Question leak gang leader Salam remanded

Abdus Salam, mastermind of medical and dental admission test question leaking arrested on Monday, October 5, 2020 Courtesy

He was involved in the medical and dental admission test question leak in 2013 and 2015

A Dhaka court has put Abdus Salam, the alleged mastermind in leaking medical and dental admission test question papers from DGHS press in a five day remand on Tuesday.

Salam, known as the machine-man of Bureau of Health Education, was arrested from Banasree area of Dhaka on Monday by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID), said CID Cybercrime Unit Special Police Superintendent SM Ashraful Alam in a press briefing on Tuesday at its head office.

The alleged mastermind of the ring had leaked questions in 2013 and 2015, he said. 

In primary interrogation Abdus Salam disclosed that five to six doctors and three to four coaching centres are connected with the ring.

He was discharged from his

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Texas flouted special education guidelines for therapy, U.S. officials say

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Texas has failed to ensure children with developmental delays have early access to speech and occupational therapy and other services, according to a letter ​written this week by U.S. education officials who say the state is not complying with federal special education guidelines.

The Texas Health and Human Services Commission has three months to draw up a plan to ensure that a program that pays for infants and toddlers to receive such early intervention therapies is reaching all eligible Texans, federal officials wrote. Failure to do so could cost the state federal funding.

After years of budget cuts in Texas caused nonprofit therapy providers to drop out of the program, U.S. Department of Education officials found Texas to be in “significant noncompliance” with education guidelines on early intervention services.

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Google Meet is getting breakout rooms, but only for some education customers to start

Google’s Meet videoconferencing service is getting breakout rooms, but they’ll only be available to Google Workspace Enterprise for Education customers at first, according to a Google blog post (via 9to5Google). With the feature, teachers and educators will be able to break their classes into smaller groups for things like projects or focused discussions.

Google will let you make up to 100 breakout rooms in a single call. Once you’ve decided how many breakout rooms you want, Google will randomly group up the people on the call into rooms, but moderators can manually add people to other rooms if they want. Meeting moderators can also hop between rooms to check in on groups.

If breakout rooms are something you might want to try out, but you aren’t an Enterprise for Education customer, you might be able to use them sometime soon — the feature will be coming to other Google

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City of Springfield, Greene County Clerk create PSA to educate public on voting options

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KY3) – The City of Springfield and Greene County Clerk Shane Schoeller have partnered to produce a public service announcement that outlines voting options ahead of the Nov. 3 election.


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The PSA comes in an effort “to make sure citizens understand the voting options available to them.” It outlines information for voting in-person, absentee, mail-in and curbside in Greene County.

“We are prepared. We want to make sure that every voter and their vote counts. Regardless of your political party, voting is about making your voice heard and coming together in a peaceful way. We can resolve our differences at the ballot box as we look toward November 3rd,” Schoeller said at the press conference.

The PSA was created following a Sept. 22 press conference at the Greene County Elections Center with Missouri Secretary of State John R. Ashcroft.


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Donaldson Donates 200 Laptops to Support Educational Success for Underserved Students’ Remote Learning at Prodeo Academy

Leaders at Donaldson Company, Inc. and members of the company’s corporate tutor team delivered 200 laptops to Prodeo Academy, a network of tuition-free preparatory schools in the Twin Cities metro area that develop students in PreK-8th grades to be critical thinkers and reflective leaders.

When the pandemic necessitated the transition to online learning, Prodeo asked the public for donations to help secure computers, as it only had laptops for approximately half of its 700 students. Donaldson Company, with a long history of addressing the needs of its local communities and helping transform lives, leaned into the opportunity of providing technology to support underserved students and promote educational success. Donaldson purchased the computers from Best Buy, which helped provide the laptops that can be tough to find due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We stand united, together with the broader business community, in our commitment to creating lasting, sustainable change,” said

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Austin teachers resign as classrooms reopen – News – Austin American-Statesman

At the end of the first day back in the classroom on Monday, Kocurek Elementary second grade teacher Alyssa Baird felt overwhelmed. She was teaching students in person and over the internet and she worried about bringing the coronavirus home to her 1 year-old daughter and her mother, who watches the toddler and has a medical condition that puts her at high risk of becoming severely ill if she contracts the disease.

