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Kenyan teachers ask for more consultation time on new curriculum

Education officials in Kenya were planning to run a pilot scheme of the country’s new curriculum in May 2017 with a view to implementing it fully in January 2018. However, due to the syllabuses and materials not having yet been

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Bett 2017 is underway and buzzing with technology!

Now in its 32nd year, the Bett show is taking place this week between 25th and 28th January at London’s ExCeL. Visitors from far and wide have descended on the show hall to see the vast range of technological innovations

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Kenyan schools closed after terror attacks reopen

Three schools in Kenya that have been closed for the past three years due to Al-Shabaab terror attacks have reopened. The Basuba, Milimani, Mangai, Mararani and Kiangwe primary schools closed in June 2014 and the teachers fled from the area,

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First school exam pass rate rise in South Africa since 2013

The South African Education Minster has announced an increase in the national school pass rate – the first rise for three years. Making the announcement on 11th January, Angie Motshekga also said that the number of students taking the examinations

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Divisive education reforms are now law in Poland

Controversial reforms to Poland’s education system have been signed into law by the President. On 9th January, President Andrzej Duda signed the national education reform bill despite the content having caused mass demonstrations in November 2016 in Warsaw where thousands

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Rural schools in England could be in line for more funding

Rural schools in England are to be thrown a lifeline in terms of funding due to new Government proposals. The current funding system is said to be heavily weighted towards solving the challenges of schools in London – while rural

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Inequalities affect achievement levels in Scotland, reveal new figures

There is a stark contrast between student outcomes in schools in wealthy and poor areas of Scotland, shows a new report. The SNP government, which has now been in power for almost a decade, has not so far been able

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Conflict is depriving Yemen’s young people of an education

The ongoing conflict in Yemen is seriously affecting the country’s young people, depriving them of an education. Since militants seized the capital, Sana’a, in September 2014, the conflict has seen the destruction of over 3,000 schools – with the result

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Greece struggling to provide quality education, finds a new study

Students in Greece are performing under the EU average due to the poor provision of education in the country, reveals a new report. The European Commission’s “Education and Training Monitor 2016” report found that the Greek government invested 4.4% of

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Looming teacher shortage in Norway, predicts OECD report

The new Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) report analysing education across its 34 member nations has revealed that Norway is in the top three countries that invest significantly in their education systems. In the recently released ‘Education at

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