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The 12 Best Online Cooking Classes to Make You a Kitchen Wiz

Whether you’re already adept with a skillet and chef’s knife or you’re more of an, um, takeout connoisseur, cooking classes are equal parts fun and informative. No longer just a date-night activity, there’s a whole world of virtual lessons now available. Here, the 12 best online cooking classes to brush up your kitchen skills (or inspire you to get in the kitchen in the first place).

Best Online Cooking Classes at a Glance:

  1. Best for Food Science Nerds: America’s Test Kitchen Online Cooking School

  2. Best for Aspiring Chefs: Rouxbe

  3. Best for Travel-Lovers: Airbnb Experiences

  4. Best for the Celeb-Chef-Obsessed: MasterClass

  5. Best for a Career Change: Le Cordon Bleu Online

  6. Best Free Classes: Basics with Babish

  7. Best for Micro Lessons: New York Times Cooking

  8. Best for Gifting: The Chef and the Dish

  9. Best for Giving Back: 18 Reasons Why

  10. Best for Curious Cooks: Cookspace

  11. Best for Kids: Raddish Kids

  12. Best Overall:

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Colleges Tap Tech to Calm Students Paying for Remote Classes

(Bloomberg) — Colleges are rolling out new technology for a mostly online semester that begins next month, but these efforts are unlikely to impress students paying tens of thousands of dollars for in-person instruction.

The University of Michigan will provide stronger Wi-Fi and new cloud storage accounts to help students learn on campus while maintaining social distance. The University of Southern California plans virtual 3-D labs for some science courses, while the University of California at Berkeley is giving laptops, webcams and headphones to thousands of students in need.

As the Covid-19 pandemic rages across the U.S., many schools are making permanent plans to conduct classes virtually this fall. Administrators heeded complaints about lockdown learning during the previous semester and are tapping technology to try to improve the experience. Students doubt e-learning will pass what is shaping up to be the industry’s toughest test yet.

“Online classes kinda suck and

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ICE bans international students from entering U.S. for online classes

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced on Friday that international students who plan to solely enroll in online classes this fall will be barred from entering the country. The announcement came as the U.S. topped 4 million coronavirus cases and as colleges and universities roll out plans to shift to online learning for the fall semester.

“Nonimmigrant students in new or initial status after March 9 will not be able to enter the U.S. to enroll in a U.S. school as a nonimmigrant student for the fall term to pursue a full course of study that is 100 percent online,” ICE said in its press release.

The department also mandated that designated school officials are not to provide new international students with an I-20 form that declares their legal student status. This guidance includes new international students who are outside of the U.S. and want to take online-only classes

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8 Online Grilling Classes That’ll Make You a Backyard Barbecue Chef Before the Weekend

Grilling seems easy, but there’s a science to it. While you can totally just load up the grill and cook your food without a second thought, taking the time to learn the techniques can completely change the taste and texture of what’s on your plate.

Whether you’re grilling for yourself or want to impress your friends and family, some of the world’s top chefs and pitmasters have shared their secrets online—and you can access all of them with online grilling classes.

The best online grilling classes to take this summer

1. Aaron Franklin’s Texas-Style BBQ MasterClass

This is probably the most well-known online grilling class ever created. Pitmaster Aaron Franklin—the James Beard Award-winning owner of Franklin Barbecue in Austin, TX—shares his secrets to making Texas-style barbecue.

Cost: $15/month for full MasterClass access

2. America’s Test Kitchen: Introduction to Grilling

This class is a true intro to grilling. It goes over

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Pepperdine To Conduct Fall Classes Online

MALIBU, CA — Pepperdine University announced Thursday that it would hold all classes online for the fall 2020 semester due to the coronavirus statement.

“This was not the decision we had hoped or planned to make,” President Jim Gash said in a statement. “Our faculty and staff and regents have worked tirelessly throughout the summer to prepare us for safe in-person instruction and on-campus housing.”

Gash said that the decision is the result of Gov. Gavin Newsom’s guidance for colleges and universities that will effectively prohibit in-person instruction in this fall for much of California. Though the university is not allowed to house students at its Malibu campus, Gash said he expects the university will receive permission to house students with a demonstrated need.

On July 14, the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District announced that after much debate, it would begin the fall 2020 year with only distance learning.

Gash

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UM professors upset over school’s plan to have in-person classes amid rising COVID cases

As Miami-Dade County — the epicenter of the pandemic in Florida — reports thousands of COVID-19 cases each day, some faculty and staff at the University of Miami are pushing back over the school’s plan to reopen its campuses, feeling the administration has ignored their pleadings over personal safety.

The private university, based in Coral Gables, granted its nearly 17,000 students the power to decide how to learn, but failed to do the same for many of its approximately 16,000 faculty and staff, full and part time, some employees said.

Students got two choices: Take classes entirely remotely, or return to campus and take some classes in person and some online, which UM describes as a “hybrid protected model.” UM encouraged professors who qualify as vulnerable with underlying medical conditions, as defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, to request accommodations, but didn’t do same for those who

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Ford boots MPP from caucus and floats new idea for in-person classes

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July 22

3:00 p.m.: Ontario Legislature adjourns after Ford boots MPP from caucus

The Ontario Legislature has adjourned after passing 18

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Is college tuition worth it when classes are online?

With schools across the country shifting to online learning amid the coronavirus pandemic, many college students are trying to decide whether that experience is worth the high price of tuition. 

“It’s a tough choice to decide not to go to campus,” said student Tia Moore. “I won’t have that freshman experience. … I don’t want to be dramatic, but it was kind of heartbreaking when you love school and you love learning.”

“I realized I’m a lot better at learning in person rather than online,” said Alex Millinoff, who said he’s planning to skip his fall semester. “I felt that my money would be put to better use if I were to wait for classes to be in person.”

George Pham said he has some concerns about online classes. 

“I’ve taken online courses before, and I think that they’re fine. … Obviously not ideal,” he said. “I really want to

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A Few Colleges Have Announced Tuition Discounts For Virtual Classes

As July nears its close, the question of college tuition becomes increasingly urgent. Most campuses will offer virtual classes, if not in addition to socially-distance in-person teaching, then instead of it. Understandably, if students have to front the costs of internet connection, a laptop, a quiet space to attend a virtual class, and have no access to the amenities of a college campus, tuition for a fully virtual semester should reflect that. Alas, colleges are insisting on charging full tuition for virtual classes. Except for a sensible few.

According to CNBC, Hampton University of Virginia; Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia; and Paul Quinn College in Dallas, Texas will offer discounted tuitions. All three of these are HBCUs (historically Black colleges or universities). Hampton University is cutting tuition for the fall semester by 15%. Spelman College is cutting tuition costs by 10% for the whole year whole, and Paul Quinn

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College Students Share Tips for Online Classes

While many U.S. colleges and universities are not yet certain how they will hold classes in the fall semester, some — including Columbia University and Harvard University — have already opted for a full or partial online format. Online courses can be difficult for all college students, but for incoming freshmen they add an additional layer of complexity to the process of adjusting to college.

But there are paths to success. In this post, two current college students share their top tips for online classes this fall.

Communicate Early and Often

The emergence of the novel coronavirus in and the subsequent closure of higher education institutions across the U.S. prompted the first online learning experience for Danica Todorovic, a rising junior at North Park University in Chicago, and Jesus Rodriguez, a rising senior at the same college.

[Read: How to Overcome Challenges of Online Classes Due to Coronavirus.]

Both

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