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Narrow vocabulary 'hits pupils' grades'
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 23:14:20 GMT
Research suggests four out of 10 pupils in their first year of secondary have limited vocabulary.
'My teacher saved me from suicide'
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 02:10:17 GMT
Now 26, Hati Sparey-South is herself training as a teacher, determined to help today's pupils.
Should twins be taught separately?
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 11:49:22 GMT
A study suggests not - and says there should be no strict rules about separating twins at school.
Student loans interest rate to rise in line with inflation
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 12:51:04 GMT
Rates charged on student loans will go up from 6.1% to 6.3% from September.
Governors quit free school where no pupils did GCSEs
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 13:53:21 GMT
An Ofsted inspection last year rated Route 39 Academy inadequate in all areas.
Primary school places - not got what you wanted?
Mon, 16 Apr 2018 12:28:54 GMT
If the school on offer is unsuitable for some reason, there are a number of things you can do.
UK makes £212m Commonwealth education aid pledge
Tue, 17 Apr 2018 09:36:36 GMT
Theresa May tells Commonwealth leaders children should spend at least 12 years in education.
Singapore uncovers 'high-tech' exam cheating plot
Tue, 17 Apr 2018 06:46:51 GMT
The students snuck in mobile phones and wore skin-coloured earphones during their exams.
Manchester 'snack' teenager explains his viral head boy campaign video
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 22:42:12 GMT
Chilombo's comical take on running for head boy has been viewed more than a million times on Twitter.
School children quiz Nasa astronaut
Tue, 17 Apr 2018 09:46:10 GMT
Karen Nyberg, who's been to space twice, answers questions from primary school children.
Jacob says his school locked him away in a cupboard
Mon, 16 Apr 2018 00:17:31 GMT
Jacob recalls how he was repeatedly locked in a storage cupboard at school when he was five years old.
Child amputees get new sport prosthetics fund
Tue, 10 Apr 2018 23:43:10 GMT
A mother's campaign has led to government funding that gives hope to child amputees.
JK Rowling wants happy ending for orphans
Tue, 10 Apr 2018 23:15:32 GMT
The Harry Potter author is running an international campaign to stop children being isolated in poor-quality institutions.
World's poor suffer for lack of glasses
Tue, 03 Apr 2018 23:16:22 GMT
Billions of people in poorer countries are being held back by a lack of affordable glasses.
The world's toughest place to study?
Wed, 28 Mar 2018 09:20:31 GMT
In the ruins of the siege of Eastern Ghouta in Syria there are still students refusing to give up learning.
Linda Brown, centre of Brown v Board civil rights case, dies
Tue, 27 Mar 2018 00:14:15 GMT
Linda Brown was nine when she was denied entry to a white school, becoming the focus of a landmark case.
Teaching boys that 'real men' would stop rape
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 23:11:39 GMT
A project in Kenya is teaching boys how to intervene to stop sexual violence
Distraction tactics
Tue, 17 Apr 2018 23:05:31 GMT
What should parents say to teenagers who seem to be playing on their computers more than revising for exams?
Dad regrets parenthood
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 09:16:51 GMT
One father believes his friends without children tend to be the happiest.
Siblings in care
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 00:06:31 GMT
Thousands of siblings in care have been split up by councils in England and Wales, new figures suggest.
BBC Education News
Yahoo Education News
Toddler Shoots Pregnant Mom With Dad's Gun In Parking Lot
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 13:49:06 -0400
Toddler Shoots Pregnant Mom With Dad's Gun In Parking LotA 3-year-old in Indiana accidentally shot her pregnant mother, leaving the
Hero Southwest Airlines pilot Tammie Jo Shults praised after landing distressed aircraft
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 10:06:02 -0400
Hero Southwest Airlines pilot Tammie Jo Shults praised after landing distressed aircraftA Southwest Airlines pilot is being hailed as a hero after she made an
Trump Now Insists He Didn't Fire James Comey Over 'Phony Russia Investigation'
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 08:55:07 -0400
Trump Now Insists He Didn't Fire James Comey Over 'Phony Russia Investigation'WASHINGTON ― President Donald Trump on Wednesday resumed his attacks on former
State of emergency, rescues in Hawaii after severe flooding
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 12:05:01 -0400
State of emergency, rescues in Hawaii after severe floodingMore than 340 people have been airlifted to safety after nearly 30 inches of rain hit the Hawaiian island of Kauai, with another storm on its way.
