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School district officials defend ‘slave letter writing’ assignment at Mississippi school

Finger Lakes Times 05 Mar 2021
The assignment was intended to show students the “atrocities and negatives of slavery,” according to Hampton’s interview with the news station ... Hampton contends the teacher’s purpose was for students to “gain empathy” for those Black people who lived during that era ... “If I were a parent of a student in the classroom, I would be (upset).
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Royal Engineering Academy showcases development in Africa

Business Day Online 04 Mar 2021
The achievements of the Africa grants programmes include training over 2000 professionals by professional engineering institutions across sub-Saharan Africa and over 530 student industry placements since 2013. The number of students obtaining industry internships increased from 40 percent to 90 percent over the course of one project in Zambia.
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A Mississippi middle school asked 8th graders to pretend they were slaves and write letters home to Africa

The Times of India 04 Mar 2021
A Mississippi middle school writing assignment on slavery is drawing criticism online.A teacher asked students to pretend to be slaves writing to their family in Africa.The school's ...
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School district officials defend ‘slave letter writing’ assignment at Miss. school

Atlanta Journal 04 Mar 2021
A screenshot of the writing assignment given to students at Purvis Middle School has been shared and discussed heavily, with several online commentators finding issue with the tasks suggested ... Hampton contends the teacher’s purpose was for students to “gain empathy” for those Black people who lived during that era.
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Mississippi school assignment on slavery sparks outrage

The Argus Press 04 Mar 2021
... to students during a class at Purvis Middle School on Wednesday. The assignment asks students to “Pretend like you are a slave working on a Mississippi plantation” and “Write a letter to your family back in Africa or in another American state describing your life.”.
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'Time of the Writer' festival to host an explosive 'Cocktail Hour' series

Independent online (SA) 04 Mar 2021
Richards and Magona will be joined by theatre-makers, Yvette Hardie and Bobby Rodwell, who have also produced work that supports educators and schools across South Africa in nurturing citizenship, agency and self-confidence by providing opportunities for students to foster reconciliation and equity in their schools and communities ... .
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How Sketch Comedy Brands Survived the Pandemic: "We Figured Teaching Improv on Zoom Would Be a Disaster"

The Hollywood Reporter 04 Mar 2021
With live revenue decimated, The Groundlings, Upright Citizens Brigade and Second City — now owned by game mogul Strauss Zelnick — forged new paths to varying degrees of success. In July, The Second City was facing an existential crisis ... And Feb ... Students had glowing reviews,” Gergely says ... “Now we have students in South Africa, Vancouver, Boston ... .
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Lagos, CIG Motors eye production of vehicles in Nigeria

Business Day Online 04 Mar 2021
He said ... Chen, who is also the vice chairman of China-Africa Business Council (CABC), disclosed that the automobile firm would sponsor 50 students for a two-year engineering training in a vocational school in China to strengthen its partnership with the Lagos State government. .
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MU to double intake of foreign students

The Times of India 03 Mar 2021
At present, the university has 22 students from Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, Indonesia, Vietnam, South Africa and other countries. Due to the pandemic, the university had only seven new foreign students in 2020-21 ... “Courses like music, Bharatanatyam, psychology, sociology, public administration, MBA and MCom are popular among the foreign students.
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Madras University to double intake of foreign students

The Times of India 03 Mar 2021
At present, the university has 22 students from Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, Indonesia, Vietnam, South Africa and other countries. Due to the pandemic, the university had only seven new foreign students in 2020-21 ... “Courses like music, Bharatanatyam, psychology, sociology, public administration, MBA and MCom are popular among the foreign students.
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Athens Ability: Never judge a book by its cover

The Athens News 03 Mar 2021
Editor’s note. This is the first installment of a new column series, “Athens Ability,” created by the Athens City Commission on Disabilities ... I met an OU student in 2007 who came to the university from Nigeria to earn a master’s degree in Communication ... Myth 1 ... Fact ... Myth 2 ... Fact ... Fact ... By the way, the student from Africa earned the degree, chair and all ... .
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Southeast Michigan entertainment calendar March 5 and beyond

Royal Oak Daily Tribune 03 Mar 2021
Note. Due to COVID-19 concerns, events are subject to change. Check with venues for updates.ANNOUNCEMENTS. • The Guess Who ... • “Women's Work” ... Through Oct. 3 ... Through May 15, West Africa drumming, singing, and dancing, recommended for students in grades K-6, Macomb Center for the Performing Arts, Clinton Twp., bit.ly/36x2UWB, free.

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