Councils had to spend more than £22m covering the costs of schools converting to academy status in the last two years, even though they are moving free from local authority control and are funded from Whitehall.
Ordnance Survey has teamed up with Totton College and the Cathedral Innovation Centre to give under 19s in the Solent region a chance to participate in the Festival of Code, a competition taking place throughout the UK from 28 July to 3 August.
The British Educational Suppliers Association (BESA) is to launch a Government backed business support service for UK SMEs working in the education sector. The mentoring scheme is one of 13 education projects to receive funding from the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills.
The popular American 'Hour of Code' initiative is to be launched in the UK as part of a week-long celebration marking 25 years of the World Wide Web. The event, taking place 3-9 March, intends to inspire pupils to develop programming skills and consider careers in computing.
From an unprecedented number of entries, the United Kingdom’s most outstanding educational resources, suppliers, educators and institutions were today selected as finalists for the Education Resources Awards (ERAs) 2014.