Education Headlines

  • Jewish students put off going to certain universities due to Left-wing anti-Semitism, Labour Students leader claims

    Jewish students are being put off going to certain universities because of Left-wing anti-Semitism, the leader of Labour’s official student wing has warned.

    The Telegraph
  • Bagley, Porter headline list of top forwards in NBA draft

    Marvin Bagley III dominated at Duke, while fellow freshman Michael Porter Jr. barely saw action at Missouri due to injury. Yet they'll likely be the first forwards to hear their names called during Thursday's draft. Bagley is a possible No. 1 overall pick and double-double machine with a...

    ABC News
  • Poor countries subsidise the NHS by training doctors – compensate them

    The UK is home to over 4,700 doctors who trained in Nigeria, providing a substantial subsidy from the African country to the UK, says this multi-signatory letter from experts, and Parry Mitchell suggests ways to tempt back medics who have moved abroad The scrapping of the immigration cap is a rare victory for freedom of movement (Immigration cap on doctors to be lifted, 15 June), but the global health inequalities underlying the issue need to be part of the debate. The shortage of health workers...

    the Guardian
  • School shooting survivor emphasizes political pressure

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - A survivor of the deadly shooting at Florida's Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School has told a St. Louis gathering that political pressure is the only way to change gun laws. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that David Hogg was among speakers who participated Sunday in ...

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  • Graduate student from Iroquois crowned Miss South Dakota

    HOT SPRINGS, S.D. (AP) - A graduate student has been named Miss South Dakota after impressing pageant judges with her rendition of Europe's "The Final Countdown" on the piano. Carrie Wintle, a graduate student at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, was crowned Miss South Dakota on Saturday at the annual pageant. ...

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  • Iowa high school's graduating class includes 5 Eagle Scouts

    DENVER, Iowa (AP) - Nearly a tenth of a northeast Iowa high school's small graduating class are Eagle Scouts. The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reports that Denver High School's class of 2018 had 52 students. Five of them have reached the rank of Eagle Scout through Troop 118 in Denver, ...

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  • Carnegie medal winner slams children’s book publishers for ‘accessible’ prose

    Geraldine McCaughrean, accepting award for Where the World Ends, warned that restricting the language children read risks creating a future underclass who are ‘easy to manipulate’ Carnegie medal winner Geraldine McCaughrean has castigated the books industry for dumbing down language in children’s literature, warning that a new focus on “accessible” prose for younger readers will lead to “an underclass of citizens with a small but functional vocabulary: easy to manipulate and lacking in the means...

    the Guardian
  • Texas bullfighter provides safety at Arkansas rodeo

    FORT SMITH, Ark. (AP) - By his own admission, Cody Emerson wasn't much of a high school basketball player. "Honestly, I played basketball in the winter just to have something to do," Emerson said. "My high school team was really good, so I was just there to help them with ...

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  • I use Coursera to take all the fun classes I never got to take in college, like the history of modern art — they're completely free and I can work at my own pace

    The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. Coursera Online learning sites are great tools for both personal and career-based development. I've been interested in art for years, but stopped investing time in the subject when it didn't apply to my college major. Now, I use a free online course on Coursera — created by the Museum of Modern Art, one of the best museums in the world...

    Business Insider
  • Microsoft buys a classroom video startup with 20 million users as it pushes against Google (MSFT)

    Robert Galbraith/Reuters Microsoft has acquired Flipgrid, an educational software startup. Flipgrid, which has 20 million users from all over the world, will now be completely free for schools; previously, the service cost $1,000 a year per school. The purchase will help Microsoft in its push against Google and Apple in the classroom. Microsoft has announced the acquisition of Flipgrid, a Minneapolis-based educational software startup, as it pushes against Google and Apple in the...

    Business Insider
  • Councils call on government to increase funding after thousands of children with special needs left without school places

    'It almost feels like you are being constantly punished for daring to have a disabled baby'

    www.independent.co.uk
  • Bad Math: NYT Blames Stereotypes, Tradition for Girls Trailing Boys in Rich Districts

    The New York Times dubiously blamed girlish stereotypes and traditionalism in affluent districts for girls’ (relative) lack of representation among high-achievers in math in “Where Boys Outperform Girls in Math: Rich, White and Suburban Districts,” featured prominently in the news section of Sunday’s paper. As scholar and author Christine Sommers noted, “This New York Times article documents a large reading gap favoring girls and a small math gap that sometimes favors boys. Guess which gap is...

    NewsBusters
  • Is Love Island going upmarket? New girl Zara McDermott is Department of Education policy advisor

    For the past eight months, Love Island newbie Zara McDermott, 21, (pictured) has worked for the Department of Education under Damian Hinds, advising on governmental policy.

    Mail Online
  • Jose Antonio Vargas, illegal immigrant activist/journalist, to have school named after him

    MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — At a divisive time for U.S. immigration policies, a California school board has decided to name a new elementary school after an award-winning journalist who disclosed in 2011 that he had been living in the U.S. illegally. The Mountain View Whisman School District board voted Thursday ...

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  • Sex misconduct claims include Ohio State doc's other office

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Claims about a former Ohio State University doctor allege sexual misconduct not only in his interactions with students and student-athletes but also at the private, off-campus medical office he had later, according to a law firm representing the school amid an independent investigation. The investigators and ...

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  • Why many Americans aren't benefiting from robust US economy

    "The economy," Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell declared this week, "is doing very well." And it is. Steady hiring has shrunk unemployment to 3.8 percent — the lowest since the 1960's. Consumers are spending. Taxes are down. Inflation is tame. Factories are busy. Demand for homes is...

    ABC News
  • DC's public schools go from success story to cautionary tale

    As recently as a year ago, the public school system in the nation's capital was being hailed as a shining example of successful urban education reform and a template for districts across the country. Now the situation in the District of Columbia could not be more different. After a series...

    ABC News
  • Yes, we can teach our children about technology, but let’s just ban phones in school

    We need to provide safe spaces where kids can learn positive online behaviours When I heard that Eton now requires its year 7s to hand in their mobile phones at bedtime, my immediate thought was I quite like the idea of a check-in, zone-out service that would confiscate my smartphone as the Love Island credits start to roll and return it in time for the 8am news bulletin. But if Eton expects its 13-year-old boarders to hand in their phones overnight, where are they the rest of the time? And why...

    the Guardian