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

edition 13 | 10-06-16

In the UK

Ministers 'have no plan to address teacher shortages'

The select committee, which has called for an overhaul of the system, says in a report that the government has no sense of urgency in making sure schools have enough teachers.

AQA admits error in GCSE maths paper

England’s largest schools exam board has admitted it made an error in a maths GCSE exam question taken by pupils yesterday (9th June 2016).

Academy chief threatens to sue parents over 'dictator' comments on Facebook

The group of parents have accused the Gorse Academies Trust head of running Morley school like a 'jail'.

Ofsted chief calls for return of national tests for 14-year-olds

Abolition of key stage 3 exams has allowed standards to drop and gap between rich and poor to grow, says Sir Michael Wilshaw.

Sexting offences increasing in schools, say senior police officers

Report submitted to MPs says sexual harassment in schools is not always recognised for what it is.

In the US

Occidental College, U.S. Education Department Reach Agreement to Ensure Prompt, Equitable Responses to Reports of Sexual Harassment and Violence

The U.S. Department of Education announced that its Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has reached an agreement with Occidental College in Los Angeles to resolve a sexual violence and sexual harassment complaint investigation.

Disparities Continue to Plague U.S. Schools, Federal Data Show

New federal data show a continuing deep gulf between the educational experiences of traditionally disadvantaged student groups and their peers on a broad range of indicators.

In Lawsuit, U.S. Says Queens School Discriminated Against 3 Black Teachers

The federal government accused the New York City Department of Education in a lawsuit on Thursday of engaging in a pattern and practice of discrimination against the three black teachers who worked at the Pan American International High School in Queens.

Discipline in private special education schools under investigation by California attorney general

California Attorney General Kamala Harris has launched an investigation into the use of harsh discipline – including physical restraints and isolation – on students with disabilities who attend publicly funded private special education schools.

School closing threat spurs move to cut Kansas courts' power

Kansas Republicans, irked by a court's threat to keep public schools closed until legislators change the way they're funded, are considering an amendment to the state constitution allowing them to block such rulings in the future.

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