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News from UK

MPs to be age checked.
(Although it’s unclear if that is their physical or mental age.)
PRIME MINISTER David Cameron is looking to ensure that adult websites, the sort that MPs like, will abide by age verification standards and make sure that fumbling punters are of adult age. 363 more words

Current Affairs

Snake Escapes at School!

Aaaarghhh! Today’s Gifted and Talented Summer University at Clacton Coastal Academy played host to some students with a difference! It’s not every day that a snake comes to school… Or a duck… chicken, gecko or rabbit!   160 more words

Cali schools just suck; ranked 9th worst in the nation

According to WalletHub’s analysis, California has the 9th worst school system in the nation, thanks in part to low reading and math test results, a high dropout rate and an abysmal score (worst in the nation) for the high number of pupils per teachers in our classrooms. 100 more words

Sacramento Update

NY EDUCATION POLICY IS FOR SALE TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER: A Tale of How Money Talks.

Although the NYT article leads with this headline, “Bloomberg Is NO Longer Mayor, but His School Agenda Thrives in Albany”, Kate Taylor of the NYT has really highlighted how 2 major reformer lobby groups have bought Governor Cuomo and enough of the State Legislature to ensure their brand of privatization of schools wins the political battles in Albany. 966 more words

Mixed results in study of disadvantaged pupils in academy chains | BBC News

Many academy chains in England are struggling to improve the results of disadvantaged pupils, a report says. The Sutton Trust study of 34 organisations which sponsor multiple academies says poor pupils in 22 of them performed significantly below the mainstream schools average in 2014.

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Education

#TBT Conversations in Education - Mark Naison (@McFiredogg)

Every Thursday The PRESS Project will share a link to stories that have summarized the challenges and promises faced by parents choosing schools for their child/children. 80 more words