‘Panic attacks and crying’: how the new GCSEs affected pupils

‘Panic attacks and crying’: how the new GCSEs affected pupils

One pupil said: ‘I will never forgive the government for compromising students’ health so seriously.’ Photograph: Alamy Pupils have delivered a damning verdict on the revamped GCSEs, saying they have caused mental exhaustion, panic attacks, crying, nosebleeds, sleepless nights, hair loss and outbreaks of acne. About half a million 16-year-olds sat the tougher exams, which were initiated by the former education secretary Michael Gove and tested for the first time this summer, with grades ranging from 9-1 rather than A*-G. As GCSEs drew to a close this week, many who sat them responded to a…

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Microsoft Acquires Education Video Platform Flipgrid

Microsoft Acquires Education Video Platform Flipgrid

Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Microsoft had acquired Flipgrid, an education-focused video platform. Flipgrid is used by more than 20 million teachers and students. The video platform used to be a subscription-based service, but is now free for students and users thanks to the Microsoft acquisition. Microsoft has already integrated the Flipgrid app into Microsoft Teams in Office 365 for Education. The life science data management and collaboration platform Benchling raised $14.5 million in a series B round. The round was led by Benchmark Capital with participation from F-Prime Capital and Thrive Capital. This recent round of…

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Sphero acquires a music education startup

Sphero acquires a music education startup

It’s hard to say precisely how Sphero’s pivot to education is going in these early stages, but it recently got an infusion of funding and is already out acquiring new startups. The BB-8 maker announced this morning that it’s picked up Specdrums​ — the fellow Boulder, Co-based startup is a Kickstarter success story that lets users create music with an app connected ring. It’s a strange fit at first glance, but Sphero clearly sees the company’s wearable technology as a strong addition to its newfound STEAM education focus. “We firmly believe that play is…

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Is MBA + Engineering the key to success? Experts bust common myths

Is MBA + Engineering the key to success? Experts bust common myths

Myths surrounding MBA and engineering, placements and studying abroad, decoded by career counsellors and students ‘An engineering degree should always be followed by an MBA’. ‘Good grades guarantee a good job’. ‘Admission into a top B-school means you have a secure future’. Career counsellors and education consultants say these are some of the most common myths that need busting, as students prepare to step out of college and look beyond. “There are so many options today, and so much has changed, that parents and students start out very confused,” says…

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Rocketship Education Supporting Kids To Achieve Academic Success

Rocketship Education Supporting Kids To Achieve Academic Success

Teachers are one of the most important role models in our lives. They shape us, help us grow as humans, and give us the support needed to become well-rounded adults. Many of us can reflect on a teacher who changed our lives in some unique and important way. Whether it was to give us extra help with reading, boost our self-respect on the playground, or simply to be there for us at a crucial time in our lives. Teachers have many attributes and the ability to wear lots of hats….

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Use of Technology in Education

Use of Technology in Education

With the development of technology in recent years, the education sector has seen a drastic impact in the field of education. Education is one of the most important parts of the life of an individual, which helps in providing name and fame in the society. The recent technology involves studying through various technique, such as mobile phones, laptop, computer, etc, either through the use of internet or in an offline mode of learning. One can learn anything at any moment of time, whenever required, eliminating all the boundaries of learning…

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CBSE Class 12 Business Studies Exam Paper Analysis: Case studies tricky, mixed reactions from students

CBSE Class 12 Business Studies Exam Paper Analysis: Case studies tricky, mixed reactions from students

CBSE Class 12 Exams 2018: Business studies paper analysis Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) board exams started on March 5 across the country and Business Studies exam was conducted today. The exam started at 10:30 am and finished at 1:30 pm. According to the reports, students from a New Delhi school were able to finish their exam on time. While speaking with India Today Education, a student from a New Delhi school said, ”Earlier students were told to find the exact topic to prepare but this year, we were…

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IIT Kharagpur Alumni Announces Faculty Excellence Awards, Chairs

IIT Kharagpur Alumni Announces Faculty Excellence Awards, Chairs

The awards were conferred on the occasion of the Annual Alumni Meet last week. KOLKATA:  The alumni of IIT Kharagpur have instituted several Chair Professorship Awards and Faculty Excellence Awards for senior, mid-level and new faculty members. The awards were conferred on the occasion of the Annual Alumni Meet which ended on January 14, 2018. The awards are based on student feedback on teaching, peer recognition through national and international awards, research output such as papers and citations, doctoral guidance, research and development activities in terms of sponsored research and industrial…

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Bihar Board Intermediate Exam 2018 Admit Card Released; Exam To Begin On February 6

Bihar Board Intermediate Exam 2018 Admit Card Released; Exam To Begin On February 6

Bihar Board Intermediate Exam 2018 Admit Card Released NEW DELHI:  Bihar School Examination Board has released the admit card for the board exam for intermediate students. The admit cards are available for download from January 17, 2018 and will be available till January 20, 2018. The admit cards will be available for download on the official website (srsec.bsebbihar.com). Heads of the educational institutes have been directed to download the admit cards of students and issue the same with signature and stamp. The exam for Bihar board intermediate students will begin on February 6,…

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Job Opportunities At Bharatiya Reserve Bank Note Mudran Private Limited

Job Opportunities At Bharatiya Reserve Bank Note Mudran Private Limited

RBI Recruitment: Job Openings At BRBNMPL, Assistant Manager Post NEW DELHI:  Bharatiya Reserve Bank Note Mudran Private Limited (BRBNMPL) has invited applications for recruitment to the posts of Assistant Manager (Ink Manufacturing and Rajbhasha). A total of 7 vacancies are open for recruitment at upcoming Security Ink Manufacturing Unit at Mysuru in Karnataka and for the positions of Rajbhasha Adhikaris for its units at Mysuru, Salboni and Corporate Office at Bengaluru. Interested and eligible candidates are required to send their application by post. Details of the recruitment are available at the…

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