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Bridging The Gap
Universities should be punished for giving black students lower grades. Universities should be punished for giving black students lower grades.
The government should judge university teaching on the basis of how it promotes equality and diversity he government has recently announced that it plans to improve how black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) students perform at university, putting the spotlight back on an issue that has blighted the higher education sector for far too long. The stark fact is that, according to the latest fi...
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Iraq: Violence and reform in education. Iraq: Violence and reform in education.
Attacks on universities and cultural institutions have made getting a good education in Iraq difficult. Many intellectuals have sought refuge in the northern region of Kurdistan, where educational reform is underway. Books are written in Egypt, printed in Lebanon and read in Iraq, according to an old Middle Eastern proverb. In the region, Iraqis have long been considered well-educated and inter...
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Government league tables ‘punish’ schools by failing to take pupil background into account. Government league tables ‘punish’ schools by failing to take pupil background into account.
Government league tables “punish” schools by ignoring pupils’ backgrounds, a new study says. A fifth of secondary schools saw their league table position change by more than 500 places once pupil ethnicity, deprivation and special needs were taken into account, researchers found. The new study, from the University of Bristol, suggests that 40 per cent of schools currently judged to be unde...
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Top Stories: STAAR Results May Not Count Against Harvey-Affected School Districts. Top Stories: STAAR Results May Not Count Against Harvey-Affected School Districts.
As students across the state continue STAAR exams Thursday, the head of the Texas Education Agency has announced he may not count the test scores against annual ratings for schools affected by Hurricane Harvey. Mike Morath announced that at Wednesday's meeting of the state board of education. He cited student and staff displacement, as well as school facility closures and disruptions, as reason...
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Seven-year-olds get strict new rules on use of exclamation marks. Seven-year-olds get strict new rules on use of exclamation marks.
The excitable, text speaking youth of today are being told to curb their exclamation by the Government. New Department for Education instructions to moderators assessing the writing of seven-year-olds has decreed that an exclamation mark will be deemed to have been correctly used only if the child has begun the sentence with ‘How’ or ‘What’ and used “the syntax of an exclamation.” The guidan...
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Education Department Launches 'Top-To-Bottom' Review Of Teachers' Grant Program. Education Department Launches 'Top-To-Bottom' Review Of Teachers' Grant Program.
It's a financial nightmare for public school teachers across the country: Federal grants they received to work in low-income schools were converted to thousands of dollars in loans that they now must pay back. NPR revealed these problems in a series of recent stories. The Department of Education now tells NPR that it has launched a new "top-to-bottom" internal review of all aspects of the Teach...
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Teachers Launch First Strike at Charter School Network. Teachers Launch First Strike at Charter School Network.
TEACHERS LAUNCHED THE first strike at a network of charter schools in Chicago on Tuesday. About 500 teachers walked out of 15 schools that serve more than 7,000 students, demanding better pay, smaller class sizes and more resources for special education students. The educators are employed at Acero Schools network, where they earn approximately $13,000 less than teachers at traditional public s...
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Va. high school apologizes for Pledge of Allegiance plan to promote 'other voices and languages'. Va. high school apologizes for Pledge of Allegiance plan to promote 'other voices and languages'.
Administrators at a Virginia high school have apologized for a plan to have the Pledge of Allegiance said in different languages by students. Westfield High School in Fairfax came under fire before Thanksgiving by upset parents when they found out that their children were being asked to recite the Pledge in Spanish. The original plan was to have native speakers of various languages, such as ...
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14-year-old brought handguns, ammunition to Wyoming school. 14-year-old brought handguns, ammunition to Wyoming school.
GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — Police in northeast Wyoming say a 14-year-old junior high student brought two handguns and 36 rounds of ammunition to school and threatened to shoot a student and staff members because he was unhappy with them. The Gillette News Record reports the student, who got the guns from his parents, was taken into custody Tuesday without incident and was detained at the Campbell Co...
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‘A long, arduous task’: Inside the U-Md. leadership crisis. ‘A long, arduous task’: Inside the U-Md. leadership crisis.
The board gathered in downtown Baltimore one Friday in late October to grill three University of Maryland officials one last time behind closed doors before voting on a plan to resolve the football scandal roiling College Park. First came U-Md. President Wallace D. Loh. Then Athletic Director Damon Evans. Last up was football coach DJ Durkin. Now the 17 members of the University System of Ma...
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