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Australia overtaking UK for overseas students Australia overtaking UK for overseas students
Australia is overtaking the UK as the world's second biggest destination for international students, says research from University College London. Researchers at UCL's Centre for Global Higher Education say the UK is being pushed into third place behind the United States and Australia. Australia has been rapidly expanding its international student numbers. The British Council says it show...
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School spending on pupils cut by 8%, says IFS School spending on pupils cut by 8%, says IFS
The amount of per pupil spending in England's schools has fallen by 8% since 2010, says an analysis by the Institute for Fiscal Studies. The study says rising pupil numbers - and cuts to local authorities and sixth form funding - have seen a real-term reduction in school spending. Heads say it disproves government "rhetoric" about record funding levels. The Department for Education says f...
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Michigan Schools Help Teachers Avoid Solely Paying for Materials Michigan Schools Help Teachers Avoid Solely Paying for Materials
ROYAL OAK, Mich. (AP) — With just a few days of school left, teacher Shannon Smith knew she had to up her game to keep her room of third-grade students engaged in learning until the last day. So Smith pulled out new educational materials she purchased from an online marketplace where teachers buy and sell teacher-created, teacher-tested educational materials. Within minutes, her students at ...
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New York School District Weighs Banning Homework New York School District Weighs Banning Homework
At the behest of two fifth-grade students, a New York school district is considering doing away with homework assignments. Christopher DeLeon and Niko Keelie at Farley Elementary School in Stony Point, New York started a petition to end homework at their school. The petition gained traction in their district, but, according to WNBC-TV, their idea is part of a larger trend across the country. ...
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Despite Higher Academic Standards, Student Performance is Lacking Despite Higher Academic Standards, Student Performance is Lacking
States are raising the stakes when it comes to what is expected of students, but academic performances aren't reflecting the increased expectations. According to a report in the journal Education Next, researchers found no correlation between a rise in state standards and a rise in student achievement – despite this being the main objective of raising the bar of test proficiency. "We find n...
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Top Stories: Education Board Approves 'Ethnic Studies' Mexican-American Course. Top Stories: Education Board Approves 'Ethnic Studies' Mexican-American Course.
The State Board of Education gave preliminary approval on Wednesday to creating statewide academic standards for a Mexican-American studies high school course. But only after changing the name to "ethnic studies," which conservatives argued is less divisive. While Dallas and other finalists wait to find out which city Amazon will select for its second headquarters, universities across North Tex...
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Today's Top Higher Education News. Today's Top Higher Education News.
Inside Higher Ed reports that the Department of Justice appears to be investigating early decision admissions practices at some institutions . . . Harold O. Levy and Peg Tyre write in an op-ed in The New York Times about leveling the college playing field . . . The Hechinger Report looks in a pair of stories at lowering the barriers to transfer and how technology is helping nontraditional students...
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Native Alaskans in STEM Program Work to Make Lives Better. Native Alaskans in STEM Program Work to Make Lives Better.
With its grand, rural expanse and rugged terrain, Alaska has challenges made for experts in science, technology, engineering and math. Remote areas lack basic clean water facilities, with dozens of communities still reliant on the "honey bucket" for waste, forcing residents to gather at "washeterias" to do laundry or bathe. The state is hard hit by climate change, with melting glaciers and rising ...
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Education News: Improving High School Mathematics Education Courses, Top Stories. Education News: Improving High School Mathematics Education Courses, Top Stories.
The university can help schools in many different ways. These classes should go deep into the conceptual understanding of high school mathematics topics. It should be emphasized to solve real life mathematics education courses. Apart from this, classes should teach how can be reflected in our real world. The teacher should learn how to use to make a mathematical work. A good policy is that the ...
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One standardised test doesn’t fit all: ACER CEO. One standardised test doesn’t fit all: ACER CEO.
Ever wonder why our children’s NAPLAN scores are stagnating, and in some cases, declining? Geoff Masters did, and now has an explanatory hypothesis. The chief executive of the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) thinks the tests themselves could be the culprit. source:https://www.educationreview.com.au/2018/03/one-standardised-test-doesnt-fit-all-...
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