Helping you to keep up with the latest news from the education industry

edition 120 | 21-12-18

In the UK

Universities told to end 'spiralling' grade inflation

Universities in England are giving too many students top degree grades, the Office for Students (OfS) has warned.

Academy chains underperforming for disadvantaged children, study finds

Sutton Trust finds many chains struggle to improve attainment among poorest pupils.

Stressed-out students get two more days for exams

Two days have been added to the leaving certificate exam timetable to reduce pressure on students.

Teachers witnessing ‘distressing’ new levels of child poverty in schools this winter

Teachers are witnessing “distressing” new levels of child poverty in schools this winter as austerity drives more families into destitution, new research shows.

AI vs Human: How business schools are closing the digital skills gap

According to a 2017 Capgemini study, 29% of employees believe their skillset is redundant now, or will be in the next one to two years.

In the US

Teaching digital citizenship to kids with learning and attention issues

Make sure all students have a chance to build these essential skills.

It’s been a good year for K-12 budgets: 38 states have boosted spending

The vast majority of states are spending more on K-12 education this academic year, as a strong economy and rising tax revenues give governors and lawmakers more breathing room.

It’s time to rethink career and technical education

A recent state reported data set on CTE participation shows only 8 million of America’s 15 million high school students participate in a CTE course in a given year.

10 fun ways to encourage learning this winter break

While the time away from school provides a well-deserved break for your students, it also provides the opportunity for significant learning loss.

‘Most of us take for granted that we can read.’ For those who can’t this is a lifeline

Children whose parents have low literacy levels have a 72 percent chance of being at the lowest reading levels themselves.

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