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What South Africa’s universities have learnt about the future from Covid-19

South African tertiary institutions had to move to emergency remote learning with little warning last year. But experts say a blended learning model will become the new normal for education The post What South Africa’s universities have learnt about the future from Covid-19 appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Education, Digital, South Africa, Access, Equality, Universities, Openaccess, Digital Learning, Motsepe Foundation, Coronavirus, COVID-19, COVID, Emergency Remote Learning


Gov. Newsom, Lawmakers Reach Deal To Get California Children Back In Classrooms

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Tags: Politics, News, Education, California, Local, Syndicated Local, Sacramento, Ap, Atkins, Associated Press, Gavin Newsom, Assembly, Toni Atkins, Newsom, Anthony Rendon, CBS Broadcasting Inc


A seven-point plan for structural change

Can President Ramaphosa turn the economic development ship in a new direction? The post A seven-point plan for structural change appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Jobs, Education, Opinion, Poverty, Openaccess, Ramaphosa, South Africa (country, COVID-19, Economic Development Plan, Good Governance, Risk Ratings, Social Welfare Grants, Structural change


Matrics fail at critical subjects

The basic education minister talks of quality passes achieved by the class of 2020, but a closer look at the results tells a different story The post Matrics fail at critical subjects appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Education, Angie Motshekga, Department of Basic Education, University of the Witwatersrand, University of Pretoria, Agricultural Science, Mathes, Matric Results, COVID-19, Grade 12, Subs-only, Chika Sehoole, Physical Science, Craig Pournara, Gateway Subjects


Maths and physical science pass rates show a decline, even after leaked papers

Home languages have remained steady, with a 90% pass mark, but other critical subjects have declined slightly The post Maths and physical science pass rates show a decline, even after leaked papers appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Education, History, English, Mathematics, Angie Motshekga, Department of Basic Education, Sadtu, Siswati, Top Six, Pretoria High Court, South Africa (country, Matric Pass Rate, COVID-19, Bongiwe Mbinqo-Gigaba, Naptosa, Class Of 2020


Class of 2020 produces ‘quality passes’ — Motshekga

The minister of basic education released the 2020 matric results on Monday, announcing that the overall pass rate has declined from 2019 The post Class of 2020 produces ‘quality passes’ — Motshekga appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Education, Results, Western Cape, Free State, Gauteng, Openaccess, Northern Cape, Motshekga, Angie Motshekga, Department of Basic Education, Top Six, Panyaza Lesufi, Debbie Schafer, Zamani Saul, Basic Education, Matric


Living up to our promise of ubuntu

South Africa needs active citizens and real change starts in the home, with conversations about social justice The post Living up to our promise of ubuntu appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Activism, Education, Children, Opinion, Sexism, Living Wage, Poverty, Racism, Unemployment, South Africa, Job losses, Violence, Inequality, Food Security, Ubuntu, Civil Society


The government needs to put human rights at the heart of education policy

Education in South Africa is dismally unequal, and Covid-19 has exacerbated the crisis. Investment in infrastructure is crucial The post The government needs to put human rights at the heart of education policy appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Television, Education, Opinion, Radio, South Africa, Amnesty International, Inequality, Openaccess, SABC, Department of Basic Education, DBE, TIMSS, COVID-19, Remote Learning, Governance Failure, Iain Byrne


‘Don’t turn away children if registration fees aren’t paid – it’s illegal’

The basic education department has warned schools against this practice, especially in the light of Covid financial devastation The post ‘Don’t turn away children if registration fees aren’t paid – it’s illegal’ appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Education, Angie Motshekga, Department of Basic Education, Top Six, South Africa (country, COVID-19, COVID, Registration Fees, School Calendar Year 2021


Vandals and storms damage schools, says education department

Learners will be moved to other schools and into mobile classrooms The post Vandals and storms damage schools, says education department appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Education, Maths, Angie Motshekga, Department of Basic Education, Top Six, Personal Protective Equipment, PPE, South Africa (country, COVID-19, Mathanzima Mweli, Umalusi, Matric Leak, 2020 Academic Calendar, 2021 Academic Calendar, Mobile Classrooms, Physical Science


Pandemic punishes the young

Children are displaying unusual behaviour as a consequence of the Covid-19 clampdown The post Pandemic punishes the young appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Education, Children, Mental Health, Autism, University of Pretoria, Top Six, Coronavirus, South Africa (country, COVID-19, Iqbal Karbanee, Kobus Maree


