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Bridging The Gap
A-level maths standards down on 1960s but not on 1990s A-level maths standards down on 1960s but not on 1990s
Students who achieve a B in A-level maths today would only have secured an E in the 1960s, suggests research. However standards have been stable since the 1990s, with no evidence of any further fall since then, says the Loughborough University paper. The researchers compared the level of mathematical knowledge needed to tackle today's maths A-level papers with those from the 1960s and 1990s....
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Trojan Horse scandal: Teachers banned indefinitely Trojan Horse scandal: Teachers banned indefinitely
Two teachers who worked at the school at the centre of the "Trojan Horse" scandal have been banned from the classroom for life. Inamulhaq Anwar, 34, and Akeel Ahmed, 41, had denied stepping up religious influence in education at Park View Academy in Alum Rock, Birmingham. A professional standards panel handed the men interim teaching bans in 2015. Mr Anwar and Mr Ahmed can apply to have t...
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Warning over plan to extend nursery free hours Warning over plan to extend nursery free hours
Fewer than half of nurseries will be able to offer extended free childcare planned by the government, the National Day Nurseries Association has warned. The NDNA said underfunding of the scheme meant many nurseries in England would struggle to provide the extended free care for pre-schoolers. Early years education for three- and four-year-olds is to be doubled from 15 to 30 hours for each we...
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Talented low-income students belong at top colleges. Why aren't Talented low-income students belong at top colleges. Why aren't
Across our nation, outstanding students from families with low incomes approach college on a very different path than students from wealthier families. And in most cases, the bright low-income students are being kept out of America’s top colleges and universities by almost insurmountable obstacles. A recent study by the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, where I serve as executive director, is the fir...
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Obama seeks $4B for computer science classes Obama seeks $4B for computer science classes
WASHINGTON — President Obama will ask Congress for more than $4.2 billion to reboot computer science education programs in what the White House is calling an "Eisenhower moment" for technical education. The three-year initiative, called Computer Science For All, would help train teachers, equip classrooms, and develop new class materials. "We have to make sure all our kids are equipped for t...
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Advancing Career Pathways for Kids Advancing Career Pathways for Kids
Two-thirds of adults do not think students are ready for the world of work once they graduate from high school. That's according to a recent poll in Virginia. Yet according to the same poll, about the same percentage of people - 64 percent - think students are ready for college when they graduate. I suspect that these results, from a statewide survey conducted by Virginia Commonwealth Univer...
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Sen. John McCain: Why I support school choice and charter school Sen. John McCain: Why I support school choice and charter school
A quarter-century has passed since the nation’s first charter-school law was enacted in Minnesota, leading to arguably the most fundamental shift in public education in my lifetime. Across the 42 states that now have charter-school laws, access to a quality education is no longer determined by the neighborhood in which a student lives. Families in these states have grown accustomed to competiti...
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Apple loses more ground to Google's Chromebook in education mark Apple loses more ground to Google's Chromebook in education mark
SAN FRANCISCO — Apple is no longer the undisputed head of the K-12 class. For the first time, Chromebook sales surpassed 51% in the K-12 market nationwide in the third quarter, according to a recent report by market researcher Futuresource Consulting. The surge reflects a fundamental shift in how American schools are buying tech in bulk and assessing students online, placing an emphasis on low-...
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Simple ways to save big on wireless plans Simple ways to save big on wireless plans
To find a plan, simply select the phone you want (or you can leave it blank), the amount of minutes, messages and data you want, and the number of lines you need. Then click the "Show my plans" button to get dozens of results from major carriers and even no-contract smaller carriers. You can further filter the results by carrier, adjust the information you started with, or sort by price, minutes, ...
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Twitter suffers widespread outage Twitter suffers widespread outage
PARIS: Millions of Twitter users were blocked from their feeds on Tuesday as the social networking site went down for over an hour in at least several countries. “Some users are currently experiencing problems accessing Twitter. We are aware of the issue and are working towards a resolution,” the site said. A spokesperson for Twitter Europe confirmed the outage, while users in South Africa, ...
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