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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Oxbridge degrees add £7,600 to graduate starting salaries

Telegraph - Thu, 18/12/2014 - 06:00
A study by the Sutton Trust says that "not all degrees are created equal" as figures show Oxbridge graduates with economics qualifications are Britain's highest earners






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League tables: the top universities for research

Telegraph - Thu, 18/12/2014 - 06:00
Results shows that Oxford is still the best institution for research. Use our searchable league table to find out where your university ranks






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Boys resorting to mobile phone 'txt speak' in schools

Telegraph - Thu, 18/12/2014 - 06:00
The National Literacy Trust finds that boys are much more likely than girls to use mobile phone text message abbreviations such as "lol" and "gr8" in the classroom






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Top 10 universities for research

Telegraph - Thu, 18/12/2014 - 06:00
Rankings published today show the top universities in the country for research excellence. Check out which institutions made the top 10






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Pakistan attack reveals the truth about terrorism: it kills more poor Muslims than rich westerners

The Guardian Unlimited - Thu, 18/12/2014 - 03:24

In 2013, 12 people died in terrorist attacks in the west compared with 22,000 in non-western countries. How can poor Muslims escape the scourge of Islamist extremism?

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London overtaking Oxbridge domination

BBC - Thu, 18/12/2014 - 02:13
A major analysis of research quality, which will decide £2bn annual funding, suggests that London universities could soon "eclipse" Oxford and Cambridge.
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Poorer Oxbridge students earn more

The Independent - Thu, 18/12/2014 - 00:18

Oxbridge graduates who come from disadvantaged homes earn bigger starting salaries than those from families with a history of going to university, according to a study by the Sutton Trust.








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VIDEO: The parents who never expected to see their child in a nativity play

BBC - Thu, 18/12/2014 - 00:10
The 46 children who made it to an unlikely nativity
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