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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Private school pupils get better degrees, even if they're less clever

Telegraph - Fri, 21/11/2014 - 05:30
A study of 7,700 people finds being bright is not necessarily enough to get a degree from a top university






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Grammars' 'leaky pipe' to university

BBC - Fri, 21/11/2014 - 01:34
Grammar school pupils in the 1980s were no more likely to gain degrees from "elite" universities than comprehensive pupils, research suggests.
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Seven schools in latest Trojan Horse scandal

Telegraph - Fri, 21/11/2014 - 00:33
Reports due to reveal "serious concerns" over extremism following Ofsted's investigations into seven Tower Hamlets schools investigated over the Trojan Horse scandal
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Space agency plans Mars rover from Lego bricks

BBC - Fri, 21/11/2014 - 00:29
Space agency plans Mars mission with plastic bricks
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Journalist Jackie Ashley takes over as president of Lucy Cavendish College

The Guardian Unlimited - Fri, 21/11/2014 - 00:05
Guardian columnist to become ‘leader and champion’ of Cambridge college in October 2015 Continue reading...
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New exam system ‘gives pupils no second chance’

The Independent - Fri, 21/11/2014 - 00:00

Michael Gove’s decision to ditch modular GCSEs and A-Levels for sudden death exams gives struggling pupils “no second chance” in the exam system, according to a leading independent school headmistress.








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Grammar school is no better for pupils than a comprehensive

The Independent - Fri, 21/11/2014 - 00:00

Grammar schools are no more successful than comprehensives at getting their pupils into elite universities, according to new research.








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'I was bullied because I'm disabled'

BBC - Thu, 20/11/2014 - 23:35
'I was bullied because I'm disabled'
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Church of England school taken aback by Ofsted rating amid extremism row

The Guardian Unlimited - Thu, 20/11/2014 - 20:53
Sir John Cass secondary praised by teachers as school downgraded on safeguarding issues Continue reading...
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Edinburgh University launches investigation into fraternity rape threats

Telegraph - Thu, 20/11/2014 - 18:23
An American fraternity chapter, whose members have been accused of making rape jokes in meetings on campus, is under investigation






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'Poorest of poor' test talking tech

BBC - Thu, 20/11/2014 - 17:22
A charity is to give away 2,000 Talking Book audio computers to some of Ghana's poorest communities after securing funds from Unicef and ARM.
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Homophobic abuse in schools is not the fault of the students – it’s the fault of the schools

The Independent - Thu, 20/11/2014 - 15:42

Almost two-thirds of LGBT people in schools have experienced homophobic bullying - or hate crimes as these incidents would be called were they to occur off the playground – this year.








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Students are right to march against the markets. Why can’t education be free?

The Guardian Unlimited - Thu, 20/11/2014 - 14:05
After the 2008 crash, the most sensible reform would have been to make the financial system more like education, not vice versa Continue reading...
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School textbooks renaissance urged

BBC - Thu, 20/11/2014 - 13:13
Textbooks should be upgraded and returned to their rightful place in the English classroom, says education minister Nick Gibb.
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‘Lost’ first languages leave permanent mark on the brain, new study reveals

The Guardian Unlimited - Thu, 20/11/2014 - 12:38

MRI scans show Chinese babies adopted by French-speaking Canadian families retain ‘unconscious’ knowledge of their mother tongue

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