Education News Weekly – 21st December, 2017

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LGBTQ+ issues on the school curriculum, Sesame Street helping Syrian refugees and an alternative Christmas message from the children survivors of Grenfell.   Grenfell survivor children to give alternative Christmas message – BBC Five children who survived the Grenfell Tower fire will deliver this year’s alternative Christmas message. The message, broadcast on Channel 4 on Christmas Day, will urge people … Read More

Education News: What Happened in 2016?

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2016 saw some major education news, including a new education secretary in Justine Greening, the controversial re-introduction of grammar schools, banned by Labour since 1998, and the ominous threat of Brexit to international students and our entire higher education system.   What else happened? And what can we expect in 2017?   Last year, we saw the growth of a teaching … Read More

Education News Roundup – 29/09/16

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Grammar schools backlash, Brexit fears and no more homework   In yet another challenge to Theresa May’s contentious grammar schools plan, a wide-ranging study into the effects of grammar schools has found her claims of their benefits to be ill-founded. The Education Policy Institute examined GCSE results across grammar schools and good comprehensives, finding that, for bright pupils, there was … Read More