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Universities told not to 'scaremonger' ahead of fee cut
Sat, 25 May 2019 02:19:27 GMT
Education Secretary Damian Hinds rejects claims of universities going broke, ahead of tuition fee cut.
Students 'may have been unfairly deported' over English test cheat claims
Fri, 24 May 2019 09:47:55 GMT
The Home Office should have done more to protect people who did not cheat in their English tests, says watchdog.
School strike for climate: Protests staged around the world
Fri, 24 May 2019 16:12:10 GMT
From Australia to Europe, school children are skipping classes to call for action on climate change.
Birmingham LGBT school row: Protests 'won't stop lessons'
Fri, 24 May 2019 15:11:54 GMT
Protesters vow to carry on opposing the teaching of LGBT issues to primary school children.
Most parents reject nearest school
Thu, 23 May 2019 00:29:21 GMT
Some 60% do not choose their local secondary school as their first option, shows major study.
Sultan of Brunei hands back Oxford degree over LGBT laws
Thu, 23 May 2019 14:11:57 GMT
Oxford University wrote to the leader of Brunei expressing "concerns" about strict new Islamic laws.
Pupils disrupted by building delay
Fri, 24 May 2019 09:42:16 GMT
Building delays mean pupils will be bussed 10 miles away for the first two weeks of term.
Emeli Sande named as Sunderland University chancellor
Wed, 22 May 2019 23:19:02 GMT
The award-winning singer's birth coincided with her parent's graduation ceremonies in the city.
University counselling services 'inundated by stressed academics'
Thu, 23 May 2019 00:31:36 GMT
Academics are thronging to university counselling rooms to seek help for mental health problems and stress, a report suggests.
Students go online to report alleged sexual abuse
Thu, 23 May 2019 14:25:14 GMT
An NUS official says the students are turning to social media, as they feel universities are not listening.
'I hope my burn will make my kids less judgemental'
Wed, 22 May 2019 01:29:08 GMT
How one man with a facial difference hopes the next generation will be more tolerant.
Grime over Mozart? Better music lessons 'changed my life'
Wed, 22 May 2019 11:02:13 GMT
Results of four-year study shows better music education can improve attendance in disengaged pupils.
Oxford University promises 25% of places to disadvantaged
Tue, 21 May 2019 00:46:46 GMT
University of Oxford wants a big increase in students from deprived areas in the next four years.
Academy withdraws pupils from A-level exams over poor mocks
Tue, 21 May 2019 00:48:10 GMT
The Association of School and College Leaders described it as "pretty unethical conduct".
Broomlands Primary: Does a 'stunning school' help learning?
Sat, 18 May 2019 23:00:08 GMT
What parents, pupils and teachers think of the transformation of a primary in the south of Scotland.
School run: How Cardiff primary is transforming pupils' commute
Fri, 17 May 2019 23:15:02 GMT
A school is leading the way to make the daily commute better for the environment and for health.
The Moon landings: How one small step inspired a generation
Fri, 17 May 2019 00:43:00 GMT
"We want people's memories of seeing Moon landings footage for the first time," say researchers.
The 'Brown Babies' who were left behind
Fri, 17 May 2019 00:27:39 GMT
What happened to the babies born to black American soldiers and white British women during World War Two?
Blackburn: What is the ward with Britain's highest child poverty rate like?
Wed, 15 May 2019 09:53:36 GMT
What is it like to live in the Bastwell area of Blackburn?
Pregnant at Oxford University: Juggling motherhood with studying
Thu, 16 May 2019 00:57:43 GMT
You're studying at one of the world's top universities and then you get pregnant. What happens next?
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Hezbollah warns US plan could naturalise Palestinian diaspora
Sat, 25 May 2019 15:22:55 -0400
Hezbollah warns US plan could naturalise Palestinian diasporaThe head of Lebanon's Shiite movement Hezbollah warned Saturday that a long-delayed US peace plan could see Palestinian refugees permanently settled in host countries across the region. Speaking days after the US announced a May conference in Bahrain to lay out economic aspects of its long-awaited Israeli-Palestinian peace plan, Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah warned of an "ominous deal aimed at eliminating the Palestinian cause". The right of return for more than 700,000 refugees who were expelled or fled during the creation of the State of Israel in the late 1940s -- and their millions of descendants -- is a key pillar of the Palestinian cause.
