Three Steps To Hire With Lower Education Requirements: Coping With The Tight Labor Market

With the tight labor market, It’s time to rethink the qualifications you require in a job applicant. That diploma has value, but there are ways to find good candidates without diplomas. Screen for the signals that diplomas usually provide: brains, persi


Q&A: The reality of free education for all in Ghana

Two NGO workers explain why, despite free tuition, some Ghanaian children still struggle to get an education.


The Observer view on the shambolic way universities are run | Observer editorial

Strikes by lecturers over pension cuts as details emerge of vice-chancellors’ excessive pay highlight a system in need of reformIt is becoming increasingly apparent that there is something amiss in the way our universities are run. Last week, lecturers


Henry Blodget: Will arming teachers guns help stop school shootings?

Business Insider Editorial Director Henry Blodget explains why arming teachers, Trump's favored strategy to prevent more school shootings, is unlikely to solve the problem.   Will giving teachers guns help stop school shootings? Gun massacres ar


University vice-chancellors claimed almost £8m in expenses in two years

Channel 4 investigates claims for five-star lifestyles as university lecturers strike over swingeing pension changesSome claimed for Easter eggs, scented candles, fresh flowers and even a “pornstar Martini”. Few, though, can beat the £1,600 spent on


Revealed: British university vice-chancellors’ five-star expenses

Channel 4 Dispatches investigation exposes lavish spending by university chiefs, at a time when lecturers are striking over pensionsThe lavish expense accounts of some of Britain’s university vice-chancellors are today laid bare in an investigation whos

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Police nab twin brother school coaches a week apart on child porn charges

Twin brothers have lost their California school jobs after being busted on child pornography charges a week apart in separate cases.


Creative industries fear tuition fees will kill supply of talent

Costs put off students who fear being indebted, but there is a wider loss is to the economyDua Lipa’s double victory at last week’s Brit awards was a triumph for a young artist who initially struggled to break into the big time – but it is also a vi

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Student gives teacher ice cream money to help pay for father-in-law's funeral

An Alabama sixth-grade teacher said he learned a valuable lesson about showing kindness from one of his students this week.


Secret Teacher: social media makes it impossible to switch off from work

Weekends and holidays are dominated by notifications from colleagues about school, but I don’t feel able to opt outRead more from The Secret TeacherIt’s silly o’clock on a Sunday morning and I’m still in bed when I hear my phone ping with a WhatsA

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West Virginia teachers to continue strike over pay, benefits

A teacher strike over pay and health benefits in West Virginia will continue into next week.

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Schools physically restrained students 9,000 times last year

Public school officials in Massachusetts say they had to physically restrain students more than 9,000 times during the 2016-17 academic year.


I Am A PhD Student Who Just Started Teaching - But Here's Why I'm On Strike

I am a first year PhD student at the University of Bath. I decided in my second semester that I wanted to start working as a Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA). Several reasons motivated this – including gaining experience teaching, understand whethe


Lecturing in a UK university is starting to feel like working in a business | Academics Anonymous

When I moved from a European university I was shocked to discover a rule-bound system that devalues academic experienceI am a scholar with several full professorships from different countries and extensive experience in teaching and research. I like worki


As a gay teacher, I want to be the role model I never had

Celebrating LGBT History Month with my students has shown me how schools can drive long-term change for equalityWhen I was a teenager, no one in my school was openly gay. I felt isolated and hid my true identity. Students said “that’s so gay” withou


California Bill Would Make Ethnic Studies Classes Mandatory

Jurisdictions around the country are adopting (and fighting over) similar measures


Texas School Threatens to Suspend Any Students Who Leave Class to Protest

A school district in Texas has been the focus of criticism, after a letter from the Needville Independent School District’s superintendent Curtis Rhodes warning against student protests spread on social media. The letter addressed last week’s

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University strikes: What do students think?

As university staff start a 14-day strike across 64 universities, we ask four students how they feel.

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Florida school shooting survivors dread Parkland campus return

The fire alarm, gunshots and piercing cries still ring loudly in many students’ minds.


Teachers in West Virginia stage walkout over wages and benefits

The teachers are the 48th lowest paid in the US, and many make less than $15 an hour after deducting for healthcare, union leaders say“We gotta keep the blood moving,” said union leader Kim Martin as she revved up a picket line of 50 teachers dancing


The Guardian view on the lecturers’ strike: a deficit in thinking | Editorial

It is no surprise to find that universities which act and think like big businesses end up in a needless confrontation with labourThe most serious strike disruption to higher education in the history of British universities began on Thursday. Up and down

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Arming 718,000 US teachers? That's an army we don't need – or want | Ross Barkan

Trump wants to arm 20% of teachers to address school shootings. But why should teachers be armed combatants? Before I fell into journalism and writing, I taught in classrooms. In college, I studied to be an English teacher, and I was a substitute teacher


The solution to university pensions? Better fund managers | Anthony Hesketh

The USS fund is not in the dire state vice-chancellors claim. A different strategy could save staff thousands of poundsNever have university pensions been so firmly in the media spotlight as this week. But why are the changes to the universities superannu


Exercise is more precious than ever. So let’s stop scaring kids off PE | Anna Kessel

Cutting PE lessons to boost exam results is madness – especially as we now know physical activity aids academic performanceWhen I was growing up I routinely bunked PE lessons. I saw PE as optional – it was on the timetable, but no one seemed to care i


Labor pledges inquiry into universities and Tafe sector

Education spokeswoman Tanya Plibersek says Tafe and universities should be seen as ‘equally attractive’Labor will conduct a major review of tertiary education if elected and “wants prospective students to see Tafe and uni as equally attractive study

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Easy fixes to school security prove elusive after Florida shooting

(Reuters) - Two weeks before a gunman fatally shot 17 people at a Florida high school, Bill Lee, the president of the state's school administrators association, warned that Florida's schools were vulnerable to just such an attack.


University lecturers begin strike action over pensions

University and College Union claims good turnout on picket lines despite freezing weatherTens of thousands of university lecturers in dispute over changes to their pensions have walked out on strike in the first of 14 days of industrial action that threat

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