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Schools Take a Page From Silicon Valley

A completed “Scrum board” displays tasks 8th graders have completed for a classroom project in Jonathan Kutis’ class at Swift Creek Middle School in Midlothian, Va. —Julia Rendleman for Education Week Midlothian, Va. Words like “product,” “artifact,” and “backlog”—these are not education terms. And yet they cover the walls at ...

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School-Rating Site GreatSchools Expands Its Measuring Stick

The online site GreatSchools.org has released a massive expansion of its school-ratings system, intended to provide more nuance about school quality by highlighting student test growth, achievement gaps, school climate, and course offerings. The expansion comes as GreatSchools and other school-ratings sites ride skyrocketing popularity, and as states work to ...

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Matt Hancock on Bank of England Brexit job loss warning

A warning about economic forecasts has come from a former economic forecaster, who went on to be a business minister and Paymaster General in the government. Asked about a Bank of England report suggesting up to 75,000 jobs in the financial market could be lost when the UK leaves the ...

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OutSystems Announces Worldwide Stock Option Plan for All Employees

London – 31st October, 2017 – OutSystems has announced a stock ownership plan for company employees. All employees across nine offices globally – from junior staff to executives – will be eligible to participate. The worldwide stock programme adds to OutSystems’ continued reputation as a premier employer. In February 2017, ...

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SMEs see banks as utility providers not business partners

69% of SMEs regard their bank as a utility provider, and a staggering 83% of banks admit this is the case 84% of SMEs want financial planning and business growth advice delivered digitally, but only 17% of banks currently offer digital financial management tools Digital engagement is the most effective ...

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FCC Delays, Denials Foil Rural Schools’ Broadband Plans

Fiber-optic construction put on hold Hundreds of state and local efforts to connect rural and remote schools to fiber-optic networks have been delayed or rejected by federal officials during the past two years, jeopardizing the push to bring high-speed internet to the country’s hardest-to-connect classrooms. Broadband proponents say the problems ...

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