Europe Education
Teacher handcuffed during school board meeting wants apology
French town introduces pork menu with no alternatives in schools
Varadkar takes UK-style loans for student fees off the table
UCC's €350m expansion plan will create 500 construction jobs
College takes part in German engineering exchange program
56,000 students, 9,000 educators prepare to head back to school
Apple's 'Everyone Can Code' Initiative Adopted in 70 Education Institutions Around Europe
2018-01-19 10:01:38 Apple today announced that 70 colleges and universities across Europe have adopted its "Everyone Can Code" initiative, which aims to help people learn to create mobile apps for the App Store. Education institutions in the U.K., Germany, France, Italy, Spain, the Netherlands, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Ireland, Luxembourg, Poland, and Portugal are now offering Apple's App Development with Swift curriculum, which is a full-year coding course designed by Apple educators and engineers   Read More ...
UK university could access European funds post-Brexit
2018-01-17 05:31:47 A leading UK university has launched a close partnership with a top French research agency, in a relationship that could continue to provide UK academics with access to European research funding after Brexit. Imperial College London, one of the world's top science institutes, has created a joint maths laboratory in London with the biggest government research body in France, the National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS)   Read More ...
School stabbing injures teacher, 20 students in Perm, Russia
2018-01-15 16:45:06 By Alastair Jamieson. A teacher and 11 children were hospitalised Monday during a knife fight at a school in Russia, authorities said. A further nine students were treated by paramedics at the scene in the city of Perm, officials said. The ages of the victims and their conditions were not immediately known. An attempted murder investigation was launched into the incident, which began as a fight between two teenagers, the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation’s Perm division said in a statement   Read More ...
Teacher handcuffed during school board meeting wants apology
2018-01-11 14:45:15 A Louisiana teacher who washandcuffed and arrested during a school board meetingsaid she was still shaken two days later — and is still waiting for an apology. "I was seriously panicked. I've never been handcuffed in my life," middle school teacher Deyshia Hargrave said in an interview with NBC News. Hargrave was handcuffed, arrested and booked into jail after bringing up the issue of teacher salary and a raise that was included in a new contract for the district superintendent during a Vermilion Parish School Board meeting on Monday   Read More ...
Regeni Egypt murder: Cambridge tutor's data seized
2018-01-11 13:07:37 Italian investigators have obtained the computer and mobile phone of a Cambridge University lecturer whose student was murdered in Egypt in 2016. They received the items from UK police, who searched Dr Maha Abdelrahman's Cambridge home on Wednesday. The body of her student Giulio Regeni was found dumped in the outskirts of Cairo in February 2016. He had been researching independent trade unions   Read More ...
Iran, banning English teaching in primary schools
2018-01-10 08:45:26 By Eleonora Chiarella. In a context where Iran's Revolutionary Guards blame foreign powers for triggering the recent protests, Iran is going to ban the teaching of English in primary schools because of fear of "cultural invasion". While the teaching of English in Iran generally begins in Middle School, where students are aged between 12 and 14, some primary schools have English classes too   Read More ...
French town introduces pork menu with no alternatives in schools
2018-01-09 15:45:15 Six French primary schools will serve Pork every Monday, without offering an alternative, after a town mayor decided that catering for religious requirements was "against the values of the French Republic". Mayor Julien Sanchez, from the far-right Front National party, introduced the measure this year in the southern town of Beaucaire using the French separation between religion and the state as his justification   Read More ...
Brexit: More than 2,300 EU academics resign amid warning over UK university 'Brexodus'
2018-01-08 10:32:55 than 2,300 EU academics have resigned from British universities over the past year amid concerns over a “Brexodus” of top talent in higher education. New figures show a 19 per cent increase in departures of European staff from universities last year compared to before the EU referendum, and a 10 per cent rise from some 2130 resignations in 2015-16. Theresa May has urged EU citizens to stay in the UK after Britain leaves the bloc but prolonged uncertainty over post-Brexit rights has made some academics fearful for the future, critics warn   Read More ...
Communities devastated by mass incarceration need college graduates
2017-12-31 16:00:03 Community colleges of the City University of New York have a low average graduation rate: only 23 percent of students earn an associate's degree within 4 years. This is not uncommon for students who must juggle work, school and family responsibilities, or who don't have the skillset to succeed in a college environment. The problem is that the students stereotyped as least likely to graduate — like formerly incarcerated women — are usually those whose lives would be most changed by higher education   Read More ...
View: Children yearn for education in eastern Ukraine
2017-12-28 14:00:04 A 13-year-old student and teacher from eastern Ukraine have written letters explaining what it’s like to live through the conflict there, and how the education system has suffered. Anya, 13, student, Avdiivka School #4. Hi, My name is Anya, I’m 13 years old and I live in Avdiivka. I go to school #4 and I like studying there very much. Unfortunately, something bad happened   Read More ...
