Parents increasingly coming round to the idea of ballots for school places

The Independent - Thu, 11/09/2014 - 00:00

A growing number of parents support the idea of ballots to determine which children are successful in applying to oversubscribed schools, according to a new poll published today.

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Confessions of an exam marker: "It is surprising what students can produce under pressure"

The Independent - Thu, 11/09/2014 - 00:00

Today's exam candidates are nothing if not subtle. One marker tells me of a GCSE candidate who wrote on his script: "I know I have done no work for this exam and don't really understand the story, but please could you give me a C or my mum will kill me?"

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Teacher David McCullough JR: "Why I was right to tell students they're nothing special"

The Independent - Wed, 10/09/2014 - 23:30

Late in the afternoon of 1 June 2012, I gave a speech to an American graduating class. My audience, or so I thought, was seated before me at the high school in Wellesley, a suburb west of Boston, where I teach English. I did not know that the electronic world was eavesdropping, nor would I have thought that anyone beyond earshot would take an interest in what I might say.

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Campaign launched to address engineering skills gap

Telegraph - Wed, 10/09/2014 - 18:00
The IET today called on MPs to urge employers in their constituencies to work with local schools to inspire more young people to take STEM subjects

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VIDEO: Warning over school leavers' skills

BBC - Wed, 10/09/2014 - 17:22
Too many courses for school leavers in England are not providing the skills needed to help them find work or go on to further education, Ofsted warns.
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Nicky Morgan: busy parents 'struggling to read to children'

Telegraph - Wed, 10/09/2014 - 16:07
The Education Secretary says families should ask grandparents to read to children

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London's GCSE lessons for England

BBC - Wed, 10/09/2014 - 15:05
Spreading London's school success more widely
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Ofsted chief attacks 'sloppy' timekeeping among teenagers

Telegraph - Wed, 10/09/2014 - 15:03
Sir Michael Wilshaw, the head of Ofsted, criticises poor attitudes among teenagers as the watchdog calls on schools and colleges to place a renewed focus on "employability skills"

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Universities minister Greg Clark rules out increasing tuition fees

The Guardian Unlimited - Wed, 10/09/2014 - 14:26

Universities minister says he is not persuaded by the argument for raising fees to take into account increased costs

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Want an education in life? Then drop out of university

The Guardian Unlimited - Wed, 10/09/2014 - 14:18
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Warning on lack of careers advice

BBC - Wed, 10/09/2014 - 14:02
Careers services for young people in England need to be urgently improved, says a report from an advisory body set up by the government.
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Ofsted warning over Neet generation

BBC - Wed, 10/09/2014 - 12:55
Too many young people in England drop out of sixth-form or college and are not being given the right chances that will help them in the future, Ofsted warns.
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AUDIO: Abuser: I'm 'lucky' wife stood by me

BBC - Wed, 10/09/2014 - 12:03
A former domestic abuser says he is "so lucky" his wife of 30 years stood by him.
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Five top tips for the feminist fresher - video

The Guardian Unlimited - Wed, 10/09/2014 - 09:55
Freshers' week is littered with traps to snare the unwary newbie. You'll be cajoled into joining laddish drinking rites, hauled off to dubious fancy-dress parties and subjected to a torrent of misogynistic banter. But fear not, young feminist student, male or female. Our guide will help you stand your ground and make the case for respecting women

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Ofsted criticises colleges for poor record helping Neets

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

The quality of teaching in English and maths is not good enough, careers guidance is weak and local authorities arent tracking progress effectively, according to the inspectorate

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Programme launched to recruit talented school leaders

Telegraph - Wed, 10/09/2014 - 08:56
The Department for Education, along with the Future Leaders Trust, are aiming to recruit 100 talented leaders to transform challenging schools in deprived areas

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Parents 'willing to pay £50k extra' to secure school places

Telegraph - Wed, 10/09/2014 - 07:00
A new report suggests that some parents are willing to pay £50,000 extra to live in a top school catchment area, and a third have moved house specifically

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Support for parents is the key to tackling pupil aggression in schools

The Guardian Unlimited - Wed, 10/09/2014 - 07:00

More than half of teachers face hostility in schools from verbal insults to threats. Its time to look at the cause of these problems rather than playing the blame game

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Tough schools 'to get best new heads'

BBC - Wed, 10/09/2014 - 02:09
A network of 100 "talented leaders" will be sent into England's most challenging schools over the next two years, the government announces.
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Britain has one of highest rates of university participation - yet literacy remains low

The Independent - Wed, 10/09/2014 - 00:00

The drive to send more British people to university has failed to produce a rise in literacy and numeracy skills, a major international study has revealed.

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