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United Kingdom: Education secretary Damian Hinds rules out creating new grammars but says he wants existing schools to expand

United Kingdom/February 20, 2018/By: Nicola Bartlett/ Source: https://www.mirror.co.uk Theresa May pledged to increase the number of selective schools ahead of the election but had to drop the promise after failing to win a majority. Education secretary Damian Hinds has ruled out creating new grammar schools but he does want existing selective schools to expand. The new education […]

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Education ministry to introduce new compulsory subjects at high schools in Japan

Japon/February 17, 2018/By Jiji/Japantimes Resumen: El Ministerio de Educación publicó el miércoles un borrador de las directrices revisadas del plan de estudios para las escuelas secundarias, incluida la introducción de rekishi sōgō (historia integral) y kōkyō (asuntos públicos) como nuevas asignaturas obligatorias. The education ministry released a draft Wednesday of revised curriculum guidelines for high schools, […]

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Indian: English, cost of education in private schools reasons for dropout in Delhi: Study

Indian/February 13, 2018/By: PTI/ Source: http://www.newindianexpress.com Communication in English, cost of extracurricular activities and “inadequate reimbursement” on education expenditures are major reasons for students from economically weaker sections and disadvantaged groups dropping out of private schools in Delhi, says a study by NCPCR. The study on ‘Implementation of Section 12(1) (c) of Right To Education Act, 2009 […]

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Dangerous proposal’: campaigners in Kenya condemn sex education plan

Kenya/February 06, 2018/Source: https://www.theguardian.com Government under fire over incorporation of dedicated lessons about sexuality into national curriculum. Plans by the Kenyan government to expand coverage of sex education in primary schools have been criticised for encouraging promiscuity among young people. The ministry of education wants guidance on sex, which is currently incorporated into subjects such as […]

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Nigeria: State Of Emergency To Be Declared In Education Sector – Minister

Nigeria/January 30, 2018/Source: https://www.pmnewsnigeria.com Malam Adamu Adamu, Minister of Education on Monday said  the Federal Government would declare a state of emergency in the education sector in April. He made this disclosure when he received Gov. Abubakar Sani-Bello of Niger and some members of his cabinet at the Federal Ministry of Education Headquarters in Abuja. Adamu […]

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10 (More) Reasons Why the U.S. Education System Is Failing

By Matthew Lynch We must grapple with digital equity, year-round schooling, gender parity in STEM, and more. A couple of years ago, I wrote a post for my Education Futures opinion blog on edweek.org, entitled “10 Reasons the U.S. Education System Is Failing.” I listed 10 problems and issues that prevent the U.S. education system from living up […]

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UK: Education cuts impossible to defend, says council leader

UK/January 23, 2018/ Source: http://www.bbc.com Cuts to local authorities’ education budgets are “impossible to defend”, the leader of Swansea council has said. In a letter to Education Secretary Kirsty Williams, Rob Stewart criticised cuts to a grant that was partly used to fund teaching children who do not speak English as a first language. The Labour […]

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