Teachers spend less than half their working week in the classroom

(The Guardian- 25 June 2014)
Survey shows time secondary teachers in England – who are younger than peers abroad – spend on admin and preparation.
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Global summit seeks $3.5bn education pledges

(BBC News- 26 June 2014)
An international gathering of political leaders, aid organisations and United Nations representatives aims to raise $3.5bn (£2.1bn) to support education in developing countries.

 
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Upper Grand submits balanced budget to Ministry of Education

(Guelph Mercury- 25 June 2014)
GUELPH — A provincial election smack in the middle of budget deliberations made it difficult for the Upper Grand District School Board to prepare it's budget for the next school year.

 
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Education key to understanding brain injuries

(Prince Albert Daily Herald- 23 June 2014)
After experiencing a brain injury herself, Emilia Becker decided to share her story with others to raise awareness.

 
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Teachers, unions, students build trinational movement against neoliberal education

(Global Research- 24 June 2014)
Resistance to the global corporate education reform movement gained momentum last month as nearly 200 educators, students, and community allies from Mexico, Canada, and the US gathered in Chicago for the 11th Trinational Conference in Defense of Public Education.


 
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Shootings ‘a wake-up call’, says Berkeley chancellor

(Times Higher Education- 26 June 2014) 
Universities in the US need to do more to prevent fatal shootings involving students, the chancellor of the University of California, Berkeley has said.
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Stars join government's $231 million girls' education plan in wake of Nigerian kidnapping

(Huffington Post- 20 June 2014)
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dozens of actors and athletes are joining a U.S. government effort to support girls' education worldwide.


 
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La Trobe to rationalise economics

(The Australian- 27 June 2014)
LA Trobe University is planning cut about 69 academic positions at its business, economic and law faculty with economics, accounting, management and marketing the worst hit.

 
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Shift in law on disability and students shows lapses

(The New York Times- 24 June 2014)
Fewer than a third of states and territories now comply with federal disability law under a change announced Tuesday in the way the Department of Education evaluates how well public schools educate students with disabilities.

 
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College fraternities: belching a dirge?

(The Economist- 24 June 2014)
“WAS it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbour? Hell no!”, thundered John "Bluto" Blutarsky in the 1978 film "Animal House", one of the highest-grossing comedies of all time.


 
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