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7 HOURS AGO - Eurasia Review

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Educational Needs Of Syrian Refugees In Host Communities In Turkey – Analysis

By Stephanie Dorman* Today, about 80 percent of school age (ages 6-17 years) Syrians are attending school in camps run by the Turkish government agency AFAD, while only 27 percent of their peers in host communities are attending. This extremely low attendance rate is alarming. Education for children and youth in emergencies is crucial. Syrian […] The post Educational Needs ...

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9 HOURS AGO - The Guardian

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Schools watchdog chief denies Ofsted has anti-Christian agenda

Sir Michael Wilshaw says free schools penalised for ‘narrowing curriculum’ as MPs report parents’ anger at questions to pupilsThe chief inspector of schools has been forced to deny that Ofsted had a political agenda against Christian schools after he came under fire from MPs following damning reports by inspectors for two free schools.MPs on the Commons education select committee said ...

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10 HOURS AGO - The Guardian

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Artificial intelligence 'will not end human race'

Microsoft research chief admits that AI will pose legal, ethical and psychological issues as it becomes more sophisticatedThe head of Microsoft’s research division has dismissed fears that artificial intelligence could pose a threat to the survival of the human race.Eric Horvitz believed that humans would not “lose control of certain kinds of intelligences”, adding: “In the end we’ll be able ...

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15 HOURS AGO - Forbes

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Obama's Higher Education Policies Are Designed To Increase Dependence On Government

President Obama now says 529 college savings accounts can keep their tax-favored status, but his longer-term plan of increasing dependence on the government for higher education remains on track.

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15 HOURS AGO - Forbes

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SAPVoice: Common Core Controversy: PARCC Test Underscores Dangers Of Standardization

Even though the Common Core State Standards Initiative was meant to strengthen the U.S. education system by ensuring “all students graduate from high school with the skills and knowledge necessary to succeed in college, career, and life, regardless of where they live," sadly, it appears to be having the opposite effect.  The problem? All [...]

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