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.

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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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

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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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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Billionaire’s gift wipes out Morehouse graduates’ student loan debt, points to a bubbling financial crisis for the college experience

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The philanthropic act of billionaire investor, Robert F. Smith, CEO of Vista Equity Partners, gave the ultimate gift to Morehouse graduates—the promise to pay every cent of their student loans. It also gave people a sticker shock at the price of education and looming student debt crisis.

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Racial segregation increases in NYC public schools

Racial segregation in schools have been traditionally associated with southern states such as Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi and the Carolinas. However, cities in the north face a dilemma in diversity at some of its top public institutions.

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College admissions scandal | Public conversations

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Kicking off our street cast, “This That & the Third | Public Conversations,” we cover the recent college admissions scandal where authorities uncovered an illicit operation involving rich and connected parents who paid to circumnavigate the application and acceptance process at elite universities.

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