Most young people agree that porn creates unrealistic views of sex - but they still admit watching it

The Independent - 12 hours 57 min ago

Most young people find it “too easy” to accidentally see pornography while online, and almost half of teenagers regard sending sexual photos or videos as part of “everyday life”, according to new research released today.








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Calls to reinstate Trojan heads

BBC - Tue, 19/08/2014 - 19:17
Three head teachers who left schools in Birmingham involved in the alleged Trojan Horse plot should be reinstated or given compensation, a union says.
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Exclusive: Disadvantaged children could miss out on underfunded free school meals programme

The Independent - Tue, 19/08/2014 - 18:22

Concern that disadvantaged children will miss out on free school meals despite making them available to all four- to seven-year-olds is voiced today by a leading anti-poverty campaigner and Labour MP.








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Inclusive assessment in practice conference – call for abstracts

Higher Education Academy - Tue, 19/08/2014 - 15:49
Tuesday, 19 August, 2014

Abstracts are invited for a one-day conference to be held at Plymouth University on 24 November 2014.

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The big postgrad challenge? Paddling your own canoe

The Guardian Unlimited - Tue, 19/08/2014 - 14:37
No one's going to spoonfeed you ideas for an essay topic. It's up to you to know where you want to go Continue reading...






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VIDEO: 'Trojan horse' principal on school return

BBC - Tue, 19/08/2014 - 13:48
A principal at an academy school in Birmingham, who resigned because she felt under undue pressure from governors, has given a statement after resuming her post.
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Child's drawing 'predicts intellect'

BBC - Tue, 19/08/2014 - 12:20
A study suggests the way children draw at the age of four can be a predictor of intelligence 10 years later.
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Teachers around the world tell us about life in your classroom

The Guardian Unlimited - Tue, 19/08/2014 - 12:04

As part of our international teaching week this October, were asking for teachers to talk about life on the frontline in schools across the globe

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You're painting the wrong picture about children's intelligence

Telegraph - Tue, 19/08/2014 - 11:19
Research links children's intelligence to artistic ability, and Judith Woods's maternal heart sinks






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Young vets: is working with animals a dog's life?

The Guardian Unlimited - Tue, 19/08/2014 - 09:51
A new BBC documentary follows final-year vets taking on challenges inside and outside the classroom Continue reading...






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AUDIO: What is 'big school' like?

BBC - Tue, 19/08/2014 - 09:38
Kidscape has told 5 live Breakfast that parents should be having conversations with their children to prepare them for secondary school.
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Moocs, and the man leading the UK's charge

The Guardian Unlimited - Tue, 19/08/2014 - 07:40
Simon Nelson is head of FutureLearn, the OU's venture into Moocs massive open online courses that some have claimed will revolutionise higher education Continue reading...






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Clearing 2014: it's still all to play for

Telegraph - Tue, 19/08/2014 - 07:30
Clearing is no longer a scramble; the system is full of opportunities, says Josie Gurney-Read






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What is the point of GCSEs?

The Guardian Unlimited - Tue, 19/08/2014 - 07:30
Education experts question whether we need GCSEs now that young people will have to stay in education or training until the age of 18. Once an end-of-school exam, are they still relevant?
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Nicky Morgan has given birth to a child so, obviously, she can solve childcare

The Guardian Unlimited - Tue, 19/08/2014 - 07:19
The new education secretary will need more than motherhood and the ability to multitask in order to fulfil her early years responsibility Continue reading...






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VIDEO: 'I am Malala' memoirs re-versioned

BBC - Tue, 19/08/2014 - 07:12
Malala Yousafzai's memoirs 'I am Malala' was originally released in 2013 has just been reversioned for young people. She speaks to BBC School Reporters in a Birmingham library
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Young people with disabilities campaign for the right to learn

The Guardian Unlimited - Tue, 19/08/2014 - 07:10
Post-16 education for those with physical or learning disabilities shouldn't be a postcode lottery Continue reading...






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Clearing: an unedifying spectacle of unis going cap-in-hand to students

The Guardian Unlimited - Tue, 19/08/2014 - 07:00
Once, universities rejected those who failed to make the grade. Today, the balance of power has shifted in favour of students Continue reading...






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Does chewing gum improve our mind and our productivity?

The Guardian Unlimited - Tue, 19/08/2014 - 06:59
Researchers have tried to understand gum-chewing's effects on chewers, but they haven't really come up with any answers Continue reading...






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Lessons 'cut' to satisfy Nick Clegg's free school meals plan

Telegraph - Tue, 19/08/2014 - 06:00
A report from the Local Government Association finds that schools and councils are being forced to plug a shortfall in the budget set aside to fund school lunches for all infants






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