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Schools delay re-opening due to Weston hospital closure
Fri, 29 May 2020 15:41:14 GMT
Schools in North Somerset delay plans to re-open after a spike in virus cases at Weston hospital.
Facebook dominates cases of recorded social media grooming
Fri, 29 May 2020 10:07:59 GMT
About 55% of the online offences logged by police in England and Wales were on a Facebook-owned app.
No decision on all primary years back to school
Wed, 27 May 2020 14:32:56 GMT
Schools minister challenged by MPs over whether all primary years in England will go back next month.
Myka Stauffer: Backlash after YouTubers give up adopted son
Thu, 28 May 2020 19:20:03 GMT
Myka Stauffer says her son's behaviour became too difficult but critics accuse her of exploitation.
Parents of disabled children 'cut off and ignored'
Wed, 27 May 2020 01:25:52 GMT
Lockdown has left many families with disabled children feeling isolated and without support.
How childminders have continued their job in lockdown
Wed, 27 May 2020 00:47:39 GMT
'Lots of soap' is crucial, say childminders who have stayed open for key workers' children.
Coronavirus: Oxford University intends to teach face-to-face
Wed, 27 May 2020 12:36:53 GMT
The university's vice-chancellor says emerging from coronavirus "will be slow and protracted".
Coronavirus: 'Mums do most childcare and chores in lockdown'
Tue, 26 May 2020 23:12:49 GMT
A study suggests that the only situation in which dads pull their weight is if they're not working.
'Virus could be here for year' so schools must open, says education secretary
Mon, 25 May 2020 11:23:15 GMT
But education secretary admits parents will be nervous about safety of children returning to school.
Coronavirus: Schools in England reopening on 1 June confirmed, PM says
Sun, 24 May 2020 19:32:30 GMT
Some year groups in England will return on 1 June, with others going back two weeks later, he says.
Teachers' unions 'unconvinced' safe to open schools
Fri, 22 May 2020 18:18:32 GMT
Scientific advice has failed to reassure teachers that it is safe to open schools on 1 June.
The coronavirus 'class divide': Parents shamed for back-to-school choices
Fri, 29 May 2020 01:28:57 GMT
Parents of year six and year one pupils have been falling out over whether to send them back to school.
Coronavirus: Which schools are reopening for pupils?
Fri, 29 May 2020 14:50:27 GMT
Which children will be the first to go back to school, and what about the rest?
School closures 'He's not getting up until one o'clock'
Tue, 19 May 2020 23:49:13 GMT
Daunted by many more weeks of home-schooling? Don't panic, ask for help, say education professionals.
Coronavirus: Cambridge University students on no face-to-face lectures
Wed, 20 May 2020 23:15:50 GMT
Cambridge University has said there will be no face-to-face lectures during the next academic year.
Coronavirus: Family of 14 say life in lockdown is 'calmer'
Wed, 13 May 2020 00:06:13 GMT
Tom and Stacy Shaw say they are "coping well" while stuck at home with 12 of their children.
How reopened schools in Denmark keep children safely apart
Tue, 12 May 2020 12:24:26 GMT
What's it like in a school that has re-opened? Denmark and Germany show how it might look.
Lockdown homeschooling: The parents who have forgotten what they learned at school
Fri, 01 May 2020 00:04:01 GMT
Parents have been turning to Google to help them teach the things they’ve forgotten.
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Trump's draft executive order targeting social media companies sparks battle inside the White House
Thu, 28 May 2020 14:34:06 -0400
Trump's draft executive order targeting social media companies sparks battle inside the White HouseThe Trump White House has been embroiled in a vigorous internal debate over whether to issue an executive order aimed at punishing social media companies for perceived political bias.
