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    (CBS4) — The late Madeleine Albright, an American leader and inspiration for women to pursue leadership, called Denver her home. Another leader, Ambassador Catherine Ebert-Gray, also calls Denver home. She remembered Albright after the recent death of the first female U.S. secretary of state. (credit: CBS) Ebert-Gray is the director of global education for University of Colorado Anschutz. She spent three decades in the foreign service and says Albright was her personal hero, lifting up women in diplomacy and national security fields and elevating the rights of women around the world. “And it took until she arrived in 1997 to have our first woman and a woman with such pragmatic, diplomatic skills, ability to really build string relationships,” Ebert-Gray told CBS4. “And she really understood diplomacy.” Ebert-Gray says Albright was a visionary and straight talker, who championed NATO and the importance of strong global relationships. WASHINGTON, DC – APRIL 16:Former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright participates in a moderated conversation about her new book, Fascism: A Warning, for Georgetown University students, faculty and staff on April, 16, 2018 in...
    NEW YORK (AP) — Scholastic Inc. has appointed a successor to longtime president and CEO Richard Robinson, who died last month. Peter Warwick, an independent director since 2014 on the children’s publisher’s board, will begin his new job Aug. 1. “Dick Robinson built Scholastic into the most admired global children’s book and education business,” Warwick, 69, said in a statement Monday. “His devotion to children’s literacy, education, and journalistic integrity was so profound it is ingrained in the culture of the Company. I am deeply committed to continuing to embrace these same principles going forward and build upon the core Scholastic mission while creating value for all of our stakeholders.” Robinson died June 5 at age 84. Son of company founder Maurice R. Robinson, the younger Robinson had served as CEO since 1975 and is widely credited with expanding Scholastic into a global empire, whether through its educational programs and book clubs or such multimillion-selling authors as J.K. Rowling, Suzanne Collins and Dav Pilkey. Warwick is just the third Scholastic CEO in its century-long history. He is a graduate...
    More than 85 ministers and leaders of the international education community have endorsed the reform, which aims to enhance global cooperation in education to better address the serious and persistent obstacles posed by the COVID epidemic. 19 Education and placement of education at the center of political agendas, UNESCO announced on Friday. The Ministerial Debate on the World Education Forum organized by UNESCO on the sidelines of the United Nations High Level Political Forum sent a “strong message” on the common commitment of countries, multilateral, bilateral and regional organizations. The Paris-based UN body said in a statement that civil society, the teaching profession, and students and youth need to take a new path to accelerate the 2030 agenda. UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay, on this occasion, called for better action in three priority areas of education: better data collection and sharing, better and more investment. Strengthening rational and international cooperation in education and, finally. To promote integration in the field of data, UNESCO has announced the creation of a global educational laboratory that will provide access to education-related data and information...
    On July 1, Sharon Subreenduth, Ph.D., took the reins as the new Dean of the College of Education at Georgia Southern University. “I am excited to be joining a University and College on the move,” said Subreenduth. “There is so much energy and innovation sparked by new collaborations within and outside of the University. I am honored to serve as the next dean of the College of Education and to be working with such dynamic, creative and equity-minded faculty, staff, students and partners — all committed to sustaining strong transformative educators and educational spaces.” Subreenduth joins Georgia Southern from the University of Massachusetts, Lowell (UML), where she served as associate dean of the College of Education for three years. In this role, Subreenduth oversaw undergraduate academic affairs, research and graduate studies, grants and grant mentorship as well as faculty and student success. During this time, Subreenduth significantly contributed to managing the teacher licensure process and the development of non-licensure options within the college. She also initiated a number of collaborations...
                      by Roger James Hamilton  Educational technology, or edtech, is now a $10 billion global industry. It’s in every classroom whether physical or virtual. But gone missing from the conversation around the proliferation of edtech companies in the U.S. and around the world is a discussion of the philosophy of education. While billions of dollars are pouring into edtech companies and new technologies are delivering and creating content in creative new ways, there does not appear to be any meaningful discussion about what education’s aim should be in a world that has changed and is changing dramatically. We are now in the digital decade, a truly global society with technology driving the emergence of the metaverse, digital currencies, artificial intelligence, personalized healthcare, and the democratization of learning. But what should we teach, and how should we teach it? The greatest achievements in the world have been accomplished by entrepreneurs and teams of collaborators, thinkers, and doers. Learning is more than reading, writing, and arithmetic. It is more than gaining cultural literacy,...
