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School funding: Shorter school week should be considered, say head teachers

Head teachers could bring in a four-and-a-half day week in schools around England as they grapple with £3bn in budget pressures. Heads at the National Association of Head Teachers conference said ministers had not been listening to their plight. They … Continue reading

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Goggles give Charlie new sight

Video Charlie, now eight, started losing his sight aged four, and has only been able to see close up until now. Charlie Mason can see better than he has for years thanks to new technology. The goggles use a digital … Continue reading

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Sats tests: Exam results 'manipulated for political agenda'

Exam pass rates and grade boundaries are being “manipulated” by governments and their agencies to justify political agendas, some head teachers suggest. A number of delegates at the National Association of Head Teachers conference are calling on the union to … Continue reading

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Heads urged 'to vigorously oppose grammars'

Heads are being urged to “vigorously” oppose the expansion of grammar schools in England. The National Association of Head Teachers will debate calls to reject a new wave of grammars in the absence of evidence that it aids social mobility. … Continue reading

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Statement from U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos on Visit to North Park Elementary

Today, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos visited with the students, parents and educators of North Park Elementary School in San Bernardino, California. The Secretary ate lunch with students, visited several classrooms and met with teachers, employees and school and … Continue reading

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It’s a Good Time to Trade Your Student Debt for Home Debt

Your Money Adviser By ANN CARRNS Fannie Mae, the government-controlled mortgage giant, is taking steps to make it easier for millions of student loan borrowers to own a home or refinance a mortgage. Student debt has become an increasing concern, … Continue reading

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Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos Convenes Parent Roundtable on Special Education during Autism Awareness Month

In recognition of Autism Awareness Month, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos convened a roundtable yesterday with parents of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder to gain a better understanding of the support these students receive and the challenges they face … Continue reading

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The school that plays dance music at playtime

A school in Ireland which introduced dance music at playtimes says it’s helping children interact with each other better. Teachers at Caherline Elementary School in Caherconlish, Limerick, say they have noticed a difference in pupils’ behaviour since installing outdoor speakers … Continue reading

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School cutbacks put 'education system at risk'

The £3bn savings expected of England’s schools threaten the stability of the whole education system, says the National Association of Head Teachers. General Secretary Russell Hobby says ministers should no longer be allowed to claim school funding is protected. The … Continue reading

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Prepared Remarks by U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to the Council of Chief State School Officers' National Teacher of the Year Gala

Good evening, and thank you Chris, for that kind introduction. Before we begin, I’d like to thank CCSSO for hosting this event. Your Teacher of the Year program – the oldest of its kind – is a fantastic opportunity to … Continue reading

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