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How to Serve Rural Schools: Listen

Students gather in class at Owsley County Elementary School in Kentucky. When it comes to serving schools across rural America, it’s important to remember that no two rural communities are alike. From the remote fishing villages in Alaska, to the … Continue reading

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Science careers not only for boffins, says Prof Brian Cox

Science careers are not “boring or only for boffins”, says Prof Brian Cox. The physicist and TV presenter says it annoys him “that people still have these perceptions”. Prof Cox has lent his support to Engineering Open House Day where … Continue reading

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33 Voices from the Classroom

Substantial conversations about teaching and schools cannot happen without the voices of teachers and principals. It seems obvious. Yet in too many places, educational policies are being written without our input, panels at education conferences are held without any teacher-speakers, … Continue reading

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A-Level student feels victimised for 'cheating' but exam board stands by decision

An exam board has defended its decision to disqualify an A-level student from three quarters of her sociology paper. Eighteen-year-old Fabienne Ruttledge was sent three out of the four questions on a WhatsApp group chat on the morning of her … Continue reading

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Cancelled literacy and numeracy programme had 'positive impact'

A cancelled government education scheme helped thousands of pupils improve their English and maths results. The literacy and numeracy signature programme ran from 2013 to 2015 but was not renewed due to a lack of money. It helped almost 19,000 … Continue reading

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University research 'must widen impact'

University research should have more impact with the wider public, says a review of how billions of pounds of UK research funding is awarded. Economist Lord Nicholas Stern has published a review of how to measure the quality of university … Continue reading

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Edinburgh 'most expensive student city'

Edinburgh is the most expensive city in the UK for students to live and work in, according to a Royal Bank of Scotland survey. Above average rent costs plus lower than average term-time income made it the least affordable. However, … Continue reading

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Algeria's identity debate over adopting French teaching

A debate in Algeria about plans to switch to teaching science in the French language is raising arguments about the country’s cultural identity. Education minister Nouria Benghebrit has suggested that teaching in French could improve students’ results. Universities in Algeria … Continue reading

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Education Department Releases Guidance on Homeless Children and Youth

The U.S. Department of Education today released guidance to states and school districts on the new provisions in the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) for supporting homeless youth. The new provisions address the needs of homeless individuals, and ensure educational … Continue reading

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Child radicalisation: NSPCC to advise concerned parents

A charity has trained its counsellors to help parents who fear their children are being radicalised. The NSPCC said its existing support line could now advise parents worried about extremists grooming a child. It said counsellors had been trained to … Continue reading

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