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St Olave's Grammar School row head resigns
Fri, 17 Nov 2017 20:05:09 GMT
Aydin Önaç, head of St Olave's Grammar School in Orpington, will leave at Christmas.
Eviction threat over complaints about crying baby
Fri, 17 Nov 2017 09:23:30 GMT
A family renting in London are threatened with eviction after complaints over a crying baby.
Mistakes in benefits claims could cost up to £500m
Fri, 17 Nov 2017 18:01:29 GMT
Around 75,000 claimants were underpaid by mistakes made in assessing the main sickness benefit.
The worst bullies: 'My friends called me Ugly Betty'
Fri, 17 Nov 2017 01:37:49 GMT
Bullying by friends is 'really harmful and teachers should take it more seriously', says a victim.
Glitter banned by Dorset children's nursery chain
Fri, 17 Nov 2017 10:22:08 GMT
The art material is a "dangerous" microplastic which can enter the food chain, the nursery chain says.
Lawrence Okolie: Boxer talks being bullied at school, losing seven stone and building his confidence
Thu, 16 Nov 2017 13:17:51 GMT
British boxer Lawrence Okolie visits his former school as part of anti-bullying week, as he reflects on how he was bullied for his weight, made changes to his lifestyle and overcame confidence issues.
School counsellors needed to tackle self-harm 'epidemic', minister told
Thu, 16 Nov 2017 17:44:54 GMT
More school counsellors are needed to deal with a rise in emotional problems, the government is told.
School in Theresa May's constituency seeks £1 for pens
Thu, 16 Nov 2017 10:04:12 GMT
The school in Theresa May's constituency says donations would help it through a "funding crisis".
The Oxford University college fighting elitism
Thu, 16 Nov 2017 00:19:24 GMT
More than 90% of students admitted to Oxford's Mansfield College this year were from state schools. How was this achieved?
Flagship tax-free childcare scheme delayed
Wed, 15 Nov 2017 17:47:18 GMT
Ministers announce a delay to the government's tax-free childcare scheme.
Primary school children get elderly pen pals from local care homes
Sat, 18 Nov 2017 06:34:12 GMT
A primary school has teamed up with two local care homes to launch an inter-generational pen pal scheme.
Children join people with dementia in interactive light game
Thu, 16 Nov 2017 06:23:00 GMT
The game sees images projected on to a table that residents and children can interact with.
School children wear odd socks for anti-bullying awareness
Wed, 15 Nov 2017 00:37:52 GMT
The national campaign wants to empower children who feel odd or different.
Grieving mother's plea to teens after daughter's death
Sat, 11 Nov 2017 04:58:24 GMT
Harriet Nicol,16, from Billericay, Essex, took her life earlier this year.
From $50 in his pocket to $500,000 prize
Wed, 15 Nov 2017 07:37:06 GMT
University founder in Ghana wins major international education award.
'Free speech can beat extremism'
Wed, 08 Nov 2017 00:10:34 GMT
A survivor of the attack by Anders Breivik wants to tackle extremism by letting young people talk rather than shutting down debates.
What next for Mexicans returned from US?
Wed, 01 Nov 2017 00:43:14 GMT
Mexico needs urgent job opportunities for thousands of young returned migrants from the US.
Degrees of value
Fri, 17 Nov 2017 01:35:19 GMT
Huge numbers of young people are making a big decision about university - and their future income.
Sexual harassment
Tue, 14 Nov 2017 13:02:21 GMT
Sex scandals spanning Hollywood, Parliament and far beyond have exposed a possible gap in UK law.
Fake news
Thu, 09 Nov 2017 11:10:45 GMT
Universities launch free courses on how to spot fake news for Trump election anniversary.
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Doubts surface about key witness in Uranium One probe of Clinton
Fri, 17 Nov 2017 15:36:14 -0500
Doubts surface about key witness in Uranium One probe of ClintonFederal officials have serious questions about the credibility of a key witness in congressional investigations of Hillary Clinton’s role in the Uranium One sale.
