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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10 Mysuru students to get Huawei scholarships

10 Mysuru students to get Huawei scholarships

Huawei Technologies India, the Indian R and D Centre of Huawei, an ICT solutions provider, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with JSS Science and Technology University to provide Huawei Scholarships for Excellence to students of its engineering college. As a part of its Corporate Social Responsibility, HTIPL advocates contribution to countries and communities in which it operates, promoting and encouraging education and research. Accordingly, the university nominated academically distinguished students for scholarship support from the company, a release stated here. The scholarship ₹50,000 each will be given annually to…

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White supremacist posters targeting students placed at Melbourne high schools

White supremacist posters targeting students placed at Melbourne high schools

Melbourne school students have been targeted by white supremacists, who placed racist posters around high schools carrying the message “Keep Australia White”. Victoria’s education minister, James Merlino, has labelled the posters “vile and disgusting,” and an investigation has been launched by Victoria police. “This is incredibly concerning for our school communities,” Merlino said. “These sort of vile and disgusting comments and posters are not acceptable in the community and those individuals that placed them should be ashamed of themselves.” He said the schools affected, the private high school Melbourne Grammar and the select-entry…

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Kuldeep Yadav identified as major asset, career to be closely monitored by Indian team management

Kuldeep Yadav identified as major asset, career to be closely monitored by Indian team management

 The core group of Indian team management wants to have a proper plan in place for young Chinaman Kuldeep Yadav, who is expected to play a big role for the national team across formats in the long run. With Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja plying their trade in English county circuit, young Kuldeep will lead the spin attack against Sri Lanka. However skipper Virat Kohli, chief coach Ravi Shastri and chairman of selectors MSK Prasad want to handle the UP youngster with a lot of care. Kuldeep is certainly in…

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First batch of distance learning teachers ready to start in Moray classrooms

First batch of distance learning teachers ready to start in Moray classrooms

Pictured from left to right: Hazel McLeod, Toni-Michelle Lee, Kirsty Dunlop, Laurence Findlay, Lorraine Parr, Tracey Lees and Pauliina Johnston The first group of Moray teachers who trained through a distance learning scheme will start in the area’s classrooms this month. The DLite programme, which is an 18-month course run by Aberdeen University, was completed by six newly-qualified teachers in the area. The new teachers completed the course on a part-time basis, with four balancing their university commitments with working for the council. Education bosses were pleased that the new…

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IBPS PO 2017 recruitment notification (CWE PO/MT-VII) issued, check it here

IBPS PO 2017 recruitment notification (CWE PO/MT-VII) issued, check it here

The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) on Monday issued a notification (CWE PO/MT-VII) for the recruitment of Probationary Officers (PO)/management trainees in various public sector banks and other participating organisations. The notification can be viewed on official website of IBPS . Interested candidates would need to go through a selection process which includes a preliminary and main examination followed by an interview. The online registration process will begin on August 16 and close on September 5, 2017. A candidate should be a graduate in any discipline from a university recognised by…

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Vande Mataram mandate: Urdu-medium BMC schools fear parents’ ‘backlash’

Vande Mataram mandate: Urdu-medium BMC schools fear parents’ ‘backlash’

JUST over a year after the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) issued a circular mandating Surya Namaskar (sun salutation) in all municipal schools, civic schoolteachers, especially in Urdu-medium schools, are fearing a backlash from parents if they mandate the singing of Vande Mataram. On Thursday, an elected body of corporators in Mumbai had passed a proposal to make singing of the national song compulsory across nearly 1,100 BMC schools. Last year, the BMC had okayed a proposal, mandating all BMC schoolchildren to perform the Surya Namaskar. Though a circular was issued,…

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UK’s Chevening scholarship programs opens applications

UK’s Chevening scholarship programs opens applications

BENGALURU: The application window for UK’s prestigious and fully-funded Chevening scholarship and fellowship programmes is now open. Chevening offers a unique opportunity for future leaders, influencers and decision-makers from all over the world to develop professionally and academically, network extensively, experience UK culture, and build lasting positive relationships with the UK. The Chevening India programme is the largest in the world, offering up to 120-fully paid scholarships and fellowships this year. Some 2500 people make-up the body of Indian Chevening alumni. Speaking in Bengaluru on Friday, British Deputy High Commissioner in Bengaluru,…

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