Pets as Therapy: How Millie the Jack Russell is helping children learn to read

The Independent - 3 hours 3 min ago

Every Friday lunchtime, Denise Kantor and Millie, her Jack Russell, leave their home in Willesden Green in north-west London and make the short journey by foot to Anson Primary School. A single-storey building hidden from the street by a bank of trees, Anson has been described by Ofsted as "a village school in the United Nations of Brent".

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Online courses for sixth-form advice

BBC - Fri, 29/05/2015 - 18:10
Three free online programmes, aimed at helping sixth-formers bridge the gap between school and university, are due to launch this summer.
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Jewish sect female drive ban condemned

BBC - Fri, 29/05/2015 - 17:53
A ban on women driving their children to school issued by a Jewish education institution is "unacceptable", Education Secretary Nicky Morgan says.
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Campaign to stop attacks on schools

BBC - Fri, 29/05/2015 - 13:43
More than 30 countries are signing a Safe Schools Declaration in response to the deliberate targeting of education in war and terror attacks.
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Teachers 'work an extra 11 hours'

BBC - Fri, 29/05/2015 - 12:04
Teachers in Scotland are working an additional 11 hours a week on top of their contracted hours, according to a survey by a union.
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Evans announces 500 words winners

BBC - Fri, 29/05/2015 - 09:56
Stories about vengeful pigeons, poisoned cakes and living with a stammer are among the winners at this year's 500 Words competition.
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China executes teacher for abuse

BBC - Fri, 29/05/2015 - 06:34
China's top court says it has executed a primary school teacher found guilty of raping or sexually abusing 26 girls.
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State school intake up at Cambridge

BBC - Fri, 29/05/2015 - 00:12
The proportion of state school pupils admitted to Cambridge University rose slightly last year to 62.2%, according to figures published by the university.
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Fury after primary pupils are asked to complete radicalisation-seeking surveys

The Guardian Unlimited - Thu, 28/05/2015 - 22:49

Parents complain after London council circulates questionnaire among year 6 pupils in schools with large Muslim intakes

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University of Oxford nominates first female vice-chancellor in its 800-year history

The Independent - Thu, 28/05/2015 - 20:33

The University of Oxford has nominated its first female vice-chancellor in its 800-year history. Professor Louise Richardson, who is currently principal at St Andrews University, is set to take up the role at the start of next year, subject to the approval of the institution’s legislative body.

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Universities should ‘ditch degree ratings for point scores’, says advisory group

The Independent - Thu, 28/05/2015 - 20:30

Universities should scrap degree classifications and replace them with a US-style point score, according to a government advisory group.

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Chinese nationals charged with cheating by impersonation on US college tests

The Guardian Unlimited - Thu, 28/05/2015 - 18:53

The 15 people caught taking entrance exams for those abroad reveals increasing pressure on Asian students to obtain visas to attend prestigious western schools

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All books and no sex: Harvard study finds 1 in 4 grads had no intercourse

The Guardian Unlimited - Thu, 28/05/2015 - 18:47

Annual survey finds 21% of seniors were virgins and 26% had 10 or more partners, but 60% reported drinking once a week during college years

Though Harvard University’s graduating class will soon be have a degree from one of the most esteemed schools in the world, they will enter the world of work about as horny – and slightly more high – than the average American 22-year-old, according to an annual survey of students.

Nearly half of Harvard’s graduating class – 760 people – responded to the anonymous emailed survey, but not everyone answered every question. The results were published by the school newspaper, the Harvard Crimson.

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Oxford University to appoint first female vice-chancellor

The Guardian Unlimited - Thu, 28/05/2015 - 18:26

Nomination of Prof Louise Richardson, expert on terrorist movements and current St Andrews principal, hailed as momentous event in institution’s history

The University of Oxford is to appoint its first female vice-chancellor since its records began nearly 800 years ago, after Prof Louise Richardson was nominated for the university’s most senior office.

Richardson, currently the principal and vice-chancellor of St Andrews University, is an expert on the growth of terrorist movements. She held a succession of high-profile positions at Harvard until she was appointed to lead St Andrews in 2009.

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Live Q&A: how to make the most of your NQT year

The Guardian Unlimited - Thu, 28/05/2015 - 17:38

Join us on Wednesday 3 June from 5.30 to 7.30pm to quiz our experts on navigating your first year as a qualified teacher

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Probe into uni dept's management

BBC - Thu, 28/05/2015 - 16:52
An investigation into Swansea University's School of Management is under way after concerns emerge about the way it is being run, the BBC understands.
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'Hot housing children is damaging their health,' says headteacher

Telegraph - Thu, 28/05/2015 - 15:40
Parents who 'hot house' their children to get them through private school entrance exams are damaging their health and taking their childhood away, says head of top prep school

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