'Start GCSE maths sooner' in Wales

BBC - Tue, 16/12/2014 - 07:00
Pupils in Wales should start studying their maths GCSEs courses a year earlier than they do now, according to the head of the largest exam board in Wales.
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Education Guardian wins at journalism awards

The Guardian Unlimited - Tue, 16/12/2014 - 07:00
Louise Tickle wins CIPR award for National Education Journalism and Janet Murray is runner up Continue reading...
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Struggle for top research grades fuels bullying among university staff

The Guardian Unlimited - Tue, 16/12/2014 - 07:00

More than half of university staff say recent policy changes have caused an increase in bullying – and that institutions aren’t doing enough to tackle the issue

The fevered build up to this month’s university research audit has exposed academics to an atmosphere of competitiveness and bullying, according to a survey by the Guardian’s higher education network.

More than half of UK university staff questioned by the network said recent policy changes such as the introduction of the research excellence framework – a new process for measuring the quality of academic research – had fuelled campus bullying.

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Bird-feather counting: small result when the feathers fly

The Guardian Unlimited - Tue, 16/12/2014 - 06:50
Bird-feather counters exhibited pluck, but had little to show for their exacting and tedious work Continue reading...
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Councils 'turn homeless teens away'

BBC - Tue, 16/12/2014 - 02:03
Children are ending up sleeping rough because local authorities are failing in their duty to protect them, says a charity.
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School exam appeals drop

BBC - Tue, 16/12/2014 - 00:44
There is a large drop in the number of appeals to the Scottish exams agency after a major change to the system.
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How can schools support students who aren't facing a merry Christmas?

The Guardian Unlimited - Mon, 15/12/2014 - 17:00

Not all pupils will be looking forward to Christmas – whether that’s due to financial difficulties or family problems. Lucy Ward explores how teachers can balance festivity with sensitivity

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How to teach … Christmas carols and festive songs

The Guardian Unlimited - Mon, 15/12/2014 - 16:00

The Muppets, festive alphabets and snowmen marches – there are plenty of ways to bring the sound of music into your Christmas classroom

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Spelman College suspends Bill Cosby ties over sex abuse controversy

The Guardian Unlimited - Mon, 15/12/2014 - 14:41
  • Comedian had given university its largest single donation of $20m
  • School faced pressure from students and other universities
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Hague backs UK university soft power

BBC - Mon, 15/12/2014 - 13:25
William Hague says universities deliver global influence
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Five reasons why the REF is not fit for purpose‬‬‬

The Guardian Unlimited - Mon, 15/12/2014 - 11:09

The results of the research excellence framework will be published on Thursday. Derek Sayer explains why he believes the whole exercise is deeply flawed

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Year-abroad students say universities don't offer enough support

The Guardian Unlimited - Mon, 15/12/2014 - 10:37

UK universities ‘are ignoring the pleas’ of anxious students on exchange programmes

Erasmus, the student exchange scheme for the EU, celebrated a record number of participants this year and launched its expanded Erasmus+ programme. But despite the popularity of international study, some students say universities are providing insufficient mental health support to those living abroad.

For many modern languages courses, the year abroad is obligatory – but it can come with little or no information on wellbeing or mental health services.

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Pride and prejudice in the UK - video

The Guardian Unlimited - Mon, 15/12/2014 - 10:22
According to the 2013 NatCen British Social Attitudes survey, almost a third of British people report that they have some feelings of racial prejudice. A recent Guardian event discussed what racism looks like in the UK today. The debate was chaired by the Guardian's Hugh Muir and he was joined by panelists from academia and the media. Here's the highlights

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After school scheme for poor pupils

BBC - Mon, 15/12/2014 - 09:31
Pupils from poorer backgrounds will be helped to pursue interests outside of school hours in a new scheme.
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Shiny Appy Children

The Guardian Unlimited - Mon, 15/12/2014 - 07:37

Current research suggests that the interactivity that makes children’s apps and digital books so exciting may be disrupting traditional literacy development. But do storyapps offer important benefits? Natalia Kucirkova investigates

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Unpaid internships rig the system. Curb them, now

The Guardian Unlimited - Mon, 15/12/2014 - 07:00
Labour could end the spectacle of young people half-killing themselves to get a foot in the door Continue reading...






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Catholics demand apology after Ofsted makes 'unsubstantiated' extremism claim against school

Telegraph - Mon, 15/12/2014 - 06:00
The Catholic Education Service criticises Ofsted over rules to promote "Britishness" in the classroom, claiming it has led to a comprehensive being unfairly downgraded






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Tories will slash school spending, Liberal Democrats claim

The Guardian Unlimited - Mon, 15/12/2014 - 00:04
David Laws says £13.3bn cut to education budget ‘would have a profound impact on the life chances of children’ Continue reading...






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League table triumph for school local Tories wanted closed

The Guardian Unlimited - Sun, 14/12/2014 - 22:43

Sulivan primary in Fulham which faced extinction to make way for a Boris Johnson-backed free school is one of the capital’s top performers

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Why the white working class are unlucky

The Guardian Unlimited - Sun, 14/12/2014 - 18:30

When I was at school, the poor white boys thought they had a future – but they were wrong. What happened?

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