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

edition 5 | 08-04-16

In the UK

Single-sex schools 'must adapt for transgender pupils'

Single-sex schools must find a way to accommodate pupils who come out as transgender, a teachers' union conference has heard.

School leavers are too often allowed to 'drift', Lords warn

The majority of young people who do not follow the traditional academic route into work are being let down by the education system, a House of Lords inquiry has found.

Academies plan turns schools into businesses, says union chief

ATL leader Mary Bousted tells conference forced academisation will not boost educational standards.

Scrap the national curriculum at age 14 to allow teenagers to focus on work, says Lords report

According to the Committee on Social Mobility, young people should be able to choose before the age of 16 whether they want to pursue an academic or a vocational route beyond mainstream school.

'Unfair' primary school baseline assessments dropped as progress measure

Primary school baseline tests designed to measure pupil progress have been scrapped following a study that labelled the tests "inappropriate" and "unfair to schools".

In the US

High-Quality Universal Pre-K May Reduce Achievement Gap

The Center for American Progress, a nonpartisan policy organization that is aimed at improving Americans’ lives, has published the National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER) at Rutgers study to offer recommendations on what can be done.

Education department releases proposals for consideration by ESSA negotiated rulemaking committee

The U.S. Department of Education sent proposals to the committee working on proposed regulations for the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).

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