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Ideas and Actions for Educational Excellence – An International Conference (21–23 September 2018, Nanjing, China)

Ideas and Actions for Educational Excellence – An International Conference (21–23 September 2018, Nanjing, China) As globalisation accelerates, educational...

Academic News| States Should Boost Public Higher Ed Spending

Have America's public universities lost sight of their original mission of increasing social mobility? A growing body of research suggests that sharp cuts in...

Academic News| Is Summer Breaking America's Schools?

IF THE AMERICAN DREAM depends on its education system, summer break could be holding its students back. "Summer is the most unequal time in America," says...

Academic News| Study: Boys’ Interest in STEM Careers Declining

TWENTY-FOUR PERCENT OF boys want a STEM career, down from 36 percent last year, indicating a more general trend of declining interest in STEM, according to a...

Academic News| Are Schools Measuring the Progress of English-Language Learners All Wrong?

NEW RESEARCH SUGGESTS that U.S. schools are making progress in meeting the academic needs of multilingual students but that the educational system is obscuring...

Academic News|Business leaders urged to help run schools

Schools need help from leading businesses to offset skills shortages on their governing bodies, according to Education Secretary Damian Hinds. In a speech...

Academic News|G7 summit: $3bn pledge for girls' education

Canada says it plans to provide $2.9bn (£2.2bn; €2.5bn) with the help of its G7 partners to fund education for the world's poorest girls and women. The money...

Academic News|Hotter years 'mean lower exam results'

In years with hotter weather pupils are likely to perform less well in exams, says a major study from researchers at Harvard and other US universities. There...

Academic News|Does the UN mean anything to the young?

The United Nations wants to gain a much better idea of what young people are thinking - and to stop feeling "paternalistic" and out of touch. Senior UN...

Academic News|'There were a lot of strangers around - I didn't feel safe'

"I lived in a B&B with my mum for over two months, I was the same age I am now, 12," says Ellen. "It was always cold. I don't think there was heating...