Her Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for Education (frequently shortened to the Education Secretary) is the chief minister of the Department for Education in the United Kingdom government. The position was re-established on 12 May 2010. Under the provisions for devolved government in the UK its remit applies only to England, covering; Early years Adoption and child protection Teachers’ pay The school curriculum School improvement The establishment of academies and free schools. History A committee of the Privy Council was appointed in 1839 to supervise the distribution of certain government grants in the education field. The members of the committee were the Lord President of the Council, the Secretaries of State, the First Lord of the Treasury, and the Chancellor of the Exchequer. From 1857 a vice-president was appointed who took responsibility for policy. On 1 April 1900, the Board of Education Act 1899 abolished the committee and instituted a new board, headed … [Read more...] about Secretary of State for Education
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Editors USA TODAY Published 11:55 AM EST Dec 22, 2018 In 2018, the eyes of the nation were again fixed on President Donald Trump, whose second year in office was no less remarkable than his first. It was a year that saw the president open up trade wars, meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, spar with the press and defend hush money payments to women he allegedly had affairs with, all while new revelations and indictments poured out of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian election meddling. Policies and politics divided us. We found ourselves embroiled in a fierce immigration debate. Trump's Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh ascended to the high court despite sexual assault allegations from Christine Blasey Ford. Nature humbled us. California burned as the Camp Fire became the most destructive in state history. Hurricane winds and floods battered the Carolinas. But other stories made us proud. Team USA brought home 23 Olympic … [Read more...] about 2018 news year in review: Stories across United States that moved us
Ollie Neas for The Spinoff OPINION: Rocket Lab made history on Sunday as its first ever mission for NASA made orbit from the Mahia Peninsula. The mission was the first dedicated launch of miniature satellites, or CubeSats, for NASA by a commercial launch provider. But this was not the only reason the Educational Launch of Nanosatellites (ELaNa)-19 was historic. It was also the first time a satellite for a US defence agency was launched from New Zealand. Although described as an "educational" mission, ELaNa-19 included a satellite that will conduct research for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA, the Pentagon agency which develops cutting-edge technology for the US military. Rocket Lab aims to launch a rocket every week by 2020 NZ's Rocket Lab successfully puts NASA satellites in orbit ACC joins Rocket Lab's multimillion dollar investment round DARPA's involvement with this satellite, called the SHFT-1, has not been publicly disclosed by Rocket Lab. Nor does it … [Read more...] about Has Rocket Lab made New Zealand a launch pad for United States defence satellites?
United States pulls funding for UN agency which aids Palestinian refugees BelfastTelegraph.co.uk The United States is ending its decades of funding for the UN agency that helps Palestinian refugees, the State Department has announced. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/world-news/united-states-pulls-funding-for-un-agency-which-aids-palestinian-refugees-37272426.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/world-news/article37272425.ece/60c45/AUTOCROP/h342/bpanews_6b4553ed-a7ee-42db-9393-2f6ed841506a_1 Email The United States is ending its decades of funding for the UN agency that helps Palestinian refugees, the State Department has announced. The move comes a week after the country slashed bilateral aid for projects in the West Bank and Gaza. The US supplies nearly 30% of the total budget of the UN Relief and Works Agency, or UNRWA, and had been demanding reforms in the way it is run. The State Department said in a written statement that the United States “will no … [Read more...] about United States pulls funding for UN agency which aids Palestinian refugees
Western countries speak of the need for democracy and free speech around the world while restricting citizens’ access to information and silencing the messengers. Nowadays the media is a form of education for many, especially when it comes to understanding politics. Therefore, people believe what they see and hear even if it’s only half the truth. I have always stated that the media is the fourth branch of government because it moves public opinion and every day we see more proof of that. US society, as well as British society, has made choices about which kinds of speech to permit and which to forbid in an attempt to silence discussion on specific topics. In 2010 Hillary Clinton cited President Obama during her speech stating that “the more freely information flows, the stronger societies become”. She then went on to say that “information networks are helping people discover new facts and making governments more accountable.” What she didn’t … [Read more...] about Free speech is dead: WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange deserved Nobel Peace Prize, not the loss of liberty