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Reconsider grammar plan, heads urge May

Secondary head teachers in North Somerset have written to Prime Minister Theresa May, urging her to reconsider proposals for new grammar schools. North Somerset is one of only six areas identified by one think tank recently as likely to benefit … Continue reading

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Cheshire East schools 'could face four-day week'

Schoolchildren face the prospect of a four-day week because of a shortage in funding, a group of head teachers said. Speaking to the BBC, five school principals from Cheshire also warned some subjects could be scrapped, while teaching assistants and … Continue reading

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Thousands of teachers needed to mark new GCSEs and A-levels, says report

Thousands more teachers will be needed to work as examiners as qualification reforms kick in, suggests a report. About 34,000 examiners currently set and mark eight million GCSEs and A-levels for two million 15-19-year-olds in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. … Continue reading

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Quadruple the fun

What is it like being the mother of quadruplets? Utah couple Ashley and Tyson Gardner had struggled to conceive for eight years, but they eventually had two sets of identical twin girls by IVF treatment. A photo of Ashley holding … Continue reading

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Shanghai solution?

When the Chinese city of Shanghai took part in the three-yearly Pisa test of 15-year-olds’ academic ability in 2009 and 2012 it topped the table in maths, leaving countries such as Germany the UK and the US – and even … Continue reading

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6 Tips for Avoiding the Worst Student Loan Repayment Traps

Your Money By RON LIEBER Whether or not you believe the allegations, the jaw-dropping dossier of sins that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau accuses the nation’s largest student loan servicer of committing is useful for two crucial reasons. First, it’s … Continue reading

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Utah couple's life transformed by quadruplets

When Ashley and Tyson Gardner found out they were going to have quadruplets, a photo of Ashley holding the ultrasound scans went viral. The couple, from Utah, had struggled to conceive for eight years, but they eventually had two sets … Continue reading

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LGBT Students Work to Ensure Safe and Supportive Schools for all Students

Yesterday, myself and four other LGBTQ Activists from GLSEN had the honor of sitting down with US Secretary of Education, Dr. John King, in his second to last day in office. Amid a changing administration, the Secretary offered his words … Continue reading

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Free childcare plan faces places pinch, warns lobby group

The government has underestimated the number of children in England eligible for 30 hours of free childcare promised from September, warns a lobby group. The government says 390,000 three and four-year-olds will be eligible. But research for the Pre-school Learning … Continue reading

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Student Loan Suit Is Bold Gambit on Eve of Trump Presidency

Breakingviews By TOM BUERKLE Ballooning student debt has been increasingly compared to subprime mortgages. That helps explain why the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau just ripped a page out of the crisis playbook and accused the loan servicer Navient of cheating … Continue reading

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