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2014-03-11 08:37:22

BIRMINGHAM, England, March 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The two day Jisc Digital Festival exploring the latest policies, issues and technologies at the heart of the further education (FE), higher education (HE) and research begins on Tuesday 11 March at the ICC in Birmingham, with its pioneering programme of content streamed live to online delegates from 9.40am. Award-winning keynote speakers, education experts and futurologists such as Sugata Mitra, Dr Diana Oblinger and...

2013-10-08 23:02:04

NEF Cyberlearning academies open; a part of an innovative ADOPT-A-SCHOOL PROGRAM, in partnership with the State University of New York (SUNY) and TEKSystems. This private-public partnership creates a working relationship that can bring about a social change, specifically provide STEM education resources to disadvantaged schools. (PRWEB) October 08, 2013 NEF has created an innovative program, ADOPT-A-SCHOOL PROGRAM, in partnership with the State University of New York (SUNY) and TEKSystems...

2013-07-10 23:00:06

There is $40 million dollars available for Michigan school districts who are looking for funds for rehabilitating or repairing their facilities. The National Education Foundation (NEF) announced today a nationwide initiative to award matching grants of up to $2,000,000 to any Michigan school districts applying for QZAB funds. (PRWEB) July 05, 2013 There is $40 million dollars available for Michigan school districts who are looking for funds for rehabilitating or repairing their...

2011-06-07 07:15:00

JOHNSTOWN, Pa., June 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Concurrent Technologies Corporation (CTC) has been awarded a contract to provide instructional system design services to the Department of Veterans Affairs, Acquisition Academy (VAAA), Contracting Professional School. The project will employ CTC's expertise in Learning and Human Performance. As part of this contract, CTC will design and develop a Medical Sharing Contracting course that will be used to support the VAAA mission to train federal...

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2010-04-14 11:05:00

Scientists at the University of East Anglia's Climatic Research Unit (CRU) have been cleared of intentional wrongdoing in the "Climategate" scandal by an independent review panel. The review board, which was chaired by former House of Lords Select Committee on Science and Technology head Lord Ron Oxburgh, had been asked by the university to review the incident, which dated back to November 2009. At that time, hackers attacked a CRU server and managed to obtain a number of different emails...

2008-10-10 00:00:30

News in brief EDUCATION Schools will be ranked in future on how well they improve pupils' wellbeing, according to a government discussion document. Parents will be asked how much the schools do to promote healthy eating, discourage pupils from smoking or using illegal drugs and how good their guidance is on sex education and relationships. In addition, pupils will be asked whether they feel safe at school or are at risk from bullying, in surveys to be conducted by Ofsted, the education...

2008-10-07 00:00:30

By Dominic Lawson I wish I could have spoken to Andrew Adonis before writing this article, but he seems unable to return my calls. It's just that the removal of the Schools Minister to the intellectual backwater of the Department of Transport is - how should we put this? - a bit puzzling. Michael Gove, who shadows Education Secretary Ed Balls for the Tories, is not puzzled at all. He declared that "Ed Balls has kicked Andrew Adonis out of the education department" and that "Everyone who...

2008-10-02 00:00:19

By Hilary Wilce SCHOOLS 'All-through' state schools, where children start at three and finish at 16 or 19, are booming across the nation. Hilary Wilce finds out why From the outside, the most striking thing about St Matthew Academy, south London, is its shiny new, zinc-tiled building. But inside, things quickly get stranger. There are the usual things you would expect to find in such a school: art room and science labs and hulking teenagers lounging in front of computers. But there are...


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