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U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King Jr. Announces New Family Ambassador to Support Parent and Family Engagement in Education Policy

U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King Jr. today announced the U.S. Department of Education’s first Family Ambassador, Frances Frost, to increase parent and family engagement in education policy. The Family Ambassador position is made possible by a grant from … Continue reading

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U.S. Department of Education Awards $5 Million to Recruit, Train and Support Teachers to Focus on Rural Communities

The U.S. Department of Education announced today four new five-year grants totaling $5.1 million through its Teacher Quality Partnership (TQP) program, which funds innovative teacher preparation models to improve the preparedness of prospective and new teachers serving high-need communities. “Ensuring … Continue reading

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Colchester high school abolishes 'traditional' homework

A high school has scrapped traditional homework in favour of a more “independent” approach to learning. Philip Morant School and College in Colchester has told pupils and parents that they will no longer set homework and will instead select their … Continue reading

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Narcissism 'short-lived way to popularity'

New students, in the first awkward days of making friends at university, are being told that being a narcissist only makes you popular in the short term. Researchers at the University of Glasgow were part of an international project looking … Continue reading

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FACT SHEET: Education Department Encourages Support for Educators and Teaching Profession through Title II, Part A

The U.S. Department of Education today released non-regulatory guidance to help support the nation’s educators and elevate the teaching profession. The guidance encourages states and districts to prepare, train, and recruit high-quality teachers and principals to increase student academic achievement. … Continue reading

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School seeks to block critical Ofsted report

A school has gone to the High Court to try to prevent a highly critical Ofsted report from being published. The report is understood to criticise the school for a policy of teaching boys and girls separately and segregating them … Continue reading

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Obama Administration Announces New Resources to Help Ensure Opportunity for Native Students

The U.S. Department of Education announced today new resources aimed at closing the achievement gap so that all native students—whether in tribal or traditional public schools—have the opportunity to succeed. The announcement builds on work by the Obama Administration to … Continue reading

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Diamond review: Loans should replace tuition fees grant in shake-up

A grant covering Welsh students’ tuition fees should be replaced with support for living costs instead, a review of university finance has said. All students would receive £1,000 a year alongside an additional means tested grant, according to an expert … Continue reading

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Labour to set out plans for early years taskforce

Every parent should have the right to quality, affordable childcare, Labour will say as it announces a review of its approach to early years provision. Shadow education secretary Angela Rayner will say Labour’s mission must be to ensure no child’s … Continue reading

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U.S. Department of Education Awards $91 Million to Support Racial and Socioeconomic Integration through Magnet Schools

The U.S. Department of Education today announced the award of $91 million in Magnet School Assistance Program grants to nine school districts in five states. The awards will help these districts create rigorous academic programs that attract a diverse group … Continue reading

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