Disabled graduates: Life after university

BBC - 15 hours 55 min ago
Life after university for disabled graduates
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Call to scrap term-time holiday ban

BBC - 17 hours 19 min ago
Council leaders call for a more "common-sense approach" to term-time holidays.
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Let parents take kids out of school to beat half term holiday costs, LGA says

The Independent - 17 hours 23 min ago

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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First fall in pupils gaining top GCSE passes

The Independent - Thu, 23/10/2014 - 18:57

The percentage of pupils obtaining the GCSE benchmark of five A* to C passes including maths and English has fallen for the first time, an official breakdown of this summer’s results has revealed.

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Employers condemn student visa rules

BBC - Thu, 23/10/2014 - 18:21
Universities and business leaders call for changes in student visa rules, but the immigration minister says their criticisms are based on "myths".
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Record demand for Oxford places as applications for Cambridge 'drop'

Telegraph - Thu, 23/10/2014 - 16:55
Figures are expected to show a decline in the number of students applying to Cambridge following toughening of entry requirements, even though demand for Oxford is rising

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How 1,000 years of Arabic scholarship advanced scientific debate in pictures

The Guardian Unlimited - Thu, 23/10/2014 - 15:34

From the 9th to the 19th centuries, scholars and scribes used Arabic as a lingua franca to debate scientific ideas. Arabic-speaking scholars translated classical Greek, Persian and even Sanskrit texts on topics such as medicine, mathematics and astronomy. These scholars went far beyond translation and preservation and fostered a unique and vibrant scientific culture within the Arabic-speaking world. The British Library and Qatar Foundation have joined forces to launch a new bilingual online portal, the Qatar Digital Library, providing free access to 25,000 pages of fascinating medieval Arabic manuscript. Heres a selection of some of the most influential scientific texts in history

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Today were talking masturbation: sitting in on a sex education class

The Guardian Unlimited - Thu, 23/10/2014 - 15:25
As bill to make sex education a statutory requirement gets its second reading in the Commons, Sally Weale attends a lesson Continue reading...

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Law students: seven ways to motivate yourself

The Guardian Unlimited - Thu, 23/10/2014 - 14:33

Studying law can be overwhelming at times, but changing your attitude can make things a whole lot easier

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Education standards 'in decline' at overcrowded universities

Telegraph - Thu, 23/10/2014 - 13:59
Academics claim that universities are compromising standards by admitting too many students and over-marking work to satisfy "money obsessed" managers

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Balancing teaching and management how do middle leaders do it?

The Guardian Unlimited - Thu, 23/10/2014 - 12:33

Sponsored feature: With a hefty timetable and stressed teams, work-life balance for middle leaders in schools might seem unrealistic but there is a way of surviving

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GCSE grade drop 'places more schools at risk of closure'

Telegraph - Thu, 23/10/2014 - 12:30
Figures from the Department for Education show a sharp decline in the number of pupils gaining five A* to C grades following an overhaul of school league tables

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Fewer teenagers got five good GCSEs

BBC - Thu, 23/10/2014 - 11:23
New data shows fewer teenagers got five good GCSEs, including English and maths, this year amid major changes to the exams system.
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How to get funding for your arts and humanities postgrad

The Guardian Unlimited - Thu, 23/10/2014 - 10:52

With no national loan scheme for postgrads, aspiring masters and PhD students must reach out to other funding sources

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Lessons in cybersecurity launched for schoolchildren

Telegraph - Thu, 23/10/2014 - 09:34
Secondary pupils across the UK will take part in cybersecurity lessons as Cabinet funded resources are launched in response to rising industry skills gap

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Drop in headline GCSE results 'reflects toughening up of standards', says minister

Telegraph - Thu, 23/10/2014 - 06:00
The number of pupils gaining five good GCSE grades is expected to fall this year but Nick Gibb, the Schools Minister, insists the decline simply reflects tougher standards

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'Anti-extremism' school code shelved

BBC - Thu, 23/10/2014 - 01:56
The Department for Education has shelved plans for a code of practice for some religious schools which operate outside of mainstream education, the BBC learns.
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