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Coding school wants to stop people from joining ISIS

Can a coding school stop people from joining ISIS? Entrepreneur Ibrahim Ouassari was in disbelief when he recognized the faces of some of the assailants from the Paris terror attacks in November 2015. The manhunt led investigators to the Brussels suburb of Molenbeek, where three of the Paris attackers lived. News outlets called the neighborhood “Jihadi Central.” It was also Ouassari’s hometown. “I just wanted to call the media and say, ‘This is the wrong photo,'” said Ouassari, the 39-year-old son of Moroccan immigrants. “I never would have thought these ...

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Mexico earthquake: Race to find survivors under collapsed school

Rescuers are racing against the clock to reach survivors trapped under the rubble of a school in Mexico City which collapsed during Tuesday’s earthquake. One of them, a 13-year-old girl, is believed to be sheltering under a table, officials told the BBC. At least 21 children and five adults died when the primary school collapsed and many others are missing. The school was one of dozens of buildings toppled by the quake. So far 230 people are known to have died. President Enrique Peña Nieto has declared three days of ...

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Mexico earthquake: Children killed at collapsed primary school

Media playback is unsupported on your device At least 21 children and five adults died at a primary school which collapsed in Mexico City during Tuesday’s quake, the government says. The shallow, 7.1 magnitude quake killed at least 225 people in total and caused major damage across states in the centre of the country. Desperate searches for survivors under the rubble are continuing. Dozens of buildings collapsed, including several churches where worshippers were killed. Families with young children could be seen sleeping outside their homes in the street in the ...

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A-level places dispute pupils to return to their school

Sixth formers excluded from a school because they did not get at least B grades at AS-level will be allowed to return, their lawyer has confirmed. Pupils at St Olave’s in Orpington, south-east London, were told they could not progress to take their A-levels. Parents had begun legal action over the policy, but now the school has backed down, according to their lawyer. St Olave’s is one of England’s top-performing grammar schools, with places decided on academic ability. ‘Flourish and achieve’ Dan Rosenberg, a lawyer for Simpson Millar solicitors who ...

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UCLA QB: Football, school 'don't go together'

4:40 PM ET ESPN.com news services UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen discussed the academic challenges involved with being a college football player in a wide-ranging interview with Bleacher Report, saying “football and school don’t go together” and suggesting that Alabama would not be as successful if the Crimson Tide were to raise the SAT requirement. Rosen, who has been outspoken on the issue of amateurism in college sports, told Bleacher Report that “human beings don’t belong in school with our schedules.” When asked about the inherent conflict of being a college ...

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Extra cash in school budgets in funding shake-up

Schools in England are being promised an extra £1.3bn per year in their budgets, alongside a shake-up of how funding is allocated. But the cash for schools will be taken from elsewhere in the education budget, such as building free schools. Education Secretary Justine Greening said she recognised there had been public concern over school funding during the general election. But Labour’s Angela Rayner said there “wasn’t a penny of new money”. “They are not committing any new money and have not been clear about exactly what programmes they will ...

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Girl dies in A38 Birmingham school trip crash

Media playback is unsupported on your device A 14-year-old girl has died in a crash involving a minibus full of pupils going on a school art trip. Emergency services were called to the crash between the minibus and a bin lorry on the A38 in Castle Vale, Birmingham at 09:00 BST on Friday. Another girl was taken to hospital and 24 people, including the lorry driver, were treated at the scene. The pupils were all from John Taylor High School in Barton-under-Needwood, Staffordshire. The girl died at the crash scene, ...

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Have you ever wanted to develop your own games? Now’s an excellent opportunity to finally act on your passion. StackSocial is offering a lifetime subscription to the School of Game Design at a 98% discount, so you can learn the proper skills for a new career. • Lifetime Membership to School of Game Design for $ 69 (List price: $ 5990) [embedded content] With your purchase, you’ll gain access to more than 120 hours worth of training videos. Even better, as more training becomes available, you’ll have access to that ...

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General election 2017: Labour and Lib Dems pledge school cash

Labour and the Lib Dems are both making multibillion pound funding pledges to tackle school cash shortages in England. Labour says it would raise corporation tax to spend £4.8bn on keeping up with rising costs, and £335m so no schools lost out from a funding reorganisation. The Lib Dems are promising £7bn to protect per-pupil funding levels. The Conservatives said school spending had reached record levels and attacked the two parties’ spending plans. Headteachers have been warning about job losses caused by cash shortages, with the National Audit Office estimating ...

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Beslan school siege: Russia 'failed to prevent' massacre

The European Court of Human Rights has ruled that Russia failed to take measures to prevent the school siege in the city of Beslan in 2004, in which more than 330 people died. The court has also criticised Moscow for its investigation of the case. In the siege, Chechen separatists took more than 1,000 hostages, the vast majority of them children. It ended when Russian security forces stormed the building. Survivors say the troops used excessive force. Let’s block ads! (Why?) BBC News – Home

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