PRACE Launches Outreach to Universities Program
2017-12-23 00:07:11 The European Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe (PRACE) is expanding to make its programs and training offerings more accessible for university students and faculty members. The Outreach to Universities program is the one-stop shop where the latest student-centric information on programs, educational opportunities and more can be found. In addition to the wide range of training and education programs, MOOCs, interactive video demos, games, and other activities, PRACE representatives and experts will also be visiting local universities   Read More ...
Experience the World through Education, encourages EU Ambassador
2017-12-18 12:19:28 “Apply and get to experience the world,” was the rallying call from the European Union Ambassador to Kenya Stefano Dejak. He was speaking during the Erasmus+ scholarship information session organised by the EU and the University of Nairobi at the School of Journalism and Media Studies. Erasmus+ is an education programme that has various dimensions, addressing undergraduate and postgraduate students as well as teaching staff   Read More ...
Russischer Botschafter in Stanford: NATO keine "friedliebende Organisation"
2017-12-02 14:02:49 Für deutsche Untertitel bitte die Untertitelfunktion einschalten ––– Der russische Botschafter in den Verienigten Staaten, Anatolii Antonow, wandte sich am Freitag an die Studenten, Journalisten und Forscher der Stanford University in Kalifornien. Während seiner Rede bemerkte er, dass die russisch-amerikanischen Beziehungen eine "Geisel interner Probleme zwischen der Demokratischen und der Republikanischen Partei" seien. Im Namen der russischen Regierung äußerte er sich besorgt über die "Dämonisierung des russischen Präsidenten Wladimir Putin sowie der Russischen Föderation" in den westlichen Medien: "Es scheint mir, dass die ukrainischen Ereignisse, ich nenne es mal so, der Auslöser waren, für die sich drastisch verschlechternden Beziehungen zwischen der Russischen Föderation und den Vereinigten Staaten sowie anderen westlichen Ländern", sagte Antonov   Read More ...
Univa Grid Engine Powers University of Oxford Human Genetics Centre
2017-11-25 00:06:47 Last week at SC17, Univa announced its Univa Grid Engine distributed resource management system is powering the Wellcome Centre for Human Genetics’ (WHG) high performance computing environment. WHG is a research institute within the Nuffield Department of Medicine at the University of Oxford. The Centre is an international leader in genetics, genomics, statistics and structural biology with more than 400 researchers and 70 administrative and support personnel   Read More ...
Breakthrough could launch organic electronics beyond cell phone screens
2017-11-18 00:00:03 A discovery by an international team of researchers from Princeton University, the Georgia Institute of Technology and Humboldt University in Berlin points the way to more widespread use of an advanced technology generally known as organic electronics. The research, published Nov. 13 in the journal Nature Materials, focuses on organic semiconductors, a class of materials prized for their applications in emerging technologies such as flexible electronics, solar energy conversion, and high-quality color displays for smartphones and televisions   Read More ...
Students react to Manhattan attack
2017-11-01 09:00:06 Students from Stuyvesent High School spoke of the confusion and panic that occurred after eight people were killed and 11 injured in a terror attack in Lower Manhattan. One student said: ‘‘All the kids were having a fun time, just messing around, but out of the blue there is a giant crime scene. It is shocking that this happened one block away from the school   Read More ...
No insults on syllabus as Swiss school starts Klingon classes
2017-10-30 22:03:18 A language school in Switzerland has begun teaching Klingon, a fictional language, sketched out in the 1960 for the bad guys in TV series Star Trek. "I’m a big Star Trek fan. I like artificial languages. I’m working as a speech therapist. Therefore, I find it interesting to put myself in a student’s position who can’t understand a thing. But principally, it is fun," said one eager student. Have fun searching in different languages with . Give pirate or a try. READ MORE : What are the top stories today? Click to watch: euronews: the most watched news channel in   Read More ...
PM pledges help for young people on fees and housing
2017-09-30 23:31:38 Theresa May is set to announce that tuition fees will be frozen at £9,250 in an overhaul of student funding. She told the Sun on Sunday the repayment threshold would also rise, so graduates only start paying back their loans once they are earning £25,000. The changes to the loan system come with another pledge to extend the Help to Buy scheme, Mrs May said   Read More ...
How British poker star went from solitary student player to a card king worth £13MILLION
2017-09-30 22:32:07 Holed up in his digs, snacking on pizza and fizzy drink, Chris Moorman’s Friday nights were a solitary affair... but, boy, were they profitable. While his mates were out on the town, Chris was playing online poker. He had learned Texas Hold ’Em at uni and earned £50,000 while still a 21-year-old student. A year down the line – and with his mum thinking he was stacking shelves – the winnings were mounting   Read More ...
