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Story time with e-books 'not as helpful' as print books
Mon, 25 Mar 2019 04:27:40 GMT
A study finds parents focus more on technology with electronic books and interact less with children.
Kenyan science teacher Peter Tabichi wins global prize
Sun, 24 Mar 2019 20:35:42 GMT
A science teacher who gives most of his salary to support poor pupils wins the Global Teacher Prize.
Morocco teachers protest over working conditions
Sun, 24 Mar 2019 14:14:51 GMT
The protesters are demanding permanent contracts and better working conditions.
Every school 'needs dog as stress-buster'
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 16:23:50 GMT
Bringing pets into school can be the simplest but most effective stress-buster, says Sir Anthony Seldon.
Police probe 'inappropriate pupil restraint' at school
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 17:08:28 GMT
Footage had emerged of staff using "inappropriate restraint techniques" at Clydeview School in Motherwell.
Parkfield School LGBT lessons 'not axed' despite protests
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 15:47:37 GMT
Parents who have protested outside the Birmingham school say the lessons are "toxic" and "disgusting".
School holiday fines: Parents hit by penalties rise 93%
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 17:08:47 GMT
Nearly 223,000 fines were issued to parents in 2017-18 as schools clamped down on unauthorised absence.
Dr Jordan Peterson: Cambridge University fellowship rescinded
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 17:20:48 GMT
Dr Jordan Peterson's views on gender have been the subject of much criticism.
PayPal urged to block essay firm cheats
Wed, 20 Mar 2019 02:11:30 GMT
Ministers call for payments companies to block essay writing firms, in a bid to beat university cheats.
Oxford teenager: 'I live in fear of knives'
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 08:52:54 GMT
Teenagers tell of their first-hand knowledge of deadly crime.
'We're not problems,' Send youngsters tell MPs
Tue, 19 Mar 2019 16:54:11 GMT
Seven young people with special needs tell MPs how the education system can better support people like them.
Harassment: 'I felt enraged by drunken train behaviour'
Wed, 20 Mar 2019 15:33:53 GMT
Children's commissioner Sally Holland opens up on the "crude" behaviour she was subjected to.
'You can fly planes': Students inspiring their siblings
Tue, 19 Mar 2019 04:16:39 GMT
The first-in-the-family university students urging younger siblings to aim high with their ambitions.
The 'controlled chaos' of raising sextuplets
Wed, 20 Mar 2019 19:22:56 GMT
We spoke to families with quintuplets and sextuplets to find out what it's like to raise multiple babies at once.
Revision tips: Sniffing lemons and squeezing ears
Mon, 18 Mar 2019 14:20:45 GMT
A study suggests "positive triggers" like smelling lemons and squeezing your ears could help revision.
Students save on fees, but Chile's universities struggle
Wed, 13 Mar 2019 00:19:51 GMT
Chile's universities are warning about a lack of funding after high fees are removed for many students.
My mum was a drink and drug addict, this is my story
Fri, 08 Mar 2019 06:39:36 GMT
Sixteen-year-old Tia says she wants others in a similar situation to know that life can get better.
Tim Peake joins Scouts Association to launch a new science badge for scouts.
Mon, 25 Mar 2019 01:08:59 GMT
Tim Peake says the new science badge for scouts will help highlight different career opportunities for the youth.
Bristol nursery locks toys away for a month
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 13:51:03 GMT
The toys have been replaced toys with cardboard, tins and train tickets in an attempt to encourage play.
Is the pressure on school standards fuelling knife crime?
Wed, 20 Mar 2019 13:49:43 GMT
School exclusions and knife crime are both on the rise in England, but are the two actually linked?
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2020 Democrats respond to Mueller report: ‘It is beyond a shadow of doubt that Trump sought to obstruct justice’
Sun, 24 Mar 2019 13:37:00 -0400
2020 Democrats respond to Mueller report: ‘It is beyond a shadow of doubt that Trump sought to obstruct justice’Democratic presidential candidates have issued calls for transparency over the findings of the Mueller report, and made it clear they believe Donald Trump is guilty of wrongdoing. Special counsel Robert Mueller’s report was delivered to the Justice Department on Friday and is now in the hands of attorney general William Barr. “It is beyond a shadow of doubt that, once in office, the president of the United States sought to obstruct justice,” former Texas congressman Beto O’Rourke said during a campaign stop in South Carolina.
