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

edition 6 | 15-04-16

In the UK

Popular schools make parents face 'oversubscription criteria'

The most socially selective schools in England are making parents jump through numerous hoops in order to get places for their children, a report suggests.

Biggest fall in spending since the 1970s is pushing schools to 'breaking point'

School budgets are being pushed to "breaking point" by the largest drop in real-terms funding since "at least the late 1970s", headteachers' leaders have warned.

Thousands of pupils start school underweight, say MPs

Rising numbers of children do not get enough to eat, says the All Party Parliamentary Group on Hunger.

Two 'Trojan Horse' schools 'out of special measures'

Birmingham's Nansen Primary and Rockwood Academy, formerly called Park View, were deemed "inadequate" when they had their last full inspection in 2014.

Will English school academy plan actually happen?

Will every state school in England be an academy in six years time? Plenty of Conservatives doubt it, despite the plan being announced at the Budget. This is what's going on.

In the US

FCC Expands 'Lifeline' Program to Bridge the Digital Divide

The Federal Communications Commission approved expansion of the federal Lifeline program to include subsidies for broadband service for low-income households, a move that could help bridge the digital divide that exists between disadvantaged students and their wealthier peers.

Presidential campaign leading to widespread fear, bullying in schools

A survey of approximately 2,000 teachers by the Southern Poverty Law Center indicates that the presidential campaign is having a profoundly negative impact on schoolchildren across the country.

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