Kenya: VAT on books is harming the quality of public education

Three years after the Kenyan government introduced VAT on books, the country's publishing and bookselling industries – of which educational books represent 85% – have been decimated by the move, according to the Kenyan Publishers Association (KPA).

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What Works? 2016 report

Attendance at the fourth one-day What Works? event was the highest yet, attesting to its value to the educational publishing sector as a networking and learning experience.

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IPA to initiate a new Education Publishers Forum in the Americas

At a recent meeting of education publishers at the Guadalajara International Book Fair, Mexico, it was agreed that the IPA should create an Education Publishers Forum-Americas.

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The 2015 IPA Educational Publishers Forum open meeting

The 2015 IPA Educational Publishers Forum open meeting in Frankfurt was chaired by Jay Diskey, Chair of this working committee and was held on 16 October 2015.

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Netherlands privacy agreement between educational publishers and schools

The use of digital learning materials has great advantages for pupils, because they are better tailored to the individual needs and wishes of the student. As pupils log in and identify themselves on digital learning materials, the teacher has a constant overview of what each pupil has done with the subject matter and what the results are. In this way, the teacher gains a better insight into the development and progress of pupils. For these educational purposes, the personal details of pupils are being processed in digital learning materials.

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France Announces New Curriculum for All Levels

On August 19 France’s Ministry of Education released a decree for an entire new curriculum to begin in September 2016. The curriculum decree, which covers all disciplines in all nine academic levels, has been debated for two years. According to Pascale Gelebart of Savoir Livre, the ministry is expected to finalize curriculum content in October.

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