Education News Weekly – 18th January, 2018

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Grade inflation at universities, double standards for inappropriate teachers and a blistering attack on the Department for Education, in our first education news roundup of 2018…   Headteacher: ‘If the DfE were a school it’d be in special measures’ – TES Furious school leaders have attacked the Department for Education as not fit for purpose, providing no taxpayer value for … Read More

Education News weekly – 12th March, 2017

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Apprenticeships, parents’ exam stress and the education world’s response to the spring Budget   Grammars and free schools given budget boost – BBC The Chancellor promised a one-off payment of £320 million for 140 new free schools by 2020 – which could include grammar schools – on top of the 500 already pledged to be built. However, Labour’s Angela Rayner pointed … Read More

Education News Weekly – 10th November, 2016

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Apprenticeships, the teaching crisis…and Donald Trump, of course (because education news is still news)   Lee Elliot Major, chief executive of the Sutton Trust, has claimed that the result of the U.S. election is about education, not politics. Major cites the fact that over two thirds of white voters without a college degree voted Trump, and compared the result to … Read More

Education News Roundup 06/10/16

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  A funding crisis in British education, how technology can affect students and the need for 69 million more teachers worldwide   A Unesco study into global education has revealed a teacher shortage far beyond what was feared, with sub-Saharan Africa and southern Asia suffering the most. The Unesco report claims there are around 263 million children across the world … Read More