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US: Oklahoma governor causes stir with grant to private schools

Oklahoma governor Kevin Stitt has drawn criticism by dedicating to private schools $10 million of ...
3 months
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UK DfE forms higher education restructuring regime and warns universities could be allowed to fail

The UK government has established a “restructuring regime” to review the impact of Covid-19 on ...
3 months
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US government drops controversial threat to eject international students taking online-only courses

The US government has U-turned on a plan to eject international students from the country ...
3 months
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Saudi Arabian government wants private investors to expand SEN and boarding provision

Saudi Arabia’s education minister has said his department is working on plans to attract investors ...
3 months
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UK: Government ditches university enrolment target in move to reform post-secondary education

The UK government has scrapped a target under which half of students in England would ...
3 months
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US: Ivy League colleges file lawsuit to prevent government from ejecting international students if courses online only

Two prominent US universities have filed a lawsuit in a bid to block rules created ...
3 months
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Trump administration says international students must leave US if courses are online-only

The Trump administration has delivered a fresh blow to international students in the US, declaring ...
4 months
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Industry reacts to warning that 10% of UK universities could go bust without state bailout

More than a dozen UK universities are at risk of collapse due to widespread losses ...
4 months
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UK: ‘Heavy reliance’ on Chinese students puts postgraduate market at ‘greater risk’ – think tank

A new report on UK postgraduate education has found that Chinese citizens comprise more than ...
5 months
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Hong Kong: Lawmakers reject international schools’ request for development loans

Hong Kong has rejected a request from four international schools for HK$1.4 billion (£140 million) ...
5 months
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UAE: Government weighs extension of e-learning requirements into next academic year

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is considering extending requirements around distance learning into the next ...
5 months
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Scotland delays move to charge independent schools full business rates

Scotland has delayed a move to make private schools pay full business rates because of ...
6 months
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UAE: Schools’ online provision to be inspected as students continue e-learning

Schools in the United Arab Emirates will have their online provision inspected, as the ongoing ...
6 months
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UK primary schools to re-open on 1 June – report

UK primary schools could begin to re-open as soon as 1 June under government plans ...
6 months
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UK watchdog warns private schools over collusion on price-fixing

The UK’s competition watchdog has issued a stern warning to independent schools that it will ...
6 months
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UK: Campaigners question investment of public money in overseas schools after IFC halts funding in sector

Campaigners have called into question the UK’s decision to spend millions of pounds funding private ...
6 months
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Covid-19: Chinese schools begin to re-open as parents’ demands for discounted fees mount

International schools across China are starting to re-open following weeks-long widespread closures enforced by government ...
6 months
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Covid-19: UCL study casts significant doubt on efficacy of global school closures

The economic costs of closing schools could outweigh the “very weak” evidence supporting a policy ...
7 months
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Covid-19: UK nursery groups unite to tackle pandemic-induced challenges

Competing UK nursery operators have joined forces to tackle the challenges brought on by the ...
7 months
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China: Rise Education announces profit

Rise Education Cayman, a junior English language training provider in China, has announced 2019 net ...
7 months
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UK: Stanley Johnson to advise GBS

Higher education provider GBS has appointed Stanley Johnson as a member of its advisory board. ...
8 months
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UK: Freeths aims to be major ed tech player with Suttie hire

London-based law firm Freeths has hired Frank Suttie (pictured) as a director. Working with national ...
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Meritize: Scott Rhode

Meritize, a provider of merit-based financing for education, has appointed Scott Rhode as chief operating ...
10 months
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US: Student finance firm hires chief operating officer

Meritize, a provider of merit-based financing for education, has appointed Scott Rhode as chief operating ...
10 months
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UK: Jo Johnson appointed non-executive chairman of Tes Global

Digital education services business Tes Global announced today that former Conservative minister Jo Johnson has ...
11 months
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China: Losses deepen for Laix

Laix, an artificial intelligence company providing online English learning services in China has announced a ...
11 months
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US: Navient announces new $1bn share repurchase authority

Student loans servicing and collecting company Navient has announced that its board of directors has ...
12 months
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Abu Dhabi to open graduate level AI university

It was announced today in Abu Dhabi that the Mohamed bin Zayed University of Artificial ...
1 year
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US: Former Obama acting labor secretary joins Whiteboard Advisors

Education consultancy Whiteboard Advisors has appointed Seth D Harris (pictured) as a senior advisor. Harris ...
1 year
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Omani Society for Education Technology (OSET) has acquired Dubai-based online Arabic courses marketplace Nadrus.com, Menabytes ...
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US: K12 Inc appoints Bennet to executive team

K12 Inc, which provides online curriculum and school programmes for children of all ages, has ...
1 year
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K12 Inc: Dr Charles A ‘Tony’ Bennet

K12 Inc, which provides online curriculum and school programmes for children of all ages, has ...
1 year
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US: Public Consulting Group acquires Script

