An international Skype conversation about education that included US first lady Michelle Obama was planned Tuesday to mark the UN's International Day of the Girl. The event was intended to draw attention to the more than 62 million girls worldwide without access to education.
More than 1,000 Chinese students are studying in US public schools on F-1 visas in 2016 -- up from six a decade ago. While the students typically have been courted by private schools, public schools -- particularly in Maine and Michigan -- are stepping up recruitment efforts.
The world will need nearly 69 million new teachers to meet the Sustainable Development Goals for education, says a report by UNESCO. The most critical shortages of teachers exist in South Asia and sub-Saharan African, the report says.
A small number of colleges and universities in the US are helping to enroll students from Syria to assist those displaced by war. Still, some are concerned that higher education -- and economic prosperity -- could be at risk for a generation.
Education organisations are hacked at three times the rate of health care groups -- making it the biggest target -- according to a BitSight report. Limited budget and IT resources create obstacles for K-12 schools in fighting ransomware, while universities and colleges have high levels of file-sharing, opening them to attacks, according to the data.
Students at the Paya Lebar Methodist Girls' School (Secondary) in Singapore have formed a robotics group and recently travelled to Indonesia for the World Robot Games. Students say they are hopeful that learning mechanics and robotics will help prepare them for future careers.
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ECIS November conference 16-19 November 2016 – Copenhagen, Denmark
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