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U.S. Education Department Reaches Agreement with Wittenberg University Concerning Title IX Violations

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) announced today that it has reached an agreement with Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio, after finding that the university’s handling of complaints arising from reports of sexual assault violated Title … Continue reading

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Prince George to attend Thomas's School in Battersea

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will send Prince George to a private south London primary school in September. Thomas’s Battersea is a preparatory school located a few miles from the family’s main residence in Kensington Palace. The duke and … Continue reading

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Opening hearing?

The much publicised drive to open family courts in England and Wales to public scrutiny has had only limited success, according to the first national evaluation, funded by the Nuffield Foundation. In 2014, the president of the Family Division, Sir … Continue reading

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Poor behaviour 'not taken seriously enough in schools'

The issue of poor behaviour in schools has not been taken seriously enough, says a review by England’s behaviour tsar Tom Bennett. The extent of the problem has been underestimated in official data kept by Ofsted, he warns. Schools with … Continue reading

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Statement From U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos and Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan on School Visit to Celebrate National Reading Month

Today, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos and Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan celebrated National Reading Month by reading to students at Carderock Springs Elementary School in Bethesda, Maryland. They read Oh The Places You’ll Go, by Dr. Seuss. Secretary DeVos … Continue reading

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Pinner school faces closure after chalk mine discovery

A junior school is facing an uncertain future after a chalk mine was discovered beneath it. Geological surveys have found an “unacceptable risk” that the ground below the Pinner Wood School, in Pinner, north-west London, could become unstable, Harrow Council … Continue reading

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Doncaster primary school investigates pupil's walkout

A primary school is investigating after a pupil walked out and was missing for an hour before being found two miles (3.2km) away. The pupil left Doncaster’s Mallard Primary School, at about 11:40 GMT on Tuesday and was found at … Continue reading

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Head teachers to get £3.5m support scheme

Head teachers are to be offered a new package of training support as part of a £3.5m Scottish government scheme. The Excellence in Headship programme aims to help school leaders “improve critical self-awareness, leadership of learning, lead system change and … Continue reading

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Drop in teacher training recruits revealed

There are fears it could get even tougher to recruit teachers after a drop in the number of trainees on courses in England and Wales. The latest figures show a 6.9% drop in acceptances on to teacher training courses for … Continue reading

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Warning over segregation in England's schools

Thousands of state schools across England are segregated along ethnic or social grounds, according to research. More than a quarter of primary and four in 10 secondary schools are ethnically divided, the social integration charity, The Challenge, found. It says … Continue reading

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