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VIDEO: School support staff ‘taken for granted’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Teaching support staff are ‘taken for granted’ 13 February 2016 Last updated at 09:04 GMT The majority of classroom support staff claim they have done the work of a fully-qualified teacher, according to … Continue reading

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Abuse whistle-blowing helpline launched

Child abuse whistle-blowing helpline launched by NSPCC and Home Office 13 February 2016 From the section UK Image copyright Getty Images Image caption In one case, police failed to investigate men who had allegedly given drugs to a girl in … Continue reading

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Support staff ‘do teachers’ work’

Support staff doing teachers’ work, says union By Judith Burns Education reporter 13 February 2016 From the section Education & Family Image copyright Thinkstock Image caption Teacher shortages and budget pressures mean unqualified support staff are having to work as … Continue reading

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MSPs call for return of post-study visa

MSPs call on UK government to reinstate post-study work visa 13 February 2016 From the section Scotland politics Image caption Thousands of international students study in Scotland each year MSPs on Holyrood’s devolution committee have called on the UK government … Continue reading

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Fact Sheet: Best Job in the World

There is no task more critical to securing our nation’s economic future and preserving the promise of the American Dream than educating our children who have historically faced the longest odds. We know that great teaching is the most important … Continue reading

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VIDEO: What’s the point of an expensive MBA?

Media playback is unsupported on your device What’s the point of an expensive MBA? 12 February 2016 Last updated at 12:54 GMT Bill Gates, the late Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg; apart from making billions they all have one thing … Continue reading

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College lecturers in strike ballot

College lecturers in strike ballot over pay 12 February 2016 From the section Scotland politics Image copyright Thinkstock Image caption The union is unhappy that staff doing similar jobs earn a different amount at different colleges Scotland’s largest teaching union, … Continue reading

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Reception tests ‘disrupt school starts’

Tests for four-year-olds ‘unreliable’, say teachers By Hannah Richardson BBC News education reporter 12 February 2016 From the section Education & Family Image copyright Barryj13 Image caption Four and five-year-old children vary greatly in levels of development Official assessments of … Continue reading

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Protecting Our Muslim Youth from Bullying: The Role of the Educator

Cross-posted from the Stopbullying Blog. Not since the days and months immediately after September 11 has the Muslim community faced the level of anti-Muslim bias and bullying that has been seen over the past several months. In the wake of … Continue reading

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Website offers advice for older drivers

Website offers advice for older drivers 11 February 2016 From the section Education & Family Image copyright Thinkstock Image caption There is also advice for families concerned about a loved one’s driving A website advising senior citizens how drive safely … Continue reading

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