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VIDEO: Apprenticeships boost the workforce

Media playback is unsupported on your device Germany: Apprenticeships to boost the workforce 10 February 2016 Last updated at 12:54 GMT Germany has Europe’s lowest rates of youth unemployment, at around 7%. This is partly because of the traditional apprenticeship … Continue reading

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Parents urged to boycott VTech toys

Parents urged to boycott VTech toys after hack By Leo Kelion Technology desk editor 10 February 2016 From the section Technology Image copyright Vtech Image caption Vtech has restored access to its Learning Lodge software Cybersecurity experts have said parents … Continue reading

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Teacher shortages confirmed in England

Teacher shortages in England, spending watchdog confirms By Judith Burns Education reporter 10 February 2016 From the section Education & Family Image copyright Thinkstock Image caption Secondary pupils are too often taught by non-specialist teachers, says the report Teacher shortages … Continue reading

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The Fiscal Year 2017 Budget: Promoting Greater Use of Evidence and Data as a Lever for Advancing Equity

Over the last seven years, the Obama Administration and the Department of Education have pioneered efforts that encourage grantees and practitioners to use evidence of what works in education in ways that can improve student outcomes. A focus on evidence … Continue reading

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The FY 2017 Budget Request for Education Aims to Increase College Access, Affordability, and Completion

President Obama has made it clear that in the capstone year of his presidency, he’ll continue making education a top priority – including initiatives and investments that place a college degree within reach for millions more Americans. As he noted … Continue reading

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President Obama’s 2017 Budget Seeks to Expand Educational Opportunity for All Students

The Obama Administration released a fiscal year 2017 budget today that makes crucial investments building on the Administration’s work to advance educational equity and excellence, support teachers and school leaders, and promote college access, affordability and completion. “The President’s budget … Continue reading

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Acting Secretary of Education John B. King Jr. Issued the Following Statement on the Commemoration of Black History Month

Black History Month is an opportunity to celebrate educators and civil rights leaders like Shirley Chisholm, Mary Jane McLeod-Bethune, Medgar Evers, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Thurgood Marshall, and many more who emphasized the importance of providing all students access … Continue reading

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VIDEO: Entrepreneurship in village schools

Media playback is unsupported on your device India: Encouraging entrepreneurship in village schools 9 February 2016 Last updated at 11:49 GMT In the past few years India has become a hub for start-ups, attracting billions of dollars of investment from … Continue reading

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Academy chain ‘not good enough’

Academy chain ‘not good enough’ By Sean Coughlan Education correspondent 9 February 2016 From the section Education & Family An academy chain has been accused by Ofsted inspectors of not making enough progress, with warnings that the quality of education … Continue reading

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Social media age limits ignored by young

Social network age limits ignored by young 9 February 2016 From the section Education & Family Image copyright Thinkstock Image caption Young people see social media as an important part of their life More than three quarters of 10 to … Continue reading

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