Carmel Schools says it won’t make contentious high-ability changes next year

Carmel Schools says it won’t make contentious high-ability changes next year

Update, April 9, 2018: Carmel Clay Schools announced Monday night it will not change its high-ability program next school year. Administrators also cancelled a series of informational parent meetings on the topic scheduled for this week, according to an email sent to parents. Instead, the district will conduct a “comprehensive survey in the coming weeks” to gather parents’ thoughts and questions. The notice clarifies an earlier message sent to parents on March 31 which said the switch to cluster grouping, originally planned for the fall, was “temporarily postponed.” Earlier: Carmel Schools should…

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Social Media Scare for Many ‘C.H.S.’ Schools

Social Media Scare for Many ‘C.H.S.’ Schools

SOUTH CENTRE TOWNSHIP, Pa. — A threatening photo posted on social media put school districts all across the country on alert, including a high school in Columbia County. Although the threat was very real, it wasn’t actually a threat for the school in our area. The principal of Central Columbia High School in South Centre Township became aware of a threatening social media post that targeted a school with the initials “C.H.S.” School officials and local and state police responded, and students were put on lockdown for almost two hours…

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Schools ‘to drop gathering nationality data’

Schools ‘to drop gathering nationality data’

Campaigners said schools should not be asking about pupils’ nationality Privacy campaigners say the Department for Education is to drop the controversial requirement for schools in England to collect data about pupils’ nationality. The Against Borders for Children protest group had warned the information could be used to check on the immigration status of pupils. Campaigners hailed it as a “victory” after a boycott and legal challenges. The Department for Education would not confirm reports of the policy change. A report in Schools Week says schools will be told in the next…

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Key education reforms panel may push widening of RTE to nursery, high school

Key education reforms panel may push widening of RTE to nursery, high school

A key panel of India’s apex education reforms body is likely to recommend bringing pre-school and classes nine and 10 within the ambit of the Right to Education (RTE) Act, thereby expanding the range of free education for children across India, members of the panel said on Saturday. Currently, the landmark law applies to children between six and 14 years of age studying in Classes 1 to 8. The sub-committee of the Central Advisory Board of Education (CABE) will meet on January 11 to finalise its recommendation before sending the…

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Fall in enrolment in state-run schools as English medium trumps mid-day meals

Fall in enrolment in state-run schools as English medium trumps mid-day meals

The lure of an English medium education might be replacing the allure of free mid-day meals, the Union human resource development ministry has indicated to a parliamentary panel that sought reasons for the fall in enrolment in state-run primary schools. The house panel asked why new admissions to government primary schools had come down by 15% while they had gone up by 33% in private schools between 2010-11 and 2014-15. The human resource development (HRD) ministry replied in its action-taken report on January 5 that a mushrooming of private institutions…

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‘Major leak’ in Tarboro water system closes five Edgecombe County schools

‘Major leak’ in Tarboro water system closes five Edgecombe County schools

TARBORO, N.C. — Edgecombe County Public Schools closed five schools Friday after a “major leak” in the Town of Tarboro’s water system. The district announced the closures in a post on its Facebook page. The schools are Martin Millennium Academy, Pattillo Middle School, Princeville Elementary, Stocks Elementary and Tarboro High School. The district said the day will be an optional work day for staff at the closed schools, but all other schools in the district will hold class as usual. Due to continued issues because of a major leak in the…

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Schools warned over hackable heating systems

Schools warned over hackable heating systems

Trend Control Systems tells customers not to connect its controllers directly to the public internet The cyber-security company made its discovery by looking for building management system controllers made by Trend Control Systems via the internet of things (IoT) search tool Shodan. It knew that a model, released in 2003, could be compromised when exposed directly to the net, even if it was running the latest firmware. What is the internet of things? How to beat security threats to internet of things? Deception tech helps to thwart hackers’ attacks Mr…

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A tool or a distraction? UK schools’ approach to mobile phones varies widely

A tool or a distraction? UK schools’ approach to mobile phones varies widely

New York lifted a 10-year ban on phones in public schools in 2015 to enable parents to stay in touch with their children. Photograph: Monkey Business Images/Rex This week the French government announced a ban on students using mobile phones in schools, following through on a pledge made by Emmanuel Macron during his presidential election campaign. The new law will allow phones to be brought into school, but prohibit their use even during breaks. The French education minister, Jean-Michel Blanquer, said the measure was a “public health message to families”. Though not…

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THE TOP 10 FASHION SCHOOLS IN THE U.S. IN 2017

THE TOP 10 FASHION SCHOOLS IN THE U.S. IN 2017

Fashion may seem like a daunting industry to break into, but a very good place to start is in college. Some of the most prominent figures in the industry were once exactly where you are now, trying to make an informed decision about where to study. From location to tuition to resources, there are a lot of factors to consider and compare — and not as much guidance available as there is for more “traditional” fields of study. That’s why, since 2010, we’ve put together rankings of the best fashion schools culled from data…

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Exclusive: Steep Fee Hikes & Stinking Toilets in Ryan Schools

Exclusive: Steep Fee Hikes & Stinking Toilets in Ryan Schools

In this multi-part series, The Quint tries to explore the explosion of the privately-run Ryan ‘International’ Schools over the past few decades, and what it means for quality of education, safety of children, fair play by the administration and other factors. You can also read Part 1 and Part 2 of the series.) In interviews with former students, their parents and long threads of grave complaints against various branches, The Quint came across a gaping difference between the steady increase in school fees and the steadily declining facilities. In the previous part of this series on Ryan International Schools, we…

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