Sesame Street’s Coronavirus Town Hall For The Holidays

CNN partnered with Sesame Street for their fifth town hall to show families how to stay healthy during the holidays — while still having fun — during the Covid-19 pandemic. The hour-long special, “The ABC’s of Covid 19: A CNN/Sesame Street Town Hall for Families” aired on Saturday morning and […]

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Beijing Drafts Law To Punish Foreign Teachers Who Are Deemed ‘Harmful’

Beijing drafts law to punish foreign teachers who are deemed ‘harmful to China’s national sovereignty’ Chinese lawmakers today proposed new rules on foreign teachers in the country Those who are considered to be ‘harmful’ to China would be fired from their jobs Foreign teacher engaging in religious education will also […]

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Anti-Plagiarism Tool

Google has announced the launch of a new tool aimed at detecting when students submit work that is not their own, thrusting itself into long-running debates over how to root out plagiarism while also protecting students’ privacy and teaching them how to responsibly cite others’ work. “We realized we had […]

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Fake Diploma Case Prompts Concerns Over English Teacher Qualifications

Two Chinese employees at an English teaching school in Beijing were given suspended sentences after fabricating diplomas for foreign teachers, prompting widespread suspicions over foreign English teachers’ qualifications. The People’s Court in Beijing’s Tongzhou sentenced the two people, surnamed Xia and Wang, after they were convicted of fabricating foreigners’ diplomas […]

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Law Raising Teachers’ Minimum Salary

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker (D) signed legislation Thursday that would raise the minimum salary a teacher can earn in the state to $40,000 by the first day of school in 2023. “As Illinois children head back to school this week and next, this new law says to them and their […]

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