Education News Weekly – 1st May, 2017

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Increased university fees (again), independent schools abroad and dealing with the education funding crisis asbestos we can.   Government permits university tuition fee hikes…again – Independent Almost all universities in England have been granted permission to increase tuition fees year-on-year, following new legislation being pushed through Parliament before the general election. Ministers claim the new legislation comes as part of … Read More

Education News Weekly – 19th March, 2017

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Grammar schools opposition, a deepening funding crisis and the primary school head who’s a champion weightlifter     Opposition mounting against Theresa May’s grammar schools plan – BBC Theresa May is facing vocal cross-party opposition from MPs to her flagship education policy, the opening of new selective grammar schools. Former Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg, former Tory education secretary Nicky … Read More

Education News Weekly – 1st March, 2017

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Two year university degrees, a new online safety initiative and an imminent revolution in sex education? Government launches online safety initiative – BBC The government has launched an initiative targeting sexting and cyberbullying, led by culture secretary Karen Brady. Brady said: “We are determined to make Britain the safest place in the world to be online.” Ministers will meet with … Read More

Education News Weekly – 3rd November 2016

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A skills gap in school leavers, Gay History Month, and why our schools are a force for social cohesion   The funding gap in British education is getting worse, it seems, with a recent announcement that almost 1,000 local authority schools and over 100 academy trusts are now in debt. Heads and teachers have long been complaining about funding issues, … Read More