Christchurch mosques reopen after attacks as New Zealand 'marches for love'
Sat, 23 Mar 2019 02:17:27 -0400
Christchurch mosques reopen after attacks as New Zealand 'marches for love'Smelling of fresh paint, the two mosques in the New Zealand city of Christchurch where a gunman killed 50 worshippers last week reopened their doors on Saturday, with many survivors among the first to walk in and pray for those who died. At the Al Noor mosque, where more than 40 of the victims were killed by a suspected white supremacist, prayers resumed with armed police on site, but no graphic reminders of the mass shooting, New Zealand's worst. Aden Diriye, who lost his 3-year-old son, Mucad Ibrahim, in the attack, came back to the mosque with his friends. "I am very happy," he said after praying. "Allah is great to us. I was back as soon as we rebuilt, to pray." Most victims of the shooting, which New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern quickly denounced as a terrorist attack, were migrants or refugees and their deaths reverberated around the Islamic world. Prince El Hassan bin Talal of Jordan, who visited the Al Noor mosque, said the attack assailed human dignity. "This is a moment of deep anguish for all of us, all of humanity," he said. Police said they were reopening the nearby Linwood mosque, the second to be attacked during Friday prayers last week, as well. New Zealand has been under heightened security alert since the attack with Ardern moving quickly with a new tough law banning some of the guns used in the March 15 shooting.  Ashif Shaikh, who was in the Al Noor mosque on the day of the massacre in which two of his housemates were killed and who came back on Saturday, said he would not be deterred. "It is the place where we pray, where we meet, we'll be back, yeah," he said. A woman embraces a boy at the "March for Love"  Credit: Mark Baker/AP Earlier on Saturday, about 3,000 people walked through Christchurch in a "march for love" as the city seeks to heal from its tragedy. Carrying placards with signs such as "He wanted to divide us, he only made us stronger", "Muslims welcome, racists not", and "Kia Kaha" - Maori for 'stay strong', people walked mostly in silence or softly sang a Maori hymn of peace. "We feel like hate has brought a lot of darkness at times like this and love is the strongest cure to light the city out of that darkness," said Manaia Butler, 16, one of the student organisers of the march. New Zealand and Ardern have been widely praised for the outpouring of empathy and unity in response to the attacks. Dubai's ruler, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, thanked Ardern on Twitter late on Friday. He posted a photo of Dubai's Burj Khalifaworld, the world's tallest building, lit up with an enlarged image of Ardern embracing a woman and the Arabic word "salam" and the English translation "peace" above them. "Thank you @jacindaardern and New Zealand for your sincere empathy and support that has won the respect of 1.5 billion Muslims after the terrorist attack that shook the Muslim community around the world," he said on Twitter. New Zealand today fell silent in honour of the mosque attacks' martyrs. Thank you PM @jacindaardern and New Zealand for your sincere empathy and support that has won the respect of 1.5 billion Muslims after the terrorist attack that shook the Muslim community around the world.— HH Sheikh Mohammed (@HHShkMohd) March 22, 2019 Muslims account for just over 1 percent of New Zealand's 4.8-million population, a 2013 census showed, most of whom were born overseas. On Friday, the Muslim call to prayer was broadcast nationwide on television and radio and about 20,000 people attended a prayer service in the park opposite Al Noor mosque in a show of solidarity. Many women have also donned headscarves to show their support. In Mecca, Islam's holiest site, a special prayer was held after the Friday sermon for the victims of the attack, according to the Saudi news website Sabq. Most of the dead were laid to rest at a mass burial in Christchurch on Friday, when 26 victims were interred. Others have been buried at private ceremonies, or repatriated to their home countries for funerals. Shahadat Hossain, whose brother Mojammel Haque was killed in the attack, told Reuters he would bring his body back to Bangladesh. "I don't know when our family will be able to come out of this grief," he said.
