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UCAS say record number of students got their first choice university

On A-level results day, a record 395,770 students have gotten the grades to secure their first choice university - which means 91% of incoming university students are where they wanted to be.
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Science Education: Learning Through Collaborative Design-Professional Development

Sherry A. Southerland and Jennifer Schellinger tell us what we need to know about Learning Through Collaborative Design-Professional Development (LCD PD) in this special science education focus.
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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.
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Researchers identify young adults who are facing elevated anxiety

The study looks at behaviour traits at the age of 15, that signal if individuals could be at risk of elevated anxiety three years in the future.
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Education changes: Time for schools to turn and face the digital music

Simon Carter, Director at RM Education says that COVID-19 created deep-rooted education changes in the UK, and that we must now strengthen the world of online learning.
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7% of US schools in poorer, ethnic minority populations will open

Data suggests that only 7% of US schools in poorer, ethnic minority populations will open fully this Autumn - policy-makers are struggling between access to education and protection from infection.
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Abiola Bello: “#BlackLivesMatter is more than just a hashtag”

Abiola Bello, author of the Emily Knight series, gives her opinion on why #BlackLivesMatter is an essential anti-racist movement.
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The COVID-19 wake up call on upskilling and reskilling needs around the world

Kevin Mills, Head of Public Sector Partnerships at Coursera, discusses how there is a wake-up call during COVID-19 about upskilling and reskilling needs for global workers.
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English education reform-based on EBPM (Evidence-Based Policy Making)

Professor Hajime Nishitani, from the Office of Global Initiative at Hiroshima University in Japan, outlines English education reform-based on EBPM (Evidence-Based Policy Making), including comment on English and Japanese Students in general.
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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.
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Edtech policy is failing globally

Edtech policy is failing globally and needs a ‘critical update’, finds the new report by Varkey Foundation’s Atlantis Group.
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The need for more balanced internationalisation in higher education

Ingrid van Engelshoven, Minister of Education, Culture and Science, recently shared her thoughts on the need for more balanced internationalisation in higher education.
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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.
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Does the structure of GCSE exams matter?

Results of a research project on the impact of modular and linear structures of GCSE exams have been published.
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All UK children will learn about mental health

Three new subjects will be universal from 2020 to ensure school prepares pupils for the world and all children will learn about mental health - health education, relationships education and RSE.
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UK access to Erasmus programme after Brexit

The House of Lords EU Home Affairs Sub-Committee has called on the Government to clarify its plans for future UK access to the EU international exchange programme ‘Erasmus’ in its report Brexit: the Erasmus and Horizon programmes.
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France: Investing in innovation, education and research

Frédérique Vidal, Minister of Higher Education, Research and Innovation in The French Government explains her stance on the importance of investing in education, innovation and research.
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UK Universities must do more to tackle ethnic disparity

The UK Government has launched measures to tackle ethnic disparity of achievement between ethnic groups in higher education.
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Keeping pace with today’s rapidly changing labour market

Marianne Thyssen, Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs, Skills and Labour Mobility offers her thoughts on today’s rapidly changing labour market To succeed in today’s rapidly changing labour market, you need skills. And “static” skills will not be enough. Your skills have to evolve along with changes in the world of...
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Swedish research and education is at the forefront of change

The work of Swedish Minister for Research and Education, Helene Hellmark Knutsson, is profiled by Open Access Government in this compelling article

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