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Students explain new GCSE grading system

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Students and schools have struggled to grapple with it and there are fears that it’s even less understood outside the education system, particularly by employers. BBC News – Home

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Chinese students are losing interest in working at international firms

Baidu CEO: Immigrants welcome The desire to work for international companies is waning amongst China’s best and brightest. Scoring a job at a big Western firm used to carry serious cache in China, but now just 18% of Chinese college students say they want to work for an international company, according to a new survey conducted by research firm Universum. That’s down from 28% two years ago. Local companies are growing faster and seen as more innovative, according to William Wu, Universum’s country manager for China. “In that sense, the ...

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Businesses cash in as millions of Chinese students sweat over crucial exam

For millions of teenagers, it’s a big source of stress. For many businesses, it’s a great chance to make money. More than 9 million high-school students across China are taking the biggest exam of their lives this week. Known as the gaokao, the grueling two-day test determines where the students go to university and what they’ll study. With so much riding on the outcome, parents are willing to loosen the purse strings to try to ensure success, splashing out on private tutors, good luck charms and even luxury hotels. “Gaokao ...

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Best Laptops for Engineers and Engineering Students: When Work Requires a Real Workstation

The high-end laptop market for engineering may be shrinking, as more work gets moved to the cloud, but there are still plenty of good options. Just like with gamers, engineers pose one of the toughest design challenges for laptop makers. Engineering applications need plenty of memory, graphics horsepower, and large screens — all hurdles in designing stylish, lightweight laptops. The result is something of a trade-off between performance and convenience. The only constant seems to be price. Laptops that can perform an engineering workload get more powerful every year, but usually don’t ...

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Elite colleges can afford to enroll more low-income students

OSU president: Why we’re recruiting lower income students America’s top colleges are filled with rich kids. The class divide is deeper than you might have thought. Ivy League colleges, for example, have more students from the top 1% of income than the bottom half. Meanwhile, tens of thousands of low-income students would qualify to enroll in an elite college but are attending a less selective institution instead, according to a report from Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce. These students scored above the median on the SAT or ...

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Ellen DeGeneres and Walmart give these students the ultimate prize

Students from the Summit Academy charter school in Brooklyn celebrate with Ellen DeGeneres after receiving a university scholarship prize. Nyasha Biggs, 17, wasn’t sure what to expect when she and the rest of her high school class were flown to Los Angeles to appear on the “Ellen DeGeneres Show.” “I knew she was going to give us something, but I wasn’t sure what it would be,” Biggs told CNN. The big surprise? A full ride to college. Biggs and the other 41 students from her senior class at the Summit ...

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Czech bubble artist surrounds 275 students with soap 'screen' to claim record

A Czech performer of bubble art surrounded 275 high school students and a car with a single soap-bubble screen on Wednesday, breaking the national record. Matej Kodes raised the screen around a rectangular 11 metre-by-7.5 meter area, enclosing those inside for a few seconds. Participants had to be taller than 156 centimeters (5 ft 1 inch) to fulfill the conditions for the event, which was supervised by a representative from the Czech Book of Records, who declared it a new record. Kodes, who has performed since 2008, achieved a Guinness ...

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Where do Middle Eastern students want to work?

Microsoft and Google ads take on Apple Just like many of their peers around the world, students in the Middle East want to work for Google. A new survey by Universum, a research and consulting firm, shows that business and engineering students think Google, Microsoft and Apple are the three best places to work. Let’s block ads! (Why?) Latest financial news – CNNMoney.com

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Students are graduating with $30,000 in loans

Five student debt pitfalls College grads left school with more debt in 2015 than they ever have before. The average undergraduate student borrower is facing $ 30,100 in loans, up 4% compared to the year before, according to a report from The Institute of College Access and Success released Tuesday. Let’s block ads! (Why?) Latest financial news – CNNMoney.com

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Chibok girls: Freed students reunite with families in Nigeria

Twenty-one schoolgirls who had been kidnapped by the Islamist group Boko Haram in the Nigerian town of Chibok have been reunited with their families. In an emotional ceremony in the capital Abuja, one of the girls said they had survived for 40 days without food and narrowly escaped death at least once. It is unclear how the release was negotiated, but an official says talks are under way to free some more girls. Of the 276 students kidnapped in April 2014, 197 are still missing. One of the girls freed ...

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