Kamala Harris Calls for U.S. Spending Hike to Boost Teacher Pay
Sat, 23 Mar 2019 10:52:37 -0400
Kamala Harris Calls for U.S. Spending Hike to Boost Teacher PayThe California senator will tell the Texas Southern University College Democrats in Houston that she’d seek to fully close the pay gap for public school teachers in her first term as president, according to a campaign aide who wasn’t authorized to discuss the plan publicly. Harris’s campaign cited a study by the progressive-leaning Economic Policy Institute that found that elementary, middle, and secondary public school teachers earn 11.1 percent less than similar college graduates, even after accounting for benefits, according to 2017 data. The candidate’s call comes amid a flurry of policy ideas from a large Democratic presidential field aimed at mitigating rising inequality and expanding the safety net.
Russian air force planes land in Venezuela carrying troops: reports
Sun, 24 Mar 2019 17:04:59 -0400
Russian air force planes land in Venezuela carrying troops: reportsA flight-tracking website showed that two planes left from a Russian military airport bound for Caracas on Friday, and another flight-tracking site showed that one plane left Caracas on Sunday. Reporter Javier Mayorca wrote on Twitter on Saturday that the first plane carried Vasily Tonkoshkurov, chief of staff of the ground forces, adding the second was a cargo plane carrying 35 tonnes of material.
Man charged with attempted murder over Canada priest attack
Sat, 23 Mar 2019 18:18:58 -0400
Man charged with attempted murder over Canada priest attackA man who allegedly stabbed a priest in front of his congregation live on television during mass at Canada's biggest church was charged Saturday with attempted murder and assault with a weapon. Vlad Cristian Eremia, 26, appeared briefly by video link in a Montreal court on Saturday afternoon, sporting a beard and wearing a checked shirt. The suspect is accused of attacking Claude Grou, the 77-year-old priest of St Joseph's Oratory in Montreal during morning mass on Friday.
Rep. Ilhan Omar criticizes Israel at Council on American-Islamic Relations fundraiser
Sun, 24 Mar 2019 09:34:33 -0400
Rep. Ilhan Omar criticizes Israel at Council on American-Islamic Relations fundraiserIsraeli Ambassador to the U.N. Danny Danon says the rate at which Minnesota Democrat Rep. Ilhan Omar criticizes Israel is ‘pure anti-Semitism.’
Thousands of Brexit protesters flood the streets of London calling for new referendum
Sat, 23 Mar 2019 14:27:47 -0400
Thousands of Brexit protesters flood the streets of London calling for new referendumAs the tire fire that is Theresa May's handling of Brexit continues to burn, a crowd pegged at around a million people flooded the streets of London on Saturday, protesting the disastrous policy and calling on a new referendum. SEE ALSO: John Oliver shares his thoughts on Brexit and we honestly don't know whether to laugh or cryWhile the option of a second referendum on Brexit was once seen as highly unlikely, there's now a semblance of hope for those backing the vote. Prime Minister May has bungled the process and is faced with a variety of dubious options, including a yet-again delayed exit or even a no-deal Brexit that would have serious ramifications.Dubbed "Put It To The People," Saturday's march saw around a million people participate, organizers said. The event also included a rally in front of Parliament. London Mayor Sadiq Khan was among those marching and he was scheduled to speak at the post-march rally. > And we're off! > > Here in London, thousands of people from across our city and country have come together with @peoplesvote_uk to send a clear message: > > Enough is enough - it's time to give the British public the final say on Brexit. PeoplesVote PutItToThePeople> > -- Sadiq Khan (@SadiqKhan) March 23, 2019The swarm of people in London was in direct contrast to the much smaller "March to Leave," a two-week trek of pro-leave protesters led by Nigel Farage, walking from Sunderland with the aim of arriving in London on Friday, March 29, the originally planned Brexit date. > Compare and contrast PutitothePeopleMarch> > -- Steve Lapsley (@stevelapsl) March 23, 2019In London, though, the streets were flooded with protesters holding quippy signs and marching in costume, all part of the growing movement to demand a new vote over leaving the EU. > Unicorn makes an entrancePutitothePeopleMarch > ⁦@sloumarsh⁩> > -- Paul Johnson (@paul__johnson) March 23, 2019Even superheroes backed the second vote protest.Image: Getty ImagesOne of many, many clever signs seen in London during Saturday's protest.Image: Getty