Boston-based Public Consulting Group, which offers management consultancy to the public sector, has acquired Script, ...
1 year
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UK: Hartley joins education headhunter

Olivia Hartley (pictured) has joined London-headquartered education headhunter Wild Search to focus on executive searches ...
1 year
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US: Edquity appoints author as chief strategy officer

Edquity, the Brooklyn-based student financial success and emergency aid firm, has appointed Dr Sara Goldrick-Rab as ...
1 year
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Edquity: Dr Sara Goldrick-Rab

Edquity, the Brooklyn-based student financial success and emergency aid firm, has appointed Dr Sara Goldrick-Rab as ...
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US: University of Colorado Boulder receives $5m gift

The University of Colorado Boulder has received $5 million from supporters Suzanne and Dave Hoover. ...
1 year
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Starcrest Education posts modest loss

Starcrest Education The Belt & Road has posted a modest loss after being incorporated in ...
1 year
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Australia: CareMonkey raises $1.5m

CareMonkey, an online system which helps schools streamline their paper workflow processes with a digital ...
2 years
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US: SmithGroup merges with Paulien & Associates

Detroit-based integrated design firm SmithGroup has completed a merger with higher education planning firm, Paulien ...
2 years
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Starcrest Education raises over £4m on admission to LSE

A Chinese-owned company set up to provide education services and products in Europe has joined ...
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Johns Hopkins University acquires iconic DC building

Johns Hopkins University has agreed to buy the property that houses Washington DC’s iconic Newseum ...
2 years
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US: Ed tech company secures funding for app to help poorer students

Edquity, a Brooklyn-based ed tech and fintech company supporting students with financial decisions, has raised ...
2 years
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US: Walton Family Foundation funds education research centre

The Walton Family Foundation, set up by the founders of Walmart, has gifted $962,000 to ...
2 years
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US: Arthur J Gallagher & Co acquires schools insurance broker

Global insurance brokerage, risk management and consultancy firm, Arthur J. Gallagher & Co has acquired ...
2 years
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China: Minsheng sets up M&A fund with CICC

Minsheng Education Group, a Chinese private college and high school operator based in Shanghai, is ...
2 years
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US: Accenture Security invests in cybersecurity

Global management consulting and professional services firm Accenture will become the first corporate donor to ...
2 years
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EU resolution against private schools

The Devex website today reports that the European Parliament passed a resolution earlier this month ...
2 years
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Learning Awards open today

From today, UK independent policy and research organisation Learning and Work Institute says it is searching ...
2 years
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UK: Universities on brink of bankruptcy

At least three universities are in danger of being declared bankrupt, with growing numbers of ...
2 years
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France: CPR launches education fund

Paris-based  CPR Asset Management, part of Amundi, is launching a new fund focused on education. ...
2 years
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US: Students can seek loan forgiveness

A US federal judge has ruled this week that the country’s education department must implement ...
2 years
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Institutes suggest means-tested tuition fees

The UK’s Higher Education Policy Institute and Canada’s Higher Education Strategy Associates today jointly published ...
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Bulgaria: Kingsland discontinues SoftUni acquisition

Atlanta, Georgia-based Kingsland University School of Blockchain has announced the discontinuation of its acquisition of ...
2 years
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UK: University industry group calls for post-study visa overhaul

A representative body for the UK’s university sector has called for a new post-study visa ...
2 years
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US: Gates Foundation’s $1 billion initiative flops

A seven-year $1 billion (£764 million) education initiative funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates ...
2 years
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UK: Lords calls for education reform

A report published by the House of Lords’ Economic Affairs Committee is highly critical of ...
2 years
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US: ETS and LearnLaunch join up to fund ed tech start-ups

Private non-profit educational testing and assessment organisation ETS is collaborating with Launch Accelerator to provide ...
2 years
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The National Education Policy Center (NEPC) has published its sixth annual report, which states there ...
2 years
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Hong Kong: Education firm’s shares rocket on market debut

Shijiazhuang-based China 21st Century Education Group’s shares surged 69% as they debuted on the Hong ...
2 years
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Wild Search: Wendy Piatt

London-based executive search and recruitment firm, Wild Search have appointed Dr Wendy Piatt, former Russell ...
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Varkey Foundation awards three ed-tech start-ups for help to disadvantaged

Three ed-tech start-ups, the UK’s Chatterbox, the UAE’s TeachMeNow, and Nigeria’s dot Learn, have won ...
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Wild Search appoints as adviser former Russell Group CEO Wendy Piatt

London-based executive search and recruitment firm, Wild Search have appointed Dr Wendy Piatt, former Russell ...
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Bridgepoint Education to merge its online universities into single non-profit

Bridgepoint Education is seeking to merge its Denver-based online for-profit University of the Rockies with ...
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PM launches independent review into tertiary education