All over the world! Couple capture their global dip-kisses at landmark locations
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 13:04:48 -0400
All over the world! Couple capture their global dip-kisses at landmark locationsRob and Joli Switzer go on a minimum of four international holidays per year to ensure that they get their unique dip-kiss photograph.
Fresno State professor under fire for celebrating death of Barbara Bush
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 15:46:57 -0400
Fresno State professor under fire for celebrating death of Barbara BushFresno State University is distancing itself from an Arab-American professor who celebrated the death of former first lady Barbara Bush as it reviews the matter, school officials said Wednesday.
7 Students Involved in 'Cutting Incident' at Maryland Elementary School
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 11:11:05 -0400
7 Students Involved in 'Cutting Incident' at Maryland Elementary SchoolA Maryland elementary school says seven students removed the blades found in pencil sharpeners to cut themselves in class.
Sinclair Broadcast Boss Donated To GOP Rep Who Assaulted Reporter
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 08:05:21 -0400
Sinclair Broadcast Boss Donated To GOP Rep Who Assaulted ReporterOne of the brothers who runs local TV news giant Sinclair Broadcast Group
Israeli PM issues veiled warning to Iran over Syria tensions
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 14:37:40 -0400
Israeli PM issues veiled warning to Iran over Syria tensionsJERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday issued a veiled warning to Iran, saying in a Memorial Day speech that his country will defend itself against anyone that tries to harm it.
Unarmed Black Man Killed In 'Mind-Boggling,' Unjustified Barrage Of Police Gunfire: Lawyer
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 12:07:50 -0400
Unarmed Black Man Killed In 'Mind-Boggling,' Unjustified Barrage Of Police Gunfire: LawyerA lawyer representing relatives of an unarmed black man killed in a hail of
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USDOE Education News
High School Students Take a Unique Approach to Financial Education
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 20:15:51 EDT
April is Financial Capability Month. To help mark this occasion, two students offer their perspectives on their very different experiences in obtaining financial education. 
Secretary DeVos Statement on Senate Confirmation of Carlos G. Muñiz as the Department's General Counsel
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 17:48:34 EDT
WASHINGTON—U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos released the following statement after the Senate confirmation of Carlos G. Muñiz as the Education Department's General Counsel:"We are pleased to finally have Carlos on the team," said Secretary DeVos. "After a protracted confirmation process, Carlos can at last get to work on behalf of our nation's students. He has dedicated his career to upholding the law, and his insight and expertise will be invaluable as we work to advance educational opportunities for all students."
Statement of U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos on the Passing of Mrs. Barbara Bush
Tue, 17 Apr 2018 22:35:30 EDT
Washington, D.C. — U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos released the following statement on the passing of former First Lady Barbara Bush: "Barbara Bush was a woman of grace, wit, perseverance and character. She committed the entirety of her life to serving others: her family, her friends and her nation.
After Hurricanes, USVI Residents Choose Hope
Tue, 17 Apr 2018 19:48:37 EDT
After three devastating hurricanes struck the Caribbean, the Department of Education undertook a series of actions to support the U.S. Virgin Islands through their recovery process. As part of that effort, ED staff committed to travelling to the Islands to provide resources, assistance, and expertise.
U.S. Department of Education and U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Team Up to Simplify Student Loan Discharge Process for Disabled Veterans
Mon, 16 Apr 2018 12:19:34 EDT
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Education (Department) has partnered with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to make it easier for America’s disabled veterans to have their federal student loans discharged.
