Ministers told to act over holiday hunger of schoolchildren

The Guardian Unlimited - Fri, 24/10/2014 - 19:41
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An old girls' club: can it smash the glass ceiling?

Telegraph - Fri, 24/10/2014 - 19:18
Helen Fraser is setting up an old girls club to help young women make it in the work place. Is it a good idea?






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Pupils to 'learn fractions and recite fairy tales at age seven'

Telegraph - Fri, 24/10/2014 - 18:30
The Department for Education says teachers will be expected to judge pupils' performance in the three-Rs using tough new national standards at seven and 11






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Norfolk schools inquiry faces review

BBC - Fri, 24/10/2014 - 17:24
The investigation into alleged inspection irregularities at three Norfolk schools will be reviewed by an "independent figure", says Ofsted.
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Jane Seymour: Everyone should know another language

The Guardian Unlimited - Fri, 24/10/2014 - 16:50
Actor Jane Seymours mother learned Japanese and Malay while in an Indonesian concentration camp. She shares how this has shaped her attitudes to language learning Continue reading...






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Jacqueline Stedall obituary

The Guardian Unlimited - Fri, 24/10/2014 - 16:42
Influential historian of mathematics who moved the subject towards a more inclusive world view Continue reading...






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Head teachers' union NAHT joins TUC

BBC - Fri, 24/10/2014 - 14:11
The National Association of Head Teachers which represents 28,500 school leaders, has joined the Trades Union Congress.
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£200,000 smart drugs seizure prompts alarm over rising UK sales

The Guardian Unlimited - Fri, 24/10/2014 - 14:00
Experimental medicine Sunifiram among record haul of drugs that are increasingly being bought online by students Continue reading...






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Bullying in academia: professors are supposed to be stressed! Thats the job

The Guardian Unlimited - Fri, 24/10/2014 - 12:40

He cancelled meetings, piled on additional work and refused to offer any support. I started to drink more and at 48 took voluntary redundancy to escape my bullying line manager

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Call to scrap term-time holiday ban

BBC - Fri, 24/10/2014 - 11:38
Council leaders call for a more "common-sense approach" to term-time holidays.
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AUDIO: Mums on 'diabolical' holiday fines

BBC - Fri, 24/10/2014 - 11:07
The Local Government Association says it is time to scrap a ban that stops parents in England taking children out of school for holidays during term-time. These mothers in Salford give their views.
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VIDEO: Rockport honour WW1 poet Weaving

BBC - Fri, 24/10/2014 - 11:04
The schoolmaster and war poet from Rockport School
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Politicians would be stupid to ignore young people, warns president of NUS

The Guardian Unlimited - Fri, 24/10/2014 - 09:56

Toni Pearce says students have the numerical strength and the political will to unseat unpopular MPs

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Clegg tackles teacher workloads, trend of tooth decay and salaries under attack

The Guardian Unlimited - Fri, 24/10/2014 - 07:00

Education round up: The government builds bridges with teachers by addressing unnecessary bureaucracy while Nicky Morgan says academy chains need to think carefully about pay

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Ban on term time holidays should be overturned, say council leaders

The Guardian Unlimited - Fri, 24/10/2014 - 06:00
Tough rules on taking pupils out of school in term time fail to recognise that family life is not simple Local Government Association Continue reading...






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Disabled graduates: Life after university

BBC - Fri, 24/10/2014 - 01:27
Life after university for disabled graduates
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Let parents take kids out of school to beat half term holiday costs, LGA says

The Independent - Fri, 24/10/2014 - 00:00

Local council leaders have urged the Government to let up on its attempts to stop parents taking their children out of school during term time.








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Educating the East End, review: 'brimming with positivity'

Telegraph - Thu, 23/10/2014 - 22:00
Pupil Christopher rose above the show's cartoonlike moralising, says Michael Pilgrim






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Concerns grow that lower GCSE results erode confidence in education system

The Guardian Unlimited - Thu, 23/10/2014 - 19:46

Fewer pupils gain five good GCSEs but rise in better marks on appeal shows governments changes dont work, say experts

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