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Obama Administration Announces New Regulations to Strengthen Employment and Training Opportunities for Millions of Americans

The U.S. Departments of Labor and Education today made publicly available the final rules to implement the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), an historic expansion of opportunity for the nation’s job seekers, workers and employers. The regulations deliver on … Continue reading

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Immigrant Heritage Month: In Their Own Words

Diversity of all types – race, ethnicity, national origin and economic status, family structure and gender identity, sexual orientation and disability status, religion or native language – benefits all students. Diversity is not a nicety but a necessity. In honor … Continue reading

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Approved Knowsley sixth form closure ends A-level provision

A Merseyside borough will have no A-level provision after the government approved the closure of the area’s only sixth form offering the qualification. The sixth form at Halewood Academy in Knowsley will shut in August 2017 after the Department for … Continue reading

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Isle of Wight Council can fight school holiday ruling

A council has been told it can apply to challenge a High Court decision which ruled in favour of a father who took his daughter on holiday in term time. The High Court ruled in May that Jon Platt did … Continue reading

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European referendum: Pupils 'fear being forced out'

Young pupils from European backgrounds fear they may be forced to leave Britain, heads are warning in an open letter to the Prime Minister. National Association of Head Teachers general secretary Russell Hobby says many are fearful of a potential … Continue reading

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Sweatshop risk

As many as half a million Syrian refugee children in Turkey are not attending school – leaving them open to exploitation in sweatshops and other forms of abuse, aid organisations and teachers in the country have warned. But the number … Continue reading

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Education Department's Special Master Delivers Fourth Report on Debt Relief Process for Student Borrowers

As part of the Obama Administration’s continued commitment to ensure that defrauded students have a path to debt relief with minimal burden, Special Master Joseph A. Smith has delivered his fourth and final borrower defense progress report to the U.S. … Continue reading

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Settlements Reached in Seven States, One Territory to Ensure Website Accessibility for People with Disabilities

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) today announced that it has reached settlements with education organizations in seven states and one territory to ensure website accessibility for people with disabilities. OCR had received complaints involving each … Continue reading

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New Ofsted boss quizzed on lack of teaching experience

The government’s preferred candidate for the next chief inspector of schools in England has been challenged over her lack of experience as a teacher. Amanda Spielman faced tough questioning on Wednesday from the Education Select Committee over how she intended … Continue reading

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Pat Glass resigns as Labour education shadow secretary

Pat Glass has resigned as Labour’s shadow education secretary, two days after being appointed by Jeremy Corbyn. The North West Durham MP’s appointment came on Monday during a wave of resignations by Labour MPs seeking a change in leadership. She … Continue reading

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