A meeting for supporters of the Cromer schools cluster hopes to identify ways they can help support families in the community following revelations about pupil poverty in Norfolk. Picture: Dominic Lipinski/PA Images PA Archive/PA Images A schools community in north Norfolk is devising a plan of action to help disadvantaged children following revelations of the extent of pupil poverty in the county. Revd Sharon Willimott, superintendent of the North Norfolk Methodist Circuit, has instigated the meeting for members and supporters of the Cromer schools cluster to talk about pupil poverty. Picture: ARCHANTThe special meeting has been called for the Cromer cluster of eight schools and nurseries to discuss what practical support could be offered to local families.It follows a report in the Eastern Daily Press which found schools were laundering children’s uniforms and cutting their hair to support families hit hard by welfare cuts.The schools cluster includes Cromer Academy, … [Read more...] about Norfolk schools cluster to hold special meeting in wake of pupil poverty revelations
“I hope that a new president will begin a faculty-led investigation of admissions and athletics that will be accountable to the entire community, make clear to everyone who knew what when, hold responsible those who did or should have known, and recommend structural changes to make sure something like this could never happen again,” said USC law professor Ariela Gross. … [Read more...] about USC has lost its way. Here’s how the new president can put it back on track
Poor Felicity Huffman is being raked over the coals for paying a lousy $15,000 to get her daughter extra time to take the SAT. Jared Kushner’s father paid $2.5 million to get him into Harvard — and arranged for two of his beneficiary politicians, Sens. Ted Kennedy and Frank Lautenberg, to make calls on his offspring’s behalf.“His GPA did not warrant it, his SAT scores did not warrant it,” a former administrator at Jared’s private high school told Daniel Golden, author of the 2006 book, The Price of Admission “There was no way anybody in the administrative office of the school thought he would on the merits get into Harvard.” Welcome to the baby boom’s remaking of college admissions! For decades, going to college was a matter of social class, not IQ, talent or merit. From 1900 to 1960, only a tiny percentage of Americans even went to college, about 2 to 5 percent until well after World War II. It wasn’t until the … [Read more...] about Ann Coulter: Free Felicity Huffman!
The scheme itself was fairly simple, prosecutors said: Singer told parents to seek extended time for their children on ACT and SAT exams. In at least one instance, a student claimed to have a learning disability to obtain medical documentation required by the College Board and ACT Inc. to grant additional time on the tests, according to court documents. … [Read more...] about Wealthy parents in admissions scandal under intense pressure to make deals. Here’s why
Essay mills must be tackled by online giants such as PayPal, the Education Secretary has said. Damian Hinds said that the cash transfer website is “one of the main methods” used by university students to pay “unscrupulous” companies to write coursework, essays and dissertations on their behalf. Google and YouTube have already removed hundreds of adverts and promotions for essay–writing companies, following requests from ministers. Mr Hinds said it is "unethical" for companies to profit from dishonest practices, adding that PayPal has a “moral duty” to block payments to essay mills. "Sadly there have always been some people who opt for the easy way and the internet has seen a black market in essay writing services spring up,” he said. "However, no matter how easy it is to access these services now, it doesn't change the fact that this is cheating, and students must understand it is unacceptable. "It is simply unethical for these companies … [Read more...] about Essay mills must be tackled by online giants such as PayPal, Education Secretary says