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

edition 29 | 07-10-16

In the UK

'If you believe the stats, girls are three times more likely to suffer anxiety or depression. I don’t believe the stats'

Middle-class girls are happier to talk about their mental health issues: but it is nonsense to suggest they are more likely to experience such illnesses than their working-class or male peers, writes the former DfE mental health champion.

Should there be more Muslim state schools?

There are more than 6,800 faith schools in the state school system - but only 28 of them are Muslim, with two more in the pipeline.

Classrooms need more male teachers, charity says

England's classrooms need more male teachers, an education charity says, as government figures show a continued gender gap in the profession.

Girls need to be more like Shakespeare's Cleopatra than Kim Kardashian, says leading head

Teenage girls need to be more like Shakespeare's Cleopatra rather than reality star Kim Kardashian, a leading headmistress has said.

Schools consider four-day week in cost cutting drive

West Sussex schools say they need £20m in emergency funds to
tide them over to April.

In the US

Everything you need to know about the ‘clown attack’ craze

The frenzy was born in South Carolina in late August after unsubstantiated reports surfaced that clowns were spotted trying to lure children into the woods.

Gender-neutral bathrooms, high-quality ethnic studies class and other changes coming to California schools

Starting next March, any one-toilet bathroom in a California school will have to be designated as all-gender, open to anyone.

Miami-Dade cancels school Thursday and Friday due to Hurricane Matthew

Miami-Dade superintendent Alberto Carvalho said at a press conference that schools will be closed in the county in front of the arrival of Hurricane Matthew.

Why busing didn't end school segregation

America's desegregation era is long gone, but one voluntary school busing program in Boston has persisted for nearly 50 years.

Does the classroom of the future look more like a coffee shop?

Flexible furniture and open seating are changing the nature of learning.

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