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GCHQ sets up all-female cyber-training classes
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 01:02:43 GMT
The UK's intelligence services say there are too few young women working in cyber-security.
London state school secures 41 Oxbridge offers
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 02:21:19 GMT
A school in one of London's poorest boroughs aims to send 41 students to Oxford or Cambridge this year.
Ofsted pledges new ranking for schools in tough areas
Wed, 16 Jan 2019 01:07:14 GMT
Inspectors to focus on good teaching and a broad curriculum alongside results, says Ofsted.
Rich students save by paying fees up front
Tue, 15 Jan 2019 12:43:04 GMT
About 10% of students pay tuition fees in England without a loan - with claims this helps the wealthiest.
University switches off social media to help student well-being
Tue, 15 Jan 2019 11:04:45 GMT
A university is switching off its social media channels to promote a healthier online culture.
Liverpool University Chinese cheating email 'racist'
Wed, 16 Jan 2019 16:27:37 GMT
Liverpool University apologises after suggesting Chinese students didn't know what cheating was.
Birkenhead school's meal threat angers parents
Tue, 15 Jan 2019 16:15:26 GMT
Parents who owe money for school dinners have been told their children will be given toast or bread.
School starts £20k crowdfunding bid to help ease budget cuts
Tue, 15 Jan 2019 06:00:53 GMT
The head teacher says some fundraising will pay for maintenance as its central budget is being "squeezed".
Cambridge University 1908 suffrage banners recreated
Tue, 15 Jan 2019 00:41:37 GMT
A costume designer spent a year researching materials and techniques used in the original 1908 banner.
University offers 'should be made after results day', say lecturers
Mon, 14 Jan 2019 14:50:37 GMT
The change could mean the end of unconditional offers and the "chaotic" clearing system, lecturers say.
Overstretched 'sandwich carers' trying to help parents and children
Mon, 14 Jan 2019 14:35:25 GMT
Carers looking after elderly parents and children face depression and stress.
Schools facing 'financial cliff edge'
Fri, 11 Jan 2019 17:29:55 GMT
Almost a third of local authority secondary schools in England are in debt, a study suggests.
Inside the hidden world of Britain's Hasidic ultra-Orthodox Jews
Mon, 14 Jan 2019 09:09:49 GMT
Izzy Posen describes what life is like inside one of the UK's most secluded religious communities.
'I went to Oxford with undiagnosed TB'
Fri, 11 Jan 2019 00:03:53 GMT
Tilly Rose challenges people's pre-conceived ideas about her and helps others get a university place.
South African maths whizz answers complex arithmetic questions in seconds
Wed, 09 Jan 2019 00:09:26 GMT
Sibahle Zwane is only 10, but his maths skills have made him an internet sensation in South Africa.
Healthy eating: What is a correct food portion?
Mon, 14 Jan 2019 00:06:47 GMT
British Nutrition Foundation launches new "handy" guide to stop people cooking and eating too much.
A teacher's story: Eat. Sleep. Teach. Repeat.
Fri, 04 Jan 2019 00:14:08 GMT
One teacher tells her story of how classroom stress led her to have a mental breakdown.
Snow excuses: E-learning on snow days
Wed, 16 Jan 2019 00:15:39 GMT
Winter weather at least meant a day off school. But now technology is threatening to keep pupils studying.
Making better use of 'surgeons flipping burgers'
Wed, 09 Jan 2019 00:05:41 GMT
The UN wants a better system for recognising the qualifications and work skills of migrants.
Wooden clothes on recycled Christmas list
Wed, 19 Dec 2018 00:15:39 GMT
A university in Finland has invented a process to turn waste wood into material for clothing.
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Bid to keep U.S. sanctions on Russia's Rusal fails in Senate
Wed, 16 Jan 2019 21:57:07 -0500
Bid to keep U.S. sanctions on Russia's Rusal fails in SenateSenators voted 57-42 to end debate on the measure, as 11 of Trump's fellow Republicans broke from party leaders to join Democrats in favor of the resolution, amid questions about Trump's relationship with Russian President Vladimir Putin. To keep the administration from lifting the sanctions, the measure must pass both the House and Senate and muster the two-thirds majority needed in both chambers to override an expected Trump veto. Many members of Congress have been questioning the U.S. Treasury Department's decision in December to ease sanctions imposed in April on the core businesses of Deripaska - Rusal, its parent, En+ , and power firm EuroSibEnergo - watering down the toughest penalties imposed on Russian entities since Moscow's 2014 annexation of Crimea from Ukraine.
