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Sheffield students paid to tackle racist language on campus

Image copyright Getty Images A university is to hire 20 of its own students to challenge language on campus that could be seen as racist. The University of Sheffield is to pay students to tackle so-called “microaggressions” – which it describes as “subtle but

Future of Isle of Man education discussed

Image caption An educational advisor is visiting the Isle of Man to aid discussions on the future of its education system The Isle of Man should decide its own future for education rather than “wait for the rest of the world”, a visiting educational

LIT President Appointed Chair Of Technological Higher Education Associ…

The President of Limerick Institute Of Technology has assumed office as chair of the Board of the Technological Higher Education Association for the next 12 months. Vincent Cunnane’s appointment comes just weeks after the official opening of LIT’s Ennis

Researcher behind ‘gene-edited babies’ given prison sentence

He Jiankui, previously an associate professor at the Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech), has been sentenced to three years in prison and fined Rmb 3 million (£327,000) for illegal human embryo gene-editing using CRISPR-Cas9 technology. Zhang Renli and Qin Jinzhou, researchers from other

Hayes focuses on education and gun control — not drama

Rep. Jahana Hayes in her office in the Longworth House Office Building. Note: This story was originally published on April 15, 2019. Washington – After another long day at work, Rep. Jahana Hayes spent the evening sitting on the floor of her office, surrounded

US colleges try to drive change in underperforming schools

After year,  if not decades, of complaining about the low quality of US public schools and its effects on them, a growing number of US universities are taking steps to do something about it. Such efforts range from a small-town bid by Colby College

Education notebook

Forward Arkansas picks interim chief Cory Anderson is the newly appointed interim executive director of Forward Arkansas, a public-private partnership established in 2014 by the Arkansas Department of Education, the Walton Family Foundation and the Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation to improve equity, achievement and economic

How Do You Think American Education Could Be Improved?

Find all our Student Opinion questions here. In “Teachers and Other Readers Sound Off on International Exam Results,” Derrick Bryson Taylor writes about the recent results of the Program for International Student Assessment: The test, which is given every three years, measures a 15-year-old

Confidence falls in Scottish Government handling of education and heal…

PUBLIC confidence in the Scottish Government‘s handling of education, health and justice has fallen, according to a new poll. The YouGov poll for The Times recorded negative ratings for all three areas, as well as for the economy. More than half of the 1,002 adults in Scotland surveyed

Advocates Consider Changes to Connecticut’s Special Education Burden o…

In 2005, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that parents, not school districts, are required to prove that an Individualized Education Plan is unsatisfactory to a child’s needs. This federal ruling does not overturn state statutes where they exist, however, and Connecticut is currently one