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

edition 50 | 21-07-17

In the UK

Instagram tops cyber-bullying study

Research from anti-bullying charity Ditch the Label suggests social media is making youngsters more anxious.

Sex and drugs pupil exclusions top 11,000

A record number of school exclusions were issues to pupils last year for drug and alcohol related issues, new statistics reveal.

University first-call degrees soaring

The proportion of top degree grades being awarded by UK universities has soared – with some universities giving first-class degrees to more than a third of their students.

Half of pupils expelled from school ‘mentally ill’

Half of pupils expelled from England’s schools have a mental health issue, according to analysis of official data.

Government to spend £10m recruiting 600 foreign teachers to fill maths, physics and language roles

Economic improvements, a shrinking graduate pool and increased competition in the labour market cited as reasons for teacher shortage.

In the US

America sees alarming spike in middle school suicide rates

The rate of middle school suicides doubled between 2007 and 2014 in the United State for a variety of reasons, including the use of social media for bullying.

Come for the computers, stay for the books

Libraries are re-booting to become the tech hub for schools.

Amazon relaunches Inspire after a year of re-tooling

The content repository offers tens of thousands of downloadable educational resources. The “upload and share” feature is expected to follow soon.

Redesigning the classroom for better engagement boosts achievement

Introducing wheeled chairs, made a significant difference in student effort and achievement.

K-12 funding caught in budget crosshairs

Many state legislatures faced fierce debate over budgets at the close of this fiscal year, and K-12 spending was wrapped up in many of these conflicts.

back to top