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

edition 2 | 18-03-16

In the UK

Ofsted reprieve for heads who step into failing schools

Heads who take over struggling schools are to be given a two and half years reprieve from Ofsted inspections, to enable them to turn things around.

Budget 2016 'black hole' in academy plan, claims Labour

Labour says it has identified a £560m "black hole" in the government's plan to force all schools in England to become academies.

Plans to scrap parent governors sparks row in schools shakeup

Critics attack education secretary for ‘silencing’ parents as new system for accrediting teachers is announced.

Osborne puts £500m towards national funding formula for schools

A plan to rebalance school funding away from London and other inner cities will be accelerated with an additional £500m investment, the chancellor announced in his budget.

Budget 2016: Maths lessons could become compulsory for all pupils up to age of 18

Chancellor George Osborne announced the setting up of a review to determine whether the subject should be studied by all children until they leave education as part of a blueprint to ensure the next generation gets the “best start” in life for employment.

In the US

President Obama applauds every brave woman speaking out against online harassment

President Obama discussed important topics including equal pay, education for women around the world and the online harassment women face far too often on the Internet.

Charter schools propping up the school-to-prison pipeline

Charter schools suspend students at a much higher rate than non-charter schools, some of which have suspension rates north of 70 percent.

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