Universities do not challenge racism, says UK's first black studies ...
Dr Kehinde Andrews says 'universities produce racism', as just 60 of all UK professors are black and teaching often focuses on 'dead white men'en meer »
- Hundreds of academics write an open letter to an exam board, condemning its plans to axe A-level art history.
- Newly published guidelines urge universities to support and assist victims of sexual violence on campus.
- Misco roundup - Education
Education and technology have become a hot topic due to the growing skills gap in the UK, so what can be done to encourage more children to take up STEM subjects? Launch of Micro:bit Educational Foundation to inspire young innovators. Earlier this year ...
- A student says her university's handling of her sexual assault complaint made everything "so much worse".
City should unite around shared vision to improve education ...
Doncaster should unite around a shared vision and borough wide campaign to help improve educational standards and outcomes, report says.en meer »
- An Islamic girls' school in Nottingham that is facing partial closure, appeals against moves to stop it taking boarding pupils.
- Schools minister Nick Gibb says teachers are spending too much time over-marking pupils' homework.
- Downing Street says it is "categorically not reviewing" whether foreign students should be excluded from net migration figures.
- Campaigners say officials have no coherent strategy for migrant children arriving in the UK
- A city council threatens to call the police if balloons and stickers, bearing a union's name, are handed out to school children during a pay strike.
- School maths leaves too many young people unprepared for the work and for running their lives, the charity National Numeracy says.
- China has started looking ahead to how it will produce the next generation of space explorers.
- The status of physical education in schools needs a "radical shake-up" and it should be valued in the same way as core academics subjects, a report says.
UK Drug Laws 2016: After Being Arrested, People Can Seek Education Instead ... - International Business TimesInternational Business Times
UK Drug Laws 2016: After Being Arrested, People Can Seek Education Instead ...
International Business Times
A few areas in the United Kingdom are testing out a new, innovative approach to handling drug abusers. Since 1916, the U.K. has had a zero-tolerance policy in regards to hard drugs including cocaine and heroin as well as strict rules for marijuana use.en meer »
- Plans to make all children who fail tests at the end of primary school sit them again in secondary have been scrapped in a government U-turn.
- Teaching assistants in County Durham vote to strike after rejecting a pay deal some claim would see them lose up to 20% of their salary.
- How did world darts champion Scott Waites help school pupils hit the bullseye in maths?
- Belfast Telegraph
Eat healthy, stay healthy: Newspapers in education, week five
This article has been specially written for thousands of pupils from across Northern Ireland who are doing the Belfast Telegraph cross-curricular project themed on Food and Drink. During the six week project we will focus on celebrating food and drink ...
- UK education funding cuts bring schools to breaking point
World Socialist Web Site
The Conservative government's education policy is aimed at the dismantling the state school system. This involves fragmenting funding for schools through privatisation of school services and providers via the Academies and Free Schools programme.en meer »
- The head of Ofsted, Sir Michael Wilshaw, criticises police forces in England for failing to take their child protection responsibilities seriously.
- A government initiative to help the most disadvantaged families in England has had no significant impact, a report suggests.
- Head teachers write to Theresa May to warn that a funding crisis could make schools reduce school hours, lay off staff or stop teaching some subjects.
UK science community must develop strong international collaborations - Times Higher Education (THE) (blog)Times Higher Education (THE) (blog)
UK science community must develop strong international collaborations
Times Higher Education (THE) (blog)
In recent years, there has been a greater focus in both the UK and the US on more quickly turning discoveries made in the lab into treatments for patients. Such “translational research” has become especially important for science in an era of austerity ...
- Councils hit out at government plans to remove their role in boosting school standards in England.
- UK education loses lustre for Indians on Brexit, tough laws
Times of India
NEW DELHI: In line with global trend, the UK, once a hotbed of higher education for international students, is slipping as a preferred higher education destination for Indians as well, amid fears of tighter immigration laws and Brexit impact. UK ...en meer »
- Only 73 out of England's 163 grammar schools give any priority to children from low income families in their admissions policies, the BBC has found. Explore the data for grammar schools closest to you.
