University of the year - the shortlist

Telegraph - Wed, 25/03/2015 - 06:00
The shortlist for the student nominated University of the Year award has been announced by Whatuni. Is your university in the running?






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Expert attacks 'futile' SNP law to improve state schools

Telegraph - Wed, 25/03/2015 - 06:00
Professor Lindsay Paterson tells the Scottish Government's Education Bill "won't achieve much" and is "irrelevant" to raising standards.






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Colleges fear for adult education

BBC - Wed, 25/03/2015 - 01:34
Adult education and training in England "will not exist by 2020" if the government continues its "swathe of cuts", the Association of Colleges has warned.
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Grammar schools set lower pass mark for poorer children

The Independent - Wed, 25/03/2015 - 00:03

A group of grammar schools have doubled their admission of disadvantaged pupils in a single year – by quietly setting a lower 11-plus qualification score for children from disadvantaged homes. The new two-tier pass mark – the first results of which are revealed by The Independent today – appears to represent one of the most radical and effective ever attempts to reduce the middle-class strangehold on good grammars.








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Colleges warn cuts 'threaten adult education'

Telegraph - Wed, 25/03/2015 - 00:01
Further cuts to funding could mean the death of adult education and training in five years






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Top Catholic school takes fight for admissions policy to court

The Guardian Unlimited - Tue, 24/03/2015 - 18:37

London Oratory, which has counted sons of Tony Blair, Nick Clegg and Harriet Harman among pupils, claims education watchdog is endangering its ethos

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Blair's preferred church school 'Catholic ethos under threat'

Telegraph - Tue, 24/03/2015 - 18:29
A top Roman Catholic comprehensive said altering its faith-based criteria would damage its ethos






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Thierry Henry shocks Merthyr pupils

BBC - Tue, 24/03/2015 - 18:15
Pupils at Pen-y-Dre High School are in shock after the French striker turned up to present a sports award to a pupil.
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Easter craft ideas: a last-minute guide for teachers

The Guardian Unlimited - Tue, 24/03/2015 - 17:23

From bunny masks to egg painting, here are some quick and easy crafts to get your students and classroom into the Easter spirit

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Dyson Foundation donates £12m for new engineering school

The Independent - Tue, 24/03/2015 - 16:45

Imperial College have announced a £12m donation by Sir James Dyson for a new Dyson school for engineering that will open its doors later this year.








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RE teacher training drive launched

BBC - Tue, 24/03/2015 - 16:20
A new campaign - backed by bursaries - to attract more graduates into careers as Religious Education teachers has been launched.
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Is slack science reporting letting down the public?

The Guardian Unlimited - Tue, 24/03/2015 - 16:17

Although engagement between scientists and journalists has improved, many pitfalls lie in transferring research findings to the media

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Students occupy Central St Martins in protest against cuts

The Guardian Unlimited - Tue, 24/03/2015 - 15:45

The reception area of the building has been occupied by students opposing planned cuts to foundation courses at the University of the Arts London

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University in regulation 'breach'

BBC - Tue, 24/03/2015 - 15:28
The University of Buckingham breached its own regulations in an investigation into possible plagiarism, an independent inquiry has found.
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'Naughty pupils could be more at risk under academies,' report warns

Telegraph - Tue, 24/03/2015 - 14:49
Badly-behaved children or students with special needs could be more likely to be expelled under academies because of their freedoms on admissions and exclusions






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Academy chains v local authorities

BBC - Tue, 24/03/2015 - 14:02
Academies may not be better at school improvement
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Why I love living in a multilingual town

The Guardian Unlimited - Tue, 24/03/2015 - 13:32

Moving to a multilingual area at first feels like playing a game where everyone knows the rules, apart from you. As a language student however I quickly realised it was the perfect place for my year abroad

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'Trojan Horse' schools 'improving'

BBC - Tue, 24/03/2015 - 13:14
Improvements are being made at three schools in Birmingham school at the centre of the so-called Trojan Horse plot, inspectors find.
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Trojan horse school in Birmingham to be renamed

The Guardian Unlimited - Tue, 24/03/2015 - 12:37

Park View, which was at centre of alleged plot by Muslim extremists to take over state schools in city, to rebrand as Ofsted praises progress

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Behind the scenes at Britain's Mandarin Speaking Competition - video

The Guardian Unlimited - Tue, 24/03/2015 - 10:35
Every year the British Council runs a competition to find Britain's best young Mandarin speakers. Those that make it through to the last stage of the competition come to London to compete at the British Museum. We went behind scenes of the competition to follow Louis Carmicheal, 17, from Hull and Natalia Barton, 13, from Liverpool as they prepared for the final Continue reading...






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