Google announces 100,000 Scholarships – Learn how to apply

2 min read Google is now offering 100,000 scholarships. Here’s how you can get one. Here’s what you need to know. Google Scholarships Google is giving away 100,000 scholarships so you can earn an online certificate in these three areas: data analytics; project management; and user experience (UX) design Here’s the kicker: Google will treat these online Google Career Certificates as the equivalent of a four-year…

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Harvard, MIT sue Trump administration over order revoking visas for foreign students

2 min read Harvard and MIT asked a court Wednesday to block an order by President Donald Trump’s administration threatening the visas of foreign students whose entire courses have moved online because of the coronavirus pandemic. The universities’ lawsuit was in response to an announcement Monday by the US Immigration and Custom Enforcement (ICE) that the affected students must leave the country or…

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Schools in Kenya to remain closed for the rest of the year 2020

< 1 min read Primary and secondary school students in Kenya will only return to school in 2021, the Education Ministry announced on Tuesday morning. Subsequently, terminal exams for both levels – the Kenya Primary Certificate Exams, and the Kenya Secondary Certificate Exams – have also been cancelled. The decision is based on the evolution of the coronavirus pandemic in the East African country….

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U.S. to send home foreign students taking classes fully online

2 min read Foreign students in the United States, numbering in the hundreds of thousands, will have to leave the country if their classes are all taught online this fall or if they transfer to another school with in-person instruction, a government agency said. It was not immediately clear how many student visa holders would be affected by the move, but foreign students…

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Peppa Pig criticised for using the word ‘fireman’ in episode

2 min read People have criticised the children’s TV show Peppa Pig after it referred to firefighters as ‘firemen’ in an episode called The Fire Engine. London Fire Brigade (LFB) posted a message on social media saying: “Come on @peppapig, we’ve not been firemen for 30 years. “Using out of date stereotypical gender specific wording prevents young girls from becoming firefighters.” They say…

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Success’ viral video: Delta suspends school head, sets up panel

2 min read The Delta State Government has suspended the head teacher of Okotie-Eboh Primary School in Sapele Local Government Area, Mrs Vero Igbigwe, for allegedly collecting unauthorised fees including examination levies from schoolchildren. This is coming following a viral video that shows a schoolgirl, Success Adebor, protesting against the school’s decision to send her home over her parents’ failure to pay her…

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OAU Sex-for-Mark Prof bags 6 years jail

2 min read Justice Maurine Onyetenu of the Federal High Court sitting in Osogbo, Monday sentenced former lecturer of Obafemi Awolowo University, OAU, Prof. Richard Iyiola Akindele, to six years imprisonment for demanding sex to pass his student, Monica Osagie. The accused had pleaded not guilty to the charge of sexual harassment preferred against him by the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related…

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Herdsmen destroy UNILORIN farm, poison dam

2 min read The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ilorin, Prof. Sulyman Abdulkareem, has decried the destruction of the University’s multi-million naira research and training farms by herdsmen, who also poisoned the dam with chemicals. According to the University weekly Bulletin issued on Monday, the management of the institution last Thursday held a security meeting with the leaders of the 11 Fulani settlements…

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In Search of Mary Shelley by Fiona Sampson review – the girl who wrote Frankenstein

5 min read Two hundred years after the creation of the gothic masterpiece, a new study tracks down the woman behind the monster

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Research every teacher should know: growth mindset

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In his series of articles on how psychology research can inform teaching, Bradley Busch picks an academic study and makes sense of it for the classroom. This time: an influential research project on growth mindset

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