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

edition 40 | 03-03-17

In the UK

I wish we could talk more openly about mental health
in academia

Refusing to discuss why colleagues go off sick exacerbates the stigma and stops people opening up.

Sex education to be compulsory in England's schools

Sex and relationships education is to be made compulsory in all schools in England, the government has announced.

Action to tackle Britain's Digital Skills Divide

In response to the Government's UK Digital Strategy, published 1 March 2017, Learning and Work Institute is calling for action to tackle Britain's stark digital skills divide.

University bans phrases such as 'right-hand man' and
'gentleman’s agreement' under inclusive language policy

A university has banned phrases such as “right-hand man” and “gentleman’s agreement” under its code of practise on inclusive language.

In the US

Parent alert! Your child just skipped class

A few clever researchers said: "Hey! What if we could send text alerts to parents when students miss class or don't turn in their homework?" And what do you know, it worked.

‘Stay classy, USC:’ Will Ferrell to speak at school’s graduation

USC announced Ferrell’s role Thursday, saying in a statement that he’ll be the featured speaker at the May 12 ceremony.

After-school programs foster STEM skills

The “STEM Ready America” event discussed the positive influence of afterschool programs in STEM subjects.

Rural high schools get teens into advanced placement
courses

AP participation is increasing nationwide, but rural schools often struggle to offer these courses and may use technology to fill the gap.

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