The Government should establish a ring-fenced fund for schools to provide additional resources to cater for the needs of children experiencing homelessness, according to a new report. Published by the Children’s Rights Alliance and titled Home Works: A Study on the Educational Needs of Children Experiencing Homelessness and Living in Emergency Accommodation, the report highlights the negative emotional and educational impact homelessness can have on the lives of children. A total of 20 parents (19 mothers, one father) from 19 families participated in the study while 25 primary schools and 21 post-primary schools also took part in the research. The families had a total of 38 dependent children living with them in homeless accommodation - 19 girls and 19 boys - with ages ranging from five months to 17 years. Scarce financial resources, long journeys to and from school, unaffordable transport costs, lack of appropriate facilities for food preparation and storage are all factors that … [Read more...] about Call for ring-fenced fund for schools to provide for homeless children
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opinion Pacific Daily News Published 6:48 p.m. UTC Jun 13, 2018 In his weekly address, Gov. Eddie Calvo congratulated the island’s public school graduates for overcoming challenges and earning their high school diplomas, which he said was “a huge accomplishment.” The governor also encouraged the graduates to broaden their education by taking advantage of the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education program, which allows students from Guam to enroll in undergraduate programs at more than 160 colleges and universities across the western United States and paying just 150 percent of resident tuition or less. Non-resident rates can exceed 300 percent of in-state rates, according to the program. More: Guam's public high schools produced 1,911 graduates More: Board to submit $334.7M proposed budget for Guam DOE in 2019 Calvo is right to encourage high school graduates to pursue a higher education, but it should be noted that many of the challenges public … [Read more...] about Our View: Elected officials need to start adequately funding public schools
Ashley Carroll has a go-to story that epitomizes how grim things are for female entrepreneurs trying to raise money in Silicon Valley. Earlier this year, Carroll, a partner at the $2.5 billion venture firm Social Capital, was coaching a female startup founder ahead of a meeting with a potential investor. Let’s call the founder Jane Disruptsky and the investor John Ventureman. The pitch session seemed to go well, but afterward, while Disruptsky was waiting to hear whether the fund would back her, Carroll received a screenshot of a private text-message conversation someone else had had with Ventureman.Ventureman began by praising Disruptsky’s startup on its merits. The gist, Carroll recalls, was: “Great business. I love everything.” Still, he was passing on the deal. The rest of the text chain read like an assessment of a blind date: “She didn’t seem warm,” for example, or, “She was just all about the business.”Carroll laughs as she … [Read more...] about White Male VCs Tend to Fund White Male Entrepreneurs. Could Robots Do Better?
In the 1970s, Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer revolutionized operating system software. Thirty years later, Mark Zuckerberg helped pioneer social networking. So what’s the latest generation of Harvard tech entrepreneurs up to? Looking to cash in on cryptocurrency, of course. Sign of the times.Bushra Hamid, the 19-year-old daughter of Syrian immigrants, has teamed up with three schoolmates to form Plympton Capital, a hedge fund for investing in digital currencies. Hamid says they aim to launch in six to eight weeks, starting with $1 million. Plympton, named for a street in Cambridge, Massachusetts, has already raised $700,000 from friends and family.“We don’t necessarily know a lot, but they have full trust in us,” Hamid said.While many tech-savvy individual investors have long dabbled in cryptocurrencies, funds became interested in the last few years. About 226 have opened so far, most of them within the last year, managing as much as $5 billion in capital, … [Read more...] about Four Harvard Students Jump on the Crypto Hedge-Fund Bandwagon
By Brenda Goh SINGAPORE (Reuters) – In 2014, Danny Perna found himself caught up in the global shortage of pilots that has vexed airlines from China to the United States. For the first time in 15 years, the founder of Epic Flight Academy in Florida couldn’t find enough trained U.S. pilots to be flight instructors at his school. Offering sign-on bonuses of up to $10,000 (£7,178) did not help, he said. Eventually they decided to advertise a sponsorship programme to partially fund pilot cadets’ training. “Basically once we started to fund training then it satisfied the pilot shortage,” he told Reuters by phone from Florida. Newly trained U.S. pilots are usually required to teach at flight schools to gain the hours needed to join an airline. “So in our opinion it’s not a pilot shortage, it’s a funding or finance shortage, the inability for young people to be able to afford training.” His realisation is hitting other airlines and … [Read more...] about Airlines, flight schools try to lure pilots with cheaper