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edition 1 | 11-03-16

In the UK

School results don't justify academy trust pay, says Ofsted

Top executives at some of England's biggest academy chains are paid huge salaries while pupils are left to get poor results, Ofsted says.

Teacher recruitment advert complaints rejected

A teacher recruitment advert that prompted 140 complaints did not exaggerate teachers' pay, the advertising watchdog has ruled.

Growing number of children self-harming as mental health problems amongst pupils rise, says new survey

Growing number of children are self-harming or harbouring suicidal thoughts as mental health problems amongst pupils rise, says a newly published survey of headteachers.

BBC School Report: 30,000 take part in 10th News Day

Around 30,000 students from more than 1,000 schools up and down the United Kingdom and beyond took part in the BBC School Report's 10th annual News Day.

How to promote good mental health among teachers and students in your school

Discuss mental illness regularly, incorporate more exercise and encourage honest dialogue, suggests the government’s mental health champion for schools.

In the US

U.S. education department makes push for $1.1 Billion in CTE funding

Education Secretary John B. King Jr. this week called for Congress to reauthorize the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006, a piece of bipartisan Bush-era legislation that funds CTE in middle schools, high schools and post-secondary institutions.

DOJ to enforce ‘religious freedom’ especially for Muslim students in U.S. public schools

The Department of Justice (DOJ) says it plans to “promote religious freedom” in schools, particularly for Muslim students who allegedly experience “discrimination” or “bullying” from other students in the nation’s public schools.

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