Helping you to keep up with the latest news from the education industry

edition 12 | 03-06-16

In the UK

'Cash shortage for special educational needs' support

Schools in England are struggling to support the 1.1 million pupils with special needs or disabilities (SEND) in mainstream classrooms, a report says.

Superhead banned from teaching after investigation of £1m IT contract with his partner's company

NCTL panel's recommendation that Greg Wallace – once praised as 'magnificent' by Michael Gove – should carry on teaching is overturned.

Micro Bit computer becomes a commercial product

The BBC Micro Bit, the tiny computing device designed to get children coding, is going on sale to the general public.

Barnsley Council becomes first in England to cut school summer holidays to under five weeks

Some headteachers are opposing the plan, which gives children a two-week October half term instead.

UK schools with large numbers of EU migrant pupils 'perform better'

School Dash analysts suggest that white European children may improve their school's academic attainment levels as a result of greater work ethics.

In the US

Kansas parents worry schools are slipping amid
budget battles

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.

Fact Sheet: supporting dual language learners in early learning settings

The White House is announcing a new Federal policy statement from the U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services and Education on better supporting our country’s youngest dual language learners (DLLs) in early childhood programs.

Cost of suspensions is high for students who drop out after discipline, report finds

The researchers amalgamated decades of studies to produce what they said was the first report to isolate the role of suspensions in increasing dropout rates and to quantify the economic cost of suspending students on a national level and in two states, California and Florida.

Schools will begin to track students from military families

Schools across the country are preparing to formally track students from military families, monitoring their academic progress as they move from military base to military base and state to state, under a new provision in the federal education law.

No criminal charges after prep school abuse investigation

Rhode Island state police say an investigation into dozens of sexual abuse allegations at a prestigious boarding school has resulted in no criminal charges.

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