Saturday, May 30, 2020
Sutton Grammar School in Surrey, Greater London. Photo by: A P Monblat.
London (ViaNews) - Theresa May’s Conservative Government have re-ignited their stated wish to increase the number of grammar school places available to pupils in England and Wales. A significant aim in their last manifesto, moves were put on the back burner as Brexit matters held sway in ministers’ minds. Now a pledge of £50 million to fund additional places in...
Empty Education. Caracas Central University. Photo by: Waraira repano & Guaicai puro.
MARACAIBO, Venezuela (ViaNews) - The sufferings of Venezuelan economy are hardly unknown these days. Inflation over 10,000 %, massive scarcity of basic products, an insignificant salary, rising dollar black market, cash almost inexistent, and so on. These issues are not isolated in the void. They bring deep social hardships. The critical impoverishment of many Venezuelans who struggle to eat on a...
U.S. Cornell University. Arts Quad at Cornell University, with McGraw Tower in background. Photo by: Eustress.
NEW YORK (ViaNews) - For most high school students, making plans to embark on a journey to post-secondary education is a no-brainer. Among the many issues that students have to consider, determining how to pay for higher education is at the top of the list. Over the last few years, student loan statistics show that borrower rates have risen drastically...
Sutton Grammar School. Lower school pupils. Photo by: Grempletonian.
London, UK (ViaNews) - Highly selective schools are failing to take responsibility when pupils fail to meet their potential by excluding them from A level courses. Some of Britain’s Grammar Schools are coming under fire for removing pupils from exam studies when their progress indicates that they may not attain grades considered appropriate for a selective school. However, parents and education...
Uruguay: Self-sustainable school.
Montevideo, Uruguay (VIAnews) – What if someone had already figured out a way of building completely self-sufficient houses? Apparently, someone already did. Michael Reynolds is a 72-year-old architect who grew up in Kentucky, USA. He has written several books on sustainable housing, founded the world-class Sustainable Buildings company "Earthship Biotecture", and is the drafter of New Mexico Sustainable Testing Sites. According...
Theresa May
London, UK (VIAnews) - Theresa May has announced a freeze on tuition fees for students in England. She has also stated that the threshold at which students will need to start paying back loans once they begin work will rise from the current figure of £21000 to £25000. However, whilst this may help graduates who go on to earn...
Boys British School, Saffron Walden Independent Schools Association, Boys’ British School, East Street, Saffron Walden, Essex. Photo by: Janine forbes.
London, UK (VIAnews) - OFSTED chief Amanda Spielman feels that schools are paying lip service to the teaching of British values, rather than making sufficient commitment to inculcate these beliefs into young people. British ‘values’ of religious tolerance, democracy, individuality and the rule of law have to be explicitly taught in the school curriculum. Speaking at the Birmingham School Partnership conference,...
Nick and Sally Rowe in an interview for "Cristian Concern".
An Isle of Wight couple are taking their son’s school to court over a decision to allow another pupil to attend classes dressed as either a boy or a girl. Nick and Sally Rowe, who are strong Christians, feel that the actions of the other pupil, who is six, are causing confusion to their own child. They say that their concerns...

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