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‘New US visa restrictions will affect students, education establishment’

Washington [US], September 26 (ANI/Sputnik): The new US visa regulations proposed by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will affect foreign students in the United States as well as the country’s education establishment, National Capital Legal Services founder Elizabeth Krukova told Sputnik.
On September 24, the DHS announced an initiative to limit visas for foreign students in the United States to two and four years. The initiative also calls for restricting the duration of visas issued to foreign journalists to 240 days with an opportunity to obtain an extension of up to 240 days.
Krukova said the DHS regulation is a very effective tool to force graduates to leave the United States.
“The global effect of this is: educated graduates would be very limited in opportunities to legalise, stay or become employable,” Krukova said.
Meanwhile, the education establishment would lose significant revenue from international students, which would add to the

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Leading Online Education Startup SketchyMedical Secures $30 Million Investment From TCG

LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–SketchyMedical, a leading online education company that teaches complex concepts through visual memory techniques, today announced it has received a majority-stake investment of $30 million from TCG. The investment will be used to scale company growth and establish an in-house studio for live content and animation for tackling new subjects.

“Students love how the SketchyMedical team leverages the powerful combination of creativity and animation to make the tedious task of memorization more fun,” said Mike Kerns, Co-Founder and Partner, TCG. “The possibilities are endless for this approach to learning, and we’re looking forward to helping them scale the business and grow their passionate user base.”

Founded in 2013 by four medical students, SketchyMedical uses the well-regarded memory palace technique to help fellow students retain the overwhelming amount of information necessary for board exams and beyond. SketchyMedical offers tiered subscriptions that include a comprehensive set of video

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Stepping forward: UNCG unveils its newest campus master plan | Education

In the master plan’s six-to-10-year time frame, possible projects include additions to the Weatherspoon Art Museum and the Bryan School of Business and Economics and construction of a second new science building. The master plan also calls for replacing the Eberhart Building, a science facility to two of UNCG’s most popular majors, biology and psychology. That building turns 50 next year.

The new master plan calls for relocating the School of Health and Human Sciences to one of these proposed new science buildings because the school’s nine departments are scattered throughout campus. About 20% of UNCG’s students are enrolled in the health and human sciences school, which is the university’s third-largest academic division after the College of Arts and Sciences and the business school.

Further-out projects include millennial campus buildings along West Gate City Boulevard, one new residence hall and an addition to an existing dorm.

UNCG trustees in 2019

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Meten EdtechX to expand language training offering through investment in Senmiao Education

SHENZHEN, China, Sept. 24, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Meten EdtechX Education Group Ltd. (NASDAQ: METX) (“Meten EdtechX” or the “Company”), a leading English language training (“ELT”) service provider in China, today announces that it has entered non-binding negotiations with Beijing-based Senmiao Maoyi International Information Technology Co., Ltd. (“Senmiao Education”) for a potential investment in the company.

Adding Italian language training to its offering will mark another milestone in Meten EdtechX’s growth strategy, building on the success of the Company’s launch of Japanese language training at the start of 2020.

Founded in 2005, Senmiao Education is China’s largest European language training institution abroad and one of the largest European education agencies in China. It has six campuses (Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Chongqing, Zhengzhou, and Wuhan) and one teaching site (Nanjing) in China, along with four campuses in Italy, making it the only Chinese language school with a campus in Italy. Senmiao Education

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The China Business School E20 Alliance Established, Launching A New Era Of Executive Education

BEIJING, Sept. 22, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The Executive Education of China Elite Alliance, or the China E20 Alliance, led by Renmin University of China Business School Executive Education, held its inaugural meeting in Hefei City, Anhui Province, China on September 15-16. The first offline meeting gathered directors from the country’s Double First-Class University’s management, business, and finance schools.

The China E20 Alliance was founded by China’s 14 leading universities to promote the development and integration of the country’s executive education industry, share best practices, drive innovation and enhance the value of organizations and people. In assisting Chinese entrepreneurs in their growth and evolution, the alliance seeks to create a new era in Chinese executive education.

Zou Yufeng, the newly elected chairman of the China E20 Alliance, said, “As an executive education exchange platform for the Double First-Class schools, the China E20 Alliance seeks to cultivate a

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Koolearn Technology: Leading Chinese Online Education Company (OTCMKTS:KLTHF)

Elevator Pitch

I assign a Neutral rating to Chinese online education company Koolearn Technology Holding Limited (OTCPK:KLTHF) [1797:HK].