    World Federation of Engineering Organizations World Federation of Engineering Organizations World Federation of Engineering Organizations From WFEO correspondent Christine Tan PARIS, March 03, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Engineering has been an important profession, helping to tackle major issues such as poverty reduction, climate resilience, public health and sustainable development. “The foremost problem facing the world today is sustaining human development and preserving the planet. Whenever there is a problem, there is a need for engineering solutions,” says Gong Ke, President of the World Federation of Engineering Organizations (WFEO). On 4th March 2021, the annual World Engineering Day (WED) will convene under the auspices of UNESCO. As the UNESCO Director-General, Ms. Audrey Azoulay explains, WED will “celebrate the achievements of engineers and their contributions to sustainability and a better quality of life for all.” This year, WED welcomes the high patronage of Emmanuel Macron, President of France and coincides with the launch of the second UNESCO engineering report, “Engineering for Sustainable Development” with UNESCO’s partners, the WFEO, the Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE), Tsinghua University, and the International Centre of...
    DETROIT (AP) — A white board in the David Ellis Academy gymnasium is stuck on the wall. And in time. It details the planned activities for physical education classes on March 12, 2020 — the last day Ronda Brodsky taught physical education and health to students at the pre-K through eighth grade public charter school in Detroit. Like countless educators during the pandemic, Brodsky has had to make the adjustment to instructing her students virtually. But unlike many of her counterparts, she’s charged with getting children to move — a task made tougher when they are required to be in front of a screen at the same time. “It was very difficult for me and I know a lot of them, because I’m not one that sits still well,” Brodsky said. “So, to tell me to sit in front of a computer now, I’m like, ‘OK, now what am I doing?’” For assistance, Brodsky turned to CATCH Global Foundation, a charity that provides free teacher training to qualified schools in Michigan. “Hopefully, we’ll get back to our new...
    NEW YORK, Jan. 28, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Medscape, the leading source of clinical news, health information, continuing medical education, and point-of-care tools for healthcare professionals (HCPs), together with collaborators including the United Nations COVID-19 Communications Response Initiative and leading global health experts, launched an educational learning center focused on advances in the prevention and management of COVID-19, including essential vaccine education. Led by an expert steering committee with investigators from various vaccine trials, the Advances in Prevention and Management of COVID-19 Learning Center aims to ensure availability of the most transparent, independent, and culturally and geographically relevant education for HCPs. “While the COVID-19 vaccines represent a moment of hope in a difficult time, the rapid pace of new information drives a need for education. In order to dispel misinformation and address the concerns of patients, clinicians need the most current information from a trusted source. We recognize our key role in providing that education and information to our worldwide membership of healthcare professionals,” said Dr. John Whyte, Chief Medical Officer, WebMD (Medscape). Building on Medscape’s initial COVID-19 Learning Center that...
    Sannam S4 Acquires Alumno, a Singapore-Based Education Consultancy, and Accelerates Global Expansion Strategy Alumnus Founder and CEO Michael Bartlett appointed Sannam S4 Global Managing Director, Education SINGAPORE, Jan. 19, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Sannam S4, a leading international education services provider, announced today its acquisition of Alumno, a Singapore-based education consultancy offering strategic advice and implementation support to universities, education organizations and governments on marketing and branding, TNE, partnership development and student recruitment throughout the Asia region. “Acquiring Alumno is an important part of our ambitious push to become the global partner of choice in the international education sector,” said Sannam S4 Founder and CEO Adrian Mutton. “By expanding our geographic reach, we can more comprehensively serve our partners at a time and in markets where they need us most.” As part of the acquisition, Sannam S4 has appointed Alumno Founder and CEO Michael Bartlett as Global Managing Director, Education, to lead its ambitious international education sector strategy. Bartlett will also become a member of the Sannam S4 Group Board of Directors to help steer its three-year plan. ...
    (CNN)When I was 9 years old, a psychologist told my parents I had a low IQ because I was born with Down syndrome. Seven years later, I graduated high school as class valedictorian. At the age of 20, I received a bachelor's degree in arts with a major in history. Today, I am a pre-school assistant teacher, a Special Olympics Global Youth Ambassador and Sargent Shriver International Global Messenger. I am also the 2020 UNESCO Global Champion for Inclusion in Education.Brina Maxino.I don't think about what that psychologist said when I was a child, but I wonder how many children with disabilities are not fulfilling their potential because someone once said they couldn't.We can be more -- and do more. Don't let anyone tell you otherwise. The recently released "2020 UNESCO Global Education Monitoring Report" (GEM) states that children and youth with disabilities are among the most marginalized and excluded people in the world. The same report says they are 2.5 times more likely never to attend school in their lifetime than other children. An estimated 650 million people are...
