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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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Canadian academic next Cambridge vice-chancellor

Stephen Toope has been chosen as the next vice-chancellor of the University of Cambridge. He is currently director of the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs. The Canadian academic, with an expertise in international law, was a postgraduate … Continue reading

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Home Office 'won't see pupil nationality'

Data on pupils’ nationality now being collected by schools will be not passed to immigration officials or the Home Office, the government has said. Instead, it will be used to assess the impact of immigration on schools. Schools in England … Continue reading

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Parents face steeper university costs

Parents do not have enough warning about the cost of supporting their children in university in England, says a consumer rights campaigner. Martin Lewis has written to the universities minister criticising the “lack of transparency” for parents. The consumer website … Continue reading

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Scots teachers 'dangerously overstretched' by vacancies

There were nearly 730 teacher vacancies in Scotland’s schools as pupils returned after their summer break, figures have shown. A freedom of information request by the Liberal Democrats showed 388 primary teacher vacancies and 341 for secondary schools as of … Continue reading

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Welsh university tuition fees pegged at £9,000

Welsh university tuition fees will be pegged at £9,000 next year despite colleges in England being given the go-ahead to charge up to £9,250. Students from Wales will be able to claim up to £4,954 in grants and borrow the … Continue reading

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U.S. Education Secretary John B. King Jr. Names Six Education Leaders to National Assessment Governing Board

WASHINGTON — U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King Jr. announced today that six education leaders from around the country have been appointed to the National Assessment Governing Board (NAGB) to serve four-year terms. The new members include two state … Continue reading

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Brexit: UK universities consider EU branches

UK universities could open campuses in Europe to offset the effect of Brexit, some vice-chancellors have suggested. The higher education sector largely supported remaining in the UK and since the vote, has voiced concerns about the financial implications of leaving. … Continue reading

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U.S. Department of Education Releases Guidance on English Learners

The U.S. Department of Education today released non-regulatory guidance to help states, districts and schools provide effective services to improve the English language proficiency and academic achievement of English learners (ELs) through Title III of the Elementary and Secondary Education … Continue reading

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