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Addressing ‘wicked problems’ in special education. Addressing ‘wicked problems’ in special education.
A wicked problem, in academia, means a thorny one – one without an obvious solution. In the lead up to the International Day of People with a Disability, Dr David Armstrong has identified four of these in Western special education. source:https://www.educationreview.com.au/2017/11/addressing-wicked-problems-in-special-education/...
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Presidency Challenge Cup 2015 turns out to be roaring success. Presidency Challenge Cup 2015 turns out to be roaring success.
The 8th edition of the Presidency Challenge Cup got off to a crackling start on August 18 at the NIMHANS Convention Centre, Bangalore and concluded on August 19. The two day literary fest saw a turnout of nearly 1500 students from schools in Bangalore, Mangalore and Pune. Presidency Challenge Cup – A Literary Fest was inaugurated by G Thangadurai, director, Presidency Group of Schools, Bangalo...
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Universities to be warned over misleading adverts Universities to be warned over misleading adverts
Universities are going to face a crackdown on how they advertise and market courses to attract students. With hundreds of thousands of young people in the process of applying, universities are going to be warned by the advertising watchdog that they need to prove the accuracy of their claims. It is expected that universities will be told not to mislead or exaggerate in language used in adver...
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University admissions: The art of the personal statement University admissions: The art of the personal statement
The half-term holiday is almost over and, for many students in their final year of school, university applications are high on the agenda. So, you've chosen your preferred courses and universities and started to fill in your personal details, education, qualifications and details of any paid jobs. So far, so straightforward - but here comes the awkward bit: The personal statement, required f...
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Cambridge Uni students get Shakespeare trigger warnings Cambridge Uni students get Shakespeare trigger warnings
Shakespeare contains gore and violence that might "upset" you, Cambridge University students have been warned. The "trigger warnings" - red triangles with an exclamation mark - appeared on their English lecture timetables. Lectures including Shakespeare's Titus Andronicus contain "discussion of sexual violence, sexual assault". The university said the warnings were "at the lecturer's own ...
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Birmingham Islamic faith school guilty of sex discrimination Birmingham Islamic faith school guilty of sex discrimination
An Islamic faith school's policy of segregating boys and girls is unlawful sex discrimination, a court has ruled. The case was heard at the Court of Appeal as Ofsted challenged a High Court ruling clearing the Al-Hijrah school in Birmingham of discrimination. Ofsted's lawyers argued the segregation left girls "unprepared for life in modern Britain". Appeal judges ruled the school was disc...
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Assess U.S. Online MBAs as an International Student Assess U.S. Online MBAs as an International Student
Through online education, international students can earn a U.S. graduate degree even while overseas. With few, if any, on-campus travel or residency expenses, online students can continue working full-time jobs in their home countries. But before deciding to enroll in a U.S. online MBA program, prospective students should consider three factors. 1. Find out if a school attracts a diverse st...
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What can my child eat at school? What can my child eat at school?
A school in Bradford has banned "unhealthy" foods such as sausage rolls in pupils' lunchboxes - a move which has divided opinion among parents. So what can your child eat at school, whether in a packed lunch or for a school dinner? Packed lunches. It's pretty straightforward - there are no official rules as it's down to individual schools in England, the Department for Education says, to de...
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'Historic' schools funding change confirmed 'Historic' schools funding change confirmed
"Historic" changes to the schools funding formula in England will make it fairer and more transparent, says Education Secretary Justine Greening. Changes announced last December sparked protests from parents concerned their schools were set to lose out. Ms Greening said she was increasing the basic level of funding schools would get per pupil - with a minimum level of £3,500 for primary scho...
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Schools open doors to 'more unfilled teacher posts' Schools open doors to 'more unfilled teacher posts'
Schools are beginning the term with rising numbers of teacher vacancies, the leading specialist recruiters say. September vacancies were up a quarter on two years ago, one company, Eteach, said. Another, TeachVac, saw a 15% rise over two years to the end of August. Eteach boss Paul Howells said he had "never seen so many unfilled posts", while heads are said to be "moving heaven and Earth" to ge...
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