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Students carry barrel of beer up Ben Nevis to set up pop-up bar for climbers Dave Cooke, Harriet Allbrook and Oscar Price, from Wiltshire, join barman Dom Lane to lug cask of ale to top of UKs highest mountainThree students and a barman have climbed to the summit of Britains highest mountain with a barrel of ale and set up a bar.D
The Guardian | Aug 28, 2015 12:08 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Student Dies After Savannah State University Shooting A shooting near the student union killed a student, said the university, which urged witnesses to come forward with information.
New York Times | Aug 28, 2015 11:56 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
How Schools Are Handling An 'Overparenting' Crisis Two new books, The Gift of Failure and How To Raise An Adult, argue that too many children are being given too much.
NPR.org | Aug 28, 2015 11:18 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
London company's 'Solar Classroom in a Box' project aims to change the face of education in Africa Youd be surprised at what some cables, four batteries, a set of solar panels, and a 3G satellite connection could achieve, but thats exactly how one UK-based computer company will be changing lives in one of the worlds poorest nations.
The Independent | Aug 28, 2015 10:38 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
USC's Sarkisian isn't first coach to give his school a black eye When USC head football coach Steve Sarkisian gave a slurred speech punctuated with an expletive at an alumni event last weekend, he joined a long list of athletic coaches who have given their schools a black eye.
Los Angeles Times | Aug 28, 2015 10:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Calabasas High School football program's transfer rate draws scrutiny Calabasas High School had not made the playoffs in more than a decade. It didn't win a single game two years ago. Local football talent bled out to other teams despite the campus' high academic performance.
Los Angeles Times | Aug 28, 2015 10:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Poor students need expert advice to get into medical schools There is fierce competition for places to study medicine and state school pupils often miss out because they are ill-preparedOver 90% of applications to medicine degree courses were rejected in 2014. For many would-be students, the odds of obtaining an of
The Guardian | Aug 28, 2015 09:07 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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The Learning Network: Should Kindergarten Be More About Play or Literacy? Whats the right balance between time for academic instruction and time for so-called purposeful play?
New York Times | Aug 28, 2015 09:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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The Learning Network: News Qs | How a Volcanic Eruption in 1815 Darkened the World but Colored the Arts How did the eruption of Mount Tambora affect the entire globe?
New York Times | Aug 28, 2015 08:31 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Shortening the school week to 4 days has a 'significantly positive impact on student academic performance', say US researchers Shortening the school week to four days would have a significantly positive impact on pupils academic performance, particularly in maths, according to a new study.
The Independent | Aug 28, 2015 08:12 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend