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[3 Oct 2020 | Comments Off on Portland schools delay resuming full-time classes for elementary students | ]

Space, distancing and staffing challenges all together made a contribution to the decision not to resume full-time classroom instruction October 13, according to a letter of the Superintendent sent to families.

Some parents in Portland Public Schools said that they support the decision of Superintendent Xavier Botana to not bring elementary students back to in-person learning five days each week as the district had hoped it might be able to do by the middle of October.

Botana announced the decision in a letter to families, saying that staffing, physical space, and the …

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[4 Sep 2020 | Comments Off on Five Most Important Character-Building Benefits of Sports for Students | ]

Playing sports is a great opportunity for students to have a rest from academics and release the pent-up energy. It also helps them become happier since it has been proven that regular sports and fitness activities can provide not only physical benefits but also social and psychological benefits to students. In this article, we have compiled a list of the most important character-building benefits of sports for students.

Discipline

Playing sports requires mental, physical and tactical discipline, such as following rules, practicing restraint, obeying the coach, and more. They are all forms …

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[28 Jul 2020 | Comments Off on Canada may lift international student travel restrictions | ]

According to a letter that has been obtained by CIC News, Canada may lift travel restrictions for international students in time for the fall 2020 semester.

International students have not been able to enter Canada since March 18, unless they held a study permit that was valid as of that date. Students from the U.S. were added to the list of exemptions some days ago, although they have to meet certain criteria to be allowed to enter Canada.

The letter which is signed by Canada’s immigration minister Marco Mendicino, and health minister, …

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[7 Jul 2020 | Comments Off on Foreign students may have to leave the US if their universities transition to online-only courses | ]

Foreign students who are pursuing degrees in the US will need to leave the country or risk deportation if their universities transition to online-only learning, according to Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

The move might affect thousands of international students who come to the US to attend universities or take part in training programs, as well as vocational or non-academic studies.

Universities nationwide are starting to make the decision to transition to online courses as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. For example, at Harvard, all course instruction will be held online, including …

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[3 Jun 2020 | Comments Off on Physiological Benefits of playing sports for students | ]

Healthy growth

Physical stress caused by playing sports helps muscles, bones, ligaments, and tendons to become healthier and stronger. The bone density also increases, which helps in reducing the risk of osteoporosis – a condition which is known to make the bones porous and fragile.

Reduced risk of obesity

The more active a person is, the more calories he/she will burn. Fitness helps in preventing fat to be accumulated in the body as well as reducing the risk of obesity and obesity-related diseases.

Increased cardiovascular fitness

The heart is a muscle. And  like other muscles, …