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London :: United Kingdom | updated 2012-01-20 15:18:23 -0800 | political-news

Thousands of head teachers in England and Wales have voted in favor of strike action over changes to pensions, writes Katherine Sellgren at the BBC . Normally, industrial action is the vestige of card-carrying teachers...Testament to the anger felt over...
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Source: Education News

London :: United Kingdom | updated 2012-01-08 08:30:43 -0800 | political-news

Student Visa Limits are Damaging UK's Ed Reputation Immigration minister Damian Green says that widespread abuse of the student visa system has gone on for too long New figures by the UK's Home Office have revealed that the government's curb...
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Source: Guardian Unlimited

London :: United Kingdom | updated 2011-11-01 02:59:46 -0700 | business-news

David Levene for the Guardian City investors have made bumper profits from taxpayers by buying up the contracts for schools and hospitals funded through the private finance initiative and taking the proceeds offshore, the public accounts committee warned on Thursday....
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Source: Mail Online UK

London :: United Kingdom | updated 2011-09-27 22:59:57 -0700 | business-news

Unruly teenagers should leave school at 14 and 'go out and earn a few bob', says former business chief Last updated at 12:23 PM on 27th July 2011 Lord Digby Jones, former head of the CBI, said children should be...
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Source: Education News

London :: United Kingdom | updated 2011-09-21 01:34:27 -0700 | political-news

A government report out of the UK claims 350,000 young people are hurting themselves by taking "vocational" courses instead of more academic ones posits the question: Is a degree in chemical engineering a dead-end' if you eventually end up working...
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Source: Education News

London :: United Kingdom | updated 2011-09-15 16:22:25 -0700 | political-news

Teachers face being barred from the classroom for failing to uphold British values and proper discipline under new professional standards for schools. The Daily Telegraph is reporting that British teachers will have a new piece of curriculum to consider this...
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Source: Education News

London :: United Kingdom | updated 2014-07-12 00:17:05 -0700 | education-news

Other countries [...] In a 2012 assessment, US students turned in a lackluster understanding of financial matters while their Chinese peers stood tall...Other countries that fared well on the exam included Australia, Belgium, Estonia and New Zealand.
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Source: Education News

London :: United Kingdom | updated 2014-07-10 09:02:33 -0700 | education-news

For too long, governments have believed there is only one way to success through education, which is to follow the conventional academic route: to do General Certificates of Secondary Education, A-levels, a traditional academic subject at university and then on...
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Source: Education News

London :: United Kingdom | updated 2014-07-15 07:40:40 -0700 | education-news

Report Shows Class of 2008 Mostly Employed Inside Higher Ed reports that in spite of graduating during the worst of the economic recession, four out of five college graduates of 2008 were working four years later. Karen Farkas of Cleveland.com writes...
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Birmingham :: United Kingdom | updated 2014-07-15 07:40:39 -0700 | education-news

The 664-student Muslim state school was told by the Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills (Ofsted) that male role models who interacted with students were important for the all-female environment. Ofsted urged the school to increase opportunities for...
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Source: Education News

Glasgow :: United Kingdom | updated 2014-06-11 15:10:41 -0700 | education-news

Children [...] The concept of a walking school bus is becoming a popular choice in neighborhoods around the world.  These programs, many of which are funded domestically by the federal Safe Routes to School program, are seen as a way...
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Source: Education News

London :: United Kingdom | updated 2014-07-01 16:34:23 -0700 | education-news

In a study released this week, The Royal Society states that the UK educational system will fall apart in the next 20 years...Currently students can opt-out of these courses at age 16.  The report suggests that even students who choose...
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London :: United Kingdom | updated 2014-06-05 13:43:47 -0700 | education-news

Proficiency on the keyboard, according to the Common Core, adopted in most states, is more important than teaching legible handwriting, reports Maria Kinnikova for The New York Times. Psychologists and neuroscientists are not so sure.  There is evidence of a...
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London :: United Kingdom | updated 2014-05-28 15:16:26 -0700 | education-news

This comes as a new history program sweeps the country that was created to go beyond beyond Hitler and the Henrys, according to an article by Laura Clark in The Daily Mail. [...] History classes being taught from 2015 on...
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