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Microsoft EDU

Education Stories

It was almost the very end of term 2 when Jayanti Nayak found the flyer in her pigeon hole. Time was running out, but there was something about the AI for Good Challenge opportunity that was too good to ignore. Here was the opportunity to encourage her students at Werribee Secondary College to stretch their creative muscles, test their innovation ability and extend themselves beyond the walls of the classroom. Jayanti Nayak teaches Computing, Maths and Science and is Faculty Head for Computing at Werribee Secondary College, a 7-12 high school in Melbourne’s south west with a track record in...
Author: Nicole Day
Posted: 18-11-2019
The passports of students all around the world were filled with virtual stamps this past week as thousands of students and educators participated in the Microsoft Global Learning Connection on November 5–6, 2019. Students from more than 80 countries traveled a total of 29,249,793 virtual miles during the 48-hour event, far exceeding our target and growing by over 6 million miles year on year. It was great to see students connecting in different ways using the power of Teams, Skype and Flipgrid. From connecting with another class in a different corner of the globe, to virtually meeting with guest speakers...
Author: Kristen Parker
Posted: 13-11-2019
As more and more educators learn about the Microsoft Learning Tools across reading, writing, math and communication, the demand for high quality, easy-to-use, and fast professional development and training has grown.  To help schools more readily take advantage of the free and inclusive tools that are available to all, we’ve put together a set of tools for help, support and our 4 new interactive training guides :hundred_points:  Built-in, mainstream, non-stigmatizing, and free!   Microsoft Learning Tools – general help and support links Help files: http://aka.ms/LearningToolsHelp Periodic Table of Learning Tools: https://aka.ms/PeriodTableLearningTools Languages: http://aka/ms/LearningToolsLanguages Support and Help https://aka.m/LearningToolsHelp   Immersive Reader...
Author: Mike Tholfsen
Posted: 13-11-2019
There’s a good chance the students you’re teaching today will enroll in university courses that haven’t yet been created and enter jobs that don’t exist. And they’ll be called upon to solve some of the world’s most pressing environmental, social and economic issues. We know that can feel like a lot on your shoulders, but there is plenty you can do to prepare students for success and we’re here to help. In this month’s What’s New In EDU, we’ll point you to free, high-quality STEM resources. Thoughtfully designed and well implemented STEM instruction builds subject-specific knowledge and fosters a growth...
Author: Christopher Contompasis
Posted: 12-11-2019
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Author: Microsoft News Center
Posted: 12-11-2019

BBC News - Family & Education

BBC News - Family & Education

The party is promising billions more for schools in England, taken from a £50bn so-called "Remain bonus".
Posted: 20-11-2019
Brendan McGrath apologises for his "mistakes" after Ebenezer Azamati was "accosted" during a debate.
Posted: 20-11-2019
Catherine Griffiths eventually discovered her children had Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder.
Posted: 20-11-2019
Four alleged sex attacks have been reported and students have been issued with security guidance.
Posted: 19-11-2019
Social care pledges will be under intense scrutiny during the election, but why is it so important?
Posted: 18-11-2019

Office for Students

Schools Improvement Net

schools news | school improvement news | UK education updates

Two parents who challenged compulsory religious worship in school assembly have won the right for a secular alternative for their children. … Read the rest
Author: Nathalie Richards
Posted: 20-11-2019
Figures released by the Association of Directors of Children’s Services (ADCS) shows a “significant shift” in the home education community. They indicate a “surge” of new referrals combined with “an increase in cases with social care, SEND and multi-agency involvement”.… Read the rest
Author: Nathalie Richards
Posted: 20-11-2019
According to the Independent, researchers have found that secondary school pupils who eat breakfast regularly score nearly two GCSE grades above their peers who often miss the meal. … Read the rest
Author: Nathalie Richards
Posted: 20-11-2019
As the party launches its General Election manifesto on Wednesday the Lib Dems are promising to reverse front line school cuts imposed since 2015 with an ’emergency cash injection’ of £4.6 billion next year.… Read the rest
Author: Nathalie Richards
Posted: 20-11-2019
The Green Party would increase school funding by “at least” £4 billion a year, abolish Ofsted, end academisation, and reduce class sizes to under 20 pupils, its manifesto pledges.… Read the rest
Author: Nathalie Richards
Posted: 19-11-2019

Ofsted - Activity on GOV.UK

Information for families about inspections of local area services for children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND).
Author: HM Government
Posted: 20-11-2019
This release includes registered childcare providers and places, inspection outcomes, and joiners and leavers as at 31 August 2019.
Author: HM Government
Posted: 19-11-2019
Our privacy notices set out what data we collect, what we do with it, how long we keep it for and your rights under the Data Protection Act 2018.
Author: HM Government
Posted: 18-11-2019
Guidance for adoption agencies, fostering agencies, children’s homes, residential family centres, and residential holiday schemes for disabled children.
Author: HM Government
Posted: 18-11-2019
Management information published monthly, and a one-off publication of inspections and outcomes from 2005 to 2015.
Author: HM Government
Posted: 18-11-2019

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FEDE – Federation for EDucation in Europe

Federation for EDucation in Europe

Author: Alicia QUILLARDET
Posted: 24-07-2019
Author: Alicia QUILLARDET
Posted: 17-07-2019
Author: Alicia QUILLARDET
Posted: 03-07-2019
Author: Alicia QUILLARDET
Posted: 26-06-2019

EUROPA - Research Information Centre

EUROPA - Research Information Centre

An EU-funded project is taking an innovative multi-disciplinary approach to improving our understanding of food choices. Knowledge gained will help policy-makers to 'nudge' people into eating more healthily, so reducing the incidence of food-intake disorders.
Posted: 19-11-2019
Preparing for a career in academia? The opportunity to acquire training in areas as varied as ethics, writing and team management can help to pave the way, say the coordinators of an EU-funded programme that supported 29 promising postdocs. A follow-on project is under way.
Posted: 18-11-2019
Are you likelier than others to develop type 2 diabetes? Lifestyle changes could dramatically reduce the risk, but you may need advice and support to make them. EU-funded researchers are trialling an affordable way for healthcare systems to make effective assistance available across entire populations - with a little help from patients' families.
Posted: 14-11-2019
An EU-funded project is integrating research resources and providing services to support access to specific mouse models for scientific investigation of the genetic foundations of human health and disease. The aim is to boost the translation of this knowledge into better treatments for patients.
Posted: 13-11-2019
An EU-funded project developed new natural plant pest and disease control products that some farmers are already using on their farms. The aim is to reduce the use of chemicals to protect crops - a benefit for human health and the environment.
Posted: 12-11-2019

 

Turning the tide - making a difference
Turning the tide – making a difference