‘400 Years of Anger’: Minneapolis Police Station Set Ablaze as Trump Threatens to ‘Start Shooting’
Thu, 28 May 2020 23:12:57 -0400
‘400 Years of Anger’: Minneapolis Police Station Set Ablaze as Trump Threatens to ‘Start Shooting’MINNEAPOLIS—Protesters demanding action over the death of 46-year-old George Floyd took over the Minneapolis Police Department's Third Precinct late Thursday and set the building ablaze.Video from the scene showed demonstrators chanting “I can’t breathe” and cheering as the building was breached, with alarms blaring in the background.“This is 400 years of anger,” one protester, Justin Galbraith, told The Daily Beast as the flames sent smoke up into the sky.Others in the crowd echoed that sentiment. “There are so many innocent lives lost by the police. We protest peacefully and there is no accountability. So this happens,” demonstrator Cecilia Zwak said. The takeover appeared to mark a turning point in the protests that kicked into a new gear nationwide Thursday, as a bumbling press conference by confused prosecutors risked inviting further rage and violence.  From New York City to Denver to St. Paul, activists massed in the face of a pandemic to call out what they saw as the wanton killing of Floyd, an unarmed black man, by a Minneapolis cop on Monday. Dozens of arrests were reported by late Thursday afternoon in Manhattan’s Union Square, at least one protester in Minneapolis was said to be stabbed, and along with horrifying video footage of a car slamming into a protester in Denver, gunfire was reported at the state capitol there.After midnight, the president threatened a violent response. “These THUGS are dishonoring the memory of George Floyd, and I won’t let that happen,” he wrote on Twitter. Trump added, “When the looting starts, the shooting starts,” quoting the controversial Miami Police chief Walter Headley who became infamous in the 1960s for his aggressive tactics in putting down black youths he claimed were taking advantage of civil rights legislation.At one point in Minneapolis early Thursday evening, a brawl broke out between members of a small group of protesters. Anthony Thornton, 32, of North Minneapolis, said he chased down the alleged assailant.“I saw him in the fight across the street and saw him run away. People were yelling that he stabbed someone,” Thornton told The Daily Beast, while brandishing a pistol. “I jumped in my Jeep and chased him across the parking lot, pointed my gun at him, and told him to stop. He stopped and walked here with me peacefully.”“I’ve been here for three days. I’m a protester,” Thornton added. “Things are not supposed to go down like this. I’m just making sure things stop.” The question—as cops continued to use tear gas, protesters threw eggs at cop cars, and vandalism and looting reportedly percolated in the Twin Cities—was how authorities would respond to escalating chaos in the hours ahead. Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz officially activated the National Guard earlier in the day, raising the prospect of a military-style occupation of swaths of a city with a long history of police violence.Meanwhile, a longtime friend of George Floyd, former NBA star Stephen Jackson, appealed to protesters to stand up for Floyd the “right way.” In an interview with MSNBC, Jackson said his slain friend “wouldn’t want it to be this way.” “He wouldn’t have wanted people to be tearing stuff down, and people getting hurt,” he said. “He wouldn't want businesses and people to suffer."The more immediate concern for activists, however, may have been county and federal prosecutors calling a press conference Thursday afternoon to announce nothing—except, well, that they thought the case was complicated. “There is other evidence that does not support a criminal charge,” Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman said of calls to bring charges against the white police officer in Floyd’s death. The officer was caught on video kneeling on Floyd’s neck for at least seven minutes while Floyd pleaded and warned that he couldn’t breathe. He was without a pulse when placed in an ambulance a short time later. U.S. Attorney Erica MacDonald went so far as to apologize for summoning the press for no reason, while Freeman said he wanted to avoid potentially prematurely filing aggressive charges only to see them go down at trial. He specifically cited the failed prosecution of police over the death of Freddie Gray in Baltimore in 2015. Demonstrators who faced down tear gas projectiles in Minneapolis on Thursday were less concerned with legal precedents and more determined to have the case seen for the outrage that they say it is. “George Floyd was killed over nothing. It was a modern day lynching. We have no voice,” demonstrator Josh Estes told The Daily Beast. “I feel it’s necessary. Otherwise, nothing is going to change,” Summer Bond, 22, told The Daily Beast of sprawling destruction that included a police vehicle. “I do feel bad for the businesses. But the squad car? The station? Not at all.”In Denver, a person with a scarf around his face took a bat to two official state vehicles, and rocks were hurled at first-floor building. Police there also used tear gas on demonstrators around 8:30 p.m.Reports of gunfire sent the city’s State Capitol building into lockdown a few hours earlier, according to the Colorado State Patrol. No injuries were immediately reported, but protests continued apace.“This only makes me more resolved. We have more work to do,” Leslie Herod, a state legislator, told The Daily Beast while sheltering in place.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.
Iran Guards warn US after receiving new combat vessels
Thu, 28 May 2020 09:15:47 -0400
Iran Guards warn US after receiving new combat vesselsIran's Revolutionary Guards on Thursday warned the United States against its naval presence in the Gulf as they received 110 new combat vessels. "We announce today that wherever the Americans are, we are right next to them, and they will feel our presence even more in the near future," the Guards' navy chief Rear Admiral Alireza Tangsiri said during a ceremony in southern Iran. Iran and the United States have appeared to be on the brink of an all-out confrontation twice in the past year.
