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Bridging The Gap
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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Parents spend more time on Facebook than non-parents Parents spend more time on Facebook than non-parents
New York: Mobile devices have become vital tools for parents and they spend 1.3 times more time on Facebook than non-parents, a study by Facebook IQ said. "Having a child changes everything, including parents' relationship with their mobile phones. Moms' and dads' mobile phones have become their lifeline to managing schedules, keeping tabs on teens and sharing their kids' key milestones," Face...
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Back to the Future: Truth is stranger than sci-fi Back to the Future: Truth is stranger than sci-fi
Paris: When Marty McFly and "Doc" Brown burst into 2015 in a time machine, straight from the year 1985, they encounter a brave new world of garbage-fuelled flying cars, self-tying shoes and robot waiters. For audiences in 1989, when CDs were the height of hi-tech, science fiction comedy "Back to the Future II" portrayed an exciting world 30 years down the line in which people would flit around ...
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