ImagesThe movement to remain in the EU got a big boost in visibility earlier in the week when an online petition calling for revoking Article 50, the law that outlines how countries can exit the EU, gained so many signatures (now at 4.4 million) that it crashed the government's petition website. Organizers pegged the crowd at just over a million participants.Image: Getty ImagesEven dogs joined the march.Image: Getty ImagesTo say the Brexit process has been a disaster is putting it mildly, as can be seen by the fact that Prime Minister May is the target of both aforementioned protests that take opposing sides. It's reflective of the infighting that's taken place in Parliament, leaving that body of government in a deadlock with no plan in place for an exit. Despite Saturday's enormous protest, odds of a second referendum are still long thanks to the hurdles that need to be cleared -- including approval from that deadlocked Parliament, a decision on what, exactly, the referendum would be a vote on, and negotiating a timetable on the vote. Madness is an understatement when it comes to the Brexit messImage: Getty ImagesLondon was flooded Saturday with protesters and their signs, calling on a new Brexit vote as Teresa May flirts with disaster.Image: Getty ImagesFor now, it's a wait-and-see situation for everyone. The EU has given May until April 12 to get a deal passed by Parliament. The protesters were not kind to May.Image: Getty ImagesFailure to get a deal done will mean either a no-deal Brexit or May will have to propose yet another alternative before that deadline. And, with that, yet another journey into the unknown for the UK.  WATCH: Google fined $1.7 Billion by European Union for handicapping competitors
IRS Loosens Tax Penalty for Millions
Sat, 23 Mar 2019 11:22:49 -0400
IRS Loosens Tax Penalty for MillionsThe IRS said Friday that because of changes and confusion caused by the new Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, it will penalize fewer taxpayers who didn't withhold enough federal taxes in 2018. Before the ru...
10 deals you don’t want to miss on Sunday: Bose sound bar, Philips Hue bulbs, true wireless earbuds, more
Sun, 24 Mar 2019 07:37:18 -0400
10 deals you don’t want to miss on Sunday: Bose sound bar, Philips Hue bulbs, true wireless earbuds, moreWe've got another great roundup of daily deals to help you enjoy what's left of your weekend, and the stars of the show are definitely white Philips Hue LED bulbs for $12 a piece and $15 off color Philips Hue LED bulbs. Other top deals on Sunday include a rare chance to save on 12-month PlayStation Plus membership codes, the best fast wireless charging pad we've ever tested for only $13.29, an extra 10% off a compact Bose sound bar that's already surprisingly affordable, all-time low prices on lightning-fast Samsung EVO microSD cards in two different sizes, Anker's best true-wireless earphones at their lowest price yet, $250 off a powerful Dell laptop when you buy a refurb, and more. Check out all of today's top deals below.
The Latest: Pence claims total vindication in Mueller report
Sun, 24 Mar 2019 20:33:08 -0400
The Latest: Pence claims total vindication in Mueller reportWASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and the special counsel's Russia investigation. (all times Eastern time):
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Secretary DeVos Issues Statement on President Trump's Higher Education Executive Order
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 16:24:28 EDT
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos released the following statement today on President Trump's Executive Order on "Improving Free Inquiry, Transparency, and Accountability at Colleges and Universities":
Secretary DeVos Issues Statement on Higher Education Act Reform Principles Introduced During National Council for the American Worker Meeting
Mon, 18 Mar 2019 16:51:21 EDT
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos released the following statement on the Administration's Higher Education Act reform principles released during today's meeting of the National Council for the American Worker:
U.S. Department of Education Finds ESEA Restriction on Religious Organizations Unconstitutional, Will No Longer Enforce
Mon, 11 Mar 2019 15:21:35 EDT
WASHINGTON—U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced today at the Council for American Private Education (CAPE) State Directors Annual Meeting that the Department will no longer enforce a restriction barring religious organizations from serving as contract providers of equitable services solely due to their religious affiliation.
