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Domestic abuse report exposes hidden side of rural life
Tue, 16 Jul 2019 23:51:33 GMT
Victims of domestic abuse in rural areas suffer longer and are less likely to get support, says report.
How chimpanzees bond over a movie together
Tue, 16 Jul 2019 23:51:39 GMT
Feeling closer after watching a video together can be experienced by chimps as well as humans, say scientists.
Education publisher Pearson to phase out print textbooks
Tue, 16 Jul 2019 06:14:53 GMT
Pearson says students will only be able to rent physical books as it makes all products "digital first".
Trade negotiators wanted to fill Brexit gap
Mon, 15 Jul 2019 00:43:00 GMT
Liam Fox wants to train new trade negotiators. Opponents say it is a last-minute scramble.
LGBT teaching row: Government 'too slow' to tackle protests
Mon, 15 Jul 2019 05:00:01 GMT
Sara Khan, hired by the government to tackle extremism, says teachers should have had more support.
Moon landings: Apollo 11 celebrated in Cambridge University maps
Mon, 15 Jul 2019 23:32:01 GMT
A rubbing of a Chinese star map dating from about 1190 is among the items on show.
Rail firm offers free trips to university open day
Fri, 12 Jul 2019 23:11:25 GMT
All students are offered free train tickets to a university open day, after fears of excessive cost.
Breck Bednar: Play tells story of boy who met his killer online
Fri, 12 Jul 2019 23:15:30 GMT
Based on the real-life murder of Breck Bednar, the play aims to teach teenagers about online grooming.
Norfolk disability benefit cuts is 'robbery' says mum
Sun, 14 Jul 2019 06:42:38 GMT
Campaigners claim rising charges will leave disabled people unable to access social outings.
'Grade inflation' means 80% more top degree grades
Thu, 11 Jul 2019 12:38:20 GMT
The university watchdog challenges a continuing rise in the proportion of first-class degrees.
England university applications hit record numbers
Thu, 11 Jul 2019 00:06:52 GMT
Nearly 240,000 England school leavers try for university, but applicant numbers in the rest of the UK fall.
Warwick University: Vice chancellor apologises for mistakes over rape chat scandal
Wed, 10 Jul 2019 15:28:53 GMT
The vice chancellor tells the BBC: "I should have reached out sooner" to speak to female students targeted by abusive men.
Sats: A third below par in reading, writing and maths
Tue, 09 Jul 2019 12:52:36 GMT
One in three 11-year-olds in England fails to reach the expected levels in reading, writing and maths.
'We are a family - and an art collective'
Sat, 13 Jul 2019 23:23:45 GMT
What happened when two performance artists made their children equal partners in their work.
University applications 'dictated by train fares'
Tue, 09 Jul 2019 13:16:01 GMT
University open days are attracting tens of thousands. But the travel costs are too much for some families.
'I missed four weeks' school a year caring for my sick mum'
Mon, 08 Jul 2019 02:07:18 GMT
How one teenager went from being a young carer to a well-paid job in banking.
Adoption: 'We seem to have to fight for everything'
Tue, 02 Jul 2019 11:07:35 GMT
Adoptive families need more help to deal with behaviours caused by childhood trauma, Adoption UK says.
How much pocket money should we give our kids?
Wed, 03 Jul 2019 07:15:47 GMT
Parents are being urged to let their children handle coins, even if they pay for things with cards and phones.
North East council care homes: Hundreds of children go missing
Mon, 01 Jul 2019 00:06:04 GMT
Almost 600 children were reported missing from council care in the North East over five years.
Improving kids’ mental health with dogs, therapy and quiet classrooms
Fri, 12 Jul 2019 00:35:18 GMT
A London primary school has introduced innovative measures to improve pupils' mental wellbeing.
