Siblings in care 'forced apart'

BBC - 2 hours 8 min ago
Over a third of children in care who have siblings are having to live apart from any of them, suggests research by a children's charity.
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Policies for improving schools had ‘no effect’, finds parliamentary inquiry

The Guardian Unlimited - Sun, 25/01/2015 - 21:47
Committee says impact of coalition’s multibillion pound converter academy programme for raising performance in England is ‘inconclusive’ Continue reading...

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Labour 'to pledge to cut tuition fees by a third'

Telegraph - Sun, 25/01/2015 - 20:15
Mr Miliband said to be considering whether to replace the current way of funding student loans with a tax on new graduates

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Can Labour pay for university fee cut?

BBC - Sun, 25/01/2015 - 19:33
Labour leader Ed Miliband favours cutting the maximum university fees for students from £9,000 to £6,000, the BBC understands.
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Gwynne Lewis obituary

The Guardian Unlimited - Sun, 25/01/2015 - 18:20
Historian whose books on the French Revolution emphasised social tensions as the root cause of the uprising Continue reading...

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Duke of Wellington and Napoleon to finally meet at Waterloo exhibition

The Guardian Unlimited - Sun, 25/01/2015 - 17:34
Shared Destinies event is one among many exhibits planned across Europe to mark Battle of Waterloo’s bicentenary Continue reading...

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Majority of UK’s most influential had independent school education – survey

The Guardian Unlimited - Sun, 25/01/2015 - 15:57
Debrett’s 500 list reveals more than 40% went to fee-paying schools, confirming lack of diversity and showing trend of Britain becoming ‘less meritocratic’

More than 40% of the most influential people in Britain went to independent school, according to research which has further highlighted concerns about their disproportionate impact in fields ranging from finance to the arts.

The Debrett’s 500 also found that around a fifth of people on the list, which is split into 24 categories, attended grammar schools, leaving just over a third who attended comprehensives.

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Nicole Pisani quits top London restaurant to make school dinners

The Guardian Unlimited - Sun, 25/01/2015 - 12:49
Chef who made her name in Yotam Ottolenghi’s Soho restaurant to serve up lunch for 500 students on a budget of 92p a child

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Student loans: the real cost could be £40,000 more than official estimates

Telegraph - Sun, 25/01/2015 - 08:15
Calculations used by the Government to estimate the cost of long-terms loans could be wildly optimistic, with students paying more in real life

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Even with classes of 70 to 100, behaviour is better in Uganda than the UK

The Guardian Unlimited - Sun, 25/01/2015 - 08:00

Teacher Emmanuel Okiria talks about what it’s like to teach in Uganda and the lessons he’s learned from taking part in an international exchange programme

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Private schools achieve greater A-level success

Telegraph - Sun, 25/01/2015 - 07:30
Pupils from fee-paying schools achieve almost 30 per cent of all A* grades despite forming just 13.6 per cent of all A-level entries raising questions over the education opportunities on offer to the vast majority of children.

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£2.9bn child support 'uncollectable'

BBC - Sun, 25/01/2015 - 06:47
Billions of pounds owed in child maintenance may never be recovered, government accounts show - though ministers say the debts are not "forgotten".
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Last witnesses of the Holocaust

BBC - Sun, 25/01/2015 - 01:30
Holocaust survivors hand on their stories to school pupils
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Comic studies growing as a major educational discipline, claims Dutch professor

The Independent - Sun, 25/01/2015 - 00:00

Once considered the exclusive preserve of children and hardcore fanatics, comics have become such an important form of mainstream entertainment that they are “gathering steam” as an academic discipline, according to the Oxford Art Journal.

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VIDEO: Should spelling be simplified?

BBC - Sat, 24/01/2015 - 08:30
The English Spelling Society is drawing up a list of proposals to make it easier for children to learn to spell, including removing silent letters.
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Swedish school sheds light on dark days of winter

The Guardian Unlimited - Sat, 24/01/2015 - 07:00
Dragonskolan school in Sweden’s far north attempts to raise children’s performance through use of intense electric lights Continue reading...

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Secret Teacher: Dear Ofsted, please can you send me a copy of the real rules?

The Guardian Unlimited - Sat, 24/01/2015 - 07:00

I used to think I knew the rules for inspections – I built my career on it. But they seem to have changed, and I can’t play the game without knowing what you actually want

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Time for a new vision of revision?

Telegraph - Sat, 24/01/2015 - 06:00
This year, why not send your exam-bound teen somewhere a little different and see what they can achieve, says Eleanor Doughty

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Drama colleges hit back at ‘petty jab’ over elitism in the arts

The Guardian Unlimited - Fri, 23/01/2015 - 19:58
Heads accept elitism is an issue but blame poor arts provision and access in schools and lack of money to pay living wage

An ordinary day is in progress at Birmingham Ormiston academy. In a mirrored studio, a group of leotard-clad students rehearse a tap routine while down the hall, two boys sit crouched over a vast mixing desk, headphones on, blending beats. “Baby Got Back” blasts out of the student-run radio suite and the sound of harmonised choral singing drifts down the stairwell.

This is one of the country’s few state-funded performing arts academies, a sister to the Brit School in London, and home to 950 pupils aged 14 to 19, many from underprivileged backgrounds and the majority of whom have their sights set on a career in the performing arts.

Related: Julie Walters: lack of working-class actors is sad

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British Muslim school children suffering a backlash of abuse following Paris attacks

The Independent - Fri, 23/01/2015 - 17:59

Muslim pupils across Britain are suffering a backlash of bullying and abuse following the Charlie Hebdo massacre amid a broad rise in Islamophobia in schools which the Government is failing to tackle, campaigners have told The Independent.

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