Thursday, 5 July 2012

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Education secretary opens 30 million Institute of Education, Education watchdog set to open first office in Wales, Africa's True Mobile Revolution Has Yet to Start, Can we teach moral character?, Hawking: 'Discovery has lost me $100'
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Education secretary opens £30 million Institute of Education
getreading.co.uk  ❘   Shared by GameToLearn and Game to Change
Education secretary opens £30 million Institute of Education By Paul Cassell June 27, 2012 Education secretary Michael Gove described The University of Reading's new £30 million Institute of Education as "breathtaking" as he officially opened the...
GameToLearn Game to Change
Education watchdog set to open first office in Wales
walesonline.co.uk  ❘   Shared by Game to Change and GameToLearn
ONE of the UK's leading education watchdogs will open its first office in Wales, it has been confirmed. The Quality Assurance Agency (QAA), which is responsible for safeguarding standards in British higher education, will expand its operations into...
Game to Change GameToLearn
Africa's True Mobile Revolution Has Yet to Start
blogs.hbr.org  ❘   Shared by Aape and Holly Boardman
The United States economy is nine times the size of Africa's, but Africa has twice as many mobile phones. This tantalizing statistic would seem to indicate that, in the mobile era, Africa's time has come. But the mobile subscriber numbers are only...
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Can we teach moral character?
gu.com  ❘   Shared by Education Festival and GuardianTeach
I am not a crook, but I did formerly work for an investment bank. For most people, over the past few years, the distinction has been understandably difficult to draw. After the revelations of this week, I suspect it may be impossible. For the...
Education Festival GuardianTeach
Hawking: 'Discovery has lost me $100'
bbc.co.uk  ❘   Shared by Leon Cych
BBC © 2012 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more. This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current...
Leon Cych
Morning Report
Today's headlines from our Editor
1.
Physicists Confirm Discovery Of God Particle
Physicists announced on Wednesday that they had discovered what appears to be the Higgs boson, a subatomic particle often referred to as the God particle. "I think we have it," said Rolf-Dieter Heuer, director general of CERN, the home of the Large Hadron Collider that produced evidence of the new particle over a period of a year and a half.
Read more on nytimes.com
2.
Report Finds Fukushima Nuclear Crisis 'Man-Made'
An unusually blunt report released by the Japanese government on Thursday found willful human negligence at the Fukushima nuclear plant before the earthquake and tsunami battered the facility and a deeply flawed response in the days after the crisis began. Interestingly, the report blames Japanese cultural attitudes as the fundamental cause of the disaster, noting that nuclear power became "an unstoppable force, immune to scrutiny by civil society" and therefore even the most basic safety requirements were ignored.
Read more on cnn.com
3.
Pakistan Reopens Border To NATO
Pakistan reopened its border to NATO trucks carrying supplies to troops in Afghanistan earlier this week, marking the end of a seven-month long closure of the critical supply route. The route was originally closed in retaliation for American airstrikes in November that killed 24 Pakistani border troops. The relationship between the two countries has been, to put it mildly, strained over the last few years due to issues such as American drone strikes and Pakistan's alleged support of the Taliban.
Read more on hosted.ap.org
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