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Essay-writing company's adverts banned
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 01:20:42 GMT
UK Essays did not make it clear that work should not be submitted as students' own work - ASA.
Exeter university students suspended over racism and rape claims
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 18:52:30 GMT
The University of Exeter investigate allegations of "vile" comments made by law society members.
Working dads lose out in workplace, say MPs
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 06:43:55 GMT
Many fathers want to share childcare but fear asking for flexible work, says report.
Teenager arrested over schools bomb hoax
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 20:39:17 GMT
A 19-year-old has been arrested after the hoax closed hundreds of schools across England on Monday.
Children drawing more women in science
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 08:52:50 GMT
A US study shows that more children draw women scientists than they did in the 1960s and 1970s.
Supply teaching firm accused of 'obscene' payments to directors
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 11:15:32 GMT
Wales' largest supply teaching provider paid two directors almost £1m over two years.
Under-doctored areas to get new medical schools
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 01:03:20 GMT
New courses are in under-doctored areas as ministers set out plans to expand student places by 25%.
NUT teaching union spent more than UKIP at 2017 election
Mon, 19 Mar 2018 17:11:09 GMT
The Tories were the biggest spenders - but the teaching union spent £326,306 ahead of the 2017 vote.
UK teacher wins global best teacher prize
Sun, 18 Mar 2018 16:09:36 GMT
The winning teacher warns of pupils' deprivation and calls for more support for the arts.
Few dads take time off work to look after children
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 14:51:38 GMT
An Equalities Select Committee report finds only 2% to 8% of fathers take up parental leave rights.
UK's Andria Zafirakou wins Global Teacher Prize
Mon, 19 Mar 2018 00:01:26 GMT
Andria Zafirakou is the first British winner of a competition to find the world's best teacher.
Dorset orchestra forms 'first ensemble of disabled musicians'
Sun, 18 Mar 2018 00:38:16 GMT
The musicians hope to show that disabled people can and should be more involved in classical music.
University strikes split student opinion
Fri, 16 Mar 2018 00:25:25 GMT
As the lecturer strike continues, we asked students in Liverpool what they make of it.
Teaching boys that 'real men' would stop rape
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 23:11:39 GMT
A project in Kenya is teaching boys how to intervene to stop sexual violence
Florida survivors: Don't arm our teachers
Sat, 17 Mar 2018 13:47:14 GMT
Students from the school where 17 died in a gun attack say arming teachers would add to the danger.
Billions sent back home by migrant workers
Wed, 14 Mar 2018 00:07:58 GMT
The money sent home by migrant workers is relied up on by schools in El Salvador
Lessons by boat, taxi and truck
Wed, 07 Mar 2018 00:22:32 GMT
'If children can't come to school, then the school should come to them." Lessons delivered by taxi, truck and boat.
Kenyan film school takes on Hollywood at Oscars
Thu, 01 Mar 2018 12:45:27 GMT
A Kenyan film school is a surprise challenge to Hollywood superstars in the chase for an Oscar this weekend.
'I forget my PE kit deliberately'
Mon, 19 Mar 2018 01:39:12 GMT
Some teenage boys avoid PE at all costs - even if it means a detention
England's top school
Fri, 16 Mar 2018 01:48:42 GMT
Two of England's top schools are Muslim schools in Blackburn. What's their view on integration?
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Former CIA director says Russia could 'have something' on Trump
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 10:12:35 -0400
Former CIA director says Russia could 'have something' on TrumpFormer CIA Director John Brennan says President Trump’s decision to congratulate Vladimir Putin on his reelection shows that Trump is “afraid of the president of Russia” — and that Moscow may have compromising information about the U.S. leader.
