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

edition 15 | 24-06-16

In the UK

EU referendum result: What does Brexit mean for the UK’s higher education sector and students?

University College London first to confirm it will not change tuition fees for EU students already published for next year, as NUS Scotland president insists Scottish voters 'cannot be ignored.'

'Off-topic' exam sparks protest by Basingstoke students

Biology students have challenged their A Level exam after claiming none of the questions were on topics they had studied.

New tech and ‘digitally savvy’ businesses urged to work with teachers to help close STEM skills gap

Despite young people showing an interest in gaming and IT careers, not enough plan to study required A-level maths and science subjects.

Teachers to take national strike action over pay and conditions

Without significant change to working conditions, the recruitment and retention crisis will deepen, warns NUT.

Report: half of teaching assistants faced physical violence in past year

One respondent tells of being ‘kicked and punched’ and others fear being badly hurt in classroom, according to Unison study.

In the US

Education department announces school improvement grants for 16 states

The U.S. Department of Education announced that 16 states will receive more than $113 million in grants to continue efforts to turn around our nation's persistently lowest-achieving schools through awards from the Department's School Improvement Grants (SIG) program.

Pennsylvania schools named U.S. Department of Education's 2016 green ribbon

The School District of Jenkintown, Park Forest Elementary School (State College, PA), and Slippery Rock University were celebrated for receiving the prestigious, national honor at a press conference.

Focus at Four: U.S. schools "failing" to prepare students for
high-tech jobs

Keeping up with the evolving job market is proving difficult for many American schools. A new report released today by the Association for Competitive Technology (ACT) shows hundreds of thousands of software developer job openings, but not enough people to fill them.

The Heat: Segregation in U.S. schools

More than 60 years after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that schools must be integrated in the landmark Brown vs. Board of Education decision, segregation still plagues classrooms. What can be done to ensure true education equity?

US Supreme Court upholds affirmative action in public universities

Washington (AFP) - The US Supreme Court ruled Thursday that race and ethnicity can be taken into account when deciding college admissions, upholding a contested affirmative action scheme at the University of Texas.

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