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. Read more »
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. Read more »
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. Read more »
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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