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Race- Based Suspensions Undermine Undermine Education of Black Youth

BY MARIAN WRIGH A new Government Accountability Office (GAO) report released last month, “K-12 Education: Discipline Disparities for Black Students, Boys, and Students with Disabilities,” reminds us once again that suspensions and expulsions continue at high rates and offer grave risks to students. The report by this federal monitoring agency reviews data from the Education […]

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Nigeria: Education best instrument to fight poverty, social ills – Nasarawa Speaker

África/Nigeria/June 04, 2018/Source: www.pulse.ng Abdullahi described education as the best instrument to fight poverty and other related abuses on children, hence the need for parents to give topmost priority to the education of their wards. Alhaji Ibrahim Abdullahi, the Speaker, Nasarawa State House of Assembly, has urged parents and guardians to provide good education and […]

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New Zealand: Decile funding system changes in education will not be successful if made in isolation

New Zealand/May 29, 2018/Source: https://www.nzherald.co.nz Education is one of our most critical sectors, and it is hardly surprising, therefore, that education policies and practices are often among the most controversial. Government ministers want to make their mark on the portfolio, research and other international developments offer continually evolving ways of looking at the way in which […]

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South Africa: Equal Education – Request to Not Have Contact With School Children Is ‘Broad’ and ‘Unjustified’

South Africa / 28.05.2018 / From: allafrica.com. While Equal Education (EE) is keen to meet with Western Cape Education MEC Debbie Schäfer over sexual misconduct allegations against its former staff members, it is concerned by her request that the organisation not engage with any pupils in the province in the interim. The civil society organisation […]

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EEUU: Michigan’s floundering education system has left its children far behind

EEUU/May 22, 2018/Source: http://www.mlive.com There’s no way around it: Michigan’s education system is floundering. From early literacy to middle-school math, Michigan students are not keeping up with their peers in top-performing states. Big changes are needed if Michigan wants to turn itself around, experts say. “Michigan, if it thinks the status quo is going to be fine, we’ll have a […]

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Australia: Education, Catholic systems yet to sign off on education reforms

Autralia/ May 15, 2018/By Emily Baker/Source: https://www.smh.com.au Reforms aimed at improving the ACT’s education system for children with complex needs and challenging behaviours continue to lag. An expert panel behind a 2015 review of the education system – triggered after a Canberra school used a $5000 cage to manage the behaviour of a child with autism – made a suite […]

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Pakistan: Political parties commit to increase education spending to 4pc of GDP

Pakistan/May 15, 2018/BY HAMID KHAN WAZIR/ Source: https://www.pakistantoday.com.pk The leadership of almost all major political parties have signed reform agenda called “Charter for Education”, committing to increase the provincial and federal education spending to 4 per cent of the GDP, supported by substantial governance reforms to ensure that the allocated funds are spent effectively and transparently. The […]

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