US embassy in the doghouse in China after student visa post backfires »

BEIJING — The resumption of student visa applications at U.S. missions in China got off to an acrimonious start this week when netizens took exception to an American embassy social media post they interpreted as likening Chinese students to dogs. Former U.S. President Donald Trump, whose time in office was marked by tense relations in […]

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Chinese university campus plan meets resistance in Budapest »

BUDAPEST — Standing on the proposed new home in Budapest of a top Chinese university, the local district mayor Krisztina Baranyi is squaring up for a stand-off with powerful Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s government. “They want to plant a giga-university without anyone here agreeing to it,” Baranyi, a combative independent politician, told AFP at the […]

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Biden pushes 17 years of free school, asks companies and wealthy to pay ‘fair share’ »

NORFOLK, Virginia — President Joe Biden on Monday called on wealthy Americans and corporations to pay their “fair share” to fund free community college and other benefits for workers as he promoted his sweeping jobs and safety-net plans in Virginia. Speaking at Tidewater Community College in the port city of Norfolk, Biden said his proposed […]

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US to let Chinese students start school year, easing COVID-19 rules »

WASHINGTON — The United States said Tuesday it was easing remaining Covid-19 restrictions on international students, giving the green light to Chinese nationals to start the school year at US universities. The move responds to persistent demands from US universities, which increasingly rely financially on foreign students and count on China for more than one-third […]

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Briones: Identifying teachers’ affiliations ‘standard requirement’ »

MANILA, Philippines — Education Secretary Leonor Briones has defended her agency’s action of identifying members of two teachers’ groups, saying it is just “a standard requirement which we require all organizations.” The Department of Education (DepEd) chief issued this remark on Monday in a bid to allay fears that her agency’s move could pave the […]

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Illinois House passes bill mandating Asian-American history in schools »

The Illinois lower house passed a bill on Wednesday requiring public schools to teach Asian-American history, setting the stage for possible adoption of milestone legislation amid rising incidents of violence against people of Asian descent. The bill, which would mandate the teaching of a unit of Asian-American history in public elementary and high schools starting […]

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WATCH: Teacher yells at students over distance learning complaints from parents »

A high school teacher raised her voice at her students over complaints on distance learning and their desire to go to in-person schooling.

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China’s school phone ban aims to boost grades »

BEIJING — After confiscating three smartphones from the same student, Yu Liangliang, head teacher at a high school in Wuhan, Hubei province, decided to give the girl a two-day suspension to reinforce a classroom ban on the devices. “The first time I took her smartphone, she told me she would not bring one to school […]

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