first_imgPupils up and down the country will benefit from the UK’s first National Centre for Computing Education led by British experts, it can be revealed today.A consortium made up of STEM Learning, the British Computing Society and the Raspberry Pi Foundation, has been chosen as the provider for the project, which is backed by £84million of government investment.The Centre will work with the University of Cambridge, while Google will also support the project with a further £1million.Minister for School Standards Nick Gibb said: As our digital industry makes an increasingly significant contribution to our economy, it is important that our computer science teachers are trained to teach the latest digital skills, ensuring young people benefit from a high quality computing education. The new computer science GCSE has more challenging content such as computer programming and coding. This new National Centre for Computing Education, led by some of the UK’s leading tech experts, will give teachers the subject knowledge and support they need to teach pupils the new computing curriculum. This is part of this Government’s drive to raise academic standards so that pupils have the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in our outward looking and dynamic economy. The Centre will start working with schools across England later this year, improving teaching and driving up participation in computer science at GCSE and A-Level.The Centre will operate virtually through a national network of up to 40 school-led computing hubs to provide training and resources to primary and secondary schools, and an intensive training programme for secondary teachers without a post A-Level qualification in computer science.Paul Fletcher, Chief Executive, British Computer Society said: Philip Colligan, Chief Executive, Raspberry Pi said: Yvonne Baker, Chief Executive, STEM Learning said:center_img It is vital that every child in every school has access to world-leading computing education, and this means that every computing teacher has access to the support that they need. The subject of Computing was only introduced four years ago and is still new for schools and that’s why it’s important to build on the energy and enthusiasm of the many teachers who are already committed to the success of this subject. We are delighted to form part of the consortium and to continue to work with the community of Computing teachers. High quality, knowledgeable teaching of computer science is the cornerstone of achieving our aims. Evidence tells us this is fundamental to raising attainment and driving up participation, particularly for girls. We warmly welcome this investment which will be instrumental in preparing young people for the increasingly technological world they will grow up in, and strengthening the UK economy. This level of investment is unprecedented anywhere in the world for teacher training in the field of computing and computer science. It is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to transform the way that computing and computer science is taught.last_img read more

first_imgFor the Week of 08/01/2009. There were 785 new regular benefit claims for Unemployment Insurance last week, a decrease of 45 from the week before. Altogether 12,752 new and continuing claims were filed, 324 fewer than a week ago and 5,423 more than a year earlier. The Department also processed 3,862 First Tier claims for benefits under Emergency Unemployment Compensation, 2008 (EUC08), 63 more than a week ago. In addition, there were 749 Second Tier claims for benefits processed under the EUC08 program, which is an increase of 8 from the week before. The Unemployment Weekly Report can be found at: http://www.vtlmi.info/(link is external). Previously released Unemployment Weekly Reports and other UI reports can be found at: http://www.vtlmi.info/lmipub.htm#uc(link is external)last_img read more

first_imgRelatedPosts Lampard: I still have confidence in Tomori Mane double eases Liverpool to win over 10-man Chelsea EPL: Chelsea, Liverpool in cagey duel English Premier League leaders Liverpool will travel to either Championship side Bristol City or League One Shrewsbury Town in the fourth round, following Monday’s draw. They had fielded a virtual youth side and still beat Everton in the FA Cup third round on Sunday, while Bristol City and Shrewsbury drew 1-1 on Saturday. Bristol City, who drew 1-1 at home to Shrewsbury, pulled off one of the great FA Cup shocks last time. Then, they had faced Liverpool, winning a third round replay 1-0 at Anfield in 1994 as a second-tier side. The result led to the resignation of the Anfield club’s boss Graeme Souness. Shrewsbury had less luck in their only ever meeting with Liverpool, losing 4-0 at home in the fourth round in 1996. The Merseysiders, currently world and European champions, last won the FA Cup in 2006. Holders Manchester City will host Fulham who knocked out Premier League Aston Villa on Saturday. Manchester United or Wolverhampton Wanderers, who drew 0-0 on Sunday, will play last year’s runners-up Watford or Tranmere Rovers. Tranmere Rovers came from 3-0 down to draw their third-round tie 3-3. Arsenal, who have won the world’s oldest Cup competition a record 13 times, will be away to Bournemouth. Burnley versus Norwich City is the only other guaranteed all-Premier League match-up among the fourth round fixtures, which will be played between January 24 and 27. Championship side Birmingham City have been drawn away at either Bristol Rovers or Coventry City but could play on their own ground. That is if Coventry win the replay between the third-tier sides since the Sky Blues currently share St Andrew’s. Former West Ham United manager Slaven Bilic will return to his old club with his second-tier West Bromwich Albion side. Reuters/NAN.Tags: Bristol CityFA CupLiverpoolShrewsburylast_img read more

first_imgThree-star offensive lineman Andrejas Duerig from Mount Carmel (Ill.) High School has verbally committed to Syracuse, according to multiple reports.Duerig becomes the 12th verbal pledge in the Orange’s Class of 2015, and the fifth offensive lineman to commit. He is measured at 6 feet, 4 inches and 272 pounds and chose Syracuse over offers from Western Michigan, Toledo and Buffalo, among others, according to Scout.com.Duerig joins fellow offensive line commits Cody Conway (three stars), Colin Byrne, Sam Clausman and Evan Adams in SU’s Class of 2015.Conway is the only other verbal commit from Illinois out of the 12 in this year’s class so far. AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on June 17, 2014 at 5:01 pm Contact Matt: [email protected] | @matt_schneidmanlast_img read more