Reopening schools and virtual learning: Experts offer valuable insight

Their guidance comes as the number of children getting Covid-19 has increased sharply. There has been a 90% increase in the number of Covid-19 cases among children in the United States over the last four weeks, according to a new analysis by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Children’s Hospital Association that will be […]

Student, 21, is shot dead and another is wounded in Southern Arkansas University parking lot when they met with group ‘not associated with the school’ and gunman opened fire

‘At approximately 12:56 a.m., the University Police Department reported three students who live off-campus came onto campus and met individuals not believed to be associated with the Institution in the parking lot of the Donald W. Reynolds Campus Community Center,’ the university said in a statement posted to Facebook.

Law admission test to be held on September 7

The earlier notification on safety precautions included social distance, thermal screening and isolation labs for candidates who show symptoms of COVID-19. The consortium will review centre locations on an ongoing basis to ensure that students and staff are protected at all times.

Rich parents should pay £20,000 for best state school places, says top head

“Instead of estate agents and private tutors getting rich, let’s put this money into the state system,” he says. Seldon concludes the report by saying: “Britain will be in debt for many years to come. We should be looking for every possible source of extra funds to come into public services and state schooling is […]

Schools minister praises pushy parents and complains of UK’s ‘low aspirations’

“Sometimes professors say things that are accurate and sometimes they say things that are inaccurate,” Laws replied disdainfully. “In any case, I’m not sure what policy implications that would have for us. Our focus is on trying to achieve big improvements in attainment … we would want to do that whatever genetic characteristics particular individuals […]

‘We learn more when we’re alive’: University of Georgia students and professors stage a ‘DIE-in’ with fake tombstones to protest the college’s re-opening plans – as the state’s COVID-19 cases hit 216,596

A spokesperson for the university said that preparations for the fall semester began in April, and the school ‘is deeply committed to the health and safety of students, faculty and staff, and continues to follow COVID-19 guidance from the Georgia Department of Public Health and the CDC.’ 

University chiefs are told to keep places open until pupils can complete appeals against their A-level exam grades

They added that unlike in Scotland, pupils in England could retake as many papers as they wished in October, and keep the highest result. They also pointed to examples of entire classes being awarded A*s as showing the need for standardisation.

U.S. District Court Dismisses Case Between University Of Pittsburgh, Former Police Officer Michael Rosfeld

Michael Rosfeld Fighting To Get His Job Back, University Of Pittsburgh Police Say They Have No Intentions Of Rehiring Him Former Police Officer Michael Rosfeld, Acquitted In Antwon Rose Shooting, Suing University Of Pittsburgh Antwon Rose’s Family Calls For Change To State Law Following Acquittal Of Michael Rosfeld ‘I Got A Long Fight Ahead Of […]

Sixth-formers able to haggle for top UK universities under new grading system

Vice-chancellors say the way A-levels are being calculated this year is making them nervous. Another Russell Group head, who asked not to be named, says: “We have thousands of students who have put us as first choice and accepted our offer. Usually we can be pretty accurate on what percentage will achieve the grades. But […]

Charlie Higson: The risk is that when choosing a school, people ‘go private’ out of fear

Education means a lot more than just cramming a child with facts and dates, foreign languages and scientific equations; it’s about preparing a child for life, and I feel that in some quite important areas I was not at all prepared (mind you, I did get to the final of celebrity University Challenge). For centuries […]