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Italy seizes 'combat-ready' missile and automatic weapon stash in raids on far-Right figures
Mon, 15 Jul 2019 16:08:16 -0400
Italy seizes 'combat-ready' missile and automatic weapon stash in raids on far-Right figuresItalian police have seized a large arsenal of weapons, including an air-to-air missile, in raids on neo-Nazi sympathisers, they said on Monday. Elite police forces searched properties across northern Italy following an investigation into Italians who had fought alongside Russian-backed separatist forces in eastern Ukraine, a police statement said. Three men were arrested, including a customs officer who has previously stood for parliament for an extreme right party. During their raids, police discovered a French-made Matra air-to-air missile that appeared to have once belonged to the Qatar armed forces. Subsequent checks showed the weapon was in working condition but lacked an explosive charge. A big cache of guns and ammunition was seized by the Turin special police force Credit: FRANCESCO AMMENDOLA,HO/AFP/Getty Images Police said the suspects had tried to sell the missile in conversations with contacts on the WhatsApp messaging network. Among other weapons uncovered were 26 guns, 20 bayonets, 306 gun parts, including silencers and rifle scopes, and more than 800 bullets of various calibres. The arms were primarily from Austria, Germany and the United States. Police also seized Nazi memorabilia from the properties. "The police investigation ... came into being because of the activities of some Italian fighters with extremist backgrounds who had taken part in the armed conflict in the Ukrainian region of Donbass," the police statement said. More than 10,000 people have been killed since 2014 in fighting between pro-Russian separatists and Ukrainian forces in eastern Ukraine.
Iran Says Missing Tanker Had Problems and Was Towed for Repairs
Tue, 16 Jul 2019 16:09:39 -0400
Iran Says Missing Tanker Had Problems and Was Towed for Repairs(Bloomberg) -- A small oil tanker that had gone missing in the Persian Gulf had technical difficulties and was towed into Iranian waters for repairs, an Iranian foreign ministry official said, according to the ISNA news agency.Further details on the ship, the Panamanian-flagged Riah, will be announced later, Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi said, according to the semi-offficial ISNA. Iran responded after a request for assistance from the tanker, the report said.The Iranian comments did little to clarify exactly what happened to the Riah. The vessel was passing through the Strait of Hormuz, the shipping chokepoint at the mouth of the Gulf, before it went silent more than two days ago in unexplained circumstances, according to the Associated Press. The news agency said the U.S. “has suspicions” that Iran took control of the tanker, citing an unidentified defense official.The disappearance was first reported by CNN, which said U.S. intelligence increasingly believed the tanker had been forced into Iranian waters by Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps but that some Gulf sources suggested the ship simply broke down and was towed by Iran.Earlier, a United Arab Emirates official said the ship isn’t owned or operated by the U.A.E. and hadn’t sent out a distress call.While details are unclear, if the Riah was seized, it would seem an unusual target for Iran. The vessel is 30 years old and tiny. Its capacity is 2,000 dead weight tons, according to the MarineTraffic website. That’s only a fraction of the almost 160,000-ton capacity of the British Heritage, the U.K. oil tanker harassed by Iranian ships last week while exiting the Persian Gulf.Why Tanker Attacks Raise Fears Over Strait of Hormuz: QuickTakeWhile Iran has been blamed for attacks on merchant shipping in recent months, it has denied responsibility. The main threats it has made in the past few weeks have been against the U.K. after British Royal Marines helped authorities in Gibraltar seize the supertanker as it carried Iranian crude in the Mediterranean Sea seemingly bound for Syria.In May and June, six tankers were attacked just outside the Gulf. A British Navy frigate intervened this month to stop Iranian boats from blocking the BP Plc-operated British Heritage as it was exiting the waters.U.K. Navy Intervenes After Iran Tries to Stop British Oil TankerThe U.S. Navy’s 5th Fleet, which is based in Bahrain, declined to comment when contacted by Bloomberg.\--With assistance from Anthony DiPaola and Golnar Motevalli.To contact the reporters on this story: Zainab Fattah in Dubai at;Verity Ratcliffe in Dubai at;Zoya Khan in New York at zkhan79@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Lin Noueihed at, Bill Faries, Larry LiebertFor more articles like this, please visit us at©2019 Bloomberg L.P.
