IPCC investigates alleged student assaults during tuition-fee protest

The Guardian Unlimited - Mon, 26/01/2015 - 14:28
10 Warwick University students lodged complaints against West Midlands police and alleged ‘dangerous’ use of CS spray Continue reading...






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Boy excluded for insulting head teacher's hair on Facebook

Telegraph - Mon, 26/01/2015 - 13:33
Jordan Ford banned from Bristol academy for commenting on picture of head teacher's dyed hair after being told red mohican 'unacceptable for school'






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How to find your first teaching job

The Guardian Unlimited - Mon, 26/01/2015 - 10:22

Teaching isn’t the most competitive of graduate job markets, but it can still be challenging to find the right school for you

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Siblings in care 'forced apart'

BBC - Mon, 26/01/2015 - 09:58
Over a third of children in care who have siblings are having to live apart from any of them, suggests research by a children's charity.
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Risk Wise: Nine Everyday Adventures review – required reading for the education secretary

The Guardian Unlimited - Mon, 26/01/2015 - 09:00
Polly Morland offers acute insights into our dangerous habit of trying to eliminate all risk from our lives Continue reading...






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Green party’s education policies are outdated and ‘total madness’ – Labour

The Guardian Unlimited - Mon, 26/01/2015 - 07:00
Shadow education secretary Tristram Hunt criticises party’s approach such as delay of school starting age, as a ‘throwback to the 70s’

The Green party’s education policies are “total madness” and a “flashback to the 1970s” that would most hurt the disadvantaged, says shadow education secretary Tristram Hunt, in a full-throated attack that suggests Labour is concerned at the Greens’ recent opinion poll improvement.

In an interview with the Guardian, Labour’s Hunt said scrutiny of the Greens’ education policies revealed them to be attempting to turn back the clock on policies such as school improvement and accountability that had proven to be successful in state schools in England.

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Policies for improving schools had ‘no effect’, finds parliamentary inquiry

The Guardian Unlimited - Sun, 25/01/2015 - 21:47
Committee says impact of coalition’s multibillion pound converter academy programme for raising performance in England is ‘inconclusive’ Continue reading...






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Labour 'to pledge to cut tuition fees by a third'

Telegraph - Sun, 25/01/2015 - 20:15
Mr Miliband said to be considering whether to replace the current way of funding student loans with a tax on new graduates






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Can Labour pay for university fee cut?

BBC - Sun, 25/01/2015 - 19:33
Labour leader Ed Miliband favours cutting the maximum university fees for students from £9,000 to £6,000, the BBC understands.
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Gwynne Lewis obituary

The Guardian Unlimited - Sun, 25/01/2015 - 18:20
Historian whose books on the French Revolution emphasised social tensions as the root cause of the uprising Continue reading...






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Duke of Wellington and Napoleon to finally meet at Waterloo exhibition

The Guardian Unlimited - Sun, 25/01/2015 - 17:34
Shared Destinies event is one among many exhibits planned across Europe to mark Battle of Waterloo’s bicentenary Continue reading...






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Majority of UK’s most influential had independent school education – survey

The Guardian Unlimited - Sun, 25/01/2015 - 15:57
Debrett’s 500 list reveals more than 40% went to fee-paying schools, confirming lack of diversity and showing trend of Britain becoming ‘less meritocratic’ Continue reading...






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Nicole Pisani quits top London restaurant to make school dinners

The Guardian Unlimited - Sun, 25/01/2015 - 12:49
Chef who made her name in Yotam Ottolenghi’s Soho restaurant to serve up lunch for 500 students on a budget of 92p a child

• Yotam Ottolenghi’s recipes
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Student loans: the real cost could be £40,000 more than official estimates

Telegraph - Sun, 25/01/2015 - 08:15
Calculations used by the Government to estimate the cost of long-terms loans could be wildly optimistic, with students paying more in real life






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Even with classes of 70 to 100, behaviour is better in Uganda than the UK

The Guardian Unlimited - Sun, 25/01/2015 - 08:00

Teacher Emmanuel Okiria talks about what it’s like to teach in Uganda and the lessons he’s learned from taking part in an international exchange programme

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Private schools achieve greater A-level success

Telegraph - Sun, 25/01/2015 - 07:30
Pupils from fee-paying schools achieve almost 30 per cent of all A* grades despite forming just 13.6 per cent of all A-level entries raising questions over the education opportunities on offer to the vast majority of children.






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£2.9bn child support 'uncollectable'

BBC - Sun, 25/01/2015 - 06:47
Billions of pounds owed in child maintenance may never be recovered, government accounts show - though ministers say the debts are not "forgotten".
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Last witnesses of the Holocaust

BBC - Sun, 25/01/2015 - 01:30
Holocaust survivors hand on their stories to school pupils
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Comic studies growing as a major educational discipline, claims Dutch professor

The Independent - Sun, 25/01/2015 - 00:00

Once considered the exclusive preserve of children and hardcore fanatics, comics have become such an important form of mainstream entertainment that they are “gathering steam” as an academic discipline, according to the Oxford Art Journal.








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VIDEO: Should spelling be simplified?

BBC - Sat, 24/01/2015 - 08:30
The English Spelling Society is drawing up a list of proposals to make it easier for children to learn to spell, including removing silent letters.
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