Education gets little attention in Sona, despite being badly affected by Covid

Ramaphosa says regaining learning time lost to the coronavirus pandemic will be a priority this year, but does not specify how The post Education gets little attention in Sona, despite being badly affected by Covid appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Education, Teachers, Higher Education, Schools, Learners, Openaccess, Blade Nzimande, Cyril Ramaphosa, Ramaphosa, Sona, State Of The Nation, State Of The Nation Address, COVID-19, COVID, TVET colleges, Sa Connect


Sona 2021: Ramaphosa offers a hope that his own party seeks to destroy

The president focuses on the economy and Covid-19 in his 2021 Sona, but his pledge of SA’s rebirth is undermined by corruption and factionalism The post Sona 2021: Ramaphosa offers a hope that his own party seeks to destroy appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Energy, Politics, Jobs, Education, Environment, Economy, Infrastructure, Economic recovery, National, ANC, Cyril Ramaphosa, Ramaphosa, Sona, South Africa (country, State Of The Nation Address, South African Economy


Déjà vu as time runs out for schools to get PPE

The scenes from last year, when learners finally returned to school after the hard lockdown, are about to play themselves out again The post Déjà vu as time runs out for schools to get PPE appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Education, Schools, Compliance, Learners, Department of Basic Education, Lockdown, Top Six, PPE, South Africa (country, COVID-19, Teacher Unions, Sanitiser, COVID-19 protocols, Disruptions To Curriculum, education MECs, School Principals


Basic education department must not send conflicting messages

The rise in the number of Covid-19 cases resulted in school closures but mixed messages resulted and delayed gazetting of decisions caused confusion The post Basic education department must not send conflicting messages appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: School, Education, South Africa, Private Schools, Pandemic, Top Six, Panyaza Lesufi, South Africa (country, COVID-19, COVID, Educationmatters, National Coronavirus Command Council, Reginah Mhaule


Covid sets education back years

The effects of the pandemic will still be felt by learners entering the school system in 2028 The post Covid sets education back years appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Education, Angie Motshekga, Department of Basic Education, Stellenbosch University, South Africa (country, Matric, COVID-19, Mathanzima Mweli, Subs-only, Foundation Phase, Martin Gustafsson, Mary Metcalfe, Portfolio Committee On Basic Education


‘Each one, teach one’: Rethinking education in a pandemic

In South Africa, we come from a proud history of activism. How then have we suddenly learnt to be helpless? The post ‘Each one, teach one’: Rethinking education in a pandemic appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: School, Education, Teachers, South Africa, Youth Unemployment, Connectivity, Openaccess, Lockdown, Pandemic, Jonathan Jansen, Data Access, School Closures, South Africa (country, COVID-19, Dr Nic Spaull, Each one


Sounding Board raises cash as startups wake up to executive coaching

In an unprecedented work environment defined by distributed teams and virtual-only communication, two co-founders think their 2018 bet reigns truer than ever: mentors need mentorship, too. Christine Tao and Lori Mazan , the brains behind Sounding Board, want to train any leader within an organization to be a better leader. The San Francisco startup connects anyone from first-time managers to C-suite executives with coaches through a marketplace. Revenue has doubled or tripled every year sin...
Tags: Startups, TC, Education, San Francisco, Executive Coaching, Tech, Kevin Johnson, TechCrunch, Tao, Sounding Board, OKR, David Blake, Canaan Partners, Recent Funding, Christine Tao, Lori Mazan


Pandemic hobbles learners’ futures

South African schools have yet to open for the 2021 academic year and experts are sounding the alarm over lost learning time, especially in the crucial grades one and 12 The post Pandemic hobbles learners’ futures appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Education, Cyril Ramaphosa, Angie Motshekga, Department of Basic Education, Sadtu, University of Pretoria, Coronavirus, South Africa (country, COVID-19, South African Democratic Teachers Union, Mugwena Maluleke, Basil Manuel, Subs-only, Chika Sehoole, Foundation Phase


Pandemic cripples learners’ futures

South African schools have yet to open for the 2021 academic year and experts are sounding the alarm over lost learning time, especially in the crucial grades one and 12 The post Pandemic cripples learners’ futures appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Education, Cyril Ramaphosa, Angie Motshekga, Department of Basic Education, Sadtu, University of Pretoria, Coronavirus, South Africa (country, COVID-19, South African Democratic Teachers Union, Mugwena Maluleke, Basil Manuel, Subs-only, Chika Sehoole, Foundation Phase


