Rasheed Gadir

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'Measuring teacher effectiveness by exam results ignores what makes a good teacher'

Late last year, David Koretz published a book that exposes the fallacies behind using standardised test data as a means of evaluating teachers and …

University of Chicago

‘David Bowie: The Last Five Years’ Explores The Final Years Of A Rock Icon While Respecting His Privacy

In the early ’90s, Francis Whately met David Bowie after he asked the rock star to participate in a short film he was making for the BBC. For the next 20 years, they remained pen pals.<p>“He emailed me fairly regularly and told me about books he’d read, and I told him about books I’d read, exhibitions …

Why don’t you ask pupils to do their own marking?

My daughter recently said the words that every school leader dreads to hear: “Daddy, when I grow up, I want to be a teacher.”<p>Don’t get me wrong: I …

QUIZ: Could you pass a GCSE test? Try these 15 questions and see

Are you smarter than a teenager? Can you remember anything you learnt before you were old enough to drink or drive?<p>Teenagers across Bristol do it – …

Google Contacts v2.4 readies multi-SIM support and prepares a new suggestion to fix nameless contacts [APK Teardown]

Article Contents<p>A new version of Google Contacts came out yesterday, but it unfortunately doesn't seem to solve the recent issue with contact syncing …

Germans could be paid to use electricity this weekend

(Bloomberg) -- German power producers are poised to pay customers to use electricity this weekend.<p>Wind generation is forecast to climb to a record on Sunday, creating more output than needed and driving electricity prices below zero, broker data compiled by Bloomberg show. It would be the first …

Renewable Energy

Ancient hieroglyphs reveal answers to Bronze Age archaeological mystery

New documents shed light on the 3000 year-old mystery of the "sea people".<p>The unearthing of a series of ancient hieroglyphs has finally shone light …

Police called to Blyth Academy as uniform bust-up leaves parents raging

Police were called to a school in Northumberland after around 40 pupils were said to be excluded for poor behaviour and wearing the wrong …

Northumbria Police

How a new breed of British perfumers are beating the French at their own game

<i>A new breed of British perfumers are beating the French at their own game, rejecting classical training in favour of fresh, home-grown scents with more than a whiff of the English eccentric about them. Alice du Parcq reports...</i><p>Knee-deep in a field of vetiver grass, a waft of lavender in the air, I …

Fragrance

8 ingenious ways people have got revenge on an ex-lover

Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned, and hit BBC One series Doctor Foster more than proved that point when Suranne Jones's on-screen husband had an affair with the 23-year-old daughter of one of their friends. The dinner party that followed will go down in history.<p>Now, the drama is back, and …

Red Sox Cheating Scandal Highlights Apple Watch’s Illicit Uses

Commercials for the Apple Watch show people swimming, running, climbing, jumping. But the watch can also be used, it turns out, for another activity: cheating.<p>The Boston Red Sox were caught by baseball’s authorities in a scheme to use the Apple Watch to steal signs from New York Yankees …

Apple Watch

Oxford and Cambridge top world university rankings

Oxford beats Cambridge to top spot as several other leading British institutions slide down league table<p>Oxford and Cambridge have grabbed the top slots in the musical chairs of the international university league table, despite fears that British higher education is facing disruption over funding …

How to prevent and get rid of ingrown hairs

Ingrown hairs don’t affect everyone, but if you’re someone that battles with them then you know that they can be a huge inconvenience. You might also know that picking the ingrown on your neck or along your bikini line can result in a sore, unsightly boil forming that’s three times the size of the …

Today's XKCD comic perfectly sums up Android's volume problem

As I'm sure many of you know, Android has three distinct 'volumes' - one for media, one for the ringer, and one for alarms. Each has its own volume …

Exam cheating scandal: How a lovestruck pupil's boast sparked investigation

It is the scandal that has led to the sacking and suspension of teachers and raised questions over the propriety of some of the country’s leading schools.<p>But now it can be revealed that the exam cheating scandal may have begun with a romantic gesture intended to win a young woman’s heart.<p>The …

Neymar out, Paulinho and Dembele in - Xavi admits Barca could have 'signed better'

The Camp Nou legend has been underwhelmed by transfer business in Catalonia, with players brought in that do not fit the club's football model<p>Xavi believes Barcelona have strayed from their footballing philosophies and should have “signed better” in recent transfer windows.<p>The La Liga giants once …

Coutinho mess a fitting end to Barca's shambolic summer as Real remain stronger

The Catalans promised further signings after bringing in Ousmane Dembele, but no new additions followed and Los Blancos still look to have the edge<p><b>COMMENT</b><p>Transfer deadline day came and went for Barcelona. The Blaugrana had seemed certain to bring in at least one more forward before the end of the …

Nine key talking points from this year's GCSE results

We’ve looked in depth at the GCSE results for teenagers in Wales.<p>The headlines last week focused on the dip in performance compared to recent years, …

Samim Bigzad: UK Government's attempt to deport Afghan asylum seeker fails after pilot refuses to take off

The deportation of a young Afghan man refused asylum by the Government has been dramatically stayed after the pilot of the plane he was supposed to …

Mummy DNA shows that the ancients don’t have much in common with modern Egyptians

This will pave the way for more genetics studies<p>Scientists have extracted and analyzed DNA from mummies that are thousands of years old, and they have found that the ancient Egyptians are actually more genetically similar to people living today in the Near East — countries like Israel, Lebanon, and …

How to get to sleep: eight surprising tricks and tips

Despite sleep being everywhere we all do it and we all talk about the amount of hours we caught last night - none of us seem to get enough of the stuff for ourselves.<p>Adults are recommended to sleep for seven to eight hours every night, and yet almost half of us average under six hours, according to …

Teachers 'bullied' into holding revision sessions for 'lazy' students, education union warns

Teachers are being “bullied” into holding revision sessions for “lazy” students, an education union warns as it considers banning its members from holding classes outside the school day.<p>The increasing demand for extra classes is down to unruly teenagers who have been allowed to run riot due to …

Appeal Filed in Led Zeppelin ‘Stairway to Heaven’ Copyright Trial

<b>UPDATE:</b> Led Zeppelin’s legal team has filed a cross-appeal. Responding to Michael Skidmore’s March appeal on behalf of late Spirit songwriter Randy …

Rabbit hole leads to '700-year-old Knights Templar' caves

Footage has emerged of an intriguing network of caves found through a rabbit hole that many believe were built by the Knights Templar order 700 years ago.<p>The sanctuary in Shropshire is located under an unassuming set of what appear to be large rabbit holes in a farmer’s field near the town of …

The best apps for your new iPhone

You got a new iPhone, huh? Good luck with the headphone situation. It's really not so bad once you get used to it. Thankfully, no matter how Apple changes the hardware, the iPhone still has beautiful, useful apps, many of which are available on no other platform. I picked a few of my favorites. …

Pushy parents live vicariously through their children and become obsessed with 'trophy-hunting', deputy head warns

Pushy parents are living vicariously through their children, obsessing over their progress and buying into a “trophy-hunting” culture, the deputy head of one of Britain’s top preparatory schools has warned.<p>Children are being drawn into a “relentless cycle” of tutoring and “over-preparing” for …

Learn how to memorise anything with this easy visual trick

Have trouble remembering your mum’s birthday? Need to prepare for an exam with pages and pages of formulae? Joshua Foer, journalist and ex-US ‘memory …

Sudan U20s stun Nigeria to qualify for Zambia 2017

Sudan shocked Nigeria to book their place at next year's Under-20 Africa Cup of Nations, eliminating the defending champions on away goals.