UKEdNews 19 January 2017 from @UKEdNewsDesk

PUBLISHED AT 7:30 AM: MONDAY 19TH JANUARY 2017

Daily news briefing from the UKEdNewsdesk, initially published on the UKEdChat App.

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Bomb teams sent to schools 600 times in chemical alert

Warnings about a potentially hazardous chemical sparks a flurry of calls to the Army.

Read more at: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-birmingham-38596153


Parents left in the dark about education system, MSPs told

Parents are often being left behind and kept in the dark when it comes to the education system, MSPs have heard.

Read more at: https://www.heraldscotland.com/news/education/15031485.Parents_left_in_the_dark_about_education_system__MSPs_told/


There’s trouble with transparency in the UK’s academies

Developing good relationships with business is essential for academies, but critics say the system is plagued by secrecy and conflicts of interest

Read more at: https://www.theguardian.com/teacher-network/2017/jan/18/financial-transparency-schools-academies-uk


20,000 pages of advice for teachers largely necessary, says education chief

Large parts of the 20,000 pages of online advice for teachers on curriculum reforms were necessary, the boss of Scotland’s national education body has said.

Read more at: https://www.heraldscotland.com/news/education/15031411.20_000_pages_of_advice_for_teachers_largely_necessary__says_education_chief/


Why families and communities hold the key to improving education in Wales

Education policymakers must stop obsessing over performance indicators and school colour coding performance tables should be ended

Read more at: https://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/education/families-communities-hold-key-improving-12465996

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