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Joyce McMillan: Education reform a thankless task

Scotsman - ‎10 hours ago‎
Her priority - like Tony Blair's, at the beginning of his premiership - was education, education, education; yet apart from her major commitment to closing the persistent “attainment gap” between wealthier and more deprived areas - a long-standing ...

University examiners stage mass resignation over pay offer

The Guardian - ‎13 hours ago‎
John Holford, a professor of adult education at Nottingham University, is among those who took part in the UCU strike on Wednesday and Thursday, and has since resigned from his post as an external examiner at both Warwick and Edinburgh universities.

Role of Scottish councils in delivering education set to change, says minister

BBC News - ‎21 hours ago‎
Scotland's Finance Secretary Derek Mackay has suggested that the role Scotland's 32 councils play in delivering education is set to change. Speaking to BBC Radio's Good Morning Scotland programme, he said there was "nothing wrong" with local ...
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New rules, old fight: Critics say US proposals on implementing education law are heavy handed

Washington Post - ‎10 hours ago‎
The U.S. Education Department issued proposed regulations Thursday (see text below) to give states “the clarity they need” to implement the new K-12 education law, the Every Student Succeeds Act. What's clear is that the proposed regulations instantly ...

Poor Education

The Times (subscription) - ‎7 hours ago‎
On Wednesday Nicola Sturgeon declared that “the defining mission of this government will be education”. This, not the economy, not the NHS, not even the constitution, is her priority.
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Peter Weir: Budget is the big test for new education minister

BBC News - ‎May 25, 2016‎
For the first time since the establishment of the Assembly in 1998 Northern Ireland has a DUP education minister. Only Sinn Féin had held the education post until now. But Peter Weir will be aware of many of the pressing issues he faces, as he recently ...

MSP who sends children to private school declares 'education not a commodity to be bought or sold'

Herald Scotland - ‎7 hours ago‎
AN SNP MSP who sends her children to private school has been accused of hypocrisy after using her maiden speech at Holyrood to proclaim that "education is not a commodity to be bought or sold." Ashten Regan-Denham, who was elected to represent ...
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How lessons from health care and housing could fix higher education affordability

Vox - ‎15 hours ago‎
The flawed structure of higher education assistance programs makes them an anomaly among other key parts of our social insurance system.
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Sturgeon announces school reform summit as part of 'bold' education plan

BBC News - ‎May 25, 2016‎
The Scottish government is to convene a "major summit" of education leaders in a bid to close the attainment gap between schools.

JRS welcomes game-changing education fund at WHS

Vatican Radio - ‎15 hours ago‎
McPherson expressed her happiness that the Summit has focused on education as a priority area in emergencies and protracted crises.

Details of settlement agreement between education commissioner, state board made public

Chalkbeat Colorado - ‎5 hours ago‎
Colorado Education Commissioner Rich Crandall is to accept a lump-sum payment of $10,000 - a sliver of his $255,000 annual salary - under the terms of his resignation last week.

Skillshare books $12 million to take its education platform international

TechCrunch - ‎14 hours ago‎
Edtech startup Skillshare Inc. has raised a $12 million round of venture funding to grow its marketplace of “bite-sized, self-paced courses for creators,” according to founder and CEO Michael Karnjanaprakorn.

Overnight Regulation: GOP slams new Obama education rules

The Hill - ‎7 hours ago‎
Republicans are hitting back against a new Education Department rule they see as a power grab by the Obama administration. The Education Department on Thursday proposed accountability measures for schools under the Every Student Succeeds Act. But ...

Greater Manchester 'super college' merger plan as education chiefs battle £1.5bn shortfall

Manchester Evening News - ‎21 hours ago‎
Stockport, Oldham and Tameside colleges are looking at merging, while Manchester and Trafford could operate under the same umbrella in future along with a number of independent providers, including the charity Novus - which provides education for 'hard ...
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State investigating Iowa City schools' practices in special education

The Gazette: Eastern Iowa Breaking News and Headlines - ‎4 hours ago‎
The state Department of Education opened two reviews of the Iowa City school district this week over the way it runs its special education program. According to a May 4 letter from the state department, one review was spurred by the district's failure ...
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R39bn Gauteng education budget passed

News24 - ‎12 hours ago‎
Johannesburg - The Gauteng education department on Thursday passed a R39bn budget, but not without criticism from opposition parties.

Budget: Cynically Playing Smoke And Mirrors With Education

Scoop.co.nz (press release) - ‎4 hours ago‎
“One example is a cut of close to $2.5 million from providing resources and support for teachers,” says Education Spokesperson Tracey Martin.

Education Cannot Wait Fund Officially Launched: More Than $90 Million Pledged

Huffington Post - ‎12 hours ago‎
For the diverse group of advocates who have been calling for action and for education in emergencies more broadly, the primary motivation is to decrease the extreme vulnerability to exploitation of out-of-school children.
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Empowering lives through education

The Star Online - ‎6 hours ago‎
THE Ninth Asean Education Ministers (ASED) meeting that concluded yesterday proved to be a fruitful one. After two days of deliberations following months of discussions, the most notable achievement was the adoption of the Asean Work Plan on Education ...
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Benefits of free university tuition in Scotland 'not evident'

Times Higher Education (THE) - ‎7 hours ago‎
It is “not evident” that maintaining free higher education has given Scotland an advantage over the rest of the UK on widening access, a report says.
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