Students recognized for career tech work

CENTER STAR — A senior from Waterloo and a junior from Lauderdale County High School have been recognized by the staff and faculty at the Allen Thornton Career Technical Center for their outstanding efforts in career technology during December. Director Gary Dan Williams said monthly awards are given for the career and technical student of the month, and employee of the month at the Simulated Work Place at Allen Thornton. Jasper Hammond of LCHS is the Career and Technical Student of the Month. He is a member of FFA, Young Farmers…

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Education risks examined for cybersecurity

SecurityScorecard has released its latest research, The 2018 Education Cybersecurity Report, examining the shift to modern data collection and storage in the education system. It highlights the new risk factors this move invites as massive amounts of personal data is being aggregated on networks and stored on premises and in the cloud, much of it accessible to multiple third parties. Data collection is a vital resource for educational institutions across the world, including student records which contain highly sensitive material such as a student’s name, address and social security number, and…

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Tech propels education for NSW high school

For one high school in NSW mobile phones have become a core part of learning, and it’s giggles that let teachers know if something’s awry. In a recent speech Education Minister Dan Tehan called for a return of common sense to classrooms, saying there’s a time and place for technology in classrooms. For Callaghan College that time and place is becoming more frequent. About 60 per cent of the Year Seven to 10 students use their mobile phones as part of the school’s “bring your own device” policy, which is…

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Greens pledge free education for Wollongong uni and TAFE students

The 30-year wait for free higher education will come to an end should the Greens’ new education plan be adopted. Greens senator Mehreen Faruqi dropped by Wollongong on Monday to sell the party’s plans to offer free undergraduate university degrees and TAFE qualifications as part of a five-point higher education plan it says will “transform” Australia. Senator Faruqi wasn’t around the last time education was free but sits next to many politicians in parliament who “did get the benefit of free education to progress their careers.” “Free education is not a…

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Demetrious Cox teaching athletes importance of education

Demetrious Cox has two jobs that keep him busy on and off the football field. Most days, the former Jeannette and Michigan State standout is a defensive back with the Cincinnati Bengals practice squad. He has been traveling with the team of late. The rest of the time he works as a tour guide. Cox and his father, Dorsey, have taken on a new nonprofit business venture they are calling, “Educated Athletes First,” an informative and interactive program designed to help student-athletes and their parents prepare for a college career…

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Arizona vaccine education course for parents could be revived next school year

A vaccine education program for parents, canceled by the state of Arizona in August, could be revived. The Arizona Department of Health Services confirmed it is working to develop a redesigned program to address falling immunization coverage among schoolchildren in the state. The revamped immunization education program is expected to launch in the 2019-2020 academic year, the state health department said in a statement. The Maricopa County Health Department is partnering with the state to recruit schools for the pilot program, and so far feedback from schools has been positive, county health officials said. Original course lasted one school year The…

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Ballarat Grammar teacher to attend Women in Agri-tech Education Symposium

BALLARAT Grammar agriculture teacher Noni Gabb is one of 15 female teachers chosen to attend the Women in Agri-tech Education Symposium in Brisbane next year, after a nationwide search. “I’ll be able to bring back new and emerging tech that I haven’t been exposed to and be able to teach in a lot more detail,” Ms Gabb said. “And I hope to find technologies that are relevant to all the enterprises that my students are interested in.” The two-day symposium kicks off a long-term project to increase digital literacy in…

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6 ways tech will change education forever

Technology has always been a driving factor in different aspects of human life. It has changed the way we live and perform various activities. One of the aspects of our lives that has been subjected to many changes due to the latest rapid developments in digital technologies is education. The advancement of digital technologies has opened up many opportunities for improving education and allowing people to learn better and faster. Today, we are going to give you the 6 most impactful ways technology is changing education as we know it. Tech empowered classrooms One…

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The financial plumbing of university education

In 1997, the Dearing Report recommended the widespread use of government loans to pay for university degrees in the UK. This, as we all now know, came to pass. The government-commissioned report also briefly touched on ways of securing private capital for higher education, one method of which would involve selling the government’s rights to the debt repayments. The authors were dismissive of this idea. Student loan debt, they wrote, “is a novel financial asset, which potential purchasers would be likely to discount heavily until a clear record is available”. The government…

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The collapse of democracy in England’s schools

Aditya Chakrabortty’s description of the process by which the private sector forces state schools into its net is very accurate (The private takeover of schools is well under way, Journal, 5 December). I have been involved with (regrettably unsuccessful) attempts to stop this coercive process in several schools, including speaking out on public platforms against the grant-maintained schools initiative in the early 90s, which was the thin end of the very aggressive wedge now transforming our education system. The diminution of any parental, even public, influence on these privatised schools…

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