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Apprenticeships will last for a minimum of 12 months guaranteeing improvements in training and workplace learning, Skills Minister John Hayes announced today

A new report published today by the Commission on Youth Unemployment finds that youth unemployment has reached emergency point

A £10 million cash boost to train thousands of new volunteer leaders for national youth groups like the Scouts, Guiding and Police Cadets will give young people valuable skills and opportunities, Communities Secretary Eric Pickles announced today

 

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A new ‘Master Teacher Standard’ to recognise outstanding teachers should be introduced, according to an independent review commissioned by the Government

 

Innovative software to help teachers stay at the forefront of the digital revolution in education has been developed by researchers funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)

 

Marking International Volunteering Day, Ofsted today publishes Choosing to Volunteer, a survey of what works best in engaging young people in volunteering within schools, colleges and in the community

 

Teaching of ICT and computer science in schools needs reform to better reflect the changing  role of technology and the need to engage the computer scientists of the future, the Government says in its response to an independent review of skills (“Next Gen”) for the UK’s video games and visual effects (VFX) sectors

 

The CBI responded to official figures from the Department for Education which show that there were 1,163,000 young people (16-24) not in education, employment or training (NEETs) in the third quarter of 2011

 

The government has been urged to do more to boost career development in the UK and curb the growth of youth unemployment

 

Education Secretary Michael Gove today announced a £2m-a-year partnership between the Department for Education and the Institute of Physics (IOP) to attract the best graduates to become physics teachers

 

WWF Scotland has recently published a report profiling findings from its 2010/11 Natural Change project, a programme that works with people who hold positions of influence in society

 

Skills Minister John Hayes today announced a review of the Skills Funding Agency and the statutory post of Chief Executive of Skills Funding

 

Ofsted is proposing to raise expectations of providers of teacher training to help ensure that more trainees are better prepared with the practical skills that teachers need most, such as the ability to manage behaviour and teach reading effectively

 

Today the UK and China will agree an action plan to strengthen their relationship on education cooperation.At today’s Summit, senior representatives from China and the UK’s education sectors will develop and agree a new three year action plan to forge stronger links in higher education, vocational education and skills training, schools and language teaching

 

Skills Minister John Hayes today unveils an upgraded and improved standard to underpin the new National Careers Service. The Matrix Standard will promote effective delivery of information, advice and guidance to millions of people through the new National Careers Service, which launches next April

 

The Government has announced today that 20 pathfinders, covering 31 local authorities and their Primary Care Trust (PCT) partners, will test out the main proposals in the SEN and disabilities Green Paper

 

Nineteen service providers have been selected to run National Citizen Service (NCS) pilots in 2012.  Making the announcement , Nick Hurd, Minister for Civil Society said that up to 30,000 16-year-olds would have the chance to benefit from the scheme next year, a three-fold increase on the number of places in 2011

 

More children will have the opportunity of a great education as record numbers of weak schools are turned into academies this year

 

The English Baccalaureate should not have been introduced before the National Curriculum Review was completed, according to a cross-party group of MPs (July 28th)

 

Different areas of the same cities and counties in Britain have huge disparities in educational achievement, warns new analysis released today (July 22nd)

 

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