Blackface scandal dampens Virginia governor's fundraising
Tue, 16 Jul 2019 16:23:28 -0400
Blackface scandal dampens Virginia governor's fundraisingVirginia Gov. Ralph Northam is struggling to raise big money in a key election year after a blackface scandal nearly ended his political career. Virginia governors cannot serve consecutive terms but are typically their party's biggest fundraisers for off-year legislative elections. All 140 seats in the General Assembly are on the ballot in November, and Virginia is the only state where Democrats have a chance of flipping control of the legislature this year.
Man 'shot polar bear and left its body outside his home for five months'
Mon, 15 Jul 2019 06:29:39 -0400
Man 'shot polar bear and left its body outside his home for five months'A man has been charged with killing a polar bear and leaving the body to rot outside his home in Alaska for five months.Christopher Gordon, 35, allegedly shot the animal dead when it ventured into his front yard to try and eat some butchered whale meat.He then failed to report the polar bear carcass or attempt to “harvest” it for food between December 2018 and May this year.Gordon also allowed the bear to be covered with snow, which resulted in one of its legs being ripped off by a passing snowplough.Finally, on 22 May, he burned the carcass at the village dump in Kaktovik.He is now facing up to one year in prison and a $100,000 (£80,000) fine if convicted of the federal crime of “knowingly taking a polar bear in a manner unlawful under the Marine Mammal Protection Act”.Prosecutors say that the killing of the bear was not done in legal self defence and that he “left the harvestable remains to waste”.“Gordon allegedly left butchered whale meat outside in front of his yard of his residence for a substantial period of time, which attracted polar bear, as well as other animals to his front yard,” said federal prosecutor Ryan Tansey.“He then allegedly shot and killed the polar bear because it was trying to eat the improperly stored whale meat.”Gordon has also been charged with the state offence of wasteful taking of a marine animal.The investigation was carried out by the US Fish and Wildlife Service.Gordon declined to comment about the case and is scheduled to appear in court in Fairbanks in August.Kaktovik, with a population of just over 250, has experienced increasing encroachment by polar bears in recent years due to the disappearing Arctic sea ice.As a result it has become a popular tourist destination, with more than 2,000 people visiting the village during 2017.“These bears are getting used to people,” said council member Mike Gallagher. ”They’re domesticated.”Additional reporting by Associated Press
Buzz Aldrin, second man on moon, recalls 'magnificent desolation'
Tue, 16 Jul 2019 20:47:45 -0400
Buzz Aldrin, second man on moon, recalls 'magnificent desolation'Fifty years after their history-making voyage to the moon, Buzz Aldrin recalls the first moments of the Apollo 11 launch being so smooth that he and his two crewmates, Neil Armstrong and Mike Collins, were unsure precisely when they left the ground. Aldrin says he and his crewmates were so absorbed in doing their jobs that they were oddly disconnected from how momentous the occasion was as it unfolded for hundreds of millions of people on Earth, watching it all on live television. "I sometimes think the three of us missed 'the big event'," Aldrin said during a 50th anniversary gala at the Ronald Reagan Library outside Los Angeles.
The B-2 Stealth Bomber Is Now 30 Years Old. Take a Look Inside.
Mon, 15 Jul 2019 03:37:00 -0400
The B-2 Stealth Bomber Is Now 30 Years Old. Take a Look Inside.(Washington, D.C.) Slicing through the sky with bat-like wings, eluding enemy radar with stealth technology, quietly destroying enemy air defenses from 50,000 ft and using computers to merge sensor data with targeting information -- the Air Force’s B-2 bomber … has been in the air attacking targets for “30-Years.”“You pull up the weapons suite screen, align the right weapon with the target and provide input into the DEP - Digital Entry Panel. Then, you enter text into the computer,” Lt. Col. Nicola Polidar, Commander of Detachment 5 of the 29th Training Systems Squadron, told Warrior in an interview.As this happens….the air attack begins.The B-2 took its first flight July 17, 1989 -- so now is the “30-Year Anniversary.” B-2 pilots have operated the sleek, curved air-defense-defying platform for sensitive, highly-dangerous missions many times in recent decades. After blasting onto the scene in the early 90s, the B-2s combat debut came in the late 90s when the aircraft destroyed Serbian targets over Kosovo. Three decades ago, the Air Force and Northrop Grumman thought to massively advance the paradigm for stealth attack, and create a first-of-its kind leap ahead bomber. It was conceived of as a Cold War weapon, engineered to knock out Soviet advanced air defenses. The intent was to build upon and surpass the F-117 Night Hawk’s stealth technology used in the Gulf War.The B-2s stealth configuration, buried engine, low heat signature and “radar absorbent” coating, is meant to not only avoid being hit by enemy weapons, but complete missions without enemies ever knowing it is there. Its core mission: launch secret, quiet, undetected attacks over heavily defended enemy territory to create a safer “air corridor” for less stealthy planes to operate within extremely lethal,otherwise uninhabitable airspace.
