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

edition 7 | 22-04-16

In the UK

Sex education teachers fear 'brainwashing' accusations

Teachers are open to accusations of "brainwashing children" when teaching sex and relationship education, says head teachers' union the NAHT.

PMQs: Cameron vows to 'finish the job' on academies

David Cameron has defended controversial plans to force all state schools in England to become academies, saying it is time to "finish the job".

Sats primary school spelling test scrapped after blunder

Association of Head Teachers wants personal, social, health and economic education enshrined in curriculum.

Sexual harassment rife in schools

Commons committee launches investigation into the scale and impact of sexual harassment and sexual violence in schools.

DfE approves scores of 'ghost trusts' with no schools

Unions raise concerns over academy 'sponsors-in-waiting' with no track record of running schools.

In the US

Pepper spray university says sorry for search manipulation

The chancellor of a university has apologised over the hiring of a PR firm that promised to bury online search results about the pepper spraying of peaceful protesters.

Colorado school district arming security officers with semi-automatic rifles

A Colorado school district is arming its security staff with semi-automatic rifles in an unprecedented move that gun control advocates fear could be the start of a dangerous trend of bringing high-powered firearms into US classrooms.

Michigan Schools To Let Students Choose Gender, Name And Bathroom

Michigan’s State Board of Education has drafted a guidance that would push the state’s schools to allow all students, regardless of parental or doctoral input, to choose their gender, name, pronouns, and bathrooms.

Chromebooks Account for Half of K-12 Device Shipments

Shipments of Chrome OS-based devices to American K–12 schools increased more than 31 percent in the last year, according to a recent report.

Teen girl killed herself because of bullying at school, family says

14-year-old freshman at a Virginia high school, took her own life this week. Her family says it’s because she was bullied at school over a boy.

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