Rural schools offered extra protection against closure

Rural schools offered extra protection against closure

Schools in rural areas are set to get more protection from closure under new rules published by the education secretary. They will be officially designated and listed to give them added protection with closure being a last resort. Kirsty Williams said it should only be considered once alternatives and impact on communities have been explored. Ms Williams said rural schools were “at the heart of community life” and should get “a fair hearing”. Anglesey, Gwynedd, Conwy, Denbighshire, Powys, Ceredigion, Pembrokeshire, Carmarthenshire and Monmouthshire are classed as the more rural of…

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HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar: 2,000 online courses to be offered through Swayam in 1 year, says

HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar: 2,000 online courses to be offered through Swayam in 1 year, says

In a bid to promote affordable education, Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar on Sunday said the government aims to offer about 2,000 online courses within one year through ‘Swayam’ — an indigenously developed platform. “Currently, 380 courses are offered through this platform and this will be enhanced to 2,000 courses in one year,” he said after the inauguration of a week-long Teachers Workshop at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) here. About 60,000 students have already completed their courses through this affordable platform launched last year. It makes knowledge available…

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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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Chibok Girls Are Offered Free Scholarship

Chibok Girls Are Offered Free Scholarship

African-American billionaire is ready to pay for the education of kidnapped Chibok girls. Private equity mogul Robert Smith offered to give 24 Chibok girls, including the 21 young women who were released from Boko Haram captivity in October, a chance to attend American University of Nigeria (AUN), Yola. Smith is going to pay for tuition, room, board etc. at a cost of $5,000 to $11,000 a year. The 54-year-old founder of Vista Equity Partners is reported to possess a fortune of around $2.5 billion.We completely share the last opinion. Any…

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