Beto O'Rourke says he is descended from slave owners, supports reparations to unite 'two Americas'
Mon, 15 Jul 2019 12:08:53 -0400
Beto O'Rourke says he is descended from slave owners, supports reparations to unite 'two Americas'The Democratic presidential hopeful from Texas published a blog post in which he discussed his family's history and his support for reparations.
Trump’s Cabinet has become severe headache for his White House
Tue, 16 Jul 2019 05:04:25 -0400
Trump’s Cabinet has become severe headache for his White HouseThe president who promised an all-star cast instead faces the highest Cabinet turnover in recent history.
India-Pakistan spy case ruling due at world court
Tue, 16 Jul 2019 22:17:38 -0400
India-Pakistan spy case ruling due at world courtThe International Court of Justice will decide Wednesday on India's bid to remove an alleged spy from death row in Pakistan, in a case that has stoked tensions between the South Asian rivals. Kulbhushan Sudhir Jadhav, a former Indian navy officer, was arrested in Pakistan's restive southwestern province of Baluchistan in March 2016 on charges of espionage. The 48-year-old was then sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court in 2017, sparking outrage in India.
Utah Police Find New Evidence in MacKenzie Lueck Case
Tue, 16 Jul 2019 17:55:40 -0400
Utah Police Find New Evidence in MacKenzie Lueck CaseAyoola Ajayi made his first court appearance in connection to the murder of University of Utah student MacKenzie Lueck.
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The 2019 President’s Education Awards
Tue, 16 Jul 2019 15:36:08 EDT
The President’s Education Awards Program (PEAP) honors students selected annually by their school principal. This year, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos congratulated the 2019 PEAP honorees, recognizing nearly 2.25 million elementary, middle, and high school graduates on their educational accomplishments and growth. The students come from more than 25,000 public, private, and military schools
Prepared Remarks by Secretary DeVos at the Federal Cybersecurity Reskilling Academy Graduation
Mon, 15 Jul 2019 10:00:27 EDT
Thank you, Jason, for that kind introduction. And thank you for your leadership as our Chief Information Officer (CIO) and more broadly as a leader in developing effective approaches—like this academy—to address information security challenges. I'd also like to thank Federal Chief Information Officer Suzette Kent and the many agency CIOs for joining us. Thank you as well SANS Technology Institute President Alan Paller and Deputy Director for Management at the Office of Management and Budget Margaret Weichert.
Secretary DeVos Congratulates Bob King on Senate Confirmation as Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education
Thu, 11 Jul 2019 12:40:24 EDT
Washington- Today, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos congratulated Bob King on being confirmed by the U.S. Senate to serve as the Department's Assistant Secretary for the Office of Postsecondary Education.“We are excited to finally have Bob King confirmed by the Senate,” said Secretary DeVos. “His knowledge and expertise will be a tremendous asset as we continue to rethink higher education in order to better serve all students and prepare them for successful lives and careers. Congratulations, Bob!”
New Data Show Secretary DeVos' Reforms to the Office for Civil Rights are Driving Better Results for Students
Wed, 10 Jul 2019 14:50:31 EDT
WASHINGTON—The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at the U.S. Department of Education released new data today that show students who file civil rights complaints under U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos’ leadership are served more efficiently and effectively than students who filed civil rights complaints during the previous administration. In fact, OCR has, on average, resolved almost double the number of civil rights complaints per year compared to the prior eight fiscal years.
Your Burning Questions about Dual Enrollment, Answered.