Kenya attack: At least six killed in Nairobi hotel complex terror siege
Tue, 15 Jan 2019 23:29:21 -0500
Kenya attack: At least six killed in Nairobi hotel complex terror siegeIslamist terrorists detonated explosives and fired automatic weapons as they mounted a deadly attack on a hotel and business complex frequented by Westerners in Nairobi on Tuesday. Six people have been confirmed killed in the attack, while a Kenyan police officer told reporters 15 bodies had been taken to the mortuary. A mortuary worker added that identification papers indicated that 11 were Kenyan, one was American and one was British, while the other two did not have documents on them. Nationalities of the dead remain unconfirmed. Hundreds more remained trapped inside buildings  16 hours after the attack began. Local security forces freed scores of civilians as they fought their way into the grounds of 14 Riverside, a compound housing a hotel, restaurant, bars and office blocks in the city’s Westlands district.  But the reported six gunmen were still in control of parts of the five-star Dusit Hotel, part of a Thai-owned international chain that appeared to be the chief target of the attackers. The Somali militant group al-Shabaab, which has longstanding ties to al-Qaeda, claimed credit for the attack, revisiting the city in which they killed 67 people during an attack on the Westgate shopping mall in 2013. Cars are seen on fire at the scene of explosions and gunshots in Nairobi Credit: REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya Just as at Westgate, barely a mile way, this was a carefully chosen target designed to bring terror to one of the prosperous parts of an increasingly prosperous city and target Westerners and rich Kenyans alike. Several multinational firms, from America’s Colgate Palmolive to the German chemical giant BASF housed their local headquarters at 14 Riverside. Several British firms were also based there, the consultancy groups Control Risks and Adam Smith International among them. From the outset it was clear that this was a highly sophisticated attack. A suicide bomber blew himself up close to the entrance as two vehicles carrying the attackers breached a security barrier, regarded as one of the most efficient in Nairobi, at the entrance to the complex. Some of the attackers, lobbing grenades and firing automatic rifles, reportedly killed several people at the Secret Garden restaurant, a spot popular for business meetings close to the restaurant, before continuing on to the Dusit hotel.  “There was a big bang and then a lot of gunfire, up to 100 shots or more,” said Philip Coulson, a lawyer working in a nearby office block. “Later, I saw people fleeing and others being carried out with looks of pain or anguish on their face.” Terrified office workers in the complex’s five blocks, said to house more than 1,000 employees, hid under desks and barricaded doors. Others, caught in the open, ran frantically for cover.  “Run, run!” one man shouted from behind a low wall as colleagues stumbled on lawns and crawled along the ground in a desperate bid for safety as shots rang out. “Down! Down!” Extremists launched a deadly attack on a luxury hotel in Kenya's capital  Credit: AP Photo/Brian Inganga Kenya’s security forces earned an ignominious reputation during the Westgate attack, after army units were accused of opening fire on their police colleagues, killing the officer in charge and then embarking on a looting spree. But this time, the initial response appeared more professional and coordinated. Army and police units, assisted by emergency crews, were quick to seal off the perimeter and rescue people from the office blocks, at least some of which appeared to be ignored by the attackers. Many were rescued within hours, fleeing under armed guard with their hands in the air before streaming in their scores across a footbridge to the safety of a nearby university campus. Everywhere signs of extreme emotion were visible. Shaking and often weeping, some survivors — mostly Kenyan, but some Westerners too — embraced anxious relatives waiting outside the police cordon. Others sank to the ground and gave thanks to God. Security forces at the scene in Nairobi Credit: AP Photo/Ben Curtis “After the first blast, after we saw the restaurant had been blown up, we ran and hid under tables,” said Elizabeth Maina, an employee at AC Nielsen, an American global research firm housed in the Belgravia building close to the entrance. “There was shooting everywhere. We called and sent messages to the police. After an hour, we saw men in uniforms and plain clothes enter the room. They shouted ‘police, police’ and led us out.” Workers in office blocks, with plenty of hiding places and lockable doors, were always more likely to survive. Those in the hotel, whose foyer opens out onto a restaurant, bar and swimming pool, would have had much less of a chance — as their attackers surely knew. Just how high the death toll could be is unlikely to become clear until the attack is over, although witnesses said they saw at least five bodies and reported body parts strewn on the ground outside the hotel. “There was no time to count the dead but it is true that there are people who have died,” said one police officer involved in the operation. A woman is reunited with her family after her evacuation from DusitD2 compound Credit: YASUYOSHI CHIBA/AFP/Getty Images Kenya has long been in al-Shabaab’s sights, even before it sent troops across the border into Somalia in 2011 in an attempt to root out the militants behind the abductions of Western tourists on the Kenyan coast, Britons among them.  In 1998, an al Qaeda attack, which involved a number of Somalis, on the American embassy in Nairobi killed more than 200 people. The number of attacks soared after 2011.  Westgate aside, 147 students were killed in an attack on a university in the northern town in Garissa in 2015 while scores more had previously died when suspected al Shabaab militants struck at villages on the northern Kenyan coast. Improved intelligence, aided by tactical and training support from Britain, has seen a halt to large-scale attacks since 2015, although often deadly ambushes on Kenyan forces near the Somali border remain frequent. Despite mounting domestic opposition and al-Shabaab attacks on their bases, Kenyan forces remain in Somalia. The attack on 14 Riverside came on the third anniversary of an al-Shabaab attack on a Kenyan military base in the Somali town of El Adde. Kenya has refused to release details of the death toll, but analysts say they believe more than 140 Kenyan soldiers were killed.
