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Microsoft acquires classroom collaboration startup Chalkup to expand Microsoft Teams

Microsoft is beefing up its Slack-like collaboration software, Microsoft Teams, with the technology (and the founder) from collaboration software startup Chalkup. Following the acquisition, Microsoft says it will bring some of the features Chalkup had built to the Microsoft Teams for Education product experience. Chalkup was founded in 2013 by CEO Justin Chando, who’s joining Microsoft as a result of ...

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Same sex couples to be included in classroom literature, says UK education giant

Same-sex couples will now be included in school textbooks, according to one of the United Kingdom’s largest education companies. Pearson will update their products to ensure their resources are “LGBT inclusive.” A new secondary-school handbook advising teachers how they can make the curriculum more inclusive for LGBT students has been distributed by the charity, Stonewall. It is sponsored by education ...

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Two 8yo children killed, many injured after car plows into classroom in Australia

Published time: 7 Nov, 2017 03:24 Edited time: 7 Nov, 2017 03:26 At least two young children have been killed and scores injured after a 52-year-old woman crashed her Toyota Kluger into a primary school in southwest Sydney. Two eight-year-old boys were rushed to a hospital in critical condition but died from cardiac arrest after the sports utility vehicle smashed ...

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Brussels accused of INDOCTRINATING children with pro-EU classroom programme

A Dublin think-tank has launched a furious attack on the bloc, which it claims is carrying out “insidious propaganda” on thousands of the country’s children.  The Blue Star programme, supported by the European Commission representation in Ireland, taught 16,350 children in 190 schools during the 2015/2016 academic year.  Keith Redmond, co-founder of the Hibernia Forum think tank, told Express.co.uk the ...

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Teacher ‘sent pupil 500 texts before fondling him in the classroom’

UPPER DUBLIN POLICE • GETTY A teacher sent more than 500 calls, texts and chats through Snapchat with a student The pupil told a jury: “I caught on that she wanted something sexual out of everything she gave me. “I didn’t have any affection towards her. She was buying me stuff.” The teenager said he romped with English tutor Rose ...

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Schoolboy arrested after teacher and students STABBED in classroom

A 16-year-old boy has been arrested in the carpark of a nearby supermarket in connection with the attack. Authorities found a meat cleaver, a pair of scissors and a knife close to where the boy was arrested. As he was taken away by police, the boy said: “I didn’t kill anyone… you have to tell my brother.” Emergency services were ...

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