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One in five students lose money by going to university, IFS finds | Education

One in five students would be financially better off if they skipped higher education, according to groundbreaking research that compares the lifetime earnings of graduates and non-graduates. Analysis by the Institute for Fiscal Studies found while 80% of former students gained financially from attending university, about 20% earned less than those with similar school results who did not attend, highlighting how some subjects, such as creative arts, offer negative financial returns. The IFS research – which uses tax data to…

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Hechinger Report Clarifies Dispute about Baker-Green Article on Voucher Case – Education Article

I posted at 10 AM EST today about an article in the Hechinger Report, written at its request by scholars Bruce Baker and Preston Green, each of whom is an expert in his field (school finance, constitutional law and education). A reader identified with the pro-voucher Reason Institute complained that an earlier Supreme Court decision forbade private schools from practicing racial discrimination, and an editor inserted a note saying so, as if to correct Baker and Green. Baker and Green…

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Pests and pesky flatmates: student renters’ worst problems – and how to fix them | Education

Good housing – safe, affordable and properly managed – is a basic need, but student renters aren’t guaranteed an easy ride. Save the Student’s latest National Student Accommodation survey reveals many struggle with excessive costs and face widespread issues. Here are the most common problems uncovered by the survey, and the steps students can take to tackle them. Problem housemates Almost half of renters complain of noisy housemates, while a third have issues with food theft (no small thing when…

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HuffPost is now a part of Verizon Media – Education Article

HuffPost is part of Verizon Media. Click ‘I agree‘ to allow Verizon Media and our partners to use cookies and similar technologies to access your device and use your data (including location) to understand your interests, and provide and measure personalised ads. We will also provide you with personalised ads on partner products. Learn more about how we use your data in our Privacy Centre. Once you confirm your privacy choices here, you can make changes at any time by…

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How One Teacher Found Innovative Solutions to ELL Issues – Education Article

I met Dr. Bill Morgan through a shared interest in keyboarding for youngers (see this article on A Conversation About Keyboarding and this article on Preparing Young Students for Home Row Keyboarding: An Unplugged Approach). In each other, we found kindred spirits, both passionate about better ways to teach today’s learners. When Bill offered an article on a new class he started that helps English Language Learners, I was excited. It’s an important issue with not enough solutions. His approach is…

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UCL eugenics inquiry did not go far enough, committee say | Education

An inquiry into University College London’s historical links with eugenics has issued its final report, despite the fact that a majority of its committee refused to sign it because they felt it did not go far enough. The report of the inquiry, which has taken a year and a half and had an independent external chair, calls for the names of scientific pioneers who supported the discredited science, including the Victorian scientist and “father of eugenics” Francis Galton, to be…

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Our Teacher Self-Care Desk 11x 15 Calendars are HERE! – Education Article

We’re almost two months into 2020 and our Teacher Self-Care Calendars have been a HIT!  We’ve currently restocked so here’s your chance to get yours TODAY!  LARGE, DESIGNER DESK PAD calendar perfect for desktop decor and monthly planning around teacher self-care. STUNNING, STATEMENT PIECE, with 12 vibrant colors, a different one for each month. PRETTY & PRACTICAL DESK CALENDAR – great for monthly planning, office or countertop decor & tracking self-care.   To order, click here.  To see more photos of our calendars,…

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Low-income Americans most at risk of coronavirus, experts say | World news

The US health agency overseeing coronavirus has told Americans that to curb the inevitable spread of the respiratory illness, they only need to take simple steps: wash your hands, stay home from work if you feel sick and speak to a doctor if you have symptoms of the disease. But in the US healthcare system, things are never as simple as they seem. From the cost of healthcare to the lack of guaranteed paid sick days in the US, experts…

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PESSAT Application Form 2020: Registration Begins @pes.edu – Education Article

PES University has released the PESSAT Application Form 2020 on 4th October 2019. PESSAT Exam (PES Scholastic Aptitude Test) is an entrance test held by the university for admission to Post Graduate & Under Graduate disciplines. To get Admission into PES University a candidate must appear for PESSAT 2020 Exam. The PES University held this exam across all over India in many different cities. PESSAT Exam can be attempted only once by a candidate in an academic year. To get…

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‘Abuse of power’: should universities ban staff-student relationships? | Education

Within weeks of starting her postgraduate degree, Allison Smith, then a student at Sussex University, entered a relationship with her lecturer. They had met at an induction party celebrating the new term with drinks and fireworks, where she found him “drunk and loud” but not inappropriate. He later approached her on Twitter. “That escalated quickly into flirtatious talk,” she says. Her lecturer, Lee Salter, assured her that the university approved of the relationship and said it would be “fine as…

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HuffPost is now a part of Verizon Media – Education Article

HuffPost is part of Verizon Media. Click ‘I agree‘ to allow Verizon Media and our partners to use cookies and similar technologies to access your device and use your data (including location) to understand your interests, and provide and measure personalised ads. We will also provide you with personalised ads on partner products. Learn more about how we use your data in our Privacy Centre. Once you confirm your privacy choices here, you can make changes at any time by…

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Join the Movement – A.J. JULIANI – Education Article

​If we are to meet the many challenges the world is facing, it is vital that we empower a generation of conscious and empathetic leaders, who are equipped to tackle society’s toughest challenges. Started by Ed Kirwan (Creator of www.empathy-week.com and freelance filmmaker/photographer @ www.edkirwan.co.uk) Empathy Week is developing the empathy young people need today, to be able to transform the world tomorrow.​ ​Set in the UK, Empathy Week starts today February 24th and goes till February 28th.  Even if you are not in…

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Fewer than 1% of UK university professors are black, figures show | Education

Fewer than 1% of the professors employed at UK universities are black and few British universities employ more than one or two black professors, figures show. The Higher Education Statistics Agency (Hesa) figures show UK universities continue to increase academic and non-academic staff numbers to record levels but progress on employing more staff from ethnic minorities remains sluggish. Universities employed 217,000 academic staff and 223,000 non-academic staff in 2018-19, both up 5,000 compared with the previous year. Only 140 academic…

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‘I Want to See You Here’: How to Make College a Better Bet for More People – Education Article

Going to college can change the course of someone’s life. And yet the American higher-education system waylays a lot of students. It is deeply stratified. And for many people, it remains out of reach entirely. Some signs point to growing opportunity. Students in the lowest income bracket are more likely to enroll in college right out of high school than they used to be. That proportion has gone from a third to about half in the last 30 years. But…

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How to Create Interactive Videos, Three Options – Education Article

This year I’ve become a big fan of the PowerCert Animated Videos YouTube channel as the videos on it have helped me explain some important concepts in my Intro to Computer Science courses. Sometimes getting an explanation from someone other than me helps my students understand a concept a little better. Throughout the year I have either shown one of the videos in class or used one in a lesson that distribute through EDpuzzle. EDpuzzle is a free service for creating video-based lessons.…

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