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ThinkPad 11e and ThinkPad Yoga 11e, Lenovo's new Chromebooks for education

At the Florida Education Technology Conference this week, Lenovo announced a new line of devices built for education and ruggedized for the classroom. The ThinkPad 11e series will ship this spring in two form factors, a standard laptop design in the ThinkPad 11e model, while the ThinkPad Yoga 11e …

Apple, Microsoft join carriers in $750M pledge to education

President Barack Obama has won a commitment totaling $750 million from a number of technology companies to help low-income students in K-12 public schools get early access to the Internet and educational tools.<p>Apple is pledging $100 million in iPads, according to the AP. Microsoft is offering up …

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Pressure grows for U-turn on education cuts said to hit the vulnerable hardest

When Gloria Nsiah arrived in the UK at 19, having grown up in Ghana and Italy, she had a catering qualification but very little English, which made it difficult to get a job. Two years on, she has completed a course in English for speakers of other languages and is working towards a level 2 (GCSE …

Education system too chaotic, says David Blunkett

The national education system is "chaotic" and needs to be glued back together after becoming too fragmented under the coalition government, the former education secretary David Blunkett has said as he completes a review into accountability in education.<p>Blunkett told the Guardian that Labour would …

Tennessee Weighs The Cost Of A Free College Education

Pretty soon, going to community college in Tennessee may become absolutely free. Republican Gov. Bill Haslam unveiled the proposal in his annual State of the State address this week.<p>Haslam is trying to lift Tennessee's ranking as one of the least-educated states. Less than a third of residents have …

Home schooling is a bad idea, says education expert: From the archive, 13 February 1970

The Advisory Centre for Education believes parents and teachers should have separate roles<p>With teachers on strike, many parents wish they could fill the gap by teaching their own children. Provided there is a clear enough programme of work to follow parents will do just as well as a nonexistent …

Free schools become deeper entrenched in the education system

Michael Gove’s team is cock-a-hoop about the performance of free schools in the latest round of Oftsed reports. Of the 24 schools tested, 4 were judged outstanding, 14 were rated good, 5 have room for improvement and 1 was declared inadequate. A quick turnaround is required of the 6 substandard …

How to Cook Lobster Mexican-Style, According to Chef Shannon Bard

Chef Shannon Bard from Zapoteca in Portland, ME, brings together Mexico and Maine in lobster tacos.<p>We never say no to lobster, pretty much as a rule, but when we heard about <b>Chef Shannon Bard</b> from Zapoteca restaurant in Portland, Maine, and her <b>chipotle chile lobster tacos</b>, the combination gave us …

How To Play Curling: A Sport That Features A 45-Pound Stone

Curling has become one of the most fascinating events in the Winter Olympics.<p>Team USA member Martin Sather teaches us the fundamentals of the sport, featuring a 45-pound stone sliding on ice, at the Ardsley Curling Club in Irvington, NY.<p><i>Produced by Graham Flanagan.</i><p><b>FOLLOW BI VIDEO:</b>on Twitter.

Where to learn winter Olympics sports from curling to luge

Snowboard<p><b>What is it?</b> It may be one of the more recent Olympic disciplines – making its debut in 1998 – but snowboarding is undoubtedly one of the most popular. Among the 10 snowboarding events in the Games is the gravity-defying halfpipe competition, in which athletes fly out of the rim of a …

The LEGO Movie Was Awesome, So Here’s 45 Great Sports Things Made Out Of LEGOs

If you haven’t seen <i>The LEGO Movie</i> yet, I bet <b>everyone you know has and you’ve had to hear about it</b>. A film that for all intents and purposes should’ve been a quick, stupid toy cash-in turned into one of the most beloved movies of this young year, bringing in almost $70 million at the box office on …

Here's A Guide To Every Winter Olympic Sport

<b>What is it?</b> It may be one of the more recent Olympic disciplines - making its debut in 1998 - but snowboarding is undoubtedly one of the most popular. Among the 10 snowboarding events in the Games is the gravity-defying halfpipe competition, in which athletes fly out of the rim of a halfpipe shaped …

The real problem with US Common Core: it further outsources education

There's a pretty good chance that up until last week, you'd never heard of the Common Core national standards and curriculum. That changed recently when New York State became the largest state thus far to see a sharp reversal in the adoption of the standards. A bipartisan group of legislators …