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Learners let down by Learndirect, say MPs

Image copyright Getty Images The government has been criticised for its role in giving millions of pounds of taxpayers’ money to a UK training provider accused of failing to deliver. The House of Commons Public Accounts Committee says Learndirect Ltd has failed to tackle its poor performance, letting thousands of ...

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Sexual assault: Can wearable gadgets ward off attackers?

Image copyright ALEXANDRA CERANEK Image caption Alexandra Ceranek thinks her Safe Shorts prevented a violent sexual assault There are a growing number of gadgets and apps on the market which aim to help keep women safe from sexual harassment and attack. But are they effective or could they merely reinforce ...

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Facebook’s next money-maker: Messenger Broadcasts

Users might hate it, but Facebook is now testing a self-serve sponsored messaging tool for small businesses that aren’t sophisticated enough to build bots. TechCrunch first reported back in November Facebook internally building a prototype of the Messenger Broadcast tool that let companies blast a message to anyone who’s already ...

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District: Students walking out for gun safety to be punished

BINGHAM, Maine (AP) — A Maine school district says it will discipline any students or staff members who participate in a planned school walkout to advocate for gun legislation later this month. Superintendent Virginia Rebar of Maine School Administrative District 13 made the announcement Wednesday on the district’s website. She ...

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Fantasy Golf: WGC Mexico Championship DraftKings picks

Daily Fantasy Sports are where it’s at and DailyRoto.com covers them all. For all your Fantasy Golf and Fantasy Basketball needs, check out the pages of DailyRoto.com, where no less than four people received information and advice that helped them win million dollar prizes and scores of others cash ...

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Spotlight on Data and Assessment

Data and Assessment FREE Check out the complete collection of Education Week Spotlights here. The Education Week Spotlight on Data and Assessment is a collection of articles hand-picked by our editors on: Using assessment data to understand students’ learning strategies Tailoring classroom instruction through kindergarten assessments How states and districts ...

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