Thousands of children 'missing out on education'

(BBC News- 11 June 2014)
Thousands of children in England are missing out on an education, the National Children's Bureau says. The charity's research suggests many lose out as they have no school place or are unknown to the authorities.
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Trojan Horse row: teachers suspended for refusing to impose strict Islamic model

(The Independent- 11 June 2014)
Teachers at a school in Bradford were suspended after a battle with governors who wanted to model the college on the academy at the centre of the “Trojan Horse” plot in Birmingham, The Independent can reveal.

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Kenya: In Kenya, schools lead renewable energy surge in remote areas

(All Africa- 9 June 2014)
Samburu — The tolling of the evening bell signals the end of the day's classes at Donyo Wasin primary school. For a few adept pupils like Sotik Leleno, however, it ushers in the time for their private studies under the glow of solar powered lighting.
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A startling waste of precious classroom time

(The Washington Post- 8 June 2014)
Lucia and Ignacia Barajas are sisters who attend Compton High School in southern Los Angeles County. They want an education, but their school seems unable to give them enough time to get one.
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We are the world

(The Star- 11 June 2014)
Benjamin Kipkorir, a retired professor and former Kenyan ambassador to the US, says that when he was making up his mind 40 years ago to embark on a PhD, it never occurred to him to consider any institution other than Cambridge University. 
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California 10-year-old boy receives high school diploma

(Reuters- 11 June 2014) 
A 10-year-old home-schooled California boy with presidential ambitions, who at age 4 became one of the youngest Americans admitted to the high-IQ society Mensa, has received his high school diploma, his mother said on Wednesday.
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Chalk Talk: Free school statistics that may not quite add up

(The Independent- 12 June 2014)
An intriguing insight into the Government's flagship free schools policy was given last weekend at the Northern Rocks education conference in Leeds.
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Final-year students 'apply for jobs earlier'

(BBC News- 12 June 2014)
A growing number of students are applying for jobs nearly a year before their graduation, a study finds.
This academic year, 43% of finalists made job applications by the end of October, compared with 31% five years ago, the High Fliers research finds.
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Delay urged on actions tied to tests by schools

(The New York Times- 10 June 2014)
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, one of the country’s largest donors to educational causes and a strong backer of the academic guidelines known as the Common Core, has called for a two-year moratorium on states or school districts making any high-stakes decisions based on tests aligned with the new standards.
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Global aid to education seriously declining: UNESCO

 (UNBconnect- 13 June 2014)
Aid to education is seriously declining and it fell by just over 6 percent between 2010 and 2011 with a further 3 percent in 2012.

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