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A new Europass for better communication of skills and qualifications

Marianne Thyssen, European Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs, Skills and Labour Mobility explains how a new Europass ensures better communication of skills and qualifications in Europe today
Mathematics

Mathematics: A powerful tool for understanding the world

Dr Juan C. Meza, Division Director for the Division of Mathematical Sciences (DMS) at the National Science Foundation (NSF) reveals why mathematics is such a powerful tool for understanding the world around us 
biological diversity

Recognising the important role of biodiversity

Pamela S. Soltis, Director, University of Florida Biodiversity Institute, reveals the key work being done in the U.S. to respond to the ‘biodiversity crisis’
learner-centred learning

Artificial intelligence (AI) makes learner-centred learning successful

Prof Dr Wolfram Hardt and Assistant Prof Dr Tudevdagva from Chemnitz University of Technology shares their expertise on how artificial intelligence (AI) makes learner-centred learning a success
Open Data

Advancing open access and open data in higher education

Jaime Adams and Anne Mims Adrian, PhD shares their views on advancing open access and open data in higher education
Educational philosophy and theory

Educational philosophy and theory: Priorities and new directions for research

The editorial team of Philosophical Inquiry in Education, Bruce Maxwell, Lauren Bialystok, Kevin McDonough and David Waddington, outline their views on promising new directions for research in educational philosophy and theory
speech, language and communication needs

What next for children and young people with speech, language and communication needs?

Mary Hartshorne, I CAN’s Head of Evidence shares her thoughts on the report Bercow: Ten Years On and the next steps for children and young people with speech, language and communication needs
Earth science education

Earth science education in the UK: From volcanoes to landslides

Dan Boatright, Chair of the Earth Sciences Teachers Association (ESTA) focuses on earth science education in the UK – from volcanoes to landslides and why geologists today are in demand
The Apprenticeship Levy

The Apprenticeship Levy UK government initiative

Ben Rowland from Arch Apprentices provides comment on the apprenticeships levy in the UK
work experience

Youth Select Committee 2018 calls for evidence on barriers to work experience

The Youth Select Committee announced a new inquiry into barriers to work experience on Tuesday (15 May). The Committee is calling for evidence from a wide range of witnesses, including businesses and charities, as well as young people who have been directly affected by these barriers
Philosophy

Multiverse theories in physics from the vantage point of philosophy

Dr Simon Friederich from University College Groningen sheds light on multiverse theories in physics from the perspective of philosophy
extracurricular activities

Too many extracurricular activities for children can do more harm than good

The growing demand for children to get involved in extracurricular activities outside of school is placing unprecedented strain upon families
yearly overspends

Councils warn that yearly overspends on special education are ‘unsustainable’

County authorities say they are in the ‘unsustainable’ position of having to shift schools money towards supporting children with special educational needs to compensate for yearly overspends due to rising demand
new gcse's

Pupils prepare to sit new gold-standard GCSE exams

To mark the start of exam season, hundreds and thousands of pupils throughout the UK will sit 20 new GCSE exams this week for the first time.
SATs Week

SATs Week: Children are ‘drowning in exam pressure’

As 2018 SATs week kicks off today (14/05), new research has revealed ‘difficult’ exams leave 45% of British kids anxious as they fear being ‘embarrassed’ by their results
language training centre

Nottingham language training centre goes digital

ILS English, an English Language Training Centre based in Nottingham, has secured a £20,000 business loan from HSBC to improve its teacher training facilities

UK ranks 12th for employment rates of recent graduates

Figures from ONS show that the number of young people aged 18 - 24 not in education, employment or training has decreased by 5%
education sector

Paper-reliant education businesses risk losing staff to tech-savvy competitors

Over four-fifths of employees admit they would prefer to work for a business in the education sector that was embracing digital technology over one that was stuck in the analogue past, finds new research
supply teaching

Supply teaching: What are my rights?

Teacher Active share the inside scoop on your rights as a supply teacher to help existing staff or newcomers enter the profession
choosing a university

New research highlights top factors students consider when choosing a university

A study commissioned by SPCE labs, the research department of student lettings app SPCE has listed the most important factors that students take into consideration when choosing a university to attend.

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