Police Find Recorded 'Confession' On Austin Bomber's Cellphone
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 19:35:38 -0400
Police Find Recorded 'Confession' On Austin Bomber's CellphonePolice on Wednesday said they had located a recorded "confession" on a
DeVos Finally Agrees Federal Dollars Shouldn't Fund LGBTQ Discrimination In Schools
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 16:54:22 -0400
DeVos Finally Agrees Federal Dollars Shouldn't Fund LGBTQ Discrimination In SchoolsQuestioned by a persistent lawmaker on Tuesday, Education Secretary Betsy
8 of the Most Beautiful Museum Staircases in the World
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 10:00:00 -0400
8 of the Most Beautiful Museum Staircases in the World
Austin bombing investigation continues as new details emerge
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 07:04:16 -0400
Austin bombing investigation continues as new details emergeNew details are emerging about the investigation into the Austin bombings and the background of the suspect, Mark Conditt, including how police were able to track down Conditt's movements.
What You Need To Know About Cambridge Analytica
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 17:34:40 -0400
What You Need To Know About Cambridge AnalyticaThe reported breach and misuse of roughly 50 million Facebook users' data is
USS Juneau discovered: The five brothers who went down together with the sunken battleship  
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 10:34:41 -0400
USS Juneau discovered: The five brothers who went down together with the sunken battleship  The USS Juneau is the latest Second World War wreck to be discovered by a team funded by billionaire Microsoft co-founder, Paul Allen. The discovery on March 17 locates another mass grave of American servicemen, as only 10 of its almost 700-strong crew survived its sinking during the Battle of Guadalcanal in 1942. Among the hundreds who went down with the ship were five brothers, the Sullivans, who had insisted on serving together despite US military policies designed to avoid multiple losses to a single family. The story of the siblings had a profound effect on the American public and prompted the implementation of the Sole Survivor Policy, which led to the events that the film Saving Private Ryan is based on. The Sullivans have since been feted in the US as “epitomising the service and sacrifice of our nation’s greatest generation”. The brothers and the other sailors on the USS Juneau gave their lives in the bloody efforts to wrestle the Solomon Islands from Japanese Imperial control and was the first time the Allies mounted a successful assault on Japan’s Pacific empire. Prelude to the battle The Battle of Guadalcanal came as the Allies finally managed to check Imperial Japan’s all-conquering advance in the Pacific. Since the surprise attack at Pearl Harbour in December 1941, Japanese forces had swept all before them and by the following spring were threatening to attack mainland Australia. The US Navy ship sunk by the Japanese torpedoes 76 years ago was found in the South Pacific Credit: Paul Allen  In May 1942 Japan launched a two-pronged assault to capture Port Moresby in Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Island of Tulagi, which would have put land-based Japanese bombers in range of northern Australia. However by this time the Allies had partially cracked the Japanese communication codes and a Australian-American naval force managed to stymie the invasion of Port Moresby at the Battle of the Coral sea, although the Japanese were able to maintain a foothold in the Solomon Islands. A month later the Allies inflicted a crippling blow on the hitherto undefeated Japanese navy at the Battle of Midway, cleared the way for an assault to roll back the imperial presence in the Pacific. Battle of Guadalcanal In August 1942 an Allied force lead by the US invaded the Solomon Islands of Tugali, Guadalcanal and Florida. As well as nixing the Japanese threat to Allied supply lines, the capture of the islands was intended to provide a launch pad for an assault on the main Japanese naval base in the theatre, Rabaul, on New Britain. The battle on the islands lasted for months and involved numerous naval and air engagements as well as invasions and counter invasions of the archipelago. The Japanese did not relinquish their attempts to retake Guadalcanal until February 1943. USS Juneau wreck discovery map It was in November that the USS Juneau was downed while escorting US reinforcements headed for Guadalcanal, just more than a year after it had been launched.  