Gilmour determined to make grade at Chelsea after 'following my dream' to sign for Blues
Billy Gilmour is happy to have shelved loan plans at Chelsea and chased the dream in west London after leaving the familiar surroundings of Rangers.The Glasgow native spent eight years within the academy ranks at Ibrox before being lured away to Stamford Bridge.Questions were asked of that bold decision, with many promising youngsters having failed to make a senior breakthrough at Chelsea.Gilmour, though, has benefited from the presence of Frank Lampard in the Blues hot seat and took in 11 first-team appearances last season.Those minutes came quicker than the 19-year-old expected, with his car...
PROOF POINTS: White and female teachers show racial bias in evaluating second grade writing
By Jill BarshayRacial bias in grading is a persistent and knotty problem. It’s one of the reasons that it’s better to grade essay exams blind without students’ names attached to them. Even Nobel Prize winning economist Daniel Kahneman has recommended anonymous grading because of his findings of bias in decision making. But that’s often not practical for everyday assignments.A recent study highlighted how the unfair grading of ordinary schoolwork extends down to even young students. In an experiment, teachers evaluated the same second-grade writing sample more harshly when there were clues that...
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Charlie Munger’s Math: Lose A Negative, Gain A Positive
In fourth grade subtracting negative numbers perplexed me.Q2 2020 hedge fund letters, conferences and moreSubtract negative five from ten and get fifteen?Charlie Munger's Math: 10 - (-5) = 15How could a “take away” result in addition?How could less be more?How could the loss of a negative be a gain?“People Do Not React Symmetrically To Loss And Gain.” --- Charles T. MungerI could perform the operation by rote.But I could not understand how subtraction could result in addition.When my daughter entered fourth grade she asked the same question.I thought awhile.“Throw a party.Don’t invite party po...
Trump Gave Himself An ‘A+’ Grade For COVID-19 Response
Journalist Bob Woodward has revealed more of his audio recordings featuring President DonaldTrump. On July 21, Woodward told CNN’s Anderson Cooper that he asked the president, “In terms of the virus, what grade would you give yourself?”Trump responded, “Other than the public relations, which is impossible because it is fake media. Fake. It’s all fake.”He continued on about the “fakeness” of media and avoided Woodward’s initial question.“So, what’s the grade,” Woodward asked once again.Trump said, “I give ourselves an A. But the grade is incomplete. If we come up with the vaccines and therapeut...
The things they say:
"In seventh grade, I had mono. I was sick in bed for about two or three weeks and my parents gave me a radio alarm clock, because we didn’t have a TV upstairs, so I would just say for about two weeks straight, I listened to the radio all day and all night. Just listened to all this rock 'n’ roll stuff and when they played Springsteen I sat up and went what is that? And then right after that he came out with Born to Run. And of course, the minute you hear Born to Run, it’s over." Melissa Etheridge on her love affair with Bruce Springsteen's music.©2020 WENNProvided by SyndiGate Media Inc.
Saudi Arabia to adopt the English language from first grade of primary school starting next academic year
RIYADH: Saudi Arabia will adopt the English language from first grade of primary school starting from the next academic year, the education minister said on Sunday.Developing...Copyright: Arab News © 2020 All rights reserved.Provided by SyndiGate Media Inc.
Saudi Arabia to introduce English language from first grade of primary school starting next academic year
RIYADH: Saudi Arabia will teach the English language from first grade of primary school starting from the next academic year, the education minister said on Sunday.Speaking during an interview with state-run Al-Ekhbariya TV’s Al-Raasd program, Hamad bin Mohammed Al-Asheikh, said that five courses have been approved for the next academic year, including a focus on science and mathematics.The minister also said that digital education would begin from the fourth year.“There will be some changes that aim to benefit students and the future citizen to become a graduate of education and qualified to ...
Every idled child today to lose P750,000 tomorrow
Every idled child today to lose P750,000 tomorrow$15,000 or P750,000. That’s how much future income every child will lose from seven months’ school closure, the World Bank computes. May those shouting to further push back school opening to January 2021 consider that (link to the WB study below).School has been out too long since March. Two postponements of resumption, in June and August, slowed schoolchildren’s pace. Learning loss is real. A child can forget in a usual two-month school break up to half the skills imbibed during the previous grade. That’s why the first few weeks of the new scho...
Mariners say Bolt not A-League grade as deal talks stall
Sydney (AFP) - Australia's Central Coast Mariners said negotiations with Usain Bolt were stalled over money Tuesday, also warning the sprint superstar he will not play in the A-League even if he signs with the club.The eight-time Olympic champion has been on trial with the A-League side since arriving in August to fulfil his dream of becoming a professional footballer.The 32-year-old's quest has garnered worldwide attention, which intensified last week when he scored two goals in a pre-season friendly.The Mariners said Bolt, who turned down a two-year, trial-free deal from cashed-up Maltese ch...