#OccupyPlayGround: police used teargas on our children, but for now we celebrate the win

The Guardian Unlimited - Tue, 20/01/2015 - 17:40

Kenyan activist Boniface Mwangi joined pupils at a Nairobi primary school who defied riot police firing teargas to reclaim their sports field

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What questions are teachers asked at interview? – readers' tips

The Guardian Unlimited - Tue, 20/01/2015 - 17:23

Applying for a teaching job? Browse our readers’ tips to find out what questions they’ve faced in interviews
Top 10 questions headteachers ask candidates

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DNA matches not possible for remains believed to be missing Mexico students’

The Guardian Unlimited - Tue, 20/01/2015 - 17:09

Forensic scientists in Austria say ‘excessive heat’ damaged DNA in teeth and bones of 17 sets of remains, Mexico attorney general’s office reports

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More US campus police officers now carry guns, report finds

The Guardian Unlimited - Tue, 20/01/2015 - 16:31

Justice department finds says about two thirds of public and private campuses used armed officers during the 2011-12 school year

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Hundreds of school staff 'suspended'

BBC - Tue, 20/01/2015 - 16:13
Schools have suspended hundreds of teachers and support staff amid confusion over child protection rules, say unions.
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Students condemn 'green league boycott'

The Guardian Unlimited - Tue, 20/01/2015 - 15:21

Eco-friendly students in Warwick and Glasgow protest after a number of universities fail to take part in green rankings

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Food for thought

The Guardian Unlimited - Tue, 20/01/2015 - 14:37

What is the answer to the cost of living crisis?

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Obama's free college plan doesn't yet answer the question: is the education worth the cost?

The Guardian Unlimited - Tue, 20/01/2015 - 13:43

Obama’s plan to make community college free will please students and unions. But will the ‘dropout mills’ change how competitive US students really are?

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Concerns about parenting in poorer families 'misplaced'

Telegraph - Tue, 20/01/2015 - 12:04
A new study suggests that less well-off parents are just as likely to help their children with homework as those from wealthier backgrounds






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Stuart Kerner sex case: parents withdraw children from school run by 'groomed' teacher's wife

Telegraph - Tue, 20/01/2015 - 11:57
Acting head teacher Katherine Kerner is on 'enforced leave' from Wyborne Primary School in Greenwich after her husband was convicted of having sex with a pupil at another school






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Student housing: what you need to know as a guarantor

The Guardian Unlimited - Tue, 20/01/2015 - 10:20

Students are increasingly required to provide guarantors when they rent a house. If you’re asked to be one, here’s what you need to know

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Warning issued as '63 million teenagers out of school'

Telegraph - Tue, 20/01/2015 - 09:27
A report has revealed that there has been almost no progress in reducing the global number of children out of school since 2007






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How green is my university?

The Guardian Unlimited - Tue, 20/01/2015 - 07:40

Plymouth tops People & Planet ‘green league’ – but nearly half of universities boycott annual environmental table

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Universities worry about fallout from research ranking

The Guardian Unlimited - Tue, 20/01/2015 - 07:30
As universities congratulate themselves on their ratings in the Research Excellence Framework, there are fears that subjects such as modern languages may end up losing out

It took six years and cost around £60m – yet the recent attempt to sort world-class from mediocre research in UK universities appeared remarkably undiscriminating. At least that seemed the case when results of the Research Excellence Framework (REF) were published last month.

University websites wallowed in self-congratulation in the wake of the REF, where experts assessed research in 36 subject areas, looking at quality, the infrastructure that supported it, and its impact on the outside world. By lunchtime on results day, one observer had counted 14 universities tweeting that they were in the top 10.

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Top Ofsted rating for many SEN schools – so why aren’t we trumpeting success?

The Guardian Unlimited - Tue, 20/01/2015 - 07:20

Parents of special needs children wonder whether higher grades are the result of lower Ofsted expectations

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Child protection checks 'blinkered'

BBC - Tue, 20/01/2015 - 04:24
Ofsted needs a broader approach to inspecting child protection services, say council leaders.
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Poland is leading the way for England's schools, Education Secretary says

Telegraph - Mon, 19/01/2015 - 22:00
Nicky Morgan, the Education Secretary, says that Coalition's education reforms have been heavily influenced by the approach in Poland after it leapt up international rankings






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Raif Badawi Exclusive: Nobel Laureates urge Saudi academics to condemn flogging of writer jailed for daring to criticise clerics

The Independent - Mon, 19/01/2015 - 21:51

The international outcry over  restrictions on freedom of speech in Saudi Arabia escalated last night as an array of Nobel prizewinners published an open letter calling on the country’s academics to condemn the public flogging of the blogger Raif Badawi.








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King’s College London ditches 'pretentious' rebrand after student anger

The Independent - Mon, 19/01/2015 - 21:12

Every so often, a venerable institution decides to spruce up its image, only for things to go expensively awry.


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OECD: Little evidence to show that the money being spent on education reforms is working

The Independent - Mon, 19/01/2015 - 20:06

Millions of pounds are being spent on education reforms in the UK without effective evaluation as to whether they are working, according to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.








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