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Schools should do more for special needs pupils, Swinney warned

Herald Scotland - ‎6 hours ago‎
Children's charities have warned Education Secretary John Swinney that he will fail to close the attainment gap unless schools do more for pupils with special needs. The Scottish Children's Services Coalition (SCSC) said nearly a quarter of pupils in ...

Five hacks to fix Victoria's overcrowded schools

The Age - ‎4 hours ago‎
"This could include application of designated neighbourhood boundaries, improving perceptions, providing better information about local schools and/or targeted funding to some schools," Infrastructure Victoria says. A separate report prepared for the ...
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Inspectors launch clampdown on schools ignoring fundamental parts of Scotland's new curriculum

Herald Scotland - ‎6 hours ago‎
Bill Maxwell, chief executive of Education Scotland, believes that if schools improve their broad general education it will also clear up confusion in the fourth year of secondary where there is significant variation in the number of subjects on offer ...
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Hampton Park schools in lockdown as police hunt four robbers

The Age - ‎1 hour ago‎
Hampton Park schools were in lockdown on Tuesday morning as police hunted four men who robbed a Pakenham family while they were home.

Schools should do more to help brighter poor children access grammars, say county councillors

Kent Online - ‎6 hours ago‎
Kent County Council has a “moral responsibility” to do more to help brighter poorer children get to grammar school, a report by a cross-party group of county councillors into social mobility has concluded.

Ontario schools struggle to keep students in French immersion

The Globe and Mail (subscription) - ‎6 hours ago‎
Parents have waited in lines or placed their hopes on a lottery system to get their child a coveted spot in French immersion. But new data show that exuberance fades as children get older.

New benefits for public schools coming

Jamaica Observer - ‎51 minutes ago‎
MONTEGO BAY, St James - Education Minister Senator Ruel Reid has announced a raft of benefits to be implemented in State-run schools at the start of the new academic year in September. Reid said among the benefits are a sixth form text book rental ...

De Blasio's deranged drive to keep rotten schools failing

New York Post - ‎5 hours ago‎
Two years and several hundred million dollars in, the schools in Mayor de Blasio's signature “Renewal” program are still hemorrhaging students.
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Headmaster of Hancock's former school criticises idea companies should ask job applicants whether they went to ...

Telegraph.co.uk - ‎6 hours ago‎
The headmaster of Matt Hancock's former school has written a letter to the minister attacking his "wrong headed" proposals to force employers to check whether applicants went to private school. The letter emerged as heads of some of the most selective ...
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How integrated schools are offering Israel an 'Iron Dome against hatred'

Toronto Star - ‎6 hours ago‎
“Fear and mistrust develops over years when people are separated,” he says. “A kindergarten child goes to an Arabic or Hebrew school and never experiences the existence of children on the other side. This ignorance of the other creates mistrust and fear.”.

Parents decry language schools cuts in Saskatchewan budget

Macleans.ca - ‎5 hours ago‎
The province has said that after 25 years, it's discontinuing the annual $225,000 that heritage language schools get in the budget.

Education Union targets SA schools in election fight

The Advertiser - ‎4 hours ago‎
The teachers' union's federal president, Correna Haythorpe, has visited Glenelg Primary School and various notices have appeared in school newsletters pushing for support of funding increases included in the Gonski Report. At Glenelg Primary, $20,000 ...

'History' as timetables changed in Dundee schools

Evening Telegraph - ‎53 minutes ago‎
Pupils across Dundee secondary schools will be part of a “historic week” as the new timetable is launched across the city.
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Australian LGBT schools chief resigns after calling national flag 'racist'

PinkNews - ‎12 hours ago‎
The head of Australia's Safe Schools Coalition has stepped down after claiming the country's flag is “racist”. The comments were made after the rainbow flag was flown from the Victorian Parliament for the first time - following Premier Daniel Andrews' ...

East Detroit blocks having CEO named for 4 schools

The Detroit News - ‎7 hours ago‎
“The School Reform Office is disappointed in Judge Joseph Toia's ruling and the potential negative impact it can have on real progress being made for the students of East Detroit Schools,” spokesman Caleb Buhs wrote in an email Monday to The Detroit ...

Persistently Struggling: Lovely Warren's Audacious Plan to Save the Distressed Schools of Rochester, NY

The 74 - ‎9 hours ago‎
Warren would later suggest that this incident, as much as years of dreadful test scores, poor graduation rates, and rampant absenteeism, epitomized the failure of the city's schools and deepened her resolve to prevent struggling students from slipping ...
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Ontario Apologizes for Residential Schools

Government of Ontario News - ‎16 hours ago‎
Premier Kathleen Wynne apologized today on behalf of the Government of Ontario for the brutalities committed for generations at residential schools and the continued harm this abuse has caused to Indigenous cultures, communities, families and individuals.
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Fear still keeping Vuwani schools closed

News24 - ‎14 hours ago‎
In a briefing last week at Parliament, the education department said it had ordered mobile classrooms and other basics for getting schools back on track again, such as printers, computers and replacement text books. It had also budgeted for armed and ...

Africa: Why Schools Shouldn't Approach Technology Like Businesses Once Did

AllAfrica.com - ‎9 hours ago‎
Computers began reaching the business world during the 1980s. Companies used them to automate many routine manual tasks. This led to what economist Robert Solow dubbed the Productivity Paradox.
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New Brunswick schools take in Fort McMurray students

CBC.ca - ‎18 hours ago‎
A few dozen students from Fort McMurray are now studying in New Brunswick schools after being driven from their Alberta homes by a forest fire.
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