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Bob Burchell obituary | History

My friend and former colleague Robert Burchell, who has died aged 79, was a historian of the US whose career saw a huge growth in the subject’s popularity in the UK. He was professor of American history at the University of Manchester and the first director of the Eccles Centre for American Studies at the British Library. Born in Plymouth, Bob was the son of Lucy (nee Symons) and Arthur Burchell, an electrician at the Devonport submarine base. His earliest…

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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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Washington Post: Joe Scarborough Did Not Murder His Staffer – Education Article

Trump has repeatedly tweeted that MSNBC talk show host Joe Scarborough murdered a young woman in his Florida office when he was a member of Congress. Scarborough used to be a Republican, but has become an outspoken critic of Trump. Amber Phillips wrote in the Washington Post: This is a conspiracy theory that normally would not make it into this newsletter, were it not for President Trump alleging over and over again in recent days that there’s an affair-and-murder mystery…

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Plans to reopen English schools ‘fail to address risk to BAME staff’ | Education

A leading teaching union has warned the prime minister that plans to reopen schools more widely next month fail to address that coronavirus poses a greater risk to black and minority ethnic pupils and staff. Patrick Roach, the general secretary of the NASUWT, called on Boris Johnson to ensure that the government’s approach to reopening state education will address the disproportionate impact of Covid-19 on BAME people. In his letter, the union leader requested urgent clarification from ministers that they…

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How to Cope With Covid-19 Burnout – Education Article

You’re reading the latest issue of Teaching, a weekly newsletter from a team of Chronicle journalists. Sign up here to get it in your inbox on Thursdays. This week: I share the story of a faculty member who lived through burnout, and what it taught her about how to cope. I tell you how some colleges are planning for fall teaching. I point you to remote-teaching related stories you may have missed. **We know things are in…

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Happy Memorial Day! | Ask a Tech Teacher – Education Article

I’m taking Memorial Day to honor our soldiers. Hang the American flag and call my two soldier children. Say hi, how are you. When are you coming home to visit? Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-18 technology for 30 years. She is the editor/author of over a hundred tech ed resources including a K-12 technology curriculum, K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum. She is an adjunct professor in tech ed, Master Teacher, webmaster for four blogs, an Amazon Vine Voice, CSTA presentation reviewer, freelance journalist…

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‘Rich, thick kids’ achieve much more than poor clever ones, says Gove | Academies

Inequality in Britain is so entrenched that “rich, thick kids” achieve more than their “poor, clever” peers even before they start school, the education secretary said today. Michael Gove told MPs on the cross-party Commons education committee that a “yawning gap” had formed between the attainment of poor children and their richer peers. Gove has come under criticism for using parliamentary procedures usually reserved for national emergencies to rush through his academies bill. The bill, which became law today, will…

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Let the Pandemic be the Mother of Innovation in Schools – Education Article

The school year is winding down and the states are opening up. Some people are wondering how this summer is going to shape up. Will we be traveling? Having backyard barbecues? Going to the beach? Will we see a resurgence of COVID 19? Educators (and parents), however, are looking toward the fall. Will schools reopen? Will we be teaching remotely again? Will there be a mixture of the two?  I assert that we must not return to the same educational…

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5 Steps to Becoming a Reader of Research – Education Rickshaw – Education Article

A lot of people have told to me at my workshops that they wish to start reading research but they don’t know where to start. I usually respond by recommending popular books, such as How Learning Happens: Seminal Works in Educational Psychology and What They Mean in Practice and How We Learn: Why Brains Learn Better Than Any Machine . . . for Now, which I just read this month. These provide teachers with easily digestible explanations of important research…

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TikTok and a shoulder to cry on: why pupils in Gloucestershire wish lockdown school would never end | Education

“We call it ‘strange school’,” says Caitlin, 15, slightly raising her voice across the the open space of the school hall where the pupils are carefully observing physical distancing. “Literally everything here is different now.” Since lockdown, Caitlin has been coming to school five days a week, as she is among those whose schooling is considered a priority. With three younger siblings at home, she has to take on “a lot of responsibility for helping out”. Even in normal times,…

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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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Check New Exam Pattern, Marking Scheme – Education Article

NTA will announce the exam pattern for JEE Main 2021. The notification is not out, yet by looking into the previous year pattern, the exam will consist of 2 papers. These two papers included B.E/ B.Tech & B.Arch, B.Plannig. Candidates willing to take the JEE Main 2021 exam must know the NTA JEE Main 2021 Exam Pattern. To know about the paper pattern is the first thing which candidates must have in order to prepare for the exam. For paper…

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Why One Former Campus Leader Thinks College Rankings Should Stop During the Pandemic – Education Article

The coronavirus has underscored inequities in American society, including among college students. When campuses first began emptying in early March, low-income and first-generation students were more likely to have lost critical sources of food and shelter. When courses moved online, a strong Wi–Fi connection and quiet place to focus were harder to come by. Now, in the next phase of the pandemic, new inequities are poised to arise, this time among both who gets into college, and among who completes…

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Here’s One Way to Get Microphones, Arduino Kits, and More Without Spending More Money – Education Article

Earlier this week I logged into my Hilton Honors account to cancel a hotel room that I no longer need. After cancelling the reservation I started poking around the site looking at ways to use some of the points that I’ve accrued in the last year. That’s when I noticed that there is an option to use Hilton Honors points to pay for things on Amazon. I already knew that I could use American Express Member Rewards points for Amazon…

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‘Today, every student can potentially self-learn using technology’ – Education Article

The EDge Editorial Team May 2020 In the wake of the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic, the education system faces a new set of challenges and opportunities. While school closures in India has pushed out 250 million children from brick-and-mortar classrooms, the clamour for digital learning is intensifying. Educational Technology (EdTech) is witnessing a spike in both usage and acceptance. We initiated a series of discussions with government officials, industry leaders, and experts to understand the hurdles to wider adoption of EdTech…

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Eva Pinthus obituary | Religious studies and theology

My friend Eva Pinthus, who has died aged 95, was a theology teacher and lecturer whose speciality was providing pastoral care to university students. In the late 1950s she spent two years as deputy warden at Ashburne Hall, Manchester University, and from 1960 until 1968 she was warden of Cleminson Hall at Hull University, where her dog Tigger was an unofficial “therapy dog” for students. Eva was born in Berlin to Heinrich Pinthus, a solicitor in his family’s legal firm,…

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