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Drop algebra requirement for non-STEM majors, Calif. community colleges chief says

The chancellor of the California Community Colleges system says intermediate algebra should no longer be required to earn an associate degree — unless students are in the fields of science, technology, engineering or math.

Japan to set aside $36 billion for education, growth steps in FY2018 budget

Japan will set aside roughly 4 trillion yen ($35.6 billion) in the next fiscal year's state budget for measures that focus on education as part of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's strategy to spur growth

Brexit department lacks scientific adviser as talks get under way

Researchers have expressed concern about the UK government’s decision to start negotiating the country’s exit from the European Union while the department in charge of talks remains without a chief scientific adviser.