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Hear from experienced edtech investors on the market’s overnight boom

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Edtech’s reputation has been revitalized due to the coronavirus pandemic, which forced millions of students to adopt remote education overnight. But behind the scramble is a crop of investors who have long invested in the space — before it became cool. To bet…


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School in the Age of Covid: A Series of Impossible Decisions

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Pandemic pods? Blended learning? What about the digital divide? On this week’s Get WIRED podcast, listeners share their “back” to school struggles.


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22 schools closed in France due to coronavirus: minister - Reuters

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French education minister Jean-Michel Blanquer said on Friday 22 schools were closed in France due to cases of COVID-19.


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22 schools closed in France due to coronavirus: minister - Reuters Africa

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French education minister Jean-Michel Blanquer said on Friday 22 schools were closed in France due to cases of COVID-19.


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Indian decacorn Byju’s CEO talks about future acquisitions, coronavirus, and international expansion

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Since India enforced a lockdown across the country in late March, shutting schools and other public places, Bangalore-headquartered startup Byju’s has emerged as one of the quintessential platforms for school-going students in the world’s second largest inter…


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Lambda School raises $74M for its virtual coding school where you pay tuition only after you get a job

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In the world of technology, online learning has been one of the bigger beneficiaries of the last several months, with people staying home and away from their normal routines because of the coronavirus pandemic and using that time to expand their knowledge, or…


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Coronavirus: 'Critical moment' as students return to university

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Figures show the number of newly detected coronavirus infections is highest among young adults.


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Silver Lake leads $500 million round in India’s Byju’s

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Byju’s has raised $500 million in a new financing round that valued the Indian online learning platform at $10.8 billion, a source familiar with the matter said. The round is lead by Silver Lake, and existing investors Tiger Global, General Atlantic and Owl V…


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Coronavirus: Children's role in spread puzzles scientists

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A study from South Korea gives among the clearest pictures yet of children as carriers of the virus.


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France in huge coronavirus recovery plan focusing on green energy

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France unveils a 100bn-euro plan to kick-start the economy, with a promise to invest in green energy.


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Forage, formerly InsideSherpa, raises $9.3 million Series A for virtual work experiences

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Tech’s coveted internships were some of the first roles to be cut as offices closed and businesses shuttered in response to the coronavirus. A number of companies across the country, including Glassdoor, StubHub, Funding Circle, Yelp, Checkr and even the Nati…


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Fed's Daly urges more government spending to boost economy - Reuters

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San Francisco Federal Reserve President Mary Daly on Wednesday urged more government investment in roads, bridges, digital infrastructure, education, climate resiliency and other productivity-boosting infrastructure to help pull the economy from the deep rece…


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NYC schools delay start after union safety deal - Reuters

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New York City public schools, the largest U.S. school system, will delay the start of classes by 11 days to Sept. 21 under an agreement with education unions that had pushed for additional coronavirus safety measures, Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Tuesday.


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New York City schools to delay class start under safety deal with unions - Reuters

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New York City public schools, the largest U.S. school system, will delay the start of classes by 11 days to Sept. 21 under an agreement with education unions that had pushed for additional coronavirus safety measures, Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Tuesday.


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Fed's Daly urges more government spending to boost economy - Reuters

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San Francisco Federal Reserve President Mary Daly on Wednesday urged more government investment in roads, bridges, digital infrastructure, education, climate resiliency and other productivity-boosting infrastructure to help pull the economy from the deep rece…


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'Education emergency' as third of world's children lack remote learning - Reuters Africa

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'Education emergency' as third of world's children lack remote learning  Reuters Africa


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Iran schools re-open despite concerns over spread of virus - Reuters

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Schools in Iran re-opened to 15 million students on Saturday after a seven-month closure despite concerns over increased spread of the novel coronavirus in the country.


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Pakistan to begin reopening educational institutions next week - Reuters

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Schools in Pakistan will begin reopening in phases from next week following a fall in new coronavirus case numbers, officials said, ending a long closure that led to exam cancellations and threw students' grades into chaos.


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UK government health advisers say missing school is greater risk to kids than COVID - Reuters UK

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The chief medical officers of the United Kingdom have said children should return to school after the summer holidays, warning that missing out on their education posed much bigger risks to them than catching COVID-19.


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UK govt health advisers say missing school is greater risk to kids than COVID - Reuters

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The chief medical officers of the United Kingdom have said children should return to school after the summer holidays, warning that missing out on their education posed much bigger risks to them than catching COVID-19.