A selection of education news stories with links to more detailed articles online
4 Oct 2022
Protecting our children online - are we making progress?
Ten years ago the Internet Watch Foundation was given the power to remove images of children being abused and to track down the sources. How have things changed since then?
26 Sept 2022
Could UK schools adopt a 4 day week?
American schools are trialling 4 days weeks with longer teaching days
15 Sept 2022
Should teachers and pupils wear the same uniform at school?
Parents argue that pupils and staff dressing alike creates a sense of identity and community
5 Sept 2022
Report concludes failure is baked into the UK education system
Despite decades of policy attention, there has been virtually no change in the ‘disadvantage gap’ in attainment over the past 20 years. Report claims that England stands out internationally for nearly non-existent improvements in skills when making comparisons across generations.
15 Aug 2022
How much does a degree cost?
A 3 year degree in England now costs is £49,441 before adding in course materials, food, entertainment and transport
10 Aug 2022
Trigger warnings on over 1000 university texts
UK universities are issuing warnings where books might be upsetting for students.
9 Aug 2022
Shortage of UK teachers predicted as the new term approaches
Applications for education roles dropped by 32% in thge last 3 months
5 Aug 2022
Government aims to reduce the financial burden on students
Student loan interest rates in England and Wales will be reduced to 6.3%
3 Aug 2022
Tackling digital poverty is needed now if skills gap is to close
There will be five million digitally under-skilled workers in the UK by 2030
1 Aug 2022
Charity report that record numbers can't afford school uniforms
In Scotland demand for free uniforms and equipment provided by the 'Back to School Bank' charity has almost tripled.