Keystone XL Opponents On 210,000-Gallon Spill: We Warned You
Fri, 17 Nov 2017 17:51:31 -0500
Keystone XL Opponents On 210,000-Gallon Spill: We Warned YouIn April 2016, just five months after President Barack Obama rejected the proposal to build the Keystone XL pipeline, the existing Keystone pipeline leaked 17,000 gallons of oil onto private land in southeastern South Dakota.
Roy Moore Accuser Says Candidate Groped Her To 'Feel Powerful'
Fri, 17 Nov 2017 10:26:11 -0500
Roy Moore Accuser Says Candidate Groped Her To 'Feel Powerful'One of the women accusing Republican Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore of sexual assault opened up about the alleged experience Friday morning on “Megyn Kelly Today.”
Zimbabwe neighbours warned not to interfere in Mugabe turmoil
Fri, 17 Nov 2017 15:07:05 -0500
Zimbabwe neighbours warned not to interfere in Mugabe turmoilZimbabwean activists have warned other countries not to intervene amid an apparent split between two of Zimbabwe's neighbours over whether to support or oppose the defacto coup against Robert Mugabe.  Ian Khama, the president of Botswana and a long time foe of Mr Mugabe, became the first world leader to effectively endorse the military's intervention on Friday when he said the strongman had no regional support for continuing his 37 year rule. "I don't think anyone should be president for that amount of time. We are presidents. We are not monarchs. It's just common sense," Mr Khama told Reuters.  Mr Mugabe's departure would be an “an opportunity to put Zimbabwe on a path to peace and prosperity," he added.  His remarks appeared to contradict earlier comments by Jacob Zuma, the president of South Africa who also chairs the Southern African Development Community (SADC), a 16-nation regional bloc.  Timeline Robert Mugabe as leader of Zimbabwe "We note with great concern the unfolding political development in Zimbabwe and we hope that they will not lead to unconstitutional change of government," Mr Zuma said following a summit in Botswana.  South Africa sent two envoys to mediate talks between Mugabe and the Zimbabwean Defense Forces on Thursday, sparking speculation on Zimbabwean social media that they might have stiffened the president's resolve not to give into demands he step down.  More than 30,000 people signed a petition urging the SADC not to attempt to intervene as Zimbabwe grapples with Robert Mugabe's fall from power.  "There is no need at this time for you to do anything but business as usual," the petition reads.  "We speak for many people when we say we hoped and prayed for this day for long and now that it's here, DON'T mess it up for us." China, a major investor in Zimbabwe, on Friday called for the crisis to be resolved peacefully.  "China calls on all sides in Zimbabwe to keep their eyes on the country's long-term and fundamental interests and to uphold dialogue and consultations to bridge differences," Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang told Reuters.    Rex Tillerson, the US secretary of state, urged Zimbabwe to hold quick elections but did not explicitly condemn the military's intervention.  Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe leaves after presiding over a student graduation ceremony at Zimbabwe Open University Credit: AP Photo/Ben Curtis "We all should work together for a quick return to a civilian rule in that country in accordance with their constitution,"  Mr Tillerson, the US Secretary of State, speaking in Washington ahead of a previously scheduled meeting with African leaders.  Events in  Zimbabwe present regional powers with a dilemma because they cannot publicly endorse a military coup, regardless of whether they would like to see transition in the country.  The army's seizure of power "flies in the face of protocol" required for SADC to recognise any new government, said Amb. Reuben Brigety II, the former United States Representative to the African Union.  Military leaders in Zimbabwe have attempted to assuage those concerns by insisting they are merely managing a peaceful change of power and seeking to use constitutional measures to complete Mr Mugabe's ouster.  Peter Fabricius, an analyst with the Pretoria-based Institute for Security Studies, said the South African government appeared to have underestimated Emmerson Mnangagwa, the former vice president believed to be behind the coup.  "Practically speaking, Zuma knows Mnangagwa would be better" than Mugabe, Mr Fabricius said. 
