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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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51 attorneys general call on Betsy DeVos to cancel up to 42,000 disabled veterans' student debts
Sat, 25 May 2019 14:58:13 -0400
51 attorneys general call on Betsy DeVos to cancel up to 42,000 disabled veterans' student debts"As a nation, we have a moral obligation to assist those who have put their lives on the line to defend us,"  the attorneys general wrote.
Missing yoga teacher found alive two weeks after disappearing in Hawaii forest
Sat, 25 May 2019 05:57:31 -0400
Missing yoga teacher found alive two weeks after disappearing in Hawaii forestA yoga instructor who had been missing in a Hawaiian forest for more than two weeks has been found alive.Amanda Eller, 35, was last seen early on the morning of 8 May as she set off on a hike in the Makawao Forest Reserve trail on Maui island.Rescuers found her safe and in remarkably good condition after a helicopter team spotted her waving from the stream bed of a ravine around 5pm on Friday.Ms Eller’s friends and volunteers who joined the 17-day search said she had lost her shoes in the jungle and was suffering from sunburn, but otherwise had no other injuries. The physical therapist had survived on water and local plants, one said.“She was very alert, she knew her father’s phone number, she knew who she was, where she was, knew exactly how long she had been out there,” her friend Chris Berquist told ABC News. “I’ve never felt something quite that overpowering.”Ms Eller was able to call her father from the helicopter that lifted her out of the ravine and took her to Maui Memorial Hospital to be checked over.The woman’s family – who had feared she could have been “intercepted” by someone after she disappeared – had raised the reward for finding her from $10,000 to $50,000 only hours before she was found.Hundreds of volunteers, including many experienced hikers, had joined the effort to locate the missing yoga teacher – originally from the US state of Maryland but living and working in Hawaii. Police dogs and drones had been used to scour the forest.Ms Eller was last seen by her boyfriend Benjamin Konkol before she set off on a morning hike without her phone. He told ABC News last week that evidence suggested “she’s definitely still here, we just haven’t found her yet”.Her mother Julia said: “I do firmly believe that Amanda is still alive, but occasionally those doubts creep in and I try to dispel them as I can.”Hawaiian authorities also released surveillance footage last week showing Ms Eller at the Ha’iku Post Office and a local store on the morning she went missing. Police found her white Toyota RAV4 in the parking lot of the forest trail soon after she was declared missing.Although it is not yet known how she came to get stuck in the ravine, Mr Berquist said the spot where she was finally found was “way off the beaten track”.He said: “She was not injured. She has a little bit of exposure from the sun, a little bit of sunburn. She lost her shoes a few days in. But no injuries.”
Germany in push to resurrect Afghan talks with Taliban
Sun, 26 May 2019 07:00:38 -0400
Germany in push to resurrect Afghan talks with TalibanWhile the Taliban have been talking with U.S. officials since October about a withdrawal of international troops, they have so far refused formal talks with the Western-backed government, which they dismiss as a "puppet" regime. Berlin's special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, Markus Potzel, has visited Kabul for talks with the Afghan government and met Taliban officials in Doha at least twice this month. "The current chance for a process towards a more peaceful Afghanistan should not be missed.
US sanctions on Iran felt in Iraqi Shiite tourist districts
Sun, 26 May 2019 05:53:43 -0400
US sanctions on Iran felt in Iraqi Shiite tourist districtsBAGHDAD (AP) — For years, Karar Hussein has sold sweets in his shop near the entrance to one of Shiite Islam's holiest shrines, accepting whatever currency was offered to him by his clients, many of them religious tourists from neighboring Iran. But lately, when Iranian pilgrims ask about prices, he tells them he can only sell if they pay in Iraqi currency. They often walk out, disappointed.
Eating Way Too Much Rice Almost Doomed Japan's Imperial Navy
Sun, 26 May 2019 00:30:00 -0400
Eating Way Too Much Rice Almost Doomed Japan's Imperial NavyAfter the war, the Emergency Beriberi Investigative Committee investigated the disease’s devastation of Japanese ranks. Worried about the composition of the committee and fully aware of Takaki’s success, the emperor stepped in. “The army’s beriberi problem can be effectively prevented if the army provides a staple of barley and rice,” the emperor stated.In August 1882 in Incheon Bay near Seoul, four Japanese warships were locked in a tense stand-off with two Chinese warships that had brought troops to quell a revolt on the Korean peninsula.On paper, the Japanese flotilla outnumbered the Chinese, but the hulls of the Japanese ships hid a deadly secret. Less than half of their crews could man their stations.The Korean peninsula erupted into conflict on July 23. A soldiers’ protest against ill treatment, unpaid wages and poor provisions turned into widespread mutiny. Ousted from power, the former regent of the king set the mutineers upon the government—and against the Japanese advisers working to modernize the Korean army.