She resigned.

On Wednesday, still in the classroom until the Austin school district finds a replacement for her, she felt sick and said she had no choice other than pay $275 out of pocket to get a coronavirus rapid test. It was negative. But she said the experience reaffirmed her decision to leave her job after seven years in the classroom.

Since Aug. 1, 96 Austin district teachers have resigned or retired and and 64 more teachers have

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As remote learning continues, districts boost outreach to students – News –

WORCESTER — The school system’s switch to remote learning this year has created unprecedented hardships. But it may have also pushed the district to more fully address a problem that existed even before the pandemic, according to the school superintendent.

This fall, the district has rolled out a number of new initiatives aimed at keeping track of struggling students and providing more information to parents about their kids’ academic performance, Worcester Schools Superintendent Maureen Binienda said.

Those types of efforts are even more critical now that school staff are not able to physically interact with students during the ongoing remote learning phase of the new school year.

“I think the remote has actually caused some good practices to be expanded,” Binienda said. “We have to find more ways to keep track of kids.”

The district’s new approaches include twice-a-week check-ins with students, a more “aggressive” assessment system, and an update

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Longview ISD offers free financial, education advice through video series

LONGVIEW, Texas (KLTV) – Sometimes it’s not easy to get good advice, especially for free. Well the Longview Independent School District is about to present just that on several topics from finance to continuing education. And the video series is geared toward interested families in or outside of the school district.

a green sign with white text: There may be some parents of students out there who have a great idea as to how to keep everyone safe while learning, or just want to express their concerns. Well, Longview Independent School District is looking for just that kind of feedback.

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There may be some parents of students out there who have a great idea as to how to keep everyone safe while learning, or just want to express their concerns. Well, Longview Independent School District is looking for just that kind of feedback.

Longview ISD offers free financial, education advice through video series



Longview ISD Public Information Officer Francisco Rojas says the idea for LOBOS Strongview originally was going to be a series of meetings to help in-district families struggling with finances.


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That was before COVID-19, but

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When Traditional Education Fails, Self-Learning Saves

I take partial responsibility for the mess I made out of my education. High school was a matter of survival, with little cognitive or emotional reserve left for learning. Afterwards, I managed to hop around to five different universities; most of which turned into a triumph of skipping classes and margin doodling. While fumbling my way towards an English degree, I even once managed to set my alarm clock incorrectly and slept through an invitation for breakfast with Gloria Steinem. I still wear that blunder like a hair shirt.

By grad school I’d pulled it together and earned my degree. I ended up studying social work and did not pursue the snooze fest that was my English/writing track beyond undergrad. But I’d loved writing. I’ve been good at it from an early age. Teachers encouraged me to run with it. And here I am, nearly two decades since steering away

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Haslam discusses new online education resource

The former Tennessee governor talked about the idea, announced this week, during an interview with 10News.

KNOXVILLE, Tennessee — Former Gov. Bill Haslam hopes a new education initiative dubbed Better Student Outcomes Now will drive conversations to ensure Tennessee students are getting the best education they can amid COVID-19 challenges.

Haslam discussed the idea, announced this week, during an interview with 10News.

You can learn more about Better Student Outcomes, which is supported by the Bill and Crissy Haslam Foundation among other organizations, here.

It’s meant to serve as a go-to source of information for the public and policymakers about education strategies that have shown success in improving student achievement. That includes proven education models and programs.

“We know we’ve lost a lot with COVID. But amidst everything else that we’re talking about, don’t lose the main thing — and the main thing is, are our students actually having better

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