President's Budget Expands Education Freedom, Supports Teachers, Protects Vulnerable Students
Mon, 11 Mar 2019 12:23:03 EDT
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Education today released the Administration's budget request for the 2020 fiscal year. This budget reflects the Administration's continued commitment to expanding education freedom, protecting our nation's most vulnerable students, ensuring school safety and returning power over education decisions to those closest to students.
Secretary DeVos Names Mark A. Brown the New Chief Operating Officer of FSA
Mon, 04 Mar 2019 12:43:32 EST
WASHINGTON - U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced today Mark A. Brown has been appointed chief operating officer of Federal Student Aid (FSA).
5 Tips to Encourage Reading at Home
Fri, 01 Mar 2019 16:06:09 EST
“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss, captured the essence and importance of reading with this simple quote. Whether it is learning the art of how to read or reading to learn important information,Continue Reading
6 Things to Know about the Education Freedom Scholarships
Thu, 28 Feb 2019 16:00:24 EST
This proposal would empower students and families to choose the best education setting for them – regardless of where they live, how much they make, and how they learn. Here are 6 things you should know about Education Freedom Scholarships: 1.) This proposal would drive a historic voluntary investment in America’s students and our future.Continue Reading
Trump Administration Unveils Plan for Historic Investment in America's Students through Education Freedom Scholarships
Thu, 28 Feb 2019 11:35:21 EST
WASHINGTON—Today, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, along with U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and U.S. Rep. Bradley Byrne (R-AL), unveiled Education Freedom Scholarships (EFS), the Trump Administration's key proposal to expand and improve the education options available to students across the country. The policy will make a historic investment in America's students, injecting up to $5 billion yearly into locally controlled scholarship programs that empower students to choose the learning environment and style that best meets their unique needs.
Prepared Remarks by Secretary DeVos at the unveiling of the Education Freedom Scholarships proposal
Thu, 28 Feb 2019 10:11:40 EST
Thank you, Walter Blanks, for that kind introduction. And thanks for sharing your story with us this morning. Stories like yours and Denisha Merriweather's touch my heart every time I hear them, and they keep me motivated every day. I know each of you has an inspiring story, too!You are growing up in a place and Walter and Denisha were fortunate to live in places that offer more education opportunities for students and their families. So many other students across our country aren't so lucky.
2 Years Was the Path For Me in CTE
Tue, 26 Feb 2019 19:13:37 EST
There are many young adults who find it very difficult to identify their career passion and explore how to turn that passion into a successful career. That was me, until I discovered my high school’s Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) program. This program helped me discover my passion for Culinary Arts. My culinary class wasContinue Reading
How I Found My Passion Through CTE
Tue, 19 Feb 2019 18:24:41 EST
It was during my freshman year of high school when I first realized that STEM was not the career pathway I wanted to pursue. While I understood the importance of a strong foundation in STEM fundamentals, my real passion was business. My story starts my freshman year of high school in Pharr, a south TexasContinue Reading
U.S. Department of Education Acts on School Safety Report Recommendation to Improve Understanding of Student Privacy Law
Tue, 12 Feb 2019 12:47:09 EST
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Education today released a comprehensive set of frequently asked questions (FAQs) on schools’ and districts’ responsibilities under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) in the context of school safety.
5 Ways Agricultural Education and FFA Shape Students’ Futures
Fri, 08 Feb 2019 14:53:24 EST
Agricultural education and FFA have long been essential parts of our nation’s career and technical education system. It’s only fitting during National CTE Month to celebrate how FFA and agricultural education play a crucial role in defining a student’s path toward new and significant achievements. One of the best lenses to look through to seeContinue Reading
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos: President Right to Call for Expanded Education Freedom
Tue, 05 Feb 2019 22:38:58 EST
In tonight's State of the Union Address, President Donald J. Trump reaffirmed his commitment to expanding education freedom and empowering every student with opportunities to learn where and how works best. U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos released the following statement on the President's remarks:
Career Pathways, Post-Secondary Options…Call on the Experts
Tue, 05 Feb 2019 15:27:38 EST
We call in the experts when we need brake service on our car, electrical work in our home, or tax planning for our future. The experts who our students can turn to about career pathways and post-secondary options are in our schools, poised to guide, advocate for, and support students on their journey. They areContinue Reading
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