Hernandez: Career and Technical Education Is Valuable for All Students — Not Just the Ones Who Bypass College

Hernandez: Career and Technical Education Is Valuable for All Students — Not Just the Ones Who Bypass College

If life were a game of Chutes and Ladders, career and technical education has historically been a chute, an off-ramp for students who, for a variety reasons, were not succeeding in “traditional” education. But students across the academic spectrum — even bachelor’s degree holders — are battling to find their footing in today’s economy. Our schools and colleges are good at sorting students, but few economically empower them. Career preparation is good for all kids, not just “those” kids. And if we want to build ladders to better opportunities, career…

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All boards to move towards common curriculum, papers

All boards to move towards common curriculum, papers

NEW DELHI: The Union ministry of human resource development (HRD) will curb the “malpractice of spiking of marks” and implement a more scientific moderation policy from 2018. The Delhi high court had restrained the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) -primarily because of the timing of the board’s decision -from doing away with its moderation policy this year. The HRD ministry has set up an inter-board working group (IBWG), comprising eight boards, to work out the details for stopping of moderation and upward revision, or spiking, of marks. IBWG will…

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Only NCERT curriculum from 2017-18 at all CBSE schools

Only NCERT curriculum from 2017-18 at all CBSE schools

All the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) affiliated schools have to follow NCERT curriculum from the commencing academic session 2017-18, as directed by CBSE. The board took the decision at a meeting in presence of HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar. Recently, the HRD ministry has also decided to make NCERT books available before the commencement of the academic session. How to place the order: In order to do the same, all the CBSE affiliated schools need to log on to the official website of CBSE, cbse.nic.in   According to a…

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All you need to know about secondary school league tables

All you need to know about secondary school league tables

As new-style secondary school league tables for England are published, the BBC News website takes you through the changes that are taking place this year. How have the league tables changed? Until this year, secondary school performance has been judged mainly by what proportion of pupils get five GCSEs at grade A*-C, including English and maths. Instead two new measures, known as Attainment 8 and Progress 8, have been adopted. These will now be used by the government to judge whether schools are performing adequately. Why have they been changed?…

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Indonesia air force plane crashes, killing all 13 on board

Indonesia air force plane crashes, killing all 13 on board

An Indonesian air force Hercules C-130 aeroplane has crashed in remote Papua province in the east of the country, killing everyone on board. Three pilots and 10 other military personnel died, officials say. Air force chief of staff Agus Supriatna told MetroTV that bad weather was suspected to have caused the crash. The Hercules was carrying food supplies from Timika to Wamena when it came down in mountainous terrain near to its destination early on Sunday. The wreckage has been located and the bodies of the dead are being brought…

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Nikon School Offers Online Classes, Local Seminars And Destination Workshops For Photographers Of All Levels

Nikon School Offers Online Classes, Local Seminars And Destination Workshops For Photographers Of All Levels

– Nikon Inc. recently shared their full Nikon School program schedule, which offers a variety of classes designed to educate and inspire those with a passion for improving their photography with new interactive experiences. Nikon School has expanded its curriculum to include both online courses and destination workshops, in addition to local photography seminars, that invite beginners and enthusiasts to explore new creative possibilities. Starting in January, Nikon School will host a variety of in-person programs in select cities across the country, each uniquely tailored to cover a diverse range of…

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Nikon School Offers Online Classes, Local Seminars And Destination Workshops For Photographers Of All Levels

Nikon School Offers Online Classes, Local Seminars And Destination Workshops For Photographers Of All Levels

– Nikon Inc. recently shared their full Nikon School program schedule, which offers a variety of classes designed to educate and inspire those with a passion for improving their photography with new interactive experiences. Nikon School has expanded its curriculum to include both online courses and destination workshops, in addition to local photography seminars, that invite beginners and enthusiasts to explore new creative possibilities. Starting in January, Nikon School will host a variety of in-person programs in select cities across the country, each uniquely tailored to cover a diverse range of…

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In the office all hours? Tell us about your company’s work culture

In the office all hours? Tell us about your company’s work culture

An increasing number of workers in Japan, are dying from the country’s ingrained culture of overworking. It is so accepted that the word “karoshi” (過労死, meaning overworking death) can be registered as an official cause of death. According to labour ministry data, claims for compensation for karoshi rose to a record high of 1,456 in 2015. But are all workers, in all countries, suffering from overwork? A long-hours culture has similarly impacted the US, and today the American 40-hour workweek is actually far closer to 47 hours — nearly a…

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The Job Interview review: we all need a bit of Lorraine in our lives

The Job Interview review: we all need a bit of Lorraine in our lives

I love Lorraine. That’s all there is to it. Lorraine Kitchen, head of human resources at Low Cost Vans, a small vehicle leasing company in Neath, south Wales, is my hope and my salvation. She takes part in the first episode of The Job Interview, Channel 4’s new documentary series, which puts fixed cameras in an office in Westminster and then runs the hell away, to let the stress, horror, potential humiliations and possible delights unfold as unaffectedly as possible. The jobs are real, the companies are real, the ads…

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