Housing developers should pay to build new schools, new Department for Education guidance says. It comes amid pressure on school places with the secondary school population set to swell to 3.3 million within a decade, according to official projections. Developers already contribute to the cost of new infrastructure in the local area, but ministers are concerned that council requirements are sometimes vague and they vary around the country. The new guidance is designed to embolden councils to insist that new developers foot the bill for new school places their developments create, as a condition for granting planning permission. Developers must also pay for the construction of new schools or new classrooms at existing schools, and finding the sites to build them on, it says. A report published by Scape Group, a public sector procurement company, found that by 2020/21, an additional 12,835 additional school classrooms will need to be built in England to accommodate … [Read more...] about Housing developers should pay to build new schools, new Department for Education guidance says
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News / UK by Press Association 02/04/2019, 7:18 am Updated: 02/04/2019, 7:20 am Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter A register of all children not attending school is being put forward by the Education Secretary. The proposals, to be set out by Damian Hinds on Tuesday, will aim to provide a clear picture of where children are if they are not in state-funded or registered independent schools. The Department for Education said an estimated 60,000 children are thought to be educated at home, with the number rising annually. Officials hope the measures will help local authorities identify when a child’s education is not good enough, solely religious, or absent, or if a child is attending an unregistered school. Mr Hinds said: “The term ‘home education’ has now acquired a much broader meaning than it used to. It is now a catch-all phrase, used to refer to all children not in a registered school. “So whilst this does include … [Read more...] about Proposed register for children not in school – Education Secretary
Erin Richards and Chrissie Thompson USA TODAY Published 10:29 AM EDT Mar 27, 2019 The first charter school in Nevada — I Can Do Anything High School — is set to close this spring. Ohio's largest charter, with 12,000 online students, shut down last winter after a crackdown on its suspicious attendance figures. To help pay state fines, the school auctioned off everything from ballpoint pens to a singing Big Mouth Billy Bass wall plaque. In New Jersey, the charter system is making real estate investors rich. They use federal money to build school buildings, then rent them to charter schools for a hefty profit. But the IRS has stepped in, reviewing the scheme. More from New Jersey: New Jersey kept funneling tax money to troubled charter school Federal program used to pay for privately owned charter school buildings How investors and developers cash in on charter school growth 'Clearly it has gotten out of hand': How NJ can fix broken financing Across the U.S., … [Read more...] about Betsy DeVos, Charter schools, choice, Education Department: What now?
US Education Department investigating college bribery scheme BelfastTelegraph.co.uk The US Education Department has launched an investigation into eight schools embroiled in a college admissions cheating scheme. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/world-news/us-education-department-investigating-college-bribery-scheme-37954323.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/world-news/article37954321.ece/7827b/AUTOCROP/h342/bpanews_0748f3bd-d826-4f79-8158-30e990cdeba0_1 Email The US Education Department has launched an investigation into eight schools embroiled in a college admissions cheating scheme. A letter sent to the schools on Monday says the department is investigating whether they violated federal rules surrounding the management of federal student aid. The notice was sent to the University of Southern California, Yale, Georgetown, Stanford and other universities tied to a federal bribery case. More than 30 people were charged in a scheme in which wealthy parents … [Read more...] about US Education Department investigating college bribery scheme
A proposal to teach all secondary school pupils life-saving cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is to be debated next week. SNP councillors are bidding to have the first aid skill added to the curriculum of every high school in North Lanarkshire within a year. They have tabled a motion for tomorrow’s (Thursday) full council meeting, asking for agreement that all pupils S1 to S4 are trained in CPR by 2020. Councillor Mark Kerr, who is leading the proposal, said: “This type of life-saving skill is critical to surviving a cardiac arrest. Every minute without CPR reduces the survival rate by 10 per cent. “If we roll out this training we are safeguarding our future. “Imagine a whole generation trained, willing and confident enough to step forward and help save a life. “Simply put, we are creating a nation of life-savers.” CPR is a life-saving medical procedure which is given to someone who is in cardiac arrest, helping to pump blood around the … [Read more...] about Lessons in lifesaving planned for every high school in Wishaw and Motherwell