The Atlantic-Class light cruiser, which was named after the city of Juneau in Alaska, was attacked with its convoy by 30 Japanese aircraft while unloading at the island and managed to shoot down six enemy torpedo bombers in the exchange. The US convoy was then attacked by a larger Japanese naval force and the the Juneau was hit by a torpedo in the side, causing the vessel to list. It then forced to withdraw with two other damaged cruisers, the Helena and the San Francisco. As they made their way from the battle a Japanese destroyer launched two torpedoes intended for the San Francisco, but they missed and one hit the Juneau in the hole where the previous torpedo had struck. The impact caused a huge explosion which split the Juneau in two and sank it in under a minute. Most of the vessel’s more than 680 crew were killed in the explosion, but around 100 survived. However fearing further attack and wrongly assuming there were no survivors, the Helena and San Francisco fled. One of the Sullivan brothers was rumoured to be among the survivors left in the water for eight days before another ship came to rescue them. Neither were among the 10 survivors eventually pulled from the water. The 'Fighting Sullivan Brothers' The five Sullivan brothers enlisted together at a US Navy recruiting station in Iowa on 3 January 1942 but tragically none would ever return from the war. Upon signing up, the close-knit brothers insisted on serving together on the same ship and were assigned to USS Juneau throughout its deployment in the South Pacific. The wreckage from the USS Juneau was found off the coast of the Solomon Islands Credit: Paul Allen US Navy policy, although never strongly enforced, was to separate family members following the death of three brothers on the USS Arizona at Pearl Harbor in 1941, although the Sullivans persisted and their request was approved. Ten months after signing up, four of the brothers were killed in the initial explosion after Juneau was struck on the port side by a torpedo launched by Japanese destroyer Amatsukaze. The eldest of the brothers, 27-year-old George Thomas, who was wounded the night before Juneau was sunk, made it onto a raft. He is believed to have survived for five days in the water but would eventually succumb to either his wounds and exhaustion or a shark attack. Legacy The Sullivans - George Thomas, Francis "Frank" Henry, Joseph "Joe" Eugene, Madison "Matt" Abel and  Albert "Al" Leo - were revered and honoured as war heroes, all posthumously receiving Purple Heart Medals. While their deaths became a rallying cry for the Allies, it also brought into focus US Navy policy regarding family members serving together at sea. While involuntary separation was considered, no such law has ever been enacted. Wreckage from the USS Juneau Credit: Paul Allen The deaths of the Sullivans and the Borgstrom brothers, four siblings killed during six months fighting in the Second World War, lead to the implementation of the Sole Survivor Policy which protects families who have already lost family members in combat. Steven Spielberg’s Second World War epic Saving Private Ryan, in which a band of US soldiers is sent to bring back the sole surviving brother of four, James Ryan, from the battle in Normandy, also references the Sullivan brothers in one scene. Mr Spielberg later thanked the Sullivan family in his 1999 Oscars acceptance speech. Two US Navy destroyers - the DD-537 and DDG-68 - were also named The Sullivans in honour of the brothers, with motto is "We stick together". Vice Adm. Rich Brown, fifth commanding officer of USS The Sullivans (DDG 68), said he was “excited” about the discovery of Juneau. “The story of the USS Juneau crew and Sullivan brothers epitomise the service and sacrifice of our nation’s greatest generation,” he said. “I had the opportunity to visit The Sullivans earlier this month and I can tell you the fighting spirit of the Sullivan brothers lives on through the fantastic crew that mans the ship today. The crew embodies the ship’s motto, ‘We Stick Together’ each day. “My time on The Sullivans and the relationship I formed with the ship’s sponsor, Kelly, the granddaughter of Albert, are some of my most cherished memories.” President Roosevelt and Pope Pius XII were among those who sent a letter of condolence to their parents and a museum built in their honour was opened in their hometown of Waterloo, Iowa, in 2008. Paul Allen’s mission to find WW2 wrecks Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen has funded several high-profile shipwreck exploration projects, including the discovery of the Second World War aircraft carrier, the USS Lexington, earlier this month. WWII ship USS Juneau located by #RVPetrel on St. Patrick’s Day—unexpected coincidence since she is best known for the Sullivans, all 5 brothers were lost, along with the other 682 sailors. Only 10 survived the sinking by Japanese torpedoes.— Paul Allen (@PaulGAllen) March 19, 2018 The 65-year-old, one of the world’s richest men, called locating USS Juneau on St. Patrick’s Day an “unexpected coincidence” given the family’s Irish heritage. Allen, whose father served in the US Army, has been “fascinated” with Second World War history since his youth and has helped uncover various vessels sunk during the global conflict. His team located the enormous Japanese warship Musashi in 2015 and  helped retrieve the ship’s bell from the British battlecruiser HMS Hood in 2015. Underwater wrecks discovered by Paul Allen The USS Lexington, or “Lady Lex”, was discovered in deep waters 500 miles off Australia’s north-east coast on 4 March. “As Americans, all of us owe a debt of gratitude to everyone who served and who continue to serve our country for their courage, persistence and sacrifice,” said Mr Allen.
