• Education

    Some Texas school districts don’t want to show Biden’s inauguration live to students

    The Trump presidency forced schools to grapple with how to craft history lessons in real time — whether they be about impeachment, insurrection or incitement. In the final moments of the chaotic Trump era, Texas school leaders must decide how they’ll address the beginning of the Biden administration. While some districts’ officials are encouraging teachers to watch with their students as President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris are sworn in, others are telling them to refrain from showing live footage in class. Plano ISD administrators, for example, have decided not to livestream the inauguration ceremony to students, while Keller ISD is allowing parents to excuse their children from…

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  • Jobs

    Why It’s Easier To Get A New Job When You Have A Job (And What To Do If You Don’t)

    abstract 3d digital concept people’s need a job getty You’ve likely been given the career advice not to resign from your current job before securing a new role. But why? Well, there are two primary contributing factors for this: The hiring process is about elimination, not selection. At least initially. Most posted jobs receive hundreds of applicants, so an Applicant Tracking System (ATS) is used to whittle down the list to a more manageable number. About 25{c25493dcd731343503a084f08c3848bd69f9f2f05db01633325a3fd40d9cc7a1} of resumes make it to human eyes, but even at this stage, the process is still focused on reducing the number of candidates to a reasonable number to interview. Unfortunately, some employers view…

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  • Jobs

    The World’s Most In-Demand Jobs That Don’t Require a Degree

    pixelfit / Getty Images You don’t need four years in college and a mountain of student loan debt to qualify for high-paying careers. In fact, plenty of sought-after jobs that deliver big paychecks only require a high school diploma or associate degree, which might be a good enough reason to change jobs. Read: 10 Job Skills Worth Six-Figure Salaries To help workers chase the most lucrative career opportunities, GOBankingRates identified 10 different jobs that pay their top earners over $100,000 annually — and don’t require a college degree, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Although not everyone can earn as much money as the top 10{c25493dcd731343503a084f08c3848bd69f9f2f05db01633325a3fd40d9cc7a1} in…

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  • Science

    Some identical twins don’t have identical DNA

    Identical twins may not be carbon copies at the DNA level after all. On average, identical twins differ by 5.2 genetic changes, researchers report January 7 in Nature Genetics. The finding is important because identical twins — also called monozygotic twins because they come from a single fertilized egg — are often studied to determine whether particular traits, diseases or conditions result from genetics or from environmental influences. Identical twins were thought to be genetically the same, so differences in their health were considered to be the product of their environment. The new finding suggests that some genetic changes could also account for differences between twins. Researchers in Iceland deciphered…

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  • Home Schooling

    More than half of parents we polled say they don’t have time to homeschool

    Everyone’s experience of lockdown has been different and rarely do we get a chance to speak about it outside of our close circle.  So following the Government’s latest announcement regarding school closures, we asked you what your experience with homeschooling has been like and how you feel about facing the task once again over the coming weeks. More than a quarter of the 242 parents who completed our survey since yesterday afternoon say that they won’t be homeschooling their children this time around. Some 57{c25493dcd731343503a084f08c3848bd69f9f2f05db01633325a3fd40d9cc7a1} of those parents have children in primary school, 11{c25493dcd731343503a084f08c3848bd69f9f2f05db01633325a3fd40d9cc7a1} have a child attending secondary and 26{c25493dcd731343503a084f08c3848bd69f9f2f05db01633325a3fd40d9cc7a1} have children at both levels. When it comes to who…

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  • Exchange Student

    what the Turing scheme must do to ensure UK students don’t miss out

    Following Brexit, the UK will no longer take part in the Europe-wide student exchange programme, Erasmus+. Instead, some UK students will have access to a new programme, the Turing scheme. This overseas study and work placement initiative is intended to offer young people a period abroad at a range of global, rather than European, destinations. Reaping rewards The individual benefits of international student mobility are well known. Young people who study abroad – either short term or for a whole degree – develop a cosmopolitan, open and more rounded outlook, and increased independence. They improve language skills and develop empathy for and understanding of cultures beyond their own. They are…

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