While You Were Sleeping: 5 stories you might have missed, July 15

07/14/2020

Trump administration reverses course on barring many foreign students In a stunning reversal of policy, the Trump administration on Tuesday abandoned a plan that would have forced out tens of thousands of foreign students following widespread condemnation of the move and pressure from colleges and major […]

Government position on teacher pay ‘shameful’

07/14/2020

The Isle of Man government’s position on pay increases for teachers is “nothing less than shameful”, teaching unions have said. A joint statement from four unions said the government had refused “any negotiations other than to discuss cuts” during a meeting earlier. Three of the […]

Asia ramps up coronavirus curbs as new clusters erupt

07/14/2020

SYDNEY/TOKYO (Reuters) – Australian states tightened borders and restricted pub visits on Tuesday, while Disney prepared to close its Hong Kong theme park and Japan stepped up tracing as a jump in novel coronavirus cases across Asia fanned fears of a second wave of infections. […]

US COVID-19: LA and San Diego pupils will not return to classroom

07/13/2020

California’s two largest public school districts will resume online-only learning when their terms begin in August. The Los Angeles and San Diego unified school districts announced plans on Monday to resume instruction in August with online teaching only, citing “skyrocketing” coronavirus infection rates in the […]