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Education Budget Prioritizes Students, Empowers Parents, Saves Taxpayer Dollars

Today, the Trump Administration released the Fiscal Year 2018 budget, which lays out a series of proposals and priorities designed to ensure every student has an equal opportunity to receive a high quality education. Through this budget, the President has … Continue reading

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German schools get tough Prince Harry English exam changed

German officials are changing a school English exam which many students and teachers deemed too difficult – partly because it included a poor recording of Prince Harry “mumbling” in a speech. The decision in the most populous state – North … Continue reading

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Talking to children about terrorist attacks

News of a terrorist attack is always frightening, but for parents there is the added dilemma of what to say to their children. Should I shield them from the news? Is it best just to turn the television off? Will … Continue reading

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Schools affected by attack can re-arrange exams

Exam boards are telling schools affected by the Manchester attack that they can re-arrange GCSE and A-level exams. A joint statement from the exam boards says schools are “best placed” to decide whether exams should go ahead. The exam boards … Continue reading

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Secretary DeVos: America Must Transform Education to Serve the Needs of Individual Students

Today, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos delivered keynote remarks to the American Federation for Children’s National Policy Summit in Indianapolis, Indiana. The Secretary introduced the principles of the Trump Administration’s school choice plan, urging state leaders to invest in … Continue reading

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Prepared Remarks by U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to the American Federation for Children's National Policy Summit

Thank you, Denisha, for the kind introduction, and congratulations on your graduation! I’m so proud of you and what you’ve achieved, and I know we are all looking forward to seeing how you make your mark in the world! You … Continue reading

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Wiping student debt?

The Green Party has pledged not only to scrap tuition fees for university students, but to wipe all existing debt held by graduates. In March 2016, the total amount of debt owed by English students and EU students studying in … Continue reading

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Brexit barriers 'would harm science', say universities

Barriers to research collaboration in Europe as a result of Brexit would harm scientific progress, says a group of leading UK universities. Science and research should be a priority in the talks between the UK and the EU, says the … Continue reading

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Hip help

When he saw his son struggling with his GCSE Physics revision last year, George Hammond-Hagan drew on his experience as a music producer to try to help. George made a song with information from the syllabus which he sang over … Continue reading

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Free lunch

“Mean-spirited” and “wrong-headed” is how teachers’ leaders have described Theresa May’s plan to scrap free school meals for infant pupils in England. And perhaps to some it may seem bullish to deny the youngest kids a free lunch, even if … Continue reading

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