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edition 11 | 27-05-16

In the UK

Scots students face 'shocking' university access gap

Young Scots from disadvantaged areas are four times less likely to go to university than those from wealthy backgrounds, researchers have found.

Exam stress 'among teen suicide causes'

Exam pressures and physical health problems, like acne, are major contributory factors in the suicides of young people, according to research.

How the web could be coming to an exam room near you

Ofqual is encouraging exam boards to develop new forms of assessment that could include pupils using internet-enabled calculators in exams.

Peter Weir: Budget is the big test for new education minister

For the first time since the establishment of the Assembly in 1998 Northern Ireland has a DUP education minister.

Charity helps children in schools challenge stereotypes about sex

Workshops use games and drama to get teenagers talking about relationships, sexual violence and harassment.

In the US

11 states sue US over transgender bathroom guidelines in schools

Dinah Sykes, a parent of two boys in a suburb of Kansas City, started noticing changes to her children’s public schools a few years ago. Class sizes were growing.

U.S. Dept. of Education releases draft regulations for new federal law

The U.S. Department of Education today released its much-awaited draft regulations to implement the Every Student Succeeds Act, or ESSA as it is referred to by insiders, which was signed into law by President Barack Obama in December.

Educational software to streamline common formative assessments

About 160,000 school districts in the United States have adopted the PLC (Professional Learning Communities) structure. When there are students who haven’t learned the expected material by the end of the year, rather than retaining them, PLCs allow schools to address problems before a student falls too far behind.

In charter school era, Montessori model flourishes

Montessori education has a more than century-old history in the United States, but thanks to burgeoning charter and parent-advocacy movements, the model is in the midst of an unprecedented boom in public schools.

New foster care transition toolkit offers tips for helping foster youth succeed as adults

The U.S. Department of Education today released a new toolkit to inspire and support current and former foster youth pursuing college and career opportunities.

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