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Secondary schools spent £56m on teacher job ads last year, says Labour

The Guardian - ‎5 hours ago‎
Secondary schools struggling to recruit sufficient staff spent an estimated £56m on advertising for vacant posts last year as a result of a growing crisis in teacher recruitment and retention, according to Labour.
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Why are Kenyan schools being torched?

BBC News - ‎Jul 24, 2016‎
More than 100 government secondary schools in Kenya have been set alight this year - with many of the arson incidents being blamed on students.
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Are grammar schools about to make a comeback?

BBC News - ‎4 hours ago‎
Grammar schools are back on the agenda with a grassroots Conservative group about to launch a campaign for their return. But if Theresa May's government gave a political green light to such a controversial proposal, how might it happen?

Government rapped over removal of IGCSEs from school league tables

Schools Week - ‎19 hours ago‎
The government has been rapped by the statistics watchdog for having a “gap in its coverage” of pupil attainment after removing IGCSE qualifications from school league tables, but has now pledged to make available a “wider range” of exam results.

Over-subscribed Bath schools have contributed to potential academy closure

Bath Chronicle - ‎14 hours ago‎
The note, passed to the Bath Chronicle by a source, said: "A number of schools have been over-subscribed and have therefore either increased their Planned Admission Number (PAN) permanently or have 'breached' their PAN in a particular year to accept ...

Schools in Wales to get less time to prepare for inspections

WalesOnline - ‎Jul 24, 2016‎
The amount of time schools are given to prepare for inspections will be halved, we can reveal. Education watchdog Estyn currently gives 20 working days' notice of an inspection to schools - but planned changes will see teachers' preparation time scaled ...
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Schools will be obliged to consult with parents on key decisions

Irish Times - ‎8 hours ago‎
All schools will be required to draw up parents' charters which will require them to consult on issues ranging from school uniform costs to so-called voluntary contributions. Minister for Education Richard Bruton said the new charters will also require ...
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100 Tory MPs back scrapping the ban on new grammar schools

Telegraph.co.uk - ‎Jul 23, 2016‎
More than 100 Tory MPs are expected to back scrapping the ban on new grammar schools as a campaign launches this week to secure the change now Theresa May is in Number 10.
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City appoints new principals at troubled schools

New York Post - ‎5 hours ago‎
City education officials appointed new principals Monday to two struggling schools at the core of their high-profile turnaround program.

Council unveils designs for new school campus

The Courier - ‎20 hours ago‎
The end is nigh for five ageing Dundee primary and nursery schools, with the city council unveiling detailed plans for its next state-of-the-art campus.

Charity's schools focus

Blackpool Gazette - ‎15 hours ago‎
Charity Teach First is set to place more than a dozen teachers into Fylde coast schools in September. The group recruits, trains and supports teachers specifically for schools in disadvantaged areas. It will be placing 16 new teachers on the Fylde ...

Schools may have to reduce teaching time for religion

Irish Times - ‎4 hours ago‎
Schools may have less time to teach religion in the classroom under radical proposals being considered by the State's advisory body on the curriculum.

Lead tests in Portland, Salem schools may be skewed

kgw.com - ‎8 hours ago‎
TRC Environmental technician Shawn Contreraz prepares to take a second lead testing sample, also known as a flush sample, from a faucet on Wednesday, July 20, 2016, at Pringle Elementary School in South Salem. (Photo: Danielle Peterson / Statesman ...

Rio 2016 handball arena will dismantle to become four schools

Dezeen - ‎9 hours ago‎
Rio 2016: the handball arena set to host events during the Rio Olympics next month is designed to be taken down and rebuilt as schools around the city (+ slideshow). Local studio Lopes, Santos & Ferreira Gomes worked with UK firm AndArchitects to ...
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New schools funding scheme to be delayed by a year

BBC News - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
The implementation of a new national funding formula for schools will be delayed by a year, Education Secretary Justine Greening has told MPs.

Campaigners to explore options over Torfaen school closures

South Wales Argus - ‎8 hours ago‎
CAMPAIGNERS are still looking to explore the possible options available to them to save two Torfaen schools following the latest legal blow on Friday.

Schools and nurseries are 'outstanding'

Halifax Evening Courier - ‎Jul 24, 2016‎
“Now we have done this, we aim to continue to build on this success and improve our school offering still further.” Inspectors praised the “highly motivated team' at Ripponden Pre-School, which also received the 'outstanding' rating. The report added ...

Teens safer in schools with gay-straight alliances

Futurity: Research News - ‎10 hours ago‎
At schools with gay-straight alliances, LGBTQ students report significantly fewer incidences of bullying based on sexual orientation or gender expression.

Give More Money to Poor Schools, Finance Ministry Proposes

Haaretz - ‎3 hours ago‎
Give More Money to Poor Schools, Finance Ministry Proposes. Under the proposal, which the ministry wants to include in the Economic Arrangements Bill for the 2017-2018 budget, the per-pupil funding for disadvantaged students would be up to 50 percent ...

Let's open schools and their facilities over the long summer holidays

WalesOnline - ‎Jul 24, 2016‎
Term has broken up for the long summer holidays so up and down the country school buildings, amenities and playing fields lie empty and locked.
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