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Bringing Art to Life: An Intergenerational Approach to Alzheimer’s

Bringing Art to Life: An Intergenerational Approach to Alzheimer’s

“Each day is a gift. You know you really realize that when you get older,” says Don. Don is one of the many people with Alzheimer’s disease participating in theBringing Art to Life art therapy program at the University of Alabama (UA)- Tuscaloosa. Now in its fifth year, Bringing Art to Life is a special [...]

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Accelerating the Pace of Innovation

Accelerating the Pace of Innovation

The biggest problem in evidence-based reform in education is that there are too few replicable programs that have strong evidence of effectiveness available to educators. The evidence provisions of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)encourage the use of programs that have strong, moderate, or promising evidence of effectiveness, and they require School Improvement efforts (formerly [...]

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Black Single Mothers Are More Than Scapegoats

Black Single Mothers Are More Than Scapegoats

If I had a dollar for every time a single mother got blamed for the problems in the African American community, I’d be rich. If I had two dollars for every time someone said a single mother’s problems would be solved with the addition of a man to the household, I would be even richer. [...]

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A Whimsical Look at Fallacies: Appeal to Authority — Part 4: The Limits of Reason

A Whimsical Look at Fallacies: Appeal to Authority — Part 4: The Limits of Reason

Dear Reader, prepare yourself for mental legerdemain. As you recall, Part 1 of our story tells of Everyman, conditioned from birth to believe the authorities and myths of his tribe, and forbidden, under any circumstances, to think for himself. Prompted by inner doubts and travel restrictions, he steals away in the night to discover the [...]

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Dudley children’s services: ‘Serious failings’ identified by Ofsted

Dudley children’s services: ‘Serious failings’ identified by Ofsted

Ofsted inspectors said there was no assurance that vulnerable children were safe or “effectively protected” due to inadequate services at Dudley Council. The authority had been aware of the deficits for “some time” but had not acted quickly enough, they added. Dudley Council said it would “continue at pace” to radically improve services. Inspectors who [...]

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Margate deaf students ‘abused and harmed’

Margate deaf students ‘abused and harmed’

Westgate College and the Royal School for Deaf Children in Margate both shut after the trust that runs them went into administration in December. The CQC has now published details of conditions it found at the college. It said it had been unable to do so before because of legal action taken by the John [...]

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Fake US university exposes ‘pay-to-stay’ immigration fraud

Fake US university exposes ‘pay-to-stay’ immigration fraud

Officials said the accused knew that the University of Northern New Jersey did not exist, but they were unaware it was a ruse run by immigration agents. The defendants acted as brokers for more than 1,000 foreigners who sought to maintain student and work visas, prosecutors said. Most foreign nationals involved in the scheme came [...]

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Single-sex schools ‘must adapt for transgender pupils’

Single-sex schools ‘must adapt for transgender pupils’

The Association of Teachers and Lecturers has voted to lobby for better training on the issue for school staff. Schools were “ill-prepared” for such issues, one teacher told the gathering. But practical steps to modify changing facilities, toilets and uniforms are straightforward, say teachers with experience of supporting these pupils. Graham Easterlow, a teacher at [...]

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US university in Scalia law school acronym blunder

US university in Scalia law school acronym blunder

George Mason University in Virginia said its law school would be called the Antonin Scalia School of Law. The eagle-eyed immediately took to Twitter to point out that the acronym would be ASSoL. The university has since renamed it as the Antonin Scalia Law School. Image [email protected] Image [email protected] In a statement to students, the [...]

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Too many school libraries ‘face cuts or closure’

Too many school libraries ‘face cuts or closure’

One head teacher decided “all reading can be done on iPads,” a delegate told the Association of Teachers and Lecturers’ annual conference. The union voted to lobby for libraries to be included in Ofsted inspections. A Department for Education spokeswoman said that school libraries “played a vital role”. Cathy Tattersfield from Derbyshire quoted international evidence [...]

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Shakespeare First Folio discovered on Scottish island

Shakespeare First Folio discovered on Scottish island

This copy of the first collected edition of Shakespeare’s plays, published in 1623, was found at Mount Stuart House on the Isle of Bute Academics who authenticated the book called it a rare and significant find. About 230 copies of the First Folio are known to exist. A copy owned by Oxford University sold for [...]

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State School Boards Feel New Urgency to Flex Muscles

State School Boards Feel New Urgency to Flex Muscles

State boards of education are seeking to reassert their influence in the advent of the Every Student Succeeds Act, as much of the decisionmaking around standards, assessments, and accountability devolves back from federal to state control. Yet those boards—many of them a blend of retired educators and business leaders who take office by appointment or [...]

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