ALTO outlines portal plan in drive to standardise study travel

The concern over education agencies selling language school courses “based on what makes us the same, not what makes us different”, was an argument pitched against standardisation of language study booking in the Big Debate at the IALC Workshop last week. Thiago Espana explains ALTO’s plans to the audience of IALC member schools and agencies. Photo: IALC Amy Baker is a founder of The PIE News and has been writing and working in international education since 1997. She is the recipient of the IEAA Award for Excellence in Professional Commentary. “We…

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Stoke offers to pay tuition fees in maths drive

Stoke-on-Trent is trying to radically improve maths standards in its schools, including by helping to pay off the tuition fees of maths teachers who come to work in the city. The maths project is aimed at improving the chances for young people growing up in a city where many traditional industries have declined. Local MP Tristram Hunt is working with local schools, council and employers. Ofsted chief Sir Michael Wilshaw will launch the scheme on Wednesday. The £1m maths project, a form of educational urban regeneration, is aimed at attracting…

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