Valde County schools to hire $2M teacher after teen suicide: Report

VANDEN HEUVEL, Texas – VANDETÓN, Texas — The County School District announced Monday it will hire an additional two teachers to fill the positions.Amber McBride and Jennifer Larkin are replacing Lisa St. George, who is retiring after 30 years.Larkin was a senior mathematics teacher at the school for five years, and St. Georges five-year tenure …

How to tell if a school is a safe place to live

Education services at schools are increasingly being scrutinized by parents, teachers and other residents, and some communities are finding it increasingly difficult to get adequate training or other support.But a new study from the American Association of University Women (AAUW) has found that many of these services are also poorly designed, outdated, or poorly staffed, …

New $5.5bn Lifeshare education fund aims to boost the use of mobile devices

New Zealanders who have been using mobile phones to access financial services and other services are being encouraged to start using their smart phones as an alternative to traditional paper documents.The new Lifesharing Education Fund will be funded by the Government with a commitment to “develop and build innovative educational and financial services for New …

How to make your own curriculum in 3 easy steps

You can make your favourite learning content into a useful learning resource.But how do you know which content is relevant to your students?The BME education services are a great way to make sure you have the right mix of content for students of all ages.They can also provide information on different types of learning.Find out …

Why the Government needs to cut the UK’s schools and colleges

The UK Government needs more than £1bn in new funding to support the country’s education system.That is according to the UK Education Funding Agency (UKEFA) which has published a new analysis.It is also calling for £1.8bn of extra funding to help schools meet their targets.The report, entitled Education for All: A New Generation of Leaders, …

How to navigate the legal and bureaucratic hurdles when travelling abroad

From the moment you set foot on an Indian soil, you are at the mercy of the local authorities and immigration authorities.You are then presented with the choice of travelling by air or sea.The answer is the latter, and it is no easy feat.There are a few key points to note:1.The rules of the road …

‘Grief is the most powerful tool’: Teacher to talk about suicide to school

By Stephanie McManus The story of how a former teacher became a suicide prevention educator for the Los Angeles Unified School District is part of a larger national conversation about the need to address the stigma surrounding mental illness in the classroom.The story, first reported by the Los Vegas Review-Journal, begins in the early ’90s …

Why your student loan debt may be worth it

A new report from financial service company Equifax and student loan servicer The Equifax Group argues that your student loans may be paying off, as they’ve found that the average loan debt is $27,000, not $29,000 as previously reported.The company says that the increase is largely due to higher interest rates.The report, called “What Iskcon …

What you need to know about eels in Kerala

Kerala has one of the highest eel populations in the world, and it has taken a big hit from climate change.The state’s eel population has declined by over 100 percent since 2010, according to the World Economic Forum.The state’s chief minister, Anandiben Patel, is trying to tackle the situation with a number of initiatives, including …

How to help with Marvin’s Education Services’ crisis

More than 2,300 families in southern Queensland are now facing a shortage of essential services such as food and water, after a massive fire ripped through a remote community.Key points:Marvin’s Education Service (MES) has been operating for four years with no staff for over three yearsIt was shut down in August, but has since reopened …