Theresa May has been warned she will face stiff opposition to plans for new grammar schools from some senior Tory MPs as well as Labour and the Liberal Democrats.
The prime minister was facing a backlash after the Sunday Telegraph reported that she will announce a return to more selective schools in England as early as the Conservatives’ autumn conference.
When students receive their A-level results and a confirmed university place next month they will be finding out the path their lives will take for at least the next three years. But what if, at the end of their first year – and again at the end of their second – the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (Ucas) gets in touch again with a friendly email. “Happy with your choice of course and university?” it could ask. “Why not look around for something that suits you better?”
Secondary schools struggling to recruit sufficient staff spent an estimated £56m on advertising for vacant posts last year as a result of a growing crisis in teacher recruitment and retention, according to Labour.
The leaders of academy schools are spending taxpayers’ money on luxury hotels, top-end restaurants, first-class travel, private health care and executive cars, a joint investigation by Channel 4’s Dispatches and the Observer can reveal.
When Michael Urtiaga goes on job interviews, he regularly gets asked the question, “How were you able to balance an MBA education at Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business with your previous full-time job near Cincinnati?”
Science, technology, engineering and math jobs have increased 20 percent in the U.S. since 2000, according to a 2015 U.S. News analysis of STEM activity in the nation.
Some of the most formative and important learning experiences I had as a college student occurred outside of the classroom. Quick and casual conversations with professors in the hallways, library and dining halls; on Main Street; and during office hours guided my career planning, aspirations, goal setting, professional development, resume-building endeavors and eventual success.
Looming teacher shortages represent a bigger problem than turning every school in England into an academy, according to the head of one of the country’s largest and most successful academy chains.
Schools that push pupils into taking “GCSEs in karaoke” and courses in word processing in an attempt to boost their league table positions are to face renewed scrutiny from the Department for Education and Ofsted inspectors.