Expanding Pathways to Success After High School, U.S. Department of Education Approves First Innovative EQUIP Experiment
Fri, 13 Apr 2018 14:32:38 EDT
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Department of Education announced today that Brookhaven College, part of the Dallas County Community College District (DCCCD), is the first to receive final approval to enroll students in the Educational Quality through Innovation Partnerships (EQUIP) experiment. Experimental sites, like this one, give the Department flexibility to waive specific statutory or regulatory requirements associated with disbursing Title IV student aid in order to assess the efficacy of innovative educational solutions.
5 Ways to Cut the College Price Tag
Tue, 10 Apr 2018 20:02:15 EDT
Working as a Financial Aid Counselor, families often ask me how they can pay for college. More often than not this conversation takes place during the student’s senior year in high school. As a first-generation college student, there are things I wish my family and I had known to help us save on our college bill. These are a few things that families can do to help cut the cost of college:
Secretary DeVos on the National Assessment of Educational Progress: "We can and we must do better for America's students"
Tue, 10 Apr 2018 10:12:11 EDT
WASHINGTON – The Institute of Education Sciences today released the 2017 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), commonly referred to as the “Nation’s Report Card”. U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos issued the following statement in response:
Betsy’s Blog: Listening Sessions on School Safety and Climate
Fri, 06 Apr 2018 17:07:45 EDT
Over the past several weeks there has been much discussion around how school discipline policies can ensure a safe and supportive climate where children can learn. While there are many different approaches, everyone agrees that discrimination against any student is abhorrent and wrong. Federal laws prohibit such discrimination in our nation’s schools, and the Department’s Office for Civil Rights vigorously enforces these civil rights laws to ensure equal access to education.
Readout from Secretary DeVos' Visits to Dallas-Fort Worth Metro Area
Thu, 05 Apr 2018 20:11:20 EDT
Washington — U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today travelled to Texas for a school tour at Birdville Center of Technology and Advanced Learning in Richland Hills followed by a school and neighborhood visit in Dallas hosted by Urban Specialists, a group of local activists working to combat poverty.
Help Secure Your Future by Discovering Financial Literacy Resources Available to You
Wed, 04 Apr 2018 19:17:11 EDT
Note: April is National Financial Capability Month.
Secretary DeVos Hosts School Safety and Climate Listening Sessions
Wed, 04 Apr 2018 18:26:16 EDT
WASHINGTON -- U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today hosted two listening sessions on school safety concerns and the current climate in schools nationwide. The discussion focused on the Dear Colleague Letter (DCL or the guidance) regarding Title VI, which prohibits racial discrimination, and school discipline that was jointly issued by the Departments of Education and Justice on January 8, 2014. The two sessions were one hundred minutes each, grouped as follows:
Following Court Ruling, DeVos Orders Further Review of 2016 ACICS Petition
Tue, 03 Apr 2018 18:52:31 EDT
WASHINGTON -- U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today ordered further review of the 2016 petition for recognition by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS). The review is a direct result of action by the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia remanding the case to the Secretary.“As the court ordered, we will fairly consider all of the facts presented and make an appropriate determination on ACICS’s petition,” said DeVos.
Secretary DeVos Approves Idaho, Mississippi and Rhode Island’s ESSA State Plans
Thu, 29 Mar 2018 17:47:09 EDT
WASHINGTON– U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today announced the approval of Idaho, Mississippi and Rhode Island's consolidated state plans under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)."The state plans met ESSA's requirements, and I am pleased to approve them," said Secretary DeVos. "I look forward to seeing how these states dive deeper into the flexibility afforded by ESSA to innovate on behalf of their students."
Statement from Secretary DeVos on the 2017 Annual Report on Crime and School Safety
Thu, 29 Mar 2018 11:16:18 EDT
Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos released the following statement on the 2017 Indicators of School Crime and Safety report: "While there are positive trends in the annual report on crime and school safety, we know – and tragically have been reminded in recent weeks – there is much more to be done to keep our Nation’s students and teachers safe at school. The Federal Commission on School Safety is committed to working quickly to identify and highlight best practices and solutions that state and local leaders can implement to improve school safety."
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