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Open Day June 2014

Georgina Smith discusses Tuition fees and gives advice on living costs at Oxford Brookes University. Watch the other talks - Student Life: https://www [...] Read more ...

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30 Aug 2014

The Case Against Homework

The Case Against Homework: The truth, according to Sara Bennett and Nancy Kalish, is that there is almost no evidence that homework helps elementary school students achieve academic success and little more that it helps older students. Read more ...

India, UK Join Hand for Research on South Asian Monsoon

Scientists from India and UK will colloborate to improve forecast of South Asian monsoon, especially by using atmospheric research aircraft and ocean gliders to gather fresh data in the region, UK's Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change Edward Davey said on Wednesday. Read more ...

via Ndtv
30 Aug 2014

Hope for High-Tech Mothers

Have two highly skilled women – with four babies and toddlers between them – finally found a way to achieve an ideal work-family balance? It looks as if PowerToFly, a new startup launched to place women around the world in tech jobs with flexible hours and the ability to work remotely, has done just that. Read more ...

via Project-syndicate
30 Aug 2014

without touching a computer

A group of children on a playground, each kid clutching a slip of paper with a number on it, moves along a line drawn in chalk, comparing numbers as they go and sorting themselves into ascending order from one to ten. Another group of children, sitting in a circle, passes pieces of fruit — an … [...] Read more ...

via Hechingerreport
30 Aug 2014

Beslan: A Deadly Nightmare on the First Day of School

Ten years ago, on September 1, 2004, the small, ordinary, town of Beslan in Russia’s North Ossetia suddenly found itself thrust into the spotlight of the entire world, when its school was invaded by terrorists.
Ten years ago, on September 1, 2004, the small, ordinary, town of Beslan in Russia’s North Ossetia suddenly found itself thrust into the spotlight of the entire world, when its school was invaded by terrorists.

Ten years ago, on September 1, 2004, the small, ordinary, town of Beslan in Russia’s North Ossetia suddenly found itself thrust into the spotlight of the entire world, when its school was invaded by terrorists. Read more ...

via Ria
30 Aug 2014