Education News Weekly – 24th November, 2017

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Tory childcare blunders, a glitter freeze at nurseries and… Is Mein Kampf back on the curriculum?   Government failing families on childcare – Independent The cost of childcare for young children has risen more than four times faster than wages since 2008, research shows. New analysis published by the Trades Union Congress (TUC) reveals that in England the average wages … Read More

Education News Weekly – 23rd April, 2017

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General election pledges, the dangers of screen time and surprisingly happy teenagers   Labour focused on education in upcoming general election – BBC Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has put education at the centre of his campaign for the snap general election. Corbyn described education as being in crisis, specifically highlighting the Tories’ recent record on school budget cuts and growing … Read More

Education News Weekly – 3rd February, 2017

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Tests for five year olds, the benefits of slippers in the classroom and the education world’s response to Donald Trump.   Academics rally against Donald Trump over ‘Muslim ban’ – Independent Over 4,500 academics from across the world have signed a petition pledging to boycott international conferences held in America while Trump’s ban is still in place. Mr Trump’s new … Read More

Education News Weekly – December 16th, 2016

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Robot teachers, original manuscripts from Byron and Shelley and a world-class school in North London   North London School Among World’s Best – BBC Alexandra Park School in North London achieved a score of 564 on the OECD’s Pisa tests, ranking it among the best schools in the world. The average score for pupils in Singapore, the highest scoring nation, was … Read More

Education News Weekly – 9th December, 2016

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International education rankings, dodgy A Level predictions and the schools that’s grading parents   School grades parents on support of their children’s education – Telegraph A Nottinghamshire school has been praised by Ofsted for its innovative scheme of grading parents on their support of their child’s education. Since 2011, Parents at Greasley Beauvale Primary School have been graded A to … Read More

Education News Roundup 27/10/16

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New teachers leaving schools, a breakthrough in autism treatment and what Brexit could mean for education.   One of the first indications of how Brexit may affect British universities emerged this week, as applications for UK universities from EU students fell by 9%, after increasing annually for the last four years. The figures for EU students for the October UCAS deadline … Read More