Head Of Puerto Rico Power Utility Resigns As More Controversy Plagues Island
Fri, 17 Nov 2017 18:50:24 -0500
Head Of Puerto Rico Power Utility Resigns As More Controversy Plagues IslandThe head of Puerto Rico’s power utility resigned Friday while facing scrutiny for the slow progress being made on restoring the island’s power grid eight weeks after Hurricane Maria devastated the U.S. territory.
Neighbor: Northern California gunman targeted victim, son
Fri, 17 Nov 2017 19:37:47 -0500
Neighbor: Northern California gunman targeted victim, sonRANCHO TEHAMA RESERVE, Calif. (AP) — A neighbor's account indicates that a Northern California shooter who killed five people this week may have targeted an elementary school as part of his long-running feud with neighbors.
Russia's Nuclear Submarine Force Is Back (Maybe)
Fri, 17 Nov 2017 20:38:00 -0500
Russia's Nuclear Submarine Force Is Back (Maybe)Russia’s Navy has a new nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine (SSBN) patrolling the world’s seas. On Friday, the submarine, Knyaz Vladimir, set sail on its first venture. The sub is the first of five upgraded Borei-class submarines that Russia is building.
Ohio Lawmaker Quits After Having 'Inappropriate Conduct' With Man In His Office
Fri, 17 Nov 2017 14:16:41 -0500
Ohio Lawmaker Quits After Having 'Inappropriate Conduct' With Man In His OfficeAn Ohio lawmaker known for his devotion to “family values” has stepped down after allegedly engaging in “inappropriate conduct with another man” in his office.
Ohio State latest university to crack down on fraternities after hazing allegations
Fri, 17 Nov 2017 17:36:05 -0500
Ohio State latest university to crack down on fraternities after hazing allegationsOhio State University has become the latest US academic institution to ban on fraternity ceremonies amid concern that alcohol-fuelled initiations are putting students at risk. The move comes within days of Texas State University outlawing all "Greek Activities" - encompassing both fraternities and sororities - following the death of a Phi Kappa Psi inductee. Similar steps have been taken in recent weeks at the University of Michigan and Florida State University. There has been mounting concern at the human toll arising from the incidents of "hazing" at many universities in the US. Such rituals involve pledgees drinking copious amounts of alcohol in a very short time, with at times fatal consequences. In May, 18 students at Penn State were charged with offences including aggravated assault and furnishing alcohol to minors following with the death of Timothy Piazza, a 19-year-old engineering student. It is estimated there have been 40 deaths from hazing at US campuses over the last 10 years. Attorney Stacy Parks Miller, left, announces findings an investigation into the death of Penn State University fraternity pledge Tim Piazza Credit: Abby Drey/AP The Ohio decision was announced by Ryan Lovell, the senior director for sorority and fraternity life at the university, the New York Times reported. “During the period of this directive, your chapter may request to participate in essential activities only,” Mr Lovell wrote. Since the start of the academic year, 11 of the university's 37 fraternities have come under investigation, although details of the alleged offences have not been disclosed.
Alt-right free speech event in Boston met with counter-protest
Sat, 18 Nov 2017 18:30:37 -0500
Alt-right free speech event in Boston met with counter-protestA few dozen free speech advocates rallied peacefully Saturday on Boston Common but just like last summer's event, they were outnumbered by counter-protesters.
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Readout of Secretary DeVos' Visit to Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands
Wed, 08 Nov 2017 21:01:42 EST
Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands — Today, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos traveled to both Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands to observe the recovery and rebuilding efforts firsthand and to discuss with local leaders how the Department of Education can best assist in those efforts.
FLOTUS, Secretary Visit Highlights Anti-Bullying Efforts
Wed, 08 Nov 2017 19:41:42 EST
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Prepared Remarks from Secretary DeVos to the National Blue Ribbon Schools Awards Ceremony
Tue, 07 Nov 2017 15:14:56 EST
Thank you, Blake, for that kind introduction.If you haven't yet had the privilege of meeting him, Blake is a talented senior from George Mason High School in Falls Church. From performing with Harry Connick, Jr. and Andrea Bocelli to being selected to perform at Carnegie Hall, Blake has developed quite the impressive resume in his young but promising life-long learning journey.
