Could Thomas Christiansen’s appointment salvage Tounami Diagouraga’s Leeds United career?

Could Thomas Christiansen’s appointment salvage Tounami Diagouraga’s Leeds United career?

raga could come in handy next season. Leeds United’s Toumani Diagouraga It didn’t take long for Garry Monk to decide that Tounami Diagouraga would not be part of his plans at Leeds United. In fact, 90 Championship minutes appeared to end the rangy midfielder’s first-team prospects at Elland Road. The 30-year-old started as Leeds were swept aside 3-0 by Queens Park Rangers on the opening day of the second tier season. And he was forced to wait five months before he next set foot on a football pitch, a loan…

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Private Scholarships Could Lead to More Student Debt

Private Scholarships Could Lead to More Student Debt

Private scholarships are awarded on the basis of merit and need. For example, students might be eligible if they have a particular skill, live in a certain area or are working toward a specific major. Private scholarship awards can range from as little as a few hundred to thousands of dollars. For many students, they’re an important piece of the equation to cover the total cost of college, from tuition and fees to room and board, books, transportation and miscellaneous items. A downside of private scholarships, though, is that at…

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Big Mouth Undermined What Could Have Been Big Career for Rex (and Rob) Ryan

Big Mouth Undermined What Could Have Been Big Career for Rex (and Rob) Ryan

You do not have to travel far back in time to see how the NFL once viewed Rex Ryan. One of those instances came in, of all places, a hotel ballroom in Toronto in the 1990s. Brian Billick, who would go on to become a Super Bowl-winning head coach with the Baltimore Ravens in 2001, was attending a football clinic, and at one point he noticed an energetic—almost frantic—heavyset man talking football. It was a young Rex Ryan. “It was truly a remarkable thing to see,” Billick, now an analyst…

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Facebook is letting Groups create online learning courses – what could possibly go wrong?

Facebook is letting Groups create online learning courses – what could possibly go wrong?

  Facebook, a brand with an untarnished reputation and a pedigree for reliability, is getting into the e-learning game. The social media behemoth is quietly testing a feature that would let anyone running a group to create their own online classes, which would include units and discussions. I have no idea how this could possiblybackfire in any way. Follow Matt Navarra ⭐️ [email protected] WOAH! Facebook is testing an online learning feature for Groups to compete with the likes of @udemy h/t @MariSmith 12:53 AM – 1 Jun 2017 1515 Retweets 3131 likes…

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Texas’ schools chief could get more muscle under legislative proposals

Texas’ schools chief could get more muscle under legislative proposals

AUSTIN — Former Dallas trustee Mike Morath is a popular guy. He’s seen as sharp, energetic and strategic. That’s a big reason lawmakers have filed bills that would give the state’s education commissioner significantly more power. The position would have more authority on a variety of measures — from determining how to implement the new A-F accountability system for schools to creating a grant program for him to dole out as he sees fit. Longtime Texas education observers say the moves have met little resistance this session because of Morath….

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For so many Americans, Obamacare offered career freedom. A repeal could take that away.

For so many Americans, Obamacare offered career freedom. A repeal could take that away.

Health insurance and career opportunity are impossible to separate for Erin Hoover. Hoover is a 37-year-old Florida State University student who will graduate with a doctorate in English literature this spring. She is also eight months pregnant. Until recently, Hoover had a clear plan. She would have her baby in March, graduate in May, and begin adjunct work to build up her resume. She felt like she was on a good path; one of her poems was recently selected for the Best American Poetry anthology of 2016. Adjunct positions typically…

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Grammar schools could ask parents for up to £40 a month to make up funding shortfalls

Grammar schools could ask parents for up to £40 a month to make up funding shortfalls

Grammar schools are considering asking parents for cash to make up budget shortfalls set to be caused by changes in funding, head teachers have warned. Families could be asked for £30 to £40 a month to ensure teaching standards do not fall, the Grammar School Heads Association (GSHA) has said. Conservative MPs have called for the Government to review the “unacceptable” reforms, which could leave some schools choosing between cutting facilities or switching off heating to keep costs down. He told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme: “We have a choice, I suppose….

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Usain Bolt – the greatest sprinter in history – says he could have had a better career if he’d been ‘more serious’

Usain Bolt – the greatest sprinter in history – says he could have had a better career if he’d been ‘more serious’

Usain Bolt’s career is a disappointment to nobody – except, perhaps, to Bolt himself. Speaking from the IAAF awards after winning male Athlete of the Year, Bolt said if he could go back in time, he would change one thing: taking his sport more seriously early in his career to have won more medals. “When I look back the only real thing I think I would change was to have got more serious more quickly,” Bolt said, according to Reuters’ Mitch Phillips. “I was relying more on my talent. If…

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Teacher’s sabbatical could bring distance learning to Pioneer

Teacher’s sabbatical could bring distance learning to Pioneer

WARWICK — Despite budgetary concerns, the Pioneer Valley Regional School Committee granted Emily Beeman, head teacher in the world languages department at Pioneer, a sabbatical. Nine members voted to approve her request, which would be for one year. One member, Sharon Fontaine, was opposed, with Robin L’Etoile abstaining. Beeman intends to use the sabbatical to pursue her second master’s degree at Marlboro College. Many of the members were initially concerned about how Beeman’s sabbatical would affect the budget. Superintendent Ruth Miller estimated it would cost the district between $4,000 and…

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Penn State students discuss how each presidential candidate could affect education

Penn State students discuss how each presidential candidate could affect education

No issue hits closer to home for many college students than education. Students from both major parties discussed how their candidate would reform the American education system. “Luckily, both candidates do agree on one thing — there needs to be more of an investment in school infrastructure,” O’Neill Kennedy, communications chair for the College Democrats, said. Hillary Clinton’s campaign website states she would expand on the Build America Bonds program, which was introduced by President Barack Obama to provide more funding to local governments. The major contrast in the two…

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