Battered EU centre holds off populist surge in vote
Mon, 27 May 2019 00:24:55 -0400
Battered EU centre holds off populist surge in voteEurope's mainstream political parties took a hit in elections on Sunday but held off a strong surge by the populist right of Marine Le Pen, Matteo Salvini and Nigel Farage. In one of the world's biggest democratic votes, the main centre-right and centre-left groups lost their combined majority in the European Parliament in the face of a challenge by eurosceptic and nationalist forces. The symbolic clash of the campaign saw French far-right leader Le Pen's National Rally on course to come in just ahead of President Emmanuel Macron's centrist movement, damaging his drive for deeper European integration.
Violence and disruption against abortion clinics at highest rates since 1999
Sat, 25 May 2019 12:16:00 -0400
Violence and disruption against abortion clinics at highest rates since 1999Violence and disruption against abortion clinics in the US increased to its highest levels since the 1990s last year, a report by the National Abortion Federation has found.The increase in violence was attributed, at least in part, to president Donald Trump and his administration’s rhetoric.The report noted a significant increase in obstruction, vandalism, and trespassing, with 1,135 incidents of trespassing recorded in 2018 - the most since the NAF began tracking the crime in 1999.There were also 3,038 instances of obstruction, a 78 per cent increase compared to the previous year, and nearly 100,000 instances of picketing.“Anti-choice individuals and groups have been emboldened by the rhetoric of president Trump, vice president Pence, and other elected officials and we are seeing this play out in more instances of activities meant to intimidate abortion providers and disrupt patient services,” said Dr Katherine Hancock Ragsdale, who serves as interim president and CEO of NAF.She added: “Demonising health care providers and women who rely on them for abortion care has become one of the go-to tactics for anti-choice politicians. Those lies have consequences and it is not the anti-choice politicians who are facing those consequences; it is those who are denied abortion care and the providers targeted by threats, harassment, and violence who are. It is time for the demonizing of abortion providers and their patients to end.“Given the political climate and the increase in hate incidents throughout the country, it is more important than ever that law enforcement and prosecutors appropriately respond to anti-abortion criminal activity.”The study did note a decrease in stalking, burglary, assault, and battery against abortion providers.It comes during a fresh wave of anti-abortion legislation such as the Alabama abortion ban, which is currently being contested in a lawsuit from the American Civil Liberties Union and Planned Parenthood, and “heartbeat bills” which ban elective abortion after a foetal heartbeat is detectable.As a foetal heartbeat is first detectable at six weeks - a point where many pregnant people may not even know they are pregnant - these initiatives are seen as a back-door abortion ban and are also being contested in court. Politicians in support of banning abortion hope these cases will rise to the Supreme Court of the United States and lead to an overturning of Roe V Wade, which set the precedent for elective abortion until the end of the second trimester in the US.
Hogan Gidley challenges Democrats to produce evidence of a 'cover-up'
Sat, 25 May 2019 21:45:22 -0400
Hogan Gidley challenges Democrats to produce evidence of a 'cover-up'White House deputy press secretary Hogan Gidley responds to accusations from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
Police hunt suspect after explosion in French city of Lyon
Sat, 25 May 2019 11:06:44 -0400
Police hunt suspect after explosion in French city of LyonLYON, France (AP) — French police on Saturday hunted a suspect believed to have deposited a paper bag containing a device that exploded Friday, wounding 13 people on a busy pedestrian street in the city of Lyon.
RPT-Hong Kong protestors demand China be held to account for 1989 Tiananmen crackdown
Sun, 26 May 2019 08:08:20 -0400
RPT-Hong Kong protestors demand China be held to account for 1989 Tiananmen crackdownThousands of protesters marched through central Hong Kong on Sunday as part of annual demonstrations demanding that China be held accountable for its democracy crackdown in and around Tiananmen Square three decades ago. Human rights groups and witnesses say that hundreds, perhaps thousands, died in the bloodshed as Chinese tanks rolled into Tiananmen Square and soldiers fired on student-led democracy protesters, beginning on the night of June 3, 1989. The Tiananmen crackdown is a taboo subject in China and authorities have refused to accept full accountability or release the death toll.
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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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