Politically correct Santa

The Guardian Unlimited - 1 hour 59 min ago
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Record 500,000 started university

BBC - 3 hours 6 min ago
Record numbers of students entered university this year, but the gender gap has never been wider, according to annual admission figures.
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VIDEO: Have free school meals meant less cash?

BBC - Thu, 18/12/2014 - 19:45
The BBC's Alex Forsyth investigates whether free school meals for infant pupils in England has had an impact on the pupil premium funding.
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Pupils 'should learn about Gareth Bale in A-level Spanish'

Telegraph - Thu, 18/12/2014 - 16:49
The A-level Content Advisory Board says all teenagers should complete a dissertation as part of modern language qualifications, focusing on the culture of another country






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Ref 2014 – your reaction in tweets

The Guardian Unlimited - Thu, 18/12/2014 - 15:27

Twitter feeds have been flooded with celebratory comments following the research excellence framework results. We pull out some more reflective comments

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Teacher who hit boy, six, over head with ruler acquitted of assault

Telegraph - Thu, 18/12/2014 - 14:35
Rina Khan walks free from court after being found not guilty of common assault and child cruelty during primary school maths lesson






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Nick Clegg promotes Liberal Democrats school meals policies - video

The Guardian Unlimited - Thu, 18/12/2014 - 14:07
Nick Clegg, Liberal Democrats leader, talks up his party's school meals policies on Thursday. Clegg has said that more than 1.6 million infants are getting lunchtime school dinners which is helping them learn. He discusses how the policies are being implemented, but says there is still more to be done Continue reading...
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Police arrest man after shots allegedly fired at Dorset school ground staff

The Guardian Unlimited - Thu, 18/12/2014 - 13:50
Staff and children kept briefly inside Highcliffe school, Christchurch, after workers reportedly shot at by ‘air weapon’ Continue reading...
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Bournemouth school 'in lockdown after shots fired nearby'

Telegraph - Thu, 18/12/2014 - 13:17
Man arrested after Highcliffe School in Christchurch, near Bournemouth, goes into lockdown following reports that shots had been fired at workmen nearby






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85% of primary school students take up offer of free school meals

The Guardian Unlimited - Thu, 18/12/2014 - 12:53
Liberal Democrats welcome figures after initiative to provide free dinners to all children regardless of wealth of their parents Continue reading...
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Access to music should be every child’s basic right, says singer-songwriter

The Guardian Unlimited - Thu, 18/12/2014 - 12:30
Rumer was the heroine at an event on the future of music education which highlighted both positives and negatives Continue reading...
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Boys 'held back by writing aversion'

BBC - Thu, 18/12/2014 - 12:28
A study suggests boys are being held back by their reluctance to write outside school.
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Free school meals 'for 85% infants'

BBC - Thu, 18/12/2014 - 12:08
An extra 1.3 million pupils in England, 85% of infant children, are eating a free school lunch, the government says.
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Why we must raise the bar to becoming a barrister

The Guardian Unlimited - Thu, 18/12/2014 - 11:46

The poor calibre of many students on the compulsory BPTC undermines the value of the course

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Students warned about phishing emails

Telegraph - Thu, 18/12/2014 - 11:22
Students have been advised to be vigilant against fraudulent emails purportedly from the Student Loans Company over the festive period






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Lego: can this most analogue of toys really be a modern urban planning tool?

The Guardian Unlimited - Thu, 18/12/2014 - 09:04

Lego wants to be taken seriously by architects, urban planners, even MIT. Can these pricey kids’ toys teach us how to build better cities, or is it all just brand hype?

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Academics across UK fearful in advance of Ref results

The Guardian Unlimited - Thu, 18/12/2014 - 08:01
Research Excellence Framework, which judges quality of research, widely criticised as divisive and a cause of bullying Continue reading...
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Shirley Conran: Christmas without Jasper

Telegraph - Thu, 18/12/2014 - 07:00
Shirley Conran tells Peter Stanford why maths is a feminist issue and who she'll be spending Christmas with this year






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Three ways teachers can wind down effectively after a long term

The Guardian Unlimited - Thu, 18/12/2014 - 07:00

The Christmas break is finally here, so how can teachers make sure they leave work in the classroom? Neurologist Judy Willis shares her advice

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UCL breaks Oxbridge stanglehold on university research

Telegraph - Thu, 18/12/2014 - 06:00
Results from the Research Excellence Framework (REF) show University College London has overtaken Cambridge but Oxford is still the best institution for research






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