- Fewer than half of England's 163 grammar schools give poor pupils priority in allocating places, BBC research shows.
- The Week UK
Education: the real return on investment
The Week UK
With the cost of tuition on the rise, is money invested in education well spent? whatsapp · facebook · twitter · google+ · linkedin · email. The true value of education may be lost in a simple calculation of what you can earn after a particular course ...
- Education ERP Market Worth 14.19 Billion USD by 2021
PR Newswire UK (press release)
According to a new market research report "Education ERP Market by Component Solution (SIS, Financial Management, HR/Payroll, Enrolment & Admission, Placement Management), Service, Deployment Type (Cloud, On-Premise), User Type (K-12, Higher ...en meer »
- A campaign group is calling for the reversal of a decision to scrap A-level archaeology, saying it would cause "irrevocable harm" to the subject.
- Belfast Telegraph
Pearson shares plunge after education firm reports sales slump
Shares in Pearson plunged 11% in morning trading after it reported falling revenues, with the chief executive admitting that a sales slump in higher education course materials came as an "unpleasant surprise". Investors took flight after the former ...en meer »
- More than four in 10 people in Britain live in homes that do not reach acceptable standards, a study for housing charity Shelter says.
- The government must plan now to avoid a post-Brexit languages crisis, say a cross-party group of MPs and peers.
- More than four in 10 homes in Britain do not reach acceptable standards, a study for housing charity Shelter says.
- Welsh Labour's promise to increase free childcare could cost considerably more than it has predicted, the author of a report says.
- Herald Scotland
Edinburgh: the most selective education system in the UK?
A new analysis today reveals the full extent of Edinburgh's segregated school system and casts doubt on whether the city can claim to be delivering genuine comprehensive education. Over 40% of Edinburgh's state secondaries have been dominated by ...en meer »
- Art history is the latest A-level to be shelved, but what other subjects have been scrapped along the way to allow for the qualifications of today?
- Scotland's Education Secretary John Swinney tells the SNP conference that students from EU countries starting in 2017/18 will pay no fees.
- Times Higher Education (THE)
UK to promote universities abroad despite pledging visa crackdown
Times Higher Education (THE)
The UK government is spending £4 million on a campaign to attract overseas students to the nation's universities – at the same time as the home secretary pledges “tougher rules” for foreign students coming to study on Britain's “lower quality courses”.en meer »
- Amnesty International UK (blog)
Education resources on forced marriage
Amnesty International UK (blog)
One in three girls are married before the age of 18 in the developing world. In fact, across Burkina Faso, more than half of all young girls are married off as children – some as young as 11. Most of these marriages are forced arrangements which have ...
- Scotland's exam body admits to a series of mistakes in one of this year's computer science tests.
- Robust protection is needed for Calais migrant children as camp closes, says the Children's Commissioner for England.
- Twenty-one of the Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped in 2014 by Boko Haram Islamist militants have been freed, the president's spokesman confirms.
- Lifetime bans handed to two teachers after the "Trojan Horse" inquiry are quashed.
- History of art teachers say they are "devastated" after the last exam board to offer the subject at A-level decide to axe it from 2018.
- The PIE News
UK universities fight back with #weareinternational
The PIE News
We Are International, a campaign launched seven years ago by one university, is quickly becoming the unified messaged from by the UK's entire higher education sector in response to the EU referendum result. Sheffield University's film crew films a ...
- Pupils who had to re-sit an 11-Plus exam because of allegations some children had seen the exam before find a question from a mock exam.
Brexit and education policy combine to create "talent crisis" in UK design
Brexit: the UK government's education policy has come under attack from two different design bodies, with claims students are being "actively discouraged" from studying design. The National Society for Education in Art and Design said art and design in ...
- The NSPCC reports a big jump in calls serious enough to pass on to the police or social services since the Savile scandal unravelled.
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