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Learning hours consultation – my concerns – The Additional Support Needs Blog

Response to Consultation on Prescribing the minimum annual number of learning hours The Scottish Government are seeking views on the prescribed minimum learning hours for primary and secondary pupils in local authority schools in Scotland. Sadly, for many pupils the number of hours prescribed will be largely irrelevant as the statutory exemptions provided will allow […]

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UNESCO issues urgent call for appropriate use of technology in education

Learning inequities between students widen when instruction is exclusively remote and online content is not always context appropriate. A study of open educational resource collections found that nearly 90% of higher education online repositories were created either in Europe or in North America; 92% of the material in the Open Educational Resources Commons global library

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School uniform consultation – The Additional Support Needs Blog

Recently, the Scottish Government issued a consultation on national school uniform guidance that they are planning to issue. The main stated aims of the new guidance will be to reduce costs for families, and to comply with equal obligations. The guidance is to apply to all schools in Scotland, whether local authority schools, independent schools,

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INTERVIEW: Supporting comprehensive sexuality education in Thailand

Unintended teenage pregnancies are significant among the poorer parts of the north of the country, where accessibility to services and information is harder to reach than elsewhere, and there is anecdotal evidence in some schools showing an increase during the COVID-19 pandemic. Palang Jo, or Youth’s Power, is an NGO based in Phrae in northern

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Record 13m students sit China’s ‘gaokao’ college entrance exams | Education News

The exams are known for being difficult and many students take additional tuition to help them through. A record number of Chinese students have begun sitting the country’s notoriously difficult college entrance examinations known as “gaokao”, the first since the authorities suddenly lifted zero-COVID rules that forced classes online for months on end. China’s education

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Sask. school division says province ‘skews the numbers’ on education funding

Education funding has been a highly debated topic in Saskatchewan, and one school division took the time to fact-check the province’s claims, addressing their repeated message of “record funding.” Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools (GSCS) sent a message to parents and caregivers saying they’ve been reviewing the provincial funding since it was announced in March. 1:50

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Higgs’s remarks on LGBTQ policy called ‘deplorable’ by education council members

Members of the Anglophone East district education council have waded into a debate over New Brunswick’s policy on LGBTQ students in schools, with one member calling Premier Blaine Higgs’s comments on the issue “deplorable.” “I know it’s recent news, it just came out, but the premier’s comments regarding Policy 713 tonight are absolutely deplorable,” Dominic

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