In Turkey's Kurdish heartland, anger over Syria war finds a stage
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 12:15:29 -0400
In Turkey's Kurdish heartland, anger over Syria war finds a stageBy Daren Butler DIYARBAKIR, Turkey (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of Turkish Kurds turned an annual cultural festival into a rare mass political protest on Wednesday against the government's two-month-old military campaign against a Kurdish militia in neighboring Syria. At a rally to mark the spring festival of Newroz in the southern city of Diyarbakir, demonstrators said Ankara risked provoking violence at home if it pressed on with its Syria offensive. The event was the first major public demonstration against the campaign in Syria, in which the Turkish army has battled a Kurdish militia, the YPG, which Turkey says is an extension of the banned PKK, or Kurdistan Workers Party.
Vigil for Florida bridge-collapse victims draws tears, gasps
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 17:40:52 -0400
Vigil for Florida bridge-collapse victims draws tears, gaspsMIAMI (AP) — Hundreds of Florida International University students held a vigil Wednesday to remember the six victims who died in a pedestrian bridge collapse near campus.
White House defends Trump’s congratulations to Putin
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 15:22:41 -0400
White House defends Trump’s congratulations to PutinWhite House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders defended President Trump’s decision to congratulate Russian President Vladimir Putin on winning reelection.
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Prepared Remarks by U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos on FY19 Budget
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 11:01:05 EDT
Chairman Cole, Ranking Member DeLauro and Members of the Subcommittee:Thank you for the opportunity to testify on the President’s Fiscal Year 2019 Budget Request for the Department of Education.This budget sharpens and hones the focus of our mission: serving students by meeting their needs. When the Department was created, it was charged to “prohibit federal control of education.” I take that charge seriously. Accordingly, President Trump is committed to reducing the federal footprint in education, and that is reflected in this budget.
Secretary DeVos Releases Restart Funding Application for Disaster Impacted Students, Schools
Mon, 19 Mar 2018 11:42:03 EDT
Today, Secretary DeVos released the application for state educational agencies (SEAs) to apply for initial funding under the Immediate Aid to Restart School Operations (Restart) program.
Students Use Self-Directed Learning to Serve Their Community, One Foot at a Time
Fri, 16 Mar 2018 17:15:11 EDT
Surrounded by farm fields in rural Arkansas, Abby Simmons, Matthew Cook and Darshan Patel, 8th grade students at Armorel High School, completed a community based project that garnered national media attenti
Secretary DeVos Announces New Support for Wildfire Impacted Schools in California
Fri, 16 Mar 2018 11:10:55 EDT
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced today new federal assistance for students and schools impacted by the October 2017 California wildfires. The California Department of Education will receive $2 million in Project SERV funds to aid in their recovery efforts.According to education officials in California, the award will specifically help to fund portable classrooms, substitute teachers, mental health services, transportation for displaced students and substitute bus drivers.
Secretary DeVos Issues Full Forgiveness of HBCU Hurricane Relief Loans
Wed, 14 Mar 2018 16:25:20 EDT
Today U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced full forgiveness of the hurricane relief loans provided to four Historically Black Colleges and Universities after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita struck the Gulf Coast in 2005."This additional disaster relief will lift a huge burden and enable the four HBCUs to continue their focus on serving their students and communities," said DeVos. "This relief provides one more step toward full recovery."
