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Education protests challenge the market – which makes them a target

Three years on from the threefold increase in tuition fees in 2010, opposition to the government's marketisation of university education is regenerating, with protests and occupations across the UK. Both the demands of this emerging movement, and the policing measures it has faced, are a sign of …

5 Higher-Education Trends for 2014

Expect an increased emphasis on teacher effectiveness, technical education, and more.<p>A number of education trends made their mark in 2013, from massive open online courses to evaluating colleges based on their graduation rates. The underlying forces that drove change this year aren't likely to …

Our nominally comprehensive education system is still divided by class | Lynsey Hanley

Further balkanising education by bringing back grammar schools won't help working-class children<p>It is still assumed that every working-class child who passed the 11-plus during the grammar school era went on to become Melvyn Bragg. Apart from the girls, of course, all of whom became Joan Bakewell. …

15 of the Weirdest Educational Videos on YouTube

Producers of educational videos and public-service announcements have been trying to teach kids to look both ways and stay away from strangers for …

X-Men's Hugh Jackman Funds Global Education With New Laughing Man Coffee

Hugh Jackman’s Laughing Man coffee not only provides a stellar cup of good joe, but also supports struggling communities around the world. Founded in …

Obamas Talk Education and Inequality at Summit

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama outlined their efforts Thursday to increase access to higher education, using a White House …

Prison education cuts reoffending and more – further education reading list

Prisoners who take educational courses are less likely to reoffend<p>The Ministry of Justice looked at two sample groups of 3,000 prisoners as part of a wider study on how effective a range of initiatives are at cutting reoffending. In the sample group of prisoners who took educational courses, 19% …

First Lady Michelle Obama Hosts a Discussion on Education

Yesterday, to support the President’s “North Star” Goal -- that by 2020, Americans will once again have the highest proportion of college graduates in the world -- First Lady Michelle Obama hosted a discussion with education stakeholders about the challenges and best practices regarding education …