Education News:

John Swinney defends education reforms
…Scotland's education secretary has insisted that he will press on with reforms… fear they will have less control over education and that the changes could actually… attended by teachers, heads and others in education. He said that empowering schools…


Education Authority chief says school transport delays unacceptable
…The chief executive of the Education Authority (EA) has said that recent school… with special educational needs had severe delays getting to school. Some parents reported… not possible for us to deliver education in the way that we have done in the last few years…


Worm beginning to turn in devolved education says expert
…Bethan Lewis on the ups and downs of education in Wales, 20 years after… been used all too often to describe education in Wales in recent years. And though… been an unmitigated success for education in Wales," Gareth Evans, from…


Schools break law on religious education, research suggests
education, despite the law saying they must, suggests research given to BBC local radio…, gathered by the Department for Education in 2015 but not published until now, showed… they find on social media". Fellow pupil Luke added: "Once you're educated about…


Northern Ireland education faces £100m 'cost pressures'
Education faces "cost pressures" of more than £100m in 2017/18, according… to the top civil servant at Stormont's Department of Education (DE). The permanent… pressures in such areas as teaching and non-teaching staff pay, special education needs…


NI universities maintain Times Higher Education rankings
Education (THE) world university rankings for 2017/18. It remains in the 201-250 band… third. The full list of results are available on the Times Higher Education website.…


U-turn over Sandown secondary education plans
…Plans to scrap secondary education at Sandown on the Isle of Wight have been… by the council saw 98% of parents back plans to continue secondary education in Sandown… for Education (DfE) and council plans "by ensuring the best possible provision at Sandown…


Cows to planes: Indian ministers who rewrote scientific history
…India's junior education minister, Satyapal Singh, raised a few eyebrows… The education minister for the western state of Rajasthan said in January…


Free school and Conservative education policies under Michael Gove
…The Conservatives embarked on a reform of education policy in England, bringing…


Children of Karachi: From the streets to education
…A local businesswoman started a school just opposite a shrine where many "street children" that are vulnerable live and work. Children are provided with free lunch and school clothes and even some money to make up for what they could have…