

With an in-person start date of September 10, New York school districts have until Friday, August 21, to submit plans to the Department of Health. 

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It was an easy decision, but it was not the right one | OP-ED

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Response to Ohio University

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Emptied universities tighten budgets after losing millions of dollars

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While most universities and colleges await the country’s progress to determine whether they’ll hold in-person or online courses in summer and fall, they already started making major cutbacks. 

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US college and university professors brace for furloughs and layoffs

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Ohio University in Athens is the latest educational institute to discharge faculty after major revenue losses stemming from the Covid-19 crisis.

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University of California graduate students plan statewide protest

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  • Graduate Students at UC Davis voice support of peers fired at UC Santa Cruz for striking. Photo Credit: Twitter handle @payusmoreucsb
  • Demonstration at UC Santa Cruz.
  • Graduate student strike in California started early Wednesday morning. Protestors prepare to convene at noon. Photo credit: COLA Agitation Committee
  • Striking students protest at UC Irvine during Howard Gillman's talk. Photo credit: Jonathan Friedman
  • Graduate Students at UC Davis voice support of peers fired at UC Santa Cruz for striking. Photo Credit: Twitter handle @payusmoreucsb

After the firing of dozens of graduate students at UC Santa Cruz, University of California students throughout the state will march in a growing campaign for an increase in living wages.

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11-Day strike ends: Chicago Teachers Union reaches agreement with the City

Chicago, Illinois. 23rd Oct, 2019. Chicago Public School Teachers, students, staff, and supporters rallying in Daley Plaza for a fifth day of striking, after a weekend of stalled contract negotiations with the city. Credit: Chris Riha/ZUMA Wire/Alamy Live News

After months of contentious bargaining followed by an 11-day strike, the Chicago Teachers Union agreed to a tentative five-year contract and five days compensation for missed days during their work stoppage.

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Billionaire, restaurateur ‘pay[s] it forward,’ donate to Morehouse and Clark Atlanta University students

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Atlanta University Center students and recent alumni carry lighter financial loads thanks to the philanthropic efforts of billionaire Robert F. Smith, and food and beverage entrepreneurs, Pinky Cole and Stacey Lee.

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Pyrrhic victory for Rutgers University adjuncts splits union

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AAUP AFT strike

In June, Rutgers University adjunct union representatives announced that its body of part-time lecturers (PTLs) approved the 2018-2022 contract offered by administration for a scalable pay increase.

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A plan to build a permanent school structure in Awash Kolati, powers an education revolution in a rural Ethiopian community

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The second story in a two-part narrative, the finale covers how the farming community of Awash Kolati rallied together to build a permanent school for their children. The initiative sparked more than they planned.

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