Education News:

Home education: Court rules against German Christian family
… of Human Rights (ECHR) has ruled. Home education is banned in Germany… but the Wunderlich family, from Darmstadt, who are Christian, wished to educate their children… Chamber of the ECHR. More on home education: The German families moving to the US…


Outdoor education cuts short-sighted says council leader
…-sighted" over the demise of an outdoor education service. A centre at Talybont, Powys…, will close after Newport and Torfaen scrapped funding for the Gwent Outdoor Education… in partnership since 1996 to provide reduced-cost outdoor education at three centres…


Draft Welsh curriculum 'poorly defined' education bosses say
… in Wales' new curriculum, education bosses have warned. They told assembly members too… to be rolled out from 2022. The education minister said she was concerned… (WLGA) and the Association of Directors of Education in Wales (ADEW) raised…


NI education: New online admissions system begins
…The Education Authority (EA) says it received more about 6,000 applications… had experienced some difficulties. In a tweet the Education Authority apologised…


Education review 2018: Financial pressures hit schools
…2018 was a year in which the financial pressures facing education here were… Affairs Committee began an inquiry into education funding. One principal told MPs… in the red. And both the Education Authority (EA) and the Department of Education (DE…


Norfolk County Council 'failed' boys with special educational needs
…A local authority "failed" two boys with special educational needs who lost… months of full-time education, an ombudsman has ruled. Norfolk County Council failed… to give "vital support" at a "crucial" point in the children's education, said…


Plastic-free Devon school praised by education secretary
…A primary school has been praised by the education secretary for becoming… single-use plastics such as cling film, replacing it with foil. Education Secretary…


Education Authority appoints new chief executive
…The Education Authority (EA) has appointed a new chief executive to succeed… for the funding and running of education and youth services in Northern Ireland…. It was established in April 2015 as a non-departmental public body of the Department of Education


Childcare costs: Call for rollout of free preschool care in NI
… is a concern for employers and nursery education providers, as well as parents. Employers… of Education said: "A draft 10-year executive childcare strategy was launched… the strategy have "been prepared but must await an incoming education minister…


College disruption as lecturers strike over pay
… by lecturers over pay. The EIS Further Education Lecturers' Association is calling…. Further Education Minister Richard Lochhead said: "The Scottish government has…