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U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos' Prepared Remarks to the Brookings Institution

Thank you, Russ, for that kind introduction, and thank you for your work to develop this important report. And thank you to all of you for taking the time to come here today. This report focuses on something everyone here … Continue reading

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Hungary's 'George Soros university' faces closure

Students and staff at the Central European University in the Hungarian capital Budapest are protesting against government plans to close it down. The university says new legislation proposed by the right-wing Fidesz government on Tuesday night makes it impossible for … Continue reading

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Statement From U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos Following Women's History Month STEM Event at Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum

“Every child should have the opportunity to fulfill his or her full potential, which is why today’s celebration of Women’s History Month and Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education is so important. The students attending today’s celebration are a … Continue reading

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Cash cuts 'threaten school standards', say MPs

The biggest school funding shortages in England since the 1990s are threatening to damage standards, says a report from MPs overseeing public spending. The cross-party Public Accounts Committee criticises “delusions” in government over the budget situation. Head teachers said the … Continue reading

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Teacher encouragement 'gives pupils long-term boost'

Encouragement from teachers is key to keeping pupils engaged with education after the age of 16, suggests a study of more than 4,000 students in England. Middle-ability students and those whose parents lack qualifications benefit most from positive feedback, according … Continue reading

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Glasgow medical students to resit exam after 'collusion'

Final-year medical students at Glasgow University will have to resit an exam after evidence of “collusion” was uncovered. About 270 undergraduate students at the university’s medical school are affected. The university said the clinical examination they sat earlier this year … Continue reading

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Term-time holidays: Where most children were absent

Term-time holidays accounted for a quarter of unauthorised absences from schools in England, analysis of official figures shows. Almost a million children missed at least one day of school in England, despite the threat of fines. Teachers said the fines … Continue reading

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Brazil teacher changes hairstyle to support bullied girl

A Brazilian teacher has come up with a unique way to help a schoolgirl who was being bullied because of her hair. Ana Barbara Ferreira, from Sao Paulo, said her student was “sad” after being ridiculed by a boy, who … Continue reading

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U.S. Education Department Reaches Agreement with Wittenberg University Concerning Title IX Violations

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) announced today that it has reached an agreement with Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio, after finding that the university’s handling of complaints arising from reports of sexual assault violated Title … Continue reading

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Prince George to attend Thomas's School in Battersea

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will send Prince George to a private south London primary school in September. Thomas’s Battersea is a preparatory school located a few miles from the family’s main residence in Kensington Palace. The duke and … Continue reading

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