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'Staggering' trade in fake degrees revealed
Tue, 16 Jan 2018 01:14:40 GMT
Doctors and a defence contractor are among those buying bogus qualifications, a BBC probe finds.
England's first 'prisoner of war' discovered
Tue, 16 Jan 2018 01:09:05 GMT
A French aristocrat, captured in 1357, was England's earliest official "prisoner of war", say historians.
'Being a teenage mother is so lonely'
Mon, 15 Jan 2018 00:56:34 GMT
New guidelines aim to cut UK teenage pregnancy rates which remain among the highest in Europe.
Bordesley Independent School boss banned from teaching
Mon, 15 Jan 2018 18:38:03 GMT
The school was criticised by inspectors over child safety and the quality of its education.
Thousands struggle to access childcare on glitchy website
Mon, 15 Jan 2018 01:26:34 GMT
Parents are struggling to get subsidised childcare they are entitled to due to continued web issues.
Schools urged to help tackle Islamophobia
Mon, 15 Jan 2018 06:25:10 GMT
Young Muslims share their experiences to help schools in Wales teach issues around Islamophobia.
Places deadline: Top tips on choosing a school
Mon, 15 Jan 2018 01:00:49 GMT
Last-minute tips from experts on seeing past official data to find the best school for your child.
First-class honours for a quarter of UK graduates
Thu, 11 Jan 2018 11:37:27 GMT
Official figures show a sharp rise since 2012 in the share of graduates getting a first.
Dealing with debt: The mini-bankers learning how to save
Sun, 14 Jan 2018 00:46:09 GMT
Schoolchildren from Kirton Primary in Boston run their own bank with its own currency to learn about saving money.
What 'Beads of Courage' mean to young cancer patients
Mon, 15 Jan 2018 11:22:28 GMT
Children undergoing cancer treatment receive beads to document their journey and one mum wants to expand the scheme.
Magician Dynamo surprises Hampshire youth club
Fri, 12 Jan 2018 01:21:26 GMT
The world famous magician performs tricks at a youth club and offers its members some advice.
'How skipping helps good behaviour in schools'
Fri, 12 Jan 2018 16:47:56 GMT
Pete Thompson holds the record for the most crossovers with a rope in 60 seconds.
'I just wanted to solve this problem for myself'
Mon, 08 Jan 2018 00:22:53 GMT
When Naimish Gohil created his homework sharing app, he says he wasn’t really thinking about creating a business.
UK student ambition exported to South Africa's townships
Wed, 10 Jan 2018 00:34:47 GMT
A UK project inspiring disadvantaged youngsters to apply to university is being applied to South Africa's townships.
Iran bans English from being taught in primary schools
Mon, 08 Jan 2018 16:52:30 GMT
The Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, voiced concern about the spread of Western influences.
Liberia's big school experiment
Wed, 03 Jan 2018 00:07:42 GMT
Is Liberia's controversial school experiment raising standards?
Tackling misogyny
Mon, 15 Jan 2018 01:30:22 GMT
A Nottingham school is worried about the amount of misogynistic language to which its pupils are exposed.
Fifty and childless
Sat, 13 Jan 2018 00:56:20 GMT
The childless couple trying to overcome their grief by trying to help others in the same position.
Dreaming big
Sat, 13 Jan 2018 00:57:10 GMT
The UK has the lowest percentage of female engineering professionals in Europe, at less than 10%.
Driving away depression
Thu, 11 Jan 2018 01:17:56 GMT
Like Minds: The little yellow car that's tackling depression.
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13 Siblings 'Held Captive' By Parents, Some In Chains And Starving, Police Say
Mon, 15 Jan 2018 21:08:24 -0500
13 Siblings 'Held Captive' By Parents, Some In Chains And Starving, Police SayAuthorities discovered 12 siblings, some in chains and starving, inside their parents home in Perris, California on Sunday.
Georgia senator now says Trump 'did not use that word'
Sun, 14 Jan 2018 11:08:07 -0500
Georgia senator now says Trump 'did not use that word'Sen. David Perdue, R-Ga., said that President Trump never used crass language referring to Haiti and African nations during a closed-door meeting earlier this week.
Botched Photo Shoot Brings Viral Glory To Missouri Family
Mon, 15 Jan 2018 21:53:11 -0500
Botched Photo Shoot Brings Viral Glory To Missouri FamilyIt’s a fact of life: Nice family photos never go viral, as one family in St. Louis, Missouri recently discovered.
In Terrifying Close Call, Plane Skids Off Turkish Runway And Nearly Plunges Into Black Sea
Sun, 14 Jan 2018 08:25:14 -0500
In Terrifying Close Call, Plane Skids Off Turkish Runway And Nearly Plunges Into Black SeaTerrifying images captured Saturday night at Trabzon airport on Turkey’s northeast coast showed a passenger plane teetering precariously on a steep slope, its nose pointing toward the waters of the Black Sea below, after the jet skidded off the runway as it was attempting to land.
