New Mexico high school students walk out in protest of new standardized test

The Guardian Unlimited - Mon, 02/03/2015 - 20:23
  • Tests are aligned to Common Core standards adopted by 43 states
  • Critics say the exams distract from real learning, add stress and waste resources
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Half of parents in some areas denied first choice of school

The Independent - Mon, 02/03/2015 - 19:13

Nearly half of parents in some parts of the country have had their first choice of secondary school rejected, with families in inner cities faring the worst.








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One-third miss school choice in London

BBC - Mon, 02/03/2015 - 18:32
Almost a third of families in London did not get their first choice of secondary school as the population surge reaches secondary level.
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Thumping good salary

The Guardian Unlimited - Mon, 02/03/2015 - 18:00

When teachers need a salary top-up

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Emwazi's university 'more scared of being Islamophobic than homophobic'

The Guardian Unlimited - Mon, 02/03/2015 - 17:52

Former secretary of University of Westminster’s LGBT society says complaints about speakers booked by Islamic society were not treated seriously enough

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New counter-terrorism duties: what schools need to know

The Guardian Unlimited - Mon, 02/03/2015 - 17:30

Schools now have a legal duty to prevent young people from being drawn to terrorism. Here are five key points every school leader needs to know about the new legislation

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Up to half of pupils miss out in secondary school postcode lottery

Telegraph - Mon, 02/03/2015 - 17:00
Tens of thousands of children lose out in scramble for secondary school places on 'national offer day'






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How to teach ... Red Nose Day 2015

The Guardian Unlimited - Mon, 02/03/2015 - 17:00

From flour-stained celebs to the People’s Strictly Come Dancing, Comic Relief celebrations are in full flow. Here’s how to get charity tins rattling in school

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Guardian university awards 2015: shortlist announced

The Guardian Unlimited - Mon, 02/03/2015 - 16:28

We reveal which universities made the shortlist for their excellent initiatives across all 14 categories

University of Birmingham

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Labour’s fixation with tuition fees neglects the real issues in universities

The Guardian Unlimited - Mon, 02/03/2015 - 16:24

Universities face threats to their part-time, postgraduate and international student numbers, but these issues have been pushed down the agenda

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Let's just admit it: Britain is a nation of moaners

The Guardian Unlimited - Mon, 02/03/2015 - 16:04

You’d think people would be thrilled about the cost of education coming down or a mansion tax. Not a bit of it – what a difficult bunch we are to please

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Swings and roundabouts for FE funding

BBC - Mon, 02/03/2015 - 14:11
How should FE students be funded?
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Out and under attack in the south: Arkansas LGBT rights hit reverse

The Guardian Unlimited - Mon, 02/03/2015 - 13:04

Conservative lawmakers doubling down on discrimination policies with religious ‘conscience protection’ as workers and students fear ‘for their very lives’

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VIDEO: National pride in Ukraine school

BBC - Mon, 02/03/2015 - 11:33
The BBC's Rupert Wingfield-Hayes visits a high school in Mariupol where students are taking lessons in Ukrainian patriotism.
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'All schools need careers teachers'

BBC - Mon, 02/03/2015 - 11:31
All schools in England should have a teacher trained to give high-quality careers advice, particularly to poorer pupils, says a charity.
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Mohammed Emwazi was not radicalised at school, says ex-headteacher

The Guardian Unlimited - Mon, 02/03/2015 - 09:55

Jo Shuter speaks out as government orders investigation into academy after reports that two other pupils went on to become Islamist fighters

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Measures to protect children's health strongly supported by public, poll finds

The Guardian Unlimited - Mon, 02/03/2015 - 08:20

Almost two-thirds of Britons surveyed want ban on junk food TV ads until after 9pm, while three quarters want more to be done to help pregnant women cut down on risky behaviour such as drinking

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National Offer Day: does it pay to game the secondary school system?

Telegraph - Mon, 02/03/2015 - 08:00
More than half a million children are due to find out where they have a secondary school place. Some parents have gone to extreme lengths to get their children into the best schools






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What next for the grammar school?

BBC - Mon, 02/03/2015 - 07:53
How Kent 's grammar school debate may reflect a wider picture
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