UCM Higher Education open day at the Nunnery campus
2017-09-29 20:04:14 Potential degree students are invited to University College Isle of Man’s (UCM) Nunnery campus on Wednesday 11th October to discover more about its highly successful degree programmes. In addition to offering the opportunity to talk with lecturers about the 12 degree-level programmes and tour the Nunnery campus, the event also showcases many of the top companies on the Isle of Man that offer great career and work experience opportunities for graduates   Read More ...
Students demand right to vote in Catalonia referendum
2017-09-29 19:07:36 The students are demanding the right to vote in the regional ballot on secession, which the Madrid-based national government says is illegal. Many protesters carried pro-independence flags and handmade banners, with slogans such as "we want to vote". The march yesterday and the strikes were called by Catalonia's main student unions. Laia Ferrus, a 20-year-old student of education, said she had chosen to come out of a sense of democratic duty   Read More ...
Catalonia: Teachers and students prepare to open schools for referendum
2017-09-29 13:03:20 Teachers and students at some schools in Catalonia are organising to keep schools open to serve as polling stations for Sunday's outlawed referendum on independence from Spain. Coded messages are being sent on social media to make arrangements, the La Vanguardia newspaper reported. Hundreds of teachers gathered at the regional government's headquarters on Thursday, chanting "we will open" and "we will vote"   Read More ...
Substitute to student: 'Go back to where you speak Spanish'
2017-09-29 02:06:57 CHARLOTTE, N.C. In the nine-second video, students can be heard gasping, shocked at what the substitute teacher at South Mecklenburg High School said Monday morning to a Spanish-speaking student. “I was like, ‘It's not right. This is racism,’" said a female student who recorded the video and sent it to WSOCTV. The student, who did not want to be identified, said the student was speaking Spanish with another classmate when the substitute teacher told him to stop   Read More ...
Elmgrove Primary School shuts after 'threatening calls'
2017-09-28 20:04:51 Elmgrove Primary School in east Belfast will be closed on Friday after being contacted by the police about threatening telephone calls. The calls referenced the school, and were "a threat to the safety of our pupils", said Elmgrove PS. Pupils were sent home after the school was contacted by police on Thursday afternoon. The school was also closed for a period in January 2015 after a "malicious" email threat   Read More ...
College funding proposal dismissed as ‘fairy tale’
2017-09-28 12:14:41 After Education, Sport & Culture president Deputy Paul Le Pelley presented the committee’s plans to reduce funding to the colleges to £900,000 a year, which he said provided a perfect ‘Goldilocks’ balance, Deputy Heidi Soulsby responded: ‘To me his whole policy looks like a fairy tale’. Deputy Le Pelley said their plans gave the three colleges ‘a lucrative cushion which could allow [them] to become even more choosy and their possible fees could rise still higher’   Read More ...
School of Dutchness? Trip to see The Nightwatch to be on school curriculum, writes Telegraaf
2017-09-28 12:09:13 The prospective cabinet wants to mandate school trips to the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam and parliament in The Hague at least once during pupils’ school careers, the Telegraaf reports. According to the paper’s sources, the VVD, CDA, and ChristenUnie, which are currently rounding off formation talks, have agreed to include the visits in a broad cultural package for schools. The education package also includes the controversial CDA stipulation that children learn about the Wilhelmus Dutch national anthem   Read More ...
'Go Back To Where You Speak Spanish': Substitute Teacher Let Go After Berating Student
2017-09-28 04:35:46 A substitute teacher in North Carolina is facing accusations of racism after he was caught on video berating a high school student for speaking Spanish in the classroom. "Go back to where you speak Spanish if you don't want to speak English," said Gary Atta, as he stood over a student in a South Mecklenburg High classroom on Monday. Other students gasped   Read More ...
Give children terror attack advice in schools, say police
2017-09-28 04:34:02 Children in schools should be taught what to do in the event of a terrorist attack in the UK, police have said. The call follows a number of attacks in the UK this year, including the Manchester Arena bombing, which targeted people at a pop concert. Met Deputy Assistant Commissioner Lucy D'Orsi said giving advice in classrooms could potentially save lives   Read More ...
‘Go back to where you speak Spanish’: Substitute teacher let go after berating Spanish-speaking student
2017-09-28 00:46:40 A substitute teacher in North Carolina is facing accusations of racism after he was caught on video berating a high school student for speaking Spanish in the classroom. “Go back to where you speak Spanish if you don’t want to speak English,” said Gary Atta, as he stood over a student in a South Mecklenburg High classroom on Monday. Other students gasped   Read More ...
WCSD Seeks Names for New Middle School in Spanish Springs
2017-09-28 00:02:56 The Washoe County School District needs your help naming the new middle school in Spanish Springs. The School Naming Committee says names can be submitted on www.wcsdbuilding.com until October 20th. English and Spanish submission forms are both available on the website. The new school will be located in the new Kiley Ranch development. It's expected to open for students by August 2019   Read More ...