The K-12 education business is the key growth driver for Koolearn Technology, and all eyes are its location-based live interactive after-school tutoring courses referred to as DFUB. Looking ahead, DFUB has significant room to grow via further expansion into lower-tier cities in Mainland China and price increases.

On the flip side, Koolearn Technology’s K-12 education business remains loss-making, and the company’s recent share placement could possibly suggest that its share price has peaked. Koolearn Technology trades at a premium to most of its online peers, with consensus forward FY 2021 (YE May 31) and FY 2022 Enterprise Value-to-Revenue multiples at 15.9 times and 9.9 times, respectively. As such, I see a Neutral rating for Koolearn Technology as fair.

Readers have the option of trading in Koolearn Technology shares listed either on the

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Strategic Education, Inc. and Noodle Partners Unite to Provide Employers with Access to a Variety of Education and Upskilling Programs from the Nation’s Leading Universities

HERNDON, Va. & NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Strategic Education, Inc. (Strategic Education) (NASDAQ: STRA), the parent company of Strayer and Capella Universities, and Noodle Partners, which helps a growing network of colleges and universities use technology and shared services to lower costs while raising capacity and faculty-to-student engagement, announced today that they will join forces to provide employers with a seamless approach to administering tuition assistance benefits. The partnership is designed to ensure the effectiveness of such benefits and to give covered employees access to affordable, relevant education options from top public and private schools.

Using WorkforceEdge, a complete employee education management platform, employees can connect to a wide variety of online undergraduate and graduate programs in Noodle’s network of top public and private universities, and the affordable programs within Strategic Education’s portfolio, including Strayer University and Capella University. WorkforceEdge also serves as the portal for employers to administer and

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Seattle-area families of color are talking about improving remote education. Here are some of their ideas.

Regina Elmi is the executive director of the Somali Parent Education Board. Ann Ishimaru is associate professor of education at the University of Washington. The authors wrote this piece along with 10 other African American, Somali, Latina and Vietnamese parent leaders from the Renton, Federal Way, Kent, Highline and Seattle school districts.

Thousands of families and caregivers in King County are anxious as schools operate online. In recent months, we’ve experienced the devastation of COVID-19 and a summer of reckoning with anti-Black racism sparked by the killings of Ahmaud Arbery, George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and the shooting of Jacob Blake.

We also see racial inequities deepening in our schools. As difficult and heartbreaking as this time has been, many families in BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and people of color) communities have been mobilizing and finding creative ways to support and educate their children.

We challenge educational systems to consider: What might

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FrontlineCo Launches Online Training Platform to Help Illinois Businesses Comply with New Sexual Harassment Prevention Education Requirements

Under the Illinois Workplace Transparency Act (WTA), employers with one or more employees are required to provide annual sexual harassment prevention training to all employees by December 31, 2020. FrontlineCo, an association management firm with offices in Chicago and Springfield, has developed an online education and tracking tool to assist businesses without a dedicated human resources department remain compliant with sexual harassment prevention laws.

To combat rising cases of sexual harassment and discrimination in the workplace, the Illinois Department of Human Rights (IDHR) issued a set of minimum standard training requirements that every employer must follow to ensure proper preventative measures are in place. Employers can provide their own internal training or use a third-party vendor, but they must meet minimum statutory requirements as established by IDHR:



• An explanation of sexual harassment consistent with the IHRA;

• Examples of conduct that constitutes unlawful sexual harassment;

• A summary of

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Tips to teach Business Education online

Using these techniques can not only ensure continuity of learning but also make classes engaging and stimulating

With the massive disruption caused by the Coronavirus, there is an increased discussion on the use of online learning, as an integral plan for most universities and business schools. The need of the hour is a strong instructional planning guide that individual instructors can use while delivering his/her online lecture/inputs.

In the last few months, we have seen a number of resources and ideas being shared regarding online teaching pedagogy and technical know-how. Although, some critics have suggested that nothing can replace face-to-face interactions and engagement created by sharing ideas in a real live classroom, the educators have stepped up to ensure that online classes remain fun and are leaving no stone unturned to provide the best quality of education. The current technological interventions in content, delivery, engagement, and assessment requires colleges to

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