Daily Archives: March 3, 2014

Labour sets out school exam plans

The new Baccalaureate would give equal prestige to existing vocational and academic qualifications Labour would introduce a new school-leaver’s qualification – a National Baccalaureate – that gives vocational and academic courses equal value.

The qualification would be made up… http://pakedu.net/world-education/labour-sets-out-school-exam-plans/ Continue reading

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Annoying things parents say on secondary school admissions day

BBC News education and family reporter  Most families will receive their secondary school news by email from midnight on Monday 3 March Tutors have been hired and fired, houses bought and sold, religious services regularly attended. The anxiety is nearly over and parents in England are… http://pakedu.net/world-education/annoying-things-parents-say-on-secondary-school-admissions-day/ Continue reading

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UK’s space engineers want new cadets

The space sector has a huge impact on everyday life Apprentices are being invited to take one giant leap for mankind and sign up for elite space engineering training.

The first degree-level apprenticeship in the field is being launched by Skills Minister Matthew Hancock at the National Space… http://pakedu.net/world-education/uks-space-engineers-want-new-cadets/ Continue reading

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New York taxes rich to teach young

Catching snowflakes in Harlem: New York wants to catch up on the lack of pre-school places New York’s richest are going to have to pay for some of New York’s youngest, under new Mayor Bill de Blasio’s flagship plan for more pre-school places.

The proposed tax on those earning… http://pakedu.net/world-education/new-york-taxes-rich-to-teach-young-2/ Continue reading

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Parents ‘must be positive on maths’

Maths results in Wales are the worst of any core subject behind English, Welsh and science
Around three in 10 parents admit making negative comments about maths in front of their children, according to a poll commissioned by the Welsh government.

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The 70-year wait for primary school

BBC News education correspondent Aleem Maqbool reports from a school in Pakistan’s Sindh province where there are children but no teachers
It will be more than 70 years before all children have access to primary school, says a report from the United Nations Educational, Scientific and… http://pakedu.net/world-education/the-70-year-wait-for-primary-school/ Continue reading

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What is Labour’s plan for English schools?

Labour is still drawing up plans on how to take on Education Secretary Michael Gove’s plans over school policies in England.Experts offered advice to former TV historian Tristram Hunt on Labour’s education policy. Giles Dilnot spoke to former Education Secretary Baroness Morris,… http://pakedu.net/world-education/what-is-labours-plan-for-english-schools/ Continue reading

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