Prime Minister Theresa May has launched an independent review into post-18 education and funding, including ...
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IFF Research

IFF Research has appointed British Council director Elizabeth Shepherd to their higher education research team. ...
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Apple invests in Malala Fund

Tech giant Apple has invested an undisclosed amount in non-profit organisation the Malala Fund, aiming ...
3 years
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International students add £20.3bn to the UK economy, report reveals

The benefits of international students coming to the UK are 10 times greater than the ...
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New Year’s Honours 2018: services to education

Christine Ryan, the former chief inspector of the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) and Emma Knights, ...
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Canada: International student numbers rise 17.5% in 2016

The number of international students in Canada has surged by 17.5% in 2016, research by ...
3 years
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Apprenticeships fall by 59% since introduction of the levy, research shows

The number of apprenticeships has dropped by 59% to 48,000 in the last three months ...
3 years
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US: Number of new international students down, report finds

The number of new international students in the US has declined by 3% in the ...
3 years
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New HEPI report reveals unsustainable levels of cross-subsidy in British universities

A new report from the Higher Education Policy Institute (HEPI) has revealed the extent to ...
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US: Use of tax-free savings accounts for private K-12 school tuition proposed in federal tax reform bill

Education secretary Betsy DeVos has announced that under the terms of a new federal tax ...
3 years
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James Croft appointed as EducationInvestor editor

EducationInvestor Global, the leading source of business intelligence for the international education investment community, has ...
3 years
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Apprenticeship starts decline by 61%

Figures released by the Department for Education (DfE) have shown that apprenticeship starts fell by ...
3 years
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30 hours free childcare launches

The 30 hours free childcare government initiative has been launched today by education secretary Justine ...
3 years
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Learndirect marked ‘inadequate’ by Ofsted

The UK’s largest training provider Learndirect has been given the lowest Ofsted rating (grade 4) ...
3 years
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HESA appoints Chris Husbands as new chair of the board

The Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) has appointed Chris Husbands, vice-chancellor of Sheffield Hallam University, ...
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George Osborne to become honorary professor at the University of Manchester

Former chancellor and current editor of the Evening Standard, George Osborne, has been appointed honorary ...
3 years
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CMRE relaunches under different name

The Centre for Market Reform of Education has rebranded as the Centre for Education Economics ...
3 years
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Ireland: Oxford House buys Irish English language school

Oxford House College (OHC) has bought Dublin-based English Language Academy for an undisclosed sum. Owned ...
3 years
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GE 2017 – who will stay and who will go?

After the surprise result of the general election saw the Conservative party lose a majority, ...
3 years
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Thailand: Three quarters of Thai universities in danger of closing

Three quarters of universities in Thailand risk closing over the next ten years, the National ...
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GK Strategy appoints former cabinet minister David Laws to the team

GK Strategy, the political advisory firm, has appointed former cabinet minister and Liberal Democrat MP ...
3 years
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British public votes in favour of international students in UUK poll

A poll led by Universities UK (UUK) has found that 73% of the British public ...
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Higher Education Policy Institute

Diana Beech has joined think tank the Higher Education Policy Institute (HEPI) from the Department ...
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Education Policy Institute

Former chief inspector of Ofsted, Sir Michael Wilshaw, has become a trustee at think tank ...
4 years
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UAE: Ex-education ministers form international advisory group

An expert advisory body comprising 20 former education ministers and heads of state has been ...
4 years
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HEFCE

The Higher Education and Funding Council for England (HEFCE), on behalf of the four funding ...
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UK Government

Executive director of policy and research at charity Nesta, Stian Westlake, has announced he is ...
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Student loans to be sold to private investors

The government has announced that student loans in England between 2002 and 2006 will be ...
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Apprenticeships policy “poor value for money”, IFS says

The introduction of the apprenticeships levy and the promise to create three million apprenticeships “risks ...
4 years
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Government injects £50m in childcare funding

The government has announced £50 million in funding to support thousands of childcare places for ...
4 years
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‘Nearly three-quarters of alternative providers to remain unregulated’

Many providers could remain outside the regulatory system when the Higher Education and Research Bill ...
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Ian Fordham to head Microsoft’s education team

Microsoft has hired Ian Fordham as its new director of education. Fordham , who co-founded ...
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Exclusive: Pearson’s chief education advisor resigns

Pearson’s chief education advisor, Sir Michael Barber, is leaving the company in late 2017, EducationInvestor ...
4 years
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Nord Anglia announces Chinese expansion plans

International schools chain Nord Anglia Education has announced its expansion plans in China for the ...
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GL Education partners with China education ministry

Assessment provider GL Education is to provide its tests in Chinese schools under a partnership ...
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Dods Group

Media services and information company Dods Group has appointed Guy Cleaver as its chief executive ...
4 years

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