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Education Success Not About Money Spent – Pisa

Education Success Not About Money Spent – Pisa

This week, OECD director of education and skills Andreas Schleicher, set about debunking some common myths associated with the best and worst performing education systems in the OECD/Pisa reports. And,... Read On

First Results: Improvements in UAE Schools, Survey

First Results: Improvements in UAE Schools, Survey

The ongoing WhichSchoolAdvisor.com survey is revealing improvements to the UAE schooling landscape with an increasing number of respondents willing to recommend their school to other parents, and a fall... Read On

Brace for School Fee Rises – KHDA, ECI

Brace for School Fee Rises – KHDA, ECI

The Dubai Statistics Centre has announced the Education Cost Index as 2.92%, giving schools the right to raise their fees by as much as twice that, according to a... Read On

DESS/DESC Shut Down ‘Libellous’ Facebook Pages

DESS/DESC Shut Down ‘Libellous’ Facebook Pages

In a sign showing the increasing importance of social media to a school’s reputation, and the need for schools to protect their reputation in general in an increasingly competitive... Read On

Emiratis a Growing Population in Private Schools

Emiratis a Growing Population in Private Schools

Ever more Emirati parents are targeting private schools, according to statistics released by the Statistics Centre in Abu Dhabi, and quoted in UAE newspaper, The National, leading to fears... Read On

UAE Girls Outperform Boys – At Dropping Out

UAE Girls Outperform Boys – At Dropping Out

Girls are getting increasingly used to beating the boys in academic league tables, but one ranking they wish they were not top of is the school drop out league.... Read On

Foremarke Awarded IAPS World Hub Status

Foremarke Awarded IAPS World Hub Status

Foremarke School has become the first school in the UAE, and only the second school globally, to have been given the status of an IAPS World Hub School, by... Read On

“Top 50” Teachers in the World – Shortlisted

“Top 50” Teachers in the World – Shortlisted

The shortlist of 50 teachers who are competing for the mantle of ‘The World’s Best Teacher’ and a prize of $1million has been announced by the Varkey GEMS Foundation.... Read On

GEMS Lands Eton College Head, Tony Little

GEMS Lands Eton College Head, Tony Little

The headmaster of Eton College, Tony Little, is set to become chief education officer of GEMS Education schools next September, according to a BBC report. Little will be leaving... Read On

‘Schools Need to Invest in Reputation’: Poll

‘Schools Need to Invest in Reputation’: Poll

According to the National, a recent YouGov poll has shown UAE parents place more weight on a school’s academic record, than fees or location. The report due to be... Read On

GCSE Exam Marking To Be ‘Toughened Up’

GCSE Exam Marking To Be ‘Toughened Up’

Marking of the UK’s GCSE exam system is being ‘toughened up’ from 2017 following an announcement by the exam watchdog Ofqal. The reforms are part of a major overhaul... Read On

AD School Improvements “Slow”, but Steady

AD School Improvements “Slow”, but Steady

According to Abu Dhabi based newspaper The National, private, schools in the emirate are improving. In fact, those rated outstanding or satisfactory have more than doubled since inspections began in 2009.... Read On

Are Small Class Sizes a Sign of a Good School?

Are Small Class Sizes a Sign of a Good School?

Are smaller class sizes a key to determining a good school? Not according to the latest research by the The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), which released... Read On

“UAE Lags in Provision of Primary Education”: WEF

“UAE Lags in Provision of Primary Education”: WEF

The UAE needs to invest in the provision of primary education, according to the World Economic Forum (WEF) as the country currently sits in 98th place out of 144... Read On

A Level Grades Fall for First time in 30 Years

A Level Grades Fall for First time in 30 Years

If you got your exam results this morning, and they were better than you had predicted, feel very happy – the overall A-level pass rate in the UK –... Read On

KHDA inspections to Focus on Maths, Science, SEN

KHDA inspections to Focus on Maths, Science, SEN

The KHDA is to place a sharper focus on maths, science and the provision of SEN in its reports going forward, according to the education regulator’s Inspection Handbook for... Read On

24 Schools Sign Up to School Contracts

24 Schools Sign Up to School Contracts

A legally binding contract defining the responsibilities and relationships between parents and schools is being extended to cover 24 schools with nearly 40,000 pupils. The contract, devised by Dubai’s... Read On

KHDA Blocks GEMS Winchester’s Gr. 10 Expansion

KHDA Blocks GEMS Winchester’s Gr. 10 Expansion

A “surprise” KHDA block to the planned expansion of GEMS Education’s Winchester School to offer Grade 10 in 2014/15 has left parents of some 90 students scrambling to find... Read On

Dubai’s ‘Outstanding’ Schools: No Change in 2013/14

Dubai’s ‘Outstanding’ Schools: No Change in 2013/14

The number of Outstanding schools in Dubai has remained static in 2013/14 over the previous year, with 12 schools given the KHDA’s, the emirate’s education regulator’s highest rating. LINK: The... Read On

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