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Algeria shuts down internet during exams to curb cheating

If those seem like harsh measures, they're in place because of disruptions to exams over the last couple of years. In 2016, test questions leaked online both before and during exams. Authorities tried to stop the scourge last year by asking ISPs to block social media access, but that wasn't effective enough. During the exam period, students and school staff are banned from bringing any devices with internet access into exam rooms. Metal ... Full story

Sample Test Plan for Google Analytics Enhanced Ecommerce

Whether you’re launching a new ecommerce site or migrating to Google Tag Manager, testing your Google Analytics Enhanced Ecommerce implementation is crucial to ensuring quality data. At this point, your developers should have already added the enhanced ecommerce data layer code to your site, you have your tags set up in Google Tag Manager, and you’re ready to test. Let’s walk through tools you can use and various scenarios for testing. First, ... Full story

#GradingTheStates - Network For Public Education

This report examines our nation’s commitment to democracy by assessing the privatization programs in the 50 states and the District of Columbia with the goal of not only highlighting the benefits of a public school education, but comparing the accountability, transparency and civil rights protections offered students in the public school setting versus the private school setting. States are rated on the extent to which they have instituted ... Full story

Short Blacks - Special initiatives Indigenous - Funding and Support

The SHORT BLACKS film initiative is designed to bring to the screen fresh Indigenous stories, authored and crafted by Indigenous people. Full story

White House aims to merge Labor and Education Departments

The Trump administration is recommending a plan to merge two large federal agencies -- the Labor and Education Departments -- as part of a larger reorganization of the federal government. On Thursday, the Office of Management and Budget announced a variety of proposals to reform and reorganize the bureaucracy, including merging the two departments into a single Cabinet agency dubbed the Department of Education and the Workforce, or DEW. Such ... Full story

Parents are fed up with kids' summer vacation after just 13 days, study finds

On the other hand, the study found that most parents DO want their kids to have a good time for those first few weeks. (iStock). Stressed-out parents want summer to end after just 13 days, according to new research. A study of 2,000 parents examined how they cope with summer break, and found it takes less than two weeks for moms and dads to feel the stress takes toll. The pressure to entertain is great. More than half of parents (58 percent) ... Full story

Kids Taken From Their Parents At The Border Get Their Toys Confiscated Too

If you’ve ever spent time with a kid, you know they usually have a favorite toy ― something that calms them down, makes them feel safe or simply cheers them up when they’re bored. A stuffed dog, say, or a doll, or a little car. Those toys may be especially meaningful for children who are separated from their parents by federal authorities at the border. They’re taken away to a foreign place and don’t know when they’ll next see their family. A ... Full story

What the best education systems are doing right

IN SOUTH KOREA AND FINLAND, IT’S NOT ABOUT FINDING THE “RIGHT” SCHOOL. Fifty years ago, both South Korea and Finland had terrible education systems. Finland was at risk of becoming the economic stepchild of Europe. South Korea was ravaged by civil war. Yet over the past half century, both South Korea and Finland have turned their schools around — and now both countries are hailed internationally for their extremely high educational outcomes. ... Full story

Science Says Only 8 Percent of People Actually Achieve Their Goals. Here Are 7 Things They Do Differently

According to the University of Scranton, a whopping 92 percent of people who set New Year's goals never actually achieve them. You can count me in that group. Failing to meet goals is pretty frustrating and can set you back. That leaves 8 percent of us in a very elite category of goal-achievers . What do they do differently that 92 percent of us are missing out on? 1. THEY BEGIN WITH THE END IN MIND. When setting goals, you have to know where ... Full story

In Interviews, Female CEOs Say They Don’t Expect Much Support — at Home or at Work

Women who have already made it to the top say that the only person who will get you there is yourself. In interviews with researchers, 12 female CEOs of large, global companies also said they proactively asked for stretch assignments and kept their eye on the long term when their children were small. They also emphasized trying to develop networks that would help them to do their current job better, rather than to get a better job, which is ... Full story