White boys from low-income backgrounds: good practice in schools
This "report on a small survey of good practice" was undertaken by Ofsted in 20 schools across England, which were "identified from inspection evidence and discussion with local authorities" to be schools "where white British boys from low-income backgrounds performed better in public tests and examinations than their counterparts in other schools". These schools were mainly in areas with high levels of deprivation, although a few of them had a minority of boys from low-income families on roll,
Rising to the Challenge: a review of the Teach First ITT programme
This is an Ofsted inspection report of the Teach First initial teacher training provision, an employment-based route into teaching based in London and managed jointly by Teach First and Canterbury Christ Church University. This two year programme places graduate student teachers in schools in challenging circumstances with the objective of raising achievement in the schools and providing a high quality training experience. Although the trainees found the school-based experience extremely challen
Influences and leverages on low levels of attainment: a review of literature and policy initiatives
This report from the Centre for Research on the Wider Benefits of Learning (WBL), based at the Institute of Education, London, is a review of a wide range of literature and policy initiatives considering the influences and leverages on low attainment in schools. In the context of this report a leverage is an initiative, intervention or strategy which seeks to tackle low attainment. It looks at the influence on progression and attainment in early and mid childhood, adolescence and early adulthoo
Technology and school improvement: reducing social inequity with technology?
This resource is a 124-page description of a survey of schools to investigate the degree to which technology enhances social equality and school improvement. The schools selected are those being removed from special measures or are under notice to improve (following Ofsted inspection). The Becta funded project was conducted by the Institute for Policy Studies in Education (IPSE) at London Metropolitan University. The conclusions are clearly stated over three pages. The research “found no direc
Telling Time -- Time Flashcards
This is a child-narrated video that shows how to tell time to the hour and half-hour. (04:59)
Board of Trustees 2-18-14
http://www.youtube.com/user/StPetersburgCollege Board of Trustees 2-18-14 About St. Petersburg College: In 1927, St. Petersburg College (then known as St. Petersburg Junior College) became Florida's first private, non-profit, two-year school of higher learning located in downtown St. Petersburg. Full accreditation followed in 1931 and in 1948 SPC became a public college. In June 2001, SPJC officially became St. Petersburg College when Florida's governor signed legislation making it the fir
Carnegie Conversation - Howard Webb
Howard Webb is a current Premiership Football Referee and has officiated in the World Cup Final, Champions League Final and the FA Cup Final. He has been a FIFA referee since 2005. He is also a former South Yorkshire Police Officer. Howard delivered a presentation at the Lewis Jones Suite at Headingley Carnegie Stadium on Tuesday 27 May as part of the University's Carnegie Conversation lecture series. Prior to the lecture, he gives some insight into his role and career, before leaving for the 20
Up Close with Heather Hancock, Lead Partner, London 2012 and Managing Partner for Innovation and Bra
Find out why Heather Hancock's insights and career advice are still relevant today, even after the success of London 2012.
Tie Dye Housing Event
On March 12, 2013, Armstrong Housing hosted a tie dye event where students were able to tie dye their Spring Break shirts!
9.04 Sensory Systems (MIT)
This course examines the neural bases of sensory perception. The focus is on physiological and anatomical studies of the mammalian nervous system as well as behavioral studies of animals and humans. Topics include visual pattern, color and depth perception, auditory responses and sound localization, and somatosensory perception.
Keeping carbon locked away
In a warming climate permafrost in northern latitudes is at risk of losing its vast stores of carbon. As it melts, it could increase atmospheric carbon dioxide levels substantially.
General Biology II
An integrated course stressing the principles of biology. Life processes are examined primarily at the organismal and population levels. Intended for students majoring in biology or for non-majors who wish to take advanced biology courses.
If the World is Flat, What are We Still Doing in Cambridge?
At the very moment when “we have to confront the opportunity or challenge of globalization,” says Allan Goodman, higher education appears woefully unprepared. The world is not ‘flat’ for the vast majority of college students.
Only 30 of 192 U.N. member states boast enrollments of international st
Reading Writing Hi, I am about to research into the correlation between reading and writing, whether there is a correlation based on achievement levels or interest levels. There are many books on reading and writing however these elements are often kept seperate. On your site previous questions have been asked about gender etc and reading but little on the reading and writing link at primary age and was wondering if you could help. Thank you.
Assessments at Key Stage Three – Statistical First Release 2007
2007 statistics from the DfES show the levels of attainment reached at the end of KS3 in the core subjects. English results show that the gender gap remains significant.
Diabetic Dog Game
The Diabetic Dog educational game, with two related readings, are based on the 1923 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, which was awarded for discovering the hormone insulin, making it possible to treat people suffering from diabetes. In this game your dog has type 1 diabetes. This is a very serious disease. With proper treatment, however, your dog can live a happy life for many years. When we eat, the blood sugar level in our blood rises, and the hormone insulin is released into the blood st
WWG: a Distributed Infrastructure for Learning in Groups
This paper describes the experiences of learning and working in groups on the Computer Science studies at Virtual Campus of the Open University of Catalunya. Two communities have used a web based shared workspace tool to a) coordinate the task of tutors of a computer architecture course, and b) a problem based collaborative learning project with software engineering students. These experiences have lead to the design of WWG: a distributed infrastructure for distance learning in groups at Interne
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This report outlines the process and findings from an innovative project for students. This work was part of the curriculum and involved students working with West Yorkshire Police as part of the safer Leeds project in designing and making a film for students n crime prevention and personal safety in Leeds
Hamilton on Debt, Default, and Oil
James Hamilton of the University of California, San Diego, and blogger at EconBrowser talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the rising levels of the national debt and the growing Federal budget deficit. What is the possibility of an actual default, or an implicit default where the government prints money to meet its obligations and causes inflation? What might signal an impending default? And what is the long-range forecast for the U.S. government's obligations? Later in the conversation,