VIDEO: Do education spending promises add up?

BBC - Wed, 15/04/2015 - 22:49
The biggest Westminster parties have now all set out their plans for funding education in England after the general election.
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Why are so many teachers quitting the classroom?

The Independent - Wed, 15/04/2015 - 21:15

THE FOCUS ON EXAM RESULTS









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What are so many teachers quitting the classroom?

The Independent - Wed, 15/04/2015 - 21:15

THE FOCUS ON EXAM RESULTS









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Our art schools have become finishing schools for a wealthy few

The Guardian Unlimited - Wed, 15/04/2015 - 20:00
If we value our culture, we must not price it out of the reach of our young people Continue reading...







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This is ginger nuts! Natural redhead banned from school for having hair that's too bright

Telegraph - Wed, 15/04/2015 - 17:58
Auburn-haired pupil Emily Reay, 17, is told her hair colour is inappropriate and she is barred from lessons until she changes her appearance







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National offer day: will your child get their first choice primary school?

Telegraph - Wed, 15/04/2015 - 17:44
Anxious parents across England are waiting to find out if children will get a place at their first choice school, as experts warn of a "crisis" in school places







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Primary school places in England 'near breaking point'

The Guardian Unlimited - Wed, 15/04/2015 - 17:23

Parents forced to juggle long commutes or split siblings between schools as supply fails to keep up with demand, say headteachers

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Clegg: It's Salmond, Farage or me

BBC - Wed, 15/04/2015 - 16:12
Nick Clegg says no party will win an outright election victory and claims only the Lib Dems can stop a "lurch to the extremes".
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University of Arts sit-in ends

BBC - Wed, 15/04/2015 - 12:59
Students occupying part of University of the Arts, London, have been instructed to end their four week sit-in by the High Court.
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VIDEO: Cheating teachers jailed for 7 years

BBC - Wed, 15/04/2015 - 11:49
A group of former teachers and school administrators in Atlanta, Georgia are jailed for up to seven years for their involvement in a test cheating scandal.
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Sixth form shake-up plans go ahead

BBC - Wed, 15/04/2015 - 11:25
Proposed changes to sixth form education in Pembrokeshire will go ahead after a bid stop them fails.
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Edinburgh University on course to divest from coal and tar sands

The Guardian Unlimited - Wed, 15/04/2015 - 11:06

Senior university management recommend ditching funds in coal and tar sands companies ahead of a final decision in May

The University of Edinburgh is expected to divest its £292m endowment from coal and tar sands companies following a recommendation from senior management on Tuesday.

Student representatives were informed of the response from the Central Management Group ahead of the final decision, which will be announced in May.

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Is education making the grade in your part of the world?

The Guardian Unlimited - Wed, 15/04/2015 - 10:49

As new development targets switch the world’s focus from getting more children into school to the quality of tuition they receive once there, we’re looking for a show of hands. What is education delivery like where you live?

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Who should pay for university education?

The Guardian Unlimited - Wed, 15/04/2015 - 09:57

The tuition fees debate looks set to roll on in the next parliament. But does anyone have a workable solution?

Higher education is often an election hot potato, and this year is no exception. Ed Milliband’s pledge to reduce the tuition fee cap to £6,000 has rattled cages, with some arguing that it is a step in the wrong direction, and others that it doesn’t go far enough.

There may never be consensus, but does anyone have a workable solution to higher education’s ongoing funding headache?

Related: Virgin voters: students react to Labour's £6,000 tuition fee pledge

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Top universities for accommodation

Telegraph - Wed, 15/04/2015 - 09:21
Nominations are in for the best universities for accommodation according to students - did your university make the list?







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How technology is changing speech and language therapy

The Guardian Unlimited - Wed, 15/04/2015 - 09:09

From robots that play peekaboo, to speech recognition software that analyses TV shows, tech is being used to aid human communication

Speech and communication skills are at the heart of human relationships – without them we couldn’t share ideas and emotions. But technology is carving out a special role in boosting those skills. Pioneering research shows just how machines are helping people to make themselves understood.

High-intensity stimulation through images, words and sounds is given to kick-start damaged nerve systems

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General election: put your questions to Nicky Morgan

Telegraph - Wed, 15/04/2015 - 09:00
We gave readers the chance to put questions to Nicky Morgan, the Education Secretary, in a live webchat. Replay it here







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'Those sitting on wealth and power aren't going to stand aside and do the right thing'

The Guardian Unlimited - Wed, 15/04/2015 - 08:00

Why is the gap between rich and poor growing despite rises in GDP? Do benefits help? Does aid work? Eight experts answer these and other questions from the big inequality debate

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