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

The Independent - Tue, 01/09/2015 - 18:28

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 - 19:25

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 - 18:37

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 - 15:36

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 - 13:15

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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New Chair of The Higher Education Academy Board

Higher Education Academy - Thu, 20/08/2015 - 09:30
Thursday, 20 August, 2015

Professor Rama Thirunamachandran, Vice-Chancellor and Principal of Canterbury Christ Church University is the new Chair of the HEA Board.

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HEA response to National Student Survey 2015

Higher Education Academy - Wed, 12/08/2015 - 09:09
Wednesday, 12 August, 2015

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Staff at York St John University show commitment to great teaching

Higher Education Academy - Tue, 11/08/2015 - 15:49
Tuesday, 11 August, 2015

York St John University has 100% of its teaching staff actively engaged in Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (HEA) as it works with staff to promote and recognise great teaching. 

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Welcome to the new HEA website

Higher Education Academy - Mon, 03/08/2015 - 11:31
Monday, 3 August, 2015

‘A gateway to enhancing teaching quality’


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