Summer news review

We have had a few technical difficulties getting this episode to you (and we've been out and about enjoying our summer holidays!) but we hope that you enjoy hearing us discuss some education news stories from around the world.


In this episode we cover how higher temperatures negatively impact exam results, Algeria's extreme response to cheating on national school exams, sexual harassment in schools, the teacher recruitment and retention crisis in schools in England and Australia's idea to put death on the curriculum.

Articles discussed:

American university report shows temperature is a negative factor in exam results:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-44288982
https://scholar.harvard.edu/files/joshuagoodman/files/w24639.pdf

Algeria's extreme response to cheating on national school exams:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-44557028

The sexual harrassment of female teachers in schools:
https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2018/may/29/lewd-comments-upskirting-women-teachers-sexual-harassment
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-44589347

England teacher recruitment and retention crisis:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-44648438

Death being put on the curriculum in Australia:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-44689506