Education Headlines

  • Brett Kavanaugh provides high school calendar to Judiciary Committee before hearing with accuser

    The pages make no apparent reference to the gathering at which he is accused by Christine Blasey Ford of sexual misconduct. She detailed her allegations against Kavanaugh in a letter sent to lawmakers in late July.

    CNBC
  • African-Americans have more student debt, and more problems repaying it

    White borrowers pay down their education debt at a rate of 10 percent a year, compared with 4 percent for black borrowers, a study finds.

    CNBC
  • India's top court imposes curbs on biometric identity system

    India's Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld the validity of a controversial biometric identity system, but flagged privacy concerns and reined in a government push to make it mandatory for everything from banking to telecom services.

    U.S.
  • West Fargo residents approve $107M school bond proposal

    WEST FARGO, N.D. (AP) - Voters in the West Fargo School District have overwhelmingly approved a $107 million bond referendum to pay for school construction and renovation to keep pace with student growth. The measure needed 60 percent approval to pass and got 71 percent in Tuesday's special election. The ...

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  • Pakistan jails software firm chief in $140 million diploma scam

    The head of a Pakistani company convicted of bilking customers worldwide out of $140 million in online sales of bogus university degrees has been arrested weeks after being sentenced to jail, media reported on Wednesday.

    IN
  • Statue wars: what should we do with troublesome monuments?

    The global protest movement to tear down urban memorials that reinforce racism is rewriting the very story of our cities. Should any monument be safe? Cape Town was the first. In March 2015, a student named Chumani Maxwele brought a bucket filled with shit to the University of Cape Town, where there stood a statue of Cecil Rhodes, the British diamond magnate, colonial politician and avowed white supremacist. “There is no collective history here – where are our heroes and ancestors?” Maxwele...

    the Guardian
  • Pakistan jails software firm chief in $140 million diploma scam

    The head of a Pakistani company convicted of bilking customers worldwide out of $140 million in online sales of bogus university degrees has been arrested weeks after being sentenced to jail, media reported on Wednesday.

    U.S.
  • What a Fed rate hike means for you, at any age

    No matter your age, what the Federal Reserve does to interest rates will most likely affect you. Economists say the central bank is nearly certain to raise what's called the federal funds rate by a quarter of a percentage point Wednesday to a range of 2 percent to 2.25 percent, the third...

    ABC News
  • Poland's PM gets Polish language lesson from minister

    Poland's prime minister has received an on-camera lesson in the Polish language from his education minister after making a grammatical mistake during an election speech. Mateusz Morawiecki seemed startled but made no comment when the minister, a teacher of Polish, told him in front of the...

    ABC News
  • Children who do not read and write in free time likely to have worse mental health

    'Higher stakes tests can mean reading for pleasure is squeezed out of the day'

    www.independent.co.uk
  • Poland’s PM gets Polish language lesson from minister

    Poland’s prime minister has received an on-camera lesson in the Polish language from his education minister after making a grammatical mistake during an election speech

    Washington Post
  • Kavanaugh pal has written about own drunken escapades

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Mark Judge spent decades mining his recollections and writing books and articles full of semi-confessional details about the suburban Maryland prep school he attended with future Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Now, though, Judge's memory has drawn a blank. Judge, identified by Christine Blasey Ford as an ...

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  • Children who do not read and write in free time likely to have worse mental health

    'Higher stakes tests can mean reading for pleasure is squeezed out of the day'

    www.independent.co.uk
  • Mark Judge, Brett Kavanaugh classmate and 'Wasted: Tales of a GenX Drunk' author, goes silent

    WASHINGTON — Mark Judge spent decades mining his recollections and writing books and articles full of semi-confessional details about the suburban Maryland prep school he attended with future Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Now, though, Judge's memory has drawn a blank. Judge, identified by Christine Blasey Ford as an eyewitness ...

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  • Friends and fellow writers pay tribute at Roth memorial

    Hundreds of friends and fellow writers were in attendance for a memorial tribute to Philip Roth at the New York Public Library

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  • Government 'in denial' over severe budget pressures facing schools, headteachers say

    'Tips on savings will not solve the financial crises that schools across the country face'

    www.independent.co.uk
  • The Guardian view on Labour education policy: a sure start

    Free state nurseries and increased funding are the right ways to patch up a fragmented system Tony Blair was elected prime minister in 1997 on the back of a promise to prioritise “education, education, education”. Transformation of the economy, not schools, is the heart of the Corbyn/McDonnell programme. But the Labour leader knows that the former depends on the latter. When he announced plans for a National Education Service during his leadership campaign in 2015, the argument he made was about...

    the Guardian
  • Benefit concert set at Alabama university hit by twister

    JACKSONVILLE, Ala. (AP) - An Alabama university that was struck by a tornado earlier this year is preparing for a benefit concert to help with the recovery. The country music group Alabama will headline a show at Jacksonville State University on Wednesday night with the goal of helping rebuild the ...

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  • Best independent schools in 2018: Full league table for A-Level results

    Cardiff Sixth Form College has retained its spot at the top of the tree when it comes to A-level performance among independent schools.

    The Telegraph
  • Teacher says she was fired for giving zeroes to students who didn't turn in their work

    PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (WPEC) — A teacher in Port St. Lucie, Florida claims she was fired for refusing to give students partial credit for work that is never handed in. “I got fired. I was packing my stuff, and I was not going to see the kids,” Diane Tirado said. Mrs. Tirado didn’t get to say goodbye to her student physically, so she wrote her message on a whiteboard instead. “Bye kids, Mrs. Tirado loves you and wishes you the best in life!

    WLOS
  • School district's facility charges anger coaches, parents

    BENSALEM, Pa. (AP) - A suburban Philadelphia school district's decision to charge nonprofits for use of their facilities has angered coaches and parents. Bensalem Township School District officials tell WTXF-TV they changed the district's facility policy because of the mounting costs of maintaining fields and indoor venues. The district had ...

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  • Scientists voice opposition to weakening of U.S. Endangered Species Act

    Thousands of scientists joined on Monday to accuse the Trump administration of trying to erode the Endangered Species Act in favor of commercial interests with a plan to revamp regulations that have formed a bedrock of U.S. wildlife protection for over 40 years.

    IN
  • Japan preschools using tablets to prep tots for digital age

    It's drawing time at this suburban nursery school in Japan, but instead of crayons, tiny fingers are tapping on colors on iPad screens and taking selfies. Digital schooling has arrived in this nation long known for its zealous commitment to "three R's" education. Coby Preschool, in a small...

    ABC News
  • GOP lawmaker declines to resign, won't serve another term

    YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) - Despite Republican leaders calling on Washington lawmaker Rep. Matt Manweller to resign in the wake of new sexual misconduct allegations, Manweller says he will finish his term but will resign if re-elected. The Yakima Herald-Republic reports Manweller said in a message Monday that it's important he's ...

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