Stealth and Speed: America's SR-71 Blackbird Might Be Old (But Still the World's Fastest Plane)
Mon, 15 Jan 2018 19:30:00 -0500
Stealth and Speed: America's SR-71 Blackbird Might Be Old (But Still the World's Fastest Plane)The Blackbird’s design reflected the fact that it was pushing the limits. The SR-71’s J58 engines could only start through use of two vehicle-mounted V8 starter engines, and the triethylborane used in the fuel would belch green flames during ignition. The J58s would switch to a partial ramjet mode at high speeds, such that the SR-71 actually became more fuel efficient when it went faster.
12,000 flee as Philippines warns of volcano eruption
Mon, 15 Jan 2018 00:39:14 -0500
12,000 flee as Philippines warns of volcano eruptionThe crater of a rumbling Philippine volcano was glowing bright red Monday, with vulcanologists warning it could erupt within days, sending thousands fleeing from their homes. Volcanic earthquakes and rockfalls have shaken the summit of Mayon over the last 24 hours, after a number of steam-driven eruptions, scientists said. More than 12,000 people have been ordered to leave a seven-kilometre (four-mile) evacuation zone, and there are warnings of destructive mudflows and toxic clouds. "It is dangerous for families to stay in that radius and inhale ash," Claudio Yucot, head of the region's office of civil defence, told AFP. "Because of continuous rains in past weeks, debris deposited in the slopes of Mayon could lead to lahar flows. If rain does not stop it could be hazardous." Clouds of ash engulf the volcano in Legazpi Credit: Reuters The volcano, a near-perfect cone, sits around 330 kilometres southwest of Manila. Steam-driven eruptions and rockfalls began over the weekend, and the crater began glowing on Sunday evening, in what the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said was a sign of the growth of a new lava dome. The Mayon volcano's crater glows, as it is pictured from Daraga, Albay, the Philippines Credit: Reuters Experts fear a major eruption could trigger pyroclastic flows - superheated gas and volcanic debris that race down the slopes at high speeds, incinerating or vaporizing everything in their path. More extensive explosions of ash could drift toward nearby towns and cities, including Legazpi city, the provincial capital, about 9 miles (15 kilometers) away. An archive photo of the Mayon volcano when not at risk of eruption  Credit: AFP Lava last flowed out of Mayon in 2014 when 63,000 people fled. "We think the lava now is more fluid than in 2014. This means the flow can reach further down (the slopes) at a faster rate," Phivolcs head Renato Solidum told AFP. "We see similarity with eruptions where the first phase of the activity started with lava flow and culminated in an explosive or hazardous part. That's what we are trying to monitor and help people avoid." At a glance | Deadliest volcanic eruptions The 2,460-metre (8,070-foot) Mayon, has a long history of deadly eruptions. Despite having erupted about 50 times in the last 500 years, the volcano is popular with climbers and tourists. Four foreign tourists and their local tour guide were killed when Mayon last erupted, in May 2013. The Mayon volcano during an eruption back in 2006 Credit:  CHERYL RAVELO/Reuters In 1814 more than 1,200 people were killed when lava flows buried the town of Cagsawa. An explosion in August 2006 did not directly kill anyone, but four months later a typhoon unleashed an avalanche of volcanic mud from Mayon's slopes that claimed 1,000 lives.  
Erdogan says will destroy US-backed Syria 'terror army'
Mon, 15 Jan 2018 10:44:31 -0500
Erdogan says will destroy US-backed Syria 'terror army'Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday threatened to destroy a planned US-backed 30,000-strong border security force in northern Syria, describing it as an "army of terror". Turkey fears that the mooted new force will be comprised of the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) militia, whom Ankara accuses of being terrorists and have been a constant bone of contention in Turkey-US ties. The new upsurge of tensions between Ankara and Washington also comes as Erdogan has repeatedly threatened that Turkey could launch a cross-border operation to oust the YPG from the Kurdish-held town of Afrin in northern Syria.
Chinese 'rainbow dinosaur' had iridescent feathers like hummingbirds
Mon, 15 Jan 2018 05:22:39 -0500
Chinese 'rainbow dinosaur' had iridescent feathers like hummingbirdsScientists on Monday announced the discovery of a crow-sized, bird-like dinosaur with colorful feathers from northeastern China that lived 161 million years ago during the Jurassic Period. Microscopic structures in the exquisitely preserved, nearly complete fossil unearthed in Hebei Province indicated that it boasted iridescent feathers, particularly on its head, neck and chest, with colors that shimmered and shifted in the light, like those of hummingbirds. The discovery "suggests a more colorful Jurassic World than we previously imagined," said evolutionary biologist Chad Eliason of the Field Museum in Chicago, one of the researchers in the study published in the journal Nature Communications.
Qatar exile says he's held by UAE; Abu Dhabi denies claim
Sun, 14 Jan 2018 13:27:32 -0500
Qatar exile says he's held by UAE; Abu Dhabi denies claimDUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An exiled Qatari ruling family member once promoted by Saudi Arabia amid its ongoing dispute with Doha appeared in an online video Sunday claiming he's being held against his will in the United Arab Emirates, an allegation denied by Abu Dhabi.