Ex-student accused of rape after woman claimed she woke up on top of him cleared after three year ordeal
2017-09-27 13:34:24 A former college student accused of rape has been cleared of wrongdoing after a three year court ordeal. A female undergraduate Joshua Lines had been friends with claimed she woke up up on top of him after a drunken night out. The company director's son was just 20 when he was held by police, after he was invited to stay in the woman's room at a university halls of residence   Read More ...
MATSEC September 2017: 68% of 18-year-old cohort awarded Matriculation Certificate
2017-09-27 12:04:50 Sixty-eight per cent of the students sitting for the MATSEC resits in September were awarded the matriculation certificate, the University announced today. The Matriculation Certificate results and the SEC examination results were issued today. The target date (which is the last week of September) for publication of results for the September MATSEC examinations has been met consistently since 1994. his is no easy feat, the university said, considering that the number of Matriculation candidates has tripled since the change in regulations in 2012 with most candidates under 18 years of age now sitting for particular exams in September   Read More ...
21st century classroom
2017-09-27 10:00:27 New thinking is being implemented here in our own Maltese educational system For the man in the street the typical classroom setup in our primary and secondary schools would take the following shape: a colourful classroom with neat and ordered seating facilities, a teacher’s front desk full of books and copybooks, a big writing board behind the teacher’s desk or an interactive whiteboard with a projector, a small library of books and maybe a few computers in a corner or at the back   Read More ...
Varadkar takes UK-style loans for student fees off the table
2017-09-27 09:07:02 The future funding of the university system is under scrutiny with the Cassells Report putting student loans forward as an option of boosting cash-flow. But there remains a lack of clarity on how the soaring cost of third-level education will be funded, with universities calling for an extra €350m next year. Mr Varadkar last night gave his strongest signal yet that his Fine Gael-led Government will not be in favour of heaping large debts on students   Read More ...
Fake exam certificate website shut down
2017-09-26 19:04:46 Exam boards have revealed that they have succeeded in shutting down a website selling "fake examination certificates". The body representing the exam boards - the Joint Council for Qualifications - says the website was selling fake GCSE and A-level certificates for £400. Michael Turner, head of the JCQ, says it sends a "strong message". The exam boards say the website is now legally barred from providing fake certificates and that there had been a "flagrant infringement of the trademark"   Read More ...
Ban tackles and scrums from school rugby: British academics
2017-09-26 15:10:33 Schools should ban the tackle and other forms of "harmful contact" in rugby games to reduce the risk of injury, according to British experts. In an opinion piece published in the British Medical Journal, the academics argue that most injuries in youth rugby are caused by the game's collision elements, especially the tackle. Citing the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, Allyson Pollock and Graham Kirkwood called on Britain's chief medical officers to "advise the UK government to put the interests of the child before the interests of corporate professional rugby unions and remove the tackle and other forms of harmful contact from the school game"   Read More ...
Numbers of pensioner teachers add up
2017-09-26 12:06:36 Four times more school teachers are working past pension age than two years ago, reports Trouw on Tuesday. At the end of 2016, there were 1201 primary school employees who chose to carry on working rather than retiring, compared with 341 at the end of 2014. In secondary education, the figures were 1164 in 2016 compared with 164 two years earlier   Read More ...
Salary raises for teachers must happen soon - Evarist Bartolo
2017-09-26 12:04:58 Education Minister Evarist Bartalo said today that salary increases for teachers "must happen soon". Minister Bartolo told this newsroom that an increase in salaries would happen soon, jokingly adding that “it will happen in my lifetime for sure." More seriously, the Minister said that discussions are underway to improve teachers' conditions and salaries. This year the Malta Union of Teachers has been trying to solve its leadership problem, “which was one the biggest challenges in the last few months because we were not able to do negaotations with them till the leader was chosen and confirmed”, the Minister said   Read More ...
UCC's €350m expansion plan will create 500 construction jobs
2017-09-26 12:02:53 University College Cork (UCC) today confirmed the €350m expansion which will create 500 construction jobs and support an expansion of its student population from 21,000 to 23,000. Central to the investment will be allowing for an expansion of foreign student numbers from 3,300 to 4,400. The major infrastructural element of the plan will be a 20pc increase in campus space to cater for the expanded student numbers   Read More ...
Footage of man ramming car into teacher at school gate
2017-09-25 21:38:43 By Ceren Senkul, News Reporter. Footage has been released of a parent deliberately driving into a teacher at the school gates when he went to pick up his child. The teacher at Winston Churchill School was swept off his feet and carried on the car bonnet before being thrown to the ground by the VW which narrowly avoided hitting two schoolchildren   Read More ...