Three Indian climbers die on crowded slopes of Mount Everest
Fri, 24 May 2019 13:43:00 -0400
Three Indian climbers die on crowded slopes of Mount EverestMore than 120 climbers scaled Everest on Thursday, but some of them were caught in the crowd of people on the slopes, leading to exhaustion, dehydration and death, the officials said. Hiking officials say between five and ten climbers die on Mount Everest in an average climbing year. Two women from India were among those who died.
Alabama sued over law which bans abortion even in cases of rape and incest
Fri, 24 May 2019 11:15:54 -0400
Alabama sued over law which bans abortion even in cases of rape and incestAlabama is being sued over a law which would ban nearly all abortions in the state, even in cases of rape and incest.The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and Planned Parenthood filed the lawsuit on behalf of abortion providers, who have asked a US federal judge to block the legislation.The law, which was signed by governor Kay Ivey last week, would make performing an abortion at any stage of pregnancy a crime punishable by up to life in prison for the provider.The only exception would be when the woman's health is at serious risk.Unless blocked by a judge, the law is set to come into effect in November."Make no mistake, abortion remains - and will remain - safe and legal in Alabama. With this lawsuit, we are seeking a court order to make sure this law never takes effect," said Randall Marshall, executive director of the ACLU of Alabama.The lawsuit says the criminalising of abortion is clearly unconstitutional and would harm women by forcing them to continue pregnancies against their will."For over 46 years, since the Supreme Court decided Roe vs Wade, US law has recognised the fundamental constitutional right to make the profoundly important and personal decision whether or not to terminate a pregnancy," the lawsuit reads.The plaintiffs in the case are the three Alabama clinics that perform abortions, Planned Parenthood and Dr Yashica Robinson, an obstetrician who also provides abortions at a Huntsville clinic.Emboldened by new conservatives on the Supreme Court, Alabama is part of a wave of conservative states seeking to mount new legal challenges to Roe vs Wade, the 1973 landmark Supreme Court decision that legalised abortion nationwide.Governors in Kentucky, Mississippi, Ohio and Georgia have approved bans on abortion once a foetal heartbeat is detected, which can happen as early as the sixth week of pregnancy.None of the laws have taken effect and all are expected to be blocked by the courts as the legal challenges play out with an ultimate eye on the Supreme Court.Supporters of the Alabama law have said they expected a lawsuit and expected to initially lose in court, but they hope the appeal could eventually land before the Supreme Court."My goal with this bill, and I think all of our goals, is to have Roe vs Wade turned over and that decision ability sent back to the states," Republican representative Terri Collins, the bill's sponsor, said when it passed last week.Additional reporting by AP
'Embodiment of evil': Jayme Closs kidnapper sentenced to die in prison
Fri, 24 May 2019 18:47:16 -0400
'Embodiment of evil': Jayme Closs kidnapper sentenced to die in prisonBarron County Circuit Court Judge James Babler said Patterson, 21, admitted to having fantasies of "taking multiple girls, and killing multiple families" as he handed down a sentence with no possibility of release. "Mr. Patterson, you initially murdered two innocent parents, parents trying to protect their daughter," an emotional Babler said as he gave Patterson the maximum sentence possible in a state that does not have the death penalty. Patterson, 21, in March admitted to committing the October killings and abduction in Barron County, Wisconsin, holding Closs for 88 days before her daring Jan. 10 escape.
Man lights cigarette on Spirit Airlines flight in startling viral footage
Fri, 24 May 2019 12:15:05 -0400
Man lights cigarette on Spirit Airlines flight in startling viral footageWild footage from a Spirit Airlines flight to Minneapolis, Minnesota, shows apassenger who began smoking mid-flight, breaking one of the cardinal rules ofair travel
Japan's charm campaign ready to roll: Golf, sumo await Trump
Fri, 24 May 2019 20:45:05 -0400
Japan's charm campaign ready to roll: Golf, sumo await TrumpWASHINGTON (AP) — Under the threat of potentially devastating U.S. tariffs on autos, Japan is ready to roll out the newest phase of its charm offensive targeting President Donald Trump as it welcomes him on a state visit tailor-made to his whims and ego.
