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University bosses face curbs under fair-pay rules

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Universities have been under pressure over senior pay University heads will be barred from being involved in setting their own salaries, under a new fair-pay code announced in the wake of claims of excessive pay for vice-chancellors. Senior pay would also be expected not ...

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Sam Gyimah is new universities minister, replacing Jo Johnson

Image copyright UK Parliament Sam Gyimah has been made Universities and Science Minister for England in Theresa May’s government reshuffle. Mr Gyimah’s role straddles the Department for Education and the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. He replaces Jo Johnson, who has been made Transport Minister. Mr Gyimah, 41, ...

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Michigan group: No constitutional right to play prep sports

CLARKSTON, Mich. (AP) — The group that oversees Michigan high school sports is firing back in response to a lawsuit filed by a star basketball player who has been benched. The Michigan High School Athletic Association says there’s no constitutional right to play sports. In a court filing Monday, the ...

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Toby Young resigns from university regulator

Image copyright PA Toby Young has resigned from the board of a new university regulator after criticism over controversial comments. Writing for the Spectator, Mr Young said his appointment had “become a distraction” from the “vital work” of the Office for Students. The right-wing journalist unreservedly apologised for his past ...

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In Education, Perfect Must Not Become the Enemy of Good

Commentary The head of AFT and the former head of IBM Foundation discuss moving past divisiveness By Stanley S. Litow & Randi Weingarten America’s future, and the futures of our more than 50 million public school students, are one and the same. Essential to this future are the more than ...

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Damian Hinds is new education secretary, replacing Justine Greening

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Damian Hinds arriving in Downing Street to meet the prime minister Damian Hinds has been announced as England’s education secretary in the prime minister’s cabinet reshuffle. He will replace Justine Greening, who is leaving the government. Ms Greening, the first comprehensive-educated Tory education secretary, ...

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Supreme Court considers lawsuit over quality of education

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Supreme Court could decide whether the state failed in its responsibility to educate poor and minority students. The closely-watched case is before the court on Tuesday and could result in the first Twin Cities school desegregation plan in two decades. The Star Tribune reports the ...

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Head warn of reshuffle ‘window dressing’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption There has been speculation about the future of Justine Greening in an expected reshuffle Head teachers in England say any reshuffle of ministers needs to be more than “window dressing” – and must get to grips with core problems over school funding and staffing ...

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