Number of parents moving to their desired school catchment area is increasing, according to Santander research

The Independent - Wed, 02/09/2015 - 11:14

The extent to which parents are resorting to to live within their desired school catchment area has been revealed in new research from Santander Mortgages as competition for places at the UK’s best schools continues to increase.

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Premature birth linked with less intelligence and less adult wealth, according to University of Warwick research

The Independent - Wed, 02/09/2015 - 09:44

People who were born prematurely are less intelligent later on in life and earn less money as a result, according to a new study by the University of Warwick.

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Three-year-old ultra-Orthodox Jewish children told 'the non-Jews' are 'evil' in worksheet produced by London school

The Independent - Tue, 01/09/2015 - 23:47

British three-year-olds have been told "the non-Jews" are “evil” in a Kindergarten worksheet handed out at ultra-Orthodox Jewish schools in north London, it can be revealed.

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New London free school will teach pupils in the same way as the ancient Greeks

The Independent - Tue, 01/09/2015 - 23:00

A new free school will adopt the teaching methods of Ancient Greece to unlock the potential of its students.

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Scotland's national tests mean schools must avoid the pitfalls of teaching to the league table

The Independent - Tue, 01/09/2015 - 17:43

Note the words used by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon as she unveiled plans for the first ever national testing programme to improve literacy and numeracy in Scottish schools.

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Scotland to introduce national primary school tests to 'close gap between rich and poor pupils'

The Independent - Tue, 01/09/2015 - 17:28

National testing is to be introduced in Scottish primary schools for the first time in more than a decade in an attempt to close the gap between rich and poor pupils, Nicola Sturgeon has said as she laid out her long term plans for the future of the country.

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Akram Khan: Choreographer says dance is 'as important as maths and being a doctor'

The Independent - Sun, 30/08/2015 - 18:25

Akram Khan, one of the most-acclaimed choreographers in the UK, has called for the Government to put dance in the curriculum saying it is as important as studying maths or medicine.

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Ucas is harming social mobility by blocking data on poor students, says senior MP

The Independent - Sun, 30/08/2015 - 17:37

A senior MP has joined the growing number of critics of the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (Ucas), the body that handles university applications, for refusing to disclose important data it holds on students from poor backgrounds.

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University to mark down students who say 'illegal immigrants' in class

The Independent - Sun, 30/08/2015 - 14:36

Professors at a US university have told students that they risk failing their assignments and even their semester if they use offensive or hateful language in class or submissions.

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University of Tennessee switches gender-specific pronouns 'he' and 'she' for 'xe' and 'ze' to promote inclusivity

The Independent - Sat, 29/08/2015 - 12:15

Gender-neutral pronouns for transgender and queer-identifying people - such as "xe" and "ze" - are being encouraged at a second university in the US.

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