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One in five adolescents is not in school globally

29 January 2015

Sixty-three million adolescents around the world are being denied their right to an education. A joint report by two United Nations agencies has found that one in five children between the ages of 12 and 15 is not in school, compared to one in 10 children



Scotland ‘faces crisis in science teaching’

29 January 2015

Scottish secondary pupils face a “looming crisis” in science teaching because of teacher shortages, funding cuts and a decline in numeracy, Labour education spokesman Iain Gray has told Parliament.


Call for publication of delayed asbestos report

29 January 2015

Campaigners lobbying for the removal of asbestos from schools are calling on ministers to finally release a report into the management of the substance after a delay of eight months to its publication.


At a glance headlines: January 29, 2015

29 January 2015

Fears over safeguarding delays, a General Election manifesto to close the digital divide, and a new Fair Trade film resource are among the SecEd at a glance headlines for January 29, 2015.






FE cuts set to hit secondary schools

29 January 2015

Savage budget cuts to further education colleges will have a knock-on effect for Northern Ireland secondary schools, it is warned.


The 100,000 ‘missing’ 16 to 18-year-olds

29 January 2015

There are more than 100,000 16 to 18-year-olds who have “simply disappeared“ from education and training, with local authorities having no idea where they are.










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