Maps: School Security Guards Are Generally Poorly Trained & Supervised

 
There are more security guards than law enforcement officers, reports Reveal (the Center for Investigative Reporting), and many school districts use the guards as a low-cost alternative to sworn law enforcement officers.  Yet the guards are often poorly trained and supervised, and only 12 states require reports when they use their weapons…

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Evolutionary versus revolutionary prototyping

At a recent meeting, one of my colleagues mentioned that increasingly people weren’t throwing away prototypes.  Which prompted reflection, since I have been a staunch advocate for revolutionary prototyping (and here I’m not talking about “the” Revolution ;).
When I used to teach user-centered design, the tools for creating interfaces were complex…

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The Queen's speech: your bill-by-bill guide to the next parliament

A slim majority of 12 is still enough for the Conservative government to pursue its manifesto policies and some of the bills that failed under the coalition Continue reading…

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AM News: Summer Of Choice?

AM News: Summer Of Choice?

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Teacher Union Legal Opposition to School Choice Stumbles in Florida, Louisiana EdWeek: On Friday, a Louisiana district judge rejected the state teachers' union argument that the way Louisiana funded some charter schools was unconstitutional, according to the Associated Press. Meanwhile on Monday, a Florida judge dismissed a union-backed lawsuit challenging that state's tax-credit scholarship program because the plaintiffs couldn't prove they were harmed by the law and therefore didn't have grounds to sue…

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How to solve it: Cheryl's birthday puzzle part two, Denise's revenge

The last word on Albert, Bernard, Cheryl and Denise. With workings. Continue reading…

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How to use the Guardian University Guide 2016

A key to the tables – and help in finding the right course for you Continue reading…

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Florida Nears Approving Record-High Education Budget

Florida Nears Approving Record-High Education Budget
The Florida School Boards Association is making a push to state lawmakers to approve Governor Rick Scott’s education funding suggestions as the state waits for an education budget to pass.
The Legislature is expected to reconvene on June 1 to discuss the budget for the state, while a plan for additional funding for the public school system is already in place…

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Learning how plants ‘drink’ water— A classroom activity

Another classroom activity I introduced to teachers on ‘How to make your class alive where students really learn’ in Jakarta on 9 May 2015 was about the vascular system in plants.  This activity was organised as a competition – how many straws can one use to drink water from a level as high as possible…

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Cheryl's birthday puzzle part two, Denise's revenge – can you solve it?

Exclusive: all was well with Albert, Bernard and Cheryl until Denise showed up … that’s right, it’s another birthday brainteaser from SingaporeWelcome to the first of my new puzzle series. Every second Monday I’ll be posting some kind of brainteaser, usually mathematical, here on the science blog network…

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John F. Nash Jr., Math Genius Defined by a ‘Beautiful Mind,’ Dies at 86

John F. Nash Jr., Math Genius Defined by a ‘Beautiful Mind,’ Dies at 86The narrative of Dr. Nash’s brilliant rise, the lost years of severe mental illness, and the eventual awarding of a Nobel Prize captured the public mind.

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