Education & Healthcare - Page 2

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.

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

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The Bill Gates vaccine, nefarious or nah?

While the Gates Foundation has been inoculating the Blacker and browner parts of the world, his vaccine efforts during Covid-19 raise eyebrows.

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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

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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The Black Coffee Company takes on Student Loans

In a financial literacy webinar, a Black-owned coffee company launched by long time friends, addresses the best practices and hacks in tackling student loans.

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

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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Pyrrhic victory for Rutgers University adjuncts splits union

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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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Rural Ethiopian school washed away every year finds permanent home in the resilience of a community

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This two-part story tells how an Ethiopian farming community powered through the challenges of building a permanent school structure that withstood, heavy yearly rains.

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