The Glock 36: A Really Big Gun in a Small Package
Fri, 24 May 2019 23:00:00 -0400
The Glock 36: A Really Big Gun in a Small PackageUntil recently, the most common compact .45 caliber handgun was of a type known as the Officer’s model. A derivative of the 1911A1 Government, in 2011 it was finally superseded by an even lighter pistol—the Glock 36. Chambered in .45 ACP and following the same winning formula as previous Glocks, the model 36 could be the best compact single stack .45 on the market today.The 1911 .45 caliber pistol, designed by John Moses Browning, was one of the most successful pistols of all time. Adopted by the U.S. Armed Forces in time for World War I, it served on through World War II, the Korean War, Vietnam, and the waning years of the Cold War. The slab-sided, all-steel pistol was large, heavy, and imposing, but it was also durable and could last for decades. Colt’s Manufacturing subsequently developed and released a smaller and lighter version, the Colt Commander, but it failed to gain traction to replace the original 1911A1.
Scouted: Nordstrom’s Half-Yearly Sale is Here With Up to 50% Off Hundreds of Styles
Fri, 24 May 2019 07:10:43 -0400
Scouted: Nordstrom’s Half-Yearly Sale is Here With Up to 50% Off Hundreds of StylesBi-annually, Nordstrom slashes prices on some of its top sellers. And that time is right now. During the Half Yearly Sale, you can get up to 50% off all of the brands you know and love from Nordstrom, like Madewell, Ted Baker, Cole Haan, Thule, and more. It’s a smorgasbord of style, with up to half-off a ton of clothing, shoes, home goods, and more. The PAIGE Verdugo Crop Skinny Jeans are 50% off and is the perfect denim to wear through the spring and into the summer because it’s lightweight and a light wash. The Topman Triple Stitch Mac Coat is on sale for $72 (40% off) and is a stylish layer you’ll need when those thunderstorms inevitably roll in. We’d be remiss if we didn’t mention that the famously stylish and comfortable Cole Haan ZeroGrand Stitch-lite Wingtip Oxford is on sale for under $100 (40% off). Or upgrade your everyday bag to the sleek, durable Madewell Abroad Tote Bag, made from leather with a zip-top closure that easily fits your laptop (and more), on sale for $119 (40% off). This sale only comes twice a year, so you should probably stock up while you can.Scouted is internet shopping with a pulse. Follow us on Twitter and sign up for our newsletter for even more recommendations and exclusive content. Please note that if you buy something featured in one of our posts, The Daily Beast may collect a share of sales.Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
Facebook accused of leaving 'broken children' in wake of its commercial aims, abuse inquiry hears
Fri, 24 May 2019 12:26:12 -0400
Facebook accused of leaving 'broken children' in wake of its commercial aims, abuse inquiry hearsFacebook has been accused of leaving 'broken children' as collateral damage in the wake of their commercial aims, the child sex abuse inquiry has heard. Barrister William Chapman, representing the victims of abuse at the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA), said social media companies were not preventing paedophiles reaching children as it was “contrary to their business model” and that their apps needed to be “fundamentally redesigned”. Police also warned that tech firms were going ahead with plans to encrypt more features "in the certain knowledge" it would lead to more children being abused. The warnings came as the inquiry’s hearing into online child abuse drew to a close yesterday. Over the last fortnight IICSA has heard evidence from Facebook, Apple, Microsoft and Google about their efforts to combat child abuse online. Giving his closing statement, Mr Chapman singled out Facebook as the “unacceptable face of social media”, citing that over half of reported grooming offences in 2017 and 2018 related to the company or its Instagram and WhatsApp apps. William Chapman giving his closing address to the inquiry He said that social networks scanned for evidence of abuse after it happened and that they now needed to change their business model to stop abusers easily contacting children. Mr Chapman said: “What they will not do, because it is contrary to their business model, is to restrict the opportunities for abuse before it takes place.” He added: “They leave behind broken children like so much collateral damage. “Money, they say, is no object but none you heard from has a dedicated budget to tackling this problem.” Among the recommendations being made to the inquiry on behalf of victims are for tech companies pay compensation to those abused via their services and that a new criminal offence be made of posing online as a child online without a reasonable excuse. Mr Chapman also accused tech companies of not giving the inquiry a “straight