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COVID-19

1.3 Billion Students Still Affected by Closures

According to UNESCO, 200 million students have gone back to school in the last two weeks, as schools reopen progressively across the globe. As of mid-April, 1.5...

$300M Federal Grants to States for Distance Learning

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos has announced more than $300 million in discretionary grant funds will be made available for states to use to create adaptable,...

Last Speaker of Sare Language Dies

On April 4, Licho, one of the four last speakers of the Great Andamanese language family and the last speaker of the Sare language died of tuberculosis...

COVID-19 Poses Grave Health Threat to Indigenous Communities

Native Brazilian group playing wooden flute at an indigenous tribe in the Amazon The coronavirus  (COVID-19)  pandemic  poses  a grave  health threat to Indigenous peoples around the world....
statue of Johann Wolfgang Goethe

Germany Considers Big Picture of Lockdown

Johann Wolfgang Goethe, the inspiration behind Germany's cultural & linguistic institute. Unlike most other countries, Germany has asked a multidisciplinary group of philosophers, education specialists, scientists, historians, theologians,...

Hispanic Serving Institutions Hit Hard by Pandemic

The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) has issued a call-for-action for additional funding for Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) that were forced to abruptly end or quickly...

Spanish U.S. Anthem Highlights Hispanics’ Role in COVID-19 Battle

The Nonprofit organization We Are All Human Foundation (WAAH), which seeks to celebrate and promote diversity and inclusion, commissioned a brand-new recording of the national anthem as...

EveryLibrary Institute creates HALO Fund to help Librarians and Library workers in need of...

In honor of National Library Worker Day on April 21st, 2020, the EveryLibrary Institute is proud to be working with hundreds of library supporters and leading library vendors to...

Distance education for Syrian refugee children in Gaziantep

Télécoms Sans Frontières (TSF), a NGO focused on emergency-response technologies, has developed a system that allows children to continue learning from home after the closure of two...

Guidance Requested on Use of Federal Education Funding for English Learners

The U.S. Department of Education has been asked to provide guidance on the use of CARES Act funding for English Learners (ELs) in K-12 public schools by...
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