Escape from Boko Haram

BBC - Mon, 27/10/2014 - 01:00
How we escaped our captors, by three Nigerian schoolgirls
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Authors vie for children's award

BBC - Mon, 27/10/2014 - 00:06
David Walliams, Malorie Blackman and Debi Gliori are among the authors on this year's shortlist for the Red House Children's book prize.
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Baroness Kidron interview: ‘Children’s online safety is too vital to leave to Government’

The Independent - Mon, 27/10/2014 - 00:03

First, an outburst. Baroness (Beeban) Kidron, who directed Renée Zellweger in her second movie outing as Bridget Jones, is horrified at the fuss stirred up over the actress’s face.








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From the City to the classroom: ex-financier wins teaching prize

The Independent - Sun, 26/10/2014 - 23:53

A City finance worker who took a £40,000 pay cut to pursue greater job satisfaction in the classroom has been named one of the best teachers in Britain.








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Funding cuts, policy changes and careers advice: how are colleges faring?

The Guardian Unlimited - Sun, 26/10/2014 - 09:00

Looking to the general election in 2015, further education needs more funding and a consistent, long-term strategy from the next government, reports Louise Tickle

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My alternative school proof you dont need grades and the curriculum

The Guardian Unlimited - Sun, 26/10/2014 - 08:00

Josh Chapman talks about how his alternative education model encourages children to learn independently and imaginatively

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Female academics: don't power dress, forget heels and no flowing hair allowed

The Guardian Unlimited - Sun, 26/10/2014 - 08:00

Women in academia are judged on their appearance. Feminine means frivolous, and those considered scruffy are subject to sexist assumptions

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Hundreds of teachers permanently barred from schools

Telegraph - Sun, 26/10/2014 - 07:15
Figures from the Department for Education show a sharp increase in the number of teachers banned from the classroom over the past four years for cheating and swearing






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A level reforms: a new level of confusion

Telegraph - Sun, 26/10/2014 - 07:00
Sixth formers will face even more hurdles while the A level system undergoes the biggest shake-up in more than a decade, says Nick Morrison






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School absence guidelines issued

BBC - Sun, 26/10/2014 - 06:05
New guidelines for head teachers in England on the situations in which pupils can be given time off during term time have been drawn up.
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Headteachers to receive new guidance on term-time school absences

The Guardian Unlimited - Sun, 26/10/2014 - 04:45

Union to issue guidelines on circumstances in which children can stay off, but cheaper holidays wont be among them

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Villagers act to evict flagship Sikh free school

The Independent - Sat, 25/10/2014 - 23:00

A Buckinghamshire village is taking legal action to evict one of the Government’s flagship free schools, which aims to caters for up to 850 Sikh pupils .








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The college putting football first for A-level girls

The Independent - Sat, 25/10/2014 - 23:00

Teenage girls who are budding football stars are being offered a unique chance to play the game every day while they study for their A-levels, in a pioneering new initiative.








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Ofsted launches new inquiry into superheads schools

The Guardian Unlimited - Sat, 25/10/2014 - 19:43
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Students fined over sexist chants

BBC - Sat, 25/10/2014 - 09:31
A number of students are fined following an investigation after footage emerged of a group chanting about violence and necrophilia.
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Secret Teacher: stop treating NQTs as cannon fodder

The Guardian Unlimited - Sat, 25/10/2014 - 06:00
Newly-qualified teachers are vulnerable its a tough year and you have to pass. Schools need to think carefully about the support they offer my subject mentor left me a nervous wreck
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Kids love to give the Bard some stick

Telegraph - Sat, 25/10/2014 - 06:00
Christopher Lloyd has developed a novel method for getting young minds actively interested in learning






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More private school pupils flock to overseas universities

Telegraph - Sat, 25/10/2014 - 05:00
A survey of private school headmasters carried out by Maastricht University in the Netherlands finds that more pupils are considering taking degrees abroad






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Murdoch University head quits after being referred to corruption watchdog

The Guardian Unlimited - Sat, 25/10/2014 - 01:05

Suspended vice chancellor Richard Higgott has been referred to the West Australian Corruption and Crime Commission

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