Year in Review: Education News

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2017 has been a crazy year in the world of education, with concerns about Brexit, British schools expanding into the wider world and of course Theresa May abandoning her flagship grammar schools policy after a disappointing election.     But what else went on?   Schools One of the biggest stories earlier in the year was that SRE (sex and … Read More

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 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

Why Now Is the Time to Make Sex Education Compulsory in Schools.

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…and finally the government agrees. All the evidence says the decision is long overdue – and over 70% of adults agree, as a recent survey by charity Plan International UK reveals. UPDATE: WITHIN AN HOUR OF THIS ARTICLE BEING PUBLISHED, THE GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCED AGE-APPROPRIATE SEX EDUCATION WILL BE COMPULSORY IN ALL UK SCHOOLS. Read about the decision here, or read on for the … Read More

Education News Weekly – 27th January, 2017

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Compulsory sex education, voluntary grammar school funding and the plight of young people in 2017.   Grammar schools may have to ask parents for funding – BBC The funding crisis in British education has now got to such a critical point that Grammar schools may need to ask parents for voluntary funding, to the tune of £40 a month. While not … Read More