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Primary school teachers want to see Sats scrapped

By: Sally Weale. A resounding 97% would like a ‘sensible alternative’ to the high-stakes attainment tests A resounding 97% of primary school teachers would like to see high-stakes Sats tests scrapped, according to the largest poll undertaken on the subject. More than 54,000 primary members of the National Education Union (NEU) took part in an indicative ballot […]

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Australia: Sending new teachers to difficult schools could be driving them out of the profession

Oceania/ Australia/ 16.07.2019/By: Michael McGowan/ Source: www.theguardian.com. Teachers’ union says poor job security and lack of autonomy contribute to teachers leaving the field early Up to half of all new teachers in Australia leave the profession in the first five years and a new report identifies a possible reason: programs which encourage sending novices into […]

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Growing Through Education in Nigeria

Africa/ Nigeria/ 16.07.2019/ Source: blogs.imf.org. Our chart of the week, drawn from the IMF’s 2019 economic health check for Nigeria, highlights substantial inequality in access to education between girls and boys, and between rich and poor. It is widely accepted that addressing educational gaps results in rapid and large benefits for children, their families, communities, and […]

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Japan to boost education support for non-native children

Asia/ Japan/ 16.07.2019/ Source: asia.nikkei.com.   Japan will provide more support for educating children of foreign nationals from early childhood through high school, including by increasing Japanese-language classes, under a plan released Monday. The education ministry’s proposals follow changes in April to immigration law that allow certain foreign workers to bring family with them to Japan. Schools had already been facing a […]

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Labour must be bold, and finally abolish private schools

By: Steven Longden. These schools are core to Britain’s inequality problem. Labour should emulate Finland and integrate them into state education As a teacher of ethics, philosophy and religion at a Manchester comprehensive school, students often ask me why politicians allow 7% of children in this country to access exclusive schools that enable them to […]

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Congo: UNICEF DRC Humanitarian Situation Report May 2019

Africa/ Congo/ 10.07.2019/ Source: reliefweb.int. During the month of May 2019, 8,795 school aged boys and girls (5 to 17 years) affected by crisis received learning materials • In May 2019, a total of 83,896 persons benefited from a WASH package delivered by UNICEF partners, of which 23,544 people affected by ongoing conflicts, 60,117 persons […]

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