'We're going to electrify the F-Series,' Ford exec says
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 10:19:59 -0500
'We're going to electrify the F-Series,' Ford exec saysFord F-150 and Super Duty surprises are in the works as Ford executives lay out plans for strengthening the company.
New York's Gillibrand Takes First Step Toward Presidential Race
Tue, 15 Jan 2019 18:43:57 -0500
New York's Gillibrand Takes First Step Toward Presidential RaceGillibrand plans to make stops this weekend in Iowa, where caucuses a little more than a year from now will mark the start of the nominating race. Gillibrand has positioned herself as a leader of the #MeToo movement. “I’ll fight for other people’s kids as hard as I would fight for my own, which is why I believe health care should be a right and not a privilege,” Gillibrand said, listing her reasons for running.
Los Angeles teachers strike for second day as mayor seeks to restart talks
Wed, 16 Jan 2019 00:16:46 -0500
Los Angeles teachers strike for second day as mayor seeks to restart talksSome 30,000 Los Angeles teachers on strike for higher pay, smaller classes and more staff walked picket lines in the rain for a second day on Tuesday as Mayor Eric Garcetti embraced their cause while trying to nudge the two sides back to the bargaining table. The walkout, with teachers garbed mostly in red braving two days of rainy weather to stage mass rallies downtown, has shattered 30 years of labor peace by Los Angeles teachers but has not completely idled schools.
Falling tree kills man as storm lashes California
Wed, 16 Jan 2019 23:43:46 -0500
Falling tree kills man as storm lashes CaliforniaSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A falling tree killed a man in Oakland on Wednesday as a powerful storm lashed Northern California with high winds and rain, authorities said.
See the New 2019 McLaren 600LT Spider in Photos
Wed, 16 Jan 2019 07:58:00 -0500
See the New 2019 McLaren 600LT Spider in Photos
Sears, Kmart may survive: Eddie Lampert wins Chapter 11 bankruptcy auction
Wed, 16 Jan 2019 14:43:42 -0500
Sears, Kmart may survive: Eddie Lampert wins Chapter 11 bankruptcy auctionSears Holdings could escape its brush with annihilation after the retailer's chairman and largest investor prevailed in an auction.
Procter & Gamble’s Toxic Sanctimony
Wed, 16 Jan 2019 06:30:40 -0500
Procter & Gamble’s Toxic SanctimonyRecognized around the world as a symbol of manly civility for more than a century, Gillette will now be remembered as the company that did itself in by sacrificing a massive consumer base at the altar of progressivism. In case you hadn’t seen or heard: Parent company Procter & Gamble launched a Gillette ad campaign blanket-demonizing men as ogres and bullies. At home and at work, in the boardroom, on the playground, and even while barbecuing in the backyard, Gillette sees nothing but testosterone-driven trouble.
'Indefensible.' Why Republicans Finally Condemned Steve King
Tue, 15 Jan 2019 22:09:04 -0500
'Indefensible.' Why Republicans Finally Condemned Steve KingWhen Rep. Steve King wondered aloud when white supremacy became offensive, he crossed a line for many in the Republican Party.
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Combating Substance Abuse in Schools
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 18:15:28 EST
U.S. Department of Education Announces Initiative to Address the Inappropriate Use of Restraint and Seclusion to Protect Children with Disabilities, Ensure Compliance with Federal Laws
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 10:56:52 EST
WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced today that the U.S. Department of Education will launch an initiative to address the possible inappropriate use of restraint and seclusion in our nation’s schools. The Office for Civil Rights (OCR), in partnership with the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS), will oversee this proactive approach which will protect students with disabilities by providing technical assistance and support to schools, districts, and state education agencies, and strengthen enforcement activities.
