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

edition 22 | 12-08-16

In the UK

Body image 'a problem for boys', says advertising think tank

Eating disorders, dieting and extreme exercising are as much of a problem for UK secondary school boys as for girls, suggests a survey.

More than a third of female students 'have mental health problems'

One in three female students in the UK has a mental health problem, a survey suggests.

Surge of racist incidents in schools sees 20 children excluded every day for discrimination

Racist abuse incidents recorded in schools rises by 20 per cent despite fall in number of exclusions overall.

AS-level results 'more variable' this year, schools warned

Schools and colleges are being warned to expect "more variation" in AS level results in England this year, the first since they were split from A levels.

Special needs pupils lack crucial support, poll suggests

Too many pupils with special educational needs and disabilities in England lack crucial support, a poll of education staff suggests.

In the US

U.S. Education Department releases guidance on education of children with disabilities attending public virtual schools

The U.S. Department of Education’s OSERS issued guidance to ensure students with disabilities attending public virtual schools are getting the special education and supports that they deserve.

Can your internet service provider help close the digital divide?

Internet service providers can take a leading role in helping all students achieve at-home access.

Get experience at top tech companies as a teenager

Facebook, Google and Microsoft offer educational programs for teens, but there are other ways for students to explore the field.

Back-to-school with the threat of Zika

Representatives from the Florida Department of Health will be stationed at each of the six schools within the one-square-mile area north of downtown Miami

Breakthrough Miami program transforms teachers as much as students

Breakthrough Miami, part of a national eight-year program for youth from under-served communities, has transformed the lives of its students.

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