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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.
New qualifications to boost teacher career progression
Wed, 17 Jul 2019 13:40:32 GMT
New teacher qualifications will support those who want to progress their careers in non-leadership roles.
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.
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.
University of East Anglia student raps 10,000-word dissertation
Wed, 17 Jul 2019 14:15:46 GMT
Hip-hop lover Nicholas Uzoka was given permission to rap instead of write his final coursework.
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.
Claire McVey died from the human form of mad cow disease vCJD
Wed, 10 Jul 2019 23:18:32 GMT
Annie McVey’s teenage daughter died in 2000 from the human form of mad cow disease, vCJD (variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease).
Football team helps bereaved dads cope with baby loss
Tue, 09 Jul 2019 23:14:10 GMT
Sands United FC was started by the stillbirth charity to help men talk about loss and commemorate their children.
'Holiday poverty' and the kids trying to stop it
Mon, 08 Jul 2019 23:25:16 GMT
Children at an animation club have come up with a manifesto to help disadvantaged kids during holidays.
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Judge: Michael Cohen campaign finance probe over
Wed, 17 Jul 2019 18:08:49 -0400
Judge: Michael Cohen campaign finance probe overFederal prosecutors have told a judge in New York they have concluded their investigation into campaign finance crimes committed by President Donald Trump's former lawyer, Michael Cohen. The closure of the case is the strongest suggestion yet that federal prosecutors have decided not to bring criminal charges against anyone besides Cohen in the scheme to use hush-money payments to protect Trump's reputation during the 2016 presidential campaign.
'Dangerous': Air Force responds to plans to 'storm Area 51' and 'see them aliens'
Tue, 16 Jul 2019 14:39:14 -0400
'Dangerous': Air Force responds to plans to 'storm Area 51' and 'see them aliens'As more than a million people on Facebook say they're "going" to a joke event to "storm Area 51," the U.S. military has responded to the plans.
US confirms Turkey blocked from F-35 program after Russian missile purchase
Wed, 17 Jul 2019 15:06:00 -0400
US confirms Turkey blocked from F-35 program after Russian missile purchaseThe White House confirmed Wednesday that Turkey would no longer be permitted to take part in NATO's F-35 stealth fighter jet program after it purchased a Russian missile defense system. "Unfortunately, Turkey's decision to purchase Russian S-400 air defense systems renders its continued involvement with the F-35 impossible," White House spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham said in a statement. The US-made F-35 Joint Strike Fighter "cannot coexist with a Russian intelligence collection platform that will be used to learn about its advanced capabilities," she said.
Iran Loves This: The Royal Navy Doesn’t Have Enough Ships to Patrol Persian Gulf
Tue, 16 Jul 2019 08:22:46 -0400
Iran Loves This: The Royal Navy Doesn’t Have Enough Ships to Patrol Persian GulfThe Royal Navy plans briefly to double its number of warships in the Persian Gulf following an attempted attack by Iranian forces on a British oil tanker on June 20, 2019.But the temporary increase in British warships in the region, from one to two, underscores just how few ships the Royal Navy can deploy even in an emergency.Iranian boats tried to “impede” the British oil tanker near the Strait of Hormuz, the BBC reported. HMS Montrose, a Type 23 frigate, “was forced to move between the three boats and the tanker,” according to the BBC.The British government claimed the attacking boats belonged to the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps militia. The IRGC also allegedly was behind several recent bomb attacks targeting oil tankers in the Gulf and surrounding waters.Tensions have escalated in the Middle East following U.S. president Donald Trump decision unilaterally to withdraw the United States from the 2015 deal limiting Iran’s nuclear program. After Trump restored economic sanctions, Tehran resumed stockpiling uranium.The July 2019 tanker incident compelled the Royal Navy to accelerate by several weeks a planned deployment to the Gulf by the Type 45 destroyer HMS Duncan. Montrose and Duncan together will patrol the Persian Gulf before Montrose returns to U.K. waters for maintenance.Duncan sailed south through the Bosphorus on July 13, 2019. The destroyer had been in the Black Sea region for NATO exercises.
Italian, U.S. police make arrests as Mafia clan looks to regroup
Wed, 17 Jul 2019 05:06:07 -0400
Italian, U.S. police make arrests as Mafia clan looks to regroupItalian and U.S. police have launched a coordinated crackdown against major crime families who were looking to rebuild their Mafia powerbase in Sicily, Italian investigators said on Wednesday. More than 200 police, including officers from the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), have been carrying out 19 arrest warrants since dawn targeting the Inzerillo clan in Sicily's capital Palermo and the New York-based Gambino family. Sicily's organised crime group, known as 'Cosa Nostra' (Our Thing), has been in a state of flux since the death of the feared boss of bosses Salvatore "Toto" Riina, who died in prison in 2017 after spending almost a quarter of century behind bars.
