Call to hand education powers to Yorkshire and the North following new government higher education scheme

Northern leaders are calling for greater powers over education to be handed to local authorities and increased input from metro mayors after Boris Jonson unveiled plans to help those made redundant during the pandemic retrain for new positions.

Tuesday, 29th September 2020, 5:23 pm

The Prime Minister announced a series of reforms today to further and higher education, including adults in England without an A-level or equivalent qualification will be offered a fully funded college course, to help boost the post-Covid economy.

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As part of the guarantee they will also be given the opportunity to study at a time and location that suits them.

Northern business and education leaders are calling for greater powers over education to be handed
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Panel: Education and health policies go hand in hand for improving outcomes for Kansans – News – The Topeka Capital-Journal

Education outcomes are strongly correlated to health outcomes, and if Kansas wants to improve either, school and health officials should continue to work together at the local level to find ways to tie programs together, a panel of leaders in both fields said Tuesday.

The Kansas Health Institute hosted a virtual discussion Tuesday morning where state education and health officials gave examples and ideas for communities to improve Kansans’ lives. Speakers included Gov. Laura Kelly, Lt. Gov. Lynn Rogers, state commissioner of education Randy Watson and Dr. Lee Norman, secretary of the Kansas Department of Health and Environment.

Kelly also said some of her initiatives to expand broadband access across the state ultimately help both students with access to coursework and materials and make it possible for patients to use telemedicine health options.

“We know that educational opportunities and health outcomes are closely connected,” Kelly said. “From Day 1, my

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