British mercenaries 'involved in botched operation' backing rebel leader in Libya, according to secret UN report
Wed, 27 May 2020 15:43:30 -0400
British mercenaries 'involved in botched operation' backing rebel leader in Libya, according to secret UN reportSix British citizens including two former Royal Marine commandos have been accused of taking part in a botched mercenary mission to Libya to fight on behalf of renegade general Khalifa Haftar. The five men and one woman are named in a confidential report by the United Nations panel of experts on Libya into a botched mission that ended with the mercenaries making a remarkable sea-borne escape after falling out with their hosts. The men, including former Royal Marines Sean Callaghan Louw and Andrew Scott Ritchie, were among around 20 mercenaries who travelled to Benghazi in eastern Libya in June 2019 in a contract organised by a UAE based company called Opus, according to the report seen by the Daily Telegraph. Amanda Perry, a United Arab Emirate based businesswoman, is identified and is alleged to have been a "facilitator" of the project. She is the managing director of Opus Capital Asset FZE, the company that hired two boats used by the group. She is also company secretary of Lancaster 6, a business owned by Christiaan Durrant, a former Australian fighter pilot and Malta resident who is also named - and accused of being a facilitator in the report.
Romania to further ease lockdown restrictions from June 1
Thu, 28 May 2020 09:06:07 -0400
Romania to further ease lockdown restrictions from June 1Romania will reopen outdoor cafes and restaurants and allow international road and rail travel from June 1, after a two-month lockdown to contain the new coronavirus outbreak, President Klaus Iohannis said on Thursday. The European Union state, which has reported 18,791 cases of the coronavirus and 1,229 deaths, began easing the lockdown on May 15. From Monday, outdoor cafes will open with social distancing guidelines and a maximum of four people per table.
Failed Maduro coup leader flew on pro-govt magnate's plane
Thu, 28 May 2020 08:15:43 -0400
Failed Maduro coup leader flew on pro-govt magnate's planeIt was mid-January and Jordan Goudreau was itching to get going on a secret plan to raid Venezuela and arrest President Nicolás Maduro when the former special forces commando flew to the city of Barranquilla in Colombia to meet with his would-be partner in arms. To get there, Goudreau and two former Green Beret buddies relied on some unusual help: a chartered flight out of Miami’s Opa Locka executive airport on a plane owned by a Venezuelan businessman so close to the government of Hugo Chávez that he spent almost 4 years in a U.S. prison for trying to cover up clandestine cash payments to its allies. The owner of the Venezuela-registered Cessna Citation II with yellow and blue lines, identified with the tail number YV-3231, was Franklin Durán, according to three people familiar with the businessman’s movements who spoke on the condition of anonymity for fear of retaliation.
The Chinese CDC now says the coronavirus didn't jump to people at the Wuhan wet market — instead, it was the site of a super-spreader event
Thu, 28 May 2020 18:49:00 -0400
The Chinese CDC now says the coronavirus didn't jump to people at the Wuhan wet market — instead, it was the site of a super-spreader eventThe origin of the new coronavirus still isn't known. But according to the Chinese CDC, it isn't the wet market in Wuhan.
Minneapolis mayor responds after night of protests and violence in wake of George Floyd's death
Thu, 28 May 2020 14:23:16 -0400
Minneapolis mayor responds after night of protests and violence in wake of George Floyd's deathAt a press conference on Thursday, Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey said protests and unrest after the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man seen on video pinned to the ground by the neck while being arrested by a white police officer, were the result of “built-up anger and sadness” in the black community over the past 400 years.
The U.S. Might Revoke Hong Kong's 'Special Status.' Here's What That Means For Business in the Global Financial Hub
Fri, 29 May 2020 02:44:33 -0400
The U.S. Might Revoke Hong Kong's 'Special Status.' Here's What That Means For Business in the Global Financial HubHong Kong risks becoming a casualty in the emerging cold war between Washington and Beijing
This Neo-Futuristic Home Found Its Inspiration in the British Countryside
Wed, 27 May 2020 16:14:43 -0400
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Best Practices of State Bullying Policies
Thu, 16 Dec 2010 22:22:00 GMT
Secretary Duncan issued a technical assistance memo highlighting key components of strong state bullying laws and policies.
New Board Members for Postsecondary Improvement Fund
Mon, 13 Dec 2010 15:27:00 GMT
Secretary Duncan announced 13 new board members for the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE).
International Student Assessment
Tue, 07 Dec 2010 18:15:00 GMT
"Being average in reading and science—and below average in math—is not nearly good enough," Secretary Duncan said in response to results from the Program for International Student Assessment.
Passage of the Child Nutrition Bill
Fri, 03 Dec 2010 11:52:00 GMT
The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act will "help schools fight our country's childhood obesity epidemic and give students access to the nutritional food they need to help them learn," Secretary Duncan said.
Grants to Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions
Tue, 23 Nov 2010 14:24:00 GMT
ED announced grants to higher education institutions that serve Asian American and Pacific Islander students.
Assessment Board Members Named
Wed, 17 Nov 2010 16:09:00 GMT
Secretary Duncan named six members of the National Assessment Governing Board, which oversees the Nation's Report Card.
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