Month: January 2021

Authors of a Trump report pushing for ‘patriotic education’ and downplaying slavery appear to have copied sections from an old op-ed

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President Donald Trump at a White House event in November 2017. Behind him is a portrait of President Andrew Jackson, whose policies resulted in the deaths of tens of thousands of Native Americans. Oliver Contreras-Pool/Getty Images
  • The 1776 Commission report touted by Trump includes seemingly copy-pasted material.

  • The Commission aimed to rebut what its authors claim is liberal bias in history teaching.

  • The report has been attacked for its ideological bias and lack of academic rigor.

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Sections of a report commissioned by President Donald Trump pushing for “patriotic education” appear to have been

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Calls for long-term support for colleges amid warnings of ‘further strain’ from Covid pandemic

The Public Accounts Committee has called for long-term support for the further education sector (Getty Images/Vetta)
The Public Accounts Committee has called for long-term support for the further education sector (Getty Images/Vetta)

The government has been urged to provide long-term support for further education, amid warnings the coronavirus pandemic will put “further strain” on the sector.

Nearly half of all colleges are in financial special measures, according to the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) said.

In a new report, the Commons committee said the financial health of the college sector has been a “cause for concern for many years”.

Theys said financial pressures were having a “detrimental impact” on education – and have forced some institutions to

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Student debt relief will be “a priority,” says education secretary nominee

Miguel Cardona, President Joe Biden’s nominee to lead the Department of Education, said he would support student loan forgiveness if confirmed, but gave little indication of what student debt relief might look like in practice.

In a Monday interview with Connecticut Public Radio, Cardona, who serves as Connecticut’s education commissioner, said that despite his background in K-12 schools, tackling student debt would be a “would be a priority for me, it would be an area of focus that early on we’d have to really make sure we’re coming up with clear support plans and strategies.”

Last year federal student loan

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Minnesota governor announces plan for schools

Minnesota Governor Tim Walz announced a new education plan, dubbed “Due North,” on Monday for schools in the state, ahead of the release of his state budget proposal for the next fiscal year. While state officials did not give specifics on cost, the plan included a number of proposals that would expand services to children in the state’s public schools.

The plan’s priorities include efforts to grow and support the state’s corps of teachers, establish an Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Center at the Minnesota Department of Education, expand the academic and educational offerings to students, increase funding for education, improve

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release date speculation, cast, plot, and more

 Ncuti Gatwa and Asa Butterfield in Sex Education
Ncuti Gatwa and Asa Butterfield in Sex Education

Sex Education season 3 may be on its way, but we’ve got a while to wait before we get to catch up with Otis and the gang. There have been a few updates about what we can expect from the new season to tide us over, though, like new cast members and some behind the scenes photos, as well as some hints about the plot from leading man Asa Butterfield.

We weren’t surprised when the show was renewed for a third season – season 1 was watched 40 million times in the

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