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Indonesia: COVID cases surge as 'pandemic fatigue' sets in

Over the past few days, Hendra, who goes by only one name, has been hearing ambulance sirens more often from the window of his home in Depok city, in Indonesia's West Java Province. "The...

Three top Taiwan universities to shorten semesters

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Three top universities on Thursday (April 22) announced their decision to move the opening day for the fall semester to Sept. 1 as part of a plan to shorten semesters in c...

Muddled promises on schools pose political problem for Biden

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is in a political firestorm over how and when to get more schools open amid the coronavirus pandemic, with Republicans seizing on confusion surrounding Biden's go...

Muddled promises on schools pose political problem for Biden

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is in a political firestorm over how and when to get more schools open amid the coronavirus pandemic, with Republicans seizing on confusion surrounding Biden's go...

White House says it will defer to CDC on reopening schools

Facing criticism that President Joe Biden has not acted aggressively enough on reopening schools, the White House on Thursday said it’s aiming for a full reopening but will defer to science experts on...

Is one day a week enough? Biden's school goal draws blowback

President Joe Biden is being accused of backpedaling on his pledge to reopen the nation’s schools after the White House added fine print to his promise and made clear that a full reopening is still fa...

Bolivian students return to class in protective suits, masks

JESÚS DE MACHACA, Bolivia (AP) — In Bolivia's highlands, a dozen Aymara students on bicycles, covered from head-to-toe in protective suits, hats and face masks, arrive at their school for the start of...

Push to reopen schools could leave out millions of students

President Joe Biden says he wants most schools serving kindergarten through eighth grade to reopen by late April, but even if that happens, it is likely to leave out millions of students, many of them...

Chicago teachers vote to teach from home, defying district

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Teachers Union said Sunday that its members voted to defy an order to return to the classroom before they are vaccinated against the coronavirus, setting up a showdown with ...

Biden picks Connecticut schools chief as education secretary

President-elect Joe Biden has chosen Miguel Cardona, Connecticut's education chief and a lifelong champion of public schools, to serve as education secretary. The selection delivers ...

Biden picks Connecticut schools chief as education secretary

President-elect Joe Biden has chosen Miguel Cardona, the education commissioner for Connecticut and a former public school teacher, to serve as education secretary. Cardona was appoi...

Paraguay president spotted sporting flight jacket with Taiwan flag

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A photo of Paraguayan President Mario "Marito" Abdo Benitez wearing a flight jacket with the Taiwan flag emblazoned on it has gone viral. On Sunday (Aug. 23),...

Taiwan lists 11 low-risk countries college students can return from

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Ministry of Education (MOE) on Wednesday (June 17) announced 11 countries that it deems as low-risk for Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) infections and whose stud...

Duterte says Philippines will not open schools before vaccine ready

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte shot down plans by the Department of Education (DepEd) to reopen schools by saying that the risk of infection is too great and the cou...

578 students found to have fevers on Taiwan's 1st day of school

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As thousands of Taiwanese students went back to school on Tuesday (Feb. 25), 578 were found to have a fever. After the end of the Lunar New Year break for primary and s...