Mon, 01 Jul 2019 15:49:54 EDT
Imagine graduating from high school with a high school diploma and an associate’s degree. You may think it sounds too good to be true, but dual enrollment programs can make this a reality for many high school students. Because there are no universal federal guidelines that exist to determine how dual enrollment programs are structured,Continue Reading
Today Marks the Beginning of a New Era in Career and Technical Education
Mon, 01 Jul 2019 15:46:34 EDT
WASHINGTON—Today, July 1, marks the beginning of a new era in career and technical education as states begin to implement the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (Perkins V).
Secretary DeVos Announces School Safety Grant Opportunities
Fri, 28 Jun 2019 09:38:16 EDT
WASHINGTON — In support of the recommendations from the Federal Commission on School Safety's (FCSS) final report, the U.S. Department of Education announced today it is now accepting applications for three fiscal year 2019 grant competitions that support locally tailored approaches to school safety.PROJECT PREVENT GRANT PROGRAM
Readout of the U.S. Department of Education’s North Carolina State Education Leadership Conference
Thu, 27 Jun 2019 10:37:19 EDT
The U.S. Department of Education this week hosted at its headquarters in Washington a State Education Leadership Conference for key North Carolina education officials. This was the second in a series of meetings held by the Department to give state leaders the opportunity to engage in in-depth discussions with senior Department officials on a wide range of education-related topics.
Mitigating the Slippery Slide of Summer Melt
Wed, 26 Jun 2019 15:19:44 EDT
Summertime is synonymous with melting and we can all envision a delicious ice cream cone quickly melting as we hurry to eat it before it becomes a puddle. Unfortunately, there’s another kind of melt that can happen over the summer that needs our collective attention: “summer melt”. It’s a term that education professionals use to describeContinue Reading
Hard-Hit Florida School District Awarded More Than $1.25 Million for Hurricane Michael Recovery Efforts
Wed, 26 Jun 2019 11:26:05 EDT
Following the major devastation caused by Hurricane Michael across the Florida Panhandle, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced today a $1.25 million Project School Emergency Response to Violence (SERV) grant award for Bay District Schools. According to local school officials, the funding will be used to provide students with much needed mental health services. The district plans to hire multiple social workers and one paraprofessional for each school in the Bay district.
Prepared Remarks by Secretary DeVos at Tulsa Community College’s Second Chance Commencement
Tue, 25 Jun 2019 11:22:52 EDT
Thank you, President Leigh Goodson, for that kind introduction, and for your leadership of Tulsa Community College. Director Millicent Newton-Embry, Superintendent Jeana Ely, Warden Janet Dowling, thank you all for your hospitality.And, Chef Jeff, we look forward to hearing your story of personal redemption, growth and success. Class of 2019, many of you will soon tell similar stories. Though, you may not be able to bake a carrot souffle quite like Jeff does!
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos Issues Statement on Title IX Anniversary
Mon, 24 Jun 2019 08:54:53 EDT
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos released the following statement for tomorrow’s 47th anniversary of the enactment of Title IX:
Secretary DeVos: Final "Supplement, not Supplant" Guidance Helps Promote Effective Spending, Flexibility
Thu, 20 Jun 2019 16:41:11 EDT
WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos released final non-regulatory guidance to support school districts’ compliance with the requirement that federal funds supplement, and do not supplant, state and local funds, under section 1118 of Title I, Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The guidance explains how ESSA changed the longstanding requirement in order to reduce administrative burden, simplify compliance, and promote effective spending.
The Honor of a Lifetime – The U.S. Presidential Scholars Program
Thu, 20 Jun 2019 15:36:35 EDT
Each year the U.S. Department of Education joins the White House in honoring U.S. Presidential Scholars. This program– established in 1964 by Executive Order of the President –spotlights academic achievement of outstanding high school graduates and has expanded to recognize achievement in the arts and career and technical education (CTE). Since the creation of this
Secretary DeVos Rethinks Department’s Recognition of Accreditors
Thu, 20 Jun 2019 14:22:31 EDT
WASHINGTON- As part of U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos’ efforts to rethink higher education, the U.S. Department of Education today released a revised Accreditation Handbook for use by accrediting agencies seeking recognition by the Department.
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