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Education News Round-Up November 17th

Oxford University to launch first online ‘Mooc’ course Oxford University has announced its first “massive open online course” – or so-called Mooc – in a partnership with a US online university network. Read more Want your students to love learning? Get them to the library Local libraries are under threat from funding cuts, but the […]

Education News Round-Up November 10th

Apprenticeships ‘must address distinct needs of teens’ Too many apprenticeships in England do not help teenagers start a career or progress to higher vocational education, research suggests. Read more Scottish primary school stops setting homework A school in the Highlands has stopped setting homework for its 175 pupils. Read more University of Reading makes flexible […]

Education News Round-Up November 3rd

School-leavers ‘lack essential workplace skills’ You’re 18 and leaving education, the world of work is at your feet. Read more Why do Finnish pupils succeed with less homework? How do Finnish youngsters spend less time in school, get less homework and still come out with some of the best results in the world? Read more […]

Education News Round-Up October 27th

New teachers: 30% of 2010 intake quit within five years Teachers are spending too much time over-marking pupils’ homework, Schools Standards Minister Nick Gibb has said. Read more A-levels choice ‘reduced by funding squeeze’ Funding pressures mean pupils at sixth-form colleges in England must choose from an increasingly narrow range of A-level subjects, a study […]

Education News Round-Up October 20th

The A-levels that didn’t make the grade As schools and colleges in England prepare to bid farewell to the art history A-level, it begs the question: what other subjects have been consigned to academic history over the years? Read more Plans to make pupils resit Sats axed Plans to make all children who fail tests […]