Month: August 2020

Why sign language is vital for all deaf babies, regardless of cochlear implant plans

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When their newborn failed a hearing test, Quinn and Kai were distraught. Their pediatrician reassured them their baby was a candidate for a cochlear implant – an electronic device consisting of an external part worn behind the ear and an internal part surgically placed under the skin – that could partially restore hearing through electrical stimulation of the auditory nerve.

“We were told Casey would go to a mainstream school and learn to hear and talk just

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Pupils to face GCSE and A-Level exam delay next summer

Pupils wear face masks as they sit in class at Springburn Academy school in Glasgow - AFP
Pupils wear face masks as they sit in class at Springburn Academy school in Glasgow – AFP
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GCSE and A-level exams will be delayed next summer to give children the chance to catch up on lost lesson time, Gavin Williamson has indicated.

The Education Secretary told The Telegraph he was studying plans for a “short delay” to public exams “with the aim of creating more teaching time”.

Sources suggested exams could be pushed back to June and July, but would not cut into the scheduled summer holidays.

Around four in 10 schools in England will

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Arlington Heights Residents Earn Honors

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL — We’re keeping track of all the major higher education accomplishments of area students. This week, we’re doing a big roundup in case you missed this newer feature. Send your submissions to eric.degrechie@patch.com.

MARQUETTE UNIVERSITY

Brianna Dolan, of Arlington Heights, graduated cum laude from Marquette University with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in biomedical engineering.

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ROCHESTER INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

Vivian Trettenbach, of Arlington Heights, earned a BFA in fine arts studio. Some 4,000 degrees were conferred in the 2019-2020 academic year at all of RIT’s campuses. A virtual celebration was held

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Labour calls for next year’s exams to be delayed

Labour is calling for a delays in next year's exams - PA
Labour is calling for a delays in next year’s exams – PA
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Labour has called for next year’s A-level and GCSE exams in England to be pushed back in order to cope with the impact of the coronavirus crisis on pupils.

Shadow education secretary Kate Green said pupils entering Year 11 and 13 who have lost up to six months of teaching time face “a mountain to climb” unless the timetable is changed.

Ms Green said exams due next May need to be delayed until June or July to facilitate extra teaching time.

The shadow

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Teaching unions condemn last minute schools guidance

Principal Cara Ackroyd cleans a classroom desk at Outwood Academy Shafton in Barnsley, South Yorkshire, as preparations are made before the start of the new term - Danny Lawson/ PA
Principal Cara Ackroyd cleans a classroom desk at Outwood Academy Shafton in Barnsley, South Yorkshire, as preparations are made before the start of the new term – Danny Lawson/ PA

Headteachers and union leaders have criticised last minute sweeping plans to enforce staggered rota systems on schools in lockdown regions just days before millions of pupils return to classes.

The Department for Education (DfE) has published its guidance about how schools in areas with worrying rises in coronavirus cases could send secondary school pupils home for two weeks at a time to study in an attempt to reduce infection rates.

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