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Education under huge pressure to cut costs – Woods

Documents released by Treasury confirm the Government is dampening demand for tertiary education to balance the books, says Labour’s Tertiary Education spokesperson Megan Woods. "The documents note that ‘even if pressures are scaled back and more aggressive savings options are taken, the savings generated in Budget 2013 in 2015/16 and 2016/17, would not be sufficient to address the funding gap ...

Education Secretary to Pa. lawmakers: Help Philly schools

Education Secretary Arne Duncan is urging Pennsylvania lawmakers to help the cash-strapped Philadelphia school district avert an "educational crisis," although Gov. Tom Corbett said Wednesday he had believed Duncan was satisfied with the state's proposed rescue effort.

Education Program’s Data Collection On Kids Angers Critics

With summer vacation now in full swing, so too is a debate over privacy and education policy. With most states now rolling out new, national Common Core standards for students K-12, conservative critics are raising concerns about privacy and whether these new standards will lead to increased collection of student data.

Call for earlier sex education

Sex education at a younger age and free contraception for people as young as 13 are needed to cut teenage pregnancies, MSPs say.