Education News Update: August Edition

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School’s out, but there’s still plenty of education news to report…      Schools News More than half a million primary school children in England are being taught in “super-sized” classes of over 30 pupils (Independent), new analysis of Government figures has revealed. Children in the South East and North West of the country are the worst affected, with more … Read More

Education News Weekly – 16th April, 2017

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Teacher discrimination, toddler mental health and why timetabling could be the key to school success.   Mental illness affecting children as young as four – BBC The NASUWT teaching union highlighted the problems with mental health among young people, reporting symptoms in pupils as young as 4. Virtually every single one of 2,000 respondents said they’ve encountered pupils with mental … 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 Weekly – 1st December 2016

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Ofsted’s annual report, the free speech debate at universities and the resurrection of History of Art A Level!   History of Art A Level saved by Pearson exam board – BBC After a loud and angry response to AQA’s announcement in October that History of Art would be scrapped at A level, another exam board have stepped in to fill … 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 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

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

Education News Roundup – 22/09/16

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University rankings, mental health, a teaching crisis and why we should be more like Finland. This week’s biggest piece of education news, for the first time since it began in 2004, the Times Higher Education’s World University Rankings has been topped by a British university, with Oxford taking top spot. The UK is second only to America, with 88 (up from … Read More