Oxford interviews: students asked 'why do Welsh speakers struggle with phone numbers?'

Telegraph - Wed, 15/10/2014 - 12:26
Oxford University releases interview questions to debunk myths surrounding the system, including history students being asked 'how much of the past can you count?'






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Encourage graduates 'to stay local'

BBC - Wed, 15/10/2014 - 11:50
University leavers should be offered a "golden handcuff" to stay and work locally after graduation, a study says.
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Term time holiday crackdown fuels drop in school absence

Telegraph - Wed, 15/10/2014 - 11:49
Department for Education figures show a sharp decline in the number of children taken out classes for term time holidays as school attendance rates hit a record high






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Fiona Bruce inspires pupils at her old school

The Independent - Wed, 15/10/2014 - 10:32

The BBC journalist Fiona Bruce has urged young people from ethnic minorities eager to break into journalism to take advantage of media organisations’ desire to access their voice and use their backgrounds.








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Teens 'should self-regulate net use'

BBC - Wed, 15/10/2014 - 10:07
Banning the internet or filtering content may not be the best way to keep children safe online, research suggests.
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'I surprisingly miss the heat, humidity and crowdedness of Hong Kong'

The Guardian Unlimited - Wed, 15/10/2014 - 10:02

Meet Florence, a student from Hong Kong, the home of around 3.1% of all international students at UK universities

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Lad culture thrives in our neoliberal universities

The Guardian Unlimited - Wed, 15/10/2014 - 10:00

Laddism is at home in the callous environment of market-driven higher education, argues, Alison Phipps, who offers advice to universities on how to root it out

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College tutors can't do in 36 weeks what teachers fail to achieve in 11 years

The Guardian Unlimited - Wed, 15/10/2014 - 09:00

Youre right Ofsted, English and maths teaching in colleges could be better. But you need to look beyond data to see why this is happening, says our anonymous blogger

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My life as a non-binary transgender teacher and why Im still closeted

The Guardian Unlimited - Wed, 15/10/2014 - 07:00

Many schools have stamped out homophobia but few have got to grips with transgender issues its either too confusing or they worry parents will complain

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Blair wants religious respect lessons

BBC - Wed, 15/10/2014 - 06:35
A global drive is needed to tackle extremism by making education systems in all countries teach respect for other religions, Tony Blair says.
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Parental opinion holds sway over university choice

Telegraph - Wed, 15/10/2014 - 06:00
As the first UCAS deadline looms, new research finds that some university applicants value the advice of parents over their own views when choosing a university






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Primary pupils to learn about work

BBC - Wed, 15/10/2014 - 04:26
Head teachers want primary school pupils to learn more about the links between learning and the world of work.
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Tony Blair: Fight war of ideas against extremism

BBC - Wed, 15/10/2014 - 00:01
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Schools 'face academy cold calls'

BBC - Tue, 14/10/2014 - 19:53
Some primary head teachers are being cold-called by 'brokers', urging them to convert to academy status, a teachers' union leader has told MPs.
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Jewish schools complain over hostile Ofsted inspections

The Guardian Unlimited - Tue, 14/10/2014 - 19:14

Group claims Jewish schools disproportionately targeted and that inspectors asked pupils inappropriate questions

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'Trojan Horse' schools which are ‘taken over’ by Islamist ideas are still not improved

The Independent - Tue, 14/10/2014 - 18:25

Five Birmingham schools declared failing in the wake of the alleged “Trojan Horse” takeover plot by hardline Muslims have still not improved, Ofsted has warned.








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Are curriculum changes enough to get young people hooked on languages?

The Guardian Unlimited - Tue, 14/10/2014 - 18:14

Compulsory languages at primary school level may be a positive step, but does it address the bigger picture?

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Examiners 'paid little more than bar staff' to mark GCSEs

Telegraph - Tue, 14/10/2014 - 18:00
Brighton College becomes the first school in the country to pay its own teachers to act as exam markers amid concerns over grading standards in GCSEs and A-levels






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Trojan horse schools have done little to fix problems Ofsted

The Guardian Unlimited - Tue, 14/10/2014 - 17:30

Poor teaching and governance continue in Birmingham schools at centre of alleged Islamic infiltration plot, inspectors say

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