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

edition 37 | 13-01-17

In the UK

Quiz: How well do you know teenage sexting code?

Many parents worry about their children sexting.

Every secondary school in England offered mental
health training in bid to end 'stigma' and help children

Theresa May, the Prime Minister, wants to tackle mental illness in classrooms, at work and in communities.

Politics and jobs 'swell youth anxiety' - Prince's Trust

Political upheaval, job worries and low self-confidence have left young people anxious and daunted, suggests a UK-wide survey for The Prince's Trust.

7 out of 10 schoolchildren want compulsory sex education classes to help keep them safe

The results support calls by the children’s charity for the government to introduce compulsory age appropriate sex and relationships education through the Children and Social Work Bill.

Dramatic increase in pay gap between heads and classroom teachers

Unions say academy freedoms have led to growing pay gap between school leaders and classroom teachers.

In the US

Supreme Court likely to boost public schools' responsibilities to children with disabilities

Supreme Court justices appeared ready Wednesday to clarify and strengthen the rights of the nation’s 6.7 million children with disabilities.

Teachers Use Technology to Create Custom-Fit Lessons

Technology is reviving enthusiasm for an old idea in education.

Former basketball coach Joseph Kikuchi is convicted of sexual abuse of teenage player

Joseph Kikuchi, a former high school basketball coach in Alhambra, was convicted Wednesday of sexually abusing a female player.

District’s charter and traditional school principals to work together to solve problems

Georgetown University, is hosting a program that aims to boost principals’ effectiveness across both traditional public and public charter schools.

Fairfax superintendent proposes teacher pay raises in $2.8 billion budget

The acting superintendent of Fairfax County Public Schools is proposing a $2.8 billion budget for next school year that includes $92 million to boost employee pay.

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