Susan Rice Calls Chinese Diplomat a ‘Racist Disgrace’ on Twitter
Mon, 15 Jul 2019 22:44:28 -0400
Susan Rice Calls Chinese Diplomat a ‘Racist Disgrace’ on Twitter(Bloomberg) -- Sign up for Next China, a weekly email on where the nation stands now and where it's going next.Former U.S. National Security Advisor Susan Rice sparred with a senior Chinese diplomat on Twitter in an unusual and heated dispute over race in Washington.In a series of Tweets apparently aimed at making a broader point about diplomatic divisions over the mass detention of Muslims in China’s Xinjiang province, Lijian Zhao, a diplomat posted in Islamabad, said on Sunday that if “you’re in Washington, D.C., you know the white never go” to the southeastern part of the U.S. capital.“You are a racist disgrace. And shockingly ignorant too,” Rice told Zhao on Twitter. Likely assuming that Zhao was posted in China’s mission in Washington, she then addressed her next comment to China’s ambassador to the U.S., Cui Tiankai. “Ambassador Cui, I expect better of you and your team. Please do the right thing and send him home.”Zhao, who is deputy chief of mission at the Chinese embassy in Pakistan’s capital, is often vocal on Twitter against critics of China’s infrastructure-building projects in Pakistan and other parts of Asia. Beijing has invested tens of billions of dollars in Pakistan, whose leader Imran Khan has previously dodged questions about the issue.‘Shockingly Ignorant’“You are such a disgrace, too. And shockingly ignorant, too. I am based in Islamabad. Truth hurts. I am simply telling the truth,” Zhao fired back at Rice on Monday. “To label someone who speak the truth that you don’t want to hear a racist, is disgraceful & disgusting.”Read More: How China Is Defending Its Detention of Muslims to the WorldZhao didn’t immediately respond to phone calls, an email and a direct message on Twitter seeking comment.In a string of messages that appeared aimed at highlighting U.S. hypocrisy on human rights, Zhao referred to everything from income inequality and school shootings in the U.S. to immigration officers separating children from parents.He tweeted a list of mostly-Western nations that condemned China for its actions in Xinjiang as well as a separate list of other countries -- including Pakistan, Cuba, Tajikistan and Nigeria -- that wrote a joint letter to the United Nations supporting Beijing, which Zhao called “a big slap on the face of U.S. & its western cohorts.”Outspoken DiplomatsChina’s diplomats have become increasingly vocal and outspoken. This month, China’s ambassador to London, Liu Xiaoming, gave a rare televised statement accusing the British government of meddling in Hong Kong, the scene of mass protests against Beijing’s rule.Earlier this year, China’s envoy to Canada publicly accused his hosts of “white supremacy,” while the country’s chief envoy in South Africa said President Donald Trump’s policies were making the U.S. “the enemy of the whole world.”Asked about the Twitter dispute on Monday, China’s foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang didn’t comment directly.“I don’t know the specific situation,” he said. However, he added, “we resolutely oppose the interference of the U.S. and individual Western countries in interfering in China’s internal affairs with the Xinjiang issue.”To contact the reporters on this story: Iain Marlow in New Delhi at;Dandan Li in Beijing at dli395@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Brendan Scott at, Chris Kay, Gregory TurkFor more articles like this, please visit us at©2019 Bloomberg L.P.
Investigators 'discover mysterious 200lb load' on board MH370 after take-off
Tue, 16 Jul 2019 12:55:40 -0400
Investigators 'discover mysterious 200lb load' on board MH370 after take-offInvestigators looking into the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 have discovered a “mysterious 200lb load” added to the flight list after take-off, according to an engineer whose wife and two children were on board. Ghyslain Wattrelos said the cargo was revealed in a report on the passengers and baggage by French investigators. Mr Wattrelos, who believes the flight was deliberately downed, told Le Parisien newspaper: “It was also learned that a mysterious load of 89 kilos was added to the flight list after take-off. A container was also overloaded, without anyone knowing why. It may be incompetence or manipulation. Everything is possible. This will be part of the questions for the Malaysians.” MH370 became one of the world’s greatest aviation mysteries when it vanished with 239 people on board en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing on March 8, 2014. French investigators who examined flight data at Boeing’s headquarters in Seattle believe that the pilot was in control of the airliner “right up to the end”.  A modern mystery | Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 Mr Wattrelos said the investigators told him the data “lends weight” to the theory that the pilot crashed into the sea in a murder-suicide, although they stressed that there was no proof. The investigators expect it to take up to a year to examine the data fully. However, some experts believe a hijack by a stowaway is a possibility and the mysterious load could lend credence to the theory. Tim Termini, an aviation security specialist, told Channel 5 earlier this month: “It’s highly likely that a hijack took place and again, there’s four options for the hijack. "One is the hijack of the aircraft through a crew member. The second is a hijack coming from a passenger. A third option, which is a fairly unusual one, would be a stowaway. And then of course the fourth option is an electrical takeover of the aircraft from a ground-based station.” Mr Wattrelos, 54, who has led a campaign to find out what happened to the flight, acknowledged that “there is a risk that I may never learn the full truth.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings.
Buzz Aldrin explains why Neil Armstrong was the first person on the moon
Tue, 16 Jul 2019 09:14:27 -0400
Buzz Aldrin explains why Neil Armstrong was the first person on the moonJuly 20, 2019, is the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing when American astronaut Neil Armstrong became the first person ever to plant boots on the dusty lunar surface. Buzz Aldrin followed about 20 minutes later.
How Kim Jong Un Got Mercedes-Benz Pullman Limos Home to North Korea
Tue, 16 Jul 2019 18:30:00 -0400
How Kim Jong Un Got Mercedes-Benz Pullman Limos Home to North KoreaResearchers tracked the luxury cars all the way from the Netherlands, in apparent defiance of sanctions.
Man arrested in slaying of 75-year-old community activist
Tue, 16 Jul 2019 18:22:50 -0400
Man arrested in slaying of 75-year-old community activistThe suspect in the slaying of a community leader who founded Baton Rouge's African American history museum was a tenant who owed her back rent, authorities said Tuesday. Ronn Jermaine Bell, 38, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of first-degree murder, city Police Chief Murphy J. Paul told news reporters. Bell is being held in the East Baton Rouge Parish jail.
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Georgia and North Carolina Become Latest States to Test New Ways to Assess Student Achievement
Wed, 17 Jul 2019 09:05:31 EDT
WASHINGTON—U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos has approved two additional states to assess student achievement in new, creative ways. Georgia and North Carolina will take part in the innovative assessments pilot program, part of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), during the 2019-2020 school year.
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
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