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Climbdown over forced academy plans

Government climbdown over forced academies plan in England By Hannah Richardson BBC News education reporter 6 May 2016 From the section Education & Family Image copyright Harriet Line Image caption Nicky Morgan’s forced academisation plan was mocked by head teachers … Continue reading

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REPORT: The State of Racial Diversity in the Educator Workforce

New U.S. Department of Education Report Finds Holes Throughout Teacher Pipeline NOTE: The National Summit on Teacher Diversity, taking place today, from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. ET, at the U.S. Department of Education, will be livestreamed. The agenda can … Continue reading

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Special needs pupils school place delay

School places delay for thousands of special needs pupils By Hannah Richardson BBC News education reporter 6 May 2016 From the section Education & Family Image copyright Thinkstock Image caption Pupils with statements of special needs are allocated school places … Continue reading

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Axed health champion fears for young

Ex-schools mental health champion criticises axing of role 6 May 2016 From the section Education & Family Image caption Natasha Devon said she had wanted to give young people a voice at government level The government’s decision to axe her … Continue reading

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What the Department Has Said About Teachers – It’s Worth a Listen

Much like America’s teachers, the U.S. Department of Education sometimes gets a bad rap. You know the drill. So many times, the stories of frustrated teachers or bad apples get bigger play on social media and in the news than … Continue reading

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Listening to Teachers: Why It’s Important We Hear Your Voices

“Teachers have made a huge difference in my life. Among my key priorities this year is lifting up our nation’s teachers and the education profession. The Teaching Ambassador Fellowship and Teach to Lead are great steps in this direction. I … Continue reading

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Schools mental-health champion axed

Schools mental-health champion has job axed 5 May 2016 From the section Education & Family Image caption Natasha Devon’s role as mental health champion for schools has been axed less than a year after she was appointed The government’s mental-health … Continue reading

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Hiddleston defends war zone children

Tom Hiddleston defends war zone children By Sean Coughlan Education correspondent 5 May 2016 From the section Education & Family Image copyright Unicef Image caption “It’s our responsibility to stand up for those who don’t have a voice,” said Tom … Continue reading

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UK universities slip in world rankings

Cambridge and Oxford universities slip in world rankings 5 May 2016 From the section Education & Family Image copyright RyanKing999 Image caption Oxford and Cambridge remain in the top five for global reputation The UK has 10 universities in the … Continue reading

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Trying to Simplify Choices in Federal Student Loan Repayment Plans

May 4, 2016 Your Money Adviser By ANN CARRNS Any student loan borrower who has tried to decipher which repayment plan works best knows that the process can be daunting. The federal government offers multiple repayment plans for student loans, … Continue reading

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