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Srikant Datar, the Arthur Lowes Dickinson Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School, will become the School’s next dean, President Larry Bacow announced on Friday.

India-born Datar is the 11th Dean in the prestigious Harvard Business School’s 112-year history and will take charge on January 1, 2021.

A chartered accountant and a gold medallist from IIM Ahmedabad, Datar holds two master’s degrees in Statistics (1983) and economics (1984) and a doctorate in business (1985)–all from Stanford University. Datar received his bachelor’s degree, with distinction, from the University of Bombay in 1973. He had joined the HBS faculty in 1996.

“Srikant Datar is an innovative educator, a distinguished scholar, and a deeply experienced academic leader”, said Bacow in announcing the appointment. “He is a leading thinker about the future of business education, and he has recently played an essential role in HBS’s creative response to the challenges posed by the

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Candidates: Linda Serrato, D, and Helen Milenski, L

The overview: House District 45 stretches along Interstate 25 from St. Francis Drive down to the La Cienega area. Former Rep. Jim Trujillo, a Democrat, represented the district since 2003 before announcing last year he would not seek reelection. Serrato was named this week to fill his term by the Santa Fe County Commission. 

What they say: Serrato, who works as a consultant, said that despite the fact that Democrats outnumber Republicans by a 2-to-1 ratio in the district, she’s not taking a win for granted. “I’m gonna have to earn every vote,” she said. “I’m gonna try to keep talking to voters right up until Election Day.” She said she’s excited about a new generation of young political leaders “coming out of New Mexico and across the nation; it’s not politics as it used to be. The attitude is, ‘I work

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For months, businesses across North America owned up to their equity faults in contrite statements.

After George Floyd, a Black man in Minneapolis, was killed by a police officer, corporations one after another released statements throughout the summer, condemning racism and police violence against Black people and committing to look inward at their own diversity and inclusion issues.

Some, like Deloitte and RBC pledged to create more pathways for racialized leaders and committed to community initiatives and to organize advisory groups to bring about equitable change internally.

But students enrolled in undergraduate business programs in Ontario say issues start well before they join the workforce. They say in order for things to change, a good place to start would be university business schools.

Over the summer, business school students across the country took a cue from Black students at Harvard Law, and anonymously shared on Instagram harrowing stories of the

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Published 12:45 p.m. ET Oct. 1, 2020 | Updated 12:51 p.m. ET Oct. 1, 2020

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Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on July 8, 2020, in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Manuel Balce Ceneta/ AP)

WASHINGTON — U.S. education chief Betsy DeVos will not seek an appeal over a judge’s ruling denying her the ability to give federal coronavirus funds to private schools.

The CARES Act, Congress’ $3 trillion coronavirus relief plan, included over $13 billion intended for schools with low-income students.

DeVos, who has been Education Secretary since 2017, originally said she wanted the money to go to private schools based on enrollment, not the number of low-income students. This would’ve given private schools a much greater amount than originally intended.

More: Ad claims James supports DeVos’ agenda to cut public school funding: Here’s a fact check

More: Michigan sues Betsy DeVos over COVID-19 relief money for private schools

Attorneys general

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LocalCircles, a community social media platform, conducted a survey to get the pulse of parents of school-going children on the issue of school reopening. Schools in India have been shut since March this year following onset of the Covid-19 pandemic and the related lockdowns.

The survey received over 14,500 responses from parents located in 217 districts of the country, with 61 per cent parents from Tier 1 districts, 21 per cent from Tier 2 districts and 18 per cent from Tier 3, Tier 4, and rural districts of India.

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The survey revealed that 71 per cent of the parents are not in favour of the reopening of schools; only 20 per cent want resumption of schools.

Also read: 41% of parents unable to afford education amidst Covid-19 crisis: Survey

LocalCircles had conducted a similar survey in August this year and the percentage of parents who said they wanted

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The role of the superintendent of public instruction has changed as the COVID-19 pandemic forced school districts to decide how to reopen or stay remote.

Candidates vying for the position in November have different ideas about what schooling during a pandemic should look like.

