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US: 24 Detroit public schools to close, teacher pay cuts in latest approved DEP

August 21, 2014 - 5:16 pm in EdNews, MAIN, U.S., World

  WORLD / Detroit, U.S. - State Superintendent Mike Flanagan approved this week the Deficit Elimination Plan (DEP) proposed by Detroit Public Schools in order for the district to continue receiving State School Aid. “It’s important that Detroit Public…

Do illegal immigrant children deserve quality education?

August 14, 2014 - 2:42 pm in EdNews, MAIN, U.S., World

  WORLD / U.S. - The debate rages about illegal immigration in the country, but one thing is certain: all immigrant children, whether legal or not,…

Increasing back-to-school costs affecting teachers, students, families

August 12, 2014 - 9:18 am in Asia, Australia & NZ, EdNews, MAIN, U.K., U.S., World

  Tax-free weekends and discount store specials on pencils and glue sticks can help defray the cost of sending kids back to school, but it doesn’t…

7 unbelievable mistakes we make when planning a holiday

August 3, 2014 - 10:54 am in Lifestyle, MAIN, Travel, World

  When others make their holiday mistakes, we scoff or give them the "what were you thinking" look. But it's just as easy to make these mistakes ourselves when planning a holiday. Many of these mistakes are completely avoidable if you simply pay attention…

North Carolina teachers getting pay raise, but NCAE official says not true

August 3, 2014 - 9:44 am in Economy, EdNews, U.S., World

  WORLD / North Carolina, U.S. - The government finalised a $21 billion budget plan for government services, healthcare and education on 2nd August. ABC News reported that the state House voted 66-44 for final approval of a budget that raises pay for…

Why working is better than traveling

August 1, 2014 - 4:05 pm in Lifestyle, Living, Opinions

  When you're fresh out of school, the first thought you have is to go on an epic graduation trip that would be memorable for life. You've got the rest of your life to work, so what's the rush? When you've been working for 6 months, you start to think…

7 websites for last-minute travel deals

July 31, 2014 - 12:57 pm in Lifestyle, The Good Stuff, Travel, World

  We can’t always plan the times that we travel. Sometimes a last minute work trip or a weekend getaway requires us to think on our feet. In these instances, most of us probably want to find the best deals without having to pay last minute up charges…

4 cheaper holiday accommodation sites for your travel

July 30, 2014 - 5:35 am in Lifestyle, MAIN, The Good Stuff, Travel, World

  When planning a holiday one of the first things that we look for is accommodation arrangements. More than likely, you are looking to spend as little as possible in this area of your trip, but still receive excellent quality. With the many websites available…

Australia: School turns to crowdfunding to keep program afloat

July 28, 2014 - 2:13 pm in Australia & NZ, EdNews, MAIN, World

  WORLD/ Australia - When schools budget are cut and programs must go on, schools are hard-pressed for solutions to ensure students continue to receive quality education. Thornbury High School had their mentorship program's funding cut. This meant they…

When did Michael Gove’s plans to reform UK Education go wrong?

July 17, 2014 - 5:53 am in Opinions, U.K., World

Image credit: Flickr UK - It is no secret in the UK Michael Gove's departure from the Education Secretary role delighted many educators, who took to social media to express their relief and joy. Here is a politician who has children of his own. Reforms he…

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