Publish salary information, ombudsperson told Adelaide

In a turnaround that could increase the scrutiny of other Australian universities, a government watchdog overturned a South Australian institution’s decision to exempt itself from Freedom of Information (FOI) obligations for reasons of commercial confidentiality. South Australia’s mediator overturned the University of Adelaide’s decision to reject a FOI request regarding …

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UVM student receives funding for statue honoring Indigenous peoples

Junior Maddie Henson sits in the Waterman building at UVM, wearing a jacket with deer bone buttons passed down from her family. Photo by Elaina Sepede / Vermont Cynic Reitz Wishtischin is a reporter for the Vermont Cynic, where a version of this story was first published. With a donation …

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Council finds COVID has worsened food insecurity in Maryland, recommends improvements

As grocery stores and restaurants closed during the COVID-19 pandemic, the number of food insecure Marylanders nearly doubled to more than one million. This content has been republished with permission from OMCT Information Partners at Maryland Matters. Sign up for the free Maryland Matters email subscription today. As grocery stores …

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Beshear Deploys Workforce Development Program for Louisville Public School Graduates | Ohio

(The Center Square) – Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear was in Louisville earlier this week to unveil a workforce development program for graduate students in the state’s largest public school system. The goal behind Everybody Counts is to ensure that students in Jefferson County Public Schools who do not currently know …

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Canberra to Universities: Be Our Commercialization Pillars

Australian universities will compete for funding under the first installment of the federal government’s research commercialization plan. Universities have been asked to ask for A $ 50million (£ 27million) each to establish one of four “research and industry centers” championing breakthroughs in “critical national manufacturing priorities” in areas such as …

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Matheson History Museum and Historic Haile Homestead Property Receive COVID Relief Money

Cultural organizations like the Matheson History Museum have not escaped struggles during the COVID-19 pandemic, but they are receiving some relief from federal funds. Alachua County issued a stay-at-home order in March 2020, as the Matheson Museum, 513 E. University Ave., prepared for its exposure “Pioneers: 150 years of women …

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Parents and community members fear 117-year-old South LA school will close, though LAUSD confirms there are no such plans

SOUTH LOS ANGELES (KABC) – Community members fear South LA’s Trinity Elementary School, which has been in existence for almost 120 years, may be closed. A LAUSD official told ABC7 there are no plans to shut down Trinity, but parents say they received a letter in June suggesting that the …

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Why companies take on the role of educators

Key points to remember The labor shortage crisis resulting from the lack of properly qualified workers is causing an overhaul of the educational landscape. To keep pace with the digital transformation, tech companies like Amazon, IBM and others are stepping in to improve skills, develop and provide training opportunities for …

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School Matters: Giving Thanks in Uncertain Times | Education

Several years ago I was hunting audads in Texas along the Rio Grande River. It was a rugged desert area but it was a beautiful place. We camped in an extremely isolated area where there were no houses or people for miles on our side of the river. Each day …

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California schools’ ‘achievement gap’ continues to plague

Then-Gov. Jerry Brown and the legislature reshuffled the funding of California public schools in 2013 with the stated goal of closing the “achievement gap” between poor, English-speaking students and more privileged children. The Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) gave local school officials much more leeway by eliminating most “categorical grants” …

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