Colleges factor flexibility for students into fall reopening plans

Colleges factor flexibility for students into fall reopening plans

Dive Brief: Many colleges continue to announce plans to reopen campuses for the fall term, though potentially on a shortened or altered schedule, or with a mix of face-to-face and online classes. Some institutions have said if they offer a hybrid model, they will allow students to choose whether to take their courses on or […]
News literacy critical as students face national ‘infodemic’

News literacy critical as students face national ‘infodemic’

When Michelle Chikaonda decided to volunteer at a meal distribution site in West Philadelphia, she didn’t know she’d soon be helping teens sort through the vast mounds of information in the media about the coronavirus. Michelle Chikaonda Michelle Chikaonda   But she...
Amid protests, educators prepare for difficult discussions

Amid protests, educators prepare for difficult discussions

Dive Brief: Amid ongoing protests sparked by the killing of George Floyd, an unarmed black man, by Minneapolis police, school districts in cities such as Minneapolis and Denver are rethinking the role of officers in schools, and educators are traversing the rocky...
HSK exams for Mandarin learners to add three new levels

HSK exams for Mandarin learners to add three new levels

Launched in 1991, the HSK and its sister exams the HSKK (for spoken Chinese), the YCT (for young learners) and the Business Chinese Test have been sat by nearly five million candidates worldwide. “I think this is easier for people” The new system is expected to be...