Brian Cox on Rosetta, tackling mental health and worksheets v textbooks

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Education round up: TV physicist Brian Cox says Rosetta mission encourages young people into science, a new initiative to address school mental health services and teachers’ night off

Science in school. The government should capitalise on excitement over the Rosetta mission and encourage children into the world of science, according to TV physicist Professor Brian Cox. Today, Cox will answer students’ questions from around the UK in a live stream – join in here.

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#teacherwellbeing2014 - Going to the cinema tonight to see, Gone Girl! Don't think I have ever been to the cinema on a school night before!

@GuardianTeach Night off? - helped my daughter make a cake for biology A'level group! pic.twitter.com/A4VoM3oDmo

The week in numbers

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Texas finally approves history textbooks amid religious and political concerns

The Guardian Unlimited - Fri, 21/11/2014 - 22:30

Books accepted on eighth attempt after disagreements over portrayal of Moses, Islam, and Ronald Reagan

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'Extremist risk' at Muslim schools

BBC - Fri, 21/11/2014 - 20:16
Pupils at six east London schools are "vulnerable to extremist influences and radicalisation", Ofsted's Sir Michael Wilshaw says after snap inspections.
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‘Radicalisation risk’ at six Muslim schools in London

The Guardian Unlimited - Fri, 21/11/2014 - 19:36
Ofsted orders east London schools to change or face closure amid concerns that pupils are not being taught British values Continue reading...
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The Ofsted report about my former school is way off the mark

The Guardian Unlimited - Fri, 21/11/2014 - 19:31
The Jamiatul Ummah Islamic faith school in Tower Hamlets has been condemned as inadequate – but I did OK after going there Continue reading...
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VIDEO: 'Extremist risk' at Muslim schools

BBC - Fri, 21/11/2014 - 19:29
Pupils at six east London schools are "vulnerable to extremist influences and radicalisation", Ofsted's Sir Michael Wilshaw says after snap inspections.
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Chinese maths teachers help English pupils make the grade

BBC - Fri, 21/11/2014 - 18:37
Chinese maths teachers brought into English primaries
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Six Muslim schools threatened with closure

The Independent - Fri, 21/11/2014 - 18:35

Pupils at six Muslim independent schools could be “vulnerable to extremist influences and radicalisation”, Chief Schools Inspector Sir Michael Wilshaw has warned.








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VIDEO: Dyson: 'Keep engineers in Britain'

BBC - Fri, 21/11/2014 - 17:06
James Dyson tells the BBC it is important to keep engineers in Britain to produce hi-tech exports, as he announces a £1bn investment in research and development.
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In search of a truly liberal education

The Guardian Unlimited - Fri, 21/11/2014 - 16:13
Unlikely disciplines can inspire each other, as with Newton’s analogy between the colour spectrum and the musical scale Continue reading...
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Schoolboy, 15, who made £14k from tuck-shop to pay Oxbridge fees threatened with suspension

Telegraph - Fri, 21/11/2014 - 16:00
Tommie Rose is raising money to go to study business, but school bosses say the 'black market' tuck-shop breaches healthy-eating guidelines






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'Breathless, headlong change has left education in turmoil'

Telegraph - Fri, 21/11/2014 - 13:11
Speaking to the Telegraph ahead of his departure, John Newton, head of Taunton School, says fast change and the focus on grades are raising "Generation Unhappy"






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Embrace the arts, engineers told

BBC - Fri, 21/11/2014 - 12:00
Engineering needs to emphasise its creative side to encourage more young people to take it up as a career, says a leading member of the profession.
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VIDEO: Learning maths the Chinese way

BBC - Fri, 21/11/2014 - 11:59
Around 60 Chinese maths teachers come to Britain, to try to pass on some of the techniques which have helped Chinese pupils come top of global league tables.
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AUDIO: School fails inspection on Islamic society

BBC - Fri, 21/11/2014 - 11:45
A Church of England school previously graded outstanding is expected to be put into special measures over concerns about a sixth-form Islamic society.
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Ladybird drops 'boys and girls' books

BBC - Fri, 21/11/2014 - 11:27
One of the leading children's publishers, famed for its classic Peter and Jane reading scheme, is to drop gender branding from its books.
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Ofsted chief: pupils at east London faith schools at risk of radicalisation

The Guardian Unlimited - Fri, 21/11/2014 - 10:54
Education secretary urged to act with urgency following Ofsted inspections of six independent Muslim schools and a state secondary Continue reading...
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What university life is like on a 'forgotten' campus

The Guardian Unlimited - Fri, 21/11/2014 - 10:12

Many universities have secondary campuses miles from their main sites. Are students based on them missing out?

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Ofsted chief: children 'vulnerable to extremism' at Muslim schools

Telegraph - Fri, 21/11/2014 - 09:34
Sir Michael Wilshaw says he is 'extremely concerned' about large number of failings in each of six independent schools inspected in Tower Hamlets, east London






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What do uni engineering departments need most? People in overalls

The Guardian Unlimited - Fri, 21/11/2014 - 07:00

Preoccupied with research and snobbish about industrialists in overalls, university departments no longer recognise their responsibility to produce the next generation of engineers

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