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Connecting schools and colleges with volunteers from the world of work

Working together for young people<p>We keep telling you why we think it’s important for volunteers to give up their time and about the research evidence …

Viewpoint: Should charm be taught in schools?

<b>If "charm" helps people get on business and in their personal lives, is there a case for teaching it in school, asks Stephen Bayley.</b><p>Charm, as Albert Camus knew, is a way to get someone to say "yes" without having to ask a question. So it's surely something worth studying. Why not at school?<p>The very …

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Inspiring Women in Arts confirmation

Thank you for confirming your attendance at Inspiring Women in the Arts. We will send you logistical details and a briefing nearer the date.<p>In the …

Why do we worry that few girls take physics, but not that boys make up just 29% of English A-level students?

A few years ago, I walked into a university to find several posters of my face. That was disconcerting enough. But it was advertising a graduate scheme for a science teacher – and I am a citizenship teacher. I made inquiries, and was told a focus group had suggested a female teacher was needed for …

Youth Employment UK CIC e-Magazine March 2014

Follow<p>Youth Employment UK CIC e-Magazine March 2014<p>The latest e-Magazine from YEUK, packed with careers inspirations, tips, interviews, youth …

5 Job Skills To Get You (And Keep You) Employed

Only about half of the class of 2012 graduates have found jobs commensurate with their degrees. At the same time, nearly 40 percent of employers say they can’t fill their early career job openings. There’s obviously a big disconnect.<p>Here in Silicon Valley, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and …

Bill Gates And His Foundation: Employers Should Focus On Skills, NOT College Degrees

By using a college degree as a requirement, employers are automatically overlooking people that are capable but have no degree.<p>Ultimately, this isn't helping the employer, the workforce or the economy, Angela Cobb argued in a blog posted by the Gates Foundation on Monday.<p>Research from the Aspen …

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Employers struggle to fill vacancies because of lack of languages

A dearth of foreign language skills accounts for nearly a fifth of hard-to-fill vacancies in the UK, a survey has found.<p>The UK Commission for Employment and Skills' (UKCES) report on the UK's employer skills found that of reasons employers gave for struggling to fill vacancies, 17% attributed a …

Arts students: look for creative work on campus

When you are an art student there are plenty of opportunities to build your portfolio and gain experience, without having to look too far beyond your own course.<p>From live projects, to collaboration – making the most of the opportunities your university has to offer is a great chance to build up the …

Live Q&A: how to start a hospitality business

The hospitality industry is a key part of the growth of the UK economy. CBI reported last month that hotels, bars, restaurants and leisure firms saw growth at the strongest pace since 2007. The restaurant sector is expanding and independent cafes are proliferating in towns and cities all over the …

How To Start a Business In 8 Key Steps

For those of you who have not already started a business, or are trying to figure out how best to start your business, this post will help you learn the 8 key steps of the process.<p>1. DETERMINE IDEA<p>You can’t start a business without a good idea. Your idea needs to build a real-world solution to a …

Getting Started on Facebook (and Other Tips to Help Your Business Grow)

Small business has been a focus at Patch since we first started.<p><b>This article was written by</b> <b>Joanna Schneider</b><b>.</b><br>Small business has been a focus at Patch …

7 Questions to Ask Before Starting a Business in 2014

If your New Year’s resolutions include quitting your job and starting a business, you’re not alone. What could be more fulfilling than calling the …

4 Naysayers To Ignore When Starting Your Business

Warning to all future entrepreneurs: You’re going to be hearing a lot of criticism. It should be part of the job description, in fact: Start a company you believe in, work long hours, and spend half your time listening to people question your business (or sanity).<p>Most of the time, you should be …

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All of February we're celebrating Black History Month and the impact that black people have had on history and culture.<p>Celebrate by joining one of …

Starting A Business Without Debt: An Interview With Chris Hogan

Whenever you hear someone talking about a new business venture, the first subject that comes up seems to be financing. Many entrepreneurs looking to get a start-up off the ground are turning to a variety of funding sources to launch their business. But, borrowing cash and going deeply into debt …

How businesses can help solve the education crisis

What is the optimal role for business in improving global education?<p>We've danced around this question for years. It's touchy, fraught with politics and real concerns about doing well by kids. To date, the frequent calls for business to do more for education have led to a handful of laudatory …

3 Common Mistakes to Avoid When Naming Your Business

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Picking the right business name is an important first step toward creating a successful company, but not everyone hits the jackpot on the first try.<p>Often, people first choose names that are too wordy and don't have a catchy ring. You want …

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Rethinking Grading In A 21st Century Project-Based Learning Environment

<b>Rethinking Grading In A 21st Century Project-Based Learning Environment</b><p>by <b>Terry Heick</b><p><i>Summary: In Project-Based Learning, achievements can encourage</i> …

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Powerful Learning: Studies Show Deep Understanding Derives from Collaborative Methods

A growing body of research demonstrates that students learn more deeply if they have engaged in activities that require applying classroom-gathered …

A Great Project Based Learning Checklist for Teachers

Today we are sharing with you PBL Essential Elements Checklist that we came across in this article written in Spanish. This chart is created by Buck …

What Project-Based Learning Is -- and What It Isn't

For Terronez, the goal is to always connect classroom learning to its applications in the outside world. He's found that when the project is based in …

Project Based Learning. Explained (subtítulos español)