Rise of ‘super-jumbo’ primaries leaves villages mourning loss of community assetThe number of small schools in England has halved in recent decades, with those in rural and village settings twice as likely to have shut their doors as those in urban areas, according to research.The study says primary schools have undergone a dramatic transformation, with chil […]
Councils should be given powers to enter homes to check on a child’s schooling, LGA saysThe government has been accused by councils of watering down plans to improve oversight of the growing number of school-aged children who are educated at home in England, leaving some of them at risk of a second-rate education or worse.The Local Government Association (LG […]
Now Pearson is moving to digital-only, new generations will miss the memories bound up with the sight and smell of booksThe world’s largest publisher of textbooks is preparing to throw in the towel on print and paper: Pearson has announced a digital-first strategy for its US market. New books will be published in electronic rather than print form, and Pearso […]
Academic publisher hopes to convince students to pay to access online materialsThe era of students using their loans to buy expensive textbooks upfront could be coming to an end, after the academic publisher Pearson announced a shift towards a Netflix-style subscription-based model.The British company has for years profited from the demand for specialist tex […]
This year’s People and Planet league table could be the last unless the Office for Students has a change of heartWhile young people call for urgent action on the climate emergency, universities are lagging behind, with two-thirds likely to fail their 2020 targets for the reduction of carbon emissions. And academic conferences are partly to blame.Air travel i […]
A Lithuanian couple won the World Wife-Carrying Championship for a second time in a row in the Finnish town of Sonkajarvi on Saturday, triumphing in a contest where men complete an obstacle course with their wives slung over their shoulders.