Education Secretary fails to name any respected educational expert who wants more grammar schools

Justine Greening, the Education Secretary, has failed to name any respected educational expert or institution that supports extending grammar schools as she prepares to launch a consultation into the policy. Ms Greening also refused to rule out introducing quotas for the most disadvantaged children in England to attend to grammar schools, saying the Government would not elaborate on details before publication of a White Paper on the controversial policy. The Education Secretary’s comments come as she outlined at a speech on Thursday how the Government will introduce a new model for grammar…

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NAFSA selects foreign policy expert to be CEO

Brimmer, who is currently a professor of practice of international affairs at The George Washington University in Washington, DC, will succeed Marlene Johnson, who has been the association’s executive director and CEO since 1998. Brimmer also serves as a senior advisor at McLarty Associates and as a senior fellow for international institutions at the Council on Foreign Relations. “I am deeply honoured to be selected by the Board to be the next executive director and CEO of NAFSA: Association of International Educators,” she said. “I look forward to working with…

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Graduates who fail to make student loan repayments should face arrest like New Zealanders, education expert suggests

Graduates who move overseas and fail to repay their student loans after their studies should be arrested, suggests an education expert who has authored a report on what the UK can learn from New Zealand’s higher education sector. Sam Cannicott, former Regent’s University London employee who now works for Statistics New Zealand, described how New Zealand’s “no-nonsense approach” to collecting student loan repayments from graduates overseas highlights the “timidity of the steps taken in the UK.” He said: “Former students who fail to make repayments face arrest at the New Zealand border, which…

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