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edition 24 | 26-08-16

In the UK

Record University offers now 3% higher than last year

The number of people offered places at UK universities has now hit a record 442,900 - 3% up on 2015, official figures show.

Teenage girls: Mental well-being ‘worsening’

The mental well-being of teenage girls in England has worsened in recent years, says research for the Department for Education.

Thousands share their experiences of sexual harassment in school after calls for compulsory sex education

Young people are bombarded with confusing and often misogynistic messages from the world around them — This is why we need compulsory Sex and Relationships Education'

GCSE results show record decline

This year's GCSE results have shown the biggest ever year-on-year decline - down to the lowest level since 2008.

Councils ‘should monitor academy cash’

Academy budgets should be overseen by local authorities following a series of financial abuses, say council leaders.

In the US

Good and bad news in survey of New York City Schools

When the New York City Education Department released the results of its annual schools survey this summer, it highlighted that more than a million people had filled out the surveys and described a high level of parent satisfaction with the public schools.

More L.A. Unified students reach goals on statewide exams, district says

More students in the Los Angeles Unified School District met statewide goals on standardized tests in 2016 than they did last year, district officials said at a meeting Tuesday.

As students return to school, debate about the amount of homework rages

Discussions on blogs like GreatSchools.org or StopHomework.com reveal a belief that the workload assigned to students may be too heavy.

For LGBTQ youth, schools’ failures may mean higher risk of criminalization

Judging from a new report looking at the overrepresentation of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) youth in our juvenile and criminal justice systems, society is not helping young people navigate the path to a successful life.

California students scored better on this year’s state tests – but fewer than half met college readiness goals

L.A. Unified, the state's biggest school district, again saw scores lower than California's averages.  Despite evidence of growth, this year's scores still indicate a serious achievement gap between students of different ethnic groups.

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