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edition 23 | 19-08-16

In the UK

Teachers urged to submit GCSE and A-Level questions

Teachers are being asked to submit challenging GCSE and A-Level exam questions by a key exam board, the Time Education Supplement reports.

A-level results 2016: How UK students fared in 5 charts

A-level results day can be overwhelming for a number of reasons - not least for the inevitable jumble of stats and figures that emerge soon afterwards. Here are four charts to help explain some of the main outcomes of this year's grades.

Special needs pupils lack crucial support, poll suggests

Too many pupils with special educational needs and disabilities in England lack crucial support, a poll of education staff suggests.

Exam results 2016: The UK’s most expensive universities for students to study at revealed

In contrast, Ulster University is the UK’s cheapest, and will only set students back 50 per cent of the total KCL amount.

Record university offers as slight fall in top A-level grade

Record number of UK university places have been awarded – as this year’s A-level results show a marginal fall in top grades for the fifth successive year.

In the US

Taking summer school to get ahead, not catch up

Chase Pellegrini de Paur didn’t flunk math, and he is not trying to hone his study skills. The 15-year-old-honor-roll student nevertheless spent six weeks this summer studying geometry.

Should teenagers start high school later in the morning? More districts consider it

Should high school students get to sleep in and start school later? That's the question two big school districts in Colorado are discussing.

In Utah, schools can now hire teachers with no training whatsoever

Utah has a severe teacher shortage, so it decided to do something about it. Under a new rule, schools can now hire people to teach who have no training in the profession. None whatsoever.

With magnet and single-gender schools, LAUSD hopes to boost enrollment this school year

Faced with declining enrollment and a growing challenge from independent charter schools, the Los Angeles Unified School District opened the academic year Tuesday highlighting one balm for its problems: 16 new magnet schools.

Schools distribute protective uniforms to students in Zika zone

Parents and children crowded into the cafeteria at Eneida M. Hartner Elementary School on Thursday afternoon to get new school uniforms — ones with long pants and long-sleeved shirts intended to protect against the spread of Zika.

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