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Join Education on the ‘Real-World Learning’ 2016 Green Strides Tour!

U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools (ED-GRS) and its Green Strides outreach initiative share promising practices and resources in the areas of safe, healthy, and sustainable school environments; nutrition and outdoor physical activity; and environmental and sustainability education. To … Continue reading

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Labour leadership: Smith pledges to scrap tuition fees

Labour leadership hopeful Owen Smith has set out plans to scrap university tuition fees in an effort to win over the youth vote. Mr Smith has called for the current funding system to be abolished and replaced with a 1%-2% … Continue reading

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Private schools A-level dip reflects national trends

Private schools saw a dip in top A-level results this year, largely reflecting national trends, figures released by the sector suggest. The proportion of private school A-level entries gaining grade A or better was 48.7%, down from 49.3% last year, … Continue reading

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Transformation Through Education: The Importance of Second Chance Pell

In order for the nation to increase college access and success for all students, we know that education must occur in a variety of environments, Sing Sing prison included. Our group of college leaders, non-profit, government and corrections officials gathered … Continue reading

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Nazi prank taints Argentina German school

Boys from a Buenos Aires German school brawled with Jewish students at a disco in Argentina – and now they will have to visit a Holocaust museum together. The visit was decided on by outraged school authorities and parents. Argentinian … Continue reading

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Edinburgh school parking ban encourages walking

A pilot scheme to ban parking outside primary schools in Edinburgh has seen walking to school increase by pupils. Evaluation of School Streets also showed lower vehicle speeds on surrounding roads and a reduction in the number of cars around … Continue reading

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Parents face charges for 'free' childcare, nurseries warn

Parents in England who claim extra free childcare from September will be asked to pay charges to help tackle a funding shortfall, nurseries have warned. A government scheme offering 30 hours of childcare a week to working parents of three … Continue reading

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Councils 'should monitor academy cash'

Academy budgets should be overseen by local authorities following a series of financial abuses, say council leaders. Cash earmarked for education in England is too often “disappearing into the back pockets of those in charge”, says the Local Government Association. … Continue reading

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Increased Oversight of ITT and the Impact on Students

In recent years, ITT Educational Services, Inc. (ITT) has increasingly been the subject of state and federal investigations and this year it has twice been found out of compliance with its accreditor’s standards. Over time, ITT’s decisions have put its … Continue reading

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Department of Education Bans ITT from Enrolling New Title IV Students, Adds Tough New Financial Oversight

The U.S. Department of Education today took a series of actions to protect students and taxpayers by banning ITT Educational Services, Inc. (ITT) from enrolling new students using federal financial aid funds, and stepping up financial oversight of the for-profit … Continue reading

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