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'Value for money', Britain's May launches review of high university fees
Teacher handcuffed during school board meeting wants apology
Iran, banning English teaching in primary schools
Communities devastated by mass incarceration need college graduates
21st century classroom
Varadkar takes UK-style loans for student fees off the table
UCC's €350m expansion plan will create 500 construction jobs
Ukraine closes schools to save gas as Russia keeps pipelines closed
2018-03-02 19:06:27 Ukraine has told all schools and higher education institutions to close in an effort to save gas, after its Russian supplier refused to deliver more fuel. Russian energy giant Gazprom - one of the world's largest natural gas suppliers - said it was unilaterally severing its contracts with Ukraine. Gazprom made the announcement after a Stockholm court ruled against it at the end of a long-running legal battle   Read More ...
Immigrants have been 'moving and mixing' across Europe since ancient times, groundbreaking DNA research reveals
2018-02-21 19:35:49 Groundbreaking research into the DNA of early Europeans has allowed unprecedented insight into the movement of people and cultures across the ancient world. Carried out by a large team of scientists from institutions around the world, the ambitious genetic analysis of hundreds of human specimens from the Neolithic period, Copper Age and Bronze Age represents a fundamental challenge to traditional views about migration throughout history   Read More ...
'Value for money', Britain's May launches review of high university fees
2018-02-19 18:45:23 LONDON (REUTERS) - British universities must offer students value for money, Prime Minister Theresa May said on Monday (Feb 19), launching a review that could reduce fees and restore grants in a bid to entice younger voters who helped punish her party at an election last year. In a speech designed to show her programme for Britain is more than just its departure from the European Union, May said she wanted not only to look at the funding of education but also at ways of raising the importance of technical studies to prepare the country for life after Brexit in the high-tech age   Read More ...
March for Our Lives: US students plan protests over gun laws
2018-02-19 10:45:22 Youngsters from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School — where a former student is accused of murdered 17 people in a rampage last Wednesday (February 14) — joined others on social media to organise the events. They include a march in Washington on March 24 to demand gun control and safer schools. There is also a national walkout planned for March 14   Read More ...
Florida: At least 17 dead in high school attack
2018-02-15 06:45:10 A gunman, armed with an assault rifle and smoke grenades began the shooting spree outside Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland before opening fire inside. Said to have been wearing a gas mask, the shooter set off a fire alarm in a bid to draw students from their classes. The suspect has been named as 19-year-old Nikolaus Cruz, who was arrested an hour after the rampage took place   Read More ...
17-year-old clinches gold for St Aloysius College in Europe contest for young translators
2018-02-07 20:00:24 Malta’s Andrè Mifsud from St Aloysius’ College was one of 28 winners in the European Commission’s ‘Juvenes Translatores’ – young translators –with a translation from English to Maltese. The 28 winners, one from each Member State, will be invited to Brussels on the 10 April to receive their trophies and diplomas from Commissioner Günther H. Oettinger. “It is amazing to see so many talented young people   Read More ...
EU study shows Maltese think highly of teachers and education system
2018-02-07 12:08:41 A study published by the European Union shows that the Maltese think highly of teachers and educators, as well as the education system. The study, called "European Survey on Quality of Life", took place around the European Union. Child care in Malta was ranked among the best in Europe. Job security and job prospects are also among the most positive points that emerged from this study regarding Malta   Read More ...
Free tuition for EU students in Scotland extended to 2019-2020
2018-02-02 05:52:27 The Scottish government has extended the guarantee of free tuition for EU students to those starting in the 2019 to 2020 academic year. Eligible students will have their fees met for the duration of their studies, even after the UK leaves the EU. Ministers said this would provide confidence for prospective students as well as the certainty that universities need to plan ahead   Read More ...
Brexit may hurt popular Erasmus student exchange scheme, officials say
2018-01-30 22:10:08 BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Britain’s exit from the European Union may hurt one of the most popular programs launched by the EU -- the Erasmus student exchange -- cutting the number of available destinations and participating students, officials said on Tuesday. The country’s eligibility for the program could run out in December 2020 when a transition period ends after Britain officially leaves the EU in March 2019, unless it and the bloc negotiate a continued participation   Read More ...
Swiss university unveils yodelling degree
2018-01-30 19:07:00 Yodellers in Switzerland have something to sing about after a university revealed it will offer degrees in the alpine art-form. The Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts (Luasa) will run a three-year bachelor's degree and a two-year master's. The courses will begin in the 2018-19 academic year. Yodelling is a form of singing which involves wobbling the voice up and down in a rapid change of pitch   Read More ...
Kentucky school shooting: Two dead after gunfire erupts at Marshall County High School
2018-01-23 21:45:30 By Ali Gostanian and Corky Siemaszko Two teenagers were killed and more than a dozen other people were wounded Tuesday when gunfire erupted at a Kentucky high school, prompting panicked students to run for their lives. A 15-year-old male student at Marshall County High School in Benton was taken into custody and faces possible charges of murder and attempted murder, authorities said   Read More ...
Germany pupil 'killed by classmate' at school near Dortmund
2018-01-23 12:08:47 A pupil at secondary school near the German city of Dortmund has been killed by a fellow classmate, according to police. Reports say a 15-year-old student stabbed a 14-year-old boy. The attack happened at around 0800 local time (0700 GMT) at the Käthe Kollwitz comprehensive school in the town of Lünen. One teenager has been arrested on suspicion of murder. Pastors are at the school to support pupils and parents   Read More ...
All primary school teachers to benefit from EU incentive program
2018-01-22 16:07:15 South Sudan’s minister of General Education says all primary school teachers registered with the ministry are now eligible for the European Union monthly incentive program. Addressing the press in Juba on Friday, Undersecretary of the Ministry of General Education, Michael Lopuke, asked the heads of primary schools across the country to send names of all primary school teachers enrolled by the ministry to receive the 40 USD monthly incentives   Read More ...
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 ...