answer” about the scale of abuse on their sites and selectively releasing figures without context. Earlier in the hearing Microsoft failed to provide figures for how many children had been groomed on its live chat services Xbox Live and Skype and Facebook was similarly unable to say how many registered sex offenders had been caught using its services. “It is not acceptable to hide the extent of the problem on your platform in a black box out of which you prick pinholes for others to see only hints of the full horror within," said Mr Chapman. Later in the hearing, Debra Powell QC, speaking for the National Police Chiefs Council, warned that tech giants' plans to make ever more services encrypted would lead to more children being abused. Last month Facebook announced plans to add end-to-end encryption to its 1.3 billion-user Messenger service, meaning not even it will be able to see the content of messages. Ms Powell said: “Currently many technology companies are building in and offering to their users ever greater privacy protections, including end-to-end encryption, in the certain knowledge that this will make the detection and prevention of child sexual abuse and exploitation more difficult. “The inevitable result must be that more children will be abused and exploited and that their ordeals will go on for longer before the perpetrators can be caught, if they are caught at all.”
Theresa May, a premier sunk by Brexit
Fri, 24 May 2019 07:06:49 -0400
Theresa May, a premier sunk by BrexitTheresa May had a mission to fight Britain's "burning injustices" through strong and stable leadership - but her term as prime minister was anything but. The Conservative leader's turbulent time in office was swamped and ultimately sunk by her legacy-defining battle to secure a Brexit divorce deal which eroded her authority to such an extent that by Friday, she could hold off her resignation announcement no longer.
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How Schools are Reducing their Environmental Impact, Improving Health, and Cultivating Stewardship Values- 2019 Green Ribbon Schools Announced
Wed, 22 May 2019 17:04:17 EDT
Today the U.S. Department of Education named the 2019 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools, District Sustainability Awardees, and Postsecondary Sustainability Awardees. Across the country there are 35 schools including 25 public schools, 3 magnet schools, 2 charter schools, 10 nonpublic schools, and four postsecondary institutions that are recognized. Thirty-six percent of the 2019
U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools Announced
Wed, 22 May 2019 13:16:25 EDT
The U.S. Department of Education today released the names of the 2019 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools, District Sustainability Awardees, and Postsecondary Sustainability Awardees.
Secretary DeVos Delivers on Promise to Expand College Scorecard, Provide Meaningful Information to Students on Education Options and Outcomes
Tue, 21 May 2019 15:13:12 EDT
WASHINGTON— U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced today major improvements to the College Scorecard, a tool launched by the U.S. Department of Education to help students make informed decisions about their education options after high school. The tool now includes information on 2,100 additional postsecondary education options and more comprehensive information about graduation rates. The Department is also releasing preliminary information on student loan debt by field of study available to download. 
Secretary DeVos Builds on "Rethink Higher Education" Agenda, Expands Opportunities for Students Through Innovative Experimental Sites
Mon, 20 May 2019 12:57:49 EDT
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today announced the launch of the first new higher education experimental site during her tenure and is inviting new participants to join another experiment already underway.The new Federal Work-Study (FWS) Experiment will provide institutions with increased flexibilities that will enable students to earn work-study benefits while participating in apprenticeships, internships and work-based learning programs, as well as earn work-study wages while completing required clinical rotations, externships and student teaching.
Prepared Remarks by Secretary DeVos to Young America’s Foundation at the Reagan Ranch Center
Fri, 17 May 2019 16:49:05 EDT
Thank you, Andrew Coffin, for that kind introduction. And thank you, Ron Robinson. I really admire your lifelong dedication to ensuring our next generations know and embrace freedom. There’s nothing more important than the formation of America’s future, her students.Rancho del Cielo is a national treasure. For President Reagan, it represented America. It represented freedom. Vast potential, possibilities, and opportunities—just waiting to be seized.
