The Academic Sciences Blog
Fifteen new “studio schools” are to be set up in England for pupils aged 14 and over, combining academic studies and work-based training.
They are backed by employers including Hilton Hotels, Michelin tyres, Ikea and Aston Villa Football Club.
Pupils do weekly work experience and follow “nine-to-five” hours with the aim of getting them ready …Read more →
Overseas students in the UK are complaining they are trapped in a legal limbo by visa delays which mean they do not have the right either to stay or go back home.
Students claim they have waited for up to five months without their passports.
Hundreds have signed a protest petition claiming their “basic rights” …Read more →
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A Derby primary school has accused the city council of getting in the way of its plan to become an academy.Moorhead Primary School says its scheduled switch on 1 September is under threat because of the authoritys refusal to sign a key document.The contract asks Derby City Council to accept liability for any staff legal …Read more →
By the end of this decade, four out of every 10 of the world’s young graduates are going to come from just two countries – China and India.
The projection from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) shows a far-reaching shift in the balance of graduate numbers, with the rising Asian economies accelerating …Read more →
Labour has defended the rise in the number of university places that happened while it was in power.
Shadow higher education minister Shabana Mahmood said more graduates would help Britain compete with emerging economies.
Her remarks came in a lecture to the University Alliance group of business-focused universities.
Libby Hackett, of University Alliance, said the …Read more →
For years, the media has conveyed a constant lamentation over the paucity of U.S.-produced STEM college graduates — but the truth is that many colleges are having problems satisfying the high student demand for technology courses. Popularity of one of STEM pillars — Computer Science — has been growing on college campuses over the past …Read more →
Edinburgh University is to be the first UK institution to join an influential US-based online university project.Edinburgh is part of a major expansion in the Coursera project – which is going to see 12 more universities providing online courses.The online platform was set up this year with content from US institutions including Stanford and Princeton.…Read more →
Recent times have seen an increase in the number of students with learning difficulties, many showing difficulties within mathematics education. Some data suggests that the figures have risen as much as three times since the 1970’s.
Reid Lyon (2001) states that children from less …Read more →
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