What Happens When Their School Doesn’t Offer Physics? Rural Students Head Online

What Happens When Their School Doesn’t Offer Physics? Rural Students Head Online

This story is part of the special series United And Divided, which explores the links and rifts between rural and urban America. Schools in rural school districts often don’t have the budget or the teachers to offer students all of the courses they would like to take. One rural district in a Missouri county decided to offer credit for online classes in an effort to give its students the educational opportunities it can’t otherwise afford. In Jefferson County in eastern Missouri, the high school, middle school and elementary school that make…

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Tories signal they may back down on cuts to school funding

Tories signal they may back down on cuts to school funding

cuts to school funding MPs from both main parties seek clarity about education funding after pledge not to cut budgets was left out of Queen’s speech Protesters in Bristol last month campaigning against cuts to education. Photograph: Lynchpics/Alamy Live News View more sharing options Shares 176 Jessica Elgot Political reporter Wednesday 21 June 2017 20.13 BSTLast modified on Thursday 22 June 2017 00.50 BST Theresa May has indicated she is prepared to go back to the drawing board over school funding changes that Tory MPs said had been toxic on the doorstep,…

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This Free Website Helps High School Students Line Up College Scholarships

This Free Website Helps High School Students Line Up College Scholarships

Diolanda Caballero’s ears perked up when a guidance counselor mentioned a new website where students could earn scholarship money just for completing routine high school activities. She was a sophomore at Foothill High School in Nevada at the time, dreaming of going to college out of state but worried about the costs. “I was like, ‘I can get a scholarship for getting an A? Heck yeah,’” Caballero says. She signed up for Raise.me the very next day. Raised by a single mother, Caballero will be the first in her family…

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Punjab Government Approves Online Transfer Of Government School Teachers From Next Academic Session

Punjab Government Approves Online Transfer Of Government School Teachers From Next Academic Session

Punjab Government Approves Online Transfer Of Government School Teachers CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh today approved a policy for online transfer of government teachers from the next academic session, on the lines of a similar system existing in several other states, including in neighbouring Haryana. The decision, taken by the Chief Minister at an Education Department review meeting here, will facilitate transfer of school teachers, while making the process more transparent, according to an official spokesperson. The Chief Minister directed the Additional Chief Secretary (School Education) to discuss…

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Pupils at London school asked to clean their classroom as cuts bite

Pupils at London school asked to clean their classroom as cuts bite

A cash-strapped primary school is asking pupils to vacuum classrooms at the end of the day because it cannot afford to replace the cleaner, while the headteacher’s husband is doing the plumbing for free. In a stark example of how the government’s funding cuts are hitting schools across the country, Furzedown primary school, in the London borough of Wandsworth, has been forced to make cutbacks to try to balance the books. It is one of thousands of schools struggling to make ends meet during the funding crisis. Thousands of parents,…

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Har Ber High School To Hold Online Classes After Electrical Issue Knocks Out Power

Har Ber High School To Hold Online Classes After Electrical Issue Knocks Out Power

SPRINGDALE (KFSM) — Springdale Har-Ber High School will hold online classes on Friday (April 28) because of electrical issues at the school. The district said the issue will not be solved before classes are scheduled to resume Friday, so the school will have a non-traditional digital instruction day. Students are not expected to be on campus but will receive their instruction from the school digitally on Friday only. Electrical issues shut down power at the school on Thursday afternoon (April 27). Students were not in any danger. Students should look for instruction…

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School admissions: is a lottery a fairer system?

School admissions: is a lottery a fairer system?

  The annual secondary school offer day is behind us now. Thousands of parents and pupils across the country will be breathing a huge sigh of relief to have got a place at their first or second choice school for September. Or they may be like Anoushka Visvalingam, in one of a significant minority of families who failed to get any of their preferred options and are waiting anxiously to see if that will change in the next few months. The vexed issue of how to guarantee all parents a…

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For-Profit Law School Is Cut Off From Federal Student Loans

For-Profit Law School Is Cut Off From Federal Student Loans

The troubles buffeting the nation’s law schools may be on the verge of claiming their first victim. The federal Department of Education told students of the Charlotte School of Law in North Carolina this week that federal student loans — the financial lifeblood for law schools — would not be available. The for-profit school is the first accredited law school to lose access to federal student loans. The Charlotte School said on Thursday that it still planned to open its doors on Monday for spring semester classes. The federal agency…

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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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577 Remarkable High School Students Awarded 2017 Horatio Alger State Scholarships

577 Remarkable High School Students Awarded 2017 Horatio Alger State Scholarships

WASHINGTON, Jan. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans, Inc., a nonprofit educational organization honoring the achievements of outstanding individuals and encouraging youth to pursue their dreams through higher education, today announced 577 students from across the nation will receive its prestigious 2017 Horatio Alger State Scholarships. These young men and women are recognized for their admirable commitment to continuing their education and serving their communities, despite facing significant adversity. Since 1984, Horatio Alger Association has administered one of the nation’s largest privately funded, need-based scholarship programs,…

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