Deloitte’s IFRS University Consortium

Deloitte is addressing the urgent need to bring International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) education into college classrooms. Through the formation of Deloitte’s IFRS University Consortium, Deloitte is contributing essential IFRS resources and materials to help prepare and develop future accounting professionals. Continue reading

At M.I.T., Large Lectures Are Going the Way of the Blackboard

For as long as anyone can remember, introductory physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology was taught in a vast windowless amphitheater known by its number, 26-100.
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Teenage boys could discuss pornography in the classroom

in a bid to stop them seeing women as sex objects the Family Planning Association is running a course for youth workers who visit schools to help them “support” teenagers who view pornographic websites and magazines. Entitled Fantasy v reality: the impact and influence on pornography on young people, the one day course was run for 12 youth workers for the first time last autumn. Continue reading

Art in schools is unimaginative and academic, says YBA Gavin Turk

Turk, who rose to fame in the 1990s alongside the likes of Damien Hirst and Tracey Emin, said much teaching was unimaginative and failed to “think outside the box”
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The I.R.S. Considers Pressing Schools to Further Reveal Their Business Activities

The Internal Revenue Service is considering expanding its scrutiny of colleges and universities to focus on billions of dollars associated with academic research, federal financing and intellectual property, a senior agency official said on Tuesday. Continue reading

Labour’s children fail to make the grade at GCSE: Half leave school unable to read, write or add properly

Fewer than half of teenagers finish compulsory schooling with a basic set of GCSE qualifications and one in five fails to gain a single C grade, official figures revealed yesterday. Results for the first pupils to go through their entire education under Labour show that more than 340,000 16-year-olds failed to meet the Government’s secondary school benchmark – five GCSEs at C grade or higher including English and maths.
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Only 10 teachers in eight years are stuck off for incompetence in class

An investigation into why so few teachers have been referred for incompetency hearings has been launched, after it emerged that only 10 have been struck off in eight years.
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