Incumbent Chris Reykdal, who leads the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, has made decisions with Gov. Jay Inslee about how schools should move forward this fall. He announced a guidance plan that left the decision up to school districts.

His opponent, Maia Espinoza, thinks he could have done more. She said parents need more support from OSPI when it comes to distance learning as many districts still scramble to come up with plans, leaving parents to decide at the last minute how to provide for their children.

Espinoza finished second in the August primary with 25.3% of votes, less than 5 percentage points above

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We are currently at a critical juncture for the future of public education in Utah. We have an opportunity to make a huge impact on our students and to bring Utah to the forefront of education innovation and positive outcomes in this country.

As an educator of 11 years, I saw vast changes in the lives of students and families in our state. I went from teaching sixth graders who had never heard of a smartphone to students who can no longer remember a time without them. Throughout my time teaching, I focused on creating engaging and interactive exploratory experiences that promote problem-solving and communication to take advantage of students gathering together for learning.

I have also come to realize that for gaining specific individual skills in reading, math and other subjects, our often underfunded and overcrowded classrooms are not ideal. With so much changing in the lives of stakeholders

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — This pandemic has Geri Swann working her cell phone constantly as she deals with up to 100 emails a day seeking help for students and their families.



Geraldine Swann, director of community outreach at Hampstead Hill Academy in Baltimore, poses for a photograph Monday, Aug. 31, 2020, in Baltimore. The pandemic has Geri Swann working her cell phone constantly, as she gets up to 100 emails a day seeking help for students and their families. Finding them Chromebooks, buying eyeglasses for kids squinting at screens. Helping people get unemployment checks. Delivering groceries so a woman can feed her school-aged grandchildren while their parents recover from COVID-19.  This is what a community schools coordinator does _ and as a new academic year begins in the throes of coronavirus infections, Swann has only been busier in support of the struggling families at her diverse Baltimore charter school.(AP Photo/Julio Cortez)


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Geraldine Swann, director of community outreach at Hampstead Hill Academy in Baltimore, poses for a photograph Monday, Aug. 31, 2020, in Baltimore. The pandemic has Geri Swann working her cell phone constantly, as she gets up to 100 emails a day seeking help for students and their families. Finding them Chromebooks, buying eyeglasses for kids squinting at screens. Helping people get unemployment checks. Delivering groceries so a woman can feed her school-aged grandchildren while their parents recover from COVID-19. This is what a community schools coordinator does _ and as a new academic year begins in the throes of coronavirus infections, Swann has only been busier in support of the struggling families at her

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I ask you to consider the importance of a candidate that works to bridge the divide rather than split it further. I believe the perfect candidate is Leslie Danks Burke.

Ms. Danks Burke is committed to closing the gap in all sectors of the government where it hurts our local district the most.

She has carefully laid out a plan for tax reform that helps both farm production and local small businesses as well as the general socioeconomic class of the 58th district.

Not only has Leslie planned tax reformation she has also looked beyond the needs of her current constitutions to the needs of their children. For example, Leslie suggests that due to the high taxes we already have to pay there are ample funds to create universal pre-kindergarten which in turn creates more teaching jobs and gives parents access to free early childcare allowing them to work without

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South Carolina Supreme Court justices on Friday repeatedly grilled Gov. Henry McMaster’s top lawyer on whether the governor had unlawfully devised a plan to give $32 million in coronavirus public federal emergency funds to private school students.

If the Supreme Court rules against the governor, Associate Justice John Cannon Few asked McMaster attorney Thomas Limehouse, “I assume that the governor would honor the decision of the State Supreme Court as to what South Carolina law is, is that correct?”

Limehouse answered, “I have no reason to believe otherwise. The governor is a strong proponent of the rule of law.”

That was one crisp exchange in a case that has attracted widespread attention from educators and political leaders around the state. Under South Carolina’s state Constitution, public money is prohibited from being spent on “any … private educational institution.”

McMaster, intending to use $32 million in federal coronavirus emergency

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