Pastor Blasts Trump's 'Shithole' Comments In Front Of Mike Pence
Mon, 15 Jan 2018 19:05:02 -0500
Pastor Blasts Trump's 'Shithole' Comments In Front Of Mike PenceVice President Mike Pence reportedly got an earful at church on Sunday, when a pastor blasted President Donald Trump’s reported disparagement of Haiti and African countries.
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Calling Local Heroes Directly into Action; Apply to be an ED School Ambassador Fellow
Thu, 11 Jan 2018 20:42:46 EST
“But I’m just a teacher…”
U.S. Department of Education Issues Findings in Texas Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Monitoring
Thu, 11 Jan 2018 11:14:05 EST
Washington—The U.S. Department of Education (Department) released today the findings of monitoring activities relating to Texas Education Agency's (TEA) compliance with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). This comes after the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) at the Department initiated monitoring following reports about the significant decline in the number of children identified as children with disabilities eligible for special education and related services in Texas.
“The Spirit is There”
Wed, 10 Jan 2018 20:32:00 EST
“When can I go back to school?”When that experience is disrupted, getting back to school can mean everything to students. And the adults who care for them — parents, educators and civic leaders — feel a special urgency.
Secretary DeVos Approves Minnesota and West Virginia’s State ESSA Plans
Wed, 10 Jan 2018 17:28:34 EST
WASHINGTON - U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today announced the approval of Minnesota and West Virginia's consolidated state plans under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).“States continue to embrace the flexibility and power given to them under ESSA,” said Secretary DeVos. “I am pleased to approve these plans, which comply with the requirements of the law. I look forward to seeing how the states turn ideas into action to improve outcomes for all students."
ED’s School Ambassador Fellows Connect with #FellowsAtED Twitter Chats
Wed, 03 Jan 2018 20:59:21 EST
It took me a while to feel comfortable with Twitter. I opened a personal account years ago, but I just didn’t see what all the buzz was about.
Coding and Collaboration with a Buddy System
Thu, 21 Dec 2017 15:54:12 EST
For several years our kindergarten and third grade students were accustomed to pairing up as reading buddies to improve their literacy skills through a mentee/men
Improved Borrower Defense Discharge Process Will Aid Defrauded Borrowers, Protect Taxpayers
Wed, 20 Dec 2017 14:08:56 EST
WASHINGTON – After careful review to ensure a fair and efficient process, the U.S. Department of Education (the Department) today unveiled an improved discharge process for borrower defense to repayment (BDR) claims.
Public Comment Sought for Report on Obtaining Input from Rural Schools and Local Educational Agencies
Tue, 19 Dec 2017 22:36:17 EST
SUMMARY:  In accordance with section 5005 of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), the Secretary seeks information from the public regarding actions the Department of Education (Department) can take to improve how it considers the unique needs of rural schools and local educational agencies (LEAs) as it develops and implements its policies and programs.  The Secretary intends to use this information in issuing a final report, required under section 5005, describing the actions it will take to increase the consideration and participation of rural schools and LEAs in the development and exec
Winter Commencement at University of Baltimore
Mon, 18 Dec 2017 14:17:02 EST
Thank you, President Schmoke, for that kind introduction. I have admired your work from afar. Your commitment to this city is admirable, and your record of working for your community is impressive. We all can learn from your efforts to make Baltimore "the City that Reads" and from your work to empower parents, particularly those parents of inner-city students. Thank you, President Schmoke, for your clear and courageous leadership.
Fighting Off the Wolves: ED and HHS Host Landmark Human Trafficking Prevention Event
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 16:44:40 EST
U.S. Department of Education Releases Additional Funding to Support Schools and Students Impacted by Hurricanes
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 15:12:17 EST
Washington — Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today announced $10.4 million in additional funds to assist students at more than 900 schools affected by the recent natural disasters. The Federal Work-Study (FWS) Program funds will be distributed to schools located in Federal Emergency Management Agency-declared major disaster areas impacted by hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, as well as schools across the nation that have enrolled a significant number of students from the impacted areas.
Secretary DeVos Announces Rethink School Summits to Highlight Innovation in K-12, Higher Ed
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 09:36:45 EST
Washington — U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today announced the Department will host two Rethink School Summits in the coming weeks—the first focused on higher education and the second on K-12. These summits will bring together education leaders, innovators and entrepreneurs from around the country who are demonstrating student-centric models can improve student achievement.
Department Issues New Q&A on Free Appropriate Public Education following Supreme Court Decision
Thu, 07 Dec 2017 11:16:41 EST
Washington — The U.S. Department of Education today released a question-and-answer document supporting the unanimous March 2017 U.S. Supreme Court opinion on the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)-related case Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District clarifying the scope of a free appropriate public education (FAPE).
Very Special Student Artists Display Vision, Imagination in VSA Exhibit at U.S. Department of Education
Tue, 05 Dec 2017 20:03:09 EST
Prepared Remarks from U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to Foundation for Excellence in Education National Summit on Education Reform
Thu, 30 Nov 2017 14:16:54 EST
Nashville, Tennessee - Thank you, Denisha for that very kind introduction. I am so glad Denisha has joined our team at the U.S. Department of Education. Even though she's no longer a child, it's kids like Denisha who keep me focused. They are who I fight for every day, the driving force behind all we do.
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