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  • A letter to... the school class I let down December 14, 2019
    ‚ÄėHearing about the struggles you faced, I wanted to give more ‚Äď but it was never enough‚Äô: the letter you always wanted to writeI was in my second year of teaching in a primary school when I met all 30 of you. I was jaded enough by my late 20s to not expect the simple, […]
  • LA high schools to open sexual and mental health clinics in pioneering program December 14, 2019
    Partnership between officials and Planned Parenthood will offer birth control, STI testing and care for anxiety and depressionDozens of Los Angeles high schools will soon host clinics providing sexual and mental health services for teenagers as part of a wellness program that officials say is a groundbreaking model of comprehensive on-campus care.The school-based clinics announced […]
    Sam Levin in Los Angeles
  • Academies and free schools underperform in Sats, figures show December 13, 2019
    Government sees conversion to academy status as key method of school improvementMaintained schools in England outperform academies and free schools in national exams taken at the end of year 6, and pupils in multi-academy trusts do worse on average, figures show.The data released by the Department for Education (DfE) at the end of the election […]
    Richard Adams Education editor
  • Rising number of pupils caught bringing phones into exams December 13, 2019
    GCSE and A-level regulator says technology has increased opportunities to cheatCheating on mobile phones, cyber-attacks on schools and leaked or fake exam papers being shared on social media are among the problems that students and teachers now have to navigate, according to reports by England‚Äôs exam regulator.Data collected by Ofqual, which oversees GCSE and A-level […]
    Richard Adams Education editor
  • Children at 'significant risk‚Äô in Gloucestershire care home, says Ofsted December 12, 2019
    Residents smeared in faeces and attacking staff at Orbis Abbey Rose, inspectors reportA children‚Äôs home for young people with autism and learning difficulties has been condemned as inadequate in all areas after inspectors reported serious and widespread failures which put those in its care ‚Äúat significant risk of harm‚ÄĚ.Inspectors who visited Orbis Abbey Rose in […]
    Sally Weale Education correspondent
  • Spiralling rents consume increasing portion of student loans December 11, 2019
    Purpose-built rooms in London average ¬£1,000 per year more than the maximum loanUniversity students in England are seeing their maintenance loans increasingly consumed by the rising cost of private-sector accommodation, with purpose-built rooms in London now averaging ¬£1,000 more than the maximum loan.A survey of the student accommodation market carried out by the property consultants […]
    Richard Adams Education editor
  • Flat pack: Londoners offer rooms to young journalists to diversify media December 11, 2019
    PressPad‚Äôs UK mentors are making room in the industry ‚Äď and their properties ‚Äď for aspiring journalistsFor aspiring young journalists trying to break into the media industry, barriers to entry can be impossibly high. Unpaid internships combined with skyrocketing rents means often only the wealthy can get a foot in the door and there is […]
    Jessica Murray
  • I‚Äôm a teacher handing out DIY leaflets against the Tories. And it‚Äôs working | Ruthie Bubis December 10, 2019
    I‚Äôve seen the disastrous impact of cuts on schools. With my ‚Äėteacher‚Äôs plea‚Äô leaflets I am changing minds ‚Äď you could tooLast week I chose three constituencies to give out my ‚Äúteacher‚Äôs plea‚ÄĚ leaflet : Zac Goldsmith‚Äôs Richmond Park, Boris Johnson‚Äôs Uxbridge and Iain Duncan Smith‚Äôs disparate Chingford and Woodford Green. I have since been […]
    Ruthie Bubis
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