The Observer view on Ed Miliband’s promise to cut tuition fees

The Guardian Unlimited - 3 hours 28 min ago
Labour could find better ways to spend billions on the young and disadvantaged Continue reading...






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Labour demands pledge that Coalition will not raise tuition fees beyond £9,000

The Independent - 3 hours 33 min ago

Ed Miliband challenged David Cameron and Nick Clegg last night to pledge that they will not raise tuition fees beyond £9,000.








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British values 'are more than pictures of the Queen,' says shadow Education Secretary

The Independent - 3 hours 33 min ago

Schools should be more sophisticated about the way they teach British values, Shadow Education Secretary Tristram Hunt said yesterday. Too many just rely on sticking up pictures of the Queen and double-decker buses in the school hall, he told the London Festival of Education conference in London.








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Give girls career advice before the age of 10, says shadow Education Secretary

The Independent - 3 hours 33 min ago

Girls should start careers lessons from the age of seven to encourage them to become more ambitious, Labour’s shadow Education Secretary Tristram Hunt said yesterday.








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Ministers order inquiry into Jihadi John's school

Telegraph - Sat, 28/02/2015 - 20:09
Nicky Morgan, the Education Secretary, acts after it emerges that Choukri Ellekhlifi, a contemporary of Mohammed Emwazi at Quintin Kynaston academy, was killed fighting with terrorists in Syria in 2013






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Ann Cotton: educating millions within Africa by inspiring sustainable change

The Guardian Unlimited - Sat, 28/02/2015 - 19:09

The Campaign for Female Education founder supports children’s education in five countries – without sending outsiders in to tell them what to do

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The Tories are paving the way to load more debt on students

The Guardian Unlimited - Sat, 28/02/2015 - 09:00

If the Conservatives win in May, people shouldn’t be surprised if they wake up to see tuition fees above £15,000

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Forty years on, grammars are still flying the flag

Telegraph - Sat, 28/02/2015 - 07:00
When is a grammar school not a grammar school? Eleanor Doughty looks at the former direct-grant schools that retain their commitment to access






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Secret Teacher: am I paranoid or is my colleague after my job?

The Guardian Unlimited - Sat, 28/02/2015 - 07:00

Instead of focusing on fast-approaching Sats, I’m worrying that Byzantine politics in my school could leave me in a job I don’t want

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Modern tribes: the grammar pedant

The Guardian Unlimited - Sat, 28/02/2015 - 06:00
‘The abuse of language causes needless anger, hurt and offence. It’s a question of good manners. Did you really just say refute?’ Continue reading...






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Mohammed Emwazi’s university suspends all ‘sensitive’ events

The Guardian Unlimited - Fri, 27/02/2015 - 20:16

University of Westminster suspends all student union events deemed sensitive just days after ‘Jihadi John’ was unmasked as a former student and amid controversy over attendance of controversial preacher

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The Guardian view on higher education: beyond the bean-counters

The Guardian Unlimited - Fri, 27/02/2015 - 19:09
The noble idea that a university is a place where one learns to think is increasingly painted as indulgent and old-fashioned Continue reading...






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Labour challenged over 'cast-iron' guarantee to cut tuition fees

The Guardian Unlimited - Fri, 27/02/2015 - 18:39

Ed Miliband’s pledge to cut annual fees to £6,000 attracts criticism from George Osborne and Vince Cable

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Labour pledges £6,000 tuition fees

BBC - Fri, 27/02/2015 - 18:38
Ed Miliband says £9,000 tuition fees in England have been a "disaster" and promises Labour would fund a reduction by cutting tax relief on high earners' pensions.
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VIDEO: Fees pledge: What do students think?

BBC - Fri, 27/02/2015 - 18:06
The BBC asks students at Leeds University for their reactions to a Labour pledge to reduce tuition fees in England have been a "disaster" and promises Labour would fund a reduction by cutting tax relief on high earners' pensions.
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Row within Labour party over who benefits from student tuition fee cuts

The Independent - Fri, 27/02/2015 - 17:46

Tax relief on pensions for higher earners would be cut to pay for Labour’s plan to reduce university tuition fees from a maximum of £9,000 to £6,000 a year, Ed Miliband announced today.








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Ignoring the arts won't prepare pupils for employment

Telegraph - Fri, 27/02/2015 - 17:15
A leading headmaster will warn that 'soft skills' developed by studying the arts are being ignored in favour of an "overly utilitarian vision of education"






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D-Day for parents: does it pay to game the secondary school system?

Telegraph - Fri, 27/02/2015 - 17:04
More than half a million children are due to find out where they have a secondary school place. Some parents have gone to extreme lengths to get their children into the best schools






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How Labour pays for student fee cut

BBC - Fri, 27/02/2015 - 16:38
How Labour pays for student fee cut
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Tuition fees: To cut or not to cut?

BBC - Fri, 27/02/2015 - 16:38
Views on Labour's £6,000 pledge from the frontline
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