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UK Space Agency announces £900,000 educational funding

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The UK Space Agency is awarding £325,000 to the UK Association for Science and Discovery Centres (ASDC) to bring the latest space science to children and families across the UK.…

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New drive aims to recruit professionals and PhD graduates into teaching

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A series of programmes aimed at recruiting experienced business leaders and talented PhD graduates into the classroom – including one which has seen a former Nasa scientist retrain as a…

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UK schools to connect with international classrooms

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The Department for Education has unveiled a new initiative to connect UK schools with classrooms around the world, co-funded by the British Council. The Connecting Classrooms through Global Learning programme is…

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£9,000 a year for university ‘not good value for money’, say students

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Few students attending English and Welsh universities feel that £9,000 a year is good value for money when it comes to their degrees. A newly published YouGov Omnibus survey has…

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Education spending ‘down £400m’ in Scotland

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Research commissioned by Labour and conducted by the Scottish Parliament Information Centre has highlighted cuts of more than £400 million in education funding since 2010. Specifically, it says local authority education…

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Multimillion investment in early years education and boost social mobility

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An investment to better support early years education and child development spearheads a range of initiatives announced to halve the number of children finishing reception year without the early communication…

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Fifth of grammar schools to use £50m fund for expansion

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One in five of England’s grammar schools – thirty-five selective schools in total – are preparing bids for the government’s £50 million Selective School Expansion Fund, according to research from lobby…

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G7 summit leaders commit $3bn to girls’ education

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Canada has used the G7 Summit to confirm it will lead efforts to provide $2.9bn to help educate the world’s poorest girls and women in partnership with other members. Contributors…

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UK school funding crisis set to worsen – ASCL

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The impact of the school funding crisis on the level of individual support that schools are able to offer students is set to worsen over the next 12 months, according…

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Learndirect funding pulled by government

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Adult training company Learndirect has been told by the Department for Education (DfE) that that it will withdraw all funding from the organisation, after accusations of mismanagement and a ‘catastrophic’ decline…

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