Schools face cuts of £170 per pupil if Theresa May wins the election

Schools face cuts of £170 per pupil if Theresa May wins the election

Schools are facing sweeping cuts if the Tories win the election, a new analysis shows today. Funding per pupil in England will fall by nearly 3% under the Conservatives, a study by the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) reveals. This would mean a £130 cut for every pupil in primary school and a £170 cut for every one in secondary school. The respected economic think tank says Theresa May’s plans will result in an overall cut in school funding of seven per cent between 2016 and 2022. By contrast, Labour’s…

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Rowan College at Burlington County student wins National Distance Learning Week Scholarship

Rowan College at Burlington County student wins National Distance Learning Week Scholarship

George N. Togba Jr., 28, of Burlington City, sees Rowan College at Burlington County’s online classes as an essential part of his success. He is the winner of RCBC’s Distance Learning scholarship, which the college and the RCBC Foundation, awarded in recognition of National Distance Learning Week in November. “Online classes offer the flexibility that many of our students need, because they are working, have families, or other commitments that may make it difficult to attend class in-person. We were proud to present this scholarship to support a student’s success…

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Liberian Native Wins Rowan College At Burlington County’s Distance Learning Scholarship

Liberian Native Wins Rowan College At Burlington County’s Distance Learning Scholarship

George N. Togba Jr., 28, of Burlington City, sees Rowan College at Burlington County’s online classes as an essential part of his success. He is the winner of Rowan College at Burlington College’s Distance Learning scholarship, which the college and the RCBC Foundation, awarded in recognition of National Distance Learning Week in November, the college said this week. “Online classes offer the flexibility that many of our students need, because they are working, have families, or other commitments that may make it difficult to attend class in-person. We were proud…

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Google Science Fair: Indian-origin teen wins $50,000 scholarship

Google Science Fair: Indian-origin teen wins $50,000 scholarship

A 16-year-old Indian-origin South African teen has won a $ 50,000 scholarship at the annual Google Science Fair in the US for using orange peel to develop a cheaper “super-absorbent material” that helps soil retain water. Kiara Nirghin, a Grade 11 student at private school St Martin’s, submitted her project titled ‘No More Thirsty Crops’ which was aimed at alleviating the severe drought plaguing South Africa. Her solution to the problem of drought uses the peels from orange and avocado fruits, which were normally discarded. The Google Science Fair is…

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