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School support staff 'tired and stressed'

Support staff in Scotland’s schools are feeling exhausted, undervalued and stressed, according to a trade union. Unison said 1,841 jobs supporting teachers in schools had disappeared since 2010. The posts included classroom assistants, technicians, cleaners and librarians. The union said … Continue reading

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Funding shake-up risks cuts in most schools, say unions

Government plans designed to address “unfair” and “inconsistent” funding in England’s education system risk cuts in most schools, say teachers’ unions. Even schools in some of the worst funded areas, which the new National Funding Formula aims to help, will … Continue reading

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Oxford University rejection letter turned into art

A piece of abstract art made from a student’s rejection letter from Oxford University has gone viral on Twitter. Claudia Vulliamy, from London, applied to study classics in September at Wadham College. But when the 18-year-old received her rejection letter, … Continue reading

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Oxford University college sorry for rejection email errors

An Oxford University college has apologised after sending rejected potential undergraduates details of all their fellow unsuccessful applicants. Hertford College sent out rejection emails, but included copies of letters with the names, addresses and subjects of all the failed candidates. … Continue reading

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U.S. Department of Education Announces Final Regulation on Open Licensing Requirement for Competitive Grant Programs

A few months ago, I had the opportunity to meet with Benetech, one of our grantees, and observe some of the tools they have developed under their Department grant to help visually impaired people access the content of graphics in … Continue reading

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New Report Shows Increased Need for Federal Investments in Early Learning

Are there too many federal early learning programs?  This question has been contentiously debated and discussed in Washington, DC for years.  Are programs that simply permit funding for early learning as a part of a larger initiative, such as Title … Continue reading

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Moderate screen use 'boosts teen wellbeing'

A study of screen time and mental wellbeing among teenagers has suggested moderate use of devices may be beneficial in a connected world. The researchers collected self-reported data from 120,000 English 15-year-olds about their digital device habits. They found a … Continue reading

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American Career Institute Borrowers to Receive Automatic Group Relief for Federal Student Loans

The U.S. Department of Education (ED) announced today plans to grant borrower defense relief for federal student loan borrowers who attended the now-defunct American Career Institute (ACI) in Massachusetts. This move follows the Department’s investigation as well as numerous admissions … Continue reading

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Numerical GCSE grades create confusion

There is widespread confusion about England’s new GCSE grading system, says the exams regulator Ofqual. Starting this summer, GCSE grades A* to G will be phased out in favour of grades numbered from nine to one. However, around 70% of … Continue reading

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Innovating for Equity: The Future of American Higher Education

Thanks for the kind introduction, and for the welcome to Northeastern. I have to say that when we called and asked if we could do this here—if I could give my final speech here—the response was, “Thank goodness.” I wasn’t … Continue reading

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