African edtech startup uLesson lands a $7.5 million Series A

ULesson, an edtech startup based in Nigeria that sells digital curriculum to students through SD cards, has raised $7.5 million in Series A funding. The round is led by Owl Ventures, which closed over half a billion in new fund money just months ago. Other participants include LocalGlobe and existing investors, including TLcom Capital and Founder Collective. The financing comes a little over a year since uLesson closed its $3.1 million seed round in November 2019. The startup’s biggest differenc...
Tags: Startups, Marketplace, Education, India, Nigeria, Africa, Tech, South Africa, Kenya, World Health Organization, Series A, Early Stage, University Of Georgia, Localglobe, Digital Learning, Owl Ventures


Department of basic education edges closer to releasing matric results

The basic education department has said that it is almost done with the marking process and that the capturing of marks is in progress. The post Department of basic education edges closer to releasing matric results appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Education, Openaccess, Angie Motshekga, Department of Basic Education, DBE, Sadtu, Top Six, Pretoria High Court, Marking, South Africa (country, Matric Results, COVID-19, Mathanzima Mweli, Class Of 2020, Norman Davis, Matric Exam


Q&A Sessions: George Euvrard, the brains behind our cryptic crossword

George Euvrard spoke to Athandiwe Saba about his passion for education, clues on how to solve his crosswords and the importance of celebrating South Africa. The post Q&A Sessions: George Euvrard, the brains behind our cryptic crossword appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Education, South Africa, Language, National, Languages, Academia, Rhodes University, Crossword Puzzles, Athandiwe Saba, Q&A Sessions, South Africa (country, COVID-19, Decolonisation, Subs-only, Anagrams, Cruciverbalist


A man taking a college-entrance exam in Tokyo was disqualified for refusing to keep his mask over his nose

A woman holds a face mask in her hands. Nico De Pasquale Photography/Getty Images A 49-year-old man in Tokyo was disqualified from college-entrance exams for not wearing a mask. The man was told six times to pull his mask up, but he didn't. When he was barred from the test, he hid in the bathroom and refused to leave until he was arrested. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. A Japanese man was disqualified from taking the college-entrance exams after he repeatedly refused t...
Tags: School, Japan, Science, News, Education, Trends, Tokyo, Mask, Asahi, Mainichi, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Johns Hopkins University Read, Orecchio Egresitz, Nico De Pasquale, Asahi Shimbum


Death and anxiety rife at matric marking centres as schools reopening delayed

Education department delays 2021 academic year as the Covid-19 death and infection rates rise rapidly, but assures 2020 matrics that results will be released on time The post Death and anxiety rife at matric marking centres as schools reopening delayed appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Education, Schools, Exams, Angie Motshekga, Top Six, Marking, South Africa (country, Basic Education, COVID-19, COVID, Matrics, Reopening, Umalusi, Matric Papers, Mzwandile Matthews, Reginah Mhaule


Early childhood development boost for parents and caregivers

More needs to be done to ensure that we raise children in a healthy ecosystem. Our children are our future and there is no other investment that could be more important The post Early childhood development boost for parents and caregivers appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Education, Openaccess, Early Childhood Development, South Africa (country, COVID-19, aRe Bapaleng, Seriti Institute


The humble syllabus puts students first

By building online courses backwards, the necessary skills can be taught in stages The post The humble syllabus puts students first appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Students, Education, Curriculum, University, Higher Education, Pedagogy, Algorithms, Online Learning, Zoom, Assignments, Project Syndicate, Syllabus, Learning Communities, COVID-19


Social media a powerful tool in education

The Phepha uFunde case study shows how Twitter and Facebook can mobilise change The post Social media a powerful tool in education appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, School, Education, Social Media, Openaccess, Top Six, South Africa (country, COVID-19, Alistair Witten, Phepha uFunde


Theory of constraints brings benefits

The pandemic inspired 10 principals in Limpopo to study through ‘play’ how to learn to learn again — and what is really important in education The post Theory of constraints brings benefits appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Learning, Education, Limpopo, Eliyahu Goldratt, Theory Of Constraints, Principals, Coronavirus, South Africa (country, COVID-19, National Education Collaboration Trust, Kathy Suerken, Maslow before Bloom


Parents owe it to their children to take part in how schools are run

Do parents even know that they have a say in the school calendar or do they wait to get the letters at the end of the year telling them when schools close and open? The post Parents owe it to their children to take part in how schools are run appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Education, Angie Motshekga, Department of Basic Education, Coronavirus, South Africa (country, COVID-19, School Governing Body



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