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Schools around England ejecting ‘underperforming’ sixth-formers

Dozens of parents and pupils have contacted the Guardian complaining that schools in different areas of the country are ejecting sixth form students half way through their two-year A-level course after failing to achieve sufficiently high grades. Some of the schools identified are in areas where there are a high number of grammar schools, including Kent, Buckinghamshire and Lincolnshire, though ... Read More »

HC seeks govt’s reply on private schools’ plea on National Education Policy

Independent Schools Federation of India has alleged in a plea to the Delhi High Court alleging ‘complete avoidance of private schools imparting elementary education in the newly constituted Committee’.(Sneha Srivastava/Mint/For representation only) New Delhi The Delhi High Court has sought the reply of the Centre on a plea alleging non-representation of thousands of educational and charitable societies running unaided schools in ... Read More »

Schools in England cut back on teaching hours to save money

While children might be in favour of a shorter week, parents are less keen. Photograph: Dave Thompson/PA Schools across England are trying to save money by cutting back on teaching hours and trimming the length of their week, as the ongoing funding crisis casts a shadow over next year’s operations. While state schools face a combination of frozen budgets, rising ... Read More »

Blocking social media won’t end distractions in schools

Going on social media shouldn’t have to be an after-school special. In Madison, Wisconsin, four schools opted into a pilot program to block up to 34 apps — the majority of which are social networks — from their classrooms and hallways. The new rules started on May 1, and will go on until the last day of school on June ... Read More »

Fidget spinners: Somerset schools split on whether or not to ban gadgets

Schools in Somerset are taking different approaches to a new playground craze – with some deciding to ban fidget spinner gadgets and others seeing them as a possible learning tool. Fidget spinners, cubes and toys are proving popular in shops across the UK. Adults and children claim playing with them can relieve stress and improve concentration. Children with ADHD can ... Read More »

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos visits private, public schools

MIAMI-DADE, Fla. – U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, a longtime advocate of charter schools, was visiting both private and public educational institutions during a busy two-day schedule in Miami-Dade. DeVos traveled in a sports utility vehicle under the guard of Secret Service special agents. She started her Thursday morning at the Christian Academy for Reaching Excellence Elementary School in Miami’s ... Read More »

Our education system is failing. It’s time to give grammar schools a go

‘The high fees of private schools, unaffordable to the majority, bring social success. This is an unacceptable situation for an advanced democratic country,’ writes Tony Pitman. Photograph: Alamy Simon Jenkins (The return of the 11-plus is Theresa May’s first real Trump moment, 9 March) seems to be happy with the status quo in education, but few others are. Employers are ... Read More »

Dubai Police for banning social media in schools

Dubai: Dubai Police will launch an awareness campaign in schools urging pupils to avoid surfing and chatting on social media sites when they are in school following complaints from parents about the practice. They would also coordinate with the Ministry of Education to address the issue and recommend banning online engagement by pupils while at schools. Brigadier Dr Mohammad Al ... Read More »

MPs quietly vote against compulsory sex education in schools

Conservative MPs have voted to block plans for sex and relationship education (SRE) to be made compulsory in schools. Under increasing pressure from campaigners over the past year, Education Secretary Justine Greening repeatedly suggested she was open to reforming the current Government guidance on SRE, which currently allows free schools and academies to opt out of teaching the subject in class. ... Read More »

School’s In Session: Do You Need More Education to Succeed in Business?

The kiddos are heading back to school in the coming weeks, and probably you’ll be a little relieved to have them out of your hair while trying to run your business. But consider: would going back to school for business provide extra benefits to you as an entrepreneur? Consider Your Reasons If you’re simply frustrated because your business has slowed ... Read More »