Prepared Remarks to the National Parent Teacher Association Legislative Conference
Tue, 13 Mar 2018 15:39:59 EDT
Thank you, Jim, for that kind introduction and for your leadership of this fine organization. I appreciate the opportunity to be with all of you and the chance to get out the Department for a minute – the early signs of spring are promising food for the soul! I know you must appreciate this opportunity to gather and learn from each other, and to return to your communities, your schools, and your homes reenergized and refocused on our main motivation: individual students.
DeVos Announces Additional Funds to Support Students at Colleges and Universities Impacted by Hurricanes
Tue, 13 Mar 2018 13:40:26 EDT
WASHINGTON — U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced the reallocation of $22.9 million in unexpended funds to assist students at colleges and universities located in Federal Emergency Management Agency-declared major disaster areas impacted by hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, as well as postsecondary schools across the nation that have enrolled a significant number of students from the affected areas.
ED Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships Announces MLK Jr. Drum Major Innovative Service Award
Mon, 12 Mar 2018 21:17:07 EDT
Prepared Remarks to the American Enterprise Institute World Forum
Mon, 12 Mar 2018 10:01:29 EDT
Hello, everyone. It's good to be with all of you in my official capacity as Secretary.Before Governor Bush and I begin our conversation, I first wanted to set the scene for the current state of education in America.Take a moment to think about how much of life has changed in the last 50 years – phones, shopping, transportation… all radically different than before.Yet there's one glaring exception: the classroom.There hasn't been much change in education between my own experience in grade school and that of kids today.
Secretary DeVos Extends Closed School Discharge to More Charlotte School of Law Students
Fri, 09 Mar 2018 10:51:22 EST
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced today that more students who attended Charlotte School of Law can now be eligible for a closed school discharge.“My focus is and will continue to be on doing what’s right for individual students,” said DeVos. “Several students, through no fault of their own, fell through the cracks as Charlotte School of Law closed. It’s important that they, too, are made whole.”
Readout of Secretary DeVos' Visit to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School
Wed, 07 Mar 2018 13:26:00 EST
Today, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos met with students, teachers and administrators at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. The Secretary was greeted by Principal Ty Thompson, Assistant Principal Denise Reed and Superintendent Robert Runcie. Secretary DeVos continued to the guidance office to talk with school counselors followed by the Media Center to greet support staff who have been temporarily working at Stoneman Douglas to help faculty and students upon their arrival back at school.
Prepared Remarks by U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to SXSW EDU
Tue, 06 Mar 2018 18:29:26 EST
Secretary DeVos provided opening remarks for the Rethink Higher Education panel at the SXSW EDU Conference and Festival.
Prepared Remarks by U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to State Chiefs
Mon, 05 Mar 2018 16:52:43 EST
Thank you, Carey, for that kind introduction. I want to thank each of the Chiefs, and your teams, for everything you do to ensure the students you serve are well-prepared for successful careers and fulfilling lives. And I also want to thank you for your partnership over the past year.
DeVos to State Chiefs: We Can, We Must Do Better for Students
Mon, 05 Mar 2018 16:48:34 EST
WASHINGTON – Addressing the nation's chief state school officers, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos delivered some "tough love" regarding progress under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). ESSA is the bipartisan education legislation passed by Congress in 2015 that returned power over education back to states.
Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos Announces Initial Recovery Support for Parkland
Fri, 02 Mar 2018 08:44:25 EST
Following the tragic events in Parkland, Florida, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today announced the Department will award Broward County Public Schools a Project School Emergency Response to Violence (Project SERV) grant. The initial $1,000,000 grant will support recovery efforts at schools in the Broward County Public School system following the school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School that left 17 people dead and 14 others injured on February 14, 2018.
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