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‘Angel investors’ who support our journalism: Gates Foundation is latest
Education

‘Angel investors’ who support our journalism: Gates Foundation is latest

Education reporting projects are underway across the USA TODAY Network, uncovering how schools fail our children and finding stories of what works.In Nashville, Tennessee, on Sept. 17, 2018.(Photo: Larry McCormack/Tennessean via USA TODAY Network)One rarely told story in journalism is the one about the individuals and nonprofit organizations who financially support our work. I call…

Cindy Hyde-Smith Is Teaching Us What Segregation Academies Taught Her
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Cindy Hyde-Smith Is Teaching Us What Segregation Academies Taught Her

The campaign gaffes of Mississippi’s newly elected senator reveal the way that the past is always present.By Noliwe RooksDr. Rooks writes about education, American history and African-American culture. Nov. 28, 2018ImageSenator Cindy Hyde-Smith.CreditCreditSarah Silbiger/The New York TimesOn Tuesday, Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith won a hard-fought runoff election over her Democratic opponent, Mike Espy. That Mississippi is…

Summer-born pupils disadvantaged throughout primary school – study
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Summer-born pupils disadvantaged throughout primary school – study

Research shows gradual closing of attainment gap – but it never disappears A primary school teacher and her class pupils. Photograph: Alamy The attainment gap between summer-born babies and their older peers gradually narrows during their early education but remains significant even at the end of primary school, according to detailed new analysis. The disadvantage…

‘Devastating’ cuts hit special educational needs
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‘Devastating’ cuts hit special educational needs

A crisis in funding for children with special educational needs is plunging councils across the country deeper into the red and forcing parents into lengthy legal battles to secure support, according to an Observer investigation that reveals a system at breaking point. Council overspending on children’s special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) has trebled in…

Thousands of hard-to-teach pupils removed from schools – Ofsted
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Thousands of hard-to-teach pupils removed from schools – Ofsted

The schools watchdog Ofsted has delivered a damning indictment of the education of children with special educational needs and disabilities, warning that provision is “disjointed and inconsistent”, with thousands missing out on vital support to which they are entitled. In her second annual report as chief inspector of England’s schools, Amanda Spielman drew attention to…


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