Longest Serving Sergeant Major of the Army to Highlight ED Veterans Day Program
Mon, 06 Nov 2017 20:00:22 EST
Still Ripe after 100 Years; ED Panel Discusses the Constitution and World War I
Thu, 02 Nov 2017 20:38:07 EDT
To comply with the law that requires all schools that receive federal funding and all federal agen
A Day in the Life of a Principal
Mon, 30 Oct 2017 19:07:45 EDT
The principal’s day is a reflection of many complex interactions such as:
Prepared Remarks from Secretary DeVos to the Future Farmers of America (FFA) National Conference and Expo
Fri, 27 Oct 2017 16:27:15 EDT
Thank you, Victoria for that kind introduction. I am so energized to be here with all of you to celebrate your 90th National Convention and Expo!What a remarkable milestone: nearly a century of bringing Future Farmers of America and guests together to share ideas, compete in events, take part in leadership workshops and network with peers.I see that we have participants from all across our great country. I want to say a special hello to the students from my home state of Michigan, and also to those from this great hosting state—home to our Vice President, Mike Pence!
Department of Education Withdraws Outdated Subregulatory Guidance
Fri, 27 Oct 2017 11:12:04 EDT
WASHINGTON— As part of the ongoing Administration-wide effort to reduce the regulatory burden on Americans, today the Department of Education announced it will withdraw nearly 600 out-of-date pieces of subregulatory guidance on its books. Each item has been either superseded by current law or is no longer in effect. Removing these out-of-date materials will make it easier for schools, educators, parents and the public to understand what guidance is still in effect.
A Vocational Rehabilitation Success Story: Joseph Cali
Thu, 26 Oct 2017 18:38:26 EDT
Note: October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month.
Secretary DeVos Convenes Parent Roundtable to Mark National Learning Disabilities and Dyslexia Awareness Month
Wed, 25 Oct 2017 16:23:10 EDT
WASHINGTON – As part of the Department's recognition of National Learning Disabilities and Dyslexia Awareness Month, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today convened a roundtable of parents and advocates from the disability community to engage in a dialogue on how the Department can best serve children with disabilities.
Education Secretary DeVos Announces Recipients of the 2017 Terrel H. Bell Awards for Outstanding School Leadership
Wed, 25 Oct 2017 13:35:48 EDT
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today announced the 2017 recipients of the Terrel H. Bell Award for Outstanding School Leadership. The eight principals from the 2017 cohort of National Blue Ribbon Schools will be honored during the National Blue Ribbon Schools awards ceremony on Nov. 6, in Washington, DC.
Osso VR Chosen as Winner in EdSim Challenge
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 13:32:20 EDT
Today, the U.S. Department of Education announced the winner in the EdSim Challenge, a competition to design the next-generation of simulations that strengthen career and technical education.The EdSim Challenge called upon the virtual reality, video game developer and educational technology communities to submit concepts for immersive simulations that will prepare students for a globally competitive workforce and spur an ecosystem of virtual and augmented reality technology in education.
Vocational Rehabilitation Success Story: George (Burt) Petley
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 15:54:22 EDT
Note: In recognition of National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency (GVRA), a St
Secretary DeVos Announces All Fall State ESSA Plan Submissions Complete, Ready for Peer Review
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 10:39:00 EDT
WASHINGTON -- U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today announced that all consolidated state plans submitted by 34 states and Puerto Rico under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) for the fall deadline were found to be complete and ready for peer review.
Secretary DeVos Releases Statement on President's Task Force on Apprenticeship Expansion
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 16:21:44 EDT
WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today released the following statement on the announcement of new members to the President's Task Force on Apprenticeship Expansion.
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