'No figures' on child exploitation

BBC - Mon, 20/04/2015 - 18:20
A BBC Scotland investigation reveals that Police Scotland does not collate or hold specific figures on child sexual exploitation.
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Rough hustings

The Guardian Unlimited - Mon, 20/04/2015 - 18:00

When democratic intentions don’t quite go to plan

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Nick Clegg: I want Lib Dem Education Secretary and no more 'zany Gove gimmicks'

Telegraph - Mon, 20/04/2015 - 17:11
Liberal Democrat leader says he has "wasted time" dealing with the Conservatives on education and wants a Lib Dem Education Secretary in any new coalition







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How to teach … running

The Guardian Unlimited - Mon, 20/04/2015 - 17:00

As the London Marathon approaches, teachers have the perfect chance to introduce students to running. Here’s how to get off on the right foot

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General Election 2015: Lib Dems to target control of Department for Education in future coalition, says Nick Clegg

The Independent - Mon, 20/04/2015 - 16:24

Control of the Department for Education could be one of the key Liberal Democrat demands in any future coalition, Nick Clegg has suggested.









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Charging ahead on girls' education without grassroots support?

The Guardian Unlimited - Mon, 20/04/2015 - 15:27

High-level global education project Charge aims to tackle the second generation of girls’ education issues. But have local groups been included enough?

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Revision? Just go to the movies, teachers say

Telegraph - Mon, 20/04/2015 - 15:21
Students should schedule some down time to make sure they are able to keep going during the long revision period, experts say







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UCL and Soas staff tell their universities to divest from fossil fuels

The Guardian Unlimited - Mon, 20/04/2015 - 14:54

More than 200 staff write to boards of universities calling for them to send a signal and ensure investments are in line with institutional values

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Republicans who limit what medical students can learn doom us to stupid doctors

The Guardian Unlimited - Mon, 20/04/2015 - 12:15

Some legislators want to keep women from having abortions by prohibiting anyone from teaching doctors how to perform one

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General election: put your questions to David Laws

Telegraph - Mon, 20/04/2015 - 12:00
We give readers the chance to put questions to David Laws, Lib Dem Education spokesperson, in a live webchat on April 29. Take part here







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Students worldwide fight back against commercialisation of universities – in pictures

The Guardian Unlimited - Mon, 20/04/2015 - 11:57

Over recent months, academics and students in countries including Canada, the Netherlands and the UK have staged protests against funding cuts to courses, privatisation and precarious working conditions. We asked readers to share pictures of university protests and occupations taking place


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Is London's stranglehold on power a big turn-off for young voters?

The Guardian Unlimited - Mon, 20/04/2015 - 11:17

Many in the north feel like Westminster is too distant and doesn’t serve them. Regional devolution may help to re-engage them

“It’s a bit of a piss-take if you have an MP standing for your area but they actually live in a nice house across the park,” said a participant in a recent report on how to re-engage young people in politics. Few statements better sum up the us-and-them attitude that many have towards the Westminster elite.

Voter turnout among 18- to 24-year-olds is at a 50-year low, with the gap in participation between the youngest and oldest voters the widest in any advanced democracy, according to OECD data. Polls regularly throw up alarming levels of dissatisfaction with the political elite – only 14% of young people feel their voice is heard at all. Among students, 87% don’t feel represented and over half say they have no faith in the current UK political system.

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How can we use student feedback to improve learning and teaching? Conference submissions invited

Higher Education Academy - Mon, 20/04/2015 - 09:18
Monday, 20 April, 2015

The HEA is inviting submissions for its annual Surveys for Enhancement Conference, which takes place in London on 4 June 2015.

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Small rural schools warn of closure fears because of unfunded costs

The Guardian Unlimited - Mon, 20/04/2015 - 07:29
Schools with tiny rolls often have high reputations, but some are under threat from costs they cannot absorb

Mark Squires, headteacher of Selside school in Cumbria, is worried about his school’s finances. Running in deficit is a problem for any school: for a small one such as his, of just 78 children, with limited financial wiggle room, it can feel like a disaster.

Among the various new troubles this year is the free school meals policy – some of the funds meant for education instead went on a new dishwasher. The school didn’t offer dinners before the introduction of universal infant free school meals last September, and without a dishwasher on site, serving hot food would have been impossible.

‘The local authority will say, we have no plans to close small schools. But they don’t need to plan it’

If we think, we’ll lose a teacher, and end up with three age groups in each class, standards will drop

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Lib Dems plan to set up independent education standards authority

The Guardian Unlimited - Mon, 20/04/2015 - 00:06

Michael Gove’s tenure as education secretary attacked by Nick Clegg, who says he wants to ‘keep politics out of the classroom’

The Liberal Democrats have launched a renewed attack on the government chief whip Michael Gove’s record while he was education secretary, setting out plans to block “micro-interventions” by ministers by establishing an independent educational standards authority.

The policy is part of a five-point plan which will be outlined by the party’s leader Nick Clegg during a visit to a school in the key Lib Dem marginal seat of St Austell and Newquay, Cornwall, on Monday.

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'Sharp rise' in number of school girls with emotional issues

Telegraph - Mon, 20/04/2015 - 00:01
New research reveals a 55 per cent rise over 5 years in the number of girls experiencing emotional problems suggesting more needs to be done to address the issue







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General Election 2015: Students being put off voting for Lib Dems over tuition fees U-turn

The Independent - Mon, 20/04/2015 - 00:00

More than half of final year undergraduates say they would never vote Liberal Democrat because of its U-turn on tuition fees which saw charges rise to £9,000 a year, a new poll of more than 13,000 students has found.









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Is your child sitting uncomfortably? Then we’ll begin

The Guardian Unlimited - Sun, 19/04/2015 - 17:30
Those hard stacking chairs found in classrooms across the country may be giving schoolchildren bad backs. So one woman is campaigning to make lessons less painful Continue reading...







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The innovators: matching autistic people with jobs needing special skills

The Guardian Unlimited - Sun, 19/04/2015 - 14:03

Where often the normal recruitment process can fail, Specialisterne helps place people with autism into firms that need workers with a keen eye for detail

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'History is too often a sanitised version of patriotic victories in textbooks'

The Guardian Unlimited - Sun, 19/04/2015 - 08:00

Teacher Cameron Paterson believes shielding students from the past infantalises their learning, which is why his field trips include the Killing Fields in Cambodia

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