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Private education is booming in new markets and new forms
HOUSED in a jumble of ancient buildings in the shadow of Westminster Abbey, Westminster School has been educating boys since it was founded in 1560 by Queen Elizabeth I to provide lessons for 40 poor scholars. It has evolved since then-its 750 pupils now include some girls, and with fees of 39,252 a year for boarders and 27,174 for day pupils, poor scholars are thin on the ground-but for nearly half a millennium, these historical premises defined its geographical limits. That is about to change. A
4 Ways Schools Help or Hinder Gifted Students
Gifted education programs can support academically advanced students or, in some cases, hold them back. Four studies presented at the American Educational Research Association meeting show how.
Three Things Kids Know Instinctively That Most Adults Have Forgotten
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Association of American Educators
Weekly News Round-Up for April 12th
Each week, AAE brings its members a round-up of what's happening in education. From big, eye-catching headlines to the stories most papers overlook, we find the news our members really want to see. This week, there's teacher protests, DeVos under fire, pay raises, and more!
Fifth of teachers plan to leave profession within two years
National Education Union warns of exodus caused by excessive workloadsTwo-fifths of teachers, school leaders and support staff plan to quit education in the next five years due to "out of control" workload pressures and "excessive" accountability, according to a poll by the country's biggest teaching union.Despite recent government attempts to address teachers' concerns, 40% who took part in the survey predict they will no longer be working in education by 2024 and just under one in five (18%) expect to