How Donald Trump’s presidency could affect international students in the US

International students and professors at US universities were among those caught in the wake of President Trump's revised executive order to ban anyone from six predominantly islamic countries from entering the US. There are currently over a million international students at US universities, and there is concern among them that this ban, along with Trump’s general anti-immigration rhetoric, could have severe ramifications for them. It’s worried colleges too, the Association of American Universities warned that the order could cause irreparable...

“Low priority” sixth form funding now at “1990” levels

Not great news for 16-18-year-olds hoping to get some decent A-levels, as the government has decided that ensuring this age group gets good grades had taken a back seat, according to the Institute for Fiscal Studies. Money has recently been clawed back from schools, after the government ditched its plan to make every school an academy and decided that the funding should be returned to central government rather than used in other areas of the educational system. Now the think-tank...

£9 billion to be spent on new free schools as old ones left to rot

Billions of pounds are to be spent on new free schools while the old ones are left to rot. The shocking figures have been revealed as the education sector suffers a funding crisis, with plans to spend £9 billion on new free schools while current state schools are falling apart described as "utter madness"  by union GMB. A National Audit Office (NAO) report today says 6.7 billionn is needed to bring existing school buildings in England and Wales to a...

“New grammar schools show Tories have completely wrong priorities to education,” claims Union

Since Theresa May vowed to push for a new raft of grammar schools many have questioned the fairness of the system, and whether is will simply exacerbate the gap between the haves and the have-nots. The PMs first flagship educational establishment is due to open in 2019 in Croydon, allowing the school to chose the thousand pupils who will attend the school and will also be able to access direct government funding, to support it. The Greens, Lib Dems and...

First-born children more likely to do better at school

First-born children are more likely to do better at school because parents pay them more attention, according to new research. The extra focus gives them an "edge" over younger brothers and sisters and higher IQs - as early as the age of one. Researchers found the eldest child outperformed siblings in thinking skills after receiving more "mental stimulation". Advantages started from just after birth to three years old. The differences were highlighted in language, reading, maths and comprehension abilities. As subsequent...

Government is splashing education cash on affluent pupils

The government is splashing stretched education cash on affluent pupils as the gap between rich and poor grows, union GMB has claimed. Theresa May’s first flagship grammar school, set to open in Croydon in 2019, highlights the yawning chasm between the haves and the have-nots, it says, with the school allowed to cherry pick 1,000 pupils and get direct Government funding. GMB, the union for school support staff, says the decision to give cash to a selective school in the midst of...

At six-years-old Girls don’t think they can be as ‘brilliant’ as boys

When girls reach the tender age of six-years-old they begin to doubt their own intelligence and start to believe that boys are actually smarter. It is thought that this change in thought process damages girls’ ability to reach top jobs in the future and limits their aspirations. This leaves these senior posts open to men at the expense of women. Research found that females get an inferiority complex at such a young age and they don’t fee they can be...

As schools are in crisis the Treasury claws back £384m funding

Money that was pledged by the Government to convert failing schools into academies has been clawed back by central government. The money was going to be used to force every school to become an academy, but a backlash, including a rebellion by backbench Tory MPs, led to the Government ditching the policy. In total £384m will return to the Treasury, in a move that has exasperated teaching staff who hoped the funding could still be used to improve the educational...

Scottish colleges struggling to meet gender balance targets

A quarter of courses are struggling to meet tough new targets on gender balance in Scottish colleges. In total, five out of 18 subjects have failed to meet the goal of ensuring that at least 25 per cent of students on the course are male or female. The figures show just how difficult it will be for the colleges to fall in line with the Government's targets by 2030. Subjects such as nautical studies and construction are dominated by male...

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