Signing Day: Every Team’s Most Important Recruit
Thu, 16 May 2019 15:12:31 EDT
As spring approaches, thousands of coaches and athletes from around the country get ready for National Signing Day, a day where press conferences are scheduled, coaches’ phones ring off the hook, and star recruits ceremoniously sport the hats of their chosen colleges. For star athletes, it is the day they begin their trek toward whatContinue Reading
Apprenticeship – An Unexpected Choice Becomes the Path to Success
Mon, 13 May 2019 14:21:41 EDT
Everyone assumed Kevin King would graduate and head straight to college. “I was your stereotypical AP student,” he notes. “Straight A’s through middle school, almost straight A’s through high school … I was the guy you would look at and say, ‘He’s going to college.’ It was just a matter of which one.” As itContinue Reading
4 Meaningful Ways to Celebrate Your Teacher
Thu, 09 May 2019 15:45:47 EDT
Teacher Appreciation Week is here! As a former teacher and in my current role engaging with teachers across Tennessee, I love that we celebrate and recognize our teachers. In case you’re stumped for ways to meaningfully show your appreciation for the teachers in your life, here are a few suggestions…and most won’t cost you aContinue Reading
Why I Stay: 3 Reasons Why I Continue to Lead from the Classroom
Wed, 08 May 2019 19:08:41 EDT
I’ve always known that my purpose in life was to teach. With eleven years on the job, I still get interesting feedback around my choice to stay in the classroom. “The job has no money or glory in it,” I was once told. Well, that’s not why I entered the field or why I chooseContinue Reading
The Most Meaningful Way to Celebrate Your Teacher
Tue, 07 May 2019 16:47:16 EDT
In classrooms all across America, long hours of curriculum are taught, thousands of papers are graded each day, yet teachers still find the time to constantly brainstorm strategies to support their diverse student population. They stay up late answering emails and stay after class to help a struggling student. On any given day, a teacherContinue Reading
161 Students from Across the Country Named 2019 U.S. Presidential Scholars
Tue, 07 May 2019 11:27:27 EDT
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today announced the 55th class of U.S. Presidential Scholars, recognizing 161 high school seniors for their accomplishments in academics, the arts and career and technical education fields.
Prepared Remarks by Secretary DeVos at the Education Writers Association 72nd National Seminar
Mon, 06 May 2019 12:31:49 EDT
Thank you for that introduction, and thank you for hosting me today. Education is an issue I tend to think a lot about—and have for many years. I’ve followed your reporting and I appreciate all that you do as journalists. The simple truth is: I never imagined I’d be a focus of your coverage. I don’t enjoy the publicity that comes with my position. I don’t love being up on stage or on any kind of platform. I’m an introvert.
Prepared Remarks by Secretary DeVos at the Manhattan Institute's 19th annual Alexander Hamilton Award Dinner
Wed, 01 May 2019 20:40:00 EDT
Thank you, Roger Hertog, for that kind introduction. And I'm very grateful for President Bush's kind words. I'm also thankful to be joined by my husband, Dick, daughter Andrea, son-in-law Michael, and my mom Elsa and her husband Ren. Let me start by thanking the Manhattan Institute for this award. Although, I must admit I'm not sure what I've done to deserve such an honor.
The Value of Financial Literacy and Self-Advocacy
Mon, 29 Apr 2019 17:23:17 EDT
In my senior year of high school, as college decisions were released, opening the financial aid award letters was scarier than the decisions themselves: the final number, or net cost, could make or break my ability to attend university. To confuse matters, without an understanding of financial aid terms, award letters can be hard toContinue Reading
Prepared Remarks by Secretary DeVos at the National Teacher of the Year Ceremony
Mon, 29 Apr 2019 15:04:51 EDT
Welcome to the White House.I'm grateful for the members of the Council of Chief State School Officers and their work on behalf of students. I enjoyed our conversation earlier this month and look forward to continuing to work with you on ways we can ensure every student in America has access to a great education.And I'm always so pleased to be with teachers, especially all of you here today—the best of the best! Congratulations and thank you for all that you do for your students.Teachers do a lot. Some of which is visible, but much of which goes unseen.
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