Education News

Open Access Government highlights the latest education news in the UK. Analysis of schools, colleges, universities, further and higher education and teaching is also available.

We have articles on special needs in education and the growing understanding of child mental health. Articles are also available concerning university fees and policy changes within higher education. Popular topics such as Women’s place in STEM subjects and the growth and importance of the digital transformation in education.

You will also be able to find articles on teachers experiences and the increase in apprenticeships across the UK within this category.

Experts warn ‘thousands’ could receive incorrect GCSE results

A new grading system for GCSE results has lead to concerns that many students may receive incorrect grades and complaints of difficulty determining marks.

Specific language impairment: What do we know?

Mabel L Rice, University of Kansas details how the language of children with specific language impairment differs from typical children
University class sizes are falling

New study highlights wealth gap in UK universities

A new wealth gap study suggests that UK students from wealthy backgrounds are 18 times more likely to go to University

Poll shows students are satisfied with degree courses

A new poll by the National Student Survey (NSS) has found that the majority of university students in the UK are happy with their courses

Truth and Reconciliation: What strides have been made?

How are Canadian higher education institutions responding to the truth and reconciliation commission’s calls to action? Brock University’s Dawn Zinga shares

Why you can’t brand a university

Ian Allison, Strategic Creative Director, Instinctif Partners talks about creating an effective university brand and how traditional methods have changed
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A deconstructive approach to the generation of knowledge

Dr Kevin J. Flint, Reader in Education talks about a deconstructive approach to style and the production of space from the generation of knowledge.

UK’s poorest children ‘2 years behind’ at GCSE

New research suggests that the very poorest children in the UK falling further behind their peers is at its lowest level since 2007
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The Truth and Reconciliation Commission Report and its implications for education

Sandra Styres, Adjunct Professor and Dawn Zinga, Associate Professor and Chair at Brock University, highlight the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Report and outlines implications for education.

Schools promised extra funding over next two years

An extra £1.3bn has been promised to schools in England over two years following pressure on the government over funding shortages
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Self-regulated learning: What is all the fuss about?

Dr. Yves Karlen, M. Sc. Miriam Compagnoni and Prof. Dr. Katharina Maag Merki at the Institute of Education, University of Zurich highlight self-regulated learning and its benefits.
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Indigenous education in Canada: Challenging the status quo

Dawn Zinga, Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Child and Youth Studies at Brock University highlights some of the challenges faced by Indigenous pupils in Canada.

Competence-oriented music lessons to improve teaching

What does the learning culture of music lessons in Switzerland look like? The University of Zurich investigates how lessons could be improved
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Effective after-school programs

Michelle Jutzi, M.A. & Prof. Dr. Katharina Maag Merki, University of Zurich discuss the role of after-school programmes in supporting student well-being and learning.
Body cameras and other types of CCTV in education

Body cameras and other types of CCTV in education

CCTV is already utilised in schools, but could body cameras also become the norm in the future? Peter Houlis, Managing Director, 2020 Vision discusses
Teachers are experts in driving social mobility

Teachers are experts in driving social mobility

In a speech, Secretary of State for Education Justine Greening highlights how teachers are inspiring the professionals of the future
Education funding squeeze sees exam classes cut

Education funding squeeze sees exam classes cut

Head teachers are cutting GCSE and A-Level classes as education funding difficulties continue to mount
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The Erasmus+ review: More than a European funding programme

Michael Gaebel, Director of Higher Education Policy at the European University Association, highlights the upcoming European Commission Erasmus+ review The European Commission’s Erasmus+ Programme is...

Treasury takes back £384m funding earmarked for schools

Funding promised to schools has been withdrawn by The Treasury, despite a cash flow problem in education
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Schools can save cash on computer equipment with DfE deal

Schools can save cash on computer equipment including laptops, desktops and tablets under a new deal offered by the Department for Education The Department for...

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