University partners to help students in Bahamas | Teen scientists use data to tackle malnutrition | Fla. program helps refugee students learn English
September 10, 2019
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University partners to help students in Bahamas
University partners to help students in Bahamas
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Hampton University in Virginia is offering students in the Bahamas free tuition, room and board for the fall semester in the wake of Hurricane Dorian as part of an agreement with the University of the Bahamas-North. The students can remain at the school after the upcoming semester, but would be charged.
The Washington Post (tiered subscription model) (9/7) 
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Teen scientists use data to tackle malnutrition
Two high school students in New Mexico won first place at the state's annual Supercomputing Challenge for their project addressing malnutrition among children in sub-Saharan Africa. The students worked with Be Greater Than Average to sift through datasets and come up with algorithms that predict locations with high rates of malnutrition and streamline logistics to get needed supplies to those areas more quickly.
KRQE-TV (Albuquerque, N.M.) (8/30) 
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Fla. program helps refugee students learn English
A Tallahassee, Fla., group recently started a youth literacy program for sixth- through 12th-graders from the Democratic Republic of the Congo to help them settle into the community. Mentors help newcomers learn English and connect with their native tongues as they learn about American culture.
WTXL-TV (Tallahassee, Fla.) (9/2) 
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Globally Minded Leadership
Effort underway to diversify district's curriculum
An organization called Women Solve is working to include lessons with more diverse perspectives in the curriculum of a Maryland school district. Elizabeth Chung, executive director of the Asian American Center of Frederick, also is urging more programs focused on cultural awareness and global issues.
The Frederick News-Post (Md.) (9/7) 
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Global Education Policy & Research
Internet fuels essay-for-hire industry
Internet fuels essay-for-hire industry
People living in developing countries are writing essays and completing other work for colleges students in the US, UK and Australia -- a cheating method made easier with the internet. The essay-for-hire industry has grown as have the number of English speakers and the availability of high-speed internet, the New York Times reports.
The New York Times (tiered subscription model) (9/7) 
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Facial recognition software limited in Chinese schools
China is restricting the use of facial recognition and some apps used to monitor students. The move comes after online critics expressed concern about student privacy.
BBC (9/6) 
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