Private Higher Education to Face Tougher Quality Standards

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In an effort to make sure private higher education providers contribute to, not detract from Britain’s reputation for excellent higher education, Universities minister Greg Clark says that they will face tougher quality standards. For example, they will need to register their students with the appropriate qualifications body before they can claim student support.

https://www.out-law.com/en/articles/2015/february/uk-government-to-tighten-standards-at-alternative-higher-education-providers/

First Official Steiner School Opens in Ireland

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Mol an Óige, Ireland’s first official Steiner school, is now providing education to 136 pupils and growing. The school’s “delayed approach to formal learning” takes the focus away from textbooks and more towards developing critical thinking; yet they are still able to meet the required curriculum. Click here to read more…