Six Nations Polytechnic launching technology academy

Six Nations Polytechnic is launching an innovative academy that expects to offer students the ability to earn high school and college diplomas focused on science, technology, engineering, arts and math. The STEAM Academy will be based out of the school’s Brantford campus on Elgin Street and is accepting 50 Grade 9 students to start in September. Graduates of the free six-year program will leave with a high school diploma and are expected to earn a software engineering technician diploma from Mohawk College. “It’s a unique setup,” said the school’s principal,…

Read More

Teachers, mayor demand academy chain pulls out of Copeland school

An academy chain whose financial management was heavily criticised by regulators following an investigation by the Observer is facing a mass walkout of teachers at one of its schools, and demands from the local mayor to “call it a day”. The staff body at Whitehaven academy in Cumbria have written an open letter to political leaders in the area, the second in a week, declaring of the Bright Tribe academy chain: “We are unable to improve the school if it remains with the trust.” Whitehaven has had six headteachers and…

Read More

Academy sixth-form closure to end A-level provision in UK borough

An academy in Knowsley, Merseyside, is under fire after it announced plans to close its sixth form, which will bring to an end A-level provision in the borough. Halewood academy was the last school offering A-levels in the area but is now consulting on plans to close its sixth form to new students from September as a result of financial cutbacks and dwindling pupil numbers. If agreed, the decision means that students in Knowsley, which is the worst-performing local authority at GCSE in England, will have to travel to neighbouring…

Read More

Teachers consider taking industrial action with junior doctors over Government academy plan

Teachers may take joint action with the junior doctors as part of their campaign against the Government, National Union of Teachers general secretary Christine Blower has said. In her farewell speech to the NUT conference Ms Blower said she had received a letter of support from Yannis Gourtsoyannis of the British Medical Association’s junior doctors’ committee after her union had voted to back a ballot on strike action over the Government’s proposal to turn every state school into an academy. The junior doctors are also in the middle of a…

Read More

Register Now for July 2016 ACE Leadership Academy for Department Chairs Workshop in DC

Registration is now open for the July 2016 ACE Leadership Academy for Department Chairs, a two-day workshop that focuses on the chair not only as a unit leader, but also as an academic leader in service to the institution and its mission. The Academy will be held July 20-21, 2016 at ACE’s offices in Washington, DC, and is open to department chairs, division heads, program directors and unit leaders. The Academy seeks to equip leaders with the expertise to successfully manage a broad range of issues in the changing higher…

Read More