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Fertility apps are increasingly being used as contraception and one has even gained FDA approval Richard Branson suspends $1 billion Virgin investment talks with Saudi Arabia over missing journalist Tech is getting wrecked — three experts weigh in on whether the turmoil will continue A $1 billion Gates Foundation-backed education initiative failed to help students – here’s how the foundation’s next $450 million project will look 15th anniv. celebrations: Orca Deco hints of establishing factory in Ghana A new study on the side effects of wind energy is almost begging to be misused by climate change deniers Oculus Quest impressions: This no-hassle wireless VR headset could be a breakout hit OnePlus 6T Global Launch Event to be Held in India? Nokia 7 Plus Android 9.0 Pie Update Delayed Due to ‘Platform Specific Certification Bugs’

Fertility apps are increasingly being used as contraception and one has even gained FDA approval

The Food and Drug Administration recently approved mobile fertility app Natural Cycles as a method of contraception. While Natural Cycles was certified in Europe last year, this

Richard Branson suspends $1 billion Virgin investment talks with Saudi Arabia over missing journalist

Virgin Group founder Richard Branson suspended discussions with Saudia Arabia about a proposed $1 billion investment in Virgin’s space companies following allegations that journalist Jamal

Tech is getting wrecked — three experts weigh in on whether the turmoil will continue

Technology is the second-worst-performing sector in the S&P 500 in the last week, with names such as Applied Materials, Nvidia, Adobeand PayPal among the group’s biggest losers in that time.

A $1 billion Gates Foundation-backed education initiative failed to help students – here’s how the foundation’s next $450 million project will look

In 2009, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation launched an ambitious project to improve teacher effectiveness among certain primary and secondary schools in California, Florida, Tennessee, and

15th anniv. celebrations: Orca Deco hints of establishing factory in Ghana

Furniture giant Orca Deco is hinting of plans to establish a furniture factory in Ghana after 15 years of operations in the country. According to

A new study on the side effects of wind energy is almost begging to be misused by climate change deniers

Using wind power to generate the electricity the US needs could cause a surprising amount of local warming, according to a new study. But wind

Oculus Quest impressions: This no-hassle wireless VR headset could be a breakout hit

Surprised. That’s how I felt coming out of Oculus Connect 4 last year, where for the first time we got a glimpse of “what’s next”

OnePlus 6T Global Launch Event to be Held in India?

OnePlus 6T India launch could be same day as the global launch HIGHLIGHTS OnePlus 6T will allegedly be launched in India on October 17 This

Nokia 7 Plus Android 9.0 Pie Update Delayed Due to ‘Platform Specific Certification Bugs’

Earlier this month, the Nokia 7 Plus had received the Android P Developer Preview Beta 4.1 HIGHLIGHTS Nokia 7 Plus has been constantly receiving Android

Solving a problem that comes with teaching secondary school pupils basic literacy

Solving a problem that comes with teaching secondary school pupils basic literacy

A common problem that comes with teaching secondary school pupils who require additional support in literacy is that there is often a lack of interesting, informative and age-appropriate, ready-made material available. Fortunately, Ark Educational has produced the “Literacy Through…”  Worksheets [...]

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Early language skills ‘key to later success’

Early language skills ‘key to later success’

Children with poor language skills at age five are significantly more likely to struggle with maths at age 11, a study for Save the Children suggests. It found 21% of pupils who struggled with language as they began school, failed [...]

March 31, 2016 Education
NUT says tackling teacher shortage ‘should be priority’

NUT says tackling teacher shortage ‘should be priority’

Teachers are calling for tackling staff shortages to be made a priority rather than “politically motivated” projects such as academies and free schools. The National Union of Teachers heard warnings of a “crisis” in schools struggling to recruit teachers. Teachers [...]

March 31, 2016 Education
Leaving EU ‘devastating for young’, says Nicky Morgan

Leaving EU ‘devastating for young’, says Nicky Morgan

A vote to leave the European Union could have a devastating impact on the life chances of young people, Education Secretary Nicky Morgan has said. Entering the debate over EU membership, she urged parents and grandparents to think how their [...]

March 31, 2016 Education
Thousands of police visits ‘criminalise’ children in care homes

Thousands of police visits ‘criminalise’ children in care homes

Police in England and Wales are being called to children’s homes thousands of times a year, according to figures. One force, West Mercia, saw the equivalent of more than five call-outs a day to homes in 2014-15, the Howard League [...]

March 31, 2016 Education
Toddlers ‘need early years teachers in nurseries’

Toddlers ‘need early years teachers in nurseries’

Every nursery in England should have a qualified early years teacher to help toddlers develop skills like speech and language, a children’s charity says. Save the Children says pre-schoolers can be “set back decades” if their brains are not adequately [...]

March 31, 2016 Education
Sexist bullying ‘can make bright girls feel unfeminine’

Sexist bullying ‘can make bright girls feel unfeminine’

Girls feel they have to choose between being attractive or clever because of sexist name calling in schools, a teachers’ union leader has warned. It can lead to lessons “with boys talking and girls listening”, said Mary Bousted, general secretary [...]

March 31, 2016 Education
Encinitas Explores Joining Welcoming Communities Campaign

Encinitas Explores Joining Welcoming Communities Campaign

Last night, community members turned out to Encinitas City Hall in support of the city council’s consideration of seven recommendations around welcoming refugee and immigrant communities in Encinitas. The recommendations included exploration of Encinitas City officially joining the White House [...]

March 31, 2016 News
California Counts: Mobilizing the state’s refugee voters

California Counts: Mobilizing the state’s refugee voters

People up and down the state are trying to crack the code on California’sdismal voter turnout, which reached a record low for general elections in 2014. Just 42.2 percent of registered voters cast ballots. Under a new law, the Department [...]

March 31, 2016 News
Educating the World’s Most Vulnerable Children

Educating the World’s Most Vulnerable Children

Since 2000, we have celebrated increases in the number of children enrolled in school worldwide. New research indicates that progress has stalled. Given this trend, I fear we will not achieve the Millennium Development Goal of universal primary education by 2015. [...]

March 31, 2016 Education
Community Tech Internship

Community Tech Internship

Get coding mentorship and help with community research projects. PANA is seeking 3 self-motivated people with technology experience to aid in: website content & social media campaigns data visualization for our upcoming report, and internal software projects. Technologies you will [...]

March 31, 2016 News
Five Reasons Why K.I.N.D. Helps Kids

Five Reasons Why K.I.N.D. Helps Kids

Escaping a life of poverty — education is the primary way for children to lift themselves to a better future. But 59 million children around the world are NOT in primary school, and more than half of those children are [...]

March 31, 2016 Education