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Department for education: Is our ICT equipped to support net zero targets?

Jenna Pipchuck discusses how ICT can play a part in the Department for Education's Sustainability and Climate Change strategy.
Right to education

The failed promises of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights on the right to...

Anantha Duraiappah, Director at UNESCO, MGIEP, details failed promises of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights on the right to education.
sustainability education

Sustainability education starts in early years: Grounding ecological lifestyles and ‘glocal’ mentalities

Elin Eriksen Ødegaard, Director and Professor in Early Childhood Pedagogy, Western Norway University of Applied Sciences, discusses why grounding ecological lifestyles and ‘glocal’ mentalities in early years is key to sustainability education.
50% funding cut arts, arts funding

UK Government proposes 50% funding cuts to arts subjects

The Government proposal to cut 50% of funding to specific arts universities is part of the "build back better" plan, according to a Department for Education spokesman.
vulnerable pupils, remote learning

Vulnerable pupils could fall behind by 36% in education

The National Audit Office released a report on the UK Government handling of primary and secondary remote learning during COVID-19 - they suggest the Government assess long-term impact on vulnerable pupils or risk an irreversible divide.
youth mental health ambassador

Dr Alex George appointed as Youth Mental Health Ambassador

Prime Minister Boris Johnson appoints Dr Alex George as a Youth Mental Health Ambassador during Children's Mental Health week.
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Some primary schools stay closed due to rising COVID-19 cases

With rising COVID-19 cases, secondary schools will officially remain shut until 18 January - but primary schools across the country have also decided to stay closed.
Disadvantaged pupils

53% of pupils from deprived schools are four months behind, say teachers

As children in the UK return to school three months behind in their studies, a survey has suggested disadvantaged pupils and boys have been worst hit.
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How can tech enable a political ‘children’s manifesto’?

Here, Richard Betts at Servelec discusses the necessity for interoperable technology needed to make a political 'children's manifesto' happen.
higher education admissions system, a level

Labour announces shake up of higher education admissions system

Ahead of A-Level results day tomorrow, Labour has today (Wednesday 14 August) announced plans to radically reform the higher education admissions system.
ITT sector, department for education

Hopes and fears for the ITT sector in 2019

Department for Education (DfE) consultation on strengthening Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and improving career progression for teachers set out enormous possibilities for the teacher training landscape and ITT sector.
lesson planning

New curriculum fund vows to reduce lesson planning time for teachers

Schools minister Nick Gibb has launched a £7.7 million fund to provide teachers with high-quality lesson plans and resources in a bid to cut unnecessary workloads.

The Education Policy Institute and education performance in England

Executive Director of the Education Policy Institute, Natalie Perera shares her reflections on education performance in England today
school funding

Parents being asked to contribute to school funding

New data shows that 40% of parents in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland are being asked to regularly contribute to school funding
treasury

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
schools can save cash on computer equipment

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 Education (Dfe) has announced today that it is offering schools the chance to save money on tablets, laptops and desktop devices. The government say schools thinking...
Music and arts investment will help students join orchestras

Music and arts investment to benefit young people

The government has today announced more than £300 million music and arts investment to benefit children and young people from all backgrounds The Department for Education believes “hundreds of thousands of young people from all backgrounds” will benefit from a multi-million pound music and arts investment announced today. The funding...
education policy

Government drops chaotic education policy

Ministers have dropped their flagship education policy Bill, which failed to gain the support of the sector Education policy suffered a blow after the government dropped the ‘Education for All’ Bill. This policy, announced in the Queen’s Speech, failed to gain support from the education sector and was dogged by...
schools

Local councils need more power to improve schools

Local authorities should be given more control to improve schools that are struggling, according to a new report by the Local Government Association
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More free childcare would threaten nursery schools

Government plans to offer 30 hours free childcare per week could threaten nursery schools throughout England, say teaching union NAHT A teaching union has warned that government plans to increase free childcare provision to 30 hours a week could threaten nursery schools across England. The new funding formula, aimed at...

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