Federal Employees: How to manage your student loans during the government shutdown
Fri, 11 Jan 2019 20:13:07 EST
Are you a federal employee impacted by the partial government shutdown? Here are some options to manage your student loans while you are furloughed or not receiving pay.
U.S. Department of Education Issues Final Audit Determination for WGU
Fri, 11 Jan 2019 18:19:53 EST
Today, the U.S. Department of Education’s Federal Student Aid (FSA) office determined Western Governors University (WGU) is indeed eligible to participate in federal student aid programs. In making its final determination, FSA reviewed carefully the Department’s Office of Inspector General’s (OIG) report, examined WGU’s records regarding interactions between students and academic staff during the year audited, and also reviewed the favorable findings of WGU’s accrediting agency regarding the institution’s academic model.
The U.S. Department of Education Announces New Hires
Tue, 08 Jan 2019 14:44:14 EST
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Education today announces the following new hires:
Time to Play and Learn: The 2019 ED Games Expo at the Kennedy Center
Thu, 03 Jan 2019 19:43:46 EST
It’s Time to Rethink Career and Technical Education
Wed, 19 Dec 2018 20:16:34 EST
Prepared Remarks by Secretary DeVos to the American Council on Education
Wed, 19 Dec 2018 10:05:47 EST
Thank you, Ted Mitchell, for that kind introduction and for hosting Diane Jones and me this morning. I'm really looking forward to our conversation, but before we begin, I want to make one thing clear: I believe American higher education is the envy of the world. Thank you for the contributions you have each made to make it so. But in order to keep it that way, there are a few challenges to address. Like all of education, higher education is due for a rethink.
10 Fun Ways to Encourage Learning this Winter Break
Tue, 18 Dec 2018 20:49:30 EST
With the holidays quickly approaching, winter break is a time of celebration and relaxation. While the time away from school provides a well-deserved break for your student(s), it also provides the opportunity for significant learning loss. Keeping your student(s) learning this holiday season can be fun and easy while ensuring they return to school both revitalized and ready for a new year of learning.Here are 10 fun ways to prevent learning loss this winter break:
Federal Commission on School Safety Releases Comprehensive Resource Guide for Keeping Students, Teachers Safe at School
Tue, 18 Dec 2018 10:11:01 EST
WASHINGTON—After months of research, visiting successful programs around the nation, and receiving testimony from experts and concerned citizens, today the Federal Commission on School Safety (Commission) released a 177-page report detailing 93 best practices and policy recommendations for improving safety at schools across the country.
Department of Education Hosts Rethink CTE Summit to Identify Opportunities for Expanding CTE Access and Impact through Perkins V
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 12:56:56 EST
WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, Assistant Secretary for Career, Technical and Adult Education Scott Stump and more than 100 stakeholders met today at the Department of Education to collaborate on ways to rethink Career and Technical Education.The Rethink CTE Summit expanded on the Department’s Rethink Education initiative and served as an implementation launch of the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (Perkins V).
#RethinkSchool: Alaska Magnet School Provides Career Readiness in District the Size of Indiana
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 20:59:31 EST
Paul Bartos knew about education in rural America after serving as a 7th grade biology teacher, assistant principal and a principal in Poplar and White Sulphur Springs, Montana.
9 Myths About the FAFSA® Form and Applying for Financial Aid
Tue, 11 Dec 2018 19:40:29 EST
#RethinkSchool: Struggling Student Discovers Path through Colorado Apprenticeship Program
Thu, 06 Dec 2018 19:53:47 EST
Sierra didn’t always dream of working in the insurance business. In fact, until recently, she didn’t even know if she’d finish high school.But with the help of a caring counselor, a local business and an innovative state effort, Sierra is now thriving in her new role as a full-time employee at Pinnacol Assurance.Her journey from struggling student to working professional began when Sierra’s counselor approached her with a new opportunity through CareerWise, a Colorado nonprofit that helps businesses recruit talent through paid apprenticeships that begin in high school.
How Computer Science Encourages Girls to Pursue STEM Careers
Tue, 04 Dec 2018 21:31:37 EST
Five years ago, I sat in front of my computer with my 7-year-old daughter and completed the Hour of Code. She absolutely loved the idea of typing something and seeing animation as a result. This was the first time she was exposed to computer science and coding.
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