    VIDEO7:0907:09What it's like to return to college during a pandemicWork Sharp enrollment declines due to the pandemic have taken a severe financial toll on many colleges and universities, and the impact may last for years to come. To that point, 67% of higher education leaders said decreased revenue from tuition and student housing are the biggest challenges they now face, according to a recent poll from consulting firm NEPC's endowments and foundations practice. Overall, undergraduate enrollment fell 4% this year, according to separate data from National Student Clearinghouse Research Center, with incoming freshmen accounting for the biggest drop — sinking 16% from last fall.The coronavirus pandemic created the most severe liquidity crisis higher education has faced since the global financial crisis.Sam Pollackpartner at NEPCFor many colleges and universities, the consequences could be severe, according to Sam Pollack, a partner in NEPC's Endowments and Foundations practice.  "The coronavirus pandemic created the most severe liquidity crisis higher education has faced since the global financial crisis," he said.  As many schools moved to a hybrid approach to education, with a combination of in-person and online...
    Walmart has agreed to back an education fund proposed by President Donald Trump as part of a deal between the retailer and Oracle to partner with Chinese-owned video-sharing app TikTok, according to a source familiar with the matter. The financial contribution will come from the new company that emerges from the unusual transaction, called TikTok Global. The arrangement will allow the app to continue operating in the U.S. after the Trump administration threatened to ban it over national security concerns. Yet to be decided is how much money Walmart and Oracle would contribute to the fund and how it would be used.  Walmart and Oracle are looking to take a stake of up to 20% of TikTok Global. TikTok's current owner, Beijing-based ByteDance, and possibly its investors, would get 80% of the newly formed U.S.-based entity that will be the new official owner of the popular video platform. Get Breaking News Delivered to Your Inbox "Real history"At a rally in North Carolina last weekend, Mr. Trump said an element of the deal for TikTok would be to create a...
    Children studying together along the Ciliwung River in the village of Kebon Jukut, Bogor City while most Indonesian schools were shut during the coronavirus pandemic.Andi M Ridwan | Opn Images | Barcroft Media via Getty Images Indonesian students — already lagging their global peers in some areas — could lose the opportunity to catch up as their access to education is hit by prolonged school closures due to the coronavirus pandemic, a study found.   Most schools in Indonesia have remained shut since March as authorities struggle to contain the fast-spreading virus. The government's attempt to reopen some schools has reportedly been opposed by teachers and health experts, who argued that the move could worsen the country's outbreak. Indonesia, the world's fourth most populous country, has reported more than 157,800 cases of the coronavirus disease or Covid-19 — the second highest cumulative infections in Southeast Asia, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University. But the country's death toll of over 6,800 is the region's largest, the data showed.... school closure poses a significant risk that the little learning that Indonesian...
    The Education Department added Stanford University and Fordham University to its growing investigation into the influence of the Chinese Communist Party and other foreign funding on campuses nationwide. Reed Rubinstein, the acting general counsel for the Education Department, sent a nine-page letter to Stanford University and a six-page letter to Fordham University on Monday. According to copies reviewed by the Washington Examiner, the agency led by Secretary Betsy DeVos is concerned about connections between the schools and the Chinese government and isn’t convinced they are being fully transparent about their foreign funding. Rubinstein asked the universities to hand over a host of documents about foreign gifts, contracts, and any connections with the Chinese Communist Party. The letter to Stanford drew attention to Stanford visiting researcher Song Chen being arrested for lying on her visa to conceal her ties to the People’s Liberation Army. It also scrutinized the Stanford Center at Peking University as well as Stanford’s Confucius Institute. The letter to Fordham made note of its School of Business’s Global Finance Collaboration Program, which partners with...
    Mr. Dustin Liu, a candidate for a Master’s in Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, will advance youth engagement at the United Nations as the ninth annual UNA-USA Youth Observer to the UN. WASHINGTON, Aug. 3, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — The United Nations Association of the USA (UNA-USA) announced today Mr. Dustin Liu as the ninth annual UNA-USA Youth Observer to the United Nations. Liu is currently a candidate for a Master’s in Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. He was selected from a competitive pool of more than 200 applicants from across the United States. In this role, Liu will connect young people to the work of the UN and represent youth voices at the UN General Assembly and at other UN events throughout the year. “As Youth Observer, I hope to build and engage youths in opportunities that support their identity as global change-makers,” said Liu. “I strongly believe that it is through active participation in social change efforts that our capacity to make change develops. Every individual has gifts and strengths that can push...
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