School districts CANCEL classes on Monday over fears the solar eclipse will damage students’ eyes

School districts CANCEL classes on Monday over fears the solar eclipse will damage students’ eyes

A school district in Ohio has canceled classes on Monday over concerns about students damaging their eyes while looking at the solar eclipse. The superintendent of Jefferson Area Local Schools said Thursday that the eclipse could pose a risk to students who view it even inadvertently while at school or on the bus ride home. The day will be used as a service day for faculty and staff. +8 Some school districts have cancelled classes for the entire day or are keeping kids inside +8 There is real worry that…

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Ignou to train 11,884 Tripura government teachers

Ignou to train 11,884 Tripura government teachers

The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) will train 11,884 elementary level teachers in Tripura under its two-year diploma programme in elementary education through the open and distance learning mode. Ignou’s School of Education (SOE) signed a memorandum of collaboration (MoC) with the government of Tripura to professionally train these teachers. The MoC, which will be renewed for three years, was signed by the director of Tripura’s State Council of Educational Research & Training (SCERT) and Ignou’s registrar (admin) in New Delhi. Ignou will conduct the training for only those…

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Kodandaram doubts govt.’s recruitment figures

Kodandaram doubts govt.’s recruitment figures

Calendar of recruitment to fill vacancies on a time-bound basis sought Questioning the veracity of the State government’s statistics of job vacancies and recruitment figures, Telangana Joint Action Committee (JAC) Chairman M Kodandaram has demanded that the State government announce a calendar of recruitment to fill up all the job vacancies in a time-bound manner. He was addressing the delegates at a convention of unemployed youth organised by the All India Youth Federation (AIYF) here on Wednesday. He disputed with the recruitment figures presented by Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao…

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Online studies, off-campus sites drive growth of Saint Leo University

Online studies, off-campus sites drive growth of Saint Leo University

ST. LEO — When Arthur Kirk became president of what was then Saint Leo College in 1997, the school was on the brink of bankruptcy. Enrollment had dropped; deficits had climbed. Faculty salaries were depressed. It seemed that every roof on campus leaked. This was during the first heady months of the dot-com boom, and Kirk believed the Web could help solve Saint Leo’s financial woes. Saint Leo launched its online education program in the fall of 1998. The school pulled together $600,000 to create the Web infrastructure, cutting a…

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Top 15 International Film Schools Revealed

Top 15 International Film Schools Revealed

Australian Film, Television and Radio School Oscar winner Margaret Sixel (editing, Mad Max: Fury Road) attended, as did Jane Campion and Philip Noyce. Beijing Film Academy The USC of the East, this Chinese school boasts alumni from art house stars (like Jia Zhangke) to Sino film mainstays (like Zhang Yimou). Centro De Capacitacion Cinematografica Mexico’s top film school is certainly affordable — $900 a year. Oscar-nominated cinematographer Rodrigo Prieto (The Wolf of Wall Street) is an alumnus. Centro Sperimentalde Di Cinematografia This 82-year-old Roman film school gave birth to Italian Neorealism;…

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Kodandaram doubts govt.’s recruitment figures

Kodandaram doubts govt.’s recruitment figures

Telangana Joint Action Committee (TJAC) chairman Kodandaram addressing meeting in Khammam on Wednesday. G.N.RAO Calendar of recruitment to fill vacancies on a time-bound basis sought Questioning the veracity of the State government’s statistics of job vacancies and recruitment figures, Telangana Joint Action Committee (JAC) Chairman M Kodandaram has demanded that the State government announce a calendar of recruitment to fill up all the job vacancies in a time-bound manner. He was addressing the delegates at a convention of unemployed youth organised by the All India Youth Federation (AIYF) here on…

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Jese loaned out by PSG, looks to relaunch career at Stoke City

Jese loaned out by PSG, looks to relaunch career at Stoke City

By: AP | Published:August 16, 2017 8:29 pm Jese will play out wide and is viewed as a replacement for Marko Arnautovic, who left Stoke City this off season to join West Ham United. (Source: AP) in England after leaving Paris Saint-Germain to become the latest Champions League winner at Stoke on Wednesday. The 24-year-old Jese joined Stoke on a season-long loan after failing to settle at PSG following his move from Real Madrid for a reported 25 million euros ($29 million) in August 2016. He spent the second half of last season…

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Why Suburban Schools Are Inflating Kids’ Grades

Why Suburban Schools Are Inflating Kids’ Grades

Monet Spencer remembers traveling to affluent suburban high schools when she was a member of the marching band at Brashear High School in this city’s low-income, high-crime Beechview neighborhood. The suburban band members’ uniforms were brand new, Spencer noticed—not passed down and worn-out like hers. So were their instruments, unlike the scratched and tarnished castoffs her school loaned her and her bandmates, including the secondhand flute she played. The experience sticks in her mind as a symbol of the gulf between the opportunities she had compared to those enjoyed by…

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TSPSC Recruitment 2017: Notification for 2,345 Vacancies Released on tspsc.gov.in

TSPSC Recruitment 2017: Notification for 2,345 Vacancies Released on tspsc.gov.in

  The TSPSC Recruitment 2017 notification has been released by the Telangana State Public Service Commission (TSPSC) for various employment vacancies in the Health and Forest Department of the Telangana state government. Candidates who wish to apply can visit the official website – tspsc.gov.in from 21st August 2017 and apply for over 2345 vacancies by following the instructions given below:   How to apply for TSPSC Recruitment 2017? Step 1: Visit the official website – tspsc.gov.in Step 2: Click on the url “TSPSC Recruitment 2017” Step 3: Click on the url “Application form”…

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Doctors and Distance Learning: Randomized Controlled Study of a Remote Flipped Classroom Neuro-otology Curriculum

Doctors and Distance Learning: Randomized Controlled Study of a Remote Flipped Classroom Neuro-otology Curriculum

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Aug. 9, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — A new study published in Frontiers in Neurology examining remote clinical neuroscience education shows that distance learning has the same outcomes as classroom learning for training healthcare professionals. New study finds that the Carrick Institute model of distance learning has the same outcomes as classroom learning for training healthcare professionals. [Randomized Controlled Study of a Remote Flipped Classroom Neuro-otology Curriculum, Frontiers in Neurology, 2017] Dr. Frederick R. Carrick, founder of Carrick Institute and his team at Bedfordshire Centre